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My "one word" for 2012
Saturday, December 31, 2011      11 comments

In an earlier blog, my SP friend Mrs. Principal put forth the value of having one word to characterize your 2012. I've decided my word will be ACTION. Thinking is good--necessary, but after thinking situations through, all the positive thi... Read more
A wonderful reward
Thursday, December 29, 2011      13 comments

Today I took advantage of a fantastic Christmas gift I received. I had a one-hour massage. Oh my, oh my--was it ever wonderful. I feel so relaxed, stretched out and limber. My daughter and I had a "couples" massage--which only means we were ... Read more
Today is a milestone for me.
Saturday, December 24, 2011      21 comments

Today I am officially full grown! I am feeling my oats; I am 66 years young. I swear I don't feel any different than I did at 22 years old. Earlier I thought I was slowing down, but keeping up with the challenges here on SP has given me so mu... Read more
Feeling incredibly & miserably yucky today
Monday, December 19, 2011      13 comments

I've caught my grand daughter's cold. She goes to day care (aka germ factory). I can't smell, can't taste, can't breathe except through my mouth. You know the routine. I'm just going to lie around and let my body fight this. I fought it... Read more
Confession: Broke the Food Tracker w/Big Mac & fries
Sunday, December 18, 2011      13 comments

I really don't think they want to sabotage my efforts, but they're doing a good job anyway. My "kids" took the grand kids to an appointment yesterday, and didn't want me to feel left out (sigh), so they brought me back a sandwich and LARGE frie... Read more
2012 Goals
Saturday, December 17, 2011      9 comments

My Fit and Organized team asks us to set goals for the coming year. Mine are to: Reach and retain maintenance mode. I hear retaining is the hardest ever--a fine challenge. Throw out or recycle to a thrift shop at least 5 things a day... Read more
5% Challenge, A Good First Week
Friday, December 09, 2011      15 comments

I'm posting today because I will be traveling to visit family tomorrow and may only have time for my weigh-in post. I stuck to my exercise plan (to do a minimum of 60 min. per day), actually averaging around 100 min a day. I sinned ser... Read more
Winter Challenge--First Day--Woohoo!
Saturday, December 03, 2011      10 comments

I think I've gotten hooked on exercise the way I used to be when I was about 25 years younger. I couldn't wait to get out this morning in the cold, and I hate the cold. My walking partner was late calling, so after having my cereal, I warmed u... Read more
Let's Psych-up for the Winter 5% Challenge
Friday, December 02, 2011      7 comments

Today is "Ready, set..." day. We have all done this before. How will this time be different? I woke up thinking about this today. It's going to be different because in planning and tracking my meals--monitoring myself better, noticing ... Read more
The 2nd day of the rest of my life
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      9 comments

In a featured blog today, Coach Nancy voiced so well my weight-loss problem, which makes me realize how common it is. My SPfriend Mayte from Spain describes herself as a "living yo-yo." All my life I've taken it off in the Spring, and put it b... Read more
New brakes...not NOW!
Friday, November 25, 2011      4 comments

The car was stopping fine, so I kept putting off checking out the grinding sound I heard whenever I applied the brakes. Today I had to finally stop pretending I didn't hear it getting louder and louder (the mechanic said they were so worn, meta... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      6 comments

May we all be thankful for our bounty. May you spend the day in a way that gives you pleasure and peace. I can't resist passing along this hilarious poem I happened upon on another Sparker's site. Don't let this be you! www.s... Read more
Water weight gain
Tuesday, November 22, 2011      7 comments

After my sudden 2 lb gain yesterday and just as sudden 1.75 lb loss today, I decided to do a Spark search on water weight gain. This article turned up on caloriecount.about.com: Beat Water Weight Gain By Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN W... Read more
Confession--not so great for the soul.
Monday, November 21, 2011      6 comments

More like humiliating for the soul. emoticon I messed up, and I can't even know how exactly because I didn't cook i... Read more
My Fall Challenge Measurements
Saturday, November 19, 2011      6 comments

I wasn't going to post them, but you know I lost 7 pounds so we may as well see where. emoticon Even though I did w... Read more

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