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The Fool - The Beginning of the Journey
I have decided I will post my Fool's Journey through the BLC-16. I have a lot of tarot decks, but I'm using my favorite one, the Celtic Dragon Tarot Deck, and I'm concentrating on how the tarot cards will comment on my weight loss journey. Thi... Read more
Goals for BLC16
Our final assignment before the challenge starts is to post three goals for the challenge and...gulp...a before picture. Let me just say, I hate looking at my picture. But I did it. I got my husband to take a picture before I went to work thi... Read more
Wisteria Wolf Challenge
I am a Wisteria Wolf for the BLC-16, and one of my sister wolves posted this challenge on her blog. This will help me stay focused this weekend (which I have a lot of trouble with) and gear me up for the start of our challenge on next Wednesday... Read more
Goals for March 26 through April 1
I got 105 exercise minutes yesterday, and I'm so proud of that! I never thought I would get that many exercise minutes in a day! And I felt really good at the end of the day, not tired or exhausted at all. I am actually enjoying moving my bod... Read more
Safeguarding My Most Valuable Asset
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." - Mohandas Gandh
I went to the doctor yesterday because I am suffering terribly from an evil case of poison ivy. ... Read more
I have joined a new challenge - the Biggest Loser Challenge. I'm on the Jade Dragons team. That is just so ironic because I love dragons! And the nickname given to me by my daughter and her friends during their teenage years is dragonmom; and... Read more
I have ab muscles!
I was walking to the printer this morning, when I noticed some kind of activity going on in my stomach region, something moving under my belly fat. So I stopped, did a quick furtive look around to make sure no one was looking, picked up my shir... Read more
Weekly exercise minutes update
I have been exercising every day this week so far! Even tonight, when I had to work late, I still got on my Wii for 30 minutes. And I have started walking on my lunch break again now that the weather is nice.
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On Being a Shooting Star
As I walked on my break, I pondered what it means to me to be a Shooting Star, which is the name of my 5% challenges team. I do better on my walks when I give my mind some... Read more
My Commitment to Myself in the 5% Winter-1 Challenge
One of the assignments in the Winter-1 5% Challenge is to blog about my commitments in this challenge. So I have been thinking about why I want to lose weight.
My goals for this challenge are:
1. To lose 5%, or about 11 pounds, in 8 w... Read more
Exercise Goals for this week
My goal is to get in 210 exercise minutes between Saturday and Friday for my 5% Winter-1 challenge. It helped me last time to blog my progress, so here I go. ... Read more
Limitations are all in my head
Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
I am trying very hard to remove the limitations in my mind. Too many times I look at something, usually something I really want to do o... Read more
Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher
It takes courage to pick myself up off the ground and forgive myself for stumbl... Read more
All that is gold does not glitter
I found this quote by J.R.R. Tolkien, and it really made me pause and ponder.
All that is gold does not glitter.
It made me think that something does not have to be glittery, flashy, shiny, and obvious to be valuable. When I apply tha... Read more
5% Winter Challenge, Week 7
I didn't blog my progress last week because, well, I didn't have any progress.
I didn't do as well with m... Read more