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Completion of the Maintain, Don't gain Challenge. Woohoo!
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      10 comments

My company's fitness center ran a Maintain Don't Gain Holiday Challenge. The first weigh in was 11/17/17 before Thanksgiving. They recorded my Weight, Fat percentage, blood pressure and waist to hip ratio. Mine were: Weight 127.8 Fat percen... Read more
Peaceful days
Thursday, December 28, 2017      9 comments

When you are of a religion that doesn't celebrate Christmas the onslaught of decorations, lights and music can be quite overwhelming. For the past few years my husband and I have spent a few days around Christmas at our place in the Sierras. We ... Read more
Little scared, a little ecstatic
Wednesday, December 20, 2017      11 comments

I have only 43 days until I retire and leave a company I've been with for 27 years, Financial planning for retirement makes you confront your end of life. How many years will this money last? Will insurance and medical expenses take everything? ... Read more
My favorite part of SparkPeople
Thursday, December 14, 2017      8 comments

I love the 5% challenges, I lost 55 lbs and have kept them off just because of these wonderful challenges The next one will be the 5% Winter Challenge and it will start in January. They are an 8-wk challenge and you post your exercise minutes an... Read more
Today I had the first food pusher of the season
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      10 comments

Today, one of my teammates came by with a box of Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Mint pretzels. I tried to turn it down but she insisted. Then I tried only taking half of one and she pushed until I agreed to take the second half for later. Unfortuna... Read more
This season is a B*tch
Thursday, December 07, 2017      13 comments

I had three cookie exchanges scheduled this week, a very caloric dinner for the last two nights and we are eating out tonite. None of this fits into my process and I'm competing in a Maintain Don't Gain" challenge at work. My last weigh in for t... Read more
Walking is my go-to
Tuesday, December 05, 2017      8 comments

I love to walk and I don't usually ever have any trouble taking off during lunch for an hour to walk around. I know my fitbit enjoys the walk too.Today they gifted me with a trophy for 5000 miles ... Read more
Sunday's activities
Monday, December 04, 2017      4 comments

Sunday was a beautiful weather day. My DH and I walked to Costco after having breakfast of homemade whole wheat bread, almond butter and honey and our last lovely fruit salad of the season from now on it will persimmons, grapes, apples and a bun... Read more
Calorie Adjustment
Thursday, November 30, 2017      8 comments

I've been using intuitive eating for some time which means for me that I might skip lunch because I'm not hungry or just grab a Kirkland nut bar at 3:00 and then go home to dinner. Because of this when I run my "Daily Nutrition Feedback Report" ... Read more
Challenges all over
Wednesday, November 29, 2017      8 comments

Not only are challenges a way of life on Spark. I joined a challenge at the Fitness Center here at work. They are running a Maintain Don't Gain Challenge from 11/17-1/15. You go there on 11/17 and get weighed, fat percentage BMI and Waist and Hi... Read more
Monday, Monday
Monday, November 27, 2017      8 comments

Our trip to San Francisco on my birthday was great. The weather was amazing! We went to Alioto's for crab and sat outside. We had never heard of wharf style so we both tried it for the preparation for our crab. It was a seafood broth based garli... Read more
Today is my 66th birthday!
Friday, November 24, 2017      16 comments

What a great weekend. My daughter in law announced that she is pregnant, My Family had dinner for my birthday on Wednesday then we went to see the new Thor movie. Thor has always been my favorite super hero. Then we had an awesome TG dinner with... Read more
Great week
Wednesday, November 22, 2017      10 comments

My company's fitness Center is running a Maintain Don't Gain challenge. It started last week and I go in to get weighed and measured. Lost 1/2 pound this week and got a raffle ticket. I also started strength training as my goal. Sparkpeople has ... Read more
I've been black balled
Wednesday, November 15, 2017      16 comments

Yesterday someone posted a picture of their dog in the community feed. There were lots of comments about how cute he was. He was a bulldog or something and don't think they are particularly cute so I said I thought he was ugly. Today someon... Read more
Mahjongg Practise
Tuesday, November 14, 2017      7 comments

Our Mahjongg teacher asked us to observe a Mahjongg game so Lisa and I went to my friends game last night. There were 5 ladies that I knew there and they all felt that Lisa and I should try to play so Two of them (it's a four-person game) got up... Read more

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