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Starting next Wednesday, Sept. 7 and running through Nov. 10, we will be teaching our fall 10-week “Weight, the Reality Series” from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Service office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carrollton.
I have taught this series for several years and recently been fortunate to have Becky Wilson, R.N., of Three Rivers District Health Department working with me so I have a medical professional who understands any underlying medical concerns that our participants may have.
“Weight the Reality Series” is not a weight-loss program, but a UK research-based program in which we teach our participants the importance of learning to achieve and maintain a healthier weight through good nutrition, physical activity and other healthy methods.
Participants set their own personal goals. At each weekly session, time is allowed for sharing successes and difficulties of reaching personal goals, plus a short program on a topic related to healthy weight management, a new recipe to sample and light physical activity.
Pre-registration is necessary. Cost of the 10-week series is $12. To register and pick up information about the program, call (502) 732-7030 or stop by the Extension office.
Health, wealth challenge
Six habits, six weeks. That is the challenge the Northern Kentucky Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agents are giving everyone in our eight-county Northern Kentucky area.
Health and Wealth Challenge 2011 runs from Aug. 29 to Oct. 9. Those who complete and log six health and wealth habits during the challenge, and submit their completed tracker form will be eligible for a number of nice prizes, including an overnight stay at General Butler State Resort Park with breakfast for two, iTunes gift cards, gas cards and Living Well books.
Participants can sign up any time to get in the challenge, but the sooner you sign up the better chance you have to accomplish your goals and win.
Stop by the Extension office at 500 Floyd Drive in Carrollton or call us at (502) 732-7030. Information and an entry form is on-line at www.ca.uky.edu/booone/FamilyConsumerSciences.
Health and Wealth Challenge 2011 is designed to motivate people to be intentionally active, eat breakfast, save pocket change, be mindful about their eating habits by not eating or drinking anything except water while in a moving vehicle, follow the My Plate guidelines at least once a day and track their money spent by writing it down.
Remember the old phrase “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step?” That single step is doing something positive every day.
“Make progress everyday” is a strategy for improving health and increasing wealth because it promotes a healthy attitude about behavior change.
Many people fail to make the connection between big goals and the small steps required to achieve them. They expect progress to “happen” instead of building progress steps into their daily activities.
The secret to making progress is getting started today. There are no “magic bullets” that guarantee health and wealth. But daily progress will build upon itself, just like compound interest.
If you do something consistently, at least 5 times a week, you will make steady progress. Each little step adds to the ones before it.
Quilting designer, author and teacher Cindy Casciato of Ravenna, Ohio will teach a special two-day quilting workshop at the Carroll County Extension office Thursday, Sept. 22 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, September 23 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Participants will make Casciato’s original quilt design, “Fabricholics Fancy.” The quilt is made from 5 inch and 6 1/2 inch squares with a border splash fabric tying it all together.
In addition, she will teach her “triangle magic method” using her new tool to eliminate 1/8 inch rotary cutting.
This principle can be used in making every other block pattern containing a half-square or quarter square triangle.
Cost of the two-day workshop is $50, which includes pizza on Thursday evening and lunch on Friday.
Contact the Carroll County Extension Office for registration information. After registering, participants will receive a fabric and supply list and cutting instructions to complete before class.
Grace Angotti is Carroll Co. Extension agent for family and consumer sciences. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.