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Week Two of 5% Summer Challenge
Saturday, July 11, 2020      0 comments

Lost two pounds this week...woot! And I hit 40 pounds loss, another milestone! Woot! Woot! Just shy of reaching halfway to goal! That being said, I turn my sights to week two. We are to continue with the water challenge, as well as pla... Read more
Week One of 5% Challenge
Friday, July 03, 2020      4 comments

This week we’ve been challenged to maintaining a daily schedule. This is particularly challenging for me since I am retired, and then COVID hit. Sometimes I bounce out of bed, ready to spark the day on fire. Other days, it’s all I can do to d... Read more
Another 5k for the books!
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      2 comments

My fitness goal for June was to complete a 5k. I accomplished this goal on June 5th, much earlier than I intended. My profile pic was taken the day ... Read more
Summer 5% Challenge
Monday, June 29, 2020      3 comments

I’ve joined the 5% Summer Challenge, which starts this Sat July 4. It will be challenging For me since my family will be celebrating 4 birthdays, and 2 vacations During this timeframe. But I am hopeful the challenge will help me stay on track!... Read more
Monday, June 15, 2020      6 comments

I live in coastal Carolina and we have been deluged with rain since Friday. And no hope of letting up til the weekend. The dogs are restless, I AM r... Read more
Virtual 5k
Saturday, June 06, 2020      4 comments

Two weeks ago, at the urging of my cousins, I signed up for The Great Mississippi River Run Virtual 5k. My plan was to train for it for the month of Jun... Read more
Summary of the 5% Spring Challenge
Wednesday, June 03, 2020      3 comments

The Spring Challenge officially ended this past Saturday. I met my goal of losing 5%, which equated to 11.5 pounds, over the 8 week challenge. Further, I lost a total of 3.5 inches in my waist, hips, thighs and arms. Doesn't sound like a lot,... Read more
Mosquito bites
Wednesday, May 27, 2020      3 comments

I hate them! Pesky, little, hungry, blood-sucking critters. What on God's green earth purpose do they fill? And why on earth do I forget to spray on protection? We moved from central North Carolina to coastal North Carolina last fall. The s... Read more
Thoughts from a closet hog
Wednesday, May 20, 2020      13 comments

For the past few days, I've been trying on clothes in my closet. I am happy to report that I am officially out of XXL, and now the XL fits very well! I've been down 2 sizes in my jeans and shorts for a while. It's pretty easy to recogniz... Read more
Rainy Day
Tuesday, May 19, 2020      6 comments

Its pouring here and the fitness center is still closed. So no walking. I will go work my free weights, do a pilates video, and an aerobics video... thank you YouTube! A brief update on the Spring Challenge. We are in our 7th week and I am ... Read more
Week Five of the Spring Challenge
Saturday, May 09, 2020      7 comments

This was a rough week for me, through my own fault. But I refuse to beat myself up over it. I recognize that the ups and downs of a weight loss journey are a part of the process. A very important part, actually. That's how we learn, a... Read more
The journey
Sunday, May 03, 2020      6 comments

So....I gained 3 pounds overnight...ugh. I knew it would happen. I wasn’t going to log my entry, then realized I was missing a learning opportunity if I didn’t. I logged all my foods yesterday: bagel for breakfast, PBJ for lunch, chips/salsa... Read more
Friday, May 01, 2020      10 comments

As of this morning, I’ve lost a total of thirty pounds. Some NSV’s I’ve noticed is increased stamina and flexibility. Yesterday I did an aerobics video, and I was able to keep up with the instructor while she did some crazy arm exercises! If ... Read more
Tuesday, April 28, 2020      5 comments

We launched our boat last week. It was a lovely, breezy day, which means the water was choppy. But it was great to get out of the house and get som... Read more
Tummy time
Wednesday, April 22, 2020      9 comments

I have a pot belly. There I said it! I look like I'm pregnant, but I'm not. I don't like it... and I don't like admitting it publicly. But it is my reality. To be honest, I don't dwell on it. I look at the big picture and know tha... Read more

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