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Vegan Week

Friday, April 17, 2015      5 comments

Vegan Week, sponsored by Compassion over Killing, is fast approaching and I will be participating again this year. Last year, I avoided meat for over 5 weeks! I now consider myself a Flexitarian. I eat meat, but only small portions and not at ev... Read more

An Easter Blessing

Monday, April 06, 2015      7 comments

So, I'm on my way! I made it through Easter with no weight gain! Now, the next challenge is my Birthday this Thursday and then a get away weekend in McCall. emotico... <a href=Read more

My Feelings

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      14 comments

This is so beautifully stated and expresses why I love animals! • via Animals Australia • Because they bring us joy. Because they are at our mercy. Because they teach us kindness. And compassion. And understanding. Because t... Read more

Big Challenges Ahead

Saturday, March 28, 2015      12 comments

So , the Spring 5% Challenge begins April 4th, followed the next day by Easter, then my 65th Birthday on April 9th, and finally, an out of town trip to McCall on the 12th to celebrate my Birthday which will include a BBQ. Wish me Luck!! Read more

Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment!

Saturday, March 21, 2015      6 comments

My Commitment : 30-45 Minutes 5x/Week Stationary Bike: 10-15 Minutes Stretching: 5-10 Minutes Walking: 15-20 Minutes emoticonRead more

"Pi Day"

Saturday, March 14, 2015      6 comments

My hubby & I decided that we needed to celebrate Pi today by eating pie. So, we went to Sherri's restaurant and each ordered the lunch trio which included a slice of pie. We eat pie only occasionally so this was a treat. I think overall I was ab... Read more

Slow & Steady

Saturday, March 07, 2015      10 comments

Today was the official final weigh-in for the 5% Winter Challenge. I'm happy to report a loss of 4.2 lbs!! That averages out to 1/2 lb per week over the 8 weeks of the challenge. Now, my challenge is to keep the weight off! Read more

The many faces of me

Saturday, February 28, 2015      7 comments

Just thought it would be fun to... Read more

9 lbs. and Counting!

Saturday, February 21, 2015      9 comments

So, I decided to check my progress reports, specifically weight loss. On this very day last year, I weighed 9 lbs. more than I do today! WOW!! What a wonderful surprise! Read more

Keeping it simple

Saturday, February 14, 2015      11 comments

Since my hubby & I are both working hard to lose weight, we decided to skip the usual Valentine's Day dinner out. Instead, we grilled asparagus for the first time along with roasted red potatoes and sirloin tip steak. I rarely eat steak but deci... Read more

Day 6: 100 Days of Weight Loss

Friday, February 06, 2015      11 comments

My hubby & I have completed 5 days now. We spend @ 15-30 minutes daily on each lesson; usually after dinner. He downloaded the book to his Ipad and I'm reading it on my Kindle app. Anyway, this is a time for us to connect (since we both have iss... Read more

100 Days of Weight Loss

Saturday, January 31, 2015      9 comments

I have decided to work the 100 Days of Weight Loss program. Tomorrow will be my first lesson and I'm ready to go! This program is based on the book by Linda Spangle. It addresses behavioral/psychological issues related to weight loss. I will let... Read more

Dealing with another Loss

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      20 comments

My first husband's Mom passed away last week. emoticon I adored her and we were good friends. She was my true Mom;... Read more

Christmas Miracle

Monday, January 12, 2015      6 comments

I'm happy to say I kept my weight down over the Holidays... only gaining one lb.!! This is a miracle because normally I gain 5-8 lbs this time of year. Something must be clicking!! Read more

Update: Passages

Sunday, January 04, 2015      6 comments

My mother-in-law passed away on December 4th.. just 2 weeks after moving to a new assisted living facility. We were informed that the cause of death was due to a blood clot to the lungs/heart. Although this was unexpected, I guess it has saved h... Read more


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