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About My Lens Looking Out

An ordinary girl, a plumber's daughter if you will ... seeking out beauty ... in the action and the still.


By: Debra Sue Higginbotham

Curiosities, perplexing.

Dead cat,
not withstanding.
Questions … sought.

Riddle me this.
Tease me that.

Perceptions, entangle.
The same
is never
the same.

So curious,
so reaching.
No intimidation;
when seeking.

Random inquiry.
Often mysterious.
Strange or taboo …
makes you curious.

Tell me what
— you see.
Show me ~ what you know.
Engaging curiosity
because …
Knowing this;
and learning that…
has never really,
a cat.

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady


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A Pan Sheet Dinner

Hey Hey Butter Beans …
I will make this one short and sweet.  This here is one of my favorite blogs, all about clean eating and cutting out processed food – but without costing a glorious fortune!  This is a recipe for a sheet pan dinner … my kind of thing because it’s EASY !
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
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Decade Challenge?


Transformation Tuesday + The Decade Challenge
1st pic: 1999 … 2nd pic: 2009 … 3rd pic: 2019
If I can lose over 170 pounds and keep it off for over 5 years; I am reasonably certain you can do the thing that it is you are trying to do for yourself. At any rate; whether you think you can or think you can’t … you are indeed correct. Carry on.
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
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Are We There Yet?

Success is the journey – not the destination – or something like that.

Enjoy every milestone.   Learn from every failure.  Rise from every fall.

Friction polishes the diamond, or so they say.

I am not where I want to be yet; but I am oh so very far from where I started.

Are we there yet?   Probably not.   Just keep swimming my good peeps.


As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady


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Do You Know Your Data?


How Do you measure your success?  I imagine that depends on your goals.woman measuring her waist
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Are you obsessed with the scale?  You do realize that the number on a scale is really just one piece of data regarding your overall well being, right?  Whew, good.  Just checkin’.  If you KNOW you have an unhealthy relationship with the scale, then you might consider putting your weighing device in jail.  Yep, scale jail.  I highly recommend it.  Just for a while, though.  Not forever.


Do you own a measuring tape?  If not, get one.   Have you been to the doctor lately to know your numbers? If not, go. You do know your numbers, right?  Numbers like blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, iron, vitamin deficiencies, etc.   Yes, I promise you all of that is part of data, important data.   This is also a piece of the puzzle to your overall health.


How long can you hold a plank?  How many push-ups can you do?  How many sit-ups?  How much can you bench press?  How fast can you walk/run a mile?  How many flights of stairs can you climb without dwindling into a puddle of exhaustion?  How many laps can you swim?  These are also important numbers.  This is also part of your data.   Do these numbers change?  Do you show improvement? I dare you to find out.


How many glasses of water did you drink yesterday?  How many servings of fruits and vegetables did you eat this week?  How many grams of protein are you eating on a regular basis?  How much alcohol do you drink?   How many grams of sugar are you consuming each day?   These are also very important numbers.  More data.   Am I annoying you yet?  If you’ve read this far, hopefully you see my point.

You, my dear, are so much more than a number on a scale or the size of your jeans. How do you feel? How do you look?  Could you catch your child if they ran off into the highway?  Could you pull a kid out of a ditch if needed?  How do you sleep at night? How many medications are you taking?  Can you sit on the floor and get up without help?

So how do you measure success?   That is up to you.   What are your goals?  Do you have any goals?  If not, get ya some !  I double dog dare ya.

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady


I sleep pretty good these days, despite the evils of menopause.

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