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The Dog Bath
Saturday, September 14, 2019      3 comments

It had become very difficult to get down on the floor to bathe the dog so we decided to build a dog bath. It turned out beautifully. Gracie didn't even mind so much but she did get down and immediately roll in the's what dogs do.....L... Read more
Lights and flowers
Saturday, April 20, 2019      3 comments

It's fun to rearrange and add new elements. Picture... Read more
The Rock Garden Part 2
Sunday, March 03, 2019      2 comments

This is the front part of my garden. I'm thinking of adding ... Read more
2018 in review, 2019 plans
Friday, December 28, 2018      2 comments

This year started slowly with lots of frustration over not losing any weight. Sticking to the plan and seeing no results was almost a ticket to giving up. But In August I gave up all sugar and alcohol and amazingly the weight started coming off.... Read more
The Rock Garden
Sunday, October 14, 2018      13 comments

The final resting place of all the rocks that Larry and I collected over the years. Most were found while he was surveying and meandering through the countryside. ... Read more
Quick and Easy Meals
Thursday, August 30, 2018      4 comments

Taco Salad Sloppy Joes Baked Potato and veggies Scrambled Eggs with ham and cheese Pre-prepped quick meals Chef Salad Fried Rice Soup To be continued when I think of more ;-) Just a note...all my meals are low in sa... Read more
Measuring Day
Wednesday, August 01, 2018      1 comments

For the last year I have measured and weighed on the first of each month and tracked all the info. It was very discouraging today to look back over the last year and see that I have gained 5 pounds and gained inches in most areas of my body. I d... Read more
Successful drive!!
Friday, March 16, 2018      4 comments

Sounds petty but the drive to my daughters was a huge success. I did not mindlessly munch and felt pretty good when I got here. The task to pack, move and clean looks overwhelming but it will happen. And a perk was getting gas and then backing t... Read more
Broken Toe, Bursitis and Belly Buttons
Monday, January 01, 2018      3 comments

Last year started with severe bursitis in my right hip and me deciding to stay at home and try to get things healed up. It took months but the pain finally subsided a bit. During the year I managed to lose 15 pounds and help Gary to lose 15 also... Read more
Accomplishment challenge
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      4 comments

1. Had a successful confrontation with partner that was productive and meaningful. 2. Stopped eating at a restaurant when I was comfortably full and brought the rest home for lunch today!! 3. Managed a 40 minute walk despite having pro... Read more
The big Change-UP
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      1 comments

This week it was easy to change things up a bit. While caring for my daughter I managed to spend a lot of time outside dragging broken branches up to the very large burn pile and raking leaves to burn. I must admit I had a burn pile so big it lo... Read more
Friday, March 10, 2017      4 comments

The harder I try the "worser" I get. emoticon The moderation theme has me confuzzled!! I try to say no food... Read more
Digging Deeper
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      0 comments

It's easy to look at weight loss and come up with all the publicly approved reasons for needing to lose weight.....or wanting to lose would help my RA, good for my joints, I'll look better and have more energy for the family reunio... Read more
Why I Exercise
Monday, February 13, 2017      4 comments

I love doing Spark People video workouts!! They make me feel stronger and energized. I sleep better at night when I've had a good workout and also been up and active throughout the day. Moving is helping to keep my pain under control. On bad day... Read more
Backs and such
Saturday, February 04, 2017      1 comments

That figures!! Only 2 days into a good routine and the back has a mind of it's own. Yesterday I did some yoga to try to get it to calm down but it's worse today.......I think it secretly is not in the mood to watch the stupid football game tomor... Read more

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