DIANNEMT
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October 1--looking back and ahead!
Wednesday, October 01, 2014      6 comments

October first--rabbit rabbit at our house! I am tired today--slept 9.5 hours and do feel some better. I have looked back on my fitness goal of 10K steps--I have only missed 5 days since making the goal on August 2--and all 5 of those days had... Read more
Status on Sept. Goals
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      3 comments

These are the goals I stated earlier this month--it is past the 15th so time to check in. So 1) 10K steps per day--OKAY 2) 3 gym classes per week -- haven't had 3 ST classes every week but have gone to gym 3+ days a week 3) continue with ... Read more
Ready for 5% Challenge--Determined Daisy team
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      4 comments

The new 5% Challenge starts on Saturday. I am in maintenance--no way can i lose 5% more weight--that would be 7-8 pounds and I am already in the good BMI range. But I can drop 3-4 pounds and hope to do that this challenge. I am keeping up my 10... Read more
5% Challenge--Triggers
Friday, September 05, 2014      3 comments

Trigger situations and foods that trigger my over consumption of calories. My triggers are – salty things like Ruffle Potato Chips and dip like french onion Plan - replacement habit or behavior---I do not keep these in the house. When ... Read more
Not trying Whole 30 just yet
Thursday, September 04, 2014      3 comments

I have decided that I am not going to try Whole 30. I need to get and read the book and see if this makes sense for me--cause no dairy, grains or beans will really change the way I eat for me and for hubby. I need a better understanding of "why... Read more
September goals
Monday, September 01, 2014      6 comments

Funny how Sept 1 feels like the beginning of a new year--I guess it is the school year mentality. Working with schools, even though my kids are done with school, keeps me in tune with that! So--I need to spell out my goals for this month. I ai... Read more
And met yet one more!!
Saturday, August 30, 2014      2 comments

Meeting Spark friends is great! I have met 5 now--all on my Almost Empty Nester's Team. Ohio, Maryland, Wisconsin, California and Michigan--I get around--and so do they since California came east!! (Oh, yes--I'm in NJ.) So add Mare to the l... Read more
Got to meet another Spark friend!!!
Saturday, August 16, 2014      5 comments

I am so lucky--I am on a wonderful but small team of active ladies--and now I have met 4 of them!! One last summer (Hi, Betsy!), 2 in the spring (Hi, Cathy and Terri and honorary team member Steve!) and now one more (Hi, Carol!!). I will get up ... Read more
Keeping up with 10K steps a day
Thursday, August 14, 2014      4 comments

I have been hitting my 10K steps a day for over a week now. Not too bad! Yes, sometimes I am going up and down the stairs at 9:30 to hit the mark but--I am doing it! I will be thinking about other goals--may look into the Y so I can work on the... Read more
Newest goal--follow-up to "What to do?"
Tuesday, August 05, 2014      9 comments

I asked for advice in July--What to do? What to do?. Many people saw my fear of swimming and water and, of course, said "go for that and crush that fear." Great idea but now is not the time--end of summer, no pool access without changing gyms, ... Read more
Follow up to "what to do, what to do"
Monday, July 28, 2014      7 comments

I wake up today to see my last blog was a "voted popular blog post"--WOW. Never expected that. Then I also see that my Meditations for Women article says "Refuse to remain in your comfort zone." I think the world is conspiring to get me to ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My next steps--what to do, what to do.....
Sunday, July 27, 2014      60 comments

I had a goal to beat my 5K time in May--and I did it! Not by a lot but I ran faster than I have ever run before and finished under 36 minutes. I will do another 5K this year--without trying to beat my record (different course, different timing).... Read more
Really unhappy with the scale--and I guess with me, too.
Friday, July 18, 2014      10 comments

The scale has been inching up--pretty much since February. I do not know why--I have been exercising and tracking and am usually under the calorie range --and I eat pretty healthy--I will have a glass of wine (and track it) or a .5 cup of ice cr... Read more
July already??
Friday, July 11, 2014      3 comments

This summer is speeding by. I am not seeing movement on the scale--and not on measurements either, judging by my clothes--but I do have energy even with the heat. I am keeping up with my Spark activities--helping with my 5% Challenge team ... Read more
Measurements--blah
Tuesday, June 17, 2014      12 comments

I finally got my measurements taken so I can compare later. Well--I have added inches--I KNOW it is the weight I put back on. So--I WILL do better! I am on Day 2 of the videos and get LOTS of good cardio today. I also did a little extra ST today... Read more

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