1 JUNE 2015 :: Weekend review

I can't believe how many times I wanted to sit down and share things on one of my blog efforts!  :-)  I was sorting through piles of things over the weekend and discovered lots of topic to talk about.  Now I need to find a way to sort through these materials and keep them in a place I can get to when I sit down to blog !!!!!!!   It is always a space/equipment problem.

I have decided to start a CROWD-FUNDING effort of my own through fiverr.com/work2gather again.  It seems like an easy way to find funds, but it needs a repetitive call.  I have created a post for Twitter that I will try to repeat every day, maybe more than once, just to see what happens.  :-)   It is the TIP gig I told you about.  I may change the gig to allow other price options, but I have to figure out if I am eligible to do the "extras" on the gigs.  I haven't had any sales yet.  :-)  Many of the fiverr perks are linked to the level of sales.

I am also looking at some of the gigs I can purchase to spread my message.  I think I told you I have been trying to find something to "buy" at fiverr so I can see how they process gigs.  I have been exploring the site looking for my best spending options.  I will probably try out the marketing, advertising, social media options so I can find out if they make any difference in my site views. This will be happening as soon as I decide on which seller to try first.  :-)

My ETSY options are getting better, but you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at my shop pages.  I have been gathering equipment and supplies, planning products, trying to get samples figured out so I can get photos done, looking at other shops and listings to find the best ideas, and more.  :-)   It isn't an easy task in the middle of daily life and poverty.   :-)  

I am continuing with my HOUSING CLASS to make me a better renter, but looking at properties again and still hoping to buy something that will last the rest of my life, allow me to have farm animals and gardens and processing areas and fields to grow as much as I can and fencing for espalier trees and vines..........  I hope to make it a trust for my children and grandchildren as a back-up plan for their lives.  It has always been my goal.

My EXERCISE quest and FOOD/DIET GOALS are continuing....  I have been getting on my son's machine a little at a time to build up my exercise time.  The goal is 30 minutes a day...and it doesn't have to be on the machine.  On my class days I get a lot of exercise in transit.  My food portioning is also getting better.  I am figuring out the best ways to prepare individual portions and to reduce my amounts for each day...to get to a more reasonable amount.

I am tempted to pay the money for the 21 Day Fix package, but it is about $100.  I just can't afford that.  I know from my USDA site research that the containers are close to the daily portions recommended by them.  I have decided the blue container is equal to 1/4 cup... because that is about the amount of grated cheese you can have.   I have decided the orange containers are about 2 ounces because that is the general amount of dressings you are suppose to have on your salads.  I know that leafy greens are 2 cups for a portion of veggies, but that the green container is about 1 cup.  SO, I have been trying to gather my own Dollar Store containers to use for my life.

I watched a YouTube video (a link from one of the program blogs) about the contents of the package you get.  I have been watching some of the blog videos from the program, too.  I hope they will all help me to create something I have been working on for a long time.  Ziploc bags will be my friend.   :-)

In looking for some links to share, I found these two.  See how they work for you. The PDF is from 1999, but it looked like it may have some good info still.  They change the pyramid, but we still need the right foods.  I like to see what they changed and decide if it was a good thing or a questionable thing.  It isn't good to completely trust the government...use this as research material.  :-)