Monthly Archives: October 2007

How many miles have you walked?

One of the things I find that keeps me motivated to exercise is journaling my fitness activities. I use a couple of different websites to do this. Many sites offer graphs you can print out detailing weekly, monthly, or yearly … Continue reading

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It takes courage.

I have never considered myself a particularly courageous person. When it comes to social occasions I often feel awkward and out of place. My opinion is something I tend to keep to myself because debate makes me uncomfortable. The other … Continue reading

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Toning.

No matter how much I exercise there is one part of my body that I cannot seem to get well toned. It could be the result of 3 pregnancies and two c-sections but my tummy is just as if I … Continue reading

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Natural risk takers.

Until I had more than one child I couldn’t appreciate it when someone would describe themselves as a “natural risk taker”. Our littlest son has really put that statement into perspective. Both my husband and myself are careful people who … Continue reading

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The great outdoors.

Our family very much enjoys being active. Among our favorite activities is camping. We would love to have a little spot of our own somewhere in a remote patch of wilderness. In our area there is quite a bit of … Continue reading

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Perspectives on drug addiction.

It seems like everywhere you turn today there is someone whose life has been impacted on some level by drug abuse. When you first think about it substance abuse doesn’t seem like something that should have a rippling effect but … Continue reading

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Music can improve your workout.

Short of getting Van Halen tickets and going to a concert to dance your rear off most of us now rely on MP3s when working out. Did you know that listening to music while working out can actually improve the … Continue reading

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Trans fats

My mom asked me the other day what the deal is with trans fats. She noted that everything you buy in the grocery store is now labeled to identify the trans fat content. I attempted to find a good answer … Continue reading

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Personalized children’s gifts.

When our oldest son was very little he did not want to stay in his room alone at night. Eventually we found out that he felt safe and secure when we played music in his room. As he has gotten … Continue reading

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Time to bake

The drop in the temperature always makes me feel motivated to bake. This, of course, is counter productive to keeping a slim waistline. With caution you can keep the calories and fat in check. Try this yummy recipe~ LOW-FAT, LOW-CHOLESTEROL … Continue reading

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Be safe when exercising at night.

We have a couple of friends who work very odd shifts. One of these friends has to be to work at around 3 am in the morning. In order to get in a workout he often goes jogging around 1 … Continue reading

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Ear ache :(

Littlest boy is tugging at his ears and crying. He has no other symptoms of a cold but I think that his ears are bothering him. It could be referred pain from a tooth coming in but I am not … Continue reading

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Workout gear.

There are certain items I think definitely make working out nice. For instance an MP3 player or Bluetooth headset are very handy when walking or jogging. On the other hand I question the need for special workout gear like sneakers … Continue reading

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Mineral makeup.

Do you use this type of makeup? If you do use it or have tried it please share what you think of it. I have started to notice just about every makeup company out there now has a product line. … Continue reading

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Getting thin is costly.

If you are dreaming about loosing weight be sure to account for it in your monthly budget. This may come as a surprise but getting healthier and thinner costs money. Not only will you need to make changes in your … Continue reading

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Cold medicine recall.

Before giving your child any over the counter cold medicine be sure to check with your doctor. A number of over the counter medicines have been voluntarily recalled. The FDA has stated that many of these medicines pose a risk … Continue reading

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Launder Teddy!

Anyone with children is likely very familiar with how attached children become to their stuffed animals. Our son has had several stuffed friends since infancy. These pals have been with him everywhere and through everything. When you consider all the … Continue reading

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Get ready winter is coming.

The temperature here dropped about 25 degrees in the last week. With winter just around the corner it is time to start thinking about your winter health. Something you should put on your list of winter “must do” items is … Continue reading

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Next summer we must~

This summer literally seemed to fly by. We accomplished an endless list of things that we needed to get done around the house. I do regret that we didn’t get to spend as much time hiking and camping as we … Continue reading

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A rant…

Just diverging here for a moment to complain about my neighbors. I fail to understand why people have children if they have no intention of raising them. The woman who has moved in next door to me leaves her children … Continue reading

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