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Staying on track for El Tour de Tucson

Sunday, March 25, 2012      2 comments

It's certainly been a whirlwind few months. Between quitting smoking and my hormones, I've gained more weight that needs to come off. UGH! That said, I know any doctor in his/her right mind would tell me that quitting smoking is far more importa... Read more

6 months cigarette free!

Saturday, November 05, 2011      8 comments

6 month anniversary. OH YEAH!!! Time Smoke-Free: 187 days, 22 hours, 15 minutes and 31 seconds Cigarettes NOT smoked: 4698 Lifetime Saved: 1 month, 5 days, 21 hours Money Saved: $1,527.50... Read more

I'm still around

Saturday, June 25, 2011      3 comments

Feeling really good lately even though I haven't lost any weight. I still haven't smoked any cigarettes (quit May 1) yay!! I am beginning yet another new job in two days and am in the process of moving. I'm surrounded by boxes as I type this. I'... Read more

One month anniversary

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      3 comments

I am super-de-dupiter excited to announce that I have been nicotine free for one month!!! Yay me!! I started a new job a few weeks ago and I'm trying to get settled into a new 12 hour work day routine. The time goes by really fast at work a... Read more

Been busy

Thursday, May 19, 2011      4 comments

I've been so busy!! My biggest accomplishment so far is quitting smoking. Today is day 19 without cigarettes. Yay!!! My weight loss has slowed part because I quit smoking? I'm not sure, but at this point I am more happy about quitting ... Read more

6 days and no cigarettes!!!!

Friday, May 06, 2011      8 comments

I am so proud of myself!!!! emoticon The cravings have been tough, but the patch is helping and so is chewing... Read more

Day 3 no cigs

Tuesday, May 03, 2011      2 comments

It's a major achievement considering the number of years I have smoked. Making a commitment to a major, healthy lifestyle change means getting this monkey off my back once and for all. I'm looking forward to healthier days when I can breathe lik... Read more

Hiking fun

Sunday, May 01, 2011      0 comments

Had a great time with friends completing a moderate hike with a 930' elevation gain this morning. We hiked about 6.2 miles. Temps were in the high 70's...perfect for hiking this time of year. I burned a whopping 855 calories today and I am a bit... Read more

Fun weekend

Monday, April 25, 2011      1 comments

What a great weekend! I went on another 4 mi. night hike with a group on Friday evening. Check out this brave guy with a scorpion in his hand: Saturday morning was a 1... Read more

Losing patience

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      6 comments

I seem to be doing well so far, although I wish the scale would cooperate and begin reflecting all of my hard work. I've been cycling a lot and I am probably building muscle. I can feel my legs getting stronger. But still! Seriously!!!! When is ... Read more

Feeling like a kid again

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      3 comments

I went for a 2.2 mile walk yesterday with my dog and a friend. I love walking first thing in the morning...enjoying a new day when it's still moving slowly, listening to the birds, ever mindful of how grateful I am to live in such a beautiful ar... Read more

Tweaking my program

Sunday, April 10, 2011      1 comments

My weight has remained the same for the last week which is fine. I'm not expecting miracles and my clothes do feel a little more roomy, so at least that's something. After looking at my fitness reports for the last two weeks, I tweaked my p... Read more


Sunday, April 03, 2011      3 comments

It was pretty windy today but I decided to get out of the house and get some exercise on my bike. It's a hybrid that I was fitted for at a local bike shop, and boy do I love it! I might graduate to a lighter bike at some point when I'm riding en... Read more

Quiet day

Saturday, April 02, 2011      0 comments

I am pretty tired today after cycling 8 miles and hiking 4 miles yesterday, so there's not much to report. I did strength training exercises this morning and I am pretty disgusted about the stability ball kicking my butt every time I use it lol.... Read more


Friday, April 01, 2011      4 comments

Catchy title, eh? ;) I moved to Southern AZ from Ohio about 1.5 years ago and by far, my biggest fear is rattlesnakes. My fear of snakes has actually prevented me from doing something that I really love - hiking. I belong to a couple of hik... Read more

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