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Diet and Health, The Basics

The Basics: Drink the water!

Sure, I'm running to the bathroom every hour and a half, but it is a small price to pay for the benefits. Water is Basic Number One. 

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historical costume, Sewing

Drunken Dress: Riley Farm Colonial Fair Dress

Wherein I give you a run down of my endeavors to create my first 18th Century (ish) dress for an weekend event at the Riley Farm Colonial Fair with my Costume Sisters. Since I'm not a great sewer/sewist (I never know which to use), I'll just let you peek into my "process", which - naturally… Continue reading Drunken Dress: Riley Farm Colonial Fair Dress

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On Today’s Episode of “Your Faves are Problematic” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

It was announced this weekend that Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name will be removed the Association for Library Service to Children’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Award because of how the “Little House on the Prairie” author portrayed minorities in her novels. The name of the award will be changed to the Children's Literature Legacy Award. (The ALSC… Continue reading On Today’s Episode of “Your Faves are Problematic” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Donation Lists, Uncategorized

How You Can Help Families Separated At The Border

UPDATE: Trump has signed an executive order curtailing the separation of children from their parents at the border. This is a win, but please still consider donating to organizations helping the children at the border in the coming weeks. Because this policy enactment came with no time administrators to prepare, there was no plan or… Continue reading How You Can Help Families Separated At The Border

Diet and Health

The Big List of Small Habits – diet & health edition

When I decided to change my diet last year, I knew I needed to do so in a way that I could live with for the rest of my life. Massive, sweeping changes weren't going to be sustainable for me. In the past, I joined Weight Watchers and tried their method, but I could never… Continue reading The Big List of Small Habits – diet & health edition

Diet and Health

Tools I’ve used to lose weight and improve my diet this year.

A lot of folks have asked me what program I'm using to lose the weight. (62 lbs in a year, as of today). And I never have an easy answer for them. I can't say I'm doing KETO or Weight Watchers or HerbaLife or anything like that. Last year, I armed myself with some basic… Continue reading Tools I’ve used to lose weight and improve my diet this year.

check-ins, Diet and Health

One Year Diet Check-In: Who I am now

I had my annual check up and labs done again last week. Weight: 219 lbs (down 58 lbs from last year) Blood Pressure: 120/70  (down from 135/90 last year) Cholesterol – 235 (down from 273 last year) LDL: 161 (down from 205 – significant improvement, but still borderline high) HDL: 41 (up from 39 –… Continue reading One Year Diet Check-In: Who I am now