Race For the Ta Tas!
Sunday, October 04, 2020      4 comments

The race was great! There were about 10 of us on the team, including a baby in a stroller, and a young child. The weather was cool and overcast, but it didn’t dampen our excitement. The organizers had loud, motivating, upbeat music playing ov... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge begins!
Saturday, October 03, 2020      6 comments

Happy Fall Y’all! The Fall Challenge begins today, and it really crept up on me this time! I mean, the Summer Challenge ended yesterday...right? Actually, it ended 5-ish weeks ago and I “participated” in the In Between Challenge...with every ... Read more
50 pounds
Wednesday, September 16, 2020      11 comments

It finally happened...I’ve lost fifty pounds. It’s taken me 10 months...but I’m ok with that. I still have about 35 to go, but I’m reveling in the moment. How does 50 feel? I have more energy. I can get up out of a chair (or bed, or... Read more
Week 8 of the 5% Summer Challenge
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      6 comments

I am happy to report that I made my 5% goal, dropping an additional 11 pounds over the eight week period. I am especially proud of losing weight during this time because in years past, summer time is when I typically fall off the wagon and rega... Read more
Healthy Deviant
Friday, August 28, 2020      7 comments

I read this in an article in Spark People today, and it spoke to me: “Defined by award-winning health journalist Pilar Gerasimo, the term "healthy deviant" is used to describe anyone willing to defy unhealthy norms and defaults in order to ... Read more
Week seven of the 5% Summer Challenge
Saturday, August 22, 2020      4 comments

I am happy to report that last week (week six) I ultimately lost the two pounds I had gained while family was visiting, plus an additional half pound! Whew! This past week was week seven, and I was very focused. We were to exercise, do so... Read more
Week Six of the 5% Summer Challenge
Thursday, August 13, 2020      6 comments

Wow! What a week! DD and her sweet hub came for a week long visit. She also invited her bestie to come stay with us. Bestie's hub and sweet baby ... Read more
Week Five of the 5% Summer Challenge
Monday, August 03, 2020      6 comments

We are half way through the challenge! So far I’ve lost 5.5 pounds...half of my 5%! I will say, my commitment is faltering this go-round. For one, we’ve had a lot of family visiting this summer, and some birthday celebrations...mine included!... Read more
Self defeating
Friday, July 31, 2020      7 comments

A year ago this month, I retired my stethoscope. I loved my nursing career, but it was time to move on and make the most of my golden years. My biggest regret during my career was my obesity. My job was incredibly stressful and I turned to fo... Read more
Week Four: 5% Summer Challenge
Tuesday, July 28, 2020      4 comments

I lost zero last week...nada...nothing. But I gained good perspective. I indulged way more than I freely admitted, and my body clung to every last ounce of it. How did I do on the challenges? Actually very well. I had one slip up with the O... Read more
Thursday, July 23, 2020      5 comments

Our challenge this week is to get rid of trigger foods...foods that you know you shouldn’t eat. Clear the counter, clear the clutter! We call it Out of Sight Out of Mind, OSOM. I felt pretty confident about this one...I don’t purchase my trig... Read more
Week Three of the 5% Summer Challenge
Sunday, July 19, 2020      4 comments

I pretty much bombed the challenges set last week! But I was very distracted with bookend family weekend visits. On the positive...I made yummy desserts for them and did not over-indulge, plus what wasn’t eaten was packed up and sent home w th... Read more
Week Two of 5% Summer Challenge
Saturday, July 11, 2020      5 comments

Lost two pounds this week...woot! And I hit 40 pounds loss, another milestone! Woot! Woot! Just shy of reaching halfway to goal! That being said, I turn my sights to week two. We are to continue with the water challenge, as well as pla... Read more
Week One of 5% Challenge
Friday, July 03, 2020      4 comments

This week we’ve been challenged to maintaining a daily schedule. This is particularly challenging for me since I am retired, and then COVID hit. Sometimes I bounce out of bed, ready to spark the day on fire. Other days, it’s all I can do to d... Read more
Another 5k for the books!
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      2 comments

My fitness goal for June was to complete a 5k. I accomplished this goal on June 5th, much earlier than I intended. My profile pic was taken the day ... Read more

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