Breakfast Inspiration at SparkPeople
90% of the time, I log in to SparkPeople using my laptop, rather than the app on my phone. Usually I ignore the videos playing in the sidebar, but yesterday a recipe video from Eggland's Best caught my eye. I'm glad I watched it because I can'... Read more
Finding What Works... Rolling Along
On January 1st of this year, I had the humbling realization that I weighed only 3 pounds less than when I checked into the hospital to have my first baby 21 years ago. I hadn’t been able to fit into most of my dress pants for well over a year, ... Read more
Making the Grade
With school ending for many people at this time of year, you might think that's what this blog is about. But it's not. It's a continuation of my Heavy Breathing post. HILLS!
Yesterday, I ran my hilly route again - this time I did 5 out-n... Read more
The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of... Heavy Breathing
Did that title get your attention?
I live in rural Virginia. Hills are everywhere! About a week ago, I did 6.8 miles with 8 substantial climbs. The whole run was four out-n-backs. A long down followed by a not-as-long climb... then turn... Read more
With an Oink Oink Here and an Oink Oink There
I went to walk at the track with my daughter after dinner yesterday evening. As we approached the elementary school, I remarked, "Oh great, there's a dog on the loose." As soon as I said the word "dog," I realized it was NOT a dog. It was a l... Read more
Mindless Eating - at a Whole New Level
We've talked about mindless eating and how we should be careful not to do it. Yesterday morning I blogged about resolving to make good choices, and so I did. All day. However, I did mindlessly eat once. Keep reading.
I was at work, fini... Read more
The Power of One Decision
Yesterday I was looking through the SparkPeople Community Feed and there was a post from a 20-something woman who has lost 201 pounds in 15 months. I looked at her SparkPage where she suggests checking out her YouTube channel which details her ... Read more
Never Give Up! A Race Report.
I've been a runner for 15 years, but in recent years I've run less and less. Even though in my head I know I'll always enjoy running just for the sake of running, it's become easier and easier to make excuses and not get out there. I realized ... Read more
Still a Good Mother?
If you've been reading my blogs since I returned in January, you might know I use RunKeeper to track my exercise. I used it on Easter Sunday to track the hike my daughter and I did. I turned it off once we started up the rock field because it ... Read more
Explore Your Limits
On Easter afternoon, I offered to take my daughter hiking to a popular spot just off the Blue Ridge Parkway called The Devil's Marbleyard.
It's a little over a mile hike up to the Marbleyard. If you're in reasonably good shape, the hike is... Read more
Bloom Where You're Planted
HollyM48 recently visited ClaireinParis. They had an absolutely wonderful time doing "mundane" day-to-day things. Having been to Europe a few times, my first thought was, "Well, of course! You're in France!"
But then she posted a picture... Read more
The Long Haul
April 12th was a milestone day for our family. Our second son officially became an Eagle Scout. He's a senior in high school and has been in scouting since the first grade. That's twelve years, moving through the ranks all the way from Tiger ... Read more
Praise the Lord, My Soul!!
Today I have to go back to the sports doctor (and my GP) for my hand. Something is still not right. I sure hope the stress fracture is okay and it's just muscles & tendons that are the problem, because if that's the case, I can still use my ha... Read more
An Extra Fun Run!!!!
I struggled a bit with motivation getting out to run today (Saturday, when I wrote this), but about 4 PM, I finally got in the car and drove over to the elementary school to walk and run around the track. As I was walking my warmup, something i... Read more
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Go for It!
I did some further reflection after writing my blog post "You Were SHY?"
We often hear the phrase, "Go for it!"
My mother, who many of you know as Brooklyn_Born, has never been too shy to "go for it" - whatever it was. I am fortunate ... Read more