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Join the Winter 5% Challenge and lose during the holidays!
Friday, November 18, 2011      8 comments

I'm just completing the Fall Challenge, where I really learned to stay with a program to lose weight, so you can bet I'm signed up again. This is an ACTIVE team. We commit to being ACTIVE in posting points to the Living the Good Life weekly... Read more
I did it!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      10 comments

I hit my 5% challenge mark today--3 days early. 7 lbs total lost. I'm so elated! I was secretly a Doubting Thomas for losing this last lb by Saturday. Now I have incentive to keep exercising and eating well to hold on to it until the official... Read more
Yippee! 1lb from 5% challenge goal
Saturday, November 12, 2011      8 comments

I thought I had done pretty well this week with the exercise and eating, but you never know if the scale will agree. For once it did--I lost a lb. At first I was skeptical of actually losing 7 lbs for the challenge--it will be the most I h... Read more
Why am I eating?
Friday, November 11, 2011      6 comments

On the Dr. Oz show today, something was mentioned that I’d read about before— that we should pay more attention to how hungry we are when we think of eating. On a scale of 1-10 it goes like this: /1 /………………………/5 /………………………/7-8/…………….………/10/... Read more
Another weekend party, another 1/2 lb
Monday, November 07, 2011      5 comments

I'm not turning the invitations down anymore. With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years looming, I figure I have to learn to plan carefully what I will eat and imbibe and not trip out when I gain the invitable small amount anyway. I looke... Read more
SP info on exercise for more efficient weight loss
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      5 comments

An interesting article in the "Ask the Experts" section has some specific recommendations about use of exercise for weight loss but not muscle loss(of special interest to me were the first and last paragraphs): If you want to focus on losin... Read more
WooHoo! I'm in 130-dom!
Saturday, October 29, 2011      12 comments

I feel like a knight in King Arthur's court who just fought his way past all the conquered foes into the oppressor's castle. Now it's MINE to occupy forever! It was a hard-won fight with running shoes and hurt knees, challenging interval... Read more
When will I ever learn?
Friday, October 28, 2011      8 comments

For weeks I've been putting off a friend who loves to invite me to dinner. Why, because I'm trying to stay on my plan and he's the type that pushes food at you and acts hurt if you politely try to refuse seconds, etc. So tonite, I relented--ga... Read more
Bonus benefits of Sparking
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      6 comments

At my job, as part of a wellness program, we get a check-up every 6 months. My numbers were so good, the nurse asked me what I was doing. She knew about SparkPeople and applauded my consistent efforts. Sure I was glad that my weight was down ... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge -- Week 4 completed
Saturday, October 22, 2011      7 comments

Weigh-in day showed 1 lb lost. emoticon I'll take it. After all that extra exercising last week, I kinda though... Read more
It's hard--that's why it's a challenge!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      7 comments

In my enthusiasm, I suggested to my A Team members that we challenge ourselves more this week --we would increase our exercise time by whatever amount we felt we could commit to. I led the charge by challenging myself to double my daily exe... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge -- Week 3 completed
Saturday, October 15, 2011      5 comments

It's weigh-in day. Bah-humbug! No, I didn't start out being a Scrooge about it. Even after all the cross-training I did this past week, while trying to give my hurt knee a rest, and all the meal tracking and posting every day, I knew there wa... Read more
To cure insomnia, go to bed later!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      8 comments

This week I joined the Better Sleep Challenge, and I'm logging my sleep/wake cycles. It's surprising that I function so well during the day. I'm not getting any great quality of sleep. So today I see this article, and it's worth a try (notice... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge--Week 2 completed
Saturday, October 08, 2011      7 comments

Today is weigh-in day--I am so happy! I dropped 2 whole pounds! After being an avid daily weigher, I embraced the idea of weighing only weekly. I might have lost the first lb. the next day after the first weigh-in where I thought I had lost ... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge--Week 1 completed
Saturday, October 01, 2011      5 comments

I'm enjoying the comraderie of the A Team as we post our daily activities, emphasizing exercise minutes and drinking water. There's no pressure, except we do want to accomplish our goals. I'm not impressed with my week 1 accomplishments. ... Read more

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