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Week 12: 2/17/20 - 3/24/20
Thursday, March 26, 2020      3 comments

OK. So I missed a few weeks checking in but all is well. Two weeks ago I was asked to take business trip; a flight to a hot zone for coronavirus. Two weeks later I am so grateful that I don’t have any symptoms. I have two younger kids and a d... Read more
Week 9: 2/26/20 - 3/3/20
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      2 comments

Well that was a better week than the previous. I lost 2.2 pounds last week. I continued with more walks, steps and stairs. I gave up sweets for Lent and that is a great thing; a true discipline for me and the kids. So onward I go - bab... Read more
Week 8: 2/19/20 - 2/25/20
Friday, February 28, 2020      2 comments

I had a decent week last week. Lost about half a pound despite Fat Tuesday celebrations. Over 100 flights of stairs last week and a better average of steps. I have downloaded an app and some podcasts on my phone so now I am walking at lunch e... Read more
Week 7: 2/12/20 - 2/18/20
Wednesday, February 19, 2020      3 comments

This was a short week - I posted last Saturday based on a long week of business travel. That said, I really rocked Saturday to Tuesday averaging over 13,000 steps per day. I'm finding creative ways to get exercise into my schedule. We... Read more
Week 5: 2/5/20 - 2/11/20
Sunday, February 16, 2020      2 comments

I am happy with last week. I am posting late and weighed in late due to business travel. I lost a pound this week which is good given the travel schedule as well as kids with the flu and a power outage. I’m not saying I couldn’t have done bet... Read more
Week 5: 1/30/20 - 2/4/20
Wednesday, February 05, 2020      2 comments

I had a good week for exercise with more steps and stairs than last week. I have increased my exercise and activity every week this year, each week doing more minutes, more steps and more stairs. And this week I got back on my treadmill severa... Read more
Week 4: 1/22/20 - 1/29/20
Wednesday, January 29, 2020      2 comments

I was disappointed with my weight this week. I’m down 1.8 pounds. I was hoping to do better. I did pack my lunch every day this week and they were healthy. Also bringing fruit and Greek yogurt for snacks. I had more steps last week and more... Read more
Week 3: 1/15/20 - 1/21/20
Thursday, January 23, 2020      1 comments

Another decent week. I had to travel for business this week, so I weighed in early to use my home scale. The travel negatively impacted my flights of stairs. Happy to be back home now with more control over my schedule and meals. Despite the... Read more
Week 2: 1/8/20 - 1/14/20
Wednesday, January 15, 2020      4 comments

Continued to move in the right direction this week. Average steps and stairs are a lot higher than last week. I am intentionally moving slowly this year with a goal of losing 2 – 3 pounds per week. I am satisfied with my progress. I’m lookin... Read more
Week 1 1/1/20 - 1/7/20
Thursday, January 09, 2020      1 comments

Not perfection but a start in the right direction. I've decided I'll mostly measuring what I can control plus tracking weight. I did successfully switch from Diet Coke with unsweetened tea as my drink of choice - with is good for my wallet and... Read more
Tuesday, June 26, 2018      6 comments

Previously I was successful on SP. I lost as much as 45 pounds and to date have maintained a 20 pound loss. But I have been struggling lately and need a reboot. So I'm going to try the following: 1. Food - 1 star: 5 freggie, ... Read more
5 year Sparkiversary
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      13 comments

The Tuesday after Easter (4/6/10) I logged into Sparkpeople and began using the site to lose weight (I created my ID the week prior, but didn't use it until after the holiday). It’s five years later and again happens to be the week after Easter.... Read more
Fall Day 8
Monday, November 17, 2014      2 comments

OK, so a little false start to my fall effort as my last week was not great. And given the snow we have here in Michigan calling yesterday Fall is a little weird, but such is life. Onward! Daily Goals for yesterday 1. Exercise at least... Read more
Fall Day 1: 4 stars
Monday, November 10, 2014      2 comments

Daily Goals for yesterday 1. Exercise at least 20 min: Fall Streak - 1 Fall Total: 1/1 2. Eat within calories: pass Streak - 1 Summer Total: 1/1 3. Drink at least 8 glasses of water: Streak - 1 Summer Total: 1/... Read more
Summer 2014
Tuesday, June 03, 2014      7 comments

So I MIGHT get it in gear for the summer. I have had an awful year so far regaining a lot of weight while dealing with more stress and less sleep than I ever thought imaginable. But that's life and I have dealt with it poorly. So my "su... Read more

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