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New 21-Day Meditation begins 7-11-16
Sunday, July 10, 2016      8 comments

I find these meditations to be so stress-relieving, and so empowering -- I try not to miss any. Each session can be streamed for 5 days, then it disappears. Try it, I'll bet you'll like it. It's free. This is the next series: Oprah & Deep... Read more
Time to redefine FIT
Saturday, June 25, 2016      4 comments

I've stopped measuring my progress so much by the scale -- it's just too stubborn, and ready to show every tenth of a lb. gained after a normal meal and no tenths of a lb. lost after a hard work-out and near-starvation. For the first time in my... Read more
Thank you, Teddy Bear Team!
Monday, June 20, 2016      3 comments

Such an outpouring of love and good wishes for my Day in the Lemonade Stand! Thanks, Teddies. I've been given the food-fuel, the appliances to prepare it and the workout clothes I need to help you rock this 5% Challenge. Let's do it! WooHoo!... Read more
Fitbit says Tidying up around the house can help you lose weight
Friday, April 22, 2016      6 comments

More suggestions for our week of decluttering in the 5% Challenge. We know that "Heavy Housecleaning" is included in SP's list of acceptable exercise for fitness and calorie burning. However, in this short article, Fitbit is not talking ab... Read more
Declutter All Aspects of Your Life
Sunday, April 17, 2016      5 comments

Here are some of Deepak Chopra's thoughts on the advantages of one of our 5% Challenge activities this week: Clear Clutter and Enhance Your Environment by: Deepak Chopra, M.D. When we are awake to our essential self, we feel happy, l... Read more
How I spent Easter with my family...
Sunday, March 27, 2016      8 comments

Thanks to my sweet daughter, who always tries to include me when she and my son and his family are thousands of miles from me on holidays, and thanks to the wonders of technology (remember when we had to take film to be developed?), I received t... Read more
I must say...
Thursday, February 18, 2016      5 comments

... that I am humbled by your generosity of spirit in naming me a Motivator. I feel we all encourage each other, and I have benefited so much from all the info that you guys have shared on Sparkpeople and from the warmth of the friendships I hav... Read more
Laugh if you want to be happy and healthy!
Sunday, February 07, 2016      7 comments

In my 5% Winter Challenge, this week we are logging points for keeping our mood elevated. Research apparently shows that being happy helps us lose weight - we will eat less and move more. One of the articles listed laughing as an effective way ... Read more
Never Quit Pledge
Friday, January 01, 2016      17 comments

I was looking through some of my old blogs for a link to a walk/jog audio aid. I haven't found it, but I did find this pledge which it just seems fitting to resurrect on January 1. Saturday, June 30, 2012 Taken from BBonet's blog ... Read more
Thursday, December 31, 2015      2 comments

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So glad to still be here...
Thursday, December 24, 2015      4 comments

...happy and healthy! Another year down, 70 more to go! Hey, why not? I come from a line of long (and short) "livers." I'm trusting that my genes, if I happened to get the long-living ones, medical science, and my good common sense about car... Read more
I made brownies for the office Christmas party...
Friday, December 18, 2015      4 comments

... and did not eat a single one. Well, we won't count the crumbs that stuck to the knife that just happened to fall off when I was cutting them. You see, brownies are one of my favorite desserts. Unfortunately, the older I get the more... Read more
Yes, I did it!
Friday, November 20, 2015      10 comments

I'm looking at 133 on the scale, no matter how many times I step off and step on. There's satisfaction in attaining my goal. But now I'm starting to worry. Next week is Thanksgiving, and nothing I'll be eating is low-cal except the gree... Read more
This time, I think I'm gonna make it!
Monday, November 16, 2015      10 comments

This is the last week of our Fall 5% Challenge. Yesterday I weighed in at 134.4 and today at 134 (just checking to be sure that it wasn't going to be one of those "down one day and up the next" deals). My goal, not just for the challenge, but... Read more
Oh, NO! Not my pizza coupons!
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      7 comments

One of my challenges "The Fit Food Challenge" featured this article on how to make our environment more conducive to the changes we say we want to make. I was all for cleaning out and organizing the fridge and pantry, etc. Then it got serious... Read more

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