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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 07:31 AM
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Posted By SweetSilver
New thread for June/July...

New thread for June/July (http://www.mothering.com/forum/264-fitness-weight-management/1509425-june-july-weigh-thread.html#post18785889)
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By SweetSilver
June/July weigh-in thread

Another weigh-in thread that started as a check-in in between weight loss challenges that lilacvioletiris ran but now has seemed to get a quiet but enduring life of its own.

Each of us is...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 967
Posted By SweetSilver
It worked! The photo upload and the "tan",...

It worked! The photo upload and the "tan", though I can only guess what color it was originally (yeah, you know how I can guess! :p ) Break a leg .......

I've been snarfing too much food lately...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-25-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 967
Posted By SweetSilver
Food brings up different issues for me, but it...

Food brings up different issues for me, but it does have a huge impact. I needed to lose weight, though, and early on felt like a Hero descending into the Underworld, it was that miserable and a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-25-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By SweetSilver
Do you keep your arborvitae trimmed? At small...

Do you keep your arborvitae trimmed? At small heights they do keep their shape, especially if you give them a light hedging. It's mainly the ones that get large (and they can get quite large though...
Forum: Unschooling   05-25-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By SweetSilver
Has your payment actually been processed? I'd...

Has your payment actually been processed? I'd check. You might not have wasted anything. Bummer, this was the publication that introduced me to homeschooling and unschooling.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-25-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By SweetSilver
Arborvitae, yes. Bamboo (you would need a...

Arborvitae, yes. Bamboo (you would need a barrier) yes depending on your winters. Bamboo would provide for almost instant screening.

You have so much English ivy in that picture that maybe you...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-25-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 967
Posted By SweetSilver
132.5 This has been a remarkably consistent...

132.5

This has been a remarkably consistent 2 weeks. I lost 1.5£ this round, and that is nothing to sneeze at. Can I get it down to 129 this next one? I thought 5£ was reasonable and it was,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-23-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 967
Posted By SweetSilver
Pie is a big reason why following the Harcombe...

Pie is a big reason why following the Harcombe diet strictly is automatically off the table! I made a pie day before yesterday, and it's gone. Loved it, now making up for it today, hopefully if I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By SweetSilver
Wait, I'm confused. Did I say he was sexist? ...

Wait, I'm confused. Did I say he was sexist? Have I dismissed his work? Totally confused. I thought I've been saying the exact opposite.... :shrug



Occidental Mythology (especially, Masks...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By SweetSilver
I realize that, Mirzam, thank you. I was...

I realize that, Mirzam, thank you. I was wondering about mamaprovides' comment that he was sexist as I didn't really see that in what I have read. So, curious to how she reached her conclusion.
Forum: Unschooling   05-22-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,574
Posted By SweetSilver
Seven is that age, I find, when kids have so much...

Seven is that age, I find, when kids have so much confidence in what they know. This used to bug me, too, but that stage when they are resistant to any input because they know all the words in the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By SweetSilver
I know this is OT, but the thread is old-- is...

I know this is OT, but the thread is old-- is (was) Joseph Campbell sexist? He is positively worshipful of the divine feminine in Masks of God: Occidental Mythology.

Hero With A Thousand Faces...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-21-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 967
Posted By SweetSilver
:laugh How very white is it? And how dark the...

:laugh How very white is it? And how dark the tan? It might end up looking ridiculous under the lights and the less done the better? What a dilemma, that cheered me up, sorry.

My dilemma is the...
Forum: Unschooling   05-20-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,574
Posted By SweetSilver
I think one of my disconnects with homeschooling...

I think one of my disconnects with homeschooling has been that the efforts I have put into it have largely been disregarded, or loved so much but always with the idea of "mom, keep doing this for us"...
Forum: Unschooling   05-20-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,574
Posted By SweetSilver
Thank you! I wouldn't have guessed originally...

Thank you! I wouldn't have guessed originally that a poem about multiplication could be so old. I'm sure it was a rare class of children that could even understand what this poem meant originally....
Forum: Unschooling   05-18-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By SweetSilver
I need to post something like this now and then. ...

I need to post something like this now and then. I've been avoiding it and it's been kind of connected to a general disconnect I have felt in my daily life. I am so tired and my brain protests, but...
Forum: Unschooling   05-18-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,574
Posted By SweetSilver
That sounds like Ogden Nash! But it looks as...

That sounds like Ogden Nash! But it looks as though is has some very old origins.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-18-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 967
Posted By SweetSilver
132.5 Hanging in there. Good considering I...

132.5

Hanging in there. Good considering I worked all day and was visiting the city and family and not paying as much attention to what I was eating.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-18-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,667
Posted By SweetSilver
Welcome, healthnut! I need to come back and...

Welcome, healthnut!

I need to come back and do some updates. I took the week off because i was busy and wiped out from work and I needed to give my body a rest. I still kept up with my 10-minute...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-13-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 967
Posted By SweetSilver
The scale finally budged and this morning I saw...

The scale finally budged and this morning I saw 132. My averages have been down to where they "should" be after several weeks of threatening to creep higher so that was a relief in itself. Now...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-09-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By SweetSilver
I agree wholeheartedly with what you wrote. My...

I agree wholeheartedly with what you wrote. My statement seemed generalized towards all motivation. You are right.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-09-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By SweetSilver
I can't offer you advice on homeschooling a child...

I can't offer you advice on homeschooling a child with autism. I will have to leave that to others.

I can say something about self-motivated learners. The kids you know that are self-motivated...
Forum: Unschooling   05-08-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By SweetSilver
This I disagree with personally. Maybe those...

This I disagree with personally. Maybe those parents might think that's their job, but that's not my job. My true job is to support them in their interests as best I can. I do think it can be...
Forum: Unschooling   05-08-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By SweetSilver
Well, what exactly is 'strewing' and what isn't? ...

Well, what exactly is 'strewing' and what isn't? Buying particular toys (wooden pattern blocks, puzzles, games, microscopes) can be strewing. Buying craft materials (paints, origami paper, yarn). ...
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