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Early to rise
Thursday, February 06, 2020      2 comments

I read an article yesterday which listed the benefits of getting up early to exercise. It triggered a memory that I used to do this back in my thinner years. I remember that feeling of accomplishment in getting it out of the way early on, and... Read more
February Goal
Wednesday, February 05, 2020      5 comments

Very pleased that I hit my January goal of consistently hitting 10k/steps per day! It took a full month... mainly because i was sick for 3 weeks of the month. I almost despaired that I couldn't do it. Then one morning I vowed that I would d... Read more
Indoor gardening
Friday, January 31, 2020      3 comments

Now that I'm retired, I find myself getting back to the things I used to love doing, but didn't have the time. Music, reading, gardening, travel... Read more
Wednesday, January 29, 2020      1 comments

My January goal was to walk 10k steps/day. Then I promptly got sick... for 3 weeks! Ugh...upper respiratory nasty cough thing. Well I'm over it, a... Read more
Getting things in order
Thursday, January 23, 2020      4 comments

I love to get organized. I draw the line at compulsive about it, because I do slack off sometimes. Plus I've seen some people's homes who are OCD about it, and I'm thankful I'm not like that. We moved into our new home 5 months ago. We... Read more
Friday, January 17, 2020      1 comments

Yesterday I experienced a Non Scale Victory (NSV). DH and I made a quick overnight trip, that involved watching our granddaughter cheer. Afterwards, we planned to get our camper, and move it from one storage unit to a new one close to our new... Read more
Tuesday, January 07, 2020      2 comments

I've had a cold for the last few days, wiped me out! I think I logged less than 2000 steps/day on my pedometer. Luckily, my weight maintained throughout. So I'm glad for that. I'm not 100% better, but better nonetheless. Hope to be mor... Read more
Ground Zero
Sunday, January 05, 2020      4 comments

This is a term we nurses use when discussing an outbreak of viral infections, such as the common cold. One person gets it, followed my others in the same group. That initial person is coined ground zero. My DH decided to share his cold with ... Read more
Friday, January 03, 2020      3 comments

My doctor advised me to achieve 10000 steps/day to lose weight. Of course, eating healthful too. My problem with this is using a pedometer to track my progress. They must be accurate, and you must wear it all the time. I am brutal to tr... Read more
Thursday, January 02, 2020      4 comments

I have been plagued with chronic insomnia for years, decades even. Sleep apnea test confirmed that I do not have sleep apnea nor restless leg syndrome. The neurologist informed me that I have a very inefficient sleep duh! For ... Read more
Goal accomplished
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      3 comments

I did it! I did not gain weight during the holidays! In fact, I lost 3 pounds since the start of the month, 6.5 total since I saw my doctor last month. They say setting small goals is key to success, and that's what I'm trying. For Jan... Read more
Small goal, big win!
Friday, December 27, 2019      6 comments

I restarted my Spark journey earlier this month. My goal was to NOT gain weight during the holiday season. I lost 5 pounds, then Christmas week began. I focused on my family, good food, and good times. Then needed 2 days to recover fr... Read more
One goal away a time
Tuesday, December 10, 2019      5 comments

This blog is not weight loss related, but it was an accomplishment for me, nonetheless. When I retired 4 months ago, I vowed that I would resume the practice of sending Christmas cards. I am happy to report that I reached my goal last nig... Read more
Sunday, December 08, 2019      5 comments

I just read an article about recruiting people, or at least letting then know you are starting a weight loss journey. I typically don't do this until I've experienced some success on my own. But today, I realized that my hubby has officiall... Read more
Staying on track
Saturday, February 13, 2016      4 comments

Something is clicking for me this time. I had one of the most stressful weeks at work this week. And yes...I succumbed to temptation...but somehow still managed to lose weight. I almost didn't weigh this morning...that's how bad I was. But I... Read more

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