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Lucy and I Make Progress
Saturday, October 10, 2020      2 comments

My dog may have Cushings disease, so my walks with her depend on her responses during our walk. On Friday morning, Lucy completed the 15-minute neighborhood walk, and pulled me to the right towards the park - what used to be our favorite ... Read more
NEO in the Nick of Time
Saturday, October 10, 2020      1 comments

For Week 2 of the Fall 5% Challenge, the Healthy Habits rewarded are NEO (No Eating Out) and Healthy Snack. Having just bought a bag of small Gala apples, I have a lock on the Healthy Snack. However, this morning I debated going to Chick-F... Read more
Lucy and I are Adjusting
Sunday, September 27, 2020      5 comments

"Growing old is not for sissies!", my dear Mom always said. My foot continues to be ache-prone, despite cutting way back on my walking. Lucy, my Portuguese Water Dog, who was my personal trainer last fall and winter, is doing much bett... Read more
Weird Times
Saturday, July 25, 2020      6 comments

You might expect me to say COVID-19 has stressed me out, or that I contracted the virus.Covid-19 is the least of my concerns right now. It appears that my county is blessed by a low incidence rate - attributed to its lack of allure to non-count... Read more
Who was that Masked Woman?
Sunday, May 10, 2020      10 comments

At the beginning of the Stay at Home directives, DH and I came to terms with our situation: - We are in the most vulnerable age group. I am 9 years younger, and at a healthy weight. - Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer aren't readily availab... Read more
It's Not Too Late!
Saturday, March 14, 2020      6 comments

Probably the hardest thing about starting a 5% Challenge is signing up ... Read more
How to Win at the 5% Challenge
Friday, March 06, 2020      1 comments

It's simple, the 5% Challenge is about forming Healthy Habits... Are you looking for motivation and community support to improve your health? ... Read more
Fantastic Freggies!
Thursday, March 05, 2020      2 comments

Another popular Healthy Habit in the 5% Challenge is to eat 5-7 fruits and/or vegetables a day; you would report how many freggies you ate that day, up to a maximum of 7. If you haven't already, begin tracking what you eat, and run the Dail... Read more
How Far Do You Go?
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      3 comments

In a typical 5% Challenge, you will be asked to report daily on your intentional exercise, up to 120 minutes, and on one or two Healthy Habit tasks. When I joined my first 5% Challenge, I asked myself, "Can I actually do 120 minutes of exer... Read more
Healthy Habit: Portion Control
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      5 comments

The 5% Challenge is all about developing and maintaining Healthy Habits. Often the 5% Challenge asks participants to measure portions, as many tend to under-report the amount of food eaten. It may seem silly, but for some favorite foods, i... Read more
Sleep: My Toughest Healthy Habit to Master
Monday, March 02, 2020      3 comments

The 5% Challenge is all about developing and maintaining Healthy Habits. One of the Healthy Habits usually included in the 5% Challenge is about getting enough sleep. ... Read more
Wake Up Call: The Spring 5% Challenge
Sunday, March 01, 2020      5 comments

The 5% Challenge was the first weight loss Challenge I joined on SparkPeople. It woke me up. It woke me up to drinking 8 glasses of water a day. It woke me up to tracking my food and reviewing my nutrition. It didn't ask me t... Read more
It Pays to Track While Eating Out
Friday, January 31, 2020      10 comments

DH and I began our day having fasting blood drawn for labs. Then we ate breakfast at our favorite diner. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so I decided to eat what I wanted, but I would be careful to track it... Before we left the... Read more
The "Green" Shake?
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      7 comments

For years, I have been addicted to my green protein smoothie. Today I decide to shake it up a bit - I used coleslaw mix instead of kale. Coleslaw is ostensibly green, and still remained the biggest ingredient in the shake, but I ask you, does ... Read more
Measuring Body Fat %
Wednesday, January 08, 2020      5 comments

With 2 Challenges beginning today and Saturday, I went to My Weight and began taking all the measurements I could... I was on a roll! When I got to the bottom and viewed Body Fat %, I scratched my head. I have some calipers, but it has been a ... Read more

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