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Fifty Rocks I got this gift bag for my birthday.  It had a pretty cool gift in it, but I also think the bag is pretty nice.  I am going to use it as my lunch bag for the whole year (or as long as it lasts!)...

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Fifty, Fit and Fabulous? Hello it's me!   I've just turned 50.  I would like to say that I am 50, fit and fabulous, but that is not the case!  Well, I am certainly close to fabulous but there is no way that I am fit. Last...

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Checking In I just noticed that I had not posted anything since last September. Poor neglected blog.  I guess I am just too busy living life to spend time blogging about it. But maybe for my friends and family ...

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More WaterFalls Last weekend I went on another waterfall hike with my Venture Crew. We were a small group this time, just 2 kids and 2 adults. The other kids didn't want to go, saying they had to do things like study...

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Why You Should Keep Blogging I have learned that you need to keep blogging, because weird things happen while you are away, like all of your pictures dissapearing! Like I said in my last post, I haven't been blogging for awhile,...

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Julie and Julia Cover via AmazonI just finished watching Julie and Julia on DVD. It is about the beginning of Julia Child's career as a chef, and at the same time it is about Julie Powell who goes on a mission to cook...

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow I've been listening to a lot of music lately.     I am thinking of getting a Ukelele.  They are small and you can take them almost anywhere.  And they can sound really good! Edit: Too bad, it...

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My Favorite Things [caption id="attachment_241" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Tevas and Kayaks"][/caption] Today is my birthday and this is a picture of some of my favorite things.  And not just my toes.  On...

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Caves, Creeks, and Poisen Oak This weekend's adventure showed me once again, that you never know what you are capable of until you try it. After a very long drive, our group of 8 teenagers and 6 adults find ourselves pulled over on...

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Somebody Thinks I'm Awwsumm! [caption id="" align="alignright" width="127" caption="awwsumm blogger award"][/caption] Hey Look! Marilynne at Marilynne's World thinks I am an awwsumm blogger. Yea! Really I don't deserve it. I don't...

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Indoor Rock Climbing Getting started at being an "adventurous" type person isn't easy when you have lived most of your life staying a little to far on the  "safe" side of life.   Call me silly if you like, but the idea...

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Water Falls, Geocaching, and Venture Crew If someone was looking for a way to become more adventurous, and to spend more time outdoors. I highly recommend Venture Crew.  There is only one catch, Venture Crew is a scouting group for boys and girls...

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Today.Com No Longer Pays You To Blog Just over a month ago I joined Today. com.  I get paid $1 for every post I write, and $2 for every 2,000 impressions.  So far I have written 33 posts and have just over 2000 unique impressions. Today...

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New Year, New Changes Happy almost 2009 to everyone. With the new year I am going to be making some changes to this blog. Despite the fact that Google refuses to give it a page rank, and despite the fact that I don't post...

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Get Paid To Blog I like to blog. I also like to collect blogs. I have been telling myself "No More Blogs!" But today I started a new blog. (You can see it here.) The reason I started yet another blog, is that with this...

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Powerful Beyond Measure I just watched Akeela and the Bee, and in the movie they use one of my favorite quotes. It is from Marianne Williamson. Enjoy [by Marianne Williamson] Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate....

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Healthy Re-Dos of Favorite Holiday Foods It was all the way back in November of 2007 that I wrote a post on healthy holiday eating.  In that post I said I would give you some suggestions for making some of your holiday favorites healthier. ...

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Grand Canyon Day 2 and Beyond I have decided that if I go into great detail on every day of the trip, I will end up writing a book! Plus there are many other things going on that I would like to write about. For this post I am going...

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Grand Canyon Day 1 Continued Sorry it has taken me so long to continue. I start to write, but then I find I am not a good enough writer to put into words how amazing this trip was!  So I will just do my best and you will have to...

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Grand Canyon - Day 1 You Want Me To Do What, Where? Beware!  Potty humor ahead. I am back. Actually I have been back for a few weeks, but I have been slow to get back to the technology world. I have tried to stay on "river...

