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Surprising Effects of Sleep Deprivation
Saturday, November 04, 2017      7 comments

results-sleep-loss Number 10 of 10 Things to Hate About Sleep Loss: “Studies show that over time, people who are getting six hours of sleep, instead of seven or ei... Read more
2017 Fall 5% Challenge starts today
Saturday, October 07, 2017      3 comments

Consistency was my goal through the spring and summer. I'm satisfied and happy with the progress I've made so far this year with dietary changes, but with the end of the 5% Summer Challenge I have become an "exercise slacker." Using the In Betw... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Still time to sign up for the 2017 Fall 5% Challenge!
Thursday, September 21, 2017      9 comments

Start date for the Fall Challenge has been set for Saturday, October 7th, just a little over 2 weeks away! The Challenge will be eight weeks long and our goal is to lose 5 percent of our weight from the Start Date of the Challenge. There ... Read more
Signing up for the 5% Challenge community
Sunday, August 27, 2017      5 comments

This summer I participated in the 5% Challenge, in which we divided up into one of fifteen different fantastic teams, then beginning on July 1st, spent the next eight weeks all working toward a common goal: To lose 5% of our challenge start... Read more
Sugar Links
Monday, June 26, 2017      10 comments

I found the following articles while taking the 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge and wanted to have them all in one place for reference: Good & Bad Sugars healthyeating.sfgate.com
/good-bad-sugars-7608.html ... Read more
2017 Summer 5% Challenge Community
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      1 comments

I plan to join the 2017 Summer 5% Challenge Community in SparkPeople. I believe there is still space available at this time if anyone is interested! The link is posted below: www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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Beginning again
Saturday, May 13, 2017      1 comments

I don't even know how to begin to tell you how many times I have been down this road. It seems like even though losing weight is hard for me, keeping it off is always so much harder. In 2015/2016 I manage to drop almost 80 pounds, but most... Read more
October 2013 - on the virtual TransAmerica Trail
Thursday, October 31, 2013      7 comments

I have walked 117 miles this month; that makes 497.8 for my cumulative miles on the virtual trail since starting this journey three months ago This is the website for the TransAmerica Virtual Trail: exercise.lbl.gov/index.h
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September 2013 - on the virtual TransAmerica Trail
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      4 comments

I've walked 178.7 miles this month on my virtual journey exercise.lbl.gov/index.h
tml These are a few scenes along the way: Agusta County, Virginia: ... Read more
Walking on the River Trail, Sept 4, 2013
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      8 comments

Another joyful walk for us on the River Trail today but this time I got my camera out when I saw how close we were to the Great Blue Heron who is a frequent visitor in these parts. It always makes my day when we catch a glimpse of him but this ... Read more
August 2013 - 202.1 miles on my TransAmerica Trail Journey
Saturday, August 31, 2013      2 comments

On July 31, 2013 I began my virtual journey on the TransAmerica Trail. I plan to post monthly so I can keep a record of my progress as I make my way across the country. If you are already on this journey and would like to be partners, please ... Read more
Addictive Cues, Cravings and Binging
Saturday, July 27, 2013      6 comments

I was going through some of my old Daily Spark emails today and found an interesting SparkPeople Guest Blog by Dr. Pamela Peeke. She mentions Dr. Nora Volkow's research on addictions. For those of you who did not see it, I would like to repost... Read more
The Fat Trap
Thursday, December 13, 2012      1 comments

Today I've been reading an article called The Fat Trap from the December 28, 2011 New York Times. I found it as a bookmark I had created some time back and had forgotten about. I started reading on page 6 of this 8 page article but found it so... Read more