KAREN608's Blogs

Climbing back on the wagon...once again
Tuesday, July 09, 2019      8 comments

Even though I had a set back with eating improperly, I am back counting calories and making an effort to move more. It has been the worst coldest winter then the hottest summer but ...can't use that as an excuse. The rain means keeping... Read more
Saw a scale change, finally.
Friday, August 24, 2018      7 comments

I have had my ups and downs sticking with a sensible eating plan. I stayed on it lost weight, then got careless and gained four pounds. But instead of giving up, i dusted myself off and continued. I lost the regained weight and finally... Read more
Half the calories, twice the price. Low carb tortillas
Wednesday, June 13, 2018      5 comments

I found low calorie and low carb tortillas at my local store but they cost twice the normal ones. Why is this? The fall I had last month is still having some effect on my leg but not too much and it is healing. My weight isn't down b... Read more
Fell down. Ouch. One little rock.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018      8 comments

It amazed me how one little rock on a smooth cement sidewalk could change my life for weeks afterward. It was a lovely cool, sunny morning just after seven. Strolling along with plans for the day whirling in my mind, eyes seeing the new gr... Read more
Holding Steady: Wintry first half of April
Tuesday, April 17, 2018      5 comments

Winter held on for most of April past, but the ice and light snow did not persist long, letting me take some walks. My weight is the same, which is better than a gain. I think walking around the block, but up the hill south of here mi... Read more
Ice and a cold virus
Thursday, February 22, 2018      6 comments

Several times we had freezing rain, and more is coming. By Monday a good thaw, but one must use some ice melt to make walking safer for postal workers and for me to make it outside as well. Since Saturday a cold virus has had hold of me, co... Read more
Strange January Thunderstorm and lost a bit more weight
Sunday, January 21, 2018      3 comments

It warmed up, and tonight a thunderstorm arrived in the night. Nothing wakes me up faster than lightning and thunder, but I was thrilled to hear it. I wanted to video it, but as soon as it started, the lightning went away. The rains continue. Ve... Read more
December was my restart month, finally.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      4 comments

For quite a few months, in my mind, I kicked around restarting my better eating habits and exercise. But my heart was not in it. Then sometime near the beginning of December, I started eating less, even though enjoying a holiday meal and so... Read more
To gobble or not to gobble?
Wednesday, November 22, 2017      7 comments

This year involves two full turkey dinners. The first was at church, in the evening. Yes, I made my tummy ache a bit, and had to sit up a few hours for everything to settle before bed. A couple of Tums, and then a fine night's rest with ... Read more
Tennis elbow without the tennis
Sunday, November 05, 2017      7 comments

The cold weather setting in quickly, and slowly working at yard cleanup, as tendon in right arm burning demanding me to baby it. Of course we google the symptoms and heed the advice to help it improve but chores don't want to wait too long... Read more
I live in a batty town
Sunday, August 20, 2017      8 comments

Yes, it is true, our town has an abundance of brown bats that in over twenty years, has not decreased. We still have lots of insects, but I don't know why with the bats supposedly eating tons of them to stay alive. It is a mystery. They fin... Read more
Tomato harvesting... for weeks
Friday, August 04, 2017      9 comments

I had planted various varieties of 'on sale' tomato plants, two to a spot, fairly close together to make good use of some of my limited yard space. Since end of July the abundant tomatoes are ripening, with few flaws, which was surprising. ... Read more
Down two pounds with no walking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017      6 comments

The scale did go down some this past month, two pounds. Since the heat index most days is 100, and very humid even in the mornings and evenings, venturing out isn't happening. I do water my tomato plants that for the most part are doing wel... Read more
The Same weight, heat wave
Wednesday, June 14, 2017      7 comments

It had not rained for many weeks but storms today, not a lot of rain, a tenth or so. I had put in lifetime plastic slightly raised beds and put in onions and garlic. Onions doing well, garlic I may have to leave till next year if they don't do b... Read more
Still the same
Friday, April 07, 2017      7 comments

Haven't hunkered down so still at same weight. I am walking a bit more, but have a big list of chores that is so long and detailed, I will have a lot of items to do and check off around this homestead. Decided to make more veggie based meal... Read more

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