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Grand Canyon Adventure Well, I am off again. This time I will be spending a week in a place with no cell phone reception or internet connections! In fact, I won't have access to a computer at all. I am going on a rafting trip...

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Mini Vacation in Santa Cruz, CA My daughter and I just got back from a little mini vacation in Santa Cruz, CA. I had no idea there were so many things to do. One of the highlights of our trip was the whale watching trip. I was smart...

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Need a New Way to Waste Time? I haven't been blogging as much lately. I also haven't been exercising, or doing housework, or even watching as much TV as I normally do. I found a game on the internet, and it has just sucked me in! ...

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Empty Blogs I, like many bloggers, have more than one blog.  I also don't spend enough time updating my blogs, so most of the time I feel guilty if I sit down at my computer and don't write a blog post for at least...

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100 + Posts! I was on vacation and didn't even notice that my last post was post #100!   Yea! Here's to 100 more!

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Tips For Great Health and Prosperity This showed up in my email a few weeks back. Some of it is trite, some of it I have heard before, but put together it is good advice! 1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile....

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Motorcycle Helmets -They're Not All The Same With rising gas prices, more and more people are riding motorcycles these days. So I am compelled to get on my soap box again and tell you are story. Unfortunately it is very true. A few weeks ago, there...

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A Cool Treat for a Hot Day Today is beautiful, sunny and HOT!  So I put together this quick drink which is yummy, healthy, and low-cal. Just pour 1 cup of light (1%) milk over ice. Add a splash or two of sugar-free vanilla syrup....

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Random Thought of the Day Today I woke up to the smell of fire, and I didn't panic.  In fact, I smiled. That's because it wasn't  a forest fire, or a house fire that I was smelling, it was a campfire.  You see, I live just a...

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A Quick Post I took a nice long walk today and spent my walking time thinking about why I have such a hard time writing regularly for my blogs. I have plenty of ideas, and plenty of time. I decided the reason was...

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Art and Science Of Disease Prevention -Book Review If you are interested in health issues, but more than in just a "surface" type of way, I think you would enjoy Art and Science of Disease Prevention: Lite Version It is not your typical health and nutrition...

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Camping on the Coast I spent Memorial Day Weekend camping on the Northern California coast with a group of Venture Crew Scouts. One of whom was my daughter!  Venture Crew is for high school and college age boys and girls...

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Saying GoodBye to Paid Posting I have been with PayPerPost since January, and until recently I could find 5 or 6 opportunities a week to write about. But now, something has changed. It has been 30 days and counting since there have...

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I Love Contests! I love Blogging contests, because it is so easy to win prizes. Earlier I blogged about the Hochstadt's Party Contest. I got lots of entries just for writing a blog post about the contest, and for commenting...

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The Joy of Long Term Goals Several years ago I was talking to my Pastor. We were talking about education and I was bemoaning the fact that I wasn't going to be able to get a college degree. I had married young and had children....

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Random Thoughts About Steamers and Food Today while I was blog surfing it seemed like every blog I stopped at had pictures of food.  It seemed like today was  a good day to go along with the crowd. What you are looking at are two great...

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The Hochstadt.com Party Contest! Last week I found out that I won not one, but two prizes on The University Kid's Blog Contest. Now I think I could become a contest addict. Entering an online contest is easy, and your chances of winning...

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3 Reasons I Hate Your Blog ...And I'm Not Coming Back! Normally I try to stay on the positive side of things. There are plenty of bloggers ranting out there! But today, I don't know, I'm in a mood, and I just can't hold it in anymore....

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New Camera Litton Trail, Grass Valley, CA (Not a Paid Post!) Today I bought myself a new camera. I didn't need a new camera, I just wanted one. Specifically, I wanted a camera I could slip in my pocket and just...

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Do Me A Favor, Do Yourself a Favor! I would like to ask a great big favor of you. There is a contest going on, and I would really like to win it. And you can help me. You don't need to stumble anything, or write a blog post. I'm even...

