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Snacking
Friday, February 22, 2013      11 comments

I have been trying not to snack much. I usually will count the calories and measure out any snacks I want for that day. My calorie count ranges between 1200 and 1500 calori... Read more
Gum chewing
Thursday, February 21, 2013      9 comments

One of my favorite diet tricks is chewing gum. When I think I want something to snack on, I grab a piece of gum instead. My favorite is Eclipse winterfrost as the minty fl... Read more
Penny Rugs
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      5 comments

I had a couple of people here who asked what penny rugs were. They are basically wool mats that have designs appliqued onto them. The name pennys come from the fact that i... Read more
talked too soon
Saturday, February 16, 2013      4 comments

The shot worked wonders and I over did myself and wrenched my knee. The bad side effects of the shot is it wires you up and you can't sleep. And that is exactly what happened last night. I barely got 2 hours sleep last night and then due to exha... Read more
The shot works wonders!!!
Friday, February 15, 2013      5 comments

Well I'm happy to say but the shot worked wonders and I'm back in the land of living. I figured being a steroid shot that I would be wired too much to sleep last night but I slept the night through and think it had something to do with being so ... Read more
not the flu
Thursday, February 14, 2013      7 comments

Went to the clinic today and I have bad sinus infection. They gave me steroid shot and prescription for antibiotics. I'm hoping to feel better by tomorrow.... Read more
Flu
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      7 comments

Well I spoke too soon. I have the flu!!! So why I had been feeling so yucky lately. Think I may have caught it when I went with hubby to the VA clinic...and strangely I had the flu shot back in October so hopefully this won't be too bad. Back to... Read more
Better Day
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      4 comments

Well have had a better day today. I think the front that was causing me so much pain has pushed in and it has been pouring all day but I don't ache near as bad. We drove over to Hot Springs today to Sam's Club as we had to get prescription for h... Read more
Rolling stone gather's no moss
Monday, February 11, 2013      7 comments

I've felt like a lump log today and have gathered moss..I just wish that moss was in my joints today to cushion them. This has been one of the worst days I've had in some ... Read more
Assignment 7
Sunday, February 10, 2013      5 comments

Assignment 7 for the 5% challenge is to do my body measurements. From the last time I had done this at the end of the fall challenge I have: Weight: gained 5lbs now 195 Measurements of body parts: I have gained almost an inch in most ... Read more
Assignment 6 (5% challenge for winter)
Saturday, February 09, 2013      5 comments

List YOUR reasons/excuses on why YOUR diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. give 3 or 4 reasons and for each write a strategy that will keep you on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this ... Read more
Walking
Friday, February 08, 2013      6 comments

Really I'm a pretty fast walker and in fact hubby complains when we go shopping together as I can out walk him in speed but lately with my back out of whack, I've slowed wa... Read more
keep calm, be happy
Thursday, February 07, 2013      2 comments

After getting so mad yesterday I've found that keeping calm makes me much happier. But it seems some of the banks and mortgage companies are now charging to do bill pay on... Read more
5%challenge lesson 4
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      3 comments

List ALL your trigger foods. I need to eat more fruit and to me in the winter fruit tastes awful..no flavor. so in winter I find my triggers are more comfort foods like mac & cheese...sweets like homemade pies....and salty snacks like chips. ... Read more
5% challenge changes
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      6 comments

This is our 3rd assignment so thought I would list here again. I did this once already but will post again. list all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things... Read more

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