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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What Can I Do In 8 Weeks?
Saturday, January 23, 2021      33 comments

I have been decluttering thing room by room. I am trying to simplify my life. I found this in a file of miscellaneous papers. It made me smile. I think that kaliswalker challenged us to think complete this exercise in 2015. Things have changed s... Read more
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu
Monday, October 19, 2020      7 comments

In January when I first began my virtual hike along the Appalachian Trail, the 2, 202 miles seemed like an impossible journey. There was a part of me that didn’t believe that I was capable of doing this. I chose to defy that little voice in m... Read more
I Never Planned to Be Here!
Sunday, August 02, 2020      8 comments

When the forecast came for Hurricane Hanna it was supposed to be north of us with wind gusts of up to 45 MPH. Now we have a plan in place so we are not here if a hurricane hits. We know where we are going to wait the storm out. We also had a pla... Read more
First Week of Shelter In Place
Friday, April 03, 2020      10 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

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