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Fall 5% Challenge

Sunday, September 15, 2019

I am sitting here this morning with blackberry scones just out of the oven, and artisan apple yeast bread in it's third stage of rising. Apple snickerdoodle cookies that I made last nite are on the counter (with half ready for the freezer in the garage), and I know I am ready for the 5% Challenge to begin! Fall and winter will be my downfall here in the PNW, with three apple trees, and three pear trees coming in to harvest. And wild blackberries all around the property. This has been my dream for so many years and it's finally come true. Living on 4.6 acres with two puppies and 5 baby chicks keeps us plenty busy, even cutting and splitting firewood and other outdoor chores to prepare for winter (I always wanted to live like Laura Ingalls Wilder!), and I get in my steps most days easily, but it's time to get back to lifting weights and counting calories, watching sugar intake, and losing 5 lbs so that I am back in my maintenance range. I am excited that I will get to be an Extra Leader for the Walkers, Runners, Joggers, and Gadgeteers and I know this will help really keep me on track during this Challenge.

If you have not been a part of this challenge in the past, you may want to consider it. I copied this from KALISWALKER's Blog this morning:

emoticon 2019 Fall 5% Challenge!

This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2019 Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Members in maintenance are also welcome. Let’s have fun, make new friends and get in shape! Start date to be announced, but will be in Sept.


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    571 days ago
    Oh how delightful to have those fruit trees! I love fruit, but I also love baked goods way too much. I've had peaches and have made peach pie, fresh peach cake, and peaches with ice cream. Yikes.
    577 days ago
    I am jealous!! I grew up where we had all the fresh fruit and veggies on our 1 acre. We had chickens too.
    585 days ago
    585 days ago
    I live in Canada 11 minutes north of the Peace Arch Crossing (Blaine, WA). I made stewed plums yesterday. They are selling here for $1.50 a pound. Later today I am picking blackberries. Are we fortunate to live in the PNW?
    585 days ago
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