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Hello, my name is...

Saturday, November 07, 2015      4 comments

Hello, my name is Jeannie and I'm a sugar junkie. So I've been on a sugar binge for over a week now... I'm feeling low energy. I'm feeling blue. It started on Halloween. I've eaten a ton of candy. It's going to stop today! I swear the firs... Read more


Friday, October 30, 2015      1 comments

I am going to socialize this weekend a lot, but that means temptation. I want to endulge in moderation. I don't want to find myself in a sugar haze passed on the couch with wrappers all around me like the sugar junkie I can be. Tonight I'm g... Read more

long lost teddy bear

Wednesday, October 28, 2015      13 comments

I'm about to write about something very personal, and I'm probably going to delete this, maybe even right after I post it. My son just came in the living room with my childhood teddy bear and said, "mom isn't this yours". I slept with that bea... Read more

This weeks thoughts

Saturday, October 24, 2015      4 comments

The last week wasn't my best week ever. I had the flu. One of my kids was cited months ago for alcohol possession and we had a court date for that. Dates were canceled. There were issues at work. My mood was just bleak and I felt scatterbra... Read more


Saturday, October 17, 2015      6 comments

My friend gave me this book called "The Five Minute Journal". You start out in the morning writing what you're grateful for. The next spot is "what would make today great". Last is a daily affirmation. At night you reflect on 3 amazing thing... Read more

Crawling to the finish line

Monday, October 12, 2015      2 comments

Sunday I ran a half marathon... Well, it was more a crawl, than a run. I completed a Half marathon on Sunday. It was like 97 degrees. A vast amount of it was on the beach, facing the sun, with no shade, no breeze... No fun! It was brutal. Sw... Read more

Celebrating Gains...

Sunday, September 27, 2015      3 comments

My weight loss journey is really more of a pursuit of health and happiness journey. Sometimes I focus on the numbers... That number on the tag of my pants, the one on that little box I keep stepping on, but it's not so much about the number. I... Read more

The Plan

Sunday, September 27, 2015      2 comments

Today I did an easy 10.8 mile hike to help get ready for my up coming half marathon. I met 5 girls, early morning, and we all had our therapy time. One of them said sarcastically, "my husband tells me other women go shopping together". One fr... Read more

Peer Pessured Lunch Walks

Monday, September 21, 2015      4 comments

So as I sit here eating my cauliflower for dinner, I'm feeling very excited about some news I got today... Drum roll please.. My coworkers want to start walking during part of our lunch break. I know it doesn't sound like a big deal, but it is.... Read more

Short Term Goals are Easy Breasy

Wednesday, September 16, 2015      0 comments

I have a date that I'm exited for in two weeks. Let's see how much I can tone up in two weeks. Let's see how clean I can eat for the next weeks. No crap for two weeks, that's easy right? No drinking for two weeks. Working out regularly for ... Read more


Sunday, September 13, 2015      3 comments

I went to Italy the last few weeks of August. I walked everywhere. We walked 13-22 miles a day. I saw Rome, Florence, and Venice with a day trip to Pis... Read more

Tomorrow is a brand new day

Friday, May 15, 2015      4 comments

This morning there was some kind of texting misunderstanding between my dude and I. It started out all kissy face emoji and snugly warm, but then it turned south after I joked about something and he didn't get it that I was teasing. I think he... Read more

Be the little engine

Wednesday, May 13, 2015      4 comments

I have new running shoes. My 14 year old gave them to me for Mother's Day. She bought them with money that she earned doing henna tattoos at the school carnival. My daughter just turned 14 and arranged everything on her own for this booth. S... Read more

Food for the soul

Wednesday, May 13, 2015      6 comments

Today was beach walk and watch the sunset Tuesday. I came home and my daughter was complaining of not feeling well. I was prepared to brush it off and stay in, but evidently t... Read more

Just Go

Monday, May 04, 2015      2 comments

Yesterday I woke up at 4 and grumbled to myself that I didn't want to run the half marathon I had signed up for. I was tired and a bit achy. I contemplated ditching my friends... Read more

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