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2021 Spring 5% Challenge!
Tuesday, March 30, 2021      4 comments

2021 Spring 5% Challenge! This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2021 Spring 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 week... Read more
Short Order Cook
Tuesday, January 26, 2021      6 comments

My new title, apparently...and I didn’t even apply for the job! Let me explain...sigh. DH decided the other day to cut carbs from his diet. He is a carb junkie: white toast (with all the protein) for breakfast and lunch, pretzels or chips fo... Read more
Busy Sunday
Monday, January 18, 2021      6 comments

Yesterday was quite full. I completed a morning workout w my hand weights, then picked up my grocery order and put it all away. DIL is having a minor procedure on Tuesday. Since my son travels for work, she will be home alone after the surger... Read more
5% Winter Challenge
Friday, January 08, 2021      5 comments

It’s here! The Winter Challenge starts tomorrow! If you’ve never done a 5% challenge before, just know that it’s a great way to stay focused on losing weight while getting tremendous support from like-wise minded peeps on your team. This will... Read more
Monday, January 04, 2021      10 comments

The kitchen is cleaned out: cookies, cakes, candied nuts, chocolates...all gone. Fresh produce, hard eggs, healthy snacks have replaced them. Just in the Nick of time! I’ve gained close to ten pounds over the holidays simply bc I was grazing... Read more
New Year...New Outlook...welcome 2021!
Friday, January 01, 2021      6 comments

Like many, I’m glad 2020 is behind us. We are not out of the woods yet, as far as this pandemic goes. In fact, we as a nation are on the brink of a health crisis like we’ve never witnessed. I have buckled down and resumed my quarantine habits... Read more
2021 Goals
Tuesday, December 15, 2020      5 comments

One of the leaders of the 5% challenge posted a blog with goal setting questions. I decided to model it for my own use. Here goes! Do you make periodic goals? Yes, but usually just in my head. Since becoming a participate of the 5% Sp... Read more
Friday, October 30, 2020      6 comments

I am so thankful for this Spark community! Many thanks to all who commented on my last blog. I took it all to heart, pulled my big girl panties up, and got back to it! I’m happy to report that the weight is going down again! Thank you everyo... Read more
Tuesday, October 27, 2020      7 comments

I think I posted too soon about reaching Onederland. I’ve been struggling ever since. DS and his wife came Saturday to celebrate DH birthday and we had such a good visit! The wine was flowing, and that always puts me over. The thing I’... Read more
Saturday, October 24, 2020      11 comments

At long last! I’ve arrived! It took me 11 months to reach it, but that’s ok! What worked for me this time? Let’s see... Determination. I retired from a very stressful job in 2019. During my annual visit w my PCP, we discussed weight l... Read more
Fitness Personality Quiz
Monday, October 05, 2020      10 comments

Yesterday I came across a SP article which included a quiz to help you determine what motivates you for fitness. My results were a little mixed and I wanted to put them on paper so I can refer to it in the future. Out of the eight questions,... Read more
Race For the Ta Tas!
Sunday, October 04, 2020      4 comments

The race was great! There were about 10 of us on the team, including a baby in a stroller, and a young child. The weather was cool and overcast, but it didn’t dampen our excitement. The organizers had loud, motivating, upbeat music playing ov... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge begins!
Saturday, October 03, 2020      6 comments

Happy Fall Y’all! The Fall Challenge begins today, and it really crept up on me this time! I mean, the Summer Challenge ended yesterday...right? Actually, it ended 5-ish weeks ago and I “participated” in the In Between Challenge...with every ... Read more
50 pounds
Wednesday, September 16, 2020      11 comments

It finally happened...I’ve lost fifty pounds. It’s taken me 10 months...but I’m ok with that. I still have about 35 to go, but I’m reveling in the moment. How does 50 feel? I have more energy. I can get up out of a chair (or bed, or... Read more
Week 8 of the 5% Summer Challenge
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      6 comments

I am happy to report that I made my 5% goal, dropping an additional 11 pounds over the eight week period. I am especially proud of losing weight during this time because in years past, summer time is when I typically fall off the wagon and rega... Read more

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