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Last day of my 59th year
Saturday, May 15, 2021      8 comments

Tomorrow I turn 60. It seems old. But I feel young. A lot has happened since I turned 50. Ten years ago, Z was in elementary school, James was finishing 6th grade, Briar was in high school, and Tori was graduating high school. Since then, a... Read more
Intermittent fasting
Saturday, May 01, 2021      3 comments

I decided to try intermittent fasting for the month of April. I had thought it fit into the category of "fad diet" until I read an article about it by Johns Hopkins, which is a well-respected medical group. It turns out that I didn't really... Read more
Update to previous blog
Monday, March 01, 2021      1 comments

I've lowered my SP calorie range by 100 calories on both the high and the low end. I also looked at my daily results vs my SP calorie range for the past month. I knew there were a handful of days where I ate above my range. No, I ate ... Read more
Slow progress
Monday, March 01, 2021      4 comments

I've switched to only weighing in once a month, instead of once a week. I feel good about it - it helps me take a long-term view of the process, rather than obsessing so much about the individual days. However, this month I only lost 3.4 po... Read more
Feeling good about the choice I made
Thursday, February 18, 2021      3 comments

I was just about to have a late night snack. I had checked my calorie range for the day and I had enough left. I got out the glass, I got out the pitcher... And then a jar on the countertop caught my eye. It was a snackl I had had earlier in the... Read more
Celebrating little steps
Tuesday, January 19, 2021      4 comments

Pluses for today - Made good food choices. Wrote every bite. Stayed withing my calorie range. Enjoyed my meals - didn't feel deprived. Felt energized, alert, and positive. Areas for improvement - Getting outside for a walk.... Read more
Snack prep
Monday, January 18, 2021      5 comments

Bought a rainbow of fresh veggies yesterday - red, yellow, and green peppers, celery, carrots, cucumber, purple cabbage, and cauliflower - and tonight I chopped everything up into bite-size pieces. It's ready to grab for a quick snack, or to thr... Read more
Keeping my logs
Sunday, January 17, 2021      3 comments

Day 2 of keeping my food and exercise journals up-to-date. That's always been the one thing that has helped me be mindful and as a result, successful. I also bought a bunch of veggies in the store, so I can have salad for lunch and veggies ... Read more
No resolutions
Saturday, January 16, 2021      3 comments

I'm not making any resolutions this year. Haven't for years, actually. But now that 2020 is over I feel like I can try to put it behind me and refocus on getting healthy. I did so well when quarantine started - was keeping active, eating well, s... Read more
Wrapping up Week 1
Friday, July 10, 2020      1 comments

Tomorrow starts Week 2 of the Summer 5% Challenge, so I wanted to review what has gone well and what I might do differently next week. Successes: Kept my food and exercise journal faithfully, every day Exceeded my commitment for fitn... Read more
Summer 5% Challenge - Grateful List
Tuesday, July 07, 2020      3 comments

Today's mini challenge is to make a list of things we're grateful for. There are really too many to list, but here are a few. I'm grateful that - We all still have our jobs We're all healthy We're getting along with each othe... Read more
Summer 5% Challenge Week 1 - Daily Routine
Saturday, July 04, 2020      5 comments

One of our Living The Good Life challenges for Week 1 is to write up, and then follow, a daily routine. My days are pretty structured already because of work. Here's mine: WEEKDAYS 7 to 8: get up, get dressed, feed the cats, have bre... Read more
I don't think I met my exercise commitment for the week
Saturday, May 09, 2020      1 comments

I haven't actually gone back and added it all up, but there were a few days that I only got in 10-12 minutes, and I'm not sure I did enough extra the rest of the week to make up for it. If it didn't, this will be the first week since the 5... Read more
Progress report for the halfway mark of the 5% Spring Challenge
Saturday, May 02, 2020      3 comments

Things I'm pleased about: emoticon I've maintained my commitment to post on the board daily and be an active m... Read more
Gratitude journal
Tuesday, April 07, 2020      5 comments

The "mini challenge" for today's Shooting Stars on the 5% Spring Challenge is to list 10 things I'm grateful for. I was thinking of it when I was out walking the dog, and there are way more than 10! But here are 10, in no particular order, ... Read more

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