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My "Never Quit" Pledge
Friday, January 01, 2016      9 comments

I copied this from CERIUSLY; take the pledge and spread the word! I am excited about beginning my 5th 5% Challenge; wow, 5 already? Time flies when you're having fun! I am ready and I am focused! ----------------------------
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Another 5% Challenge is beginning soon!
Sunday, August 30, 2015      7 comments

The next 5% Challenge is beginning soon! Does this sound like something you might be interested in? I'm including a link to a great blog that spells it all out. This will be my fourth 5% Challenge; during the last three Challenges, I ha... Read more
Sunday, July 19, 2015      17 comments

Last night, I fell asleep before it was dark and when I awoke for my 2:30 bathroom call, I discovered that I had not closed my bedroom curtains. I was going to do that but I saw that there were so many stars in the sky! I left the curtains ope... Read more
Small Changes and 5% Challenge
Sunday, March 08, 2015      14 comments

I finished the Winter 5% Challenge; the past 8 weeks flew by and so did I! I got my 5%; 11 pounds lost and 2 inches each off my waist and hips. I really wanted to start wearing some different clothes that are in my closet waiting for me and I ... Read more
March On!
Sunday, March 01, 2015      9 comments

February certainly flew by! I'm heading into the last week of the 5% Winter Challenge. I've really enjoyed participating and expect to continue the new routines I've established. Accountability to my team was important and I am a tad ... Read more
Sunday, February 01, 2015      15 comments

I had a conversation with a coworker recently who's been on a hospital-sponsored weight reduction program complete with special foods. She's staying focused to her regimen and the other day I stopped to talk to her and see how she's doing. ... Read more
Tracking and Measuring, Pt. 2 (or Today's NSV)
Sunday, January 25, 2015      9 comments

My grocery list doesn't change much from week to week. I keep a running tally throughout the week on a dry erase board that's on my refrigerator and then on Saturday or Sunday, I stock up for the upcoming week. I've noticed something over the ... Read more
Cleaning out the Inbox - The Most Important Tip
Saturday, January 24, 2015      16 comments

Week 2 of the Winter 5% Challenge is completed; another 2 pounds lost and I'm really getting the exercise minutes in!! I've lost 5 pounds since I started and spent a little time yesterday walking around with a 5 pound dumbbell to reinforce in m... Read more
Track, Measure and Focus
Saturday, January 17, 2015      12 comments

Even though I haven't written a blog in over a year, a lot of you know that I've been around SP doing other activities. It's good for me to change up my routine from time to time and I've been spending a lot of my time on a couple of teams whi... Read more
Time Well Spent
Tuesday, December 24, 2013      15 comments

Yesterday was a mentally tiring day for me spent moving important files from my elderly, not quite working laptop onto my new borrowed laptop. (See my previous blog, "A Friend in Need" for all the details.) I was able to get about half of my l... Read more
A Friend in Need
Sunday, December 22, 2013      14 comments

"NO, NOT AGAIN!" That was my response on Friday morning when I went to shut down my computer before I left for work. Diagonal lines of diamonds all across the screen, a repeat of something that happened last December. I had this laptop ... Read more
Taking Action
Sunday, December 15, 2013      12 comments

I didn't write a blog last week; I didn't have anything to say. Even now, I still don't feel like I have anything particularly noteworthy to share but I wanted to write something today to keep the habit active. Putting off the writing for just... Read more
Fix What's Broken
Sunday, December 01, 2013      18 comments

I read a lot of online articles on a variety of topics; I keep what's useful and delete what's not. (Pinterest has been extremely helpful in keeping me organized and my inbox manageable!) One article in particular that caught my attention a wh... Read more
Small Goals, Big Accomplishments
Monday, November 25, 2013      12 comments

I don't like to set long-term goals for myself. I don't plan on losing 10 more pounds by the end of the year or doing a Half Marathon on New Year's Day. My goal for tomorrow is always to be happier than I am today (and sometimes I just don't ... Read more
ALL is definitely well
Sunday, November 17, 2013      11 comments

How is it that Thanksgiving is only 10 days away? It's true what older people have always told me: the older you get, the faster time passes. (And now I'm one of those "Older People" teaching younger people this same lesson!) The week st... Read more

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