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Planks, Quinoa and wellness.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      3 comments

Today I started the Plank challenge.
al.asp?blog_id=5832752 The challenge suggests you can go from 20 seconds on day 1 to 5 minutes by day 30. That 20 secon... Read more
2016 Spring 5 % Challenge begins 3/26! Will you join me?
Monday, March 14, 2016      5 comments

I'm supposed to set up a short term plan to reach my long term goals. I also need to set up my plan and commitment to my FIRST 5% challenge. Breaking up my weight loss into 5% increments is something I find helpful. in fact, my lo... Read more
Weekly weigh in reality, without excuses.
Saturday, March 12, 2016      8 comments

I hoped it wasn't, but I knew it was coming. My weight increased this week from last weeks weigh in. As soon as I saw that higher number, my brain started racing around as to why the gain occurred. Diet, exercise, sugar, muscle, fat, ho... Read more
Moderation in all things
Saturday, March 12, 2016      2 comments

I'm on day 18 of the 21 day new member challenge, and this is the day that really encapsulates what this journey is about for me. The article it linked to
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Dusted off my Theracane today
Thursday, March 10, 2016      4 comments

So, I've typed and lost this blog post twice already, so I'm keeping it brief this time. I'm adding 5 minutes of Theracane work on my trigger points each day after my stretching and before my walk. Here is an article on the Theracane, a ... Read more
Great day
Thursday, March 10, 2016      2 comments

Ugh, lost my post. Got a lot done today, felt great after my morning stretch, and did well with pacing myself throughout the day. Accomplished Stretching Shaved legs Walked 2 dogs Grocery shopping (including putting all gr... Read more
YouTube sumo squat demo
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      3 comments

Sumo squats...kiegels on steroids... ... Read more
New personal best. 2.6 miles
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      2 comments

Trying hard not to overdo it, but I did get in 2.6 miles of dog walking 3/8 and 45 minutes of housework. I'm one of those perfectionist procrastinators. I don't want to do something unless I can do it right. Well, my life doesn't work tha... Read more
Tough day
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      4 comments

Been raining off and on for 3 days. It's like I'm being crushed under the pressure, it's the only way I can explain it. Being back on the Baclofen and the daily stretching definitely helps. I did my 20 minutes of stretching and a 2 mile walk,... Read more
Reflections and accomplishments
Saturday, March 05, 2016      9 comments

I read the question, "What was your spark?", recently. This winter was the worst of my life, healthwise. I was basically bedridden for 3 months. Being an El NiƱo year didn't help. The rain makes my whole body hurt with the change in the baro... Read more
March Goals
Saturday, March 05, 2016      2 comments

My goals for March are Lose 8 lbs (weight on March 1, 305.2) Complete 30 day small changes challenge Begin spring 5% challenge (start date not announced yet) Stretch 15 min a day minimum Weigh in every Saturday (That is ... Read more
This is your exercise chart on fibromyalgia
Thursday, March 03, 2016      3 comments

I've been checking out the different reports available here on Sparkpeople. I've only been a member since February 23, which is why the chart star... Read more
I made today a sparkpeople day
Wednesday, March 02, 2016      2 comments

I mindlessly turned on the t.v. this morning. It usually runs 24/7 for background noise. After a few minutes I turned it off, concentrated on me, my fur babies, and researching on sparkpeople. I learned a lot of stuff, and did a lot of st... Read more
Treated myself today.
Monday, February 29, 2016      5 comments

Week one was an up and down ride as far as activity. Balance in that area is always a challenge. When I feel good, I do too much and then end up immobile for days. The commitment to stretch 10 minutes a day with the Fibromyalgia and Exercise ... Read more
I slipped on Day 3
Friday, February 26, 2016      12 comments

Literally, I fell. This is the third time in the three weeks since I adopted the excercise, no excuses attitude. It's not a surprise really. I felt great this morning and fell right back into the trap of overdoing it, Unfortunately I a... Read more

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