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A Prayer
Thursday, April 15, 2021      7 comments

Dear God, There are many people in my heart and on my mind--friends, family and SP. It's sunset and in the New Testament, Jesus would welcome people and would heal the wounded. As the day settles, I lift the people in my life who I promis... Read more
Staying Focused
Wednesday, April 14, 2021      4 comments

These beautiful spring days in the midwest are perfect for working out. I have been spending three to four hours a day doing manual labor around the yard. Instead of just wanting to get a job done, I am trying to remain methodical and not cut... Read more
Reflection from yesterday's blog and the responses
Wednesday, April 07, 2021      5 comments

Well, Cheri, Diane, Jeannie and Katie, you put a lot "on my plate" to think about. Your questions and reflections are excellent. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. Jeannie, at my highest I was 220 and that was probably six years ago. A... Read more
How do you know for sure if you are eating enough for the calories being burned?
Tuesday, April 06, 2021      7 comments

Now with the warmer weather, I am spending a lot more time outside. Walking has gone from around 4,000 steps a day to about 11,000 steps. Doing yard work makes up about four hours of my day. Drinking 8+ glasses of water is easy with the warme... Read more
Spring Reflection: What we learned in childhood, we don't have to keep doing
Sunday, April 04, 2021      6 comments

Today is an important holiday -- Easter -- The Resurrection of Jesus This is my 64th Easter celebration though the earlier ones I don't recall. I vaguely remember hunting for Easter eggs and I recall shopping for Easter dresses and rubber ... Read more
Vaccination / The 5% Spring Challenge Begins Tomorrow / Holy Week
Friday, April 02, 2021      3 comments

With a wonderful group of others, we are taking the plunge of the 5% weight loss challenge. What a gift to have team members who are all aspiring to become healthier and to support one another. Taking the challenge one day at a time is a goal ... Read more
Obedience Lesson #3
Saturday, March 27, 2021      1 comments

The reason for my being behind in writing about lesson three is that my darling Muffin got really spooked the other day. I was vacuuming and all I saw was a feline tail jumping from one end of my desk to the other. It wasn't until at least ten... Read more
Obedience Training: 2nd Lesson
Monday, March 15, 2021      11 comments

Billie was something else--before class and during. I let her out to play and she came back full of mud. So before we left for class, she got a ba... Read more
Obedience Training: 1st Lesson
Wednesday, March 10, 2021      6 comments

The first gathering was an orientation and only three of the dogs came with their owners. Billie so far is the only senior member of the group. For utter cuteness it was a Australian Shepherd. Those eyes saw everything and wanted to love ever... Read more
Is obedience training for dogs or owners?
Monday, March 08, 2021      5 comments

My beautiful beagle is somewhere between 4 and 6 years old, probably the latter. She has never learned "come" when called unless she is ready. Typical stubborn beagle. She knows the command "leave it" but instantly becomes deaf when those wor... Read more
Having "It" Together
Saturday, February 27, 2021      6 comments

In my 20's, I was one of those that wished I had the wisdom of someone much older--they seemed to have it all together. Now I think that people at my age, 60's, just cover it up better. OR they have learned to accept their foibles better. ... Read more
Don't Do It Alone
Monday, February 15, 2021      7 comments

I was seriously concerned that I couldn't keep myself from having a snack after dinner. What helped me last night was talking to a friend until later in the evening and not having my supper until much later -- after 6:30 p.m. Put off having br... Read more
No Evening Snacking
Sunday, February 14, 2021      4 comments

As part of a team (Amazing Under Dogs) committed to a 5% weight loss and for this week, No Evening Eats (NEE), I have my work cut out for me. I appreciated the advice on the team's guide sheet. Still have to try to psych myself up to commit t... Read more
Gratitude and Patience and Gentleness
Tuesday, February 09, 2021      9 comments

My weight dropped after a long struggle on a weight plateau. As I got on the scale and saw that the scale is consistently dropping, my first feeling is gratitude. I was very concerned that the scale wasn't budging and neither were the inches. ... Read more
Giving Away Power = Less energy, more cravings, and ill health
Monday, January 18, 2021      7 comments

Since July 26, I have been "spot on" and then about three weeks ago, an acquaintance sent me a gift. Along with the gift came non-stop communication about getting more product and be a rep. in order to sell enough products to get my supplies fr... Read more

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