There's cooler weather coming!
And the best part of the cooler weather is spending more time outside during the day! These hotter summer days I have had to divide my activities between morning and later evening! The mid-day was sooo hot! Now I can just move all day!! Right!!!... Read more
Taking advantage of summer!
So far, so good! In fact, this 5% is terrific! Not only is my energy level going up because of the sunshine, but my weight is creeping down due to my increased ST and overall body movement! It helps so much that you desire water and juicy fruits... Read more
Today is a GREAT day!
Today, my scale gave me a gift! Actually, my body has been telling me for the past couple of days as my energy level is getting higher-I am down 60 lbs.! When I started SP six years ago, I was coming from a starting weight of 247 and had a reall... Read more
Working Out In WA!
This has been an interesting week! Not as much baseball on tv, so have spent more time outside! Just trying to stay ahead of the weeds! About a month or so ago, my sister-in-law challenged me to an exercise plan she had found on FB-squats, lunge... Read more
I choose water!
So far, so good! Our 5% challenge has been water, which, thanks to SP, is no longer a struggle for me! I can remember back 6 yrs., though, to when water was a no-no! Just hated the stuff! Drank anything but, including sodas! Have since become a ... Read more
Buckle up-the new adventure is coming!
It begins tomorrow! The excitement is building at the airport! The 5% challenge starts tomorrow and I am ready! I just love these challenges! Every one of them begins with so much anticipation of success! I have never reached my approximately 10... Read more
Life is good! Summer's here, I can actually work outside without pain this year, and weeds are no longer quite as scary! My massage lady and my chiropractor have been strengthening my back for the past two years and I can finally function withou... Read more
What do you do when your desire to pull weeds is gone? I've always loved pulling those buggers-it's been my therapy! But this year, can't find that extra drive to work outside! It's no fun anymore! Somehow, though, I have to reach deep down and ... Read more
Finally! After being on a so long I lost count plateau, I have gone down a pound! I about fell off the scale! I have not seen 180's since 1998! I am bouncing!!!! I plan to savor this victory for awhile! There are several pounds left to lose, b... Read more
Are you a fruit or veggie person?
The juicy fruits are in season and I am in seventh heaven! I have come to the realization that I am a fruit person married to a vegetable person! Makes life interesting! I would rather eat fruit for snack and he prefers celery. Both are good, bu... Read more
Summer is here and so are my goals!!!
The sun is out and it's finally summer! I am still getting that summer routine down, which seems important for my sense of accomplishment! I have several goals set, some baby and others huge! 1) squats everyday, started about three weeks ago! My... Read more
Why are there days like this?
These days I call ugly days-my weight stays in an unsatisfactory place, my hunger is for sweet stuff, and nothing really seems fun. I HATE days like these last few have been! I know the reality of my situation is really in a very good place! I a... Read more
Yep, the clothes are ready, now to get summer back here!
Well, I did the terrible deed. I brought out my summer clothes-on a 70 degree day! Next day, the rains returned and it is cold and yukky out there! So much for summer wear! As I brought the things out yesterday, I began to realize something, not... Read more
Abrupt weather change!
It finally happened! The sun came out and it was warm out there today! Have to say, there was an amazing lift around here! People in the NW have kinda grown used to the rain and cloudy days! But the sun exists! Not only that, but it is WARM! I'm... Read more
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My latest dilemma!
Sometimes life hands you a lemon... That's what they say, right? Well, my doc handed me one-not a big, life-changing one, but a struggle nonetheless! The situation is this: my sodium is low and adjusting my eating to provide more sodium is not a... Read more