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Tuesday, May 08, 2012      4 comments

I am really struggling right now with this weight loss thing!! Found a book I have had for a long time - "Gentle Eating", a different approach to weight loss. The author is a favorite of mine - Stephen Arterburn - His first premise: W... Read more


Saturday, April 28, 2012      1 comments

There are many wonderful challenges here on SparkPeople! I have joined a few, but somehow find it hard to continue and complete. I really do want to - I was a single parent and worked at a company for 30 years - retired - and 6 years ago... Read more

Today's Walk

Friday, April 20, 2012      1 comments

This morning I walked down to the post office to return an item to It was cool so left on my sweatshirt. I stopped at the bead store and picked up some red beads to work on a beaded red rose - have not made beaded flowers for many ... Read more

Yesterday was Good!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012      1 comments

I had a good visit with friend, Elaine, yesterday - and she brought a friend. Diana is a member of the Yurok Indian tribe located in Northern California. Diana brought a couple of pieces of beaded jewelry that she has made. Diana is goi... Read more

Outsmarting the Grocery Store

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      1 comments

Just read an article about "outsmarting" the grocery store. Now that my income has shrunk by about 40% - I am now finally and really retired - have had to redo my budget. And, groceries is one of the more flexible items. So, I go with a... Read more

Back on Track

Monday, March 26, 2012      1 comments

Have done better the past few days - got to the club and did some shopping!! Wearing my trusty pedometer I have upped the number of steps each day. My son teases me tho - telling me that I am still "sedentary". (I don't feel sedentary ... Read more

Life of Troubles

Sunday, March 25, 2012      0 comments

Am watching a cute movie on - The Whale of August, starring Bette Davis and Lillian Gish with Ann Southern. Just heard a great quote: "Half of life is troubles, and the other half is getting over them!" I think I like the "g... Read more

Walk Around the Block

Sunday, March 25, 2012      1 comments

Friday I took a short walk in our neighborhood. This time I remembered my camera and took a few snapshots to share. Out the front door - this is the entry way to our apartment and the house across the street. There are some beautiful olde... Read more

Days Lost - But Not the Year

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      1 comments

I feel like I have really lost ground this past week. Have not been to the club for a few days - and walked outside only one day. I did a little yard cleanup, but it is still to early here to do very much. So my trusty pedometer has not racke... Read more


Saturday, March 10, 2012      0 comments

Just read a devotional for today entitled "Motivation Matters". Think about the level of excitement and motivation that comes with things that are beginnings, new relationships, new exercise routines. But, over time that sense of... Read more

Another Week

Monday, March 05, 2012      1 comments

Did not get to the club this past week as often as I had planned - but will do better this week. Want to get different headphones for my MP3 player - the ones I have are the cheap ones that came with it and they just do not stay on very well. ... Read more

The Club

Tuesday, February 28, 2012      1 comments

Well, my trips to the 24-Hour Fitness Club are slowly beginning to pay off! Have lost about a pound and am feeling so much more energetic. I have been spending only about 30 minutes there about 3 or 4 times a week for the past month, so it is ... Read more


Tuesday, January 24, 2012      1 comments

Have been reading some articles here about being sugar free - found some really good suggestions. And, I have found some that will work for me. I have started drinking more water!! YEAH!! Have a pink hob-nail glass that I love - fill it with ... Read more

Kathi's Birthday

Monday, January 23, 2012      1 comments

Tomorrow is my daughter's birthday - she will be 48!! Whoo!! Where did those years go?? I called her yesterday to see if I could take her out for lunch - we have not been to our favorite Chinese restaurant for a long time!! But, she is o... Read more

A New Year!

Saturday, December 31, 2011      0 comments

I had such good intentions and good goals for this past year, and somehow life just got in the way! A couple of unexpected events. First my older daughter, Vicki, is now in a long-term health care facility near her home in Salem. Still ... Read more

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