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?
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
Manicures and Pedicures
My mother-in-law treated me to a manicure/pedicure last Saturday. We're going to a ritzy wedding in Boston, and this treat was both to prepare for that and to celebrate my birthday (which is in the fall, but not this month. It was very dear of... Read more
Thursday done. . . so glad it's Friday!
Yesterday was co-op. We went to the orthodontist for my daughter first. On the way home, I stopped for breath mints at the store (so if anyone had really bad breath in choir, I'd have something on hand!!) My four-year-old proceeded to make an... Read more
Another full day!
Good walk/jog with kids. 3 miles. Less fussing from non- runners toward end of route. I think we're almost ready for Boston and the Freedom Trail!
Must try suits on boys in a.m. So if they don't fit I can bum a different size off a frien... Read more
Here are my thoughts from Week 4 of the Sweet Tooth Challenge:
When I log my intake, I tend to be moderate. When I don't log, I binge. (Is logging a life-time sustainable habit?). (Yes probably, if I cut back on some other aspects of Spar... Read more
Anger Busting Challenge
Today is day 2 of my resolution to lay aside anger permanently. I backed off on some goals in order to have more realistic expectations of myself, my husband and my children. Sweet success! Praise The Lord!... Read more
Well, I must say that my Spark Coach trial ran out and I no longer have access to SparkCoach. They must give a certain number of uses, not just a certain number of days. It was fun while it lasted, but I don't think it will be worth the money ... Read more
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