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What I love about this 5% challenge is the amazing willingness to offer support whenever it's needed. In any set of blog comments there is a real willingness to support and help. It is suc... Read more
How can I improve? Let me count the ways!
More strength building exercise
Eat more freggies
A second yoga class
In my mind if you can't find something to improve on, you're just not ... Read more
So far so good. Smaller coffee pot bought and installed in the kitchen. My old 10 cup coffee pot is on a shelf in the utility room where I can get to it when we have guests.
Down to two cups is working great. I haven't lost any energy but... Read more
What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?
Well yesterday's blog comments included a number of folks who think that since coffee is the #1 means for US citizens to get anti-oxidants this isn't the best choice to improve my... Read more
I just got back from my local high school track. I read about the one mile test on today's start page www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/Fitness_articles.asp? id=1496 and I haven't really checked my speed since last year when I w... Read more
Yesterday I sat down with my usual mug of coffee to think about how to cut down on coffee. I quit smoking cold turkey so maybe that will work with this problem too. I have my own coffee maker at work because I don't like the coffee at our offic... Read more
My new 5% Winter challenge goal is to kill off my coffee addiction. I am typically a four cup a day coffee addict. I am going to cut down to one cup. This addiction not only makes me jittery, it comes with an addiction to half & half and equal. ... Read more
This past president's day weekend we were invited to the home of our good friends to party all weekend. It was a great time of good healthy food, great conversation and I discovered a new sport that I absolutely love. Snowshoeing!! My friends li... Read more
How much and how often will you exercise?
I will walk at least 3 miles daily.
MWFSa are power walking days 4 mph +
TThSu are Friend walking days when I walk with a good friend or my DH slow enough to be able to chat and share thoughts... Read more
We've fallen into a regular rhythm of having Salmon every Monday since we need to get more fish in our diet and Salmon is so nutritious and tastes great. We have it on Monday since our garbage is collected on Tuesday morning and we can get rid o... Read more
Our CSA has been pumping us full of salad greens. Yummy red leaf lettuce and something called Mizuna that is delish but I had never heard of it before. A while back we swore off store-bought salad dressings. We are trying to eat much less proces... Read more
First, thanks to all of my Teddy Bear friends for the glorious birthday greetings. It is all so very appreciated. I love this team!
I have never had a more stupendous Thanksgiving holiday in my life.
On Thursday my son and I collabor... Read more
For almost all of my Spark life I've depended on walking and one class of venyasa yoga for all of my fitness activities and I always fret that I'm not doing enough even though I'm happy with my results. I have a pedometer that counts my steps an... Read more
Copied this from 5% Fall Challenge Leader Persistent123!
Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.
Where is your cell phone?
P... Read more
I just got a new app on my android phone called Cardio trainer. My favorite activity is walking. I walk all over the place and I credit walking for my weight loss success. Cardio Trainer is a great sidekick. Every day when I set off on my extra ... Read more