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Trying to slide into maintenance

Monday, April 16, 2012      5 comments

In my last blog, I said I did not make my final goal weight by April 15. It's no biggie, as I have only 2 pounds to go, but it got me thinking about what maintenance entails. I've read other people's accounts of trying to figure out what their... Read more

Still working toward the finish line

Sunday, April 15, 2012      5 comments

This was my date to meet my goal of 145 pounds. Did not make it. Still 2 pounds short of goal, but I'm working on it. Right now I have my niece's wedding coming up on Cinco de Mayo, and I am in the wedding Mass. I've chosen my dress and can'... Read more

Finally in the moment

Saturday, April 07, 2012      11 comments

It happens so rarely in my life that the realization I am actually "in the moment" comes as a pleasant surprise. Even when I engage in my meditation practice, I find I'm frequently battling urges to sneak a peek at the clock or let my mind go o... Read more

Through the Morning Fog

Thursday, March 22, 2012      9 comments

Well, it wasn't really THAT foggy, more a mist that softened everything, but it was pretty. I almost missed it because I just didn't want to go out to jog...too early, traffic, drippy humidity, blah, blah, blah. But I did lace up my shoes and ... Read more

Settled on the Final Goal

Sunday, March 11, 2012      5 comments

Well, I didn't make my original February goal of 75 pounds lost, but I was at least at 70.5. I've been reassessing where I really want to settle, and I have set that goal weight at 145 (so far I've revised it down twice to 150, then 140, and on... Read more

Doin' the February Math

Friday, March 02, 2012      5 comments

MLIANNE inspired me to actually take stock of a month just to see what the numbers were. Maybe I can make this a new habit. Time will tell. Weight loss: 0.5 pound. During February, my scheduled weight loss line on my graph dipped bel... Read more

New Habit - Cut Online Time in Half (Winter 5% Challenge)

Friday, January 20, 2012      12 comments

Finally Friday, and I'm so glad. Last week I was evaluating how much time I spend online and looking to cut down to spend more time on relationships and fitness. Then what happens? Our fearless leaders post a challenge that requires *even mor... Read more

New Habit: Forgiveness (Winter 5% Challenge)

Thursday, January 19, 2012      8 comments

Forgiveness is tough for me, whether forgiving myself or others, and holding onto guilt and grudges is just too fatiguing. This year, I will cultivate an attitude of forgiveness. I have already added the following statement to my daily affirma... Read more

New Challenge - Walk/jog a 5K race (Winter 5% Challenge)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      5 comments

DH and I said a few weeks ago we would do this, and we have not made any move to get started. So now it's time to start working toward the Yellow Jacket 5K on April 14 at my trainer's son's school. Although I ran 5K and 10K races when I was you... Read more

New Habit - Organization (Winter 5% Challenge)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012      6 comments

I'm working on the decluttering effort, as I posted yesterday, and, while getting rid of clutter is a component of organization, it is not the same as being organized. My organization challenge is that, whether at work or at home, I tend to do... Read more

New habit: Daily declutter (Winter 5% challenge)

Monday, January 16, 2012      7 comments

Quick one today. Although I've developed a good habit of daily mail triage to keep junk mail from piling up, I've gotten off track with my Flylady decluttering effort in other areas. Habit I want to restore: at least one 15-minute declutterin... Read more

New Habit: New Recipes (Winter 5% Challenge)

Sunday, January 15, 2012      10 comments

I was reminded yesterday that we were already given a theme for this exercise: blogging about habits we would like to develop. My first thought was one that came to me last week, that of spending less time online. Of course, accomplishing thi... Read more

Menopause is not a show-stopper (Winter 5% Challenge Saturday)

Saturday, January 14, 2012      10 comments

Wonder how many blogs this week will start out something like this: "I'm not really much of a blogger...." So let me begin. I'm not really much of a blogger. In fact, I'm writing this blog to support my Winter 5% Challenge team, hence t... Read more

Blowing Off the World

Thursday, December 08, 2011      3 comments

I posted these words on one of my team boards, then decided to put them into a blog. Yesterday was one of those disasters that happen sometimes. I did REALLY well through two holiday parties, sticking to fruits, veggies, one link of turkey... Read more

How Many Pens Does One House Need?

Saturday, November 26, 2011      8 comments

I am on a quest to declutter my house. Using Flylady techniques (www.flylady.net), I faithfully set my timer for 15 minutes and attack hot spots. Yesterday, my first hot spot was the home office, where I discovered FOUR mugs full of pens and p... Read more


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