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Week seven of the 5% Summer Challenge
Saturday, August 22, 2020      4 comments

I am happy to report that last week (week six) I ultimately lost the two pounds I had gained while family was visiting, plus an additional half pound! Whew! This past week was week seven, and I was very focused. We were to exercise, do so... Read more
Week Six of the 5% Summer Challenge
Thursday, August 13, 2020      6 comments

Wow! What a week! DD and her sweet hub came for a week long visit. She also invited her bestie to come stay with us. Bestie's hub and sweet baby ... Read more
Week Five of the 5% Summer Challenge
Monday, August 03, 2020      6 comments

We are half way through the challenge! So far I’ve lost 5.5 pounds...half of my 5%! I will say, my commitment is faltering this go-round. For one, we’ve had a lot of family visiting this summer, and some birthday celebrations...mine included!... Read more
Self defeating
Friday, July 31, 2020      7 comments

A year ago this month, I retired my stethoscope. I loved my nursing career, but it was time to move on and make the most of my golden years. My biggest regret during my career was my obesity. My job was incredibly stressful and I turned to fo... Read more
Week Four: 5% Summer Challenge
Tuesday, July 28, 2020      4 comments

I lost zero last week...nada...nothing. But I gained good perspective. I indulged way more than I freely admitted, and my body clung to every last ounce of it. How did I do on the challenges? Actually very well. I had one slip up with the O... Read more
Thursday, July 23, 2020      5 comments

Our challenge this week is to get rid of trigger foods...foods that you know you shouldn’t eat. Clear the counter, clear the clutter! We call it Out of Sight Out of Mind, OSOM. I felt pretty confident about this one...I don’t purchase my trig... Read more
Week Three of the 5% Summer Challenge
Sunday, July 19, 2020      4 comments

I pretty much bombed the challenges set last week! But I was very distracted with bookend family weekend visits. On the positive...I made yummy desserts for them and did not over-indulge, plus what wasn’t eaten was packed up and sent home w th... Read more
Week Two of 5% Summer Challenge
Saturday, July 11, 2020      5 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

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