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When a hippo hits a snake

Thursday, March 05, 2015      12 comments

I've gotten out to do some running. The first day was like "omg 20 minutes? and I'm dying?" the 2nd day was like "booyah, yeah I'm getting into this" but the third day... ah yes, ssssssee those threes? I have this trail behind my... Read more

Pause, Rewind, Delete

Monday, February 23, 2015      12 comments

If it were only that easy to fight the mutant ninja fat cells that way. So here it is in black and white. I have completely regained the 10 pounds that I've worked so so hard to lose. those ten pounds of plateauing. those... Read more

um rambles and stuff

Monday, February 09, 2015      8 comments

I've been trying Combat off and on. Notice the off and on. I'm still learning consistency. However, I did this time print out a full workout....stickers ready. I measured myself. I even (gasp) took pics. I'm still debating whether ... Read more


Thursday, January 29, 2015      9 comments

First I want to thank everyone for their amazing support. I really needed to vent and so it was nice to just "get it out there". thank you. I was going to do a DVD workout this morning. I am currently doing the Combat workout, which is a... Read more

My Mental Breakthrew (a serious blog)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      18 comments

Anyone watching the Biggest Loser or Dr Oz will know that with weight loss comes mental breakthroughs. What is holding us back? What makes us self sabbatoge or attempt to give up on a long speed bump? Many things can be hidden in oneself ... Read more

bah-humbug **grumpy emoticon**

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      9 comments

Well truly this year has started off with no bang, no confetti, and really just has been a struggle: the same as 2014. Which is, in my book, poopy. **envision a pile of poopy emoticon right here** I just got back from Denver from visiting... Read more

Resolutions 2015

Friday, January 09, 2015      10 comments

Can today be January 1st? I think I'm a little behind folks. Just updated my page and still trying to figure out where 2014 went. Today, as I sit engulfing my plain coffee I thought I'd spend a little time catching my brain up to today'... Read more

prepping for the New Year checklist:

Monday, December 22, 2014      6 comments

I am a weigh leader of our 5% Spark team and right now our assignment is to: "In 2015 give yourself the gift of a slimmer healthier body. Make this Challenge the Best Ever! Check List Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water b... Read more

Running against the wind.

Saturday, December 13, 2014      10 comments

yup it's in as much as I was kind of mentally beating my self up regarding NOT being able to run a full 20 minutes, well...the story goes like this: Yesterday... Read more

Finding our time rambles.

Monday, December 08, 2014      7 comments

It finally rained in California. by rain, I mean a LOT. My husband and I were looking at the poor excuse I call a garden this year and I sighed "I need to make it pretty, but alas I just need to find the time" My husband, in his sweet ... Read more

I hate my bestie right now

Thursday, December 04, 2014      12 comments

well, I haven't been running every day as I'd like to do, BUT I have been running 3x a week as the Couch to 5K program shows AND I'm on week 5 day 2 which is a full 8 minute three terrifies me...a full 20 minute run!! gasp!!! I'm tr... Read more

Oh boy, that was brutal

Saturday, November 22, 2014      16 comments

I knew it was coming. I had told y'all I was bingin' waaaaaaaay too much and it caught up. BIG TIME!! yup...that beautiful 169 goal was self sabotaged ... Read more

Monday, take two

Monday, November 17, 2014      8 comments

So I deleted the last blog. Not because it was anything bad or whatnot. It actually, (I thought) was pretty good and heartfelt. It needed to be said. However, I kind of freaked out about anyone outside spark ever catching it so it went a... Read more

Silver Award rambles

Thursday, November 13, 2014      9 comments

I finally got one of those babies on my Spark Tracker. I see a lot of negativity towards the Spark Tracker, but I figure it is what it is for the price so I quite enjoy mine. It's great until I can advance to a new giggity gadget. I so love n... Read more

Tis what I get for sneeking a peek

Thursday, November 06, 2014      13 comments

It's a good thing I don't let the scale ruin a day. I figured with the consistent running I've done this week it'd be pretty. Not. I looked at the number (yes, above 169) and said "liar" and got off. and you know what? I'm going... Read more

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