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Uh Oh, I am going nowhere fast

Monday, July 21, 2014      7 comments

A spark friend gently reminded me today that I have not updated my challenge goals for nearly a month. As you can all guess, I have not updated them because I have not been doing most of them. I will, however, get honest and post my lack of pr... Read more

Checking in on my Goals!

Monday, June 30, 2014      4 comments

For the 5% challenge I set some non-scale goals in addition to my 5% goal. Let's see where I am at: Daily Tracking emoticonRead more

Don't pull the trigger!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014      5 comments

My 5% challenge assignment for yesterday was to think about our food triggers or actions that trigger eating behaviors. I wish I would have thought about this yesterday instead of today. I had a very stressful 12+ hour work day yesterday. Whe... Read more

Time for a Re-Start

Monday, June 09, 2014      7 comments

Over the past 5 days I have broken all of my streaks. I traveled to Denver for knee surgery for my MIL and cancer surgery for my sister. My eating was okay but I did not have internet access so I broke my Spark people check in streak and my 10... Read more

The Big C

Friday, May 30, 2014      9 comments

My sister just dropped the C bombshell. She has been diagnosed with stage 3 endometreal cancer. She is 58 and single with rocky relationships with her children. I will be with her Thursday for a radical hysterectomy and then we will find out ... Read more

Blog, blog, blog

Thursday, May 29, 2014      5 comments

Okay, our 5% challenge habit for the week is blogging. I fully intended to blog every day this week but it is day 6 and I am only on blog 4. Oh well, that is how it goes. Saturday will be the final weigh in for this challenge and I am not exp... Read more

Summer 5% Challenge

Monday, May 26, 2014      4 comments

Are you looking for a new challenge? Sign up has begun for the Summer 5% Challenge. This is an 8 week challenge that encourages exercise and good life habits. Members are expected to be active with posting and weigh ins for the 8 weeks of the... Read more


Sunday, May 25, 2014      3 comments

Summer in Kansas unofficially starts Memorial weekend. Most of our schools are out just before the weekend. The local swimming pool opens tomorrow and my three year old grandson insisted on wearing his swim trunks all day so he would be ready... Read more


Saturday, May 24, 2014      10 comments

Today my husband and I are headed out for the weekend to visit his 83 year old mother, to lay some flowers on my parents graves, and to help celebrate our best friends 35th anniversary. My mother-in-law is having a knee replaced on June 1 so w... Read more

Breakfast Observations

Wednesday, February 26, 2014      8 comments

This week for my 5% challenge we are challenged to eat a healthy breakfast everyday. My habits already included eating breakfast so I decided to spend the week really paying attention to my breakfast and how I feel later. I have read a lot of ... Read more

A Lazy Start to 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014      3 comments

I am sorry to say I am not off to a good start for 2014. I was off vacationing in Florida when the year began so I never sat down and wrote any goals for the year. My vacation weight maintenance was successful and I began to get a bit cocky ab... Read more

Christmas Countdown Challenge Final Numbers

Friday, December 20, 2013      6 comments

Back on November 4 I set some lofty goals to complete before I leave for my Christmas vacation on Dec 20. I had two weeks of illness that put me behind but here is how I fared: Complete 1125 squats : Completed 1130 Read more

10 Days left for Christmas Countdown Challenge

Tuesday, December 10, 2013      5 comments

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Back on November 4 I set some lofty goals to complete before I leave for my Christmas vacation on Dec 20. Illness sidelined me so I am somewhat behind but I am working to catch up. Complete 1125 squats - co... Read more

Christmas Countdown Update

Tuesday, December 03, 2013      8 comments

Back on November 4 I set some lofty goals to complete before I leave for my Christmas vacation on Dec 20. I was doing quite well until I got sidelined with a nasty attack of shingles two weeks ago. For those two weeks I did very little physi... Read more


Wednesday, November 20, 2013      20 comments

I am getting behind on my Christmas Challenge countdown. I have been feeling miserable since Friday with shooting pain, like electrical sensations, up my right arm and around my ribcage. Monday the Dr ran lots of tests to rule out heart issues... Read more

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