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Disruption in routines
Friday, March 22, 2019      9 comments

After a horrible month long battle with the cold that did not want to go away and left me feeling very weak and followed by a month of recovering from cataract surgery which limited my ability to exercise, my wonderful exercise routine was gone.... Read more
Think Small and Achieve success.
Sunday, January 27, 2019      7 comments

Three weeks of the 5% challenge are behind us and we have started Week 4. Right about now I start to get a little bored and think about not checking in each day, not doing as much exercise as I planned and definitely I am going to eat that coo... Read more
On the way down to the end of December
Friday, November 30, 2018      6 comments

I gained 10 pounds between February 2018 and October 2018! Because of Traveling, family events and some anxiety producing situations, I allowed myself to make bad food choices and I did not keep up my exercise routine. My weight chart looked li... Read more
Making it through to the end of the year
Friday, November 09, 2018      10 comments

The holiday eating frenzy is about to begin and there are articles in the paper, the magazines, on SparkPeople, TV shows and all over the internet on how to avoid weight gain. Some people have a lot of discipline and can make it through without ... Read more
Revising the exercise mind set
Monday, October 22, 2018      6 comments

It is so easy to get my mind set on an "all or nothing" mentality when it comes to exercise. However fitness does not live or die by 60-minute workouts, agonizing boot camp routines, planks or running a 5K. These are not a part of my exercise pl... Read more
New Exercise Routine added and gaining weight
Wednesday, October 17, 2018      8 comments

Right off the bat, it’s important to note that what happened to me doesn’t happen to everyone. This is just my journey. However if you did happen to gain weight when starting a new strength training program, then this might seem familiar. ... Read more
The summer weight creep
Tuesday, July 31, 2018      8 comments

My goal for the past 4 years has been to maintain my weight after successfully losing 35 pounds for the third time. Raise your hand if you committed to losing or maintaining weight this year? In spite of my commitment I am looking at my raise... Read more
Losing inches
Tuesday, May 29, 2018      6 comments

Although my weight is not moving down, and I am at the top of maintenance, all the exercise has helped me to lose and inch on my waist. During the past year my waist measurement has been creeping up and I kept hoping that watching what I ate wo... Read more
Getting regular exercise
Monday, May 28, 2018      6 comments

After foot surgery in January and 9 weeks of no walking or exercise recovery, I started up with water aerobics for people with limited mobility and the recumbent bike. Walking was painful and my foot had no flexibility so I could not walk very ... Read more
Keeping on track
Sunday, May 27, 2018      4 comments

I have been joining in the 5% challenge to help remind me to eat healthy and move. On vacation it is so easy to throw caution to the wind and eat everything. Vacation calories don’t count, right? By logging in most days I made better choices ... Read more
Why I join a Challenge
Sunday, April 22, 2018      7 comments

CERIUSLY Wrote to the members of the Spring 2018 5% challenge: “I've been doing these challenges from the first one, Spring, 2010, (I think anyway), and became an OAL in 2011. As I watch the Team Leaders strive and sometimes struggle to inspire... Read more
Being Prepared
Tuesday, January 23, 2018      10 comments

Keeping my weight at a level I like is purely for my own satisfaction. I would rather eat plates of spaghetti and pieces of cake everyday but I get a lot more satisfaction putting on clothes that fit. Keeping the weight at a reasonable l... Read more
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      9 comments

Keeping healthy is always a conscious commitment. For me, it includes walking moderately 2-3 miles most days, going to an exercise class 2-3 times a week, doing a couple of SP videos each week and ALWAYS watching what I eat and making GOOD cho... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Persistent and Still Having Fun
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      28 comments

This has been a real up and down year for my weight and it is not over. As I changed the calendar to SEPTEMBER (yes I still have a paper calendar on the wall) I realized Fall is coming, the image of Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey and Chri... Read more
Menu Labels and My Willpower
Friday, June 16, 2017      31 comments

Sometimes when I am battling my willpower, I put all the blame on myself. But from today’s NPR SCIENCE FRIDAY radio show about food labeling, I realize why I have so much trouble with restaurant menus. Why it is important to look at menus befor... Read more

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