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I'm DONE!!!! ....What an awesome Day!

Friday, July 16, 2010      6 comments

I don't even know where to start. I've been MIA for exactly 20 days now....One day, I just stopped tracking my food. What happened? I don't know. Maybe it was a busy schedule (lame excuse), maybe I just plain got lazy (worse)....but maybe I wa... Read more

My first 10K

Monday, July 05, 2010      4 comments

July 4th marks the day I ran my first 10K. I had signed up for the race when I was still "in my workout groove", so to speak. About 2 weeks before the race, my schedule got out of order. Due to changes at work, I had to re-shift my schedule a... Read more

Like it or not - time to reshuffle

Monday, June 21, 2010      4 comments

First things first, I've been a little MIA lately. Had some "reorganization" going on at work and, honestly, VERY glad I still have a job. However, not only are my hubby and I working for the same company...now we are working in the same depar... Read more

"There is no such thing as bad weather...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010      2 comments

...it's the clothing that's bad. " This is what I learned from my mom today. She is visiting for two weeks and while I haven't been able to take time off work to spend with her, I decided to work from home today so that at least I could... Read more

lots of driving, graduation, eating out and salsa

Sunday, May 16, 2010      5 comments

My day started at 5AM today. My sister graduated from college, so my husband, son, and my mother (who is visiting from Germany) had to make a 3 hour ride to Maine. I anticipated an even longer day since I thought my mother-in-law would be comi... Read more

Two weeks with my mom

Thursday, May 06, 2010      2 comments

I'm really excited about my mom coming tomorrow. She lives in Germany, and I haven't seen her since last September. I only get to see her once or, if I'm lucky, twice a year. She'll be staying here for 2 weeks, but I won't be able to take tim... Read more

Vacation Does NOT Equal Weight Gain

Monday, April 19, 2010      3 comments

In my last blog, I proudly shared the achievement of my goal, losing 30lbs by my 30th birthday. I, somehow, was able to do that in 3 1/2 months and reached it just a day before my birthday. Then, on my birthday, I flew down to Florida for a we... Read more

WOW, I REALLY DID IT! I MET MY GOAL!

Monday, April 12, 2010      11 comments

When I joined SparkPeople a couple of days before NEW YEAR, I set a goal for myself. I wanted to lose 30lbs by my 30th birthday - with a timeframe of 3 1/2 months. I thought it was unrealistic and crazy, but went for it. Heck, what was there ... Read more

Early Bday Shenanigans (with pictures)

Thursday, April 08, 2010      5 comments

My birthday is not until Monday, but I was surprised a couple of times at work today. I woke up with a rather sore and tired body and had a feeling that it was telling me that it needed some rest. I left my gym bag at home today thinking that ... Read more

This April Will Rock!

Thursday, April 01, 2010      3 comments

April is my favorite month of the year. It's officially spring! Though luckily this year hasn't been too terrible in terms of total snow fall (unlike other parts of the country like NY or PA), yet I'm sooo looking forward to warmer and longer d... Read more

2 Reasons I almost cried in the grocery store

Monday, March 22, 2010      5 comments

Before heading to a friend's house for this year's first BBQ, I decided to get next week's grocery shopping done. It was quite an experience this time that caused me to tear up - TWICE! 1) The first reason is a happy one. My now 2 yr old ... Read more

Withdrew from a race due to huge fundraising commitment

Friday, March 19, 2010      0 comments

Deleted original blog. Decided to withdraw from the race as I didn't feel confident raising $1,000 in 6 weeks and having to foot the bill myself.....Will sign up for a race that won't requite huge fundraising commitments. Would have been a cool... Read more

Unhealthy Restaurant Dishes

Friday, March 12, 2010      6 comments

I like reading articles that point how bad some of the dishes that popular restaurants offer really are (in complete horror, of course). I also use these articles to get my mind back on track, especially if there are like a hundred cookies at ... Read more

Do my thighs have a chance?

Thursday, March 04, 2010      6 comments

For as long as I can remember, when it came to extra weight, it ALWAYS seemed to accumulate in my thighs first. Not that other parts of my body have been perfect, but my thighs seem to be able to magnetically attract fat. Leading researche... Read more

I ran my first 5K!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010      7 comments

On Sunday, I ran my first 5K and I kicked butt! I never ever thought that I would run a race, at least not voluntarily. When I started exercising, I started running on the treadmill for cardio. I felt that is was a great way to burn calor... Read more


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