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Week 1 Summary Winter 2020 5% Challenge
Sunday, January 19, 2020      4 comments

My weekly goals: 1. Jog outdoors 3 times. emoticon ... Read more
Ten Reasons Why I'm Still Participating in the 5% Challenges in 2020
Saturday, January 11, 2020      6 comments

emoticon 10 Reasons I Want to Lose Weight emoticon 1. My husband's former doctor, practicing in his eighties, used the phrase "to prolong vitality, and shorten morbidity." I want to be walking and jogging the week I die. 2. My grand... Read more
5% Challenge Day 48
Thursday, November 21, 2019      1 comments

No, I haven't been AWOL from my team or the challenge. However, as with so many of my attempts to keep a journal, diary, or daily log, I fall behind, and dread trying to catch up. My OCD tendencies make it hard to not have a "perfect" numerical... Read more
5% Challenge Day 31
Monday, November 04, 2019      1 comments

Monday and the start of a new week! I'm not being very successful with portion control or nutrition tracking. I have an stubborn resistance to it during this challenge. I am better with drinking water than I used to be during the colder ... Read more
5% Challenge Days 29 and 30
Monday, November 04, 2019      1 comments

Saturday - I did lots of chores, and counted the floor mopping as my exercise. Sunday - I meant to go for a walk, but the time change brought sunset earlier and I used that as my very feeble excuse to skip it. ... Read more
5% Challenge Day 28
Monday, November 04, 2019      3 comments

All Saints Day This is a wreath I made with found twigs, cones, saved string, wire, and old Christmas ribbons. It's not worthy of a decorating blog, but that's not anything to which I aspire. I took it to Mama and Daddy's graves in the co... Read more
5% Challenge Day 27
Monday, November 04, 2019      3 comments

The cold snap and bitter winds have left. I was able to jog/walk on the road in the afternoon. And that was after I had done Classical Stretch and yoga. Yippee! The evening fell apart, however, when no trick or treaters showed up to take... Read more
5% Challenge Day 26
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      0 comments

The sun is shining and there's less wind, but outside temps are still in the teens and twenties, so I am glad to have found not one, but two fitness programs on PBS that I like well enough to do in the living room. The upside of this discovery ... Read more
5% Challenge Days 22, 23, 24, & 25
Tuesday, October 29, 2019      3 comments

Sat. I loved being outside working on clearing the yard: lots of steps, bending, raking, hauling. Because of the 60 MPH winds on the previous Saturday, I was able to collect three bags of evergreen cones that came down: Norway spruce, ponder... Read more
5% Challenge Days 19, 20, 21
Friday, October 25, 2019      4 comments

This isn't much of an exercise/fitness log recently. Wed. I spent the day cleaning out our refrigerator/freezer, vacuuming, storing items, and dust-covering furniture and beds. Thurs. I finalized the house chores while DH drained the... Read more
5% Challenge Days 16, 17, 18
Tuesday, October 22, 2019      4 comments

I'm finding this daily blog less motivating than I thought - like most of my attempts at keeping a diary or a journal, I begin to perceive it as a nagging chore. So here I am, trying to catch up for 3 days. ... Read more
5% Challenge Day 15
Saturday, October 19, 2019      3 comments

Why do both my husband and I come from states where the wind blows almost all the time? This morning's jog/walk session was both up hill and against the west wind. Nothing was easy not even the down hill with the wind? Oh well, at least I... Read more
5% Challenge Day 14
Saturday, October 19, 2019      0 comments

I took a long walk from our prairie home to the wetlands on our farm. I saw plenty of pheasants and ducks, but fortunately no hunters. ... Read more
5% Challenge Days 12 and 13
Saturday, October 19, 2019      3 comments

DH and I packed the car and hit the road. I'm too antsy when not driving to keep myself out of the road food. But at least it's homemade and relatively healthful. Dinner out is always iffy, so I let myself order whatever looks like it wo... Read more
5% Challenge Day 11
Tuesday, October 15, 2019      5 comments

It was an almost perfect autumn morning! The sun was shining, the breeze was very light, and the temperature was mild. I kept thinking of the slog... Read more

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