Health in a microwave?
Thursday, August 22, 2013      7 comments

The past few days have been interesting; how to live in a motel for an extended period of time and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We are currently back in our Wi home town attempting to settle what to do about our home here which has been rented... Read more
For diabetics reversing diabetes
Sunday, August 11, 2013      6 comments

I have had my blood sugars under good control for about 6 months now with a combination of weight loss, diet and exercise. Yesterday afternoon I kept noticing I was extremely thirsty and checked my blood sugar and was somewhat dismayed to find ... Read more
Do We Make Time for Family?
Monday, August 05, 2013      4 comments

This weekend was a family weekend with activities revolving around family. We are fortunate enough to have two of our daughters and 12 of our grandchildren living in a neighboring city. Saturday was spent with the whole crew going to a baby de... Read more
Non Scale Victories!
Friday, August 02, 2013      12 comments

I am back off maintenance and attempting to lose just a few more pounds but am struggling a bit. I kept thinking there seemed to be less fat around my middle and I definitely couldn "pinch an inch";. Then this morning I decided to put it t... Read more
How active are you really?
Tuesday, July 30, 2013      10 comments

Spark has a rather complicated formula they use to calculate your calorie range. Everybody is assumed to be sedentary. However you can find out exactly how many calories you need by first determining if you are sedentary, light activity, moder... Read more
Taking care of yourself
Monday, July 29, 2013      8 comments

Yesterday I set some very unrealistic expectations or goals for the day. By the end of the day I was totally exhausted! Our power company has was they call "Smart Hours" where if you use power during peak hours you are heavily penalized by... Read more
Thursday, July 25, 2013      5 comments

We make many choices each day, both small and large and those choices will have an effect on our life Some of the large choices I have made lately have been: Deciding to move to Ar and making it a permament residence even though the home ... Read more
Cooking with a teen
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      5 comments

I wanted to take this way of letting you know how I appreciate your suggestions and they are good ones. Last week Megan decided to go pick green beans in the garden. They had been left a little too long but she stuck with it a picked every... Read more
Heart Healthy Deit for Teens
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      5 comments

Our thirteen year old grandaughter is staying with us and is supposed to be on a heart healthy diet. She has a heart murmer due to a defective pulmonic valve and last year she gained a lot of weight. I provide healthy meals such as my husband ... Read more
How accurate is your nutritional feedback?
Saturday, July 20, 2013      7 comments

One of my major goals for the next couple of months is to try to not just look at the calorie content and the amounts of carbohydrate, fat, and protein I'm eating but to also pay more attention to the daily requirements for vitamins and minerals... Read more
Why should I lose more weight?
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      9 comments

The summer 5% challenge starts in just about 11 days. If I join that challenge I will be committing myself to attempting to lose about 7 more pounds. Why would I want to do this after having already reached my goal weight? On thinking it over... Read more
Commitment: Summer 5% challenge
Monday, July 15, 2013      8 comments

I have enjoyed reaching my goal and I think I have found my maintenance program. Basically I went up to about 1350 calories a day and reduced my exercise to about 1 hour a day. However, I have decided I would like to try to lose another 5 or s... Read more
Addendum to previous blog about the woman's role!
Monday, July 08, 2013      6 comments

I think I gave the wrong impression; in no way was or am I responsible for all the work. For example, our children by the age of nine were doing the after dinner clean up chores and by 12 were doing all their own laundry. The family shared in ... Read more
A Woman's work?
Monday, July 08, 2013      10 comments

I posted in my status this morning that I had finished my outside chores and was ready to start on my traditional job as a wife and mother, making my home comfortable for my family. Are those words to start controversy? For 30 years I divi... Read more
Turtles and Tomatoes
Monday, July 01, 2013      7 comments

Those of you who read my blogs know my passion for gardening. First thing every morning I go out to see how my roses and other flowers are doing, eat breakfast, then go out to the vegetable garden. We were getting frustrated because each day w... Read more

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