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A new short term goal...
Wednesday, March 03, 2021      2 comments

My best friend from high school is going to drive down from Indiana in April, bringing another one of our HS friends. I think this is an opportunity to remember why its so good to be healthy, fit, and flexible (physically, mentally, emotionally,... Read more
Pride versus Compulsion. Procrastinator needs to schedule.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021      3 comments

I am one who can get absorbed into a moment, an activity, or a funky mood. One might think that is intentional focus, but when I reflect upon some of those times I can identify escapism maybe? And other times I can remember putting off priority... Read more
Sunday a.m.
Sunday, February 14, 2021      0 comments

Middle TN is anticipating significant snow starting tonight. For our region, that can be 3 - 5 ". many times we do not end up getting snow, but I am sure it will be cold and messy. My class and I wrapped up our first 3 weeks of the semest... Read more
Giving myself some credit for little steps in healthy direction
Saturday, February 13, 2021      2 comments

For starters, yay me.... for writing down (be it sloppy) a list "To Do" from which I am scratching off items. Included in that list was: logging into SP, type an SP blog entry, do laundry, complete order from Amazon, pay bill for lesson. ... Read more
I made a Spark Recipe
Saturday, January 09, 2021      11 comments

and I am going to try to freeze a third of what is left of a double batch. MMMM... Carrot Ginger soup with freshly grated ginger and fresh minced garlic. ... Read more
Planning and goal setting... can I follow thru?
Wednesday, January 06, 2021      8 comments

I have learned over the months/years as I have participated in SP 5% Challenges that planning, journaling and goal setting can be a big help when I try to change to healthier habits. I have also observed that I can have good intentions and have ... Read more
Project "Clean out the Music Room"
Tuesday, December 22, 2020      1 comments

I may be making some job changes come the beginning of the year. In preparation to continue.. update on 2/14/2021 I really did do another big make over of my music room back in December. I even have photos of some of the process. Th... Read more
Short and sweet...
Saturday, October 17, 2020      3 comments

October can be challenging time for me in terms of balance and health. I am happy to report that I logged in on SparkPeople yesterday and found just that small step was motivating. It made me happy to connect to just one SP friend...and th... Read more
...and now school will be gearing up
Monday, August 17, 2020      5 comments

Where has the time gone? I ask that a lot. In reference to this season's 5% challenge, I have not used the time to create new helathy habits. Maybe I even took a step or two backwards...not riding the bicycle as much. Not preparing heal... Read more
Reflecting on mealtime mindfulness
Tuesday, August 11, 2020      5 comments

This week's challenge is to take at least 20 minutes at meal times. I could really make some headway here...both my spouse and I. "The 20 Minute Meal aka Mindful Eating helps us recognize the signs of satiety, and to feel more satisfied wi... Read more
Reflecting on my sleep habits
Monday, August 03, 2020      3 comments

Each week I look forward to what our 5% challenge leaders post for our "Living the Good Life (LTGL)" Challenge. This week we are to sleep 7 - 9 hours and.. Well, here it is from our leaders' post: "Our Summer theme Self Care is def... Read more
Thursday, July 30, 2020      2 comments

cles.asp?id=269 "1. Write out your goals and desires. What’s your wellness vision? Where do you envision yourself three to five years from now? Set three-month and w... Read more
Week Four 5% Summer Challenge
Saturday, July 25, 2020      5 comments

Our weekly challenge has to do with daily stretching: "Stretching is so natural, yet we don’t do it often enough. Stretching will increase your flexibility and increase your range of motion. Here are some benefits of stretching. • Redu... Read more
Continuing to read earlier "pre" challenge posts...
Monday, July 06, 2020      6 comments

One of our "overall" Summer 5% Challenge Team leaders posted this activity before our start day on July 4: "Activity 13: We have done activities to help track our progress. Let's do one more for a Non-Scale Victory (NSV) - take a before pic... Read more
Reviewing Sunday and Monday daily schedule
Sunday, July 05, 2020      1 comments

Here was the tentative outline of my weekday daily routine from yesterday's draft: 7:00 AM Get up, watch the news with my spouse 8:00 AM Breakfast, chores 9:00 AM Video exercise with friends 9:45 AM Tidy up 10:00 AM Computer Wor... Read more

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