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Tuesday, June 02, 2020      1 comments

Today's challenge is like a treat for me. I love getting outside. Nature and fresh air revive me. So though I have been outside a few times today I plan to take my little Westie for a after dinner stroll around the neighborhood. Hopefully I can ... Read more
Exercise partner
Monday, June 01, 2020      4 comments

I have enjoyed having an walking partner for over 15 years. It definitely helps me get up and go when I would rather not. We have also become very good friends over this time. I have a new challenge, it has actually been giving me fits for ... Read more
Moderation in all Things
Monday, May 25, 2020      2 comments

When you’re given a box of candy, don’t gulp it all down; eat too much chocolate and you’ll make yourself sick; And when you find a friend, don’t outwear your welcome; show up at all hours and he’ll soon get fed up. Proverbs 25:16‭-‬17 MSG... Read more
excuse busting self talk
Saturday, May 16, 2020      3 comments

Probably my greatest excuse for not eating the best and not exercising is I'm tired and I don't want to cook or I'm tired I don't want to exercise. So here's my self talk. Girl, it takes no more energy to make an omelet than it does to driv... Read more
What is a Mantra (this is a Christian blog)
Monday, May 11, 2020      3 comments

Whenever I read about people using mantras a little part of me always flinches because that word comes from Hindu and Buddhist traditions. I believe those traditions to be idolatry and not something I want to bring into my Christian lifestyle. ... Read more
Tuesday, May 05, 2020      3 comments

In regards to my big gap in mindfulness Sunday, I suspect, now on reflection, I was doing something I have done in the past. I was using food to try to control my mood and behavior as far as being patient and kind. I wanted to go away and hide s... Read more
something strange happened
Monday, May 04, 2020      5 comments

Perhaps others have experienced this. Sunday we were getting a grocery list together. My son had bought granny smith apples and my husband didn't like them because of their tartness, I tend to prefer a gala or honeycrisp apple myself. so, I lo... Read more
Saturday, May 02, 2020      2 comments

As I work on goals for the next year and beyond, I cannot leave out music. It has been my savior at times and the thing that keeps me grounded and sane. It comforts me and and allows me to celebrate. It is a gift. I want to keep sharpening skill... Read more
soul and spirit continued (ACA)
Friday, May 01, 2020      2 comments

As I said before, We are, in my opinion, body, soul, and spirit. The soul being our mind, will, and emotions.What is unhealthy in one area of my life causes unhealthy things in the other areas. I had a good deal of trauma in my childhood. I... Read more
Goals : soul and spirit
Tuesday, April 28, 2020      2 comments

This may take a few blogs for me to get things set in my thinking. I believe my soul is my mind, will, and emotions. My spirit is the part of me that relates to God. However, my mind will and emotions are changed by my spiritual journey. I want ... Read more
Goal setting :Body
Monday, April 27, 2020      7 comments

Yesterday I had my 59th birthday. The thoughts have been with me that in one year I will be 60 and that may mean, based on the time my parents and aunts and uncles died, I may be entering my last 10 years on this earth. This has me thinking I ne... Read more
3 positives
Thursday, April 16, 2020      5 comments

Today I am mailing out the last of the Federation Solo Festival Certificates. Today I rode my recumbent bike while talking on the phone. I have been making good progress toward a plant based diet this week.... Read more
Schedule gone crazy
Tuesday, April 07, 2020      2 comments

I'm normally a pretty predictable person but something unpredictable has been happening and it's totally throwing a monkey wrench into my schedule. My husband has been home on days he's normally not here. He will retire permanently in September... Read more
Sunday, April 05, 2020      6 comments

Since I am to follow and report if I have followed my routine , I need to decide what my daily routine should be, so here I begin. Wake 7am coffee, breakfast and Devos 9am morning toilet and get dressed, tidy bedroom 10am snack, go t... Read more
Portion Distortion Quiz
Friday, March 13, 2020      0 comments

Well, I thought I knew more than I do apparently. I got 9/16 on this quiz. It looks like I need to brush up better on these measurements and portion sizes. My thinking is I have been on various diets from the time I was 10 years old and pro... Read more

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