What I LOVE about the 5% Challenges
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      9 comments

Even though they are called Challenges, we are not competing against one another. We are a TEAM. We support and encourage one another. We prop one another up when we are struggling. One team member may be having a bad week tracking, but anot... Read more
Feeling Better
Saturday, April 22, 2017      10 comments

Hi all ~ I hadn't been feeling very well for the last month or so. I was run-down, tired, over-stressed, over-committed, my feet and legs were cramping, I had restless-leg and my resting heartbeat was crazy fast at times. I went to the docto... Read more
I'm home
Tuesday, April 11, 2017      6 comments

I'm home. And I'm so very, very glad to be here ~ here in my physical home, here in my happy place, here on SparkPeople, here on my program. I've been MIA for a couple of weeks due to the death of one of our very closest friends in life. ... Read more
Challenging week
Monday, March 20, 2017      5 comments

Hi all ~ I find I'm having a tough time getting back on track... last week my son had surgery, (which was very successful, I'm happy to say) and I found being out of my home element again proved challenging. Plus, I have not been feeling well f... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It's March and I STILL Haven't Quit
Friday, March 03, 2017      52 comments

That is an amazing statement for me to make. Two month into the new year and I'm still working my program. I think that is a first for me... to not only stick with, but still believe in and (here's a shocker) LIKE my new life style. My we... Read more
A Bright Future
Thursday, February 23, 2017      3 comments

I've been reading lots of SP blogs and articles the past few days to try and get my mojo back. I haven't really gone too far off course, but my head just wasn't in it. I haven't been giving it my best efforts, just going thru the motions. Rea... Read more
Friday, February 17, 2017      5 comments

Well, today my travels take me westward to explain to my very dear uncle with Alzheimer's that it is NOT okay to threaten another memory care resident with clobbering her over the head with her walker. He is getting close to being tossed... Read more
Halfway Through 5% Winter Weight Challenge
Saturday, February 11, 2017      6 comments

Just finished week 4 of the 8 week challenge and I'm also at the halfway mark on the 12 lbs I need to lose for it. That all sounds great, in theory. But in order to lose that next 6 lbs, I'm going to have to RAMP IT UP. The first half, ... Read more
Thursday, February 09, 2017      7 comments

Success comes in lots and lots of different forms. Every person has a different definition of what success means to them. I have a different definition for most every day. TODAY I am celebrating success in that I did not gain weight or go off... Read more
Celebration of the Winter Blahs
Saturday, February 04, 2017      4 comments

Today begins Week 4 of the 8 week Winter 5% Challenge (Winter Weight Warrior Team). For 3 weeks, I have mostly done everything I should. I've eaten pretty much what I should. I've done my exercises daily, even when I don't want to ~ and... Read more
February 1st - Time for weights and measures!
Wednesday, February 01, 2017      3 comments

Does anybody else do this? On the first of each month, I do an "official" weigh-in AND do measurements of my waist, hips, thigh, calf, upper arm and neck. The weight is great ~ I officially lost 6.6 lbs in the month of January ~ Yay, me!! ... Read more
Just Breathe
Monday, January 30, 2017      6 comments

I have too much going on this week with appts for hubby, dog, FIL, all in different towns. We got about 5 inches of snow this morning, plus more to come overnight, so driving gets a bit tricky. ... Read more
Who Knew??!
Friday, January 27, 2017      3 comments

So, as many of you know, last week I was AWOL since I was at my mother's doing her list of chores, etc. I let myself eat the food she had in the house, the way she prepared it, and even "treated" myself to a few extras. I logged every single o... Read more
New Discoveries
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      6 comments

I swear, I find something new on SP every day. Today I discovered the Friend Feed and the Activity Feed. Never knew they were there, but they sure are a lot of fun. And the Friend Feed is very inspirational! I soooooo don't want to get o... Read more
Got Off Track
Sunday, January 22, 2017      4 comments

I was out of town and out of SP touch for a few days and let myself get off track on my program as well. I didn't completely derail myself, but only ate within my program about 50% of the time. Just got home and thank goodness, have none... Read more

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