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Is This What Really Being Hungry Feels Like?
Friday, April 01, 2016      7 comments

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???
Tuesday, March 29, 2016      7 comments

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
Sunday, March 27, 2016      7 comments

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
Saturday, July 11, 2015      3 comments

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
Before Picture
Saturday, July 04, 2015      7 comments

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. ... Read more
2178.5 Miles Left to Baxter Peak – Katahdin, ME OR Back On The Trail Tomorrow
Sunday, June 28, 2015      3 comments

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
Thursday, June 25, 2015      3 comments

Day 4 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
Wednesday, June 24, 2015      1 comments

Day 3 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!
Monday, June 22, 2015      4 comments

Day 2: 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
2,189.2 Miles
Sunday, June 21, 2015      3 comments

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 ...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015      6 comments

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
Fall 5% Challenge
Saturday, September 28, 2013      4 comments

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
Where Did the Time Go?
Monday, July 01, 2013      4 comments

It seems like I've just gotten home and it's time to pack up and leave again. Hubby started packing clothes for while we are gone, and I have started making our lists of things that need to be done before we leave. ... Read more
Home Sweet Home
Saturday, June 29, 2013      2 comments

After driving for 18 hours, we have finally arrived back home in valley for a few days. Life has been decidedly different for the past few months. I am so glad to be home. I’m just sorry to say that after hubby’s doctor appointments we will be... Read more
One Word
Saturday, October 20, 2012      14 comments

Copied this from 5% Fall Challenge Leader Leslie_2B_Less! Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. Where is your cell phone? De... Read more

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