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End of Keto week one... the good and the not-so-good
Tuesday, March 10, 2020      5 comments

I felt really good and satisfied with the low carb food plan thru Day 6, although I was in desperate need of some new recipes to alleviate the boredom.  But a busy schedule and lack of supplies for most of the Keto-friendly recipes prevented me ... Read more
Keto Day 5
Friday, March 06, 2020      6 comments

I'm writing early today since I have a late band practice tonight (big gig next week!). This morning I felt fine heading out to work in the food pantry, but by 11:30 I was feeling achy and exhausted. I do believe it is a result of the 2nd shin... Read more
Keto Day 4
Thursday, March 05, 2020      4 comments

I didn't have the time to track my food in the nutrition tracker the past 2 days. Today I went back & logged yesterday's food, and had a rude awakening. 1 cup broccoli is 11 carbs, 1 C carrots is 13 and 1/2 an avocado is 7! Ouch! In what I t... Read more
Keto Day 3
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      6 comments

Busy day at my volunteer job.  We got in a delivery of over 2,000 pounds of food, which had to be unloaded and stored in various freezers, cupboards.and available shelves. Nice to have a full variety items for the needy in our area. I was h... Read more
Keto Day 2
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      10 comments

I just got home from band practice and it's 11:30 pm, so it's gonna be a short blog today. Overall things went very well, after I was warned that I might start feeling tired on Day 2 or 3. Instead of going skiing I opted to take a nice walk aro... Read more
Keto Day 1 -  The Beginning
Monday, March 02, 2020      9 comments

Well, I made it through my first day of eating according to Keto recommendations... without feeling hungry or having shakiness as I so often do about 2 hours after breakfast.  The bad news is that I went over my desired calorie allotment by a co... Read more
Day 0 - tomorrow starts the new way of eating: al la Keto
Sunday, March 01, 2020      6 comments

One more day to plan, organize and perhaps overindulge in what will be considered off bounds from tomorrow forward. Actually I realize it isn't quite that dire... we can always go a little astray with any diet and then make up for it either th... Read more
On the road to ketosis:  Day  -1
Saturday, February 29, 2020      5 comments

I'm part of the Winter 5% Challenge, on the wonderful Awesome A's team.  As part of this challenge we need to do a new "Living the Good Life" activity each week during the 8 weeks of that season's challenge.  This week it's blogging, something I... Read more
2020 word of the year: Mindfulness!
Sunday, January 05, 2020      7 comments

This year my resolution, or, better yet, my focus word for 2020 is mindfulness.  I'm going to try and really be aware, be mindful, make conscious decisions, in each of the following areas: 1 - in what I put into my body:  food, drinks, eve... Read more
Sad reflections
Tuesday, February 06, 2018      28 comments

It's with a sad heart that I report that my beloved chocolate lab Bailey has departed for the green heavenly pastures. She had 11 wonderful years, but then became riddled with cancerous tumors. We got an extra 3 months with doggie chemo, but t... Read more
Summer off from 5% challenge
Friday, June 30, 2017      3 comments

It is with a little bit of sadness that I have decided to forego the 5% challenge this summer. I've been happily running with the Dawgs for two years now and am halfway to my ultimate goal weight. Unfortunately for the summer months I'm away a... Read more
Looking forward to the 2017 Spring 5% Challenge!
Saturday, March 25, 2017      4 comments

As many of you know, I had a serious fall back in November and ended up breaking 5 bones in my foot. Needed 2 plates and 9 screws to put me back together again. Was in a wheelchair & on crutches for most of that time, so by necessity I've had t... Read more
Watch out for birthday months!
Saturday, November 12, 2016      4 comments

Today was weigh-in day for the Fall 5% challenge... and unfortunately I've gained back 5 pounds in the past 4 weeks, arg! But in all honesty I have to say that I had a bad stomach bug right before then, and had quickly lost 5 pounds in 3 days ... Read more
Fall 5% challenge is on! Gardening choices...
Saturday, September 24, 2016      7 comments

OK, today starts the Fall 5% Challenge, and the weather couldn't be more conducive to getting outside for some exercise. Being a passionate "gardenergal", I was anxious to enjoy this cool, sunny fall weather while working in my many gardens. B... Read more
Need exercise ideas
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      4 comments

I'm about to start the Summer 5% Challenge this weekend as a part of the awesome Spirited Underdawgs team. Unfortunately I have recently been diagnosed with a bone spur and severe plantar fasciitis in my right foot. This has seriously impacte... Read more

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