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Why I Am Not Going To Quit:

Friday, February 20, 2015      17 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

New Years Resolution Run

Thursday, January 01, 2015      12 comments

Today was the kind of day no one wanted to be outside for long. Even my dog refused to go outside to potty this morning! (Three hours later when she couldn't hold it any more, I let her out and she was quick and came right back in.) The high ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Looking Back and Looking Forward 2014-2015

Sunday, December 28, 2014      31 comments

This is an excerpt form my blog a year ago: "2014 will be my year to develop--to bloom! I don't do New Years Resolutions but I do take a good look at where I am and where I want to be. Here are some of my goals: At work, I will increase my ... Read more

My Goals for 2015

Sunday, December 28, 2014      7 comments

1. To really keep a handle on my food. That's the one that gets away from me all the time. I'll do good for about three weeks and then undo most of it in about three days. Dec 24-27th, I did not do so good. Today I am starting over again. A... Read more

My First Marathon and a New Pair of Shoes

Monday, December 22, 2014      12 comments

A fellow Sparker is blessing me with a new pair of running shoes. I am so grateful to Kneemaker and his family. They will be coming sometime after Christmas. I am excited, and grateful! That being said, a member of our running club invited ... Read more

I have so much to be Thankful for

Sunday, December 14, 2014      10 comments

I desperately need new running shoes. They are flat, hurt to run in and have holes in them. I have to wait until I get gift cards at Christmas to afford new shoes. If it were not for my shoes going flat, I would not be having plantar fasciiti... Read more

A Milestone Non-Scale Victory

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      15 comments

As I've started just weighing in once a week, I am always looking for NSVs. So I was kicking around the house Sunday, sore as all get-out from a six hour workout on Saturday, and I ventured into he back closet. I had forgotten a friend had giv... Read more

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