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Got myself flowers today!
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      5 comments

Lost that last .2lbs to reach my first reward; FLOWERS! I stopped on the way to work and bought my bouquet. I put it on my desk and get to enjoy it all week, as well as know what I did to earn those posies. Now, the next 2lbs. ... Read more
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      0 comments

Our employee wellness program is promoting a Walktoberfest on campus. You sign up and commit to so many miles per week, (I committed to 15 per week) track it on the form they give you and if you reach your goal, you get a prize! Not sure what t... Read more
Perfect fall weather
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      1 comments

It is 65 degrees, the air is cool and the sun is warm. So terrific! Went for my morning break walk and I feel like I could walk forever. It makes such a difference not slogging my way thru 100% humidity and 105 degrees. LOVE IT!! ... Read more
Started a "reward" plan today
Monday, September 27, 2010      2 comments

One of the ladies in my office and I have come up with a list of rewards for the next 16lbs of weight loss. We are starting today, at this morning's weight and rewarding every two lbs of weight we lose. Both of us needed something fun to keep u... Read more
Cool, cloudy day! Yea!
Thursday, September 23, 2010      0 comments

I have been doing a mile around campus during my breaks for several weeks and it is so nice to walk on a cool, cloudy day. I come back to the office feeling great and I'm not sweaty. The walk itself is so much easier when the humidity and heat... Read more
Had my employee "Wellness" program meeting today
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      0 comments

It was great, overall. Of course, I still need to lose weight and my BMI is too high BUT my blood sugar was good, my blood pressure was good, my cholesterol l was great and my HDL was above 60, so that has heart benefits. Really pleased!... Read more
Our 1968 SS 398 Chevelle stolen while on vacation
Friday, September 17, 2010      1 comments

Well, my husband and I went to Atlanta, or more accurately. Lithonia which is right outside of Atlanta on the way to Augusta, which is where my son is stationed, Fort Gordon. We stayed at a Hyatt Place, very nice and while there our 1968 SS 39... Read more
Tired today
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      2 comments

I am so not feeling like working out today! My eyes are burning from the computer. I will be in the office until after 5:30 an I'm sleepy. BUT, I'm still going to workout after work. I may modify it but usually, even when I'm tired, I get my ... Read more
"Put the "I" Back into Your Vocabulary"
Sunday, September 05, 2010      2 comments

I reread the article on SP today "Put the "I" Back into Your Vocabulary today and it really resonated with me. A very powerful concept; remember to frame your decisions with the word "I". I decided not to work out yesterday, I decided to eat... Read more
Interval training and strength tonight
Thursday, September 02, 2010      2 comments

I'm doing weights and interval training tonight. I'm using a podcast by Skip Orem to do the interval. It is 13 intervals, including the rest times. You warm up and then go full blast for 15 seconds, rest 60, go hard 30, rest 60, go hard 4... Read more
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      0 comments

Well, I had set a mini goal of losing 10lbs for a total of 25lbs by August 23rd, which is the first day of classes at Washburn University where I work. Happy to say I reached that goal! Yea me! ... Read more
Out of the pool
Thursday, August 12, 2010      0 comments

I had been water walking during the week. The city has closed the pools except on weekends so now I have to rethink cardio. I was just walking every night but it is 104 degrees in Topeka so that is just too hot for me. I have the WII at home a... Read more
Company makes it tough
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      0 comments

My sister and husband have been in town for a week. They are here to watch their two grandchildren while her daughter and husband took a trip to Mexico. Unfortunately, the AC went out at the daughters house and it has been over 100 degrees for ... Read more
Dangerous Times
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      0 comments

I've lost 20 lbs which is great but it also a dangerous time for me. I feel better, look better, and can fit into clothes I haven't been able to wear for awhile. This is when I have a tendency to fall back into old routines, loosen up on my exe... Read more
First Spin Class
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      2 comments

Well, last night I went down to the campus rec center and participated in an abs workout for 25 minutes and then followed it with a Spin class. I have never done a spin class before and man, did it kick my behind. I only did half the class, 35... Read more

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