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  • An Imperfect, Perfect Christmas

    12/26/2014 9:30:01 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    Colds and flu are to be expected this time of year, and our family is experiencing our share! Christmas Day, our middle daughter awoke with a 1... Read more

  • Resetting my Internal Clock

    12/14/2014 8:46:51 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    For close to thirty years, my alarm clock was set for 5:10 each weekday morning. I retired from teaching in June of 2013, and thought it might b... Read more

  • Game Plan for the Season of Overeating!

    12/1/2014 10:04:05 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    I looked back at my weight loss during November/December of last year... I was totally focused and distinctly remember going to parties and sippi... Read more

  • Life Long Learner

    11/25/2014 3:49:33 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    As a retired school teacher, I can fully appreciate the impact attitude has on a student's ability to succeed. I have taught gifted students who... Read more

  • The Gift of Each Day

    11/12/2014 7:49:42 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    Yesterday was a perfect fall day, one of those gifts that will be remembered once winter really settles in. Carole and I loaded our Tennessee Wa... Read more

  • Uphill/Downhill

    10/22/2014 9:23:05 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    Anyone who reads much of what I blog about here knows horses are an incredibly important part of my life. A year ago I got serious about losing... Read more

  • Record Rainfall

    10/14/2014 9:42:27 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    Torrential rains have preceded a cold front that has moved from Arkansas east to the Atlantic over the past few days. Last night and today, the ... Read more

  • Hmmm...

    10/10/2014 9:44:23 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    I am back to tracking my food, and have begun doing more traditional workouts like the treadmill along with my other usual daily physical activit... Read more

  • Discount Buying is Derailing Me!

    9/28/2014 9:40:46 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    For me, loving a bargain has recently proven detrimental to weight loss. Several months ago, I took advantage of a good deal on membership at on... Read more

  • Busy Retirement!

    9/21/2014 9:04:41 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    August marked the beginning of my second year of retirement, and my husband just ended his career in the lumber business begun by his grandfather... Read more

  • Feeling Discouraged

    9/19/2014 1:02:33 AM, by PRINCESSJESSICA

    I am feeling so discouraged about my health right now. Even though I haven't been dropping the weight, I still felt like I was doing ok. Obviou... Read more

  • Inside or Outside Cat?

    9/14/2014 10:30:02 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    Meet Lucy, the newest member of our family: After years without a cat, ... Read more

  • Mountain Getaway

    8/26/2014 10:20:54 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    My DH and I were invited by friends to spend a few days with them in Helen, Georgia. It is a small mountain town that has been transformed to lo... Read more

  • Caution: Weight Loss Side Effects!

    8/5/2014 5:14:10 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    I often laugh at the commercials for medicines when the announcer lists all the possible side effects... yet, I am discovering that weight loss ... Read more

  • Christmas in July

    7/20/2014 8:23:46 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    A few days ago, my six year old refrigerator quit working. After scrambling to get the freezer contents downstairs in the basemen... Read more

  • Autumn Tease in the Middle of Summer

    7/17/2014 4:11:27 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    North Georgia is experiencing a few days of incredibly low humidity and temps - unheard of in July! Today a good friend and I hauled our horses ... Read more

  • Sleeping Well after Online Shopping

    7/9/2014 9:33:49 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    Anytime I am contemplating a large purchase (or even small ones), I am obsessed with researching to gather all the facts and information I can to... Read more

  • Cleaning Out and Moving!

    7/7/2014 6:39:18 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    After more than 40 years in the lumber business, my husband is calling it quits. The land the lumber yard is on has been purchased by the city..... Read more

  • Bluebird Blues

    7/1/2014 8:53:03 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    Wild birds have long been an amazing source of enjoyment for me, with bluebirds at the top of the list. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, one ... Read more

  • Both Kinds of Friends

    6/25/2014 9:17:25 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    After spinning my wheels for about seven weeks, this week I have returned to harder workouts to get the scale moving downward again. My weight l... Read more

  • Back to Basics, Take #2!

