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Hi ho, hi ho, its off to work I go
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...
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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