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Two more rooms...
Sunday, July 12, 2020      6 comments

My exercise entries are becoming boring---same entries over and over. However, since we're clearing rooms of the "leavings" of workers on the house, that's what I've been doing. We had tiles, wall board pieces, electrical trimmings and then swe... Read more
Thanks 5% Challenges
Saturday, June 20, 2020      6 comments

I do have much to thank the 5% challenges for. One--my weight loss. Granted, my weight is not always going down, but because I know a 5% challenge is on my horizon I do try to hold the line. My recent 5% challenge was one of my better one... Read more
Fresh start
Saturday, April 04, 2020      5 comments

A fresh start. In so many ways. We've sold our lake house and are now living in a small rv in the woods while our house is being finished. The separation/isolation suggestions/orders are a difficult transition for some, but we've discussed t... Read more
Getting settled in
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      2 comments

Thanks to all SparkPeople who wished me well on moving and being in temp quarters right now. It isn't easy, as some of you pointed out. And, yes, I get the irony of "moving" not making "moving" easy--some fun comments there. I'm finding w... Read more
Ah, moving
Saturday, February 22, 2020      7 comments

FINALLY! As of yesterday, the move--for now--is OVER. All our stuff is in storage or at our temporary residence. We FINALLY now have internet service, and I'm grateful for that. We FINALLY sold our house and FINALLY continue work on our new ... Read more
Daily goals. An idea "sparked" by SparkPeople post.
Saturday, January 18, 2020      7 comments

So, as I’ve already announced, I am back to regular posting in my teams. Am working on getting to everyone every day. I’ll be there. I believe in the written journal. I reread my journal and learn from what I’ve experienced. On Jan. 14 one... Read more
I'm back and we're moving!
Wednesday, January 08, 2020      6 comments

Holiday Hurrah is over. I can now return to my life. Actually, I’m starting a new life. Starting last November and continuing into December we were in negotiations to SELLL OUR HOUSE! We all finally agreed on a price, we passed the home insp... Read more
Who knew?
Thursday, October 17, 2019      5 comments

Who knew getting a new phone and letting it update would screw up my fitbit?? Apparently, though, that is what happened. I got a new phone in August and the update in September. Until September my fitbit was snycing regularly and I had curren... Read more
Looking for a Spring forward idea?
Saturday, March 23, 2019      6 comments

Hi, SparkFriends, If you've not already mapped out a journey to celebrate spring, why not join a 5% Challenge team for the spring challenge? We've not yet started, so still time to join a team. The teams are VERY active and require particip... Read more
Apologies, all
Thursday, July 19, 2018      10 comments

My apologies to my teams and friends. The past 3 days have not been good for my SparkPeople journey. We've done road trips and I've not been getting my steps. Up early, long car rides, home late. I know, I know, and I do feel guilty after r... Read more
5% Challenges
Saturday, April 21, 2018      5 comments

THIS 5% challenge, the Spring one, this current one, has started the best I've ever turned in. I join the 5% challenges because they are great motivators, great accountability, and great fun. I find I need all those to keep me steady and keep me... Read more
Need Socks Recommendations!
Wednesday, November 08, 2017      6 comments

Hey Spark Friends! I've been fighting blisters on my heels over the last couple of weeks. I don't think it is my shoes, because I've not had blisters other times I've used them. I got some new socks, Hanes, about the time my blisters started,... Read more
Anyone wanting to start 12 Months from Now
Sunday, October 01, 2017      5 comments

Hi, there was some interest in the 12 Months from Now team when I posted about it. Today, Oct. 1, first day of a new month, would be a great time to get started. Once you join the team, scroll down on the team's main page to "Links for Oct. 20... Read more
12 Months from Now, and link to team
Sunday, September 24, 2017      6 comments

I'm enjoying a team I joined recently. We started as 100 Days from Now, based on the Mayo Clinic program of that name. We voted to continue the team and so the team's name was changed to 12 Months from Now. Most of us need to develop habits to... Read more
Non-Bullet (maybe) Journal
Thursday, August 31, 2017      2 comments

DISCLAIMER: I don’t keep a bullet journal, never tried to keep one, not sure how to keep one. My last couple of months have not been as healthy as they should be or as I would have liked them to be. Near the end of July, I fell and my knee and... Read more

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