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Finders Keepers!

Monday, March 08, 2010

I've found my inner Spark. I hit that A-HA moment when it all became crystal clear... where the motivation and drive that I seemed to be seeking was found within myself.
I've found a way to keep myself on a workout schedule, to train not only for fitness, but for enedurance and strength and flexibility.
I've found a way to say "no" to the foods that I'd eat simply because they were there and say "yes" to the foods that I should eat, but sometimes don't seem worth the bother.
I've found the fun in exercise, the inner joy in completing something I've set out to do and while I've never quite managed that runner's high, I've reached the point where I no longer am forcing myself to do it.
Finally, I'm saying Finders Keepers- because I don't intend on letting any of these things slip away from me!!!

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HPTEAGUE 3/18/2010 4:51PM

    I love this - all of it!

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JIMDAB 3/13/2010 12:07PM

    great!!!! would that I could say the same.

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TXHRT4U 3/8/2010 12:28PM

    That is emoticon Keep it up!


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Benefit Dinner March 7th

Friday, March 05, 2010

I've not said too much about a friend of mine who's son is struggling with Ewing's Sarcoma, but I feel the need to share this in case someone can make it.

JJ has been through two surgeries and radiation and chemo treatments. He has lost part of his pelvis, most of his left hip and has a long fight ahead of him with additional surgeries and treatment.

Friends are having a benefit spaghetti dinner (with 50/50raffle) at the Dawg House Bar and Grill on 35965 Groesbeck Hwy in Clinton Township (between 15 and 16 Mile). There will be live bands. For more information call 586-791-2773.

You may have heard about this on local radio stations... if you aren't able to make it, please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


March Madness?

Monday, March 01, 2010

It's March first and it's already off to a crazy start. Work continues to keep me busy and with class winding down at college I've already starting writing their final exam- look at me planning ahead. I'm not about to shove my fitness time aside, so I'm putting it on the planner with all those sporting events, band concerts, etc that always seem to come on full force now.
It's time too, for me to decide on the length of the race I'll do for the Detroit Marathon... full? doubt it, in no condition to condition for that... half? more manageable I'm thinking, but still unsure.... maybe by St Paddy's Day I'll decide.



Friday, February 26, 2010

Ok, so it's a title that's more reflective of soccer than a scale but dangit- I feel like I should be able to scream it at the top of my lungs with that much emotion!
I weighed in a couple days ago at 135, but was afraid to post it, thinking it was just a fluke drop and that I didn't really hit my goal. Weighed in again this morning and BAM! up comes that 135 again... if I was a gambler, I'd feel like I just hit the 7s on the slot machine. It was an amazing feeling to know that it wasn't just a fluke, that I hit my goal weight and I could stand on that scale and yell (if I wanted to) GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL!

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JIMDAB 2/28/2010 8:49AM


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COOLGRANDMA03 2/27/2010 1:04PM

    Great job!!!

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CAROLJ35 2/27/2010 9:33AM


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PICKIE98 2/27/2010 9:02AM

    You're the Bee's Knees!!!!LOL!

You have worked so hard and this is your reward. Please be careful when reaching around your neck to pat yourself on the back sweetie!! YEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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ORGOLDENDUCK 2/26/2010 9:25PM

    Woot Woot....That is Awesome!!!! Congrats on your accomplishment!


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COOKIE502 2/26/2010 8:44PM

    My brain must be full of the Olympics. I saw the title of your blog, and thought it had something to do with the U.S. hockey game today! (I still don't know what the score was.)

Congratulations!! I hope to be shouting "goal!" myself one of these days. emoticon emoticon

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 2/26/2010 6:10PM

    You have every right to scream.

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HPTEAGUE 2/26/2010 5:04PM

    That is FANTASTIC!

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STRIVING4HEALTH 2/26/2010 4:06PM

    Way to go!!!!!!!

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IZZYBEBOP 2/26/2010 4:03PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I'd be screaming too if I were you!

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Awwwwww I've missed you so!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hello again 130's, it's been awhile and I've missed you. I weighed in last week and I was still in the 140's, this morning the scale said 138.8 and it's nice to be back. Still 3.8 pounds to go until I hit the top of my maintenance range again, but I know by sticking to my plan that got me here, I'll hit it. It may not be this week, or the next, or the next, but I'll get there. And this time- when I get there, I'll fight harder to stay there!

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PICKIE98 2/22/2010 4:52PM

    YEEEHA!! Keep it up!!

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PPLUNICORN 2/22/2010 4:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonkeep it up!

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CASSIE9912 2/22/2010 3:37PM

    WTG!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRAUDI 2/22/2010 3:34PM

    Congrats! :) Keep it up!

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