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I'm Impressed
Sunday, April 06, 2014      5 comments

I have two dogs: Sampson, a dachshund/springer spaniel mix who is 9, and Boots, a Boston Terrier who is 3. While Sampson was getting his spring grooming on (I let his fur grow over the winter), I decided to take Boots on a long walk down what is... Read more
Fab, Fit, Fun and Sore
Saturday, April 05, 2014      7 comments

So, I signed up for the FabFitFun spring box. One of the things in it was a Stott Pilates mini stability ball with a DVD video exercise to use it. I didn't know what to expect when playing the DVD and doing the exercise, but I can say that while... Read more
A Funny Story, Really
Friday, March 28, 2014      15 comments

I have to tell on my profile photo. I belong to a dating website with a message board that I frequent. One of the men had made a comment about why there were not any June Cleavers in the world. So, I threw on my great-grandma's 1930's apron, gra... Read more
My 2014 5% Spring Challenge Nutrition Goals
Tuesday, March 25, 2014      6 comments

Assignment #1 was to set our commitment goals....done in previous blog. Assignment #2 is to set our nutrition goals for the 2014 5% Spring Challenge. Well, I've learned in the past what works, and what doesn't. What didn't work for me ... Read more
My 2014 5% Spring Challenge Commitment Goals
Monday, March 24, 2014      9 comments

The 2014 5% Spring Challenge is upon us, so it is time to renew my commitment to getting into better shape and in better health. To do this I will: I will commit to getting in 30 minutes of cardio a day for the 8 weeks (56 days) of the chal... Read more
Somebody, Quick! Give Her a Smoothie!
Sunday, March 02, 2014      8 comments

Have you heard of Valeria Lukyanova? She's the girl who has proclaimed herself the real to life Barbie doll? Have you heard of her latest antic? Wanting to live on light and air alone (see www.huffingtonpost.com/2
014/02/28/breatharia... Read more
Take This Cup Away From Me
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      13 comments

Ugh...I can't live without my daily cup of coffee. I like it strong and black...a coffee purist I would call myself. The darker the roast the better. They actually make a brand called Jet Fuel and I love it. But, after drinking the equivale... Read more
2014 Winter 5% Challenge - Thoughts Before We Start
Sunday, January 12, 2014      7 comments

The 2014 Winter 5% Challenge looms in the not so distant future and I'm already thinking about my game plan and getting my game face on. I've been bad about not following the Pre-challenge assignments this time around, but am ready to get my foc... Read more
Starting to Look *Average*
Sunday, October 20, 2013      11 comments

I'm on a dating website whose name shall not be known. It is one of those sites that makes you choose what your build is: Slender, Athletic, Washboard, Average, I could lose a few pounds, and Large but muscular. For the past 5 years, I had been ... Read more
Getting so close
Tuesday, October 15, 2013      15 comments

I've been hovering between 199 and 203 the past two weeks. Kind of frustrating when I feel like a 4 lb yoyo. But there is great news on the horizon. You see, I have a goal skirt. I thought I wouldn't be able to fit into it until I was 165, but l... Read more
Flying Today, Tomorrow, and Everyday
Thursday, October 03, 2013      4 comments

Assignments 4 & 5 of the 2013 Fall 5% Challenge pre-challenge assignments has us building a win list for today and tomorrow. Well, for me that is pretty easy to do as I have a daily checklist that is sent to me called a "Flight Plan" set out by ... Read more
Diet and Exercise: Keys to my 5% success
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      6 comments

The 2013 Fall 5% Challenge is looming over the horizon, which means that the pre-challenge activities have begun. If you are in the challenge, I highly recommend you participate in these activities to prep for the upcoming challenge. Activi... Read more
Sunday, September 29, 2013      7 comments

In a world where we are pushed to get things done right now regardless of what is already on our plates, it is good to stop and say let me rest. For a body heals and replenishes itself while it is at rest. So, why do we often feel like rest... Read more
2013 Fall %5 Challenge
Thursday, September 26, 2013      5 comments

Sign up is now open to join the 2013 Fall 5% Challenge. To me, it is one of the best weight-loss challenges here on SP. I've lost nearly 40 lbs within a year thanks to these challenges and the people that make these challenges work. To join the ... Read more
5 Years on SparkPeople
Friday, September 20, 2013      9 comments

When I started on SP 5 years ago, I had high ambitions to lose weight. And I did. I started out at 212 and ended at 202 after being introduced to the 8 Week Battles. I was diligent to keep on keeping on by spending frequent days at the gym eithe... Read more

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