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DESERTJULZ
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I will not let myself give in to laziness!
Friday, June 29, 2012      6 comments

This morning, almost 40 minute walk: 1.81 miles. It was AWESOME! I was beat when I got home. Of course, it was about 90 degrees out, so that could have something to do with being beat! At any rate, the long walk and need to stretch & coo... Read more
Goal Setting Revisited
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      6 comments

When I joined SparkPeople, I set my fast-break goals. Water, veggies/fruits, journaling. The water & veggies/fruits have been easy goals to achieve, for me. The writing in a journal or blog, not so much. I haven't hit the minimums. Now, ... Read more
"Tinned Food is a Deadly Weapon"
Friday, June 22, 2012      1 comments

I was looking at food quotes today, and found this quote from George Orwell: "We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine gun." WOW! I've always been a proponent of fresh, wholesome foods. Mom ... Read more
Reward for hard work
Monday, June 18, 2012      3 comments

What do you give yourself as a reward when you've worked hard, stayed on track, and followed your plan? My favorite reward and a really nice way to take care of myself is to have a massage. It's especially rewarding when I've really exerte... Read more
What resonates with you?
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      3 comments

I'm re-reading one of my favorite sci-fi/fantasy series - The Ephemera Series by Anne Bishop: Sebastian, Belladonna, and Bridge of Dreams. I love the premise behind these books, which is that you can only reach that which truly resonates... Read more
It's not all about the scale
Sunday, June 10, 2012      4 comments

First four weeks equaled 9.2 pounds lost. Today is the end of week 5, so I weighed in this morning. Oh how disappointed I was! only 0.2 pounds in a whole week, when I averaged over 2 pounds a week prior? Well, let's check the other measu... Read more
Surviving Phoenix Summers - Then & Now
Friday, June 08, 2012      2 comments

When I was a child, summers in the Arizona desert heat were nearly impossible for me. I had several instances of heat exhaustion - fainting from the heat. Looking back on these experiences today, I am convinced it was a very simple and resolva... Read more
Wishing I was more like my greyhounds�
Wednesday, June 06, 2012      5 comments

Since 1999, I have had at least one retired racing greyhound in my home. It all started when I met those beautiful, svelte, athletic, yet incredibly lazy, dogs out at the ... Read more
Four weeks = 9.2 Pounds Lost!
Sunday, June 03, 2012      6 comments

Four weeks ago today, I officially weighed in as step one in a four-week weight loss challenge my friend, Lisa, created. Lisa is a personal trainer and a very liberal-minded lady who is raising money for The Right To Marry - a group promoting e... Read more
What's Your Why?
Thursday, May 31, 2012      4 comments

Hello Everyone, thank you for reading my first blog entry. For me, the most important thing to define is my WHY. Why do I want to start exercising when it was never a priority? Why do I want to take the time to count calories? Why am I ... Read more

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