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Top Reasons for Losing Weight
Friday, June 17, 2016      10 comments

The Summer Challenge is nearly here emoticon And with it comes the good habits, the structure, and the acc... Read more
Summer 5% Exercise Plan
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      4 comments

As the Summer approaches, I think I will put in more active minutes around the house with the veggie garden and yardwork. That will mean slightly less time at the gym - but I want to keep up a 400-600 minute commitment of exercise time per week... Read more
Summer 5% Nutrition Plan
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      2 comments

emoticon Check list Do you know what diet you will follow? My plans for this round is to remove wheat fr... Read more
The Magic Notebook
Monday, June 06, 2016      5 comments

Earlier this year I ordered Linda Spangle's books "Life is Hard; Food Is Easy" and "100 Days of Weight Loss." The first offers some great insights into emotional eating and even behavior in general. I loved it !! Then the second book is a too... Read more
5% Winter Challenge - Numbers 7&8 Triggers & Success Plan
Sunday, December 27, 2015      4 comments

These are the 3 biggest reasons why I have not been successful with reaching my goals in the past ... 1- Eating when I am not hungry 2- Not Exercising 3- Not Enough Water What is my plan for success? 1- Eating when I... Read more
5% Winter Challenge - #6 Motivation
Sunday, December 27, 2015      2 comments

Motivation: Noun *the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. *the general desire or willingness of someone to do something. MOTIVATION can push me to do 10 more minutes of exercise, or hold off one ... Read more
5% Winter Challenge - #4 WIN Checklist
Saturday, December 26, 2015      2 comments

I'll be using the WIN Checklist from the Fall Challenge. It was simple & easy to track. But it also kept me aligned. WIN Winter Challenge Morning Prayers (Completed 1 or else 0) All Meals Tracked (Completed 1 or else 0) Within Calo... Read more
5% Winter Challenge - #2 Nutrition Plan
Saturday, December 26, 2015      4 comments

The 5% Winter Challenge begins on January 2 - Just 7 More days emoticon I have always been fairly consiste... Read more
5% Winter Challenge - #1 Exercise Plan
Monday, December 21, 2015      3 comments

emoticon Looking forward to the 5% Winter Challenge kicking off Jan 2. Just 12 more days !! Here's my... Read more
Fall Challenge Week 1
Saturday, October 03, 2015      5 comments

Week 1 of the 5% Fall Challenge ended yesterday. And although it was a good week, I want to improve momentum for the coming week. I lost .8 pounds since weighing in last Saturday. To keep on track to lose 5% (or 8 pounds) I should hav... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge WIN Checklist
Monday, September 14, 2015      1 comments

This is an activity I did not take advantage of during the Summer Challenge. And I can see how this would help me LOTS ... So here's my daily Checklist. Morning Prayers (Completed 1 or else 0) All Meals Tracked (Completed 1 or el... Read more
Nutrition Commitment for 5% Fall Challenge
Monday, September 14, 2015      2 comments

I will be counting calories and using the emoticon Spark Nutrition Tracker this Challenge. My calorie goals are... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge Countdown #1 - Exercise plan
Sunday, September 13, 2015      1 comments

The 5% Fall Challenge begins September 26 and I am looking forward to getting back to the routine of the challenges. I am a procrastinator at the core, and I know myself too well ... Without something scheduled at a certain time, I am l... Read more
Thanks Clovers & 5% Summer Challenge
Saturday, August 08, 2015      2 comments

I joined Spark People just about 9 weeks ago. I was tired of the weight I had put on over the last year and committed to getting back into shape. There were lots of tools here on the site, and they were helpful to get started. Then I was... Read more
Summer Challenge Progress & NSV's
Thursday, July 09, 2015      4 comments

The end of May this year, it was just about a year to the date, since I’d been in the gym or tracked anything I was eating. My blood pressure was up and my doctor put me back on Lisinopril. And one night I seriously felt desperate in the dress... Read more

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