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I haven't disappeared, I just haven't been as active on Spark.
Thursday, May 03, 2012      1 comments

A lot has been going on in my household that the stress level is really getting to me. We are remodeling the basement and it is just a lot to deal with. I wasn't the happiest camper and I just retreated inside to deal with it. Now that the proje... Read more
March is almost over
Thursday, March 22, 2012      1 comments

It's unbelievable how fast time flies when you are busy! With the nice weather Chicago has been having and St. Patrick's Day last week, I feel like I blinked and 2 weeks have come and gone! So a little update on me: - I am still not s... Read more
Darn head cold!
Friday, March 09, 2012      2 comments

Well, I was doing really well this week. I had one day I went over my calorie range but I was actually over my fitness minutes for the week so I had balance. My runs were going great and I was really into the CORE challenge and the Burpee ... Read more
February Reflection/March Goals
Friday, March 02, 2012      7 comments

My February Goals were: • Quit smoking for good! Quit date is January 6th – the Monday after superbowl ****Done and done! Its been over 3 weeks and still going strong! • Actively participate in the Weekend Challenges ****Well, 2 o... Read more
Jacalyn the Irritable
Monday, February 20, 2012      2 comments

Day 15 of quitting smoking. No one has died or been injured. Yet. I have to say, my attitude has been really bad the last two weeks. Not for any specific reason, but just trying to fight my demons on the quitting smoking thing and its makin... Read more
A little frustrated....
Saturday, February 11, 2012      6 comments

I love the SparkPeople nutritional and fitness tracker. It gives me the motivation to work out and eat right. But right now? I am supremely frustrated at both! As you may know, I am following a running program to get up to either 10 miles o... Read more
January Reflection/February Goals
Friday, February 03, 2012      5 comments

January Reflection and February goals I did not set January goals publicly; however, I think I did pretty well. Things that worked out: • Meal planning: On Friday or Saturday, I would pick out recipes for weekly lunches for hubby and I as w... Read more
New Quit Date
Thursday, February 02, 2012      3 comments

February 5, 2012 will be the last day of smoking for me. EVER. I will be cranky, tired and miserable for at least 5 days but I know I can do it. I am up to 4 miles running and I know I can do better if I quit. I signed up for a 10 k on May ... Read more
Weekly Update
Wednesday, January 25, 2012      3 comments

Since last blog post, hubby and I are making a point to go grocery shopping every week and buying healthy foods for the week as well as cook lunches and dinner on Sunday nights. This Week we made Chef Meg's Blue Grass Jambalaya from the Spark Co... Read more
Sparkpeople Cookbook
Thursday, January 12, 2012      2 comments

After writing my last blog entry, I realized that I have really been the only one to cook healthy in my household. My husband loves to cook, he just doesn't know how or doesn't have recipes to follow. Growing up, my mom, for the most part, cooke... Read more
I'm back for the long haul
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      4 comments

After being on this website off and on for almost 3 years, I have come to the realization that for me, tracking calories and fitness minutes is the only way to hold myself accountable. I thought I could take a step back and just be myself and ma... Read more
Getting back into the groove
Monday, March 14, 2011      1 comments

Last summer, work turned off access to Spark People. So I stopped blogging, checking in with my team and stopped logging calories. I didn't stop exercising, but I did start smoking again! Then came October and a kitchen remodel. No kitchen was r... Read more
Since last blog...
Wednesday, June 23, 2010      1 comments

It’s been a while since I have blogged and A LOT has happened. Let's see: I ran my first half marathon in 2:29:56! This included 2 breaks, so not too shabby! The weather was PERFECT - cool in the morning (we started at 7 am) and by the time... Read more
Last week
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      2 comments

Last week I fell off the bandwagon. To recap: Monday - anniversary dinner. I was not going to watch calories and we really enjoyed ourselves. Did not exercise. Tuesday - Ate at the high side of the ranges. Body was craving pasta. Compl... Read more
Chicago CARA Lakefront 10 Miler!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      2 comments

I woke up bright and early Saturday morning at 5 am (yes, all by myself cause I was excited) to get ready for the 10 miler. I had a whole wheat blueberry muffin for breakfast, read a little bit to calm me down and got ready. I was carpooling wit... Read more

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