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Retraining my body and brain

Wednesday, March 04, 2015      2 comments

For the last few years I have happily called myself a runner. I am not fast, but I was at least running. Last year I ran less than the previous year and this year I've hardly taken a running stride at all. Yet suddenly, I feel the bug bitin... Read more

Remembering what I already know

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      1 comments

I'm off work today and had a plan--get up, hit the gym (weights and running), get stuff for dinner from store and head home to clean and cook. Weather in my area is bad today--the dreaded "wintry mix"--so a good day to stay home. But, I wok... Read more

So What Does "Fit" Look Like?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014      5 comments

Today someone said something pretty insensitive. To my husband. Some quick fact about my husband: He's around 5'11" He's 43 like me Around 240, but working on losing weight He was an ameateur hockey goaltender for around 10 years (... Read more

Change of Seasons

Friday, October 31, 2014      3 comments

I live in Michigan. For me, one of the signs of the changing season is swapping out my wardrobe. I don't have enough closet and dresser space for everything to be out all the time--and no one here needs a wool sweater in July or a tank-top in Ja... Read more

Just the facts

Sunday, October 26, 2014      7 comments

I have not been exercising as often as I should. That's a fact. I have been eating more than I should and not tracking my food. Another fact. My weight is the highest it has been in a year, maybe two. A fact. A very hard fact to accept. ... Read more

So long summer; Happy New Year

Sunday, August 31, 2014      2 comments

Most of my life has been driven by an academic calendar. My dad was a teacher, I was in school K-12 then 4 years of college, my husband has always worked for a University and I now do too. This has always--for me--been the reset and renew time o... Read more

What's up with me

Thursday, April 03, 2014      4 comments

So last Friday I had my gallbladder removed to treat biliary dyskinesia. Basically that means my gallbladder wasn't doing it's job and instead just spasmed trying to empty, causing me a lot of pain and nausea. I did not have gallstones, which ... Read more

I need this

Sunday, March 02, 2014      8 comments

That's not easy to admit--I really need SparkPeople in my life. I need the accountability. I need the virtual hugs. I need the advice. I need it all. I also need to find a way to make this a part of my life and remember to work the plan ... Read more

It's been awhile . . .

Monday, February 03, 2014      3 comments

If real life were really like this thing we all call a "journey" in this forum I would currently be wandering somewhere in the middle of Asia having gotten so very very far off track. Lots has happened since I last was fully participating w... Read more

After the storm

Saturday, September 07, 2013      3 comments

The last two-three weeks have been completely insane. Students are back at the U, days are incredibly long for both me and my husband. Stress is at the maximum level--pretty much I have been working, eating (badly) and sleeping. Gym has been ... Read more

#Backontrack August Challenge

Wednesday, July 31, 2013      1 comments

Stumbled across the Daily Spark blog the other day and it really hit home for me. www.sparkpeople.com/blog
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_for_august I struggle every year in August. Wo... Read more

Reflections so far this month

Friday, July 19, 2013      4 comments

Three days remain until I am no longer solo at home. I can hardly wait for this weekend to pass! I had really big plans for this time alone. Some things went well, others were a learning experience. Read more

Gallup Gallop Race Review

Sunday, July 14, 2013      4 comments

Ran the Gallup Gallop this morning, a nice flat 5K in Ann Arbor. Gallup park runs on either side of the Huron River; the race was 2 laps of the trail that runs through the park. Weather: Read more

A plan for the next 3 weeks

Sunday, June 30, 2013      4 comments

Hard to believe it will be July tomorrow. This year has flown by me with little progress on a lot of my weight loss goals. In eight days my husband will be off for a 2 week trip with our church youth group and I'll be flying solo at home. ... Read more

Hello square one. How've you been?

Monday, May 20, 2013      2 comments

For the last 2 months at least, I have just been going through the motions. I'll log food . . . sometimes. And by sometimes I mean breakfast. I have fond thoughts of going to the gym, but really make it about 1/2 the time at the most. I wou... Read more


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