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Heading into another year!

Tuesday, February 04, 2014      0 comments

Ok, so officially 2014 is over a month old, but it still feels new! I've been thinking a lot lately about how much different this year is from last year. Instead of staring down the possibility of a triathlon, I've actually completed a spr... Read more

Embracing the oft-dreaded Plateau

Tuesday, December 10, 2013      3 comments

My body seems to lose weight in steps, not a smooth curve as frequently depicted on the Sparkpeople tracker. I hang out at a particular weight for weeks or months, and then suddenly 5-10 lb just sort of falls off. I then hang out at the "new" ... Read more

Hacking up a lung...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013      0 comments

All kinds of fun. Bronchitis of some sort made a round through our family - first C, then B, then me, then K. So I spent the first two weeks of September unable to do much more than the bare minimum of required walking. Two weeks without ... Read more

Getting back in the groove

Wednesday, August 28, 2013      0 comments

Sunday - 4+ miles running with Angela Monday - 2 mile run on my own Tuesday - 5.5 mile bike ride (easy ride, a couple of gentle hills, more just getting outside first thing) Monday: Did 2 complete loads of laundry (wash/dry, fold/put aw... Read more

Gettin' Funky

Sunday, August 25, 2013      4 comments

I have just been in a funk lately. Off and on, not continuous, but I'm getting sick of the mornings when I wake up and just feel like being a slug. Using exercise as an anti-depressant can be fabulous as long as I have a good routine in pl... Read more

Summer lovin'

Thursday, August 08, 2013      2 comments

This summer, I'm loving... - living in Seattle. We seriously have the best summers - sunny, warm (but not hot), bit of a breeze, and NO humidity. Sunrise before 6, so getting up for that morning workout is relatively easy, and people her... Read more

I burned.... soup

Tuesday, May 28, 2013      1 comments

Ah, the joys of having two small children... My kids picked up something from somewhere that resulted in fever, chesty cough, and a runny nose. I knew I had picked it up from them, but it didn't really hit me how much this would slow me do... Read more

Building a better relationship with food

Saturday, May 18, 2013      1 comments

I can remember obsessively counting every calorie, wanting to earn extra exercise calories (or points, when I was in WW), trying to decide if that brownie I had was a 2" square or a 1.75" square, and just in general driving myself nuts. Whe... Read more

I am a Triathlete!

Saturday, May 18, 2013      2 comments

On April 16, 2013, I completed an indoor triathlon at our local YMCA. I am officially a triathlete. :-) I'm registered for an outdoor triathlon (same distances, but swimming in a lake not a pool, biking on a trail not a stationary, an... Read more

Hello, November!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      0 comments

Well, this month is off to a good start! Sunny mornings always make me happier. I tried the "spinning" class at my Y for the first time in a very long time - yowch! It wasn't so much the hard work of pedaling the bike as those "contact po... Read more

Just frustrated

Wednesday, October 26, 2011      0 comments

I feel like I'm doing all the right things, but the scale won't budge. I even tried measuring my tummy and thigh to see if maybe it's a muscle vs. fat thing - I measured BIGGER!! Argh! I'm definitely stronger - weight lifting has help... Read more

Ah, life again

Thursday, October 20, 2011      1 comments

Tracked all my food last week and this week, only went over the upper limit once (today). Kinda stressed yesterday and today - MIL is in town visiting, I'm a SAHM, and it's throwing my whole routine off! I love MIL, she's a great lady and ... Read more

To the Y and back

Saturday, October 15, 2011      0 comments

I am so proud of myself today! Our Y is 1.9 miles away from our house. Before I got pregnant with K, I was walking to the Y, then working out, then walking home. Towards the late middle of the pregnancy, I just couldn't walk that far any more... Read more

Thank heavens for preschoolers

Wednesday, October 12, 2011      3 comments

I barely wanted to get out of bed this morning. Yesterday was my first weight-lifting day in almost a year, and I was SORE and TIRED. I peeled myself out from between the sheets, shuffled into dining room to be greeted by a very perky 3-year-o... Read more

Activity Goals - week of 10/10/11

Tuesday, October 11, 2011      0 comments

We live half a mile from a nearby park. Sunday: Walk around Winton Lake, walk to/from park Monday: Walk to/from park twice Tuesday: 20 min on treadmill, ActivTrax workout Wednesday: Walk to/from park twice Thursday: ... Read more


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