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Great start to this 5% Challenge!

Sunday, May 12, 2013      9 comments

Happy Mothers Day!! I'm pretty tired today, but I've made a great start to the 5% Challenge! Yesterday began with a two-hour work day at the community garden (10-noon), then I headed over to the new cooperative grocery space (we're moving ... Read more

Kicking off the next 5% Challenge!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013      10 comments

This will be my third 5% challenge! The first challenge, I started at 160 pounds - my goal was to lose 8 pounds. I lost 2, so just a little more than 1% of my body weight Read more

Vacation Day 2: Walking, Walking, Everywhere!

Friday, May 03, 2013      9 comments

This morning, I had to take my car into the shop to get some work done. So I decided that I would walk while I waited! The mechanic's shop is only about a mile away from my parents' house, and then it is only a couple of blocks to one of t... Read more

Vacation Day 1: All About Food!

Thursday, May 02, 2013      8 comments

Today was EXACTLY what I needed to start recharging myself! Standard recipes are so hard - especially the way I cook! Which is add a dash of this and mix until it looks right, then cook it until it smells right....well, I'm not quite that ... Read more

Wrapping up April - and thanks for sticking by me!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013      7 comments

PHEW! April is the worst month of the year for me - and the best, all at the same time! I work for an environmental non-profit, so I attend a lot of river clean-ups, water monitoring trainings and outings, Earth Day events - etc. So... Read more

Today I did the unthinkable - and I'm bleeding for it!

Saturday, April 20, 2013      14 comments

I have to preface this blog: I've only ever had dogs! Dogs are easy. They're eager to please, and having had labs and lab mixes my whole life, they always liked water. So I don't always know what to do with Miss Kitty, because cats ar... Read more

Ahhh, the relief...

Sunday, April 14, 2013      5 comments

The food cooperative scheduled a planning meeting, for new and old board members, and a lot of issues came up in the discussion. Chief among them - the fact that this one problem board member has been attacking other board members, underm... Read more

The weight of the world is gone!

Sunday, April 07, 2013      9 comments

Ahhh, it's such a relief to make it through a big event and have everything go well! The food cooperative had our annual member meeting yesterday, and I was designated "the facilitator." And given the fact that one of the board members... Read more

Camp Tecumseh (almost all pics)

Tuesday, April 02, 2013      9 comments

Last week was the second face-to-face field training for the Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy. I was really nervous, because we had just gotten 9+ inches of snow, but it was in the 40s and most of the snow was melted by the time we left. ... Read more

One-Month Progress Report

Saturday, March 23, 2013      13 comments

It has been exactly one month since the start of the 5% Challenge. Here were my measurements at the start of the 5% Challenge: Weight: 166.7 BMI: 25.3 Waist to Hip: .83 Body Fat: 37.12% Neck: 12 Shoulders: 41 ... Read more

"How did I get here?"

Thursday, March 21, 2013      11 comments

This used to feel like my catch phrase! How did I suddenly gain all of this weight? How did I reach the point where I can't even touch my toes? There are so many times when I have suddenly realized that I was lost in the woods with no i... Read more

The best advice I can give you: turn on the kitchen light!

Sunday, March 17, 2013      13 comments

I'm clumsy sometimes. And when I have a sinus infection, and my equilibrium is already off, and I'm half asleep, I'm EXTREMELY clumsy! Friday night, I went to bed early to try to get some rest and recover. When I woke up in the middle of ... Read more

Celebrating my final day in the 20's

Saturday, March 09, 2013      15 comments

I firmly believe in detoxifying and purifying. Sometimes the big moment is a pre-set event or date. Like your 30th birthday. emoticonRead more

Getting a little tired of blogging....

Friday, March 08, 2013      9 comments

First off, thank you so much to everyone for the support on my blogs!! With my hectic schedule, I'm not turning out to be a fan of daily blogging. I actually sighed out loud when I pulled up my sparkpage to write another blog! On th... Read more

LTGL Blog + Planning out my weekend...

Thursday, March 07, 2013      7 comments

5) What can you improve upon? The biggest thing that keeps me from waking up in the morning? I'm still tired. Between evening meetings and late workouts, I tend to get to bed later than I want to. And then I want to sleep in, so I KEEP w... Read more


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