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I joined the SparkPeople 21 day challenge on Facebook
Friday, May 29, 2015      0 comments

I haven't been on Facebook for years and it was really kind of fun. If we all did that we'd have a new way to connect and become better friends. What do you think? www.sparkpeople.com/blog
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The key is to get right back up!
Wednesday, May 06, 2015      6 comments

As you guys probably know I love to speed walk. I usually take about 5-14 to 15 minute mile walks a week and almost always walk over 12,000 steps a day. What you may not know is that I fall a lot (like every 6-9 months or so). Fortunately, thank... Read more
Stairs are the answer to gaining weight on a cruise
Thursday, April 30, 2015      8 comments

We just returned from a great 10 day cruise on the Star Princess. It was a round trip from San Francisco cruise so we didn't have worry about # of bags, walking in a dirty terminal with no shoes, separating liquids or getting to an airport 2 hou... Read more
Wow I did it!
Monday, April 13, 2015      11 comments

I have been writing about my walking goals for some time. I am addicted to my pedometer and I just won't leave home without it. Back in 2011, the first year I really started thinking about weight loss, my daily step average was 4,310 steps. The... Read more
Great Motivator
Thursday, March 26, 2015      6 comments

This is one of the views from the hike we took this weekend near our vacation house in the Sierras. The hike was very challenging, a black diamond trail, but who can miss ... Read more
Don't exercise because you think a little doesn't help?
Monday, March 09, 2015      6 comments

I just saw this article today and it makes me want to exercise more! Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 -- People who are sedentary should focus on small increases in their activity level a... Read more
Sleepy, sleepy sleep app
Thursday, February 12, 2015      9 comments

I recently got an app for my phone called Sleep as Android. It’s supposed to track the quality of my sleep, record all sounds while I’m sleeping and wake me at the best time within my sleep cycle but near to the time I’ve set for my alarm. In th... Read more
I'm so sorry Teddy bear spotlight folks
Saturday, February 07, 2015      2 comments

What a idiot I am! It is week 5 in our 5% challenge and I hadn't noticed that I haven't gotten a single Sparkmail from our Teddy Bear team. I have been driving poor Jentress crazy since I haven't been getting any spotlight emails. So guess what.... Read more
My motivation is a little black disk
Monday, November 10, 2014      9 comments

Back in 2011, my company got into to the good health business by letting everybody have a little black pedometer and started tracking our steps on our computers. The first year my daily step average was 4,310 steps. There were days when the only... Read more
Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its Trouble it empties today of its Strength!
Tuesday, October 07, 2014      8 comments

I should have that saying tattooed on my forehead. Yesterday I had a punctoplasty. It is a 10 minute out-patient thing where the surgeon dilates the opening in your eye that leads to your tear duct and snips a little bit to allow the opening to ... Read more
Here is today's score
Thursday, October 02, 2014      3 comments

This Vocabulary score thing is really interesting. They chose the words you get so you may not get the highest score even if you get them all right. Since you get points for speed you can get hit the wrong answer just because you are rushing whi... Read more
A little NSV for me
Tuesday, September 30, 2014      8 comments

Today I really feel old. I had two 70+ birthday parties to go to this weekend and for some reason that has really gotten to me. I have a goal to see my my three grandchildren (ages 6 1/2, 3 and 16 months) thru college. I don't just want to be th... Read more
5K today sweaty but super happy
Thursday, September 18, 2014      11 comments

Today was the 17th annual fall classic fun run at my company. emoticon This is the 4th one I have participated i... Read more
Chocolate is my Fall 5% Challenge trigger
Thursday, September 04, 2014      3 comments

I am a Chocoholic, plain & simple. Give me a nibble of chocolate emoticon and there is no stopping me until the... Read more
Don't mean to complain
Monday, August 18, 2014      4 comments

For the first time in almost two years, my weight seems to be tipping up. Not much, but I ended the the Summer 5% challenge weighing more than I started with. I have to concentrate on the fact that my clothes still fit and I still feel great. Bu... Read more

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