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Me Time

Wednesday, December 10, 2014      2 comments

My sister has challenged me to 10 minutes of "me time" each day this week. Self-care really is so important...especially at this time of year when STRESS is everywhere. So...on Monday I spent some time (more than 10 minutes because I am no... Read more

A Christmas Story

Monday, December 08, 2014      6 comments

I went to my first holiday party this evening -- our neighborhood association. The gathering was 5-8 and I knew there would be food, but I ate a wholewheat pita and 2 tablespoons of red pepper hummus (I MEASURED!) and a clementine "cutie" befor... Read more

December Sister Challenge

Monday, December 01, 2014      2 comments

My sister MLH148 has challenged me to 1500 fitness minutes for the month of December (and a weekly LTGL challenge). God knows I need the motivation and accountability. In the past two years I lost almost 60 pounds, only to gain 20 back. ... Read more

The Walk I DidNOT Take

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      4 comments

I took a walk today up to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. It was a beautiful fall day, cold enough that I needed my coat, gloves and scarf, but not too cold and no snow ... Read more

Well...it could be worse.

Saturday, November 15, 2014      3 comments

I ended the Fall 5% Challenge right where I started it -- at 209 pounds. This is where I have been (with all sorts of ups and downs) since Fall 2013. Down 45 pounds from my start on sparkpeople, but still a longgg way from where I want to be. ... Read more

Support Group Wisdom

Monday, November 10, 2014      5 comments

I've been going to a support group for caregivers (my husband has a chronic illness). It's been really good. Tonight the leader talked to us about happiness. She said 50% of happiness is determined by genetics and temperament (some people jus... Read more

Me and The Deer

Sunday, November 09, 2014      2 comments

Friday was a bad day. I received a VERY CRITICAL email from someone at work and it really got to me. It was bad -- lots of tears and LOTS Halloween candy bad. I had a bunch of errands to do on Saturday but I ended my day at Happy Rock Park ju... Read more

What I DIDNOT Eat This Week

Friday, November 07, 2014      1 comments

The challenge this week is to give up, swap or cut back on a food or beverage to reduce my daily calorie intake by 100 calories. I know this will make me more mindful of my choices as I go through each day. Here's a record of what I DIDNOT eat: ... Read more

What I Did NOT Eat Saturday-Wednesday

Wednesday, November 05, 2014      2 comments

The challenge this week is to give up, swap or cut back on a food or beverage to reduce my daily calorie intake by 100 calories. I know this will make me more mindful of my choices as I go through each day. Here's a record of what I DIDNOT eat: ... Read more

What I DIDNOT Eat on Saturday

Sunday, November 02, 2014      1 comments

The challenge this week is to give up, swap or cut back on a food or beverage to reduce my daily calorie intake by 100 calories. I know this will make me more mindful of my choices as I go through each day. Here's a record of what I DIDNOT eat... Read more

What MLH148 Didn't Tell You

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      3 comments

My sister MLH148 wrote an AWESOME blog about her weekend visit to Kansas City for the Waddell and Reed Marathon: "The Injustice of 'Just.'" If you haven't read it -- go read it now. I'll wait for you to get back. And now here's something ... Read more

Numbers, Numbers, Numbers

Sunday, October 05, 2014      4 comments

The Fall 5% Challenge has us tracking all our food and drink AND monitoring our calcium this week. This is good for me...writing it all down...seeing the numbers. YOWZA! On days like yesterday and today -- there are some big numbers (yesterda... Read more

Muscles, Moving and Mood

Friday, September 26, 2014      4 comments

I keep reading about how important exercise is for stress management. Monday night I was at a support group and the leader said "moving muscles changes mood." I like that. Twice this week something UPSETTING has happened at work..... Read more

NPR Story on Stress and Health

Monday, September 22, 2014      3 comments

Well... Yesterday was a lonnggg day at work -- almost all of it on my feet, standing, walking or climbing up and down stairs. This is all good, right? BUT when I got home I DIDN'T take a walk -- so no exercise minutes yesterday. Sorry Tiger ... Read more

Summer 5% Challenge archive

Monday, September 08, 2014      1 comments

SUMMER 5% CHALLENGE. I am glad to be part of the Summer 5% Challenge. I know that these challenges keep me "on track" toward building a happier, healthier life. I am reading a book right now called, "The Diet Fix: Why Diets Don't Wor... Read more


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