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Summer 2015 5% Archive
Saturday, September 26, 2015      3 comments

Summer 2015 5% CHALLENGE. I want to be happier, healthier, more "grounded," and less overwhelmed with life. And I'd really, really, really like to get to onderland. I will be "on vacation" for about half of the Summer Challenge... Read more
Bless us O Lord...
Friday, July 17, 2015      2 comments

This week's 5% Summer Challenge was to take 20 minutes to eat a meal and to "pause" as we see how much food it really takes to be satisfied. I thought this was a ridiculous and ridiculously hard challenge. Twenty minutes? IMPOS... Read more
RIP Father Raul
Wednesday, June 24, 2015      3 comments

Father Raul Navarro, SJ, died today. I didn't know him well, but we worked in neighboring institutions (I work at a Catholic parish; he worked at the university across the street). He was 49. They are still determining the cause of death, but... Read more
Spring 2015 5% Archive
Wednesday, June 24, 2015      2 comments

Spring 2015 5% CHALLENGE. I have been sparking for over two years. I have lost 40 pounds...and need to lose another 30. My goal is to be at 175 by my birthday (September 4, 2015). I need to renew my driver's license and I would LOVE ... Read more
OutPace Poverty
Thursday, June 11, 2015      2 comments

I'm doing a charity 5K next Saturday. It's not a timed race, but I'm proud that I'm doing it. The cause is worthy (Catholic Charities
/MissMariann) and it will be fun community builder with friends and colleag... Read more
The Company We Keep
Thursday, June 04, 2015      4 comments

I had lunch today with a friend. We both had the "seasonal vegetable salad" with grilled salmon -- and we said "no" to the bread basket and the dessert menu. It was easy to do with a friend who also wants to make healthy eating choices. ... Read more
Still Stuck at 209
Saturday, May 30, 2015      3 comments

So... I have ended the last three or four eight-week challenges at 209. In between the challenges, my weight creeps up a bit (I started the Spring 5% Challenge at 213) and then I spend 8 weeks losing four pounds. I'm still down 45 pounds ... Read more
Something different for lunch...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015      5 comments

I brownbagged it for lunch today. We have a study/prayer group that meets over the lunch hour. I usually bring a peanutbutter sandwich and a piece of fruit. Today I did something very "different" for me. I spread some spicy sriracha hummus o... Read more
What I didn't eat...
Sunday, April 19, 2015      5 comments

I'm still "stuck" at 210. I know I need to eat less/exercise more if I'm going to break 200. I haven't quite got the "umph" to do that, yet. BUT. I haven't climbed back to 260 -- so that's good. Yesterday we had a meeting at work: 8:... Read more
We know not the day or the hour...
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      5 comments

I heard today of a 36 year old man who "dropped dead." I went to a funeral yesterday and will go to another one on Sunday. These things are "sobering" to me -- and a wake up call. I don't want to spend whatever time I have on this... Read more
My Old Friend, Little Debby
Monday, April 06, 2015      6 comments

I was listening to the radio tonight (YAY! Royals will 10-1! YAY!) and I heard an ad for Little Debby snack cakes. Oh my... I used to buy Nutty Bars by the package and eat them one right after another. I haven't done that it a lonnngggg time... Read more
Winter 2015 5% Challenge Archive
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      4 comments

Winter 5% CHALLENGE. 2015! WOW! I have been sparking for almost two years. I've lost some weight...gained some back...and want reach my goal of 175 by my birthday (September 4, 2015). My goal for this 5% Challenge is to break that 20... Read more
Lunch with Coworkers
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      4 comments a group of us from work went out to lunch. It was a very impromptu thing and very enjoyable. I did notice however that EVERYONE got fries, except me. One coworker got "fish and chips" -- huge pieces of battered and deep fat fr... Read more
After the fight...
Monday, March 23, 2015      7 comments

My husband and I got into a fight tonight (translation: fight = I yell at him when he does something that makes me mad). He didn't do something he's been promising to do for months and well... It's upsetting and difficult and I'm angry. B... Read more
I hate it when that happens...
Sunday, March 15, 2015      2 comments my weekly weigh in was UP 4 pounds. I almost didn't record it. I hate it when my tracker goes in the wrong direction. BUT I know that honesty and accountability is the first step. And I know that I've been eating-eating-eating. And th... Read more

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