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Reflections on my current exercise plan

Friday, November 20, 2015      4 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      2 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

Rollerblading

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

Homeschooling

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

Observations

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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