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A training program for extending your walking
Monday, May 26, 2014      5 comments

A big part of Sparkpeople's helpfulness to me is keeping me motivated...keeping me moving. I tore my Achilles tendon last July and although it's "healed," the scar tissue is thick, and it gets very sore when I walk more than a few minutes. By ... Read more
I Can't believe it...
Sunday, May 25, 2014      5 comments

...the universe seems to be sending me toward discussions on...you guessed it ...Happiness. I always watch Oprah's Super Soul Sunday discussions with various wise people. Today the discussion was on the Pursuit of Happiness. It seems mo... Read more
The Importance of Happy
Saturday, May 24, 2014      11 comments

For the last week of our 5% Challenge, we are assigned to blog everyday. My SP Friends know that as much as I like to talk, I only blog when I feel I have something worthwhile to share. I just read an SP article that brought this thought to mi... Read more
A big, hearty Thank You...
Sunday, April 27, 2014      8 comments

For the time you took to stop by my page and fill it with Goodies and statements of good wishes for my day in the spotlight. Love reading those things! And remember: ... Read more
Believe this!
Monday, April 07, 2014      7 comments

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YooHoo!! Returning 5% Challengers!
Tuesday, March 25, 2014      4 comments

I have a feeling some of you have forgotten something. You must sign up TWICE to actually be a member of the challenge. After you indicated which team you want to be on in the Winter page sign up, you must still go to the Spring 5% Challenge p... Read more
A Lifestyle lift
Thursday, March 20, 2014      12 comments

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Just a beautiful, WARM memory...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014      10 comments

OK, so I'm snowed in today and a few of you asked for pictures of my trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, an old fishing village still with cobble-stone streets, made into a tourist town. So here you go, pics of warm temps and some proof that I rea... Read more
Community + incentive = results!
Saturday, March 08, 2014      7 comments

Even as I'm sitting here listening to the waves lap the shore outside my balcony window, I'm checking on my 5% Challenge team, marveling at their tenacity and fantastic weight loss and vowing that I will not return next week with a weight gain t... Read more
30-day ab challenge completed!
Monday, March 03, 2014      8 comments

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21 Days of the 30-day ab challenge completed!
Friday, February 21, 2014      5 comments

Well, now, except for the plank, I have to divide each exercise into two parts. Still my recovery time is good. I'm usually wiped out after completing the sit ups, then after a minute, I'm ready to do the crunches. They're the easiest. The l... Read more
16 Days of the 30-day ab challenge completed!
Sunday, February 16, 2014      8 comments

Not a day missed! I'm proud of that. Can't say I look forward to it, but I'm getting stronger. I'm at the point where I have to space them apart now. I'm at 70 sit ups, 95 crunches, 42 leg raises, and a 120 second plank. Two whole minutes u... Read more
1 Week into the 30-day ab challenge
Friday, February 07, 2014      7 comments

Day 7 and I'm still going strong. I'm at 40 sit ups, 20 crunches, 20 leg raises and a 45 second plank. I'm also doing the plank challenge so it's for more seconds each day. The combination is working great. I'm SO much stronger than when I be... Read more
30-Day Ab Challenge
Saturday, February 01, 2014      5 comments

I began the 30-day ab challenge today. There's an app on my phone that checks me off for each day completed, so knowing me, I'll want to see the checks with no gaps. That should keep me going. ... Read more
My commitment to myself
Saturday, January 18, 2014      12 comments

We kicked off the Winter 5 % Challenge today. I am pledging to myself to regain the serious commitment I had when I did my first challenge 3 years ago and attained my goal weight. I will for this challenge achieve my 5% -- 7 lb weight loss. I... Read more

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