Friday, April 28, 2017

I PROMISE to make video and post more within the next few days. Trip out of town got me behind.

I had a fabulous time in Chattanooga last Wednesday and Thursday. There are some absolutely awesome teachers and students at Signal Mountain Middle School. Love, love, love them. We made well over 70 costumes for Medieval Days and helped others with ideas for making their own. We used items given to us or purchased at yard sales so the students learned how to turn trash into treasure without spending $40 to $60 for a costume.

I'll get more things filmed and get videos edited within the next few weeks. Just trying to catch up from the trip. Love to all my viewers and keep checking; more coming soon.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Resume for Martha Rose Woodward

Martha Rose Woodward
939 Chickamauga Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
865 951 0319

Tennessee Thrifter Youtube channel

Birth: born October 18, 1948, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Parents Helen Jean Gibbs Woodward, James Roy (Slug) Woodward. Grew up in Leoma, Tennessee. Graduated 8th grade from Leoma Elementary School 1962.

Graduated Loretto High School, l966; Graduated University of North Alabama, l975; B.S. Elementary Education; Graduated University of Tennessee, l978, M.S. School Health (completed +45 Lincoln Memorial University l992, major School Guidance); Certified as school teacher, grades l-9; guidance counselor, grades K-8
Work Experience:
Free-lance editor for people in the community who write books—2014 to 2017. 
Reporter-writer The Knoxville Journal Newspaper 2007 till 2014—published 
more than 1,150 articles.
Blogger: www. marthasunsphere. 2008-present
Author: Knoxville’s Sunsphere; Biography of a Landmark-published 2007
Author: Knoxville’s 1982 World’s Fair—Arcadia Publisher’s—2-16-09
Author: Seven Minutes in Hell-Authorhouse Publisher’s 6, 2009
Author: novel Even Wounded Birds Fly-AuthorHouse (April 7, 2009)
Author: Watermelon for Everyone--CreateSpace Publisher’s --11-2011
Author: No Spitting Watermelon Seeds--CreateSpace Publishser’s 3-2013
Author: Escape to Riches August 2013
Author: Watermelon for Everyone-REVISED-CreateSpace Publisher’s --9-3-2013
Author: 1982 World’s Fair-REVISED-CreateSpace Publisher’s 6-2013
Author: Something Spooky at the Sunsphere 2013
 Author; novel The Diary of Roaslee Gibbs, Createspace, 2016

Producer/writer: Television Show: Homespun Hobbies; program aired
on Community Television twice weekly—2006-2014
Co-host Weekly Radio Show 2007-2008 –Salute America
Reporter-writer Focus Newspaper 2006-2007—published over 100 articles
Employed as school teacher by Knox County Schools l975 until l998 (medical 

Awards/Honors: Resolution from Knox County Commission-9-2014 in recognition of my 8 year writing career; given by the Mayor and commissioners. 
“Watermelon for Everyone” Gourmand Magazine Best Book Award Winner-2013-2014
Outstanding Achievement as News Reporter for Knoxville Journal Newspaper-2013-‘12-’11
Book: Knoxville’s 1982 World’s Fair rose to #17 on Best Seller for books in the South in 2009
Selected as Chairman of the Education Committee--Knoxville Writers’ Guild-2009
Outstanding News Reporting for Radio Production from Salute America 2008
Woman of the Year; Knoxville Woman’s Club 2003
Best Teacher Award from University of Tennessee l996 ( scholarship)
Voted Outstanding Female Educator by KCEA for l995
Arnstein Fellowship to Outstanding Educator: l991 and l992 (won 2 scholarships)
Named Master Teacher (for merit pay) 1987—until retirement 

Community Involvement:
Served as committee chairman for Knoxville Woman's Club, a social and volunteer organization which works on projects for community improvement.
Member-- Greater Federation of Woman's Clubs, emphasis on the promotion of libraries and reading in our community; Unicorn Project--a group of individuals who provide needy children of Appalachia with Christmas gifts; Member--Knoxville Writers’ Guild; Member--Friends of the Library and Public Relations Committee Member; Member--Knoxville Torch Club-a group of university types who meet once a month to discuss current events and topics of interests; Member--East Tennessee Plant Swap---a group that meets twice a year to swap seeds and plants. Member—Family Community Education aka adult 4-H, Quilts of Valor, a group of men and women who sew and donate quilts to veterans, and attendee of Thursday’s Crafts Class at Karns Senior Center. 

What I Eat to Keep Weight Off?

Many people have asked me what I eat daily and weekly to keep the 73 pounds off I lost 7 months ago.

First photo made October 2016. 
Second photo made April 2017. Continue to wear size 8. YAY

Daily food diary.

Breakfast: (either of these menus for any day of the week:
3 pieces of crisp bacon, 1 cup coffee or 1 diet cola
                                                        2 pieces crisp bacon, 1 diet cola, 1  egg any style
                                                        2 pieces sausage, 1 egg any style, 1 diet cola

Lunch: 1 package tuna, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, squirt mustard, hot sauce, 1 cup (handful) lettuce with 1 tablespoon ranch dressing. OR 4 smoked hot dogs (all beef), squirt mustard, 1 cup some dark green vegetable like broccoli, turnip greens, green beans cooked in butter. iced tea, coffee or water

Dinner: Any of these choices; we rotate our favorite recipes and enjoy about 12 to 15 from list
 when we want to prepare them. :
             chicken wings, Keto pizza, grilled steak, mashed cauliflower with cheese along with pork chop or meat dish, keto tacos (made with pork skins instead of taco shells, Keto casserole made with pork skins, tomato sauce, ground beef or turkey, two kinds of cheeses, zucchini hash browns topped with sour cream, bacon lettuce and tomato sandwiches, baked chicken with salad, grilled fish with broccoli with cheese sauce and butter, deviled eggs with choice of meat, hamburger with cheese, tomato, lettuce & onion, Polish sausage fried with cabbage and dried onions. List can go on and on.

You can enjoy one dessert per day. Only eat l/2 cup. Use sour cream, whipped cream, and cream cheese to 2 tablespoons per day. Keep cheese to 2 ounces per day.

Drink when thirsty. Do not go overboard on water. Use tea, coffee, or diet sodas when needed, but limit to reasonable servings. 8 to 12 a day would not be reasonable.

Eat when hungry.
Eat enough to sustain you for 3 to 4 hours.
Eat from choices/ no cheating
Eat when body needs food NOT when time for a meal.
Limit snacking.
Limit food after 8 PM.
Weigh often.
Keep a detailed food diary. You will be glad you did. You will want to remember some great recipes.
Keep records of your losses for future references. Again, you will be glad you did.
Reward yourself for "non-scale" successes.
Make adjustments as needed.
Expect to hit stalls.

Saturday, April 1, 2017