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Duathalon...Should I go for it?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011      6 comments

I did my first Duathalon this morning. Well, kind of. I really want to sign up for the event this Sunday in Crystal Lake : Run and Role for the Dole www.imathlete.com/events
/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=9730 , but I've hesi... Read more

It was a dark and stormy...

Monday, August 22, 2011      3 comments

...Saturday morning :P Which, by the way, I was caught out in! It didn't start out that way. The radar showed rain was coming our way by noon, and so we made the decision to ride early. Turns out radars can be wrong! What a storm that was.... Read more

Gosh darn injury!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011      4 comments

I finally went to the doctor last week to see what's going on with my shin... 18 days of guessing was long enough. He took an x-ray which showed nothing. Said it was probably a shin splint but ordered an MRI anyways to rule out a stress fracture... Read more

Fat 2 Fit notes #121

Monday, July 18, 2011      1 comments

"When you lose muscle when dieting, it is because you are eating BELOW your BMR. ... When you weigh less, you have to eat less to maintain that new weight...For every pound of fat that you lose, you have to eat 5 less calories per day. For ever... Read more

Mud Run!!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011      6 comments

I cannot believe it's been a whole week already since Ken and I ran in the Merrill Down & DIrty Mud Run Chicago (actually, it was on a farm in Gilberts) This was a fairly large event with over 1500 participants. We were originally signed up fo... Read more

Fat 2 Fit BMR calculations and more notes

Monday, April 04, 2011      3 comments

After entering my numbers: "you have a body fat percentage of 24%, you have a lean body mass of 110 lbs., and your BMR is 1450 calories Based on your goal weight, the following chart was generated. The chart shows the number of calori... Read more

Spring Break 2011 ... or not :(

Monday, March 28, 2011      4 comments

Went to Indiana this past weekend to visit my daughter and attend her sorority's "Mom's Weekend". I had a really nice time with her, but the visit went much too quickly. My youngest daughter is in New York this week with her HS band for sp... Read more

Fat to Fit notes

Tuesday, March 15, 2011      2 comments

Posted the following as a comment on someone elses blog and decided I need it here for myself :) Live the lifestyle of the leaner person you wish to become. Pair that with "never eat below your BMR as this is the number of calories required... Read more

Sad news

Sunday, February 13, 2011      10 comments

A dear friend of mine lost a dear friend of hers. A dear friend of her daughter lost her mom. I've been following this woman's illness for several months and I am so saddened by her death. My heart is breaking for her family. She was much too ... Read more

We can't all be Weight Loss SuperHeroes

Saturday, January 29, 2011      11 comments

At times I find myself discouraged and frustrated at all the attention given to the super huge weight loss stories, while I absolutely know for certain that there are literally THOUSANDS of success stories on a much smaller level that don't get ... Read more

Udder Century

Saturday, June 12, 2010      7 comments

It's been almost a week since the ride, and what a ride it was! I had been strength training quite intensely for the three weeks leading up to the ride (not the best time, as this training was exhausting and didn't leave me much energy to train... Read more

College visit

Wednesday, March 31, 2010      9 comments

What a rough weekend! Driving to Indiana U took about 5 hours and my back and bum were absolutely killing me by the time we arrived! It was chilly, drizzling, and just downright dreary and my daughters spirits were low. My husband had told me ... Read more

Motivator? Me?

Thursday, March 25, 2010      10 comments

Interesting concept! I suppose I can accept that title. Motivating others... the "pay it forward" part of the spark program. I'm game! Truly the beauty of the site is a members ability to pick and choose among the features available and prett... Read more

Where has Peggy been?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010      5 comments

I logged onto spark today not fully realizing how long I'd been absent from the site! Sure, I've posted a comment here and there...but for the most part I've been away. After a bit of lurking again this morning, I realize how much I've missed! ... Read more

I met Kathleen Daelemans!

Thursday, February 18, 2010      5 comments

Anyone who knows me knows I'm not into that whole "gushing over someone just because they're a celebrity" thing. People are people. Some are interesting, others not so much. Well, toss that out the window... I found out today that the right ce... Read more


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