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Sitting on the sidelines
Saturday, February 18, 2017      7 comments

I've been sitting on the sidelines of this 5% challenge for 2 weeks - long enough to get too comfortable there. Sickness and stress are my lame excuses, especially since I know that exercise and healthy eating would have fixed a lot of that. If ... Read more
Reflections - 5% Challenge - Week 1
Saturday, January 21, 2017      11 comments

5% challenge - week one Successes: -4 days of 10,000 steps -Took lunch to work all week -Drank at least 4 cups of water/day -Kept going even though it wasn't a good week and I could have done more -Did one day of moderate weight-resistance exe... Read more
Stopping the cycle
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      9 comments

It's 12/28 and once again, I'm repeating the holiday cycle of gaining back everything I've worked so hard to lose for the past 5-6 months. But I'm determined not to wallow in self pity (my usually MO). I'm the one who decided to eat 1/2 of a pum... Read more
I can't remember.
Saturday, December 03, 2016      7 comments

I've been having a really hard time remembering things. I know I need to write things down, but I've even lost the list. This goes with eating healthy and exercising too. I'll make a plan and forget about it. Someone needs to add a component to ... Read more
Cheating on me
Saturday, November 19, 2016      8 comments

I read our email on interested versus committed this morning. This 5% challenge has definitely been a rocky road for me. I have to say I was committed for the first few weeks but quickly became just interested and let other things (excuses) keep... Read more
Saturday, November 05, 2016      3 comments

My PC cratered so now I have to post everything from my iPad mini. I love my iPad, but it takes five times longer to cut and paste and touch type. Can anyone recommend a good keyboard for the mini (before I lose my mind about this)? This is a mi... Read more
What to do...
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      9 comments

I've had a hard time with everything lately: tracking, exercising, posting. I've been feeling dizzy and not getting enough sleep, too. I know I'm looking at a screen way too much and need to get moving instead of sitting around absorbing my mind... Read more
Those chips...
Sunday, October 23, 2016      5 comments

Get thee behind me, tortilla chips! I have such a struggle with those baskets of crunchy chips. Yes, I could just take out a handful and push the rest away but...I've found at this stage in my journey that it's best to avoid them altogether. My ... Read more
Saturday, October 22, 2016      11 comments

I wish I had read what our team was tracking earlier today because I think that would have kept me from mindlessly chomping on chips, stuffed pasta shells, and blueberry cream cheese. I let myself slip into my old habits and started munching awa... Read more
The Earlier The Better
Monday, October 17, 2016      4 comments

I'm not a morning person but I'm discovering that the longer I wait in the day to exercise, the less likely I am to do it. Note to self: take a few brisk walks earlier in the day to get in those minutes. Procrastination does not help me lose wei... Read more
Listening to Mom
Friday, October 07, 2016      6 comments

As I walked around Sam's tonight for over an hour, I could "hear" my mom's voice in my head. "Do what it takes to be healthy. If I could have my life back, I would have taken better care of myself." I'm not sure if she really spoke to me, but t... Read more
Going around in circles...
Thursday, September 29, 2016      4 comments

I really wanted to just hop in bed at 9:00pm tonight but didn't. All because of our 5% challenge. I knew I hadn't really exercised today, although I had 8,000 steps on my fitbit, so I walked around my cul-de-sac in the dark for 30 minutes. It wa... Read more
Go to sleep
Wednesday, September 28, 2016      5 comments

I've struggled the last couple of days with keeping focused and just realized, as I try to keep my eyes open to type this, that what I need the most is sleep. Eight hours of it. I've let the screen creep into my sleep time, and it's taking its t... Read more
Day 1 - Note to Self
Saturday, September 24, 2016      24 comments

Dear self- You have made great changes. You stuck it out through a whole 8 week challenge this summer - longer than you've done any type of healthy lifestyle plan in years. You lost 9 pounds and have maintained it. You are more conscious of... Read more
It's Fall, Yee-haw!
Saturday, September 17, 2016      7 comments

I'm excited to be a Shooting Star again and to start this fall challenge. Fall is my favorite season so I want to take advantage of the weather and all of those walking opportunities. One of my goals is to leave work earlier. I could spend 10-12... Read more

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