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Ready for a Midnight Dance-Off?

Monday, October 05, 2015      11 comments

When my 5% team is close to landing, and midnight is at hand, we declare a Midnight Dance-Off. Here are some songs that are over 10 minutes long, long enough to have your Spark Activity Tracker count your dancing as exercise, as long as you... Read more

Fall 5% Challenge Signups are Open!

Monday, August 24, 2015      6 comments

Looking for a Sensible challenge?
gid=65592 I think the 5% Challenges are the sanest challenges on SparkPeople. Releasing 5% of your weight (assuming you hav... Read more

BLC 29 Signups are now open!

Thursday, August 20, 2015      5 comments

If you are ready for a challenge that will CHALLENGE you, then take a look at the upcoming BLC 29!
lcometoblc/ Team mates tend to become great friends. The name of the game is "Participati... Read more

Winding up BLC 28 - Next Steps

Monday, August 10, 2015      12 comments

At the beginning of BLC 28 (5/25) I was just above the mid-point of my Maintenance range, at 125.7 lbs., with the goal of reaching the bottom of that range, about 120. Each week I steadily crept down, and reached 121.3 at the end of Week 11. I... Read more

Weigh In After Vacation

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      11 comments

Last week I was at the beach in Duck, North Carolina with DH and his daughter and her family (her DH, Granddaughter #1 3 y.o., & Granddaughter #2 1 1/2 y.o.). I opted not to take my Vitamix with me, nor any ingredients for my usual green pr... Read more

It's Been a Looooooooooooong Time!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      19 comments

It has been challenging to get 120 minutes of fitness a day while on a family vacation at the beach. When it's 97 degrees Fahrenheit with humidity, walking is challenging. For over 3 decades, I have limited my exposure to the sun. DH sleeps a... Read more

It's Good for You -- Unless, Of Course, It is NOT, for YOU!

Thursday, July 16, 2015      6 comments

aka "Musings on Fish Oil Supplements and Epsom Bath Soaks" Last summer I tried taking fish oil (krill) as a supplement. Many people said it could lower blood pressure and cholesterol. However, by mid-August, after a lot of foot-pounding t... Read more

Challenge: 1 Pizza Slice in 20 Minutes or MORE

Monday, July 13, 2015      16 comments

Last night we had pizza, and our Live the Good Life goal for the week was to make each meal last at least 20 minutes. I don't know about you, but pizza is a food that I have been known to wolf down, and easily consume 4 slices before I sensed I... Read more

It Bears Repeating - Anne Lamott & Everything She Knows

Friday, July 03, 2015      8 comments

I got the biggest kick when I read the following article on that SUNHOME had shared. Writer Anne Lamott made her personal list of "everything she knows."
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I Love Myself Because...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      12 comments

My BLC 28 team, Azure Destinations, has a weekly "Spa" activity. This week the assignment is: "Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is simply believing you're worthy of the trip. And you are! You are worth it. Tattoo that right onto y... Read more

8 Weeks To Be a Better You

Friday, June 19, 2015      6 comments

The Summer 5% Challenge is about to start. I'm quite fond of this challenge, for 8 weeks is enough time to make significant changes in habits, and see noticeable results. Releasing just 5% of one's weight in a healthy way can make major improv... Read more

Ready to Release 5%?

Monday, June 15, 2015      3 comments

Are you looking for a way to get fit, release weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Summer 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards releasing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus o... Read more

About the "Freshman 15"

Friday, June 05, 2015      4 comments

Today's trivia quiz asked if the "Freshman 15" was a myth. The answer was "False." SparkPeople explained: "A 2011 study published in Social Science Quarterly showed that the typical weight gain during the first year of college is... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It Bears Repeating - Find the Time

Thursday, June 04, 2015      18 comments

Need I say more? SparkPeople shares a link to a slew of motivational tips on
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Tips from Pro Trainer Mike Howard - Day 10

Tuesday, June 02, 2015      4 comments

Today I am sharing tips 91-100 from Vancouver Pro Trainer Mike Howard. I ran across these in some old Burn the Fat newsletters.
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