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Start of my 2nd week. Yippeeeee!!
Saturday, March 24, 2012      3 comments

Well this is the start of my 2nd week of the 5%challenge. I have lost 2 lbs this week and feel so much lighter and healthier. I have been walking mainly for my exercise. I've really been fighting the pollen allergies but still doing ok. Today I ... Read more
Thank you & Measure!!
Friday, March 23, 2012      1 comments

Thanks to everyone for stopping by and brightening my day. I have done a little better today in the allergy war. I got up and ate a small breakfast. No longer had fever. But then couldn't keep my eyes open and had terrific headache so went back ... Read more
Sick day
Thursday, March 22, 2012      4 comments

Well I know I won't get much exercise in today. I went to bed in a chill last night and ran a low grade temp all night...pretty sure it is sinuses caused from so much pollen..So I've been up today but running at a snails pace...Took some meds so... Read more
Day 5 It's a Bang!!!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      2 comments

Today started out rainy again. We did some major shopping so got some good walk time in while shopping. Keeping my calories within range. Sun is now out so going to finish the day with a bang and get more walk time. 5% challenge is going good fo... Read more
Day 4
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      1 comments

Well wasn't able to get here yesterday to do much. Was so busy and then when I found time, I couldn't get on the internet until late last night. I got on with my tablet when I got in bed and just put in my calories and did my update for the 5% ... Read more
5% Challenge day 2
Sunday, March 18, 2012      3 comments

Well today didn't go as well as before. We had 2 of the sons and their families out to eat outside..I did great until we got to the cake..splurged as it was strawberry shortcake and so topped out over my 1500 calories...not good but not going to... Read more
5% challenge Day1
Saturday, March 17, 2012      2 comments

Well I surprised myself today. Since I have a really bad back due to the RA, I find I can only walk 10-15minute stretches. But I've been so busy today that barely got the 15 minutes in. Strangely my back wasn't hurting as bad today (warmer weath... Read more
Problem areas in diet and exercise and strategies to overcome them!!
Thursday, March 15, 2012      4 comments

Diet Reason: Mindless snacking while working on the computer. Strategy: Keep any food away from computer area...Keep all food items in kitchen. Diet Reason: Snacking in evening hours when hubby snacks in front of tv. Strategy: At first ... Read more
Eggs
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      6 comments

Eggs are such a wonderful little package..so self contained and high in protein and some vitamins..and really pretty clean..Having free range chickens (we do keep in outside p... Read more
Spring time urges
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      4 comments

I'm hoping and praying that spring is finally here. The little wren couple have steadily been buidling a nest in the back of our small refrigerator we keep in our gazebo area. We have to dig the next out everyday and discourage them from nesting... Read more
Encouragement, Encouragement, Encouragement
Monday, March 12, 2012      2 comments

Today has started out with a bang...First it is my BD..but had 8:45 appointment with gastro doctor. We had to leave at 7:30 to get there on time...But really really like this doctor. He seems to really know his "stuff"...and we are taking steps ... Read more
Discouragement, Discouragement, Discouragement
Sunday, March 11, 2012      4 comments

This has not been a good day so far for me. So discouraged!!!! First woke to cold rainy day. Having RA, these kinds of days make me want to roll back up in the covers and sleep all day. Time change didn't help either. But knowing how my body fee... Read more
Spring 5% challenge assignment 3
Saturday, March 10, 2012      1 comments

This was my daily assignment for today: Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? I want to get my body healthier and by losing weight it will help with the RA, liver and bowel ... Read more
Spring 5% Challenge Team
Friday, March 09, 2012      2 comments

I've read of others joining challenge teams and had once tried the Biggest Loser Challenge Team. I was put on a team that was just "blah" and didn't at all try to challenge each other or help each other in anyway...it was not a good experience f... Read more
wonderful rain
Thursday, March 08, 2012      1 comments

Woke up this morning early to a light rain. We have so needed it. Ate an early breakfast and headed to town to the local grocers to stock up on some of the weekly specials. When we got home, I had time to get out and do a short walk before the r... Read more

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