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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 08:55 PM
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Posted By SweetSilver
New thread...

New thread (http://www.mothering.com/forum/264-fitness-weight-management/1479346-feb-march-between-challenges-weigh-thread.html#post18401490)

See you there!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 08:53 PM
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Posted By SweetSilver
Feb/March In-Between-Challenges Weigh-In Thread

lilacvioletiris did check in, thankfully, and all is well but she's busy and can't run a Weight-Loss Challenge thread for us right now, and some of us want a place to keep posting our (usually...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 08:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 204
Posted By SweetSilver
I've forgotten about camel. Nice going, Jaxy,...

I've forgotten about camel. Nice going, Jaxy, that is a tough one! Thanks for the link.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 01:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 204
Posted By SweetSilver
That is a treat! My yoga has been getting...

That is a treat!

My yoga has been getting longer, that's great. I'm trying to find ways to push myself, try new poses, but I like the general format and have been struggling to find appropriate...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,075
Posted By SweetSilver
Format is everything for us, and vampire math...

Format is everything for us, and vampire math sounds right up our alley.

The girls have been playing with the Snap Circuits we borrowed from the Girl Scout library.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 405
Posted By SweetSilver
Forgot this morning. Was 141.5 yesterday, but...

Forgot this morning. Was 141.5 yesterday, but the impromptu snack I ate at work (potato chips, fig newtons, OJ) I think did not help me. Looked at the calorie count-- cookies 110 for 2 cookies! I...
Forum: Gardening   01-24-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 75
Posted By SweetSilver
Personally I would not bother with Roundup on...

Personally I would not bother with Roundup on English Ivy. You still have to pull it all so you are not saving yourself any work there, and the roots are not that persistent. English Ivy is more a...
Forum: Gardening   01-23-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 75
Posted By SweetSilver
That is English Ivy, or a close relative. Unless...

That is English Ivy, or a close relative. Unless it's growing in a rock wall or something, it's actually very easy to get out and keep out with a little diligence. Roundup (and no need to use it...
Forum: Unschooling   01-22-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,075
Posted By SweetSilver
Community college isn't free for high school...

Community college isn't free for high school students seeking a degree. The kids who end up there (the ones I know) are often put off by high school-- the social politics, melodrama, the inability...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-22-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 405
Posted By SweetSilver
Hmmm... starting to see either some stubbornness...

Hmmm... starting to see either some stubbornness or I'm getting too ambitious. For the second time mid-140's, I'm seeing quite a bit of bobbling on the scale. I know I haven't been walking so much,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-22-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,197
Posted By SweetSilver
Catching up.

Catching up.
Forum: Gardening   01-21-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 75
Posted By SweetSilver
Can you post a picture? In general for...

Can you post a picture?

In general for weeding out stubborn plants, you want a spading fork (http://www.lowes.com/pd_90630-302-1812200_0__?productId=1111981), and usually a trowel, japanese...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-21-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 29
Posted By SweetSilver
Perk tests add to the costs-- you will probably...

Perk tests add to the costs-- you will probably be on a septic. But unless your budget is really tight I would not make the decision based solely on what will save you money. In the long run, where...
Forum: Gardening   01-21-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 75
Posted By SweetSilver
I highly recommend using a pea and bean inoculant...

I highly recommend using a pea and bean inoculant for those crops the first year. You might even find benefits using it every year, but that will depend on your soil. If you grow organically and...
Forum: Gardening   01-20-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 75
Posted By SweetSilver
Green beans and kale are one of the best places...

Green beans and kale are one of the best places to start with gardens. Of course, we like tomatoes and zucchini, but those don't go in for a while. Peppers are a maybe. Those grow best on our roof...
Forum: Unschooling   01-20-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,075
Posted By SweetSilver
I love your "5yo chemistry"!

I love your "5yo chemistry"!
Forum: Gardening   01-19-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 75
Posted By SweetSilver
What region are you located in? What is your...

What region are you located in? What is your garden space like? A lot will depend on those. What do you like to eat?

The best resources are region specific. They will be the ones most relevant...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-19-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 29
Posted By SweetSilver
Personally I would go for the 2nd one, but alot...

Personally I would go for the 2nd one, but alot would depend on the surrounding area. A few points:

What is the area zoned for?

Does it look like it's going to head towards suburbia very...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-19-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By SweetSilver
Oh, that's a great tangent, and I would say... it...

Oh, that's a great tangent, and I would say... it depends. Some folks who love the idea of fresh free range eggs really have zero knowledge of what raising chickens and ducks is like. Even in free...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-19-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 405
Posted By SweetSilver
So lilacvioletiris has still been incredibly busy...

So lilacvioletiris has still been incredibly busy and not been able to start up another challenge. Next week is the last week for this in-between challenge. We can stick to this thread and just...
Forum: Unschooling   01-19-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,075
Posted By SweetSilver
Yesterday the girls and dh left for Seattle early...

Yesterday the girls and dh left for Seattle early for a climbing wall session with their aunt. It was their Christmas gift, and a request made after Girl Scout camp last summer. Afterwards they...
Forum: Unschooling   01-19-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,075
Posted By SweetSilver
So sweet... teaching yoga and DNA songs. I...

So sweet... teaching yoga and DNA songs. I remember that age. My girls love the presidents as well, for some reason. I highly recommend The President's Stuck in the Bathtub, a book of poems about...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-19-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 405
Posted By SweetSilver
I've said this before and will happily say it...

I've said this before and will happily say it another thousand times: maintaining your weight is a victory. Sometimes you have to maintain until you find an "in", a sudden shift in appetite and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,197
Posted By SweetSilver
No, and I will buy them... yes I will..... ...

No, and I will buy them... yes I will.....

What I've asked for is some old records from the '80s that I used to have a large collection of before I sold my entire collection in a fit of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-18-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,197
Posted By SweetSilver
Thought I'd catch up. Did not manage to stay...

Thought I'd catch up. Did not manage to stay away from the record store, and now they have my number to call me for some records I've been wanting. Ooops? :p
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