CSHULLCSHELLS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CSHULLCSHELLS CSHULLCSHELLS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ You've Come a Long Way Baby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270909 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l577038537.jpg"> <BR> I'm sitting in my hotel room in Phoenix Arizona basking in the glow of personal accomplishment. Yesterday, I ran the first race of 2013 with two girlfriends that travelled here with me just to run a 10 k. Living in Idaho, it is difficult to train for a greater distance than that because you can only train on a treadmill and the snow! I ran the race in 55:00! A full 12 minutes faster than my first 10 k 7 months ago. I ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 10:03:31 EST Ring-a-bling-bling!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4829300 Which to wear! What to do! Isn't this perplexing? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l897208881.jpg"> <BR> This is the beautiful wedding band I have worn for the last 5 years. I love it. It is like wearing my own disco ball around my finger! And it shows how much my husband loves me -- because he bought it for me because I was too heavy to wear the original wedding ring he gave me 21 years ago. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l193942032.jpg"> ... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:27:03 EST It Must Be Close to St. Patrick's Day 'Cause I'm A Lucky Girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4777810 This morning, my husband asked me how far I have to go before I will call it good. I said that I really don't know. He is a doctor, so of course he asked me how much I have to lose to be at a healthy BMI. At 5'5" I can weigh at most 150 pounds. That is 28 pounds away. My wonderful husband then told me, "Well please don't go below that then. I have seen you super skinny and overweight. Don't go back to super skinny." <BR> <BR> "Well fine," I'm thinking, "if you twist my arm!" <BR> <... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 17:03:19 EST De Ja Vu Epiphany http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4364428 Yes I know I have had this epiphany before -- many times. At almost 41 it is something I have known my whole life. Yet even I -- in a pinch -- lose sight of reality. This time is no different. The pinch is from my clothes as they become tighter because I have gained back some of the 40 pounds I fought so hard to lose. I panicked, and decided to try a fad diet -- the 17-day diet. Seventeen days of virtually nothing but protein. Uuuggghh. <BR> <BR> I know now -- again -- with assurance, ... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 11:19:16 EST