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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By SweetSilver
That is a really good reminder! I've lost 50...

That is a really good reminder! I've lost 50 pounds from my top weight 5+ years ago and it's amazing how much that is. I remember feeling so old and that vanished once some weight came off.

I...
Forum: Mental Health   Yesterday, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 49
Posted By SweetSilver
For one, reaching out is a healthy way to deal...

For one, reaching out is a healthy way to deal with stress. Looking at yourself wondering what you can change to make things better for your family is a healthy way to deal with stress. You've got...
Forum: Allergies   04-16-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By SweetSilver
Was she tested for environmental allergies as...

Was she tested for environmental allergies as well?

Swollen tonsils just means her immune system is fighting something. Sometimes allergies, sometimes those ear infections, sometimes the cause...
Forum: Unschooling   04-16-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By SweetSilver
Today I woke up, dinked on the computer, did some...

Today I woke up, dinked on the computer, did some yoga, did some chores, saw this post, laughed and posted this day in my life. LOL....

I'm thinking, I'm thinking.....
Forum: Allergies   04-15-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By SweetSilver
Am I answering in the context of this "no...

Am I answering in the context of this "no allergies" thread? Why do you ask?

There are no definitive medical tests for intolerances as far as I know. The only way is to do a trial elimination...
Forum: Unschooling   04-15-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By SweetSilver
Subbing.

Subbing.
Forum: Unschooling   04-15-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By SweetSilver
My first thought about when they are ready to...

My first thought about when they are ready to learn something is that more often than not I discover they already learned it. :p

Really, it was trial and error. I knew what my daughters liked...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-14-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 433
Posted By SweetSilver
Post as often as you like! Glad to have you,...

Post as often as you like! Glad to have you, newmamalizzy.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-14-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 433
Posted By SweetSilver
Amazing how it can add up so quickly. Often,...

Amazing how it can add up so quickly. Often, though, those sudden weight spikes can drop back down quickly after a day or three.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-13-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 433
Posted By SweetSilver
Not bad for 2 weeks... 132 this morning. I...

Not bad for 2 weeks... 132 this morning.

I think this is due to my increased work schedule and I am *tired*. Back to work tonight and I am fighting a cold. I can be sick tomorrow. This...
Forum: Unschooling   04-11-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,763
Posted By SweetSilver
Today the girls are looking very much like your...

Today the girls are looking very much like your stereotypical unschoolers that might be highlighted in the media: dd8 has very old but comfortable clothes with a few holes, ones that she wore for...
Forum: Spirituality   04-11-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By SweetSilver
Here is a good, highly amusing yet meaningful...

Here is a good, highly amusing yet meaningful read on atheism and prayer:

http://aeon.co/magazine/psychology/can-my-prayer-be-as-angry-and-funny-as-me/
Forum: Unschooling   04-11-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 582
Posted By SweetSilver
I've been rereading some Joseph Campbell books. ...

I've been rereading some Joseph Campbell books. I spent a lot of time 20 years ago learning about religions and mythologies, and I've tried filling in snippets of my day with it. It's amazing how...
Forum: Mental Health   04-10-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By SweetSilver
Sometimes the difficulties I have take on a...

Sometimes the difficulties I have take on a undefined spiritual tone. For anyone here who also feels this way, and find benefit in examining their daily struggles and crises in that light, you are...
Forum: Spirituality   04-10-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By SweetSilver
Coffeehouse spirituality for wandering souls, Reopened

It is time to reopen the Coffeehouse, gather round the tables, and share some spiritual insights with other souls who don't really belong anywhere religiously. Folks who identify strongly with a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-08-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 682
Posted By SweetSilver
:twothumbs

:twothumbs
Forum: Unschooling   04-08-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,763
Posted By SweetSilver
It is indeed. It's nice to have that kind of...

It is indeed. It's nice to have that kind of wake-up call. You might not have felt so positively about what just happened if you had not started having those doubts. It might just have been...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-07-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 433
Posted By SweetSilver
Welcome back, lilac!!! One thing that I...

Welcome back, lilac!!!

One thing that I think makes it easier for me in some ways is that my daughter and I have "competing" allergies. Yesterday she (!!!) made our oat-chocolate cake everyone...
Forum: Unschooling   04-06-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,763
Posted By SweetSilver
Our days seem to be improving, my day, the girls'...

Our days seem to be improving, my day, the girls' day. It's amazing the sheer amount of *output* they are working on right now. In between sessions outside with chickens doing ???? some...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-06-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 433
Posted By SweetSilver
I've never belonged to WW, but their (old?) focus...

I've never belonged to WW, but their (old?) focus on calorie counting is a real eye-opener. The first 40 pounds I lost (I was up to 188 at one point) started because of 3 weeks of intensive calorie...
Forum: Mental Health   04-06-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By SweetSilver
Relaxing any part of the body is a skill just...

Relaxing any part of the body is a skill just like stretching or using one's muscles. And, like any other part of the body, it's easier to do both of those things with practice. I can't always do...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-06-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 433
Posted By SweetSilver
Still weighing in "officially" on Mondays. Today...

Still weighing in "officially" on Mondays. Today I am at 133.

I keep track on a calendar, including where I "should" be at if I lose 1# per week, but of course it's closer to .5 pound, and I am...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-04-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 433
Posted By SweetSilver
Woohoo! Went shopping today for clothes that...

Woohoo! Went shopping today for clothes that don't hang off me. Got MEDIUM long john bottoms (black wool, my fall-winter-spring staple under a skirt) and yoga pants. I thought, "do I really need...
Forum: Unschooling   04-02-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,763
Posted By SweetSilver
This is a day late for the April Fools theme, but...

This is a day late for the April Fools theme, but I couldn't think of anything that wasn't too trivial. In the end it was something quite negative that is the big fool here, and it reflects my mood...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-01-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 433
Posted By SweetSilver
If it's midday (11:30-1:30) and I'm feeling...

If it's midday (11:30-1:30) and I'm feeling hungry, I just eat. I try not to make it a series of snacks, I try to make a meal of it for sure. It is the time of day I can really allow myself to eat...
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