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2018 Spring 5% Exercise Commitment
Friday, March 30, 2018      5 comments

I have such a hard time with adjusting to Daylight Saving Time. Why should I get up before the sun? But, I have started to adjust and getting up in the morning is getting easier. I haven't been exercising, but I am ready to begin anew. My... Read more
Practicing Mindfulness
Monday, June 05, 2017      2 comments

Mindfulness is defined as "the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something" This is difficult for me as I tend to be working at my desk between bites of my lunch. I have cultivated this habit over the course of 40 years sitti... Read more
2017 Spring 5% Challenge: I didn't lose, so does that make me a loser?
Sunday, June 04, 2017      4 comments

I have had so much success, in my eyes, with past 5% Challenges. In the past, I have lost less than one pound per week of the challenge. I was thrilled with the results. However, on the 2017 Spring 5% Challenge, I lost basically 1/4 of a poun... Read more
2017 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      4 comments

I have been thinking of changing my form of exercise over the last few weeks. I didn't listen to my body and as a result of pushing myself too hard, I developed tendonitis in my left knee. It forced me to stop walking every day. I lost my exe... Read more
Let's count to a MILLION
Sunday, March 19, 2017      1 comments

This has to be my favorite game in the Fun & Games Forum for the High Blood Pressure Spark Team. At first, it was just a way to get three points for posting to a Spark Team. You just add one to the previous count. How long will it take to get... Read more
My Word of the Year - Whatever
Sunday, January 08, 2017      3 comments

I have recently seen where many are posting their word of the year. They are words such as believe, persistence, and other just as noble words. So, I decided I needed a word of the year. I chose, "Whatever!" Wikipedia defines "Whatever" ... Read more
Having Fun and Enjoying Life
Friday, September 30, 2016      3 comments

Life isn't easy. Life can be so hard. So, we have to make the time to have fun in whatever it is that we are doing. One of the reasons I came to Sparkpeople was the points awarded for the actions you take. The point system appeals to my inner... Read more
Fall 2016 5% Challenge - Motivation
Friday, September 16, 2016      1 comments

Today's assignment is to list 10 reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body? And list all the OTHE... Read more
5% Fall Challenge Win List for today and tomorrow
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      1 comments

I never knew how much a "Win List" could benefit me, much less what it was. I certainly live by one or two now. My mother was always a list person, especially with a grocery list. I didn't always have a list, but most of the time I carry a gr... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge Diet Commitment
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      1 comments

The time is drawing near for the 2016 Fall 5% Challenge to begin. The official start date is Saturday, September 24. As with any trip, even a virtual trip needs to be planned. I have my exercise plan set and now I am planning for my diet comm... Read more
2016 Fall 5% Exercise Commitment
Monday, September 12, 2016      2 comments

I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas morning. The 2016 Fall 5% Challenge is going to start on Saturday, September 24 and I can hardly wait. After struggling for a year on Sparkpeople trying to lose weight, I got an invitation at the end of ... Read more
Gotta have fun!
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      1 comments

I work. I work a lot. So, I have decided that I need to find fun where ever I can find it. I set a timer for my walks to make sure I am getting the time I need for my walks. I had set the timer to go off with one of the standard ringtones on... Read more
A pound is a pound is a pound
Monday, August 29, 2016      5 comments

I saw this picture and thought to myself, a pound is a pound is a pound. I know that it is referring to how fast you travel the mile, but I cou... Read more
2016 Spring 5% Challenge starts March 26
Monday, March 14, 2016      8 comments

I can't wait for the 2016 Spring 5% Challenge to start. The Winter Challenge was just what I needed to lose 10#. My goal was to lose 14#, but I'm excited to have lost the 10# that I did. It was more than I would have done on my own. It... Read more
Not giving up
Sunday, January 17, 2016      7 comments

I didn't lose any weight this last week, but I'm not going to let it discourage me. I knew that due to 4 # weight lose the week before that I most likely wouldn't see anything this week. I was hoping for at least a 1/2 # loss, but that didn't ... Read more

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