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Wrapping up Week 1
Friday, July 10, 2020      1 comments

Tomorrow starts Week 2 of the Summer 5% Challenge, so I wanted to review what has gone well and what I might do differently next week. Successes: Kept my food and exercise journal faithfully, every day Exceeded my commitment for fitn... Read more
Summer 5% Challenge - Grateful List
Tuesday, July 07, 2020      3 comments

Today's mini challenge is to make a list of things we're grateful for. There are really too many to list, but here are a few. I'm grateful that - We all still have our jobs We're all healthy We're getting along with each othe... Read more
Summer 5% Challenge Week 1 - Daily Routine
Saturday, July 04, 2020      5 comments

One of our Living The Good Life challenges for Week 1 is to write up, and then follow, a daily routine. My days are pretty structured already because of work. Here's mine: WEEKDAYS 7 to 8: get up, get dressed, feed the cats, have bre... Read more
I don't think I met my exercise commitment for the week
Saturday, May 09, 2020      1 comments

I haven't actually gone back and added it all up, but there were a few days that I only got in 10-12 minutes, and I'm not sure I did enough extra the rest of the week to make up for it. If it didn't, this will be the first week since the 5... Read more
Progress report for the halfway mark of the 5% Spring Challenge
Saturday, May 02, 2020      3 comments

Things I'm pleased about: emoticon I've maintained my commitment to post on the board daily and be an active mem... Read more
Gratitude journal
Tuesday, April 07, 2020      5 comments

The "mini challenge" for today's Shooting Stars on the 5% Spring Challenge is to list 10 things I'm grateful for. I was thinking of it when I was out walking the dog, and there are way more than 10! But here are 10, in no particular order, ... Read more
Why do I want to be healthy?
Sunday, January 12, 2020      1 comments

This is the SparkCoach topic of the day. Reasons I want to be healthy: 1. To reduce the risk of heart disease and joint pain as I get older. I have a family history of high blood pressure, breast cancer, osteoporosis, and other serious heal... Read more
Week 5 NSVs
Friday, November 08, 2019      3 comments

Cutting right to the chase: emoticon Got my 30 minutes of fitness daily (or at least on average - there were a... Read more
Got my walk in early today, and that helped
Wednesday, November 06, 2019      4 comments

I walked over to see my mom this morning, instead of driving, a mile and a half each way. I don't have time to do that every time I go, because I'm over there 3-4 times a day and that's over an hour round-trip, but when I have time it's a n... Read more
Long day!
Saturday, November 02, 2019      2 comments

I had two memorial services to go to (both with food after) and a lot of old friends to see, and it was a long and stressful day overall. Successes are that I avoided the luncheon after the first service and the goodies after the second ser... Read more
Week 4 NSVs
Friday, November 01, 2019      1 comments

This week, I'll be weighing in on a different scale than usual, so my weight may not reflect reality. If it's lower, great, but then those phantom pounds may come back on when I weigh on my own scale. So I really don't want to focus on that thi... Read more
This challenge is keeping me sane
Thursday, October 31, 2019      5 comments

Such a challenging week! My mom had a stroke on Friday, didn't call to tell us until Sunday, and I flew to Ohio Monday to be with her and oversee her care. I'm staying alone in her apartment while she's at the care facility. No family to co... Read more
Beat the munchies
Saturday, October 26, 2019      4 comments

This afternoon, I found myself rummaging through the kitchen cupboards, and the fridge, looking for a snack. Nothing really appealed to me, so I kept looking. I had a blg glass of water to make sure I wasn't just thursty, and then I took a momen... Read more
Week 3 NSVs
Saturday, October 26, 2019      3 comments

Every week during the 5% Fall Challenge, I've been making a list of NSVs the night before weighing in. It has really been helping counteract disappointment at the scale. I feel like I don't have much to say this week, but here goes: - ... Read more
Thursday doldrums
Friday, October 25, 2019      3 comments

Oh my goodness, I am ready for this week to be over. I don't know why I'm so tired, and I just never quite got my act together to plan meals. I've stayed within my calorie range, logged it on on SP, and made overall healthy choices, BUT - I've h... Read more

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