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A tough few days!
Wednesday, September 09, 2020      6 comments

On Sunday I got both my second shingles vaccine and the flu shot. My doctor had told me not to get them together, but I forgot (MS brain does that!). Anyway, by Sunday night I had a 103* fever and hurt everywhere. Even today I continue to fee... Read more
Trying not to slip during the in between
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      8 comments

The summer 5% challenge finished and it is awhile until the fall challenge. So, I signed up for the in-between challenge. Usually after a challenge I gain back some of what I lost and I think I may be heading that way this time. But, before I... Read more
Hard week!
Friday, August 28, 2020      10 comments

My sweet granddaughter is going through so much for a 10 year old. She had three more large vials of blood taken on Monday and some results are back and they are very bad. The high TSH tipped off the doctor earlier to further investigate. She... Read more
Challenging week!
Saturday, August 22, 2020      5 comments

I did not lose weight this past week...ouch! This week will be better! We had our 10-year-old granddaughter with us for 5 days and had so much fun. Her parents just found out she has dangerously high TSH level and while they were off backpac... Read more
Woohoo..small successes to celebrate
Saturday, August 15, 2020      6 comments

5% Challenge has only two more weeks. I have fallen a little behind on my goal so must speed up the weight loss these last two weeks. It is harder for me as I get closer to goal. In my mind I know I am already in the middle of the BMI for my ... Read more
Another week ends...
Friday, August 14, 2020      8 comments

Weigh-in tomorrow! Wonder what the scale will have to say??? I've increased my exercise quite a bit. Forgot to increase nutrition and I hit a not so good place with the scale. I think I am back on track, but not sure if I course correct in t... Read more
A Fun few Days...
Monday, August 10, 2020      3 comments

We got to have our 10-year-old granddaughter with us for the past three days. We had so much fun...playing games, making three kinds of ice cream, taught her to make a couple of dishes she likes to eat, had a couple movie nights, cleaned out al... Read more
A lunch only ice cream treat
Monday, July 27, 2020      14 comments

So, I decided to make up a coffee ice cream that didn't have sugar. I substituted Splenda and it was mostly 1% milk with about 1/3 half and half. I made a coffee custard first and that is where I used Splenda in place of sugar. I added quite ... Read more
Beginning Week 4 of Summer 5% Challenge!
Sunday, July 26, 2020      7 comments

It is going great! I'm so thankful for the encouragement, support and accountability here. Wishing everyone much success, much peace and many blessings this week! ... Read more
Challenges for fun on 5% summer weight loss journey
Thursday, July 23, 2020      9 comments

We have had so many fun daily challenges and I have done most of them. So gratifying and encouraging. Yesterday, we were to box off that fat. So, while walking our 4 mile walk, I boxed quite a bit. kept my hands from swelling to h... Read more
Festival of Trees planning...
Monday, July 20, 2020      8 comments

My 10-year-old granddaughter and I have just begun our planning for our Festival entry. She want Alice in Wonderland this year. So far, it looks like it will actually happen. Hopefully, this Covid-19 will not be an issue by the end of Novembe... Read more
2 weeks of summer 5% challenge finished! woohoo!!!
Saturday, July 18, 2020      9 comments

Two weeks done, six to go. So far I've lost 1.8 pounds. Not much to show for tons of activity and very careful eating. Still, I know how hard it always is for me as I get close to goal. I need to remember this when I let myself start creepin... Read more
Tummy bug slow down!
Tuesday, July 14, 2020      6 comments

Ugh! I got hit with a GI 'bug' of some sort yesterday. So, nutrition is off for yesterday and today. I did manage to walk outdoors yesterday, but felt so weak the whole 2.5 miles. Then it got so much worse. Today I am tired and weak and not... Read more
1 week done for 5% challenge...
Saturday, July 11, 2020      8 comments

I can hardly believe a week has already passed for this summer challenge. Fortunately, I did lose weight. I also walked way over what is usual for me. Wonder if I can keep that up. I also have done a bunch of fitness classes here. Everyone ... Read more
5% Challenge...
Wednesday, July 08, 2020      6 comments

So far, so good! I've gotten so much encouragement and inspiration from my team and am doing well so far. I did two days of cardio boogie boot camp and one day of arms video. I've walked every day and am well above my planned step total. I d... Read more

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