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10 bad habits
Friday, March 15, 2013      8 comments

I get a posting to my regular emails from Eating Healthy magazine. They pretty well cover much of what I've learned here at Sparkpeople. This is the article I read today about the 10 bad habits you should avoid. 1. Not drinking enough water... Read more
Grateful
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      13 comments

We all need to be grateful for the obstacles we come up upon. Many times the hard times or changes in my life have always turned out to be good in the long run. Instead of ... Read more
Embracing Life
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      11 comments

Today is my 62nd birthday and I could look back and think of the things I've never done in my life or the things I did that I shouldn't have or the things I could have cha... Read more
My body
Monday, March 11, 2013      8 comments

My body at age 62 (tomorrow) needs a whole lot of toning up. The stretching this week I've been doing for the 5% challenge I think is helping me. I found one day when my hip ... Read more
Figured out my problem
Sunday, March 10, 2013      6 comments

This pretty well explains my problem in cleaning and organizing. I have been this way since I was a kid. I was an avid reader when young and we had a nice collection of books.... Read more
Doing what is right
Saturday, March 09, 2013      9 comments

We can apply this saying to our travels here on Sparkpeople. Doing what is right is eating the proper foods in the proper amounts. Doing what is right is getting the exercise... Read more
Week wrap up
Friday, March 08, 2013      8 comments

The one thing I have always done and keeps me in a really good happy frame of mind is keeping positive thoughts and positive people around me. I have found with my ... Read more
bad one
Thursday, March 07, 2013      8 comments

I have been watching Betty White's new comedy show and just love the antics those old people play on young people. Wouldn't you just for once like to pull a prank like the... Read more
5) What can you improve upon?
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      11 comments

I can really try to get more exercise and push myself more in this area. I do ok on eating within calorie range and eating healthy foods so mainly just need work on exercise. (I'm more than halfway finished with my hooked rug. We got the g... Read more
4 point catch up
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      6 comments

I didn't realize we were to be using these points to blog this week for the 5% challenge. I thought we were to just blog every day. I already somewhat do the blogging thing so thought I would catch up on the points. Here are the first 4 1) ... Read more
3/3 missed it
Monday, March 04, 2013      5 comments

Some how I missed a day somewhere...but going to post my blog now for yesterday and then will post another later this evening on how my day went today. Yesterday was strange. I think I was in la-la land somewhere. I thought I had posted to ... Read more
What we eat!!!
Sunday, March 03, 2013      12 comments

For my 5% challenge team I'm to blog every day on my progress this week. Well like the cartoon says, we are what we eat. If I eat bad then I pay for it not only with weigh... Read more
Exercise
Saturday, March 02, 2013      12 comments

I am not fortunate to have any exercise classes near me and at my age would be self conscious wearing skimpy clothing in one anyway. With the 30lb loss from last year I cou... Read more
Sleeping late
Friday, March 01, 2013      10 comments

Since I'm retired now I can go to bed late and get up late if I want or I can go to bed early and get up early. It is my choice now. In my working days, I always had to get u... Read more
1st day of the rest of your life
Thursday, February 28, 2013      7 comments

We can only live in the present time. The past is behind us and the future is not here yet so make the best of the time you are living in. Exercise and eat right and do th... Read more

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