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  • Milton's Dental Visit

    5/2/2016 11:16:39 PM, by AUNA_CALM

    Today Milton had his comprehensive exam and a dental cleaning. His blood work was very good. And this time the new vet decided that it might not be good to clean his ears while he's sedated, or had been recently, so she held off on that for another day. She thought perhaps the other vet had accident... Read more

  • Friday Weigh-In

    4/29/2016 10:54:49 PM, by AUNA_CALM

    Today I am a pound down and that's good, because last week I was a pound up. So now I have regained that ground. Yay! I weigh 177 lbs, and I have also lost an inch around my waist since the last time that I recorded that. NSVs for this week are that a blouse that I couldn't button just a week ... Read more

  • Adventurer

    4/28/2016 10:22:38 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    Months have gone by, constellations floating past in their sea of stars, where are you? Are you deep in a book? Something epic, and infinite? Have you been watching Dr. Who? Did he come by to say that he could show you the universe? ... Read more

  • The Beauty of Simplifying

    4/24/2016 11:16:06 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    So much of life is simplifying, be it a math problem or losing weight. The goal is to take something complicated and make it either easier to see the elements of it or easier to accomplish. In Mathematics, we have the Order of Operations to help us along in our simplification process. To arrive a... Read more

  • Friday Weigh-In

    4/23/2016 2:56:30 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    I gained one pound this week, going from 177 to 178. It might be all the treats I've been letting myself have. I have some things I want to finish eating, then I won't buy any more things like that and I told my mom not to buy me any more low-fat ice cream. I need to be sure and tell her no ca... Read more

  • Fitbit says Tidying up around the house can help you lose weight

    4/22/2016 9:14:02 AM, by JAZZEJR

    More suggestions for our week of decluttering in the 5% Challenge. We know that "Heavy Housecleaning" is included in SP's list of acceptable exercise for fitness and calorie burning. However, in this short article, Fitbit is not talking about "heavy" chores or just burning calories. They pres... Read more

  • Declutter All Aspects of Your Life

    4/17/2016 12:26:21 PM, by JAZZEJR

    Here are some of Deepak Chopra's thoughts on the advantages of one of our 5% Challenge activities this week: Clear Clutter and Enhance Your Environment by: Deepak Chopra, M.D. When we are awake to our essential self, we feel happy, light, and at peace. In contrast, unhappiness is a state... Read more

  • Friday Weigh-In

    4/15/2016 1:17:27 PM, by AUNA_CALM

    Today I am happy to report that I have lost four pounds since last week! I was at 181 then, and now I am at 177. Four pounds is great in only one week! And I also measured myself this morning. It's been cold, and I haven't wanted to do that. But I told myself that I get to order one outf... Read more

  • When Wednesday Went Wrong

    4/12/2016 8:18:19 PM, by AUNA_CALM

    Last Wednesday was very eventful, and not all in a good way. It all started well enough. I got up early, at five a.m., to feed the cat and keep him from waking up my mom, since he likes to meow and meow until it's light enough to go outside. I had my workout first thing, after feeding Milton, sin... Read more

  • Friday Weigh-In

    4/9/2016 1:34:18 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    I was happy this morning when I weighed in, because I gained a pound! Yahoo! I've been waiting for that, and was hoping to see it last week, but I lost four pounds instead. Anyway, it means that my body has entered what they call 'starvation mode' and is holding onto weight, rather than lettin... Read more

  • Foot and Ankle Conditioning Program

    4/7/2016 5:02:12 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    I found a nice document about strengthening exercises and stretches for the ankles, feet, and lower legs. This is something I need to be working on. So I am keeping it here for future reference.
    b_Foot_and_Ankle_4.pdf You might want to look too, because it... Read more

  • Ankle Exercises

    4/5/2016 2:29:54 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    This is from an article about ankle sprains, and am putting it here, so that I have easier access to it. If it helps you too, great! ****************************
    ************************ Once your sprain has completely healed, ... Read more