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Response to a Summer Challenge activity (#2)
Tuesday, June 30, 2020      1 comments

The Summer challenge Team has some lead-up activities on its home page. This is #2: "Starting today - aim for at least 20 minutes of daily exercise to gain momentum and surge into the challenge. You can break it into smaller sessions if th... Read more
Bicycling around the neighborhood
Tuesday, June 30, 2020      4 comments

I like to bicycle when it is fairly cool, not raining, and not humid. I am not a fan of inclines and I prefer to not have any traffic around. I want to "toot my horn" today. I went ahead and said "yes" to my husband when he asked if I wan... Read more
Posting Badge for my Summer 5% Challenge Team
Tuesday, June 30, 2020      2 comments

Holey, moley! As I was managing my Spark Teams I accidentally clicked on an challenge team from 7 years ago. A lot was different then. I am gla... Read more
Continued reflection and preparation for Summer 5% Challenge
Saturday, June 27, 2020      1 comments

I am on the "Fitness Warriors" Team for the Summer 5% Challenge. I enjoyed this same team last time. There are many active participants and both leaders and participants are very supportive. The first prepration task (#1) to make a blog p... Read more
Preparing for Summer 5% Challenge Success
Wednesday, June 24, 2020      2 comments

I have participated in two (8-week) 5% Challenges with SparkPeople this year. The challenges have been a great way to have community, especially during "Stay Home, Stay Safe" times. The next challenge -- 5% Summer 2020 Challenge -- begins ... Read more
Posting link to a cute beginner-to-yoga "cheat sheet"
Sunday, June 07, 2020      4 comments

ore_you_sweat_yoga_cheat_sheet ... Read more
Y, Y & Y
Saturday, June 06, 2020      3 comments

Yard work, yoga (chair) and you are reading what? I am trying to put some SparkPeople suggestions into practice. Making a "To Do" list is a practice that I have kept up, erm, since January maybe? If I am feeling lazy or unmotivated, I stil... Read more
Food swaps
Tuesday, June 02, 2020      3 comments

I can really crave milk , especially whole milk, though I like 2% okay and will occasionally buy skim for cereal. I also like plain, unsweetened almond milk. But mainly on cereal. I I thought I would look up food swaps this a.m. and al... Read more
Reflecting on SP article: Weight loss
Saturday, May 23, 2020      2 comments

Where to start... if you have 50+ pounds to lose
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Reflecting on SP article: Multi-tasking
Friday, May 22, 2020      3 comments

I want to first take a moment and celebrate some of the little successes since the beginning of 2020. Before "Stay Home. Stay Safe. (SHSS)", I had gotten back on SparkPeople (SP) website, joined the Winter 5% 2020 challenge, started bloggin... Read more
My family's first 11 days
Wednesday, April 08, 2020      3 comments

Yes, in 11 days my parents (Dad turns 78 today and Mom will be 75), my younger brother Erich and I will mark one year since my brother Brett died. Brett -- he was 48, about to retire the next week -- took his own life. We have a lot of sup... Read more
04/08/2020 I just saw the 5% Challenge Spring 2020 theme...
Wednesday, April 08, 2020      6 comments

I really like the team leaders idea for addressing the challenges of what is here and now, the challenges of social distancing with the current COVID 19 pandemic. "Our Living the Good Life (LTGL) theme – Self-care is any activity that ... Read more
04/04/2020 First day of Spring 5% Challenge
Saturday, April 04, 2020      4 comments

Took blood pressure. emoticon Check. I logged in to Spark People. ... Read more
Write down routine & pre challenge blog
Friday, April 03, 2020      3 comments

I have come back (3 or 4 days later) and want to revise my schedule. For the last two semesters I have been on sabbatical from teaching. Thus, I have not had a teaching, tutoring, office hour, commute schedule like I had the two and a half de... Read more
BP & Blog before 5% Challenge Start
Wednesday, April 01, 2020      3 comments
uidelines I am going to have to start ... Read more

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