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How to Make These 2 Weeks on the Road a Big Success
Saturday, January 30, 2016      9 comments

I've just landed in Dhaka, Bangladesh where I'll be for the next 2 weeks. I will miss 2 weigh-ins from my current Winter Challenge where I've been fledgling along. So, I've been thinking about some rules for these 2 weeks on the wil... Read more
Week 1 - 2016 Winter Challenge
Sunday, January 10, 2016      8 comments

The first week of the 2016 Winter Challenge was all about easing back into my healthy habits: drinking more water, getting outside to pound the pavement, and being more disciplined in eating choices. Honestly, it was an "ok" effort. I know I ... Read more
It's a New Winter 5% Challenge
Tuesday, January 05, 2016      11 comments

I'm happy to be starting a new challenge this week to help me get back into my normal eating and exercise routine! I have two clear goals: 1) to get into the 140s, which will be a new low for me, and 2) to get back to running 30 minutes consec... Read more
Sharing Pictures from our Recent XV Anos Celebration
Sunday, December 13, 2015      12 comments

On November 28, we celebrated my daughter's 15th birthday, known in Mexico as "quince anos." Like so many Mexican traditions, it's another opportunity to celebrate life and be grateful for one's many blessings. We were fortunate to have lots o... Read more
My latest NSV....No More Artificial Sweetener!!
Thursday, October 29, 2015      13 comments

I finally did it!! Forever (up to now), I have been one of those people that liked a bit of coffee with my milk and sugar! A while ago (many years ago), I switched from sugar to artificial sweetener--that was a relatively easy switch--but I re... Read more
Starting a New Fall Challenge and Other Updates
Saturday, September 26, 2015      10 comments

Today is the start of a new challenge!! I'm happy to be back into the 2015 Fall 5% challenge. I didn't do the summer challenge because I was just overwhelmed with work and undermotivated, but I'm happy to be back and looking forward to the con... Read more
My Happiness Project
Saturday, August 15, 2015      7 comments

The last three months were crazy, hectic. A marathon travel schedule--Tanzania, Washington, D.C., Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, and Bangladesh--along with two other major work projects all got the best of me. When the worst was over, I... Read more
Update on 5% Winter Challenge and NSVs
Friday, March 13, 2015      19 comments

The 5% Winter Challenge is over, and I am so happy that I was a slow start for me, but I was able to lose 5 pounds over the 8 week challenge! I participated on a new team (UnderDawgs!) that really challenges everyone to be an activ... Read more
It was a house project weekend! My daughter's room got a face lift!
Sunday, January 25, 2015      11 comments

For quite some time, my daughter and I have been saying that it was time to "redo" her room. She wanted to get rid of the circles that we had painted on her wall several years ago and have something different. I wanted an excuse to clear out s... Read more
December Update
Saturday, January 10, 2015      13 comments

It was a whirlwind December, and I didn't have much for Sparkpeople, but I did want to share some of the highlights!! After a two and a half week trip in early December to three different countries in Africa and five different cities, I returne... Read more
Mexico City Update (with pics)
Sunday, October 26, 2014      9 comments

I was going to title this blog "non-scale victories." I have been kind of drafting it in my head all week long since I wanted to share some of my Mexico city experience. I really love the vibe of Mexico City--it's just so different from where I... Read more
The Best Thing About Traveling is....Home sweet Home!
Sunday, October 12, 2014      16 comments

This morning I was awake at 4:48 a.m. It's one of the things I love about jet lag on this side of the hemisphere. I am up early, feeling refreshed, and enjoying the peace and quiet of home! There's an intense peacefulness and appreciation for... Read more
Now that I'm Tracking Calcium....a question?
Wednesday, October 08, 2014      8 comments

So, thanks to my Fall 5% challenge, I've now added calcium to my daily nutrition tracker and after the first few days of paying attention to it, it seemed that I was extremely low on the calcium end (like less than 30 g per day) when the recomme... Read more
Travel & Challenge Update (with pics!!)
Sunday, October 05, 2014      8 comments

I have made it through one week of "travel mode" with moderate success. On a scale of 1-10, I would give myself a 7. Meals have been very healthy. Exercise has been lacking. In Dar es Salaam, I have been spoiled by the morning view and t... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge and Other News
Tuesday, September 23, 2014      9 comments

Since starting with the nutritionist in late August, I have lost a total of 6 pounds and am very close to my lowest weight last year. I'm really pleased b/c I was stuck in quasi-maintenance mode, and my summer vacation added a few extra kilos. ... Read more

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