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My Goals for 2017
Sunday, January 01, 2017      2 comments

This is the first year I can remember that I didn't make a resolution at the start of the new year. Instead, I made goals for myself. My goals for 2017 are: Goal 1: By May 1, 2017, I will be able to run a full two miles. Goal 2: Ju... Read more
I ACCOMPLISHED MY GOAL!!! And, now I have set a new one.
Thursday, November 24, 2016      6 comments

I did it! I finished my 5k!!! I wasn't able to run (jog) the whole thing, but I finished! That was my goal. My new goal is to be able to run the entire way. ... Read more
Three Days and Counting!!!
Monday, November 21, 2016      5 comments

I am three days away from my first 5k. I feel ready. I feel strong. I have watched the numbers on the stopwatch decrease just like I have watched the numbers on the scale decrease. I knew my clothes were getting looser. I even gave away hal... Read more
One Week and Counting
Friday, November 18, 2016      3 comments

In September, I let my daughter talk me into entering a 5k race on Thanksgiving Day. When I registered, I was sure I wouldn't be able to run the whole thing, but I would just be happy not finishing last. It is one week until the race, and my a... Read more
Oh No!! What have I done!!
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      4 comments

Well folks, I did it. I registered for a 5k race on Thanksgiving day. My daughter has been pushing for me to do it, and I haven't had the confidence. The other night I was feeling especially good after a really good walk/run, and I registered... Read more
My New Normal
Sunday, June 26, 2016      6 comments

April 19, 2016 was an eye opening day for me. I have struggled with my weight and depression for most of my life. For me, as with many others, it turned into a vicious cycle. I would eat to make myself feel better, which made me gain weight. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Can I Survive the Holidays? Yes. Will I?
Thursday, November 13, 2014      30 comments

It is hard for me to admit that the holidays are just around the corner. I have been in denial for several weeks, but every time I step into a store, I am reminded. My usual holiday plans don't really exist. I tend to wing-it. This year, I a... Read more
My Journey's New Place
Thursday, October 23, 2014      2 comments

I stepped on the scale this morning and discovered I have lost 2 pounds. I came back to SparkPeople about 3 weeks ago, and I am pleased with my progress. Am I doing everything right? No. Am I exercising every day? No. Perfection is not with... Read more
I Promise!
Wednesday, October 08, 2014      0 comments

Stres, stress, stress. That is what I feel like my life has become. I worked hard for many years to reach my career goals, and I have succeeded. Why can't I put that same determination into making myself healthy? I began last week by j... Read more
My Upward Spiral!
Monday, February 18, 2013      6 comments

I have been reading The Spark for the past few days. While I was reading the section about upward and downward spirals, I thought to myself, "I wish I would experience a spiral." Well, the time has come. I have been focusing on exercise... Read more