BLC Back to the Future
Friday, January 25, 2013      8 comments

We're supposed to blog about what we would tell our 16yr old self if we could go back in time. I don't have the deep thoughts some people are sharing with their 16yr old self. Me? I'd probably say . . . . . . Don't change a thing. Everythin... Read more
Rainbow of Freggies
Friday, October 26, 2012      14 comments

Sticking to this week's theme of Wizard of Oz, the weekend challenge is to eat a "rainbow" of freggies. Get it? Rainbow. Wizard of Oz. Those BLC leaders are such a clever bunch. I am lucky to live 5 minutes from a multitude of great grocery... Read more
BLC20 Halfway Check-Up
Monday, October 22, 2012      2 comments

Our assignment is to revisit our goals from 4 weeks ago and see how we're doing. emoticon1) Strength Training Com... Read more
BLC20 Week One Homework
Friday, September 14, 2012      12 comments

On the BLC20 team, as we participate in Back To School Week (ie get back to healthy eating and fitness activities) one homework assignment is to blog about our 12 Week Plan For Success. Mine is directly related to the vision collage I made ... Read more
SparkRecipe Challenge
Monday, August 27, 2012      7 comments

On my Walk It Out team, we were assigned the task of finding a SparkRecipe with at least 5 ingredients, preparing said recipe, taking a photo of the result and posting a blog. In as much as I’d already made a quick stop at the store prior t... Read more
Spark article Walk It Out dare
Sunday, June 10, 2012      5 comments

Our Voyager Summer Walk It Out team was assigned the following dare: Read the Spark article "14 Ways to Add Variety to Your Walks", try 3 of them and post a blog about it.
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9 Inch Plate
Friday, April 06, 2012      5 comments

Many of the 5% Challenge participants asked for new and different Living the Good Life's. Well, the Overall Leaders were listening! This week we earn our LTGL points by eating our meals off a 9" plate. I am all for this one. Many a day do I lame... Read more
Spring 5% can't get here fast enough
Saturday, March 10, 2012      5 comments

The lengthy layoff between 5% Challenges has proven my suspicions that I have little, if any, discipline when it comes to food choices. As a participant of these challenges for almost two years, I always use the time in between to relax my ... Read more
Giving in to Chocolate & Peppermint
Thursday, December 01, 2011      9 comments

I willingly admit to having issues with chocolate and peppermint. Issues like I don't think I've ever met any concoction made with those two that I didn't like. So as I was leaving a shopping center parking lot and saw a strategically placed ban... Read more
Rainbow Carrots
Friday, September 09, 2011      10 comments

Apparently I need to get out more. Did anyone know there are "Rainbow Carrots"? Red, yellow and classic orange. They were at my local produce store and were selling fo... Read more
One Good Thing From the Closing of My Borders
Thursday, September 08, 2011      10 comments

Spent this morning taking Mom to her eye specialist (no, they can't do anything to alleviate her failing sight) then stayed to have lunch with her (because who can resist retirement center chicken Cobb salad). On my way home I stopped by w... Read more
I can do anything for a week...again
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      8 comments

I hate being my own worst enemy but that is definitely how this roller coaster goes. It's the final week of the challenge and I again find it necessary to be telling myself "I can do anything for a week". I've got some serious work to do if I'm ... Read more
Trying "maintaining" mindset
Monday, September 05, 2011      11 comments

No matter what I do, my weight bounces within a couple of pounds. After serious consideration I've decided to overrule my doctor's suggested goal weight and bump it up 5 pounds to what seems reasonable for me. At 57 years old, I shouldn't b... Read more
Circumventing Lack of Willpower
Sunday, September 04, 2011      6 comments

It's the final week of the Summer 5% Challenge and my results are, how do we say, not particularly outstanding. My scale currently sits a pound and a half higher than when I started. In order not to have the efforts of the past 2 months be a dis... Read more
Smoky skies, Clean garage, & Fall 5%Challenge
Saturday, September 03, 2011      7 comments

We've got forest fires a couple of hours to the east of us here and the wind's been blowing in from that direction for about 5 hours. The sky is absolutely yellow, the sun is barely cutting through and the smell of smoke is tickling my throat. W... Read more

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