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Gray Matters

Saturday, April 25, 2015      9 comments

I am trying to stay in the gray area. What does that even mean?! This is a foreign concept to me. I am an all-or-none thinker. I'm either on a diet or I'm not. I'm either doing good or I'm doing bad. I don't trust myself to make go... Read more

How Not To Run A Marathon. . .

Sunday, April 12, 2015      11 comments

I had a whirlwind week with David being in the hospital, working full time, doing a running streak and keeping the pets fed and happy. I got all my workouts in but I ate terrible all week and I really didn't drink enough water on Friday. My bos... Read more

Another Hospital Stay.

Sunday, April 05, 2015      13 comments

Happy Easter!! I feel serene today. My husband had a fever yesterday so I took him to the ER and we found out that he was starting to develop pneumonia in his right lung and a bladder infection due to being immuno-compromised from the chemo... Read more

I am a Streaker!

Sunday, March 29, 2015      10 comments

There is a guy in my running club who is 73 and has run 101 marathons and has been on a running streak for over six years. In fact, since January 1st, 2003, he has only missed eighteen days of running. He has been telling me for awhile that I ... Read more


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

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