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Saturday, March 21, 2015      10 comments

In the beginning of an effort, rewards come quickly, frequently and are more easily earned. As you progress in anything you do, the rewards are harder to come by, fewer and further apart and take much more effort to earn. But that's when you dig... Read more

Making the Best of a Tough Situation

Saturday, March 21, 2015      9 comments

Since I've been back on my night meds, the night time sleep-walk go-find-sugar-to-eat has been a challenge!! My husband keeps a lot of junk food in the house. It's stuff I wouldn't even look at during the day when I'm in my right mind, but whe... Read more

Running with Resolve

Monday, March 16, 2015      11 comments

Yes, I'm pretty sick. But I also feel like I can keep going. Many of you said to rest yesterday but I felt like if I gave into it, that attitude would carry into the workweek. So I went to Houston Saturday night to my sister-in-laws and got t... Read more

Running on Empty

Saturday, March 14, 2015      10 comments

So far my resolve to stay in my calories has been strong. I printed off my food journal and my trainer gave me some fresh ideas and substitutions to make. That was very helpful because part of my problem was that I was in a food rut. It also ... Read more

Assessment Day

Tuesday, March 10, 2015      11 comments

I ate 2,800 calories today. It wasn't real to me until my personal trainer asked me to write down everything I eat during the next couple of days. Apparently this has become my new average. I weigh 190 again. So I decided I would be totally ... Read more

Running with Turbocharge

Thursday, March 05, 2015      8 comments

I signed up for a free race for next Sunday, which will basically be a long training run with support and aid stations--yay! My next marathon is on April 11th and it has a seven hour cut-off. The difference between this one and the last one th... Read more

Why I Am Not Going To Quit:

Friday, February 20, 2015      19 comments

I got through the holidays fairly well and stuck to my diet and lost weight. But then in January, when everyone else is busy setting New Year's Resolutions, I got it in my head that it was just too much--too much stress in my life to keep eatin... Read more

Love.Run.Marathon 2/14/15

Sunday, February 15, 2015      10 comments

I had such an amazing time! My marathon was in the woods of Sam Houston National Forest in Huntsville State Park and it was an absolutely beautiful day ranging from 45 degree... Read more

So Here's My Plan and I'm NOT Going To Diet

Saturday, February 07, 2015      12 comments

Thank you to all my Sparkfriends who left encouraging messages on my status: "I am struggling with food." I have read them over and over trying to get my head in the right place. Fortunately, I didn't gain a bunch of weight during this time. ... Read more

Stuff Going On Right Now: a wandering blog about nothing much.

Sunday, January 25, 2015      7 comments

Last week was a bad food week but luckily I maintained my weight loss. So this week I get to break my sugar-addiction again! I am tracking days in advance so I have a plan to follow that I know will work. It's pretty much the same plan that I... Read more

The change is deeper than weight loss. . .

Thursday, January 22, 2015      15 comments

I am halfway on my journey! But I am saving those pants from my biggest size for my final picture when I get to goal weight. It will be fun to look at the change. Ironical... Read more

I Am Ready for my Race

Sunday, January 18, 2015      9 comments

Today was a nice sunny day and it got up to 70 degrees this afternoon! Well, that's why I live in Texas. Yesterday, I had a busy day and it was pretty outside too. I went early in the morning to my mom's, who lives about 45 minutes away, and ... Read more

There Is Always A Way

Saturday, January 10, 2015      9 comments

My husband is going blind. He has one eye that works at all and now it's optic nerve is degenerating and there is nothing they can do for him, except eye drops to slow down the progression of the disease. I can't imagine what he is really goin... Read more

My Doctor is Happy with My Progress

Saturday, January 10, 2015      10 comments

I went to my annual physical last week. All my numbers are looking great and my BMI has gone from 43 to 31. The doctor was really happy because most of his bipolar patients don't follow through on their fitness plans or stick with anything lon... Read more

You have to start where you are. Now is the only time!

Sunday, January 04, 2015      10 comments

I wasn't going to blog today, but this just really stuck with me today and I have to share. Whatever your fitness level is right now, don't let it stop you from setting high goals. Just know that it may take a long time to get there and that's... Read more

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