Tag: will power

What to do with leftover candy.

It’s November 1st.  For many of us (especially the children) it’s stomach ache day. I remember sorting through our kids’ candy when they came home from trick-or-treating, to pull out anything that was open, or we considered unsafe.  I also remember going through it, after they were asleep, to pull out the candy we wanted…
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Staying fit during recovery

How many of us have started a new exercise program only to end up with a sports injury that sidelines us? (Yup, I’m raising my hand, are you?) I am on day six of no exercise, after having started out 2013 very well.  I’ve had nine weeks of doing Zumba four or five times a…
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Who ate the kid’s candy?

I don’t know about you, but for me – Halloween through New Year’s Eve is a battle of the bulge.  People sometimes comment on what a strong will-power I must have not to eat all the typical junk food.  I confess, I don’t have a strong will-power… I just don’t have it in my house.…
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Why is it that some people don’t seem to understand responsible financial management?!

For a while there was a high school math class, Personal Finance, that actually showed you how to manage your money.  Things like how to keep a checkbook, pay your bills, what bills you should have, the estimated cost of things, SAVING money, budgeting, credit cards, are all important things.  Is this not offered anymore? …
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Am I being Cautious or Paranoid?

I love being outside and doing yard work.  I have planted (with help from my dad) most of the landscaping at most of the houses we’ve lived in.  I live to be outside – on a warm sunny day. Some of you have heard that I stepped in two hornet’s nests in two weeks, and…
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It’s a matter of the mind

Oh, the itching!  Don’t scratch it, it will make it worse.  I know but… the itching!  Don’t scratch it.  Oh, even just lightly touching it feels so nice. Don’t scratch it.  I know, I know.   Don’t scratch it.  ARGH it itches!   Scratch, scratch, scratch.  Sigh, I shouldn’t have done that.   This is the conversation going…
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