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    I read MMM sometimes but then get burned out and...

    I read MMM sometimes but then get burned out and leave it for a while. My favorite posts are actually the ones where people post their budgets and get "face punched." The biggest downside for me is...
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    I just finished The Husband's Secret by Liane...

    I just finished The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. I couldn't put it down but it was pretty disturbing. Currently, I am reading Leaving Clare by Geraldine O'Neill, an Irish saga in the vein of...
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    I also make a smoothie every morning consisting...

    I also make a smoothie every morning consisting of almond milk, banana, kale, ground flaxseed and frozen berries. It wasn't holding me until lunchtime so I'm now also eating a boiled egg along with...
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    Hi Yarrow, Despite your health challenges, it...

    Hi Yarrow,

    Despite your health challenges, it sounds like you have a simple, happy life. I love your positive outlook and look forward to your posts.

    Welcome!
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    I take low dose birth control pills and they help...

    I take low dose birth control pills and they help reduce my PMS symptoms a bunch. But, I still feel anxious and bloated the week before my period, just not as severe as when I'm not on them.
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    Ugh, horrible week for me. I usually spend...

    Ugh, horrible week for me. I usually spend several hours on Sundays cooking up my healthy meals for the week but last Sunday I was busy and didn't. So, I ended up eating out way too much this week...
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    I envy you guys being able to eat breakfasts like...

    I envy you guys being able to eat breakfasts like that. I still have to have breakfast-y food which right now is a smoothie and a scrambled egg. My smoothie does have 2 big handfuls of kale, but it...
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    Wow, what an inspiring story and glimpse into...

    Wow, what an inspiring story and glimpse into someone else's simple life and the path it took them to get there! Thanks for posting, MamaM. And I have to agree, you are inspiring as well, Jilly.
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    I'm in! I need to lose at least 10 lbs., would...

    I'm in! I need to lose at least 10 lbs., would be happier with 15 and ecstatic if I lost 20.
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    About the ironing, Mrs-M, I'm seriously doubting...

    About the ironing, Mrs-M, I'm seriously doubting your sanity right now! ;)

    Trading and switching tasks with a friend would be awesome. I guess I sorta do that now with my husband, but it just...
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    I like Michael Pollan's advice - "Eat food....

    I like Michael Pollan's advice - "Eat food. Mostly Plants. Not too much". And his definition of "food" is real food, not processed stuff. His book, "In Defense of Food" is well worth reading. He...
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    I just spent 1.5 hours of precious weekend free...

    I just spent 1.5 hours of precious weekend free time ironing. Oh, how I hate ironing. It's got to be one of my most detested domestic chores EVER. I'm slow and awful at it and no amount of...
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    We have wood flooring in our living room. With...

    We have wood flooring in our living room. With area and runner rugs, we have managed to keep our 3 dogs from damaging it. They are not allowed on it if they are wet. However, they leave dusty...
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    Babysitter and referee. I manage a lab full of...

    Babysitter and referee. I manage a lab full of twenty-something grad students and all the perceived drama that seems to engulf that age group. My nickname is "lab mom," :D
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    I know this is crazy talk and blizzards can be...

    I know this is crazy talk and blizzards can be dangerous but part of me is a little envious of the people in the path of that snowstorm. The thought of being snowed in and unable to go to work,...
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    The last three books that I have read on my...

    The last three books that I have read on my Kindle have been ebooks borrowed for free from my public library and not purchased from Amazon. The one I just finished was the latest Lee Child book in...
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    I always try to choose some little thing each...

    I always try to choose some little thing each month to work on to simplify and improve my life in some way. I wasn't sure what is was going to be in February until it hit me smack dab in the face...
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    That's awesome! Peace, acceptance and...

    That's awesome! Peace, acceptance and mindfulness - it sounds like you have them all. I'm only able to feel like this in brief snatches, but I'm always working on it.
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    Neat site! The book Spartana is talking about is...

    Neat site! The book Spartana is talking about is Material World: A Global Family Portrait by Peter Menzel and it's really interesting. I have both that book and another of his showing what people...
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    Sounds both challenging and rewarding - the...

    Sounds both challenging and rewarding - the perfect job mix. Good luck!
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    I finally tried the shirataki noodles. i had...

    I finally tried the shirataki noodles. i had trouble finding them at first but finally found them hidden by the tofu. I wasn't crazy about them, especially the texture but could see them being a...
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    Re-growing Romaine Lettuce

    Has anyone ever tried this?

    http://backtomyrootsblog.blogspot.ca/2012/05/re-grow-romaine-lettuce-hearts.html#.UQXTayfLSDk

    Would be very cool if it works!
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    MamaM, I thought I saw from another thread that...

    MamaM, I thought I saw from another thread that you live in Texas. If you live in the Austin area, there is a fabulous store with a good selection of puzzles - Great Hall Games.
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    I think I finally have Facebook to a place where it is actually something that I enjoy and adds to my life in a positive way. I will "friend" just about anyone, but I liberally hide all status...
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    I am grateful that we had an unusually warm day...

    I am grateful that we had an unusually warm day and I was able to get a lot of yard work done.

    I am grateful for a relaxing evening playing a board game with my husband

    I am grateful that we...
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