This Is Where I Quit
Yep, you heard it right. This is where I ALWAYS quit. At least for the last 10 years. I get down under 220, my "fat clothes" start fitting again- albeit wearing them would cut off all circulation to my lower body so I wouldn't actually be caught... Read more
The Fast Food Experiment
Seven years ago today, my mom passed away. So on every June 6th, my dad and I take an hour long drive to the Wood Lake area here in MN to put memorials on her grave and my grandpa's.
Every time we go there, it is a custom of sorts to go to... Read more
June Goals--A Little Long
So first an update on the weekend. Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer sitting by the lake...even though it was so frickin cold one night I had to dress like it was winter-and then 90 two days later. I wish MN would make up it's... Read more
I Had An EKG today!!!!
If you ever want to freak out an entire doctor's office, walk into Urgent Care and tell them you have ... Read more
So as many of my SP friends know, due to OA in my right knee and months of physical therapy, I have mostly been able to just do walking for my workouts. Well, last night, I noticed a little pain in the front of my left knee just below the knee ... Read more
An Emotional Day.
I'm kind of sad today. As I said in my status, one of my favorite baseball players of all time, the great Harmon Killebrew, passed away from cancer. I love baseball, and I love my Twins, even when the season is not looking too bright (for the re... Read more
Fitness Wall, Vonn Inspiration and Update
First things first: 129 days to go until my brothers wedding.
Can you say crunch time?!
This weekend, ... Read more
My Brother's Wedding-Need Help!
I found out from my brother that he and his fiance have set a wedding date for the middle of September of this year. Of course I am super happy for them, I consider both her and her daughter to be family already.
But as I hung up the phone,... Read more
50 Questions and Other Ramblings
Last night I got on the treadmill and then have been eating healthy since. It's good to be back on the wagon again!
First off, my behind is dragging today.
Couldn't sleep last night and ended up watching the coverage of the royal marriage... Read more
My WTF!? Week.
This has been one of those weeks when you look at it and think WTF HAVE YOU BEEN DOING!!! (Yes, with capital letters). I've been doing pretty awesome until now, last week finishing my 5k walk, losing quite a bit and really starting to feel good ... Read more
My First 5k
I walked my first 5k today, using the SP Virtual Race. At 86 minutes, it seemed to me to be the longest 5k in the history of those things, but I am proud to say that my bad knee and me got through it with NO pain or swelling.
I signed up u... Read more
Struggle for 1200
I've struggled to hit my minimum calorie range the last two weeks, barely hitting 1200 each day. It's not intentional, and I know I need the calories, but I just haven't been hungry. It's my TOM, and I didn't crave my usual salty/sweet crap befo... Read more
It's Time To Stand Up Against Bullying
So since Saturday, the small community I grew up in has been rocked by two suicides and 1 attempted suicide. The first was an alumni of my school, graduating just one year ahead of me. The second was a 15 year girl in high school that by the loo... Read more
HCG Diet? Are you for real?
I just have to get something off of my chest. I was catching up on reading blogs on this site, and for the first time, I heard of the HCG diet craze that is going on right now and how people live on 500 calories and take some kind of hormone sho... Read more
Shoveling my way out of a record MN winter
* Note to self: Since you decided not to bail on this state and move to the desert just because you hate driving in cruddy winter weather, you need to buy a pair of boots, a new jacket, snowpants, and other winter gear.
Ok, so back in Dece... Read more