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February Heart Health

Thursday, February 09, 2012      0 comments

My husband bought me a heart rate monitor in December. I love it, and have been learning how to use it to get the most out of my workouts. For example, when I lift now and my heart rate starts to drop too low, I stop and jump rope just... Read more

100 Ways to Stand up for Your Health

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      1 comments

I recently read an article by Dr. Levine that gave goals to get us moving. I thought I'd post these for inspiration, with stars next to what I am doing and exclamation points next to goals I will add. 100 Ways to Stand Up For Your Heal... Read more

Training for a 5K!

Thursday, December 08, 2011      0 comments

My children and I are running our first 5K in June. Run for Your Lives is a Zombie themed run. We're excited! I have never excelled at running, but there is a first time for everything, right? I am excited to find a fitness activity that the chi... Read more

My Son is Fourteen!

Friday, March 12, 2010      2 comments

I cannot believe that my son is fourteen. I remember when I was fourteen feeling the awkwardness and worrying about being too weird. I'm proud that he knows how to be healthy, a gift that a lot of us didn't get until we were older. More importa... Read more

Spring Break

Friday, March 05, 2010      1 comments

It's finally warming up here and if the temperature makes it into the 50's consistently I get to ride my bike! I miss riding my bike to Butler. This summer I hope to ride out to the farmer''s market in the next town. Hooray!... Read more

Arg! Too Much Stress!

Monday, March 01, 2010      2 comments

I seriously need a break. Dealing with Special Ed. for my son, Professors who teach in a way that is difficult way for me to learn, crazy schedules, Doctors and Dentist and a spouse who's medicine combo is causing massive side effects. I need to... Read more

Yay me!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010      1 comments

What a different a day makes. My husband had to push me out of the house on V-day, I was pretty depressed about dinner w/ his family. I got some new clothes and felt so much better. It's funny how something so simple can make you feel good about... Read more

Cranky Vent

Sunday, February 14, 2010      0 comments

I have worked really hard on my nutrition and exercise. Sparkpeople has really taught me how to take care of myself. I am so angry at myself for getting derailed by others:. Tonight we went out to dinner with my DH's father, he chose a chain ste... Read more

Day 13 of GFCF/Soy/ Dairy/ Egg / Caffine Free Meals

Wednesday, May 20, 2009      0 comments

Dr. A suggested the above meal plan to deal with inflammation. I'm proud that I have made it half way. It's tricky to get enough nutrients on such a restrictive meal plan. Only 12 more days to go. Unfortunately, the diet doesn't seem to a... Read more

Nothing is Better Than Riding my Bike.

Monday, May 18, 2009      0 comments

I had to go to the doctor today, and I'm not a fan of visiting the doctor. The great thing about living in the city is being able to get there on my bike. :-) ... Read more

Health Log

Sunday, May 10, 2009      0 comments

How I feel today: Digestion: Good. Headache: Yes especially when I stand. Congestion: No. Skin: Good. Energy Level: Medium. Joint/Muscle Pain: Muscles are sore.... Read more

Big Worries in the Big City

Saturday, May 09, 2009      1 comments

Since my last entry, I've moved across the country and go to college full time. My hands have been turning blue for a few years, but recently the frequency has increased and they've become painful and numb. My doctor diagnosed Raynaud's Syndrom... Read more

Yay Me!

Friday, February 22, 2008      0 comments

Jason and I have upped our cardio to 5x a week. I haven't lost any weight but he's already lost 5 pounds! I'm so proud of him. We have been working pretty hard on eating healthy foods and going to the gym. We even got brand new tennis shoes to ... Read more

I put the fork down

Friday, February 15, 2008      2 comments

I am a longtime member of the clean plate club. I simply must finish everything, even if I don't like it! I pre-measure my portions and eat on smaller plates to help me feel full and satisfied. Last night my husband took me out for a roma... Read more

Hi Sparkpeople, I missed you.

Friday, February 08, 2008      2 comments

I haven't posted in so long. I wanted to thank Spark for getting me started on a healthy road. It's been well over a year now, and I am healthier than I have ever been. Sparkpeople has helped me with my exercise commitment, healthy portions, and... Read more


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