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One week of new focus far , so good.

Monday, June 13, 2011      4 comments

Yup, gotta say this week went pretty good. Biked to and from work ( about 11 km each way) 4 of the 5 days. Worked with my trainer 3 x for an hour each time..And did not exceed my calorie range. I joined the 10 week summer challenge and and am on... Read more

Time to face reality and renew my program

Friday, June 03, 2011      2 comments

Okay..Here goes..I have done amazing really. Its been just over a year I HAD lost 86lbs...An injury a few months ago has sidetracked my running. That was the start of a bit of a backslide or detour..For various reasons ( less intense exercise, a... Read more

Are $ for a personal trainer worth it? Opinions welcomed!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      7 comments

So Spark friends..looking for some opinions..I have had some forced adjustments to my workout regime. I can no longer run ( at least for the next 6 months), which has always been my "go to exercise". I am doing some biking, but the knee is very ... Read more

My take on Pittsburgh’s Just Another Short Race ( JASR)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011      12 comments

Well, to keep it really simple, I had a blast!! Okay, for a few more details..Met some wonderful people ( fellow Sparkers). The local contingent was friendly, funny and very welcoming..BobbyD when I saw you in a pink tutu, I knew I was amo... Read more

Reflections of 2010: Successes, support, sharing, re-starting..( and a few pics :-)

Monday, January 03, 2011      5 comments

The start of a brand new year has prompted me to take steps to re-energize my commitment to a healthy lifestyle. The first step is to focus on what I have accomplished and put it all together and allow myself to celebrate. This celebration is... Read more

It just feels like it's slipping....suggestions welcome!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010      8 comments

Haven't blogged for a while...thought maybe if I captured some thoughts today, it might re-kindle my spark. just feels like it's gradually slipping away. I think it started with my running injury late in September. I had to take time off... Read more

4 Things Quiz..I saw it, liked it, and have borrowed it...

Sunday, October 03, 2010      3 comments

I took this from BubbleJ, who acknowledged Dixed1960 . and so on....I enjoyed this and thought it would be fun to do! ~4 Things In my Life Quiz~ - Four jobs I have had in my life: 1. Housekeeper at an old folks home 2. Waitre... Read more

The battle continues...

Friday, October 01, 2010      1 comments

So it's been 11 days since I last ran! I miss it!! Now it looks to be my siatic nerve, vs muscular, and I know that HAS to be treated well and healed properly or I will have problems walking, let a lone running.. Still, when I've worked so har... Read more

Facing the challenge of forced inactivity

Monday, September 27, 2010      5 comments

So, after an exciting time completing my 5K run, I have been advised to take a week off both running & biking. With the spasm in my piriformis muscles ( deep in the butt ;-p,) the therapist and chiro I have been seeing agree that rest is likel... Read more

1st 5K in the books..A beauty day..Pretty good run overall

Sunday, September 19, 2010      10 comments

I promised my Spark friends that I would update and provide some pics.. I managed to run the full 5K distance ( Garmin says 5.2 ;-)) in 34 minutes..Certainly not a record however given the issue with my muscle spasm, I think it was just fine. ... Read more

It's tomorrow...!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010      4 comments

I set a goal for running in my first 5K race by Sept. 15, about April this year, just after starting the couch to 5K program, on my treadmill. That race is tomorrow ( okay, I missed the 15th by 4 days, but it IS an official 5K race and is local)... Read more

Be truly grateful for what you have...

Sunday, September 12, 2010      4 comments

It's so easy to get caught up in the day to day stresses of life..What to eat, what not to eat, when to exercise...what to wear...who said what...Then, someone gives you news about one of their struggles and you suddenly put things into perspect... Read more

Inner voices be quiet! I WILL not go back "there"!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010      8 comments

Yes, returning to work after 2 weeks of vacation is tough. This week I find I have been struggling more than I have since I started SparkPeople. There is no one thing that's changed, other than returning from vacation, however I find I am gettin... Read more

MY August goals...Thx to my SF for the inspiration to do this!!

Sunday, August 01, 2010      3 comments

So many of my Sparkfriends have blogged their August goals. What a great idea! I think I should follow their lead, and perhaps this will help me with those last 20 lbs. I know they are likely to be the most challenging.. Here goes: 1) Get... Read more

Whoo Hooo! Finally! Here I am , 6 months in..

Friday, July 23, 2010      3 comments

YAY! Celebrating..I finally ran 5Km , outside!! It took 34 minutes, okay, I didn't break any land speed records, but I finally proved to myself I could run this distance. Looking back.... Jan.1 , 2010: major activity: coach potato. I declare... Read more

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