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A "Gym Rat"? Hmmmmmmm ...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012      26 comments

So props to WOMANOBRONZE for advising me that I'm not on the road to body-builder and instead am a gym rat! Before I continue with the gym rat part of that ... I can't promise I won't someday look in the mirror with the thought "if only my ... Read more

Mental rambles on what the future might hold

Monday, August 13, 2012      16 comments

One of the things I keep questioning myself on is how far I intend to take this "fitness thing". Right now I've gotten into a habit, a routine, in which I go to the gym seven days a week. The vast majority of the time I do 60 minutes worth... Read more

Looking forward to the fun!

Saturday, August 11, 2012      19 comments

As my status says, I'm now registered for the local Color Me Rad! 5k. I had a goal to do one 5k a month for the rest of this year. August, however, got challenging. One of my difficulties is getting to races in the first place. I don't h... Read more

I am woman; see me sweat!

Friday, August 10, 2012      28 comments

I'm not sure if I ran across these here on SparkPeople, as a Spark Deal or somewhere else entirely. There are these shirts with what they call "sweat activated technology". Basically, some text or images on the shirt are "invisible" until the ... Read more

Dealing with the unexpected

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      12 comments

A recent unexpected event with respect to my money had me thinking about lessons I'd learned with my budget before I started in on my journey here to fitness and health. I have had some extra cash in my checking account for a few months. I... Read more

Because it's a good question

Saturday, August 04, 2012      19 comments

Even if I don't get a chance to acknowledge or thank people for all their wonderful responses to my blogs, I do read all of them. One of the great things is when others question something I've said. Some things are obvious from my side of the ... Read more

Making those August plans and goals

Thursday, August 02, 2012      53 comments

Hehe, okay here we go! Before I list out the goals, I will elaborate on something I mentioned at the end of my last blog: "I realized something about my goal-setting while talking to a personal trainer at the gym yesterday that I'll talk about... Read more

What did I do to July?

Wednesday, August 01, 2012      20 comments

emoticon July started off with me unable to decide on more goals than my regular "next 5 pound range" and a re-d... Read more

New shoes yet again

Sunday, July 29, 2012      25 comments

I'm glad, very glad, I did this. Not only did I go to get new shoes, but I decided to use a different running store. The last time I got shoes, it was replacing worn out ones. The rep didn't do any of the checking to see stride or how my ... Read more

The Little Red Hen Comparison

Friday, July 27, 2012      9 comments

I posted this on the forums of one of the teams I'm a co-leader of, but then decided that I wanted it to have as wide an audience as possible. My thanks to PINKHOPE for the initial thought and comparison to the Little Red Hen. Her blog was fea... Read more

The right times for Quitting

Thursday, July 26, 2012      9 comments

Okay, I realized this morning looking back at my blog that there is a difference between the quitting I was thinking of and quitting with respect to bad habits (such as smoking or drinking). Read more

Why does anyone consider "quitting" a solution?

Thursday, July 26, 2012      27 comments

Even I'm guilty of this - not in the area of weight loss, but in other aspects of my life. I've pushed and fought and struggled only to come to a point where I wanted to scream "I QUIT!" and walk away. What is it that makes us think Quitti... Read more

Whew, definitely stuffed feeling, but mmmmmmmm

Sunday, July 22, 2012      23 comments

Every once in a rare while, it's nice to eat purely for the appreciation of flavor, even knowing it'll make the day's calorie count insane. That day was today. e... <a href=Read more

LOL, why not?

Thursday, July 19, 2012      17 comments

Credit for me seeing this goes to HOPEFULHIPPO. Usually I read through bunches of these just for the amusement of how different people respond more than with any intention to answer, but what the heck ... I have work stuff I don't want to d... Read more

Ten months along and a slew of pictures

Wednesday, July 18, 2012      12 comments

16 September 2011 to 17 July 2012 - 10 months of progress Starting Weight = 250.5 pounds Current Weight = 183.0 pounds Definitely slowed up the loss of pounds this past 31 days, but that's fine because I also upped most of my stren... Read more


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