July 21, 2024

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  • Thirty And Thriving

    30, flirty, and thriving.  That's what I thought of whenever it came to turning 30.  I'd never even thought much about turning 30 until I saw 13 Going On 30.  Yet, here I am, 30 years old.  I don't quite know what to think or what I was expecting, especially when it came to my 30th…

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  • Reasons I Avoid the Gym

    "I can't lose weight without a gym!"  I used to have that same mentality.  I had my most success with weight loss when I had a gym membership or lived somewhere that had access to one.  In 2007, I lost 20 pounds just because I lived at an apartment complex with a little fitness center. However,…

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  • Breakfast Banana Splits

    Banana splits for breakfast.  Sounds too good to be true, right?  Wrong! Now, I am not a banana fan.  I will only eat bananas if they are plain and not even browning.  To even think about combining them with ice cream never made sense to me. However, breakfast banana splits are a different story.  Just…

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  • Falling Short

    I am all for having goals.  Goals are what drive you to be better.  But instead of looking at what you didn't do, look at what you have done. The Wedding Dress When I started losing weight in August, I was doing great!  I was averaging about two pounds a week, sometimes as much as…

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  • Korean Turkey Burgers

    Korean turnkey burgers.  What was I thinking?  I've never been a huge fan of Asian food, and have only had Korean food once in my life.  However, the food in the picture on Eating Well looked SO good.  What harm could it do, and how hard could it be? Actually, this was one recipe that…

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  • Share the Health

    Learning From Observing A teacher had two dishes with two different kinds of candy on her desk.  She took a piece out of Dish A, put in in her mouth, and said "Yum, that's good."  She then took it out of her mouth and threw it away.  Next, she took a piece out of Dish…

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  • Making the Climb

    In another post, I mentioned my goal of  making the climb to the top of a rock wall.   I had given up on that goal last year, simply saying "I can't" and dropping back down. Well, I told Josh my goal of making the climb to the top of the rock wall. Our membership…

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  • Lessons I Learned From “Big Legs”

    Big Legs I was made fun of growing up.  Before the school day, people would hold the door shut in winter so that I had to stand in the cold.  Most days I would hear comments like  “Don’t get the green tray!”  You’ll marry Jayni Green!”. (These things were hurtful to a little kid). It…

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  • Eating Well Waffles

    Today I faced that usual problem many moms face - what are we cooking for dinner?  It was too late to throw something in the Crock Pot.  I didn't have any tomato soup.   I was going to settle with making some pancakes from a mix I had in the pantry, then I thought I…

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  • I Can’t!

    Success comes in cans, not in cannots Joel Weldon Growing up, my soccer coach (AKA Mom) had rules she would have us recite at every practice/game.  The last rule was always Positive Mental Attitude.  "If you think you can't, you won't.  If you think you can, you will.  And we will!"  I said this phrase…

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