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WooHoo for the Summer 5% Challenge!
Saturday, August 18, 2012      6 comments

emoticon My last weigh-in today shows me holding at my original goal weight--which I keep bouncing up from. With... Read more
Thank you for a wonderful first year!
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      12 comments

Thank you Sparkpeople and all my SparkFriends for making my first year with you such a gratifying one. Not only did I attain my goal weight...a couple of times -- let's face it, maintenance is a witch--but I received such unbridled love and sup... Read more
Inspiring Olympians
Saturday, August 04, 2012      6 comments

It's 4:37 a.m. and I'm still up watching the Olympics. I am just in awe at the heart these 15 & 16 year-olds, as well as the older more experienced veterans are showing. They are just setting world records all over the place--just going all ou... Read more
Home Sweet Home
Saturday, July 21, 2012      8 comments

I know I said I'd be back home on Thursday. That was the plan, but United Airlines decided otherwise. I'm counting my blessings that I happened to be still awake at 1:00 a.m. when they emailed me that my flight from D.C. to Cleveland (Clevela... Read more
The push-up test
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      8 comments

Ha,ha! I was looking at the men's test and trying to do 29 so that I could be "excellent" for my age group. When I couldn't get past 21 without wobbling, I said, "Oh well, I'll keep working on it." Then I noticed 21 modified push-ups for... Read more
Monday, July 16, 2012      7 comments

The up-side of doing the weight-loss routine so many times is that you finally realize what works for you. So when you get serious about it, you know what to do. I eat rather healthfully most of the time, but tracking to make sure I'm not ... Read more
Never Quit Pledge
Saturday, June 30, 2012      1 comments

Taken from BBonet's blog I have added my name to the bottom of the list. Never Quit Pledge Friday, June 29, 2012 Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will conti... Read more
A picture worth 1,000 words
Thursday, June 28, 2012      6 comments

On a fellow Sparker's page: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=4945517 FYI: kj = kilojoule, a more accurate measure of food energy than the term calorie. I learned this at Better ... Read more
Great 1st day of the Summer 5 % Challenge
Sunday, June 24, 2012      6 comments

We got off to a great start, and I know we're only going to pick up steam because I want to land this plane! I did my 120 minutes of exercise, and I plan to repeat that at least today and tomorrow. Spreading it out makes it quite do-able, ... Read more
How to burn more calories
Friday, June 22, 2012      7 comments

This is it!!! Tomorrow we begin the Summer 5% Challenge, and I'm gearing UP! I'm committed to losing my 5% this time--NO EXCUSES! Here's an SP article to help us get the most bang for our effort. www.sparkpeople.com/reso... Read more
Sunday, June 17, 2012      10 comments

Wanting to post my goals for the Summer 5% Challenge, I began reading some of my earlier blogs to see what earlier goals have been. It's a great thing to do. I find that some "new" things to try have become regular habits now--like exercising ... Read more
I'm not getting any SP emails
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      9 comments

Here we go again. Is it just me or is anyone else noticing a lack of SP emails? emoticon... Read more
Is it my computer or an SP problem?
Sunday, May 06, 2012      13 comments

All day today I have not been able to bring up my favorites or groupings in the Food Tracker. It just sits there trying to bring it up and never does. I also couldn't post a comment to a friend's status on his page (although I was able to writ... Read more
7 Steps to a Healthful Weight
Thursday, May 03, 2012      7 comments

From Dr. Weil's daily tips: We all know the "secret" of successful weight loss: Eat less and exercise more. It's not always easy, but by adopting healthy eating habits and a regular exercise routine, you are sure to lose weight without depr... Read more
The after-affects of sugar...
Wednesday, May 02, 2012      4 comments

is craving more sugar. During my weekend away, I indulged and indulged in glazed doughnuts. I tracked them, but no matter. Every night now, I am craving something sweet. Last night I ate cookies and ice cream that had been the freezer since ... Read more

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