Sitting on the sidelines
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
5% challenge - week one
-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
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.
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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It's Fall, Yee-haw!
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