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Times like this I realize......
Thursday, August 11, 2011      1 comments

just how much progress I've made. I still struggle sometimes with really knowing how I look. I often feel as if I've made no progress, that I'm just as heavy as I used to be, that those 67 pounds have crept back on and I'm fooling myself to t... Read more
Glorious morning
Sunday, July 17, 2011      1 comments

My husband and I had a beautiful ride this morning. We decided to stay fairly close to town instead of heading down the Katy Trail, so we stayed on paved county roads and got out into the country. We encountered quite a bit of wildlife, includ... Read more
hit the trail this morning....
Sunday, June 19, 2011      0 comments

Set out at 7 am on the Katy Trail. The trail was soft after a hard rain, wind, hail storm last night. Lots of leaf litter, small twigs and limbs, but the morning was beautifully cool and humid. Rode 38.86 round trip from our drive to Windso... Read more
my new love affair - cycling!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      2 comments

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE riding my new bike and I'm surprised. I truly didn't expect it to be this much fun. I love that I can do further, faster, and much cooler (temp wise) than I can while running. I also love that it's pain free - ok, ok, it's ... Read more
agony of defeat
Friday, May 27, 2011      1 comments

My body was trying to tell me something - that I will never run a 1/2 marathon - maybe not run ever again. I didn't get good news from the dr. this week. Found out that I already have bone on bone in my right hip. It will eventually need ... Read more
Is my body trying to tell me something???
Monday, May 23, 2011      0 comments

When I first joined SP I had the idea to work towards running a 5k. I started running Dec. 6 and since then have completed 4 5ks. Even though I've struggled with some injuries, my hip the end of Dec., then my knee doing kickboxing, and now aga... Read more
My Amazing Weekend
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      0 comments

We had the most amazing weekend. Our oldest daughter married a wonderful young man. Looking back it seems a bit like a fairytale. The wedding was 4 hours from home and we were lucky enough to be able to go up on Thursday and spend several day... Read more
I'm disappointed in myself.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      1 comments

I don't think I've been handling stage 4 of the SP plan well at all. I had my 3rd 5K last Saturday. Finished dead last, again. Actually, I don't know that for sure as there were many walkers behind me, but I just didn't have the heart t... Read more
going backwards-any advice?
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      3 comments

I've been thinking about taking a few steps backwards to see if I can regain some of my momentum. I would appreciate any advice or suggestions. Let me explain what's been happening. I joined SP in July, 10 and dropped weight very quickly.... Read more
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      4 comments

Ok- I’ve blogged about this before and made some progress but I find I’m still struggling. I’ve hit my first goal, am 20 lbs from my second goal and I’m struggling with getting used to/accepting this new body. Today I am wearing a blouse... Read more
Doctors (at least the one I see) blech!
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      4 comments

I had to go to the Dr. this week because I'm so dizzy I can't run. About once a winter I have to get a steroid shot for the fluid in my ears and I wanted him look at my hip that I injured running right after Christmas. I've seen this Dr. for w... Read more
Who is this creature in my body???
Monday, January 17, 2011      5 comments

I think my body has been taken over by an alien creature. I did not expect to ever say that I believe in aliens, but I don't have any other rational explanation for it. I have a feeling other Sparkers may feel the same. Let me explain.... ... Read more
Just ran 5.2 miles on the Katy Trail
Monday, December 27, 2010      1 comments

In July 2010 my husband and I walked the 5.2 miles in 1hr 45 min. It was all I could do to finish it. Today I ran it in 1 hr 15 min. Again, all I could do to finish it, but I remember when I couldn't run for 5 minutes. AWESOME! ... Read more
I have run
Thursday, December 16, 2010      1 comments

Whether or not I ever run a race, I successfully ran a 5k last night. In 10 days I have gone from a maximun of 1/2 mile to 3.2. I am overwhelmed.... Read more
Tuesday, November 23, 2010      1 comments

With Thanksgiving just a few days away I wanted to take a few minutes to get some thoughts down before I am swamped with busyness. My thankful list has grown considerably this year; despite the fact that this has been a year of extreme body... Read more

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