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Camino de Santiago & the Dietitian & Competing Priorities

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      22 comments

My friend Helen is doing the 800 km Santiago de Santiago, (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) for the second time in 2 years. I feel I missed an opportunity not going with her last a year when she asked me. I knew if she ever did it again I wanted to... Read more

I'm Back From Cruising!

Monday, May 18, 2015      24 comments

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What Song Are You?

Friday, April 24, 2015      28 comments

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Getting a Lot Done

Friday, April 24, 2015      26 comments

Booking the cruise was an impulsive thing to do (glad we did it) so I have a number of things to get done in the next few days. I have things to complete and some spring cleaning to complete and a suitcase to pack. I found out there is laundry a... Read more

Losing Weight on a 20 Day Cruise - Yes I Will!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      27 comments

Based on BMI scores, a 5-foot, 5-inch adult would be considered: Underweight at 110 pounds or less (BMI less than 18.5) Normal weight at 111 to 149 pounds (BMI = 18.5-24.9) Overweight at 150 to 179 pounds (BMI = 25-29.9) Obese at 180 ... Read more

Panama Canal Cruise

Monday, April 20, 2015      51 comments

We are going on our first ever cruise - Panama Canal. We leave Fort Lauderdale, FL on April 29th and will be arriving in Vancouver, B.C. (our home) on May 18th. We will likely be dining with our friends each evening. I plan on doing the yoga cla... Read more

Lifetime Accomplishment in 2015!

Friday, April 17, 2015      47 comments

I swam in the DEEP end of the pool! This is only the second time I have been in the deep end, BUT the first time I swam. I wanted to overcome my extreme panic and fear of deep water. DH was with me. I started with 2 flotations belts, 2 aqua barb... Read more

Week 1 Weigh - WooHoo!

Saturday, April 11, 2015      40 comments

I love this picture, if only it was that easy to get thin! But I am doing the happy dance this morning. Last week I was 222.2 pounds and today 217.4! WooHoo down 4.8 poun... Read more

Doctor Update & Back on Track

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      44 comments

This morning I eliminated a couple of time wasters - Facebook's Candy Crush & Bejewelled Blitz. I felt great about it! Then I worked for an hour, and went for a one hour walk in the forest. I did the Pinewood Trail that meanders down a very long... Read more

I will focus on all the positives in my life and get moving!

Friday, April 03, 2015      36 comments

I am thinking about the start of the Spring 5% Challenge which starts tomorrow. As always I am excited about losing 5% of my starting weight in 8 weeks. Last spring I lost 5% and landed in onederland. I worked so hard to do it and it paid off. I... Read more

I'll do it - tomorrow ends today!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015      33 comments

Last April I was doing some of my best Sparking ever - sticking to my diet and walking 10,000 steps a day, trying new things like kettle bells, and made it to onederland the next month. Something happened that caused negative thinking and unhapp... Read more

Spring! My Favorite Season!

Monday, March 23, 2015      20 comments

Spring is the season where I do better with my good intention to exercise and diet. There are no major eating events and parties. Yes there is Easter but that's not the same as Thanksgiving or Christmas. I am thinking ahead to how I would ... Read more

5% Challenge & Pacific Crest Trail

Sunday, March 15, 2015      21 comments

Here is where I started today on the virtual Pacific Crest Trail. It's fun to see pictures of where I am along the trail. If you are doing the trail, please look for me KA... Read more

5% Challenge Invitation to You!

Thursday, March 12, 2015      16 comments

I want to bike and hike this year so I need to rehabilitate my legs. In Feb. I hurt my knees and got a respiratory infection, so I really cut back on walking. Spring is here and the west coast is so beautiful, so it'a great motivator to get out ... Read more

Change in My 5% Challenge Attitude

Monday, March 09, 2015      23 comments

A few days ago I misplaced my Fitbit. The laundry was done and no fitbit was found in the washer or dryer, so I wasn't too worried, the worst hadn't happened, it would show up. Hubby and I walked on Saturday and still no fitbit. Wow that's not l... Read more


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