DUCHESSBEE22's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DUCHESSBEE22 DUCHESSBEE22'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/ Missing You, SP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182118 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l70197601.jpg"> <BR> New Year's Eve Dash 2012 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l513417548.jpg"> <BR> Turkey Trot 2012 <BR> <BR> Happy New Year's Eve, fellow Sparkies! <BR> <BR> It has been a minute since I've been on SP. Lots of stuff going on, but fortunatley, I have kept on running! I've run 2 5Ks since my last post in October. :) Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season! 2012 has been such a whirlwind ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:40:00 EST Tombstone 5K & What about Lance? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108198 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1273495208.jpg"> <BR> My DH took this shot as I passed the finish line. I did better than my last 5K, too, :) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1731821203.jpg"> <BR> My sis & I at my neighborhood's 5K Tombstone Run this past weekend. My 3rd 5K... <BR> <BR> Wow! Already wrapping up the last few weeks of October already! My sister & I ran a "Tombstone" 5K in one of the cemeteries in our area. We opted to wear costumes. ... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:58:12 EST My 2nd 5K Race http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081179 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l952796644.jpg"> <BR> Just before the race began - better weather & not as nervous. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l154690648.jpg"> <BR> There's my time! Better than last week's 33.31! YAY! <BR> <BR> Good Evening, Fellow Sparkies! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a lovely weekend with your families & friends. I can't believe tomorrow is already OCTOBER! Well, this weekend for me was exciting - as I completed another 5K! ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:02:28 EST My 1st Ever 5K Race 9.22.12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072692 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l311108480.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l527005065.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good Morning fellow Sparkies! <BR> <BR> It's been a while since I've posted! I hope everyone is enjoying this transition into the Autumn weather. It's great to hear the crunch of leaves as you run or walk outdoors. <BR> <BR> Well, I did it! I ran my first ever 5K race on my birthday. My C25K training, the support from my DH & DD, the Good Lord, & ... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:13:58 EST New Month - New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4996628 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l741813388.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy August, Spark Friends! <BR> <BR> Hope all is well in SP world. My little corner has been a bit hectic with a family event that finally happened over this past weekend! Why is it that big family events, or holidays for that matter, always seem to bring out the worst in some people? Or perhaps it's just my crazy family (my dh & dd excluded.)LOL! Despite the blood, sweat & tears of preparing for this event, it... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 15:22:29 EST One Step Closer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4983175 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269732429.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good Morning, Fellow Sparkies! <BR> <BR> Well, I did it - I completed C25K Training this past weekend! 9 weeks - DONE...What a feeling!! My time is actually better than I thought, too! Everyday I'm getting one step closer to my goal time. So, I will continue my AM runs 3-4 x a week. <BR> <BR> There are 2 SP Virtual races I've sign up for coming up. The 1 mile one is next week & then 2 weeks after that, a 5K virtu... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:13:31 EST Week 9 on SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4971157 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l251147882.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello, Fellow Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Oh dear, it's been a while since I've posted on my blog. Hope everyone is surviving the heat & managing to enjoy the Summer. It's been quite a roller coaster ride diet & exercise wise for me these last few weeks. Despite all of that, I have logged on to SP everyday. At least I'm staying consistent & making slow & steady progress. I'm not where I thought I be by now, but I refuse ... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 11:36:09 EST I like to move it, move it! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4944438 Hello, Fellow Sparkies! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well! On Father's Day, we took my DH to see Madagascar III in 3D. <BR> It was a great "feel good" family flick. We were planning a bike ride later on, but unfortunately, it was too hot to take a bike ride that day. <BR> <BR> It has been a hectic few weeks. I'm thankfully feeling back to normal after a weekend of the dreaded stomach flu! Blech! I felt terrible not being able to eat properly or get moving at all. But, I did manage t... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:16:19 EST I believe I can. I believe I can. I believe I can. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4927557 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l544696437.jpg"> <BR> 30 years ago this summer, I saw my favorite installment of the Rocky films - Rocky III. <BR> <BR> Happy Friday, Fellow Sparkies! <BR> <BR> What a month on SP has been! I have accomplished more than I believed I would. Yay me. :) Running has proved to be rewarding & extremely challenging. Some days are harder than others.... So, I'm on my 3rd day of C25K W5...20 minutes straight without walking. Hmm....Honestly, I'm a... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 10:37:41 EST Re-focused on Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4915900 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l128144590.jpg"> <BR> My daughter & friend canoeing at Camp T. this past weekend. <BR> <BR> Good Morning, Fellow Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Cabin camping with my daughter & her GS troop was fun overall. We hiked, canoed, paddle-boated, shot rifles & arrows, sang camp fire songs & made s'mores. I enjoyed all the activities, but I think I enjoyed the rifle range the most. :) What's most important to me was bonding time with my daughter & the memorie... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 08:34:12 EST Week 3 Re-Cap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4907448 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l570802017.jpg"> <BR> QEII meets Marilyn Monroe in London, 1956. They were both 30 years old. <BR> <BR> Happy Friday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> Happy...Birthday...to...youuuuuuuuuuuuu.<BR>....Today would have been Norma Jean's 86th Birthday. Also, it is a big weekend in GB & it's Commonwealth as QEII Diamond Jubilee celebrations continue. Two incredible people who have paved the way for women all over the world. Just thought I'd share. :) <... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:07:18 EST Anniversary #2 & a bike ride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899797 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l612717906.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good Morning, fellow Sparkies! <BR> <BR> Anniversary # 2 <BR> <BR> 17 years ago today, DH & I tied the knot at City Hall on a rainy Spring morning. We were surrounded by a handful of our friends & family. I don't think either of us could imagine the many twists & turns our years together would bring. Many highs & lows, challenges & victories have brought us to this point , but I wouldn't change a thing. <BR> <... Sun, 27 May 2012 10:32:36 EST A month of anniversaries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4895920 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l350770300.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good Morning, SP friends! <BR> <BR> May is a very special month at my house. There are a few anniversaries my husband & I celebrate: our first date, our civil wedding, our church ceremony, when we quit smoking & the day that turned our lives upside down - the day I was diagnosed with cancer. <BR> <BR> May 27th, 18 years ago, we went out on our first date & it was love from that day on. He asked my father for my h... Thu, 24 May 2012 10:19:29 EST Re-Sparked http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4889564 Wow, what a week! One week down on C25K & still standing! LOL! I've been tracking my points/nutrition again, as well. Joining the SP community has been a HUGE motivator for me. So far, this community is everything I was searching for & more! Reading the countless, extraordinary transformations of my new SP friends has "re-sparked" my desire for living a healthy & fit lifestyle. The positive energy around here is contagious! <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> I believe that you become the people you ha... Sun, 20 May 2012 10:16:15 EST