So after living in western Washington for 18 years we have moved to Missouri. Over the 28 years of our marriage we have lived in all four corners of the US but never in the middle. So this is something quite different for us. We are really enjoy... Read more
Today has been a very hot day here in the Seattle area. Our house gets quite hot so it has not been the most pleasant of days as far as that goes. Tonight is better though as it is cooling off.
Tomorrow I am going to my mom's for a few day... Read more
You know, I'm not very good at this blogging. I can never think of anything interesting to say. Well, I'll try it again.
August is here already and my son will be returning to college in 11 days. He has been home since May 4th so he is read... Read more
Wow, I can't believe I have been on Sparkpeople for 2 years. I don't seem to have accomplished much if just look at the scale. I lost 7 lbs. that have stayed off and another 5 or so that I keep losing and gaining back. It seems I am stuck in one... Read more
Is there anything else I would like to share?
I have kind of enjoyed blogging this week. It has been good to think about some things, get them written down and get feedback. Thank you all for the great comments and encouragement. Read more
What can I improve upon?
Well for starters, my attitude. It is not always the best. Some days I lose my focus and don't care about exercise, tracking or eating healthy. I have to stop letting stress and day to day things interfere.
T... Read more
How am I doing day by day?
I am doing great with exercise. I feel good about my walking, weight lifting and hula hooping. But I am struggling a bit with my food. I'm tracking everything and staying within my calorie range most days. But I t... Read more
How am I encouraging myself to learn to like veggies?
I keep telling myself that it can be done. I used to hate yogurt. A while back I decided I really should try some different brands and see if I could find one I like. After I found one I... Read more
How am I going to do this? I'm not really sure. I need to start making a point of eating more salads and a variety of veggies on purpose. If I don't purpose to do it, it won't get done. Maybe making sure I have a veggie with lunch and dinner is ... Read more
I need to clarify that I did hula hoop for 45 minutes, but not continuously. I miswrote that part. I am definitely not good enough for that! Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement. If I ever do get up to 45 minutes continuously I will ... Read more
For the 5% Challenge I commit to:
1. Track all my food every day and stay within calorie range.
2. Exercise 45minutes, 6 days per week.
3. Drink 8 glasses of water per day.
4. Encourage my fellow Teddy Bears.
5. Be fully... Read more