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Slimming my Brimming Waist – Week 11 Progress
Getting Enough Protein? I have mentioned several times that tracking what you eat with tools like MyFitnessPal can help you
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Slimming my Brimming Waist – Weeks 9 and 10 Progress
For work we scheduled the InBody folks to come to our office and measure each person’s body composition. I was
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Slimming my Brimming Waist – Weeks 7 and 8 Progress
I owe you all an apology for not posting my progress last week. I felt it more important to spend time
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Mountain Biking in Fruita, Colorado
A few friends and I went on a mountain biking trip to Fruita, Colorado. We had a blast escaping the
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Slimming my Brimming Waist – Week 6 Progress
I was able to volunteer for Ragnar at the Strider’s Winter Race Circuit packet pickup on Thursday night. The folks
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Slimming my Brimming Waist – Week 5 Progress
How to keep consistent with your health and fitness goals: You are 50% more likely to achieve your goals if you
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Slimming my Brimming Waist – Week 4 Progress
Maybe you are just tuning in for the first time, or you have been following along for the entire 4 weeks.
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Snow
I couldn’t think of anything for a blog post title except what has consumed our life lately . . snow! 
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Family Room Fitness Room Combo
The family room fitness area is one of my favorite spaces in our house. I enjoy exercising while the kids
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Slimming my Brimming Waist – Week 3 Progress
Signing up for a race is a great motivation to exercise. I sometimes hear folks say that they will sign
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5 MORE Easy Ways to Keep a Journal
A couple months ago I wrote about Five Easy Ways to Keep a Journal.  I wanted to do a follow
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Celebrating Thanksgiving in January
January is probably my least favorite month of the year.  There are a lot of positive things about this month
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Slimming my Brimming Waist – Week 2 Progress
I am one who strives to workout in the morning. Unfortunately I felt sick when waking up Monday morning. I
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My Turn!
I have 10 minutes left on my lunch break at work and thought I would quickly blog about my funny
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Why I Haven’t Bought Peanut Butter In 3 Years
I used to buy peanut butter at the grocery store and then I realized how much added sugar is in
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Diet vs. Exercise – Which gives you better results?
Right off, please take a moment and answer the following question: If you could only choose one, would diet or
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Slimming my Brimming Waist – Week 1 Progress
Last week in a post, I promised to provide my progress as I work at reducing my “brimming” waist line. Getting
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What happened? Why am I “Brimming” at the waist?
I have a favor to ask. I am on a journey to get back to healthy living and I would
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Is it OK to get her a vacuum for Christmas?
Yes folks… I did it. I bought Kari a vacuum for Christmas. GASP. The good news is that she says
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DIY Christmas Garland
I had a lot of fun adoring our plain green Christmas garland for our house this year.  I am a little
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Thoughtful Gift Givers
Every year there are those people that triumphantly exclaim they have completed all of their Christmas shopping several months in
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Diapers
Just look at those faces!  
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Top 10 Signs You are Married to a Hoarder
1 – He returns home from the dump with more stuff than he took…(seriously this has happened on several occasions).
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Christ Centered Advent Calenders
I love everything about Christmas especially counting down the days until it is here.  Christ is the reason for the
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Top 10 Signs You are Married to a Minimalist
1 – You feel the need to search the garbage can before the garbage truck arrives to verify that she
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Turn Photos into Watercolor Paintings
Watercolor Photos I love admiring beautiful watercolor paintings.  I am amazed at the talent it takes to create these works of
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Creating a Growth Chart that Looks Like a Giant Ruler
I was contemplating what to get Mrs. Brimmed Hat for her last birthday. She wasn’t too subtle when she started
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5 Easy Ways to Keep a Journal
Journal Keeping Keeping a journal has always been important to me. I have gone through spurts of dedicated journal keeping
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Keeping Your Baby Warm This Winter is Easy
With winter approaching, one of the dilemmas I face is how to keep my baby warm in her carseat when
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Coat Closet Hack – How to Make Your Coat Closet More Efficient
Do you ever catch your kids plopping down their jackets on the floor right next to the coat closet? How about
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Easy & Fun Sight Word Games
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Winking – The Struggle is Real
I asked Hyrum to wink and this is what I got!  Can anyone relate to this poor boy?  
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Thanksgiving Fireplace Mantel
I love November probably because it is the month I got married.  The other big reason I enjoy this month
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Forced Apology
 
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Children Memes
Life of a Toddler
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DIY Star Wars Halloween Costumes
I love to dress up my kids in themed Halloween costumes.  I realize someday they may scoff at the idea
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$10 Fireplace Makeover – Whitewashing Your Dated Fireplace
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Facebook Farding
When I started this blog, never did it occur to me that I would ever be writing and posting about cosmetics
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Women farding on Facebook
My wife has several friends who have joined some multi-level marketing companies to sell various lipsticks and cosmetics lines. From
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Backpacking the Wind Rivers Mountain Range
The Wind River Mountain Range has spectacular views and amazing fishing.  We learned that most locals refer to them simply
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Building a Shed / Playhouse
Had I ever built a shed or any structure like it before? No.  There was a definite learning curve for
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