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I Made It!! (more than once)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      8 comments

I recently finished my first 5% Challenge as a member of the Awesome A team (and they were "awesome"!). A true 5% loss when I began would have been 10.6 pounds but liking to round things out, I set a goal of losing 11 pounds. Two days before th... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Goodbye 20! Onderland - Here I Come!
Monday, April 18, 2016      17 comments

I've been hovering just above the weight that would give me a 20 lb loss for close to a week and a little higher than that for even longer - just waiting to see that third number on the scale change. This morning I was really happy to see a dro... Read more
Spring - Finally!!
Sunday, April 17, 2016      6 comments

April has been a very "unspringlike" month - at least up until a few days ago. While we got a little taste of more seasonable temperatures last Monday, Tuesday was again very windy and chilly before a gradual warmup resumed. By Thursday, it de... Read more
100 Days
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      6 comments

I realized last night that I would hit a 100 day streak when I signed in today. I'm not sure that I have actually made it to 100 days of straight "sparking" before. While I probably have tracked and logged in for 3 months or so in the past, I l... Read more
An Anniversary of Sorts
Monday, April 04, 2016      7 comments

As I was doing my treadmill workout this morning, it occurred to me that it was exactly 3 months ago today (January 4th) that I got myself up, drank my warm lemon water and headed off to the basement for the first time to blow the dust off of t... Read more
The Journey So Far
Sunday, March 27, 2016      5 comments

I could probably start this blog entry like I did the last one - but I won't. I have been going to do another entry for ages but somehow just never quite got to it. I should set myself a goal of one a week or every two weeks maybe, as just ov... Read more
Beginning week 4
Monday, January 25, 2016      6 comments

It seems hard to believe that I am beginning my fourth week of daily exercise and have yet to miss a day! Sundays are my least active day, as I take a break from the cardio workout on the treadmill but I do at least 10-20 minutes of strength tr... Read more
Soup Day
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      0 comments

It seems that Wednesday (right now) had become a "soup making" day for me. Today it was the Lentil Vegetable Soup that I had seen and wanted to try. I purchased most of what I needed last week knowing that there were a couple of ingredients al... Read more
Catching Up
Monday, January 18, 2016      1 comments

Doing a blog post daily was not one of my goals although I did start out blogging most days. My main focus is to develop a consistent exercise routine or "habit" which has been lacking for far too long. So far, so good! My back felt fine on S... Read more
Back problems
Friday, January 15, 2016      3 comments

Maybe it was the exercise bending over and lifting dumb bells to work my legs yesterday that got things started, but early this morning (5:30) when I had to get up, I tweaked my lower back a bit and immediately was concerned that I would be able... Read more
Adventures in cooking
Thursday, January 14, 2016      4 comments

Let me preface this with saying that I DO know how to cook but do very little. Almost 30 years ago before our son was born, my hubby was unemployed and suggested that he stay home with the kids ( we also had a 2 year old daughter). Thus my hub... Read more
Good Day
Tuesday, January 12, 2016      4 comments

It was nice to see the scales finally move down a bit today - not a whole lot - but it's a start. Hopefully if I keep moving they will too! I knew that I would be walking to the library this afternoon for a weekly knitting group so didn't ... Read more
Snowy day
Monday, January 11, 2016      2 comments

It was off to have coffee with some retired friends this morning so there was no time to jump on the treadmill, especially since I woke up a bit late. It was also snowy which around here means snowy streets (even main roads) and extra time need... Read more
Day of Rest
Sunday, January 10, 2016      0 comments

Being Sunday I was up and off to church so had already determined I wouldn't get in any cardio since the service starts at 9:30 and I have trouble getting there with much time to spare at the best of times (I was actually a bit late today)! ... Read more
Saturday, January 09, 2016      0 comments

I slept in (hey it's Saturday) so was a bit late getting to the cardio exercise but even with the extra sleep, my body felt a bit tired and unmotivated and finding some music to correct that seemed to be a problem. I wasn't sure if the tirednes... Read more

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