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Day 5 of the Healthy Habits Reset - Declaring My Intentions

Sunday, April 26, 2015      1 comments

Dear Spark Friends, I don't say the following words often enough -- I'm incredibly grateful for SparkPeople - and for you. Although I haven't lost any weight, I truly believe that I haven't GAINED additional weight because of all of you - ... Read more

Movement on the scale

Monday, March 16, 2015      2 comments

I've been working REALLY hard at this last round of weight loss since December. It's sad but true. And even with all my hard work, my weight was continuing to increase. It was incredible! I wondered - how in the world can that happen?! I run... Read more

It's been a long time

Thursday, February 19, 2015      4 comments

Dear Spark Friends, I can't believe my last blog entry was a year and a half ago! Well, my update is brief: I lost 15 lbs and kept it off for 1.5 years. That's a success. Then I changed my diet and the 15 pounds came right back on. The... Read more

Running with my old running buddies

Monday, June 03, 2013      10 comments

Yesterday, I ran with my old running buddies. I haven't run with them in over twelve years. Truthfully, I'm not ready to run with them. I'm much slower than they are and can't even go a fraction of the distance that they do. I showed up at th... Read more

A long overdue blog entry

Monday, May 27, 2013      4 comments

Good golly, so much to say...where to begin? I'll start at the most recent - I ran in a 5K race on Saturday! It was a really big deal and I did great and had a lot of fun! My two oldest children entered in the kids fun run and my eldest w... Read more

Progress and Re-framing

Saturday, April 06, 2013      5 comments

Admittedly, I'm supposed to be working on our taxes right now. This blog entry is providing a much needed procrastination/distraction from them. (grin) I had a great run this morning. On Saturday mornings, I get a full hour to run whilst... Read more

Changing Behavior

Thursday, April 04, 2013      3 comments

First, thank you to my SparkFriends who have checked in on me. I appreciate your thoughts and actions more than you realize. I've had this incredible bout of fatigue. It's bone-sucking, brain-numbing and completely debilitating. I know... Read more

I did it!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013      8 comments

It's true: after more than a week away, I FINALLY got back to the gym. I ran 3 miles on the treadmill (5 MPH pace) and worked up a nice sweat. And I felt absolutely great when I was done. On my walk back to my office from the gym, I wa... Read more

I'm still here

Sunday, March 24, 2013      6 comments

We read about it all the time here on SparkPeople - that we're able to fit fitness into our days. Ten minutes here, ten minutes there - it all adds up. And they are words said and written by people who either don't have children and full time ... Read more

What a difference a week makes!

Sunday, March 17, 2013      4 comments

Wow, what a difference a week makes! Last week I was very demoralized because I couldn't control my eating. This week, I added fish to my lunch and dinner and am trying to drink a lot more water. One or two days, I even got close to that 8 cu... Read more


Sunday, March 10, 2013      9 comments

I'm demoralized. I know I'm exercising well. I also know that I eat well 2/3 of the day. This week, though, I've come home at night and I've eaten over 1,000 calories each night. And I just can't seem to stop myself. Sometimes, I'm not even... Read more

My First 5K (in a VERY long time)

Sunday, March 03, 2013      2 comments

A few days ago, I got an email. The email was sent to a running group - one that I used to run with prior to marriage and children. I still subscribe to their news - even though I haven't run with them in over 10 years. Anyway, this email ann... Read more

End of the Spark Streak

Friday, March 01, 2013      3 comments

Well, that didn't last long. I did great yesterday until I started my work out. Seriously, I planned my food for the day. I brought my breakfast, snack, and lunch to work with me. I made dinner for the children and didn't eat any of it. R... Read more

Spark Streaks

Thursday, February 28, 2013      2 comments

In my last blog entry, I talked about how thrilled I was to be finally losing weight. And illness hit and then family travel. Then catching up from being sick and traveling left me with no time to exercise or plan my menus. So....two pounds cre... Read more

Even more to say

Tuesday, February 12, 2013      4 comments

Gosh, it's been way to long since I've posted. I just don't have the time. But I have so much to say! Thankfully, the scale started moving. Finally! I'm so thrilled! I've been working so hard, watching my nutrition and doing my work-outs wit... Read more

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