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A Challenging Season
Wednesday, December 06, 2017      6 comments

This season started near the end of October, when Mom fell about an hour after family talked to her on a Monday evening. She was down in front of her chair when family went to check on her the next evening when none of us could reach her on the ... Read more
Friday, September 22, 2017      6 comments

I’ve been thinking about what’s happened with my weight since August 2012, when I reached lifetime membership at weight watchers. To get there, I was helped by both weight watchers and SparkPeople. I have not gone above 156 lbs since, but a frie... Read more
Harvest Reaping
Friday, August 25, 2017      5 comments

I am reaping a lot of good from hanging around you longer time maintainers. In fact, you all helped me have a good report at the doctor's yesterday. Thanks to what I've learned from you, I've had an easier time with my weight through a couple ha... Read more
Vacation Refreshment
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      11 comments

I got the privilege of going on a short birthday trip with a girlfriend the last few days. (Our birthdays are eleven days apart.) Went to a new to me place--St. Joseph, Michigan. Got to see some different from central Indiana views. Saw a s... Read more
The Role of Books...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017      9 comments

Books have been a lifeline to me. When I became a Christian at around 21, the King James Bible became my first teacher. As I grew, I learned that sometimes other versions say things in a way that I find easier to understand and obey, but King Ja... Read more
A Well Working Body
Friday, April 28, 2017      29 comments

I had a fall at the end of March. Fell over a speed bump on to my right arm. Purple between the elbow and shoulder. Just started driving again on Wednesday. Arm was weak, knocked out the muscle. For over a week I had to lift my right arm with my... Read more
The Time for Renewal is Now
Saturday, March 25, 2017      8 comments

Got beautiful purple crocuses coming up all over my garden. Spending the morning at Starbucks. It's going to be in the mid-sixties today, and it's sunny right now. I love early spring! It's a promise of new life to come. I'm looking and pr... Read more
Beauty Seen
Friday, February 24, 2017      18 comments

I love the warmth and sunshine before we go back to winter later today. The warmth has caused green shoots to spring up in my garden, and I see them as a down payment on spring. I love the ease with which I have been able to just get in my car a... Read more
Life--New Every Morning
Friday, January 27, 2017      8 comments

I have been mildly depressed on and off for 45 years or so, partly compounded by the events I mentioned in my last blog. But I'm finally learning how to rejoice and enjoy the gift of life even during sad periods. Life is not meant to be con... Read more
Help Needed and Resources Given
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      26 comments

I am so thankful that I have time to work out trouble spots in my life in areas such as fitness, grieving rightly so that I grow and other areas. I hurt my wrist last fall, and am now slowly coming back to weight training and more exercise... Read more
Consistency-a Jewel Worth Pursuing
Friday, January 06, 2017      8 comments

I've been thinking about the word "consistency". I never have liked that word, because it seems dull and boring. It can feel like a straitjacket to me. I used to live doing whatever I felt like when I felt like it years ago, but total spontaneit... Read more
November '16 Checkup
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      4 comments

Had an eventful fall after a great summer of getting down weight-wise in early summer. On September 30th however, everything came to a screeching halt when I fell and broke my fall with my dominant wrist. It was either a very bad sprain or a hai... Read more
December Again!
Thursday, December 03, 2015      6 comments

It seems right now that this year has just flown by! Had a great time with my son and his family Thanksgiving week, but had little exercise. I came back and started up the exercise on Sunday. Trying to compensate ahead of time for tonight's Chr... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts September has Arrived
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      38 comments

September has arrived, but at least in central Indiana we are having a warm streak and it feels very summery. All those good intentions from the beginning of the year are still my intentions. My weight still looks more like what I weigh in winte... Read more
2015 - A New Opportunity
Monday, January 05, 2015      9 comments

Well, since I last blogged our family has welcomed our first girls. My first granddaughter, Rylee Anne, was born on December 19th, and my second granddaughter, Mackenzie Grace was born on New Year's Day. They are just under two weeks apart! It'... Read more

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