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Summer 5% Challenge and more changes
Monday, June 20, 2016      6 comments

The summer 5% challenge will start next Saturday. I met my goal in the last challenge, though my mind really wasn't in it at all. So many things are changing for me right now, and my weight at health are not at the top of my priority list. ... Read more
5% challenge and changes
Sunday, March 13, 2016      6 comments

Apparently, I haven't blogged in a while. I used to post something most days, and at least a few times a week. My last blog post was sometime in June. It has been a stressful year- at home, at work, and just overall in general. Two of my daughte... Read more
10 reasons I want to lose weight/ What can I do in 8 weeks?
Saturday, June 20, 2015      5 comments

5% challenge Countdown Activity 6 I met a sweet lady yesterday evening that really helped me put things into perspective. This lady's son has been a positive influence on my middle daughter and I was glad I was able to take him to see her. ... Read more
5% challenge Assignment 2: Diet commitment
Monday, June 15, 2015      1 comments

I feel like I eat pretty clean already. I have a number of food allergies, including corn, wheat, eggs, dairy and soy, so I don't eat the SAD diet. I think my biggest struggle is portion size, particularly with fruit. I could eat nothing but ban... Read more
5% challenge Assignment 1: Exercise commitment
Monday, June 15, 2015      4 comments

I've had a hard time the past few years with hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue. I get into a routine and get knocked back down with a flare. Get to or close to goal weight, then suddenly gain 20-30lbs in a matter of weeks with no change in acti... Read more
What's the point?!
Saturday, May 09, 2015      6 comments

Whoever said that "no one ever got fat just eating fruits and veggies" really needs to come talk to me! I have eliminated allergens and searched for triggers and nothing helps. I am reduced to eating fruit, veggies, meat and sunflower seed butte... Read more
Frustration and a new plan!
Saturday, January 17, 2015      8 comments

SO, wow, not only did I not lose any weight this week, I gained 4 pounds!! I am beyond frustrated. Yes, I ate too much. I seem to be this bottomless pit, trying to eat all the food! Nothing really unhealthy, just way too much. And some of ... Read more
New year, new goals, new 5% team?! and PEACE!!
Saturday, January 10, 2015      4 comments

So I am just now posting my new goals for 2015. Not too late, it is only Jan 10th. For the last week and a half, I've been thinking about what my goals are. I didn't set any new year's resolutions, but instead chose one word to focus on. ... Read more
5 years of maintenance!
Sunday, December 21, 2014      4 comments

I have to admit, I've been pretty discouraged lately. Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's Thyroiditis) and Adrenal Fatigue will do that! But the reminder today that I have maintained for 5 years helped me look at the big picture. In the past 5 year... Read more
October Reflection
Sunday, November 02, 2014      1 comments

October has been very busy. I realized I haven't posted a blog since the end of September! Can't believe it is November already! At the beginning of September, my 14yo dd was injured at soccer practice and has a concussion. She is still out... Read more
September Reflection
Thursday, October 02, 2014      4 comments

Dr visit after 3 months mostly allergen-free went well. She added some meds that I didn't want to take. Tried the niacin once, but experienced extreme flushing so I didn't take it again! School has been extremely stressful, but I am trying to ge... Read more
100 day step challenge reflection
Monday, September 22, 2014      8 comments

In June, I signed up for an online 1,000,000 step challenge. It was simple: walk 10,000 steps a day for 100 days to reach 1,000,000 steps. I started off fine, 12,000 to low teens daily. Then I decided to see where I could go. My high for one day... Read more
August 2014 reflection
Monday, September 01, 2014      5 comments

Just realized I haven't posted a blog entry in a while! Lots of travelling over the summer, then back to school last week (as a teacher, I've been back about 3 weeks, but last week was students' first week back) Eating has been pretty good ... Read more
My weight story
Thursday, June 26, 2014      7 comments

The Daily question in the 5% challenge today was to tell your weight story. Thought I'd also blog it. This is just the basic weight gain, nothing detailing the outlying factors such as stress, depression, and relationships that may have encourag... Read more
Birthday/Graduation/Going Away party!!
Saturday, May 31, 2014      3 comments

As always, a lot going on. My son will be 19 tomorrow! What?! 19 years ago, I was at the hospital awaiting his arrival (1 week late, I might add!) Tomorrow, our foreign exchange student, Anna, will be leaving. Her parents arrived via... Read more

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