Author Archives: Marcia Stehouwer

About Marcia Stehouwer

I have a great life (most days) and a small budget, so being frugal is one of my favourite hobbies. I started this blog after procrastinating for 3 months, on April Fool's Day. I knit, I read, I knit, I work... I am also about a quarter of the way through my goal to lose 100 pounds. So between knitting, working, reading etc., I also do some walking!

“Walk, Walk, Walk!”

If you’ve used Leslie Sansone’s walking programs, you will know this.  We jokingly pretend to be chickens sometimes, but my 18 month old grandson has it down pat!  And this morning all three of them joined me for the warm … Continue reading

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Catch Up Time!

One of the joys of walking with my dogs and grandchildren is the changing scope of nature.  Sadly I often leave my phone and its handy camera at home and I miss capturing their wonder.  But we were so excited … Continue reading

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Mixing Things Up…

It’s been a few days – what with a deluge of rain, emergencies and a final assignment, but I am still keeping on! I’m sad to report that our mama goose has lost her nest.  I thought she might be … Continue reading

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6800 Steps and Counting!

I currently am feeding three blogs – this one, Healthy, Wealthy and Wiser, and another more thoughtful, life journey blog, A Journey of Ten Years.  Each of them chronicles a different interest over the years, and I want to keep … Continue reading

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Week One Update

I’m not on my phone for this one, so possibly another picture from my walking adventures in Beijing or Korea…those are on my computer. My focus this week was on the walking steps, not on what I was eating.  I … Continue reading

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Mushroom Surprise!

Yesterday I did not make my step goal but we managed some walks between a massive rain storm and grandmotherly tasks such as childcare, cooking, and cleaning up.   Even though we walk here almost every day, we were blown … Continue reading

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Adjustments

Yesterday was a bit of a weird day.  Short walks, long walks and going round and round while the kids played at the park.  And then being too tired in the day to post my results.  I am so determined … Continue reading

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Keeping On!

This is a screenshot from my Mi-fit app that I started usng in China.  It hasn’t changed to pounds but i can do the conversions online to keep it updated.  And it keeps me on track. Last night I needed … Continue reading

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Trying Again.

If  at first you don’t succeed – try, try again.  I have not been succeeding.  As it stands I may even weigh a bit more than when I optimistically started this blog.  I mean, how difficult can it be to … Continue reading

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What’s with these 10000 steps?

On my left wrist I wear a band.  It serves as a watch and a step counter and I like it.  I like knowing how many steps I take.  I liked reaching the 10000 step mark and going a little … Continue reading

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