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First Week of Shelter In Place
Friday, April 03, 2020      9 comments

It is now day 8 of the Shelter In Place order that began last Friday. At first, I really struggled with it. I don't like being told what I can and cannot do. Then I took some time to think logically about it. I am still going to the groc... Read more
The Spring 5% Challenge is about to begin ... YAY!
Sunday, March 29, 2020      6 comments

I got my invitation 2020 Spring 5% Challenge Walkers, Runners, Joggers team. This was a team that I never considered in the previous 5% challenges, yet now it appears that this is the perfect team for me. In October I began tracking my ste... Read more
250 Miles Completed Since January 1
Sunday, March 01, 2020      10 comments

If you had told me at the beginning of the year that I would have this many miles recorded I would have laughed at you. Today it is a reality, and my goal is to complete my hike. I am virtually walking on the Appalachian Trail. I track my p... Read more
I Didn't Make My Goal But I'm Still a Winner
Saturday, August 25, 2018      13 comments

I did my final weigh in for the 2018 Summer 5% Challenge. My goal was to lose 12 pounds. I didn't make it. I only lost 6 pounds. Technically I did not reach my goal. It doesn't matter though because I feel like I'm still a winner. I am six... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Exercise ... A Habit ... Me?
Sunday, July 08, 2018      14 comments

I just realized that somehow I have changed. Our pool / fitness center has been closed for the past two weeks. The old me would have used that as an excuse not to exercise. Instead I have convinced my mother to go walking with me. Okay, when I w... Read more
I May Not Be Perfect But 5% Challenges Work
Saturday, May 26, 2018      16 comments

We are just winding down the Spring 5% Challenge. Family health issues and traveling out of town have somewhat interfered with my desire to participate fully, but I am doing the best I can. I will not lose 5% during this challenge, but I still c... Read more
My Latest Reward
Tuesday, April 10, 2018      11 comments

I have a hard time figuring out appropriate rewards. I used to always reward myself with a decadent dessert or go out to my favorite restaurant (which is a buffet). I had promised myself I would reward myself after I lost 10 pounds. I hit that n... Read more
Day 21
Friday, January 19, 2018      6 comments

SparkPeople does not like my browser. It was one of many obstacles that I have been facing. I chose not to fight with it to do a blog, but instead tried to track what I ate, water drank, and exercise on the site. During this period, I felt ... Read more
Day 2
Monday, January 01, 2018      8 comments

I need to give myself some grace. Rome wasn't built in a day and I am not going to be at the top of my game just because I decided to. I joined the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge Team. I know I need structure and this will help provide me with t... Read more
Day 1
Sunday, December 31, 2017      6 comments

I don't want to do this. I don't want to admit that I have been less than successful at something I wanted to do. I don't want to admit that I am not perfect. But I am not, so I am starting over again. Perhaps I need to redefine my definit... Read more
Is This What Really Being Hungry Feels Like?
Friday, April 01, 2016      7 comments

For the first time in a very long time, I realize I am truly hungry. After drinking three cups of water, I realized I was really hungry, not just bored or wanting to put something solid into my mouth. I went out to lunch with my husband. I... Read more
Is Grocery Shopping Considered Exercise???
Tuesday, March 29, 2016      7 comments

What constitutes exercise for our 5% Challenge? I always consider it exercise that I normally would not do normally. So today I decided that Grocery Shopping qualified. "Don't you normally go grocery shopping?" you may ask. Yes, but only for my ... Read more
Day 2 - 2016 Spring 5% Challenge
Sunday, March 27, 2016      7 comments

I am so thankful that I was able to get into the challenge. I definitely need to accountability. Today is Easter. If I were not on the team, I would eat myself into a food coma, just because it tasted good. Today, I already know what is on th... Read more
Overcoming Obstacles and Not Giving Up
Saturday, July 11, 2015      3 comments

I am so glad to be able to be online from my own home again! My computer kept freezing up on me, so I contacted my trusty computer repair guy. He said he could not get to it for a few days and I told him that was okay. After all, I have a smart... Read more
Before Picture
Saturday, July 04, 2015      7 comments

I guess I need to get brave and post the before picture. this picture was taken on June 20. All of my clothes that fit me were in the laundry, so these were rather snug. I certainly hope they fit better in the after picture in August. ... Read more

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