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Time to Buckle down and Buckle up for Take Off
Friday, March 29, 2019      6 comments

I will be Buckling down to lose some weight this spring because I have a big birthday coming up and I plan to lose 15-20 pounds by that day. I turn 60 on July 17th. My age showing itself in quite a few aches and pains. Most notably my arthrit... Read more
I'm In Onederland and here to Stay!
Saturday, December 01, 2018      17 comments

Today is the final weigh-in for the Fall 5% Challenge and although I did not make my 5% goal, I did lose 8 pounds in the 8 weeks of the challenge. THIS IS THE BEST I HAVE EVER DONE IN ANY OF THE MANY CHALLENGES I HAVE PARTICIPATED IN! I am ve... Read more
My Exercise Plan for the Fall 5% Challenge
Sunday, October 14, 2018      6 comments

For the past 3 to 4 months, I've had to rework the way I exercise. Last spring, I had a flare up of an arthritic knee, then a foot problem and then an achilles tendon problem. All on the right side. I've seen doctors, physician assistants,... Read more
Blogging from the Beach for the Team
Thursday, May 31, 2018      6 comments

This is Blogging week for the Spring 5% challenge and it just so happens it is a vacation week for my family and I. So here I am, shamelessly blogging for points while contemplating the fudge and salt water taffy my husband purchased yesterday--... Read more
Putting UnderDawg Oath on my Refrigerator
Saturday, November 11, 2017      3 comments

THE UNDERDAWG OATH I do solemnly pledge: that I will do my best to eat healthy and within my calorie range, that I will exercise to the be... Read more
Friday's Guideposts for the WEC
Friday, October 14, 2016      3 comments

#1) Who can you reach out to for support? Are they positive? This is the unfortunate truth- in the real world, I have no support for my weight loss journey. Both my daughter and my husband have lost 30 or more pounds in the past year but th... Read more
Smart Goals for BLC 32
Friday, September 09, 2016      3 comments

SMART Goal-Setting Worksheet Step 1: My goal is to: --Lose 17 pounds this round of BLC32. 46 pounds totally by the time I turn 60 yrs. old on July 17, 2019. That will be 160 pounds at 60 years old. I will then assess whether or no... Read more
Happy New Year 2016
Sunday, January 03, 2016      0 comments

This past year has been a year of discovery and adjustments for me. I discovered I had an autoimmune problem that created several other problems. I had developed a mild Graves disease that created hyperthyroidism on & off. That is why my weig... Read more
This May Explain My Fatigue
Friday, March 21, 2014      3 comments

I had my routine blood work done last week and the results were a bit abnormal. The follow up blood check showed that I am suffering from what is called parathyroid disease and possibly hyperthyroidism. These are two separate glands but they ... Read more
Gratitude- For the BLC Wednesday Challenge
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      7 comments

The challenge is to list ten things (only ten?) I am grateful for. The list can go on & on but I will focus on 10 things that help me on my journey to health: 1) God and all of creation. Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the guidance they have g... Read more
A Love Letter
Monday, February 17, 2014      7 comments

A Love Letter: I wag my tail when you talk to me and tip my head just so trying to understand what you say because I love you. I look for you to come home when you are gone because I love you. I walk with you whenever you want and where ev... Read more
Dark Days and Carbohydrates
Wednesday, December 11, 2013      6 comments

One of my weaknesses is called the SAD syndrome. It is not self diagnosed, my doctor agrees that my challenging symptoms match this syndrome. I crave carbohydrates more then usual when the sun goes down. It coincides with the fatigue and depr... Read more
RIP Nelson Mandela
Thursday, December 05, 2013      4 comments

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” - Nelson Mandela, who lived valiantly to pave the way for others. Rest easy.... Read more
November Goals
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      3 comments

I've been thinking about what works for me. What have I done in the past to lose weight. I know the drill here at sparkpeople- log or write down everything you eat and figure out the calories. Stay in range, blah, blah, blah. And that works.... Read more
Biking at the Velodrome (video blog)
Monday, November 04, 2013      8 comments

Racing at the Velodrome for the BLC Weekend Challenge... Read more

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