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2020 Fall 5% Challenge
Sunday, October 18, 2020      10 comments

Usually with our 5% Challenges, there are several questions we answer, one a day, to prepare & set up our plan for success. I usually do it, sometimes a day or two late. This cycle I realized I read the questions, reflected on my answers but nev... Read more
It's called LIFE...
Monday, January 06, 2020      4 comments

It's hard to believe I haven't blogged in nearly a year to the date. Time sure does fly! In the past I found that blogging here at SP can be healing, bring suggestions and advice - both wanted & unwanted, and a place to connect with fellow Spark... Read more
Question of the day...
Monday, January 14, 2019      7 comments

One of the threads on our 5% Challenge team is a QOTD - question of the day - that is posted everyday. They cover a variety of subjects - and I am amazed at the Team Leaders who have had responsibility for those threads and the ability to come u... Read more
It's begun...
Monday, January 07, 2019      4 comments

The 2019 Winter 5% Challenge has begun. Today's writing addresses the healthy eating part of the Challenge. I did not have an auspicious start since I did not get my groceries bought in time. Hopefully, I will get it done on Thursday of thi... Read more
My 2019 Winter 5% Challenge Plan…
Wednesday, January 02, 2019      2 comments

My food plan is based on nutritional amounts recommended by SP. Each meal below is at this recommendations. Vegetarian meals. Beverage is water, except for breakfast (which as my 1 cup decaf with creamer) or otherwise indicated in my tracking.... Read more
My 2019 Word of the Year…
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      3 comments

If you read my blog yesterday, you know that I spent time on these 12 mornings since I last worked – going back tomorrow – reflecting on how to heal my body, mind and spirit. This year my Word of the Year came easily during that reflection. A li... Read more
Looking ahead to 2019…
Monday, December 31, 2018      6 comments

It has been over a year since I blogged on SP…or anywhere for that matter. As I reflect on my years here at SP this morning, preparing for the 2019 Winter 5% Challenge, I realized how therapeutic blogging was for me. Add to that the Positive Blo... Read more
Time eludes me...
Saturday, October 07, 2017      7 comments

I can't believe I've not blogged since January 2017. Time somehow runs away from me. It's difficult to believe we are approaching mid-October. I have no idea what I've accomplished this year. I seem to move from day to day, month to month, all i... Read more
Tomorrow is Day 1...
Friday, January 13, 2017      5 comments

..,of the 2017 Winter 5% Challenge and I for one am excited and prepared. My first 5% Challenge was in Winter of 2014 and I had no idea what I was doing. I'm not sure that I thought I'd be successful. After all, I hadn't been most of the time. I... Read more
Self check-in...
Friday, January 06, 2017      3 comments

I decided it was time to check on how I'm doing with my plan. Optimist that I am, I thought I could manage all of these everyday. I am learning in these few days, maybe not. I am here to revise the plan. The new plan is: ACCOMPLISH 3 OF TH... Read more
My 2017 Word of the Year - BELIEVE!
Monday, January 02, 2017      5 comments

I got lost in 2016. As someone who worked at a mental health facility, testing patients for various illnesses, I think I can say in my "report" that I became clinically depressed. Looking back at 2016, I see it now...and it got me lost. There ar... Read more
2017 Preparations...
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      5 comments

I am so excited to begin the 2017 5% Winter Challenge...and so ready. Just patiently waiting for the start date and my invitation to a team I chose. 2016 has been filled with stress, ignoring my own well being, not using my 2016 Word of the... Read more
A family of the heart...
Thursday, July 07, 2016      6 comments

On July 24th, it will be my ninth anniversary of joining SparkPeople. My net weight loss has been 49 lbs since joining, which I've maintained since my first 5% Challenge in winter 2014. I've met many people through diverse teams here and am grat... Read more
What is my motivation?
Wednesday, July 06, 2016      3 comments

It's so nice to have a day where I'm not running off to meet the Hope Bus or go to the office. Though I did schedule two things for today, I feel no pressure. The first was a walk with my neighbor - Done! Next is visiting a friend who was diagno... Read more
Yet again, where does the time go?
Sunday, July 03, 2016      4 comments

Time was my 2016 Word of the Year. I am admitting that I have not done a good job of being aware of time and how I use it. I think I become so overwhelmed by work that I lose track of my life. I am truly hoping that being a part of the 2016 Summ... Read more

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