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Quality of Life Day One!
Sunday, February 21, 2021      23 comments

Living the Good Life – Quality of Life our Week 7 Challenge This is our focus this week. Quality of Life is multidimensional and can be expressed in many different ways, but for the purposes of this challenge think in terms of overall healt... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Yikes Too Big! Nonscale Victory!
Thursday, February 18, 2021      42 comments

Yesterday I got new skinny jeans and tried them on with the boots I bought April 20, 2019. What a surprise, my wide legged boots are too big/wide! One pair I wore a couple of times, and the others not at all. I guess diet and exercise works! ... Read more
Now & in the Future
Thursday, February 11, 2021      22 comments

We had a 5% Living the Good Life Challenge for Hobby Time - learn something new or renew an interest. This month I am learning French on Duolingo, listening to audiobooks, doing daily YouTube exercises, trying new recipes from The New York Times... Read more
Spark Anniversary 13 Years!
Thursday, January 28, 2021      36 comments

I joined SparkPeople 1/24/2008. As I started to read my Spark Page it was like seeing multiple versions of myself, a lot has happened over the years. My page is so long, I just keep adding to it. I didn't make it to the end; haha it really needs... Read more
Tomorrow is Different
Thursday, January 21, 2021      26 comments

Hubby and I have settled into a comfortable daily routine. Most days are much the same but we are happy and satisfied with what we are doing. I make several new recipes a week (New York Times and allrecipes.com) and hubby does his share of cooki... Read more
NYT The 30-Day Well Challenge
Sunday, January 10, 2021      26 comments

I have subscribed to the New York Times 30-Day Well Challenge #NYTWellChallenge Your first Well challenge is to write to yourself about what a successful Well Challenge means to you. Write down goals. I expect the challenge will motiv... Read more
Season 46 Triggers & Red Light Foods
Monday, January 04, 2021      26 comments

Each season I do this plan because my triggers change. I am easily triggered in certain situations - at night when I can't sleep, when there is a dessert or candy in my home, when there are naughty food in the pantry or freezer. Primary Tr... Read more
No Magic Bullet Needed
Saturday, January 02, 2021      24 comments

November my weight was the lowest in years. In December, no parties to add extra calories, but I did it myself at home. Dessert, an ice cream cone or chocolate became routine events. Yes it happens but I know what to do to take off those pesky e... Read more
Off to a Good Start
Friday, January 01, 2021      24 comments

My weight might not be where I want it to be, but I have a good start to the year. Weighed in. Breakfast Slimfast. 5,000 steps by 11:15 AM before I exercised. 7,500 steps by 3:30 PM. I want to simplify my meals. I am doing a 7... Read more
Find Something That Works For You
Wednesday, December 30, 2020      22 comments

When swimming pools, gyms and fitness classes closed I thought they would open soon. As time went by I knew I had to be a self-starter and find something else. I am very pleased with the variety of exercise videos on YouTube and they are free. ... Read more
Future Treasures
Tuesday, December 29, 2020      28 comments

Last night hubby and I celebrated our anniversary, at home just the two of us. No cards, no flowers, no gifts were needed to make this a wonderful evening. We had a lovely candlelight dinner and played some old CD's. As we waited for our Chinese... Read more
Happy Anniversary & Getting Back on Track
Monday, December 28, 2020      27 comments

In 2020 there has been much less to celebrate. But today is our anniversary and we plan to dress up tonight, take pictures (tripod set up), order in a Greek dinner, and watch a movie. Usually we would dress up and go to our favorite fine dining ... Read more
Yep Nutrition Tracking - Day 1!
Sunday, December 27, 2020      17 comments

I am up 4.8 pounds from my lowest weight, which I hit in November, 2020. Today I started back nutrition tracking... a coincidence that weight loss and nutrition tracking go together? I hope to see a bit of a quick loss as I flush out the sodium ... Read more
It All Starts the Day After
Saturday, December 26, 2020      28 comments

Christmas 2020 is in the rearview mirror and we are zooming into 2021. Let's start off 2021 with good intentions and lots of motivation. Aim high! Here are some things to think about. Do you make periodic goals? Yes my goal for this we... Read more
Christmas Letter 2020
Friday, December 25, 2020      23 comments

Dear Spark Friends, we do an annual letter and this is it. Hope this letter finds everyone safe and staying close to home. How are you planning to spend Christmas this year? Surprise! We’ll be home for the holidays. Despite the tumults of 2020, ... Read more

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