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Reflections on my current exercise plan

Friday, November 20, 2015      2 comments

My assignment for today in the challenge I'm taking is to blog about my current exercise plan. Today I felt happy to rollerblade with my children, because I was intent on soaking in the sunshine. I would have loved to have stopped and played a... Read more

Playground Freeze Tag

Monday, November 16, 2015      1 comments

Playground Freeze Tag EQUIPMENT NEEDED: A Playground with multiple climbing routes. Several people. (The more, the merrier!) RULES: One person is "it." That person may tag other people to "freeze" them. If all people are froze... Read more


Tuesday, November 03, 2015      0 comments

I love rollerblading while my kids bike with me. It gives me a sense of freedom and speed that is exhilarating. I rollerbladed to the voting station today. The time change threw me off. I need to keep an eye out for a good lighting system in... Read more

Fall and body image

Tuesday, October 27, 2015      6 comments

I love the fall! My daughter is struggling with body image. She slender and athletic, although not stick-thin. It is hard to know what to say to convince her she is a perfect size. Is my struggle to eat well and reach my goal weight hurting ... Read more

A Little Taste of Sugar

Monday, March 16, 2015      1 comments

Well, the no-sugar thing was going really well. From March 2nd all the way through March 13th, I had no sugar. There is no sugar for baking in the house, which is nice. I kept the honey and maple syrup, and I want to add a goal of limiting th... Read more

Sugar? No way!

Monday, March 02, 2015      3 comments

I want to avoid sugar because: 1. When I avoid sugar, I lose weight. 2. When I avoid sugar, I have more energy. 3. Sugar is expensive. 4. I want to set a good example for my children 5. I want to adopt a no-sugar li... Read more

Holiday Smoothie

Wednesday, December 03, 2014      4 comments

A lovely combination of flavors for those families who love year-round smoothies: a half bag of cranberries a can of pineapple with its 100% juice a banana or two (depending on sweetness preferences and blender size) a scoop or three ... Read more

Being Healthy or Losing Weight?

Tuesday, November 04, 2014      4 comments

I love it that so many people tell me that they don't mind if they lose weight or not, that they've chosen a healthy lifestyle so they feel better, have more energy, etc. I'm glad that this good attitude works, and that they're not worried if t... Read more


Tuesday, October 28, 2014      7 comments

My oldest sister visited last week with some of her children. She's been homeschooling for a decade more than I have, at least. I picked her brain on my stage of life. (I've got kids in middle school, elementary school, and pre-school.) She ... Read more

Shorter days and Pumpkin Soup

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      6 comments

A friend grew pumpkins this year and gave us some of their crop. I started processing the pumpkins yesterday: cut, scoop seeds and rinse them for roasting, bake the pumpkins, let cool, scoop the goo into containers for freezing. I made pumpkin... Read more

Happy Friday!

Friday, October 17, 2014      2 comments

Kids were up and going on their piano and school work today. I gave them the incentive of a walk to a playground at some distance if they could finish by noon, which they did with time to spare. It was warm and windy and I got my 32 minute jog... Read more

Sunday Evening Musings

Sunday, October 12, 2014      3 comments

Weight loss isn't going so bad right now. Every other area of my life feels out of control, though. It's a weird sensation, probably brought on by the extraordinary departure from routine this weekend. . .the Creation Day conference yesterday,... Read more


Monday, October 06, 2014      5 comments

1. Butternut squash is a really "cheap" food. Baked with apples (no sugar or butter), it's got a lot of flavor. You can have huge piles of it with very few calories. 2. Walking with a baby strapped on supposedly burns @ 100 calories eve... Read more

Oops. . .lost track!

Friday, October 03, 2014      2 comments

I think this must have been a more stressful week than I had anticipated. The kids balked at school all week, and we've had some glory moments, but few and far between. I lost sight of my goals and ate a half loaf of raisin bread with butter a... Read more

Boston Musings and Catching Up

Friday, September 26, 2014      4 comments

Things I learned from Boston: 1. A week away from logging calories worked for my plan, as long as I made sure I had 10,000 steps each day. That was tough on the days we were in the car all day! 2. Boson has hills. :) 3. God i... Read more

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