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Happy Stumbeling April Fool's Day to Me! Since I completed my 30 day blogging challenge I have taking a break from blogging. I've been spending time with my family, Saturday we watched 3 movies in a row, ate pizza, and then went out for apple...

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30 Day Challenge Evaluation I was going to write today that I was ending my 30 day blogging challenge early. (The challenge was to blog every day for 30 days.) I have a couple of real exciting projects in the works and I would like...

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Always Keep Checking EDIT: Back to the old theme. This one worked well for me in the past. It should work well in most browsers. Please let me know if it does not. EDIT: Working with a temporary theme for now. I know it...

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When Ethics and Integrity Get in the Way of Making... My Daddy once said to me, the only thing you have, that no one can ever take away from you, is your integrity. You can only give it away.  Everything else you have, even your life, can be taken away....

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Save Money on Gasoline I work from home and consequently, I don't do much driving.  I only need to buy gas for my car a few times a month.  And every time I buy gas I get a new case of sticker shock!  On our recent trip (in...

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Getting Back to Diet Basics My weight has been creeping up on me again. A few years ago I managed to lose 30 pounds. I did it a simple way, by eliminating all sugar and refined carbohydrates from my diet, and by eating foods that...

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Solar Power Just a quick thought tonight. With all the concern about running out of oil, and the reliance on foreign oil, and all the government programs to help people save energy, would it make sense for the...

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Do You Like The Theme? I changed my theme again. I really like this one. Three days from now I will probably really like another one! I have a lot of fun looking for new themes and trying them out. However, I'm not sure it...

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On Writing So I am all the way to day 5 of my 30 day challenge. And already it is getting hard to post everyday. It is not that I have any trouble at all coming up with topics. I've got enough things I'd like...

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Posted on : 15-07-2011 | By : Kat | In : Happiness, Wealth

I finally  got around to reading Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.  It is a fascinating book looking at very successful people and shows that it is not just their individual skills and talent that got them where they are.  As Publisher’s Weekly states, “Gladwell tears down the myth of individual merit to explore how culture, circumstance, timing, birth and luck account for success—and how historical legacies can hold others back despite ample individual gifts.

That might sound discouraging to those of us looking for more success, it might make you think that you just aren’t lucky enough to be successful, however, that is not the message that I took away from the book.

Early in the book, the author states that people who are extremely successful at what they do, all have one certain thing in common. They  have spent a huge amount of time practicing their craft.  According to Gladwell, the magic number is 10,000 hours of practice.  Be it music (Mozart and the Beatles) or computer programming (Bill Gates), the supersuccessful spent had not just luck and favorable circumstances, but much more persistence than your average person.

What this tells me is that you really can accomplish quite a bit with hard work and persistence.  Those who see the opportunities that are available to them, who persist through difficulties and spend the time to master every aspect of what they do, are the ones who will be successful.

I find this encouraging.  It tells me that the “outliers” were not just born that way.  They may have started with just a small amount of talent, they may have gotten “lucky”, but ultimately  it was their hard work and persistance that brought them to success.  In other words, if they can do it I can do it!

So how long does it take to become a master?  Not just an expert, mind you, but a master?  You would need to practice 2 hours and 44 minutes, every day of the year, for 10 years to get to 10,000 hours.   That might seem like a long time, but is it really?  When you consider that those 10 years will go by anyway, wouldn’t you like to find yourself 10 years later with complete mastery of what you do?

So keep your eyes open for the opportunities that present themselves to you. Find your passion and work diligently towards your goals and you might just find that 10 years from now, you are the Outlier.

Fifty Rocks

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Posted on : 26-06-2011 | By : Kat | In : Fifty, Fit and Fab

Life Begins to Rock at Fifty

I got this gift bag for my birthday.  It had a pretty cool gift in it, but I also think the bag is pretty nice.  I am going to use it as my lunch bag for the whole year (or as long as it lasts!) to remind me of my Fab Fifty project.

