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Goals for BLC 24
Saturday, January 18, 2014      6 comments

My overall goal is to weigh 195 by April 9. That is 15 pounds in 12 weeks. Another goal is to break the emotional addiction to Coca-cola and sweet iced tea. This is attainable with specific behavior changes. By God's grace I have removed t... Read more
Why Tea is a Great Snack
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      14 comments

The visual, tactile, & olfactory experiences of preparing something in the kitchen. The sensory enjoyment of holding the smooth warm mug and enjoying its beautiful shape and design. The mood-elevation of the spicy, complex aromas. The tast... Read more
Olympian Garcia: Move On and Get It Done
Monday, December 30, 2013      1 comments

At the U.S. Olympic speed skating trials in Kearns, Utah, on Saturday, December 28, 2013, Jonathan Garcia skated a personal best. But his outstanding time in the 500 m was wiped out because he didn’t wear the required ankle transponders. He was ... Read more
Grateful - 500 Days
Tuesday, August 20, 2013      9 comments

The theme for the next section of my 500 Days program is "Grateful." I want to increase my awareness of the awesome Creator's wisdom, love, and power. I receive such grace daily! Now I will be involved sporadically with SparkPeople for se... Read more
Report Card for 500 Days - Fifth Quarter-Term
Tuesday, July 30, 2013      11 comments

I have not made healthy food choices this past month. I have turned to food for comfort and distraction--- instead of receiving God-given tools and provisions. We were traveling in the north woods, and I know how to eat properly then, but ... Read more
Offline for travel to the UNWIRED beyond
Tuesday, July 02, 2013      7 comments

We are traveling to a very rural part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula for almost 2 weeks of camp. Good recreation and loads of fun, but too remote for our Internet service. We went to the same place last year, and I could not connect at all. And I... Read more
Report Card for 500 Days - Fourth Quarter Term
Monday, June 24, 2013      4 comments

Several areas of this past interval need improvement. I did not plan ahead for food choices and my portions were often too large. Overall I stayed on a plateau, except for a half-pound gain this past week. Healthy choices of this past inte... Read more
S.M.A.R.T Goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound)
Friday, June 07, 2013      11 comments

Here are S.M.A.R.T Goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevent, Time-Bound) for the BLC 22 challenge. Track every BLT (bite, lick, taste) on SP or paper for 12 weeks beginning June 5. Exercise 30 minutes per day for 12 weeks beginni... Read more
Report Card for 500 Days - Third Quarter-Term
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      8 comments

This was a very mediocre interval. I did well on mindful eating and healthy eating behaviors. I had some off-track food choices, but mostly kept to my program. Thanks be to God for His mercy! The big "I" for Incomplete for this term is N... Read more
Peter Rabbit Syndrome
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      10 comments

Humor me while I excerpt Beatrix Potter: "Now my dears," said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, "you may go into the fields or down the lane, ... Read more
It's Under There
Saturday, April 27, 2013      16 comments

I have been extending myself to work harder during strength training class. Sometimes my husband is the one leading the exercises, and while giving everyone instructions about lifting arms and legs for Sea Turtles, Supermans, Y-raises and T-rai... Read more
Report Card for 500 Days - Second Quarter-Term
Saturday, April 20, 2013      12 comments

I committed to blog my progress each quarter-term during this 500-Day Course. I tracked nutrition and exercise every day for this 30-day period. I did have one binge and one binge-ette, but I still put everything on my nutrition tracker. ... Read more
Who Says I Can't?!
Thursday, April 18, 2013      10 comments

Often I have been encouraged by accounts of individuals who have overcome profound challenges and succeeded at their goals ANYWAY. "Jothy Rosenberg is the author of the memoir "Who Says I Can't?" who lost a leg at age 16. He is a serial ent... Read more
The Bluebird of Healthiness
Monday, April 15, 2013      13 comments

My husband and I enjoy an activity called Orienteering, where you race through the deep woods, using a topographical map and a compass to find checkpoints that have been previously installed and temporarily marked with bright nylon flags. The ... Read more
500 Days: Doing Assignments
Monday, April 08, 2013      6 comments

I've been enjoying the focus of this term, to deliberately blossom. I try to wear something colorful every day. I love cheerful prints on the hanger, but often hesitate to... Read more

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