    6/22/2014 10:37:59 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    Over the past seven weeks, my weight has gone up and down a few pounds, as I blogged about before. Right now I am hovering near the 180 mark - a... Read more

  • Flag Day Birthday

    6/14/2014 12:35:36 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    My mom turns 87 today - Flag Day. Since last August, she has been living in a memory care assisted living facility. Last June 15, the day after... Read more

  • Saddle Shopping

    6/6/2014 3:53:55 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    I needed a new saddle. Even though I had three in the tack room, none "fit" Ombre. My research told me that his shorter back required a saddle ... Read more

  • Home progress update!

    6/2/2014 12:36:50 AM, by TXGRANDMA

    We have been at our property now since May 9. Surely glad we had the pad made for the RV as the rain really softens the sandy ground out ther... Read more

  • The Month of May - Oh My!

    5/30/2014 8:18:40 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    May has been my least successful month since beginning serious weight loss last November. I have almost felt like I've had a split personality -... Read more

  • BOGOs

    5/18/2014 8:38:21 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    Those closest to me know how I LOVE a bargain! Some call me thrifty, while a select few have resorted to the "C" word - cheap! Regardless of wh... Read more

  • Very Blessed

    5/8/2014 12:02:54 PM, by LOVEANDPRAYER

    I am so happy so many prayers have been answered for friends and family people being healed, broken families healed, families restored, I am stil... Read more

  • Yearly Physical

    5/5/2014 10:45:26 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    Last week I had a complete physical done at my doctor's office. Today I went in to go over the results with him. He came in the room weari... Read more

  • Bathroom Remodel Finished - Almost!

    5/1/2014 1:38:39 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    With the exception of door knobs, one missing vanity pull, painting the outside of the window, and one piece of glass for the shower, the bathroo... Read more

  • Chattanooga Fun

    4/27/2014 10:16:38 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    Today Steve and I took our three year old grandson, Jett, to Chattanooga to TVA to see and ride Thomas the Train. His favorite thing to do was ... Read more

  • My Inspiration

    4/14/2014 10:14:26 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    This past weekend was spent celebrating our son's 32 birthday. Seventeen of us gathered at a restaurant on Saturday night; Sunday night we gril... Read more

  • Bathroom Remodel Update

    4/6/2014 7:41:36 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    Remodeling continues, and sharing the hall bathroom with my husband hasn't been a problem at all, especially since we never really have to be in ... Read more

  • Going Gaited!

    3/30/2014 6:43:33 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    This gorgeous Sunday, my husband and I traveled to Shelbyville, TN, epicenter of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed, to pick up my first ever gait... Read more

  • Keeping Good Company!

    3/24/2014 12:51:59 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    I noticed something interesting on my ranking on March fitness minutes on the Spark Activity Tracker report: All "Spark" Owners 1,322316)... Read more

  • So Long W!

    3/21/2014 8:27:55 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    One of the many rewards of losing weight is wearing smaller clothes. In October, when I got serious about weight loss, I was wearing a size 18W.... Read more

  • Bathroom Redo

    3/19/2014 8:18:03 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    On Monday, a long awaited project began - a total remodeling of our 25 year old master bathroom. It was built as part of a master bedroom addit... Read more

  • I NEED POP

    3/17/2014 8:33:58 AM, by PRINCESSJESSICA

    You know what? I have come to the conclusion that I need pop. That's just the kind of person I am. Not diet pop. Not carbonated fruity tastin... Read more

  • Mission Accomplished!

    3/13/2014 8:08:09 AM, by SJHARRIS53

    Although technically my weigh in day is still two days away, I just couldn't wait. My weight has not moved down in the past two weeks, even goin... Read more

  • OK, last attempt at a blog today! Updates on house......

    3/9/2014 11:50:23 PM, by TXGRANDMA

    I have started this blog twice so far, and lost it both times. The first time it was maddening because I had a lot of it done. So, here we go ... Read more

  • So Close!

    3/7/2014 1:32:45 PM, by SJHARRIS53

    I am one week away from ending my first 5% Challenge. I was really excited last Saturday when I weighed and had less than a pound to go to reach... Read more

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