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10 year SparkAnniversary
Sunday, February 18, 2018      21 comments

I am on a team Sparkteam Class of February 17-23, 2008. The team captain reminded us that our 10 year SparkAnniversary is this week. I didn't realize it was 10 years! How time has flown. We were asked to tell a little about our Spark journ... Read more
End of Fall 5% Challenge
Friday, November 18, 2016      5 comments

This was week 8 of the Fall Challenge. Started off great, but got busy and behind on exercise and blogging 2nd half of week. I hope we do more blogging in next challenge as it does bring me in closer contact with the Challenge Team and teammate... Read more
Does Pulling my Garbage Can 1/3 of a mile count as Strength Training?
Monday, November 14, 2016      9 comments

I live on a rural road (called a "natural beauty road" in Michigan, aka dirt road). We share a long driveway to the road along with 5 or 6 neighbors. So I drag my garbage can and recycling can 1/3 of a mile behind me to get to the main road wher... Read more
Week 8 of 5% Challenge
Sunday, November 13, 2016      9 comments

I'm doing a strict low carb diet this last week along with trying for at least 60 minutes of exercise per day this week to finish off the Fall Challenge. I'm not satisfied with my weight loss this challenge so I'm trying to refocus for this las... Read more
50 minutes a day
Saturday, November 12, 2016      11 comments

Traditionally 30 minutes of exercise is recommended per day, but today I read a blog that says to lose weight, the American College of Sports Medicine now recommends 50 minutes per day. 30 minutes may maintain weight or result in small loss, but... Read more
Tuesday, May 27, 2014      7 comments

Today was Tuesday but felt like Monday. Back to the regular weekly routine. The day passed quickly, working on client tax work, handling some financial matters. Had some "me time" talking to my sister. Her son is graduating from high schoo... Read more
Weekend too short!
Monday, May 26, 2014      2 comments

The weekend was beautiful but went by too quickly! Had traditional barbeque along with salad and veggies. Also got to see oldest son this afternoon. Didn't get too much done on To Do list this weekend though. Back to normal routine tomorrow.... Read more
Grad Parties
Sunday, May 25, 2014      3 comments

Just a short blog today. I had a lazy day today attending grad parties and seeing some friends who I had not seen in awhile. Was a beautiful perfect day in Michigan, sunny, pleasant temperatures. Nice to have a day like this just visiting. Not... Read more
Long time since I have blogged!
Saturday, May 24, 2014      9 comments

It has been ages since I blogged and I am blogging this week for our Spring 5% Challenge. Where to begin? I haven't been too successful on weight loss lately, in fact I have gained recently. A team member posted a blog about a Plateau Busting ... Read more
Getting Outside
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      14 comments

Loved this Biggest Loser Dazzling Diamonds challenge to get outside. So simple and easy just to get outside at least 5 minutes per day! But it made me conscious to make sure I got outside each day. I am so glad because the weather in Michigan i... Read more
Biggest Loser Fall Challenge Goals: Sleep and Strength Training
Thursday, September 26, 2013      12 comments

This is my first time doing the Biggest Loser challenge. I have done 5% challenges many times, but decided I needed to change it up this fall (I will still be doing the 5% Fall Challenge with my long-time Cloverleaf team). I am hoping doing two ... Read more
5% Challenge Daily Exercise Habit Just Jumping Jacks!
Friday, March 08, 2013      4 comments

My week started out well. I did the Jillian Michaels Beginner Video. Wow, it's supposed to be for beginners, but it challenged me! Circuit 1 starts out with 3 circuits of 30 Jumping Jacks, 10 squats, and 10 Push-ups. So total of 90 Jumping Jacks... Read more
5% Challenge-New Habit
Saturday, March 02, 2013      13 comments

The new habit I want to work on is daily exercise. This is the part of my health that I struggle with the most. I especially have trouble with this because I have a job that is sedentary in nature (taxes.) I go for many hours without getting up... Read more
My New Scale
Saturday, January 14, 2012      11 comments

My new habit is related to a new scale I recently purchased. It is the EatSmart GetFit Body Digital Body Fat Scale made by HealthTools. What is cool about this scale is it uses a low-level electronic impulse to measure your body fat percentag... Read more
Saturday, October 01, 2011      7 comments

Today was a beautiful day in Grand Rapids. I never saw so many folks out in our fair city! Traffic jams galore. I blogged about this last year, but Artprize is an international art competition that takes place in GR. Artists from around the worl... Read more

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