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Hi ho, hi ho, its off to work I go
Thursday, September 26, 2013      1 comments

Over the last week, I've been out of commission with a nasty cold. Today, I was able to go back to work, and I'm ready to get my life up and running again. I was so afraid that after being out of commission a week, I would see major gainage on t... Read more
I hate it when...
Monday, September 23, 2013      3 comments

So, I've been rocking the workouts for about a month and a half now, working my way up to about 30-35 miles per week. I'm loving the benefits both in how my body looks and the fact that I can eat a little more and till lose weight. I've been sic... Read more
Why is it?
Monday, September 16, 2013      3 comments

Why is it that I can feel really good about my choices and as soon as someone says something negative to me, I want to down a giant cheeseburger? I just finished a 4.97 mile hike. I'm down 16.4 pounds and I have time to get ready and head to wor... Read more
Change in routine good for the soul
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      1 comments

I'm working away from my normal building and saw this quote on the desk of the woman I am covering for today. "Be not the slave of your own past-plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect,... Read more
Ordinary Bravery
Saturday, January 12, 2013      2 comments

Today, as I watched over 200 people run or walk anywhere from 1 mile to a 10K, I was struck by how much your size doesn't have to limit your capabilities. I saw people that I would say are at a healthy weight struggling to run the 5K, and I saw ... Read more
Holiday success!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      0 comments

Had a no gain holiday season! Tracking everything I ate and getting my workout in totally worked! I reached my goal of 15 lbs. down right before Christmas and maintained it through Christmas with all of its yummies. I am really happy with this v... Read more
Holiday eating-struggling to find my balance
Monday, December 10, 2012      2 comments

All this holiday food and festivities has my appetite in a tizzie. I do all right at the parties and functions, but I come home and just go a little crazy. Then I don't want to write down what I ate and that leads to a free for all for the rest... Read more
SparkArticles for Further Consideration
Monday, November 05, 2012      0 comments

Avoid the Diet Blues with a Little Thing Called Moderation How a 'Good Food' vs. 'Bad Food' Attitude Can Backfire Stop Dieting and Start Living!... Read more
Hit a 1000 Fitness minutes for the month
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      3 comments

I did not want to do my exercise last night, but I did. I reminded myself that I really wanted to hit 1000 fitness minutes this month, and I needed to hit last night's exercise if I was going to do it without having to get crazy about it the nex... Read more
Running a Mile without stopping
Friday, October 26, 2012      2 comments

Through the SparkCoach program today, I came across an article entitled "You Can Run a Mile Without Stopping." I've wanted to be a runner for the last 10 or 12 years, and have never felt like its something I could do because I'm so heavy. I'm af... Read more
My Underlying Motivation in Pursuing a Healthy Lifestyle
Wednesday, October 17, 2012      0 comments

I want to be able to do all the things I want to do, like go for a hike, run a 5k, and run up and down stairs without pain or having to stop and catch my breath or down some ibuprofen. I want to be able to stand on my feet for hours and ride my ... Read more
Things I've noticed are different
Sunday, October 07, 2012      3 comments

Since starting to make healthier changes in what I eat and how often I exercise, I've noticed I sleep better. Which means I can wake up on time, get some exercise in and get to work on time. I get to work on time, I get to leave on time. I get t... Read more