Lost weight over Christmas!
First of all, I have to thank my sister-in-law for giving me a Fitbit Charge HR for an early Christmas present because even though I had the Spark tracker and a Jawbone UP, I had no "friends" to compete with, I had to be close to my computer to ... Read more
Settling in to my new reality
So it's almost the end of 2016 and I'm halfway through graduate school now. The Little Bear is FIVE YEARS OLD (!!!!!) and is as silly as ever. He's crazy smart and VERY active, so he keeps me on my toes.
When I lost my job in 2015, I made t... Read more
A new chapter in my life
So I started today with a bang -- or an air horn, actually. I ran the Day One Race (5k) -- a race that each year I never do and always regret not doing. Well this year I did it!
Time wasn't great - just 38:17 - because I walked about half o... Read more
Life Lessons From Potty-Training a Three-Year-Old
Little Bear is struggling with the potty.
He tends to wait too long, and then he goes in his pull-up and doesn't get a sticker. It's a very depressing thing to watch, from a parent's perspective, because he tries so hard most of the time. ... Read more
I'm getting a treadmill
Do I need a beginner treadmill that goes over 10 mph? I am so lost on these and have NO idea which one to get. Any thoughts?... Read more
15K and being back on the wagon
I actually missed my Spark friends during the time when I was gone, but I got used to using the phone app rather than the website, and there isn't a lot of interaction on that app. I hope you all are doing well and staying positive.
There a... Read more
First day of MANY!
It was an interesting summer, to say the least. Little Bear and I planted tomatoes and green beans, and it took a while but we're seeing the "fruits" of our labors now. Daddy learned how to make roasted tomato appetizers, and we grilled squash a... Read more
So yeah, it's been a while. Things have been slightly crazy, especially since I've kicked up the writing so much. I feel like I don't have time for everything I need to do. Yeah, I sound like my mom.
For the past 8-9 months I've lost a litt... Read more
Little Bear's First Hair Cut - pics
Once there lived a Little Bear
He had some crazy, CRAZY hair!
His Mommy thought it looked just fine
But he did resemble Professor Einstein.
His curls were so bo... Read more
March 1 - First Trail Run!
(What this photo shows is me coming across the finish line, 4th from last, but still finishing. What it does not show is all the MUD!)
February was a bad month. Lit... Read more
Six Weeks of Giving Up LAZY!
I'm setting a Lenten goal of getting off my duff and being ACTIVE for the next 6 weeks (and hopefully by then I'll have made a habit of it, and it will be nice enough I can actually run and walk outside again.) I have been slacking SO MUCH latel... Read more
The Continuing Adventures of the Bear Family
Nobody every tells you that your vocabulary will change, once you become a parent.
Beyond the obvious "Clean up your language!" if you're a cusser, or "Enunciate more" if you slur your words, new parents don't really get much advice on what... Read more
So, yeah. It's been difficult.
I won't lie. I've been lurking. Yes, I gained back some of my weight. I knew I would, because I was slacking so much and eating a lot of junk. And drinking way too much! (Seriously, 500 calories of my daily totals were in alcohol!)
And yes,... Read more
Should I keep my activity tracker? The great debate.
Right after the first of the year, I received my Spark Activity Tracker. I was super excited about it, because I loved the idea of the little "light show" to help me track my fitness through the day, and I wanted something that would track my mi... Read more
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Five words or less
Ready for major life changes!... Read more