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Don't Waste Time

Thursday, January 03, 2013      2 comments

When I'm at home during vacation, I'm the Queen of Wasting Time. I sleep in until 10 or 11, watch movies on TV all day, fall asleep while reading a book . . . it starts to get old. Today I was up at 9:30 and I'm slowly making my way down... Read more

Everyday is a do-over

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      0 comments

I love the start of a new year. The slate is clean, the past is the past, the here is now, so on and so forth. Instead of looking back at all my mistakes and should have dones, I am looking at just one day at a time. I woke up this mornin... Read more

Fifth Time's a Charm

Thursday, September 13, 2012      0 comments

Just saw my last entry about Insanity. Can you believe that I finished Month 1 and HURT myself during RECOVERY WEEK?! On the fourth day of recovery my thigh was hurting so bad that it woke me up at night. It was like a charlie horse on my rig... Read more

Insanity Fitness Test Results

Tuesday, June 26, 2012      3 comments

I started Insanity on 5/28/12, but got sick in week 2 and missed 3 days, so I started ALL over. Now I am in week 3. I thought it would be a good idea to write down my progress with the Fitness Test. Switch Kicks: from 43 to 50 to 57 Power... Read more

Doing Better Thanks to My 13-Year-Old

Wednesday, May 23, 2012      1 comments

My sons are wonderful. I am so blessed to have these boys. My 13-yr-old is in a track club and he is going to the regional championships next weekend to run 3000 meters (almost 2 miles). I am so proud of him! This is his 3rd year in track an... Read more

Failing Miserably

Friday, May 18, 2012      3 comments

Grab some cheese to go with my whine . . . . . I came very close to leaving SparkPeople today. I am FAILING MISERABLY. I do really well for about 10 days, sometimes 2 weeks, and then I just BLOW IT big time. I walk about 10 minutes 3 to... Read more

Not Doing So Good

Wednesday, April 11, 2012      3 comments

I am sooooooo unhappy. Husband took the boys on their annual spring "man-trip" for a week and I'm home alone. Last year I went to Happy Hour every night, but this year I'm feeling pretty down. I think that a lack of exercise, sleep, and prope... Read more

352 Days Until L.A. Marathon

Friday, March 30, 2012      2 comments

My co-worker and I were talking a few days ago about our "bucket list." I have no idea how we ended up talking about it, but we share a "wall" inside our cubicles (or "cubbies" as I like to call them). Turns out that we both have "Run the L.A.... Read more

Positive Thinking in Negative Times

Tuesday, March 06, 2012      0 comments

It hasn't been really fun at work lately. My school district is issuing layoff notices. I've been there for 10 years and this is probably the fifth layoff I've worked through. It totally sucks. This past weekend I attended a "Personn... Read more

My 10-10-10 Plan is Working For Me!

Friday, March 02, 2012      4 comments

For the past week I have been doing a 10-10-10 exercise plan. I'm a mom that works full-time and shuttles her sons to basketball practice, track practice, theater practice, music lessons, etc. Do I feel like spending half of my lunch hour work... Read more

I Need More SparkFriends!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012      8 comments

I have only one friend on my SparkFriendFeed (mskiz69), and although I am very inspired by her I feel like I need some more friends. Friend me! Whatcha up to? What's working? What's not? What's helped you most? What's helped you least... Read more


Saturday, November 05, 2011      1 comments

The day after I completed the 10-minutes a day of exercise challenge, I was sidelined by a NASTY bacterial infection and had to stay home from work for almost a week. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!! Read more

Things to Do When You Feel Like Snacking

Monday, October 03, 2011      1 comments

When I'm at the office and my stomach starts growling, the first thing I want to do is walk around the office to scavenge some snacks. They aren't the healthy kind either: chocolates, chips, cookies, stale muffins, etc. Today I popped a p... Read more


Wednesday, September 07, 2011      3 comments

Do you ever hear a little voice in your head that tells you to do something but you're not really sure you heard right? Yeah, me too. But this voice is getting louder. And I can take a good look in my past and see how it has led up to... Read more

No More Pity Party for Patty

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      1 comments

I've got to face it. July 2010 was the beginning of the worst year of my life (family crisis AND a boss from hell). But that's the past. I survived, I'm stronger, I'm smarter, and dammit, people like me! I need to move on . . . NO MORE... Read more