SparkPeople does not like my browser. It was one of many obstacles that I have been facing. I chose not to fight with it to do a blog, but instead tried to track what I ate, water drank, and exercise on the site.
During this period, I felt ... Read more
I need to give myself some grace. Rome wasn't built in a day and I am not going to be at the top of my game just because I decided to.
I joined the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge Team. I know I need structure and this will help provide me with t... Read more
I don't want to do this. I don't want to admit that I have been less than successful at something I wanted to do. I don't want to admit that I am not perfect. But I am not, so I am starting over again.
Perhaps I need to redefine my definit... Read more
Is This What Really Being Hungry Feels Like?
For the first time in a very long time, I realize I am truly hungry. After drinking three cups of water, I realized I was really hungry, not just bored or wanting to put something solid into my mouth.
I went out to lunch with my husband. I... Read more
Is Grocery Shopping Considered Exercise???
What constitutes exercise for our 5% Challenge? I always consider it exercise that I normally would not do normally. So today I decided that Grocery Shopping qualified. "Don't you normally go grocery shopping?" you may ask. Yes, but only for my ... Read more
Day 2 - 2016 Spring 5% Challenge
I am so thankful that I was able to get into the challenge. I definitely need to accountability. Today is Easter. If I were not on the team, I would eat myself into a food coma, just because it tasted good. Today, I already know what is on th... Read more
Overcoming Obstacles and Not Giving Up
I am so glad to be able to be online from my own home again! My computer kept freezing up on me, so I contacted my trusty computer repair guy. He said he could not get to it for a few days and I told him that was okay. After all, I have a smart... Read more
I guess I need to get brave and post the before picture. this picture was taken on June 20. All of my clothes that fit me were in the laundry, so these were rather snug. I certainly hope they fit better in the after picture in August.
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2178.5 Miles Left to Baxter Peak – Katahdin, ME OR Back On The Trail Tomorrow
As I stated before, when you are really hiking, that is what you do. You get up in the morning, eat, pack everything back up, and then start walking. Things like work or other commitments do not enter into the equation.
In the here and no... Read more
Day 4 - Making Course Corrections
I’m glad to report that I didn’t have any new aches and pains when I woke up this morning. There were just the normal ones that I have been told comes with getting older. By the time I got up and moving they were gone.
I have come ... Read more
Day 3 - 2180.6 Miles To Go
I woke up this morning with a whole different set of aches and pains. This morning I woke up with a back ache and my feet hurt. My body is reminding me that I am not 20 any longer and I have abused it for a number of years.
It’s ti... Read more
2183.16 Miles to Go!
When I woke up this morning, the first thought I had was, “I’m sure glad that I’m not sleeping on a wooden bench or on the ground. My hips and the back of my thighs reminded me just how out of shape I had gotten. I moved around slowl... Read more
Yesterday, one of the exercises we had for the Firecracker Team was to list What can I do in 8 weeks?
One of the items that I listed was doing a virtual hike of the Appalachian Trail. When I began it was one of those someday things. Then I... Read more
I will overcome ...
In this past year, three people who are very dear to my heart had to deal with medical issues. I ended up taking care of others, which is not a bad thing. Unfortunately, I forgot to take care of myself. My good eating habit and regular exercis... Read more
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Fall 5% Challenge
Having a summer without a TV or radio was strange. After a while, I didn't miss all the bad news and commercials that we are inundated with day after day. I set an alert on my phone for weather warnings, but for the most part remained peacefull... Read more