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What I get from the 5% Challenge
Thursday, May 31, 2018      11 comments

The 5% Challenge is a group of Sparkers who are assigned to different teams for the purpose of a competitive "race" to a new location each week. Points are earned through exercise minutes, and one or two "Living the Good Life" goals. Note, the... Read more
What my belly said...
Monday, May 28, 2018      7 comments

Sunday is a bit of a cheat day for me. I weigh-in on Sunday morning so I tend to loosen the rules a bit at one meal. Well, you know, it's a holiday weekend and throwing caution to the winds, I splurged at all three meals. One of them was a me... Read more
Splish splash and the 5% Summer Challenge
Monday, May 28, 2018      9 comments

emoticon Today was a pool day. I've been trying to work up to a full 60 minute workout but have not hit that go... Read more
Report on my retreat day
Sunday, May 27, 2018      8 comments

emoticon Today was the day I had set aside for my "retreat." I wanted time to think about what I'm doing and wh... Read more
You go girl! Today's gym inspiration.
Friday, May 25, 2018      7 comments

I try to do 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength training every day that I don't use the pool. Today was one of those days. Today was a a normal day. I didn't have to give myself a "talking to" to get to the gym. I had spent t... Read more
DNA and Mother's Day
Friday, May 11, 2018      8 comments

Wasn't I a cutie pie? This photo is from what I jokingly tell my brothers were the "happy days," back when I was an only child! It's also more pr... Read more
Sweat Like you mean it!
Sunday, May 06, 2018      8 comments

My brother gave me this ornament at our family birthday party yesterday. If it were smaller, I think I'd put it on a chain to wear at the gym! Iro... Read more
New shoes and rewards
Monday, April 16, 2018      11 comments

These are the new shoes I bought as my reward for completing my first goal of losing 50 pounds. The old ones were wearing out and had a few holes, ... Read more
Day 1 of 5% spring challenge, mini golf, sun burn and a new lease on life!
Sunday, April 08, 2018      9 comments

emoticon It's the first day of the 5% Spring challenge. I'm aiming at losing 15 pounds. It's the first week... Read more
Super-Powered!
Friday, March 30, 2018      7 comments

I was asking myself the other day why I am so obstinate when it comes to acting like a willful child when it comes to saying "No!" to calorie, fatty, and sugar laden food. I thought to myself "It's almost like you have an evil super-power set o... Read more
One year Sparkaversary
Thursday, March 22, 2018      12 comments

This was me one year ago, just starting out on Spark People. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Going all in
Monday, March 19, 2018      38 comments

I have been slowly coming to the realization that I have been holding back on this journey. Afraid to go all in, guns blazing. My mind says I want to lose weight, my body definitely communicates that it is way past time, so why the hesitation?... Read more
Throwback Tuesday!
Wednesday, March 14, 2018      7 comments

A long time ago, in galaxy far, far away.... Yup, that young woman is me. I am 25 or 26 and that's me and my husband, although we were not mar... Read more
Changes
Wednesday, January 31, 2018      6 comments

Hello Spark World! I've had some changes taking place and I'm waiting to see how it all plays out. I have commuted 150 miles (round trip) for over 25 years. I know, it's insane, but that's the choice I made all those years ago. I spe... Read more
New Year's Eve Miracle!
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      4 comments

New Year's Eve coincided with my regular weigh-in day. I have not been logging, or going to the gym. More than one or two holiday treats have crossed my lips, so the last few weeks the scale has been holding steady. No loss and no gain. So y... Read more

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