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DC Training Trip 2011

Saturday, August 06, 2011      3 comments

Finally got back last night around 10:30pm. We left at 1pm. We only live about 6 hours from DC, you do the math. In our desperate attempt to avoid a major traffic jam that shut down about 4 miles of 70W coming out of Maryland, we ended up was... Read more

Loss of Time and Friends

Saturday, July 30, 2011      11 comments

Wow! I can't believe the last time I blogged was on July 17th. It's not because I was hiding or wasn't "living healthy" or anything like that. I didn't give up at all. I just had no time to myself. And I don't have much time this mornin... Read more

When One Day Feels Like Two...

Sunday, July 17, 2011      8 comments

...apparently my mind thinks I can eat enough for 2. *sigh* Yeah, yesterday had its good and bad parts. I blogged. That felt good. I felt better about the week after I put it all down and reflected on how well I got thorough the challen... Read more

What Matters Most

Saturday, July 16, 2011      4 comments

So, yeah, this week was super hard. More than I expected, but I found my way through somehow. Monday - work, with a training stuck in the middle, followed by W7D1 of C25k. I'm feeling stronger as a runner. I'm feeling more like a runner ... Read more

Life's Little Challenges

Thursday, July 14, 2011      7 comments

I woke up on Tuesday morning and weighed myself like I always do. For some strange reason, the scale decided to say I weighed 314 pounds, which I pretty much resigned myself to believing was due to some malfunction with the scale. But I was ho... Read more

The Truth of the Matter

Sunday, July 10, 2011      20 comments

So, yes, I took a few days off. Not off from trying to create a healthy lifestyle or trying to lose weight, but off from trying to be the fantabulous Sparker I had been trying to be. On Wednesday I posted a blog that was raw and honest and... Read more

Updates and Race Reports

Wednesday, July 06, 2011      42 comments

What's been going on with me? Well, a lot and not a lot at the same time. I'm going to warn you right up front that I don't have a happy, motivating "YAY! I DID IT!" race report blog for you. What I do have is the truth. The full broken-heart... Read more

Good Runs and Bad Runs and Needing to Go

Sunday, July 03, 2011      7 comments

Wednesday's run was difficult, to say the least. I felt like I was moving with bricks on my feet. I didn't properly hydrate before heading out and was left with dry mouth for the entire time. I set out with the mindset that I had already run ... Read more

For Freedom!!

Saturday, July 02, 2011      7 comments

Okay, Esther. Time to get real. The challenge has begun. The pieces have been set and are ready to move. You only have two real choices: either get your gloves on and get ready to fight, or give up completely. Whatever you do DO NOT GIVE UP... Read more

When 20 Minutes is Like 20 Miles

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      38 comments

Monday, June 27, 2011 My stomach was turning all day. In part because it was still messed up from Friday's fiasco/sudden illness. But more in part because I had 20 minutes of straight running ahead of me. Around 4pm, I started surfin... Read more

Adventures in Running From a FitFat Girl

Saturday, June 25, 2011      24 comments

Yep, I have moved from calling myself "the fat girl" to calling myself "the fitfat girl." Mostly because I still weigh over 300 pounds and, yet, somehow I can run now for over 8 minutes at a time. Because I walk lighter on my feet, I feel bett... Read more

MB Update

Wednesday, June 22, 2011      14 comments

Before I say anything else, let me say that this goes on record as one of the BEST vacations I have ever had...even if a little too short. ;) The drive was almost uneventful. Hubs and I got into a fight on our way into Virginia. Let me ex... Read more

Off on Another Adventure

Saturday, June 18, 2011      13 comments

This morning we are leaving for the beach, and I'm completely stoked, if not a little bit tired from staying up late to pack. ;) I'm looking forward to walks on the beach, runs on the beach, a fitness center I can use at the property, running ... Read more

A Difficult Week

Wednesday, June 15, 2011      16 comments

So week 1 of my restart had its good moments and its bad moments. As of today I am 323 pounds...still. Which means I lost nothing, but also that I gained nothing this week. So how'd this all work out for me? The Good: 1) I finished wee... Read more

Weekend Update & Finding the Dress (with pics)

Monday, June 13, 2011      19 comments

First of all, right out the gate I must say - I was PROUD of myself this weekend. Friday morning I got up earlier than my alarm (around 7:30am). I started my day with some coffee, 1/2 a bagel, and some Spark before heading out for my run a... Read more


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