Why I started...
... and why I will NOT give up.
This is a blog for the WEC, for the Biggest Loser Challenge that I've been a part of for a number of years now. In fact, it's been so many years now, many of the things we do, the challenges we take part in,... Read more
I've got to cut back on the sugar. It has once again crept into my daily life. Seems I work so hard to keep just a few ounces off each week, then a couple of cookies puts me into sugar overload. I know it's not good for me, but I'm having a real... Read more
I am feeling very frustrated this morning. Part of it has to do with waking up sore all over, my 'reward' for working out hard two days ago. And part of it is from housework burnout, feeling like I'm doing the same chores over and over, yet the ... Read more
Or what should have been an anniversary blog, except I was so busy on the 26th that I didn't get around to it. Then it seemed trivial to do it late. Then I felt like I didn't have time, even tho' I had more to add.... But,
Ok, so the 26th w... Read more
Well, the big day has come, one that I have worked towards for so long. I'm down fifty pounds... and scared as heck. "Scared?", you say. "Why should she be scared? Fifty pounds gone should be something to celebrate, something to be happy about..... Read more
My all-time fave has got to be boxing. I never thought I'd like something so 'manly' and so 'violent', but all the moving and punching has been really good for me. So good, in fact, that I can only do it once a week. It's very draining and conti... Read more
One of the bigger changes that I've seen in the past year is that I'm spreading my wings a bit more. Right now I'm in the middle of one of the suggested SP challenges, how to break a plateau. I'm also monitoring my excess sugar... I've hit the 2... Read more
Those in the know, know that I do the Biggest Loser Challenge, and Wednesday is the official weigh-in day. For many of us, myself included, this is a day to be faced with uncertainty, sometimes with fear, as we look back at the previous week and... Read more
Boxing is the best exercise I've ever tried! Not too hard on my knees, and it really gets me moving! Thanks, Charles!
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Biggest Loser Challenge 28 is about to start, and I'm so excited! Hey, that could be a song ~ maybe I could get the Pointer Sisters to sing it? Wanna join the dance party?... Read more
Cinco de Mayo NSV
A few days late, but that is because it took me a few days to realize that it happened. We had the kids over for tacos to celebrate Cinco de Mayo; served the usual array of foods: beef tacos, beans and rice, homemade guac thanks to my older chil... Read more
Today's interim challege is to blog about my success from the past year. I'd say my biggest success is that after five decades, I'm finally getting to know myself. I'm getting stronger, becoming clearer to myself and others about my wants and ne... Read more
Got my new Spark tracker set up today. Didn't get any exercise points, as I didn't manage 10 consecutive minutes with all the walking I did. This will take some getting used to, but I feel it's a huge step in the right direction.
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Today is day 19 of the 21-day no added sugar or salt challenge. (Another part of the challenge had to do with exercise, but that is a different blog...) Anyhow, I'm almost done with the 3 weeks, and 2 thoughts occur to me.
#1: I did better ... Read more
WEC 6-week check-up
Well, the WEC challenge is almost half over. What, if anything, have I learned this round?
I've learned that life goes on, it doesn't stop for me. This has been a tough year, already tougher than last year. Yet meals still have to be made, ... Read more