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A Warm Invitation to the Fall 5% Challenge
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      6 comments

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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts If You Could Choose: Weight Loss or NSVs?
Sunday, August 14, 2016      32 comments

Okay, this is really not a choice for me. The facts are not in dispute. I am up 3 pounds from where I started this summer. I am going the wrong direction in the Summer 5% Challenge. Scale fail. ... Read more
The Gift of Pain
Saturday, August 06, 2016      15 comments

My father's best friend was an Irish nun whose mantra was, "Where will I find the gift?" There are gifts even in pain. For me, physical pain is easier to handle than emotional pain. One of the gifts of feeling emotional pain the last few mo... Read more
There Ain't No Cure for the (5% Challenge) Summertime Blues... or is there?
Saturday, July 30, 2016      17 comments

emoticon Okay, here it is, Week Five Weigh day for the Summertime 5% Challenge, and I am up FOUR POUNDS from when I... Read more
Awesome Weight Loss Trend!
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      14 comments

emoticon Okay... how do I make this short? ... Read more
Grabbing at a Straw
Saturday, June 11, 2016      21 comments

I had to cancel and reschedule my weight training appointment so that I could go in and get marched out of the nursing program. (Subject to an appeal, which I am going to make but at the time, with a spike through my heart, I wasn't able to thin... Read more
The Path is Not Straight
Friday, June 10, 2016      24 comments

I am using my Beck skills to combat the gremlins in my mind that are telling me horrible, depressing, "drink a jug of vodka an throw yourself into a crevasse" thoughts. The truth is there is such suffering in the world that what I think is ... Read more
Don't Eat Your Sorrow!
Monday, June 06, 2016      23 comments

Today I failed clinical in nursing school. I have worked so hard. My heart is broken. Worse than broken... ripped out of my heart and chopped to pieces in front of my eyes. My classmates can't believe. Instructors have told me "You are the last ... Read more
Beware, Vegomania Can Strike at Any Time
Saturday, May 07, 2016      17 comments

emoticon Last night I so wanted to overeat on roasted brussels sprouts. I had some for dinner last night, made in a ... Read more
HIT me!
Friday, April 22, 2016      22 comments

emoticon I am celebrating completion of my third week of high intensity strength training. The most amaz... Read more
Hey, SparkFriends, Let's Do This Challenge!
Friday, February 19, 2016      14 comments

emoticon My Start Page told me it's time to sign up for a new Challenge. I hear and obey, Oh Start Page. ... Read more
Squish, squish, squish!
Thursday, February 18, 2016      16 comments

February in Seattle is sooooo challenging. I'm tired of winter, ready for it to be over. Tired of running in the rain, tired of muddy feet. Worn out from getting up in the dark and having the sun beat me to bed. In just a few weeks, there w... Read more
Happy Tet!
Friday, February 12, 2016      11 comments

I am heading out tonight to help set up for "Tet in Seattle." The Seattle Center has wonderful cultural programs every month and this month it is our Vietnamese community's celebration of Tet. Food, lion dances, fun, games and activities for kid... Read more
Help Me, Garmin Forerunner 225 Owners!
Wednesday, February 03, 2016      11 comments

emoticon I downloaded the software successfully and I plugged in my brand new Garmin Forerunner 225 but I cannot ge... Read more
Decision Time
Sunday, January 31, 2016      14 comments

emoticon I did a long, slow distance run of 11 miles today. If I want to do the half marathon on March 20th, that m... Read more

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