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Blogging week on the 5% challenge comes to an end
Friday, June 01, 2018      12 comments

Whew! I wrote a blog every day during this week's challenge. It's no secret--I don't care for it, and even though several people have encouraged me to write more frequently, I think I'll have to think a little harder about that. You see, I can n... Read more
Amazed and humbled
Thursday, May 31, 2018      12 comments

First, let me say thank you to everyone who stopped by my blogs the last couple of days and left a comment/encouraging note. It's been an amazing experience to meet so many new people just because one of the blogs was a featured blog. I owe it a... Read more
Holy Guacamole!
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      14 comments

Guess it's no secret that I really don't care for the blogging aspect of the 5% challenge. In fact, I often don't do it, but I feel an obligation to my team (the Spirited Underdogs) to earn our points. Apparently something I said in yesterday's ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts NSVs and another little lesson learned (Day 4)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018      92 comments

Anyone who has been on SP for any period of time is surely familiar with the concept of NSVs (non scale victories, for those who aren't). This is a wonderful way of looking at the journey we've been traveling, especially when the scale isn't coo... Read more
Memorial Day/Decoration Day (Day 3 of blogging week)
Monday, May 28, 2018      11 comments

When I was a kid it was known as Decoration Day, presumably because we decorated the graves of family members. Until Mother died at the age of 94, she continued to either do it herself or arranged for one of my local cousins to take flowers to t... Read more
Blogging week: Day Two
Sunday, May 27, 2018      13 comments

Anything for the team, right? (Go Dawgs!!) This is also day two of the long Memorial Day weekend, with tomorrow being the day we observe it since it's a Monday and everyone wants a 3 day weekend, and I get that. The official day is the 30t... Read more
My least favorite week of the 5% challenge
Saturday, May 26, 2018      12 comments

Yep...that would be this week, as we're supposed to write a blog each day. I don't do many (as in any??) very often, but I'll do my best to work for the team. As an aside...has anyone had any experience with the Weight Watchers Freestyle pr... Read more
Need clever ideas on gifting money to the grands
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      12 comments

Christmas is coming and I've given up shopping for the grands and great-grands.That means no worries about the wrong size, wrong style, returns, and giving something they already have. But, opening a card with money inside isn't tons of fun for ... Read more
Why I don't write blogs...generally...
Friday, November 18, 2016      13 comments

This week's challenge in the 5% challenge is to write a blog and to comment on those other members write. I generally don't do a lot of blogs for a few reasons: 1. Thinking of topics 2. Writing them so they make sense 3. Trying to decid... Read more
Thanksgiving blessings...unsung heroes
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      9 comments

Today I visited my sister who lives about 75 miles away. She's four years younger than I, and has had a lifetime of physical and mental issues. For the last four years she's lived in a nursing home, but prior to that she lived in a group home fo... Read more
My birthday story
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      17 comments

This year is the first for as long as I can remember that I won't hear my birthday story from my Mom. She passed away in early January just a few weeks before her 94th birthday. Today I am missing her more than ever...only good memories, but no ... Read more
Monday matters...
Monday, November 14, 2016      11 comments

Monday used to matter in so many ways. It's the day I used to start all my diets. It's the day I had to go back to work after a busy weekend (loving these retirement years!!). It was the first day home after a vacation and besides going bac... Read more
A blog a day...
Sunday, November 13, 2016      11 comments

A blog a day is a hard thing for me to do, but that's part of the challenge for the final week of the Fall 5% Challenge. Hmm...what to write about? The challenges of traveling and trying to stay true to my food plan? Issues related to disappoint... Read more
5% Challenges
Saturday, November 12, 2016      8 comments

Are you one of those people who have seen reference made to the 5% Challenges, but didn't know what it was all about? Are you interested in checking it out? Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out... Read more
How do you get 120 Exercise/Fitness minutes each day?
Friday, October 21, 2016      10 comments

Those who know me fairly well also know that I'm no fan of exercise. I've switched to calling it fitness, as it has a more positive sound for me. Exercise (to me) is what "they" tell you to do because it is important, but fitness (to me) means t... Read more

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