The Choices We Make

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Posted on : 25-06-2011 | By : Kat | In : Fifty, Fit and Fab, Uncategorized

Someone once said we are who we are because of the choices we make.   Just about an hour ago I made a choice that will bring me closer to becoming fit in fifty.  I was sitting on my couch watching TV, when it occurred to me that:

  • #1. I had not exercised at all today.
  • #2. That is was still light outside and a very nice summer evening.
  • #3.  I couldn’t really say that I didn’t have time to exercise if I had time to watch TV.

So I turned off the TV, put on my tennies, and went for a walk.  It wasn’t a long walk but a very enjoyable one and it did include one hill.

Afterwards my hubby and I sat outside and enjoyed watching our garden.

So turning off the TV led to 2 good things happening!

50 Things I’m Going To Do While I Am 50

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Posted on : 25-06-2011 | By : Kat | In : Fifty, Fit and Fab

I needed a place where I can keep a list of all my goals, action items, changes, (I’m not sure what I should call them, So I have decided to list them here.  Some goals have sub-goals, and in my mind they all count!  When I blog about a particular goal I will  link to it here.   There is no particular order to these items, it is just the way they came out of my head.

1. Be more organized.

2. Lose 1 pound per week for 50 weeks.

3. For 50 days in a row, (Saturdays excluded) eat no sugar.

4. Don’t bite my fingernails for 50 days in a row.

5.  Say something nice to a stranger 50 times.

6. Exercise at least a little, every day, for 50 days in a row. (Saturdays excluded)

7. Ask for help from someone else 50 times.

8. Let 50 different people know how special they are to me.

9. Do a fund raising project for some charity.

10. Think of at least 40 more goals!

11. Do 50 “real” pushups without stopping.  (I can do 5 right now!)

12.  Get a Facebook page and a Twitter account set up for 50 Weeks To Fit and Fabulous.

13.  Blog about this project at least one time per week for 50 weeks.

14. Facebook status update and tweet at least 1 time per day for 50 days.

15. Sleep at least 7 hours per night (8 is better) most night.

Fifty, Fit and Fabulous?

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Posted on : 24-06-2011 | By : Kat | In : Fifty, Fit and Fab

Fifty, Fit and Fabulous? Hello it’s me!   I’ve just turned 50.  I would like to say that I am 50, fit and fabulous, but that is not the case!  Well, I am certainly close to fabulous but there is no way that I am fit.

Last year when I turned 49 I told myself that I would be fit and fabulous by the time I turned 50.  It seemed like a reasonable goal. But I didn’t have a plan and I didn’t  tell anyone and I never seemed to get started so here I am at 50 and nothing has really changed.  Except that I have gained another 10 pounds, so that is kind of reverse progress.

This year I am going to do things different. I am going to go very public, and do my best to broadcast to the world what I am trying to do.  Seriously, I am going to put up a Facebook page and  a Twitter account and be as public as I can. Because I don’t want to be a massive failure in front of the world I expect that I should be able to reach at least some of my goals.  So here is the plan.  For the next 50 weeks, I am going to make 50 changes, goals, commitments, whatever you want to call it.  I am going to post them on my blog, I’m going to Tweet about them, make Facebook status updates, the whole 9 yards.  The whole internet will know if I succeed or fail.

Here is where you come in.   My very first change is to ask for help more often. In fact, my goal for this year is to ask for help at least 50 times.  For some people that might not be much of a goal, but for me it is a pretty big deal. I am the lone ranger type. I feel like I should be able to do everything myself.

So now I am going to ask for you help.  Please help me in my goal to make 50 the year I become fit and fabulous.  Please keep me accountable.  Please cheer on my successes, and give me a verbal kick in the pants when I am not doing what I should.  And then, would you tell all your friends and ask them if they would do the same?  Maybe someone  wants to do it with me?

And just to  make it perfectly clear, this will be a totally non-commercial activity.  On this blog there will be no ads, no affiliate links, nothing I am going to try and sell you.  I  might do that on another one of my blogs, <grin> (that is a goal I will tell you about another day) but not on this blog and not with this project.   So please, leave a comment and let me know you are out there, and come back tomorrow when I will have a Twitter account and a Facebook page that will make it easier for you to keep me in line!

~Peace, Love, and Happiness~