Losing Weight: Tackling that Same 30 Pounds Again

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Embed from Getty Images Let me start this by saying that when I say I want to lose weight, most people look at me sideways and object that I’m not fat. Yeah, whatever.  My BMI has me at the low end of the ‘overweight’ range. More importantly, the clothes I have aren’t fitting well and the clothes I want to wear don’t look right on me. Besides, I really like how I look at 130 pound (okay, so actually that’s over 30 pounds, but still). And I had gestational diabetes with both pregnancies, which puts me at high risk of…

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On Sewing and UFOs and Unmet Expectations

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 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In sewing, *UFO= unfinished object I take the long view in developing a new hobby. I read some blogs and books, I buy supplies, I cringe as I realize that in my ignorance I spent WAY too much for those supplies, I set up a place to work, I dither, I decide I want to work somewhere else, I dither again, I make a couple of simple projects, I plan outrageously complicated projects, I get chicken and make some more simple projects, and then I start expanding my skills. I have, of course, done all this with…

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One Down, One to Go

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Husband had shoulder surgery on his right shoulder just under two weeks ago. He’s still in pain, but this pain has an end visible. It makes a huge difference in my life. I’ve been cocooning, reading a ton of books (reviews as I get a chance) kitting a baby layette and then crocheting an afghan for another baby (not done yet, but looking good), planning some sewing projects (planning is still much easier for me than doing, when it comes to sewing) and working upwards of 50 hours a week. I fought a nasty head cold to a standstill and…

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Building Happiness While Coping with Chronic Pain

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CC by David Leiker Have you ever experienced long term or severe or chronic pain or disability?  Have you watched someone you love go through it?  How did you cope?  If you’ve never experienced it, how do you think you would cope?  Can you imagine being happy under those circumstances?  Why or why not?  Dig deep.  Where would you find the spark to keep going with chronic pain? I’m old enough to remember Pollyanna.  I actually didn’t see the movie as a little girl, I read the book, instead   I read it to pieces, actually, to the point where the binding…

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