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Monkey Wrench!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010      3 comments

One of my monkeys (kids, that is) decided to throw a wrench in works (from a health sense/perspective). I got a call from my husband that when he took our boys for routine checkups/well visits, they found that my youngest son has a hernia. Ack! ... Read more


Monday, March 15, 2010      4 comments

I was relieved to have the support of HR, my manager, and my manager's manager today. They apologized that I got such an email, and they were all flabbergasted by what they read. They will further investigate and see if they can trace it to the ... Read more

Important Message to all my Spark friends

Sunday, March 14, 2010      8 comments

I just got a very upsetting email that was sent anonymously to my work email. I need to spend less time on SparkPeople. I will only be able to log in when I am home. Thanks for your support and understanding.... Read more

My Mystery Ailment Has Been Solved

Friday, March 12, 2010      5 comments

I finally went to a group of docs today who specialize in many ailments that plague runners. So what's the issue that has been plaguing my shin/ankle/foot? Well, I have a compression or pinch of the peroneal nerve behind the fibula. Hopefully (d... Read more

Hard Feelings

Friday, March 12, 2010      2 comments

Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but I need to vent. And blogs are a good place to hang your hat, so to speak. I've got bones in the closet...if you want to put it that way. I am a birthmother. Well, that time of my life coincided with high sc... Read more


Tuesday, March 09, 2010      2 comments

According to the Mayo Clinic, my target HR for cardio is mid 150s to 160. I am typically 164+ when knee deep in a run. Bad? Good? I know zilch about VO2max and have heard picks and pans about it. I do not know if it would have any adverse affect... Read more

The last 10

Tuesday, March 02, 2010      6 comments

For some...the last 10 (lbs) seems to drop right off with the rest of the weight. For seems to be a troublesome point. That's me. Troublesome. LOL. I wonder if my body is just saying ' don't need to'. But I look at myself an... Read more


Monday, March 01, 2010      2 comments

Goal setting has played a big part in my success over the last 1+ years. Before I ever set foot into the land of Spark, my first goal was a healthy BMI. I took inventory of the foods in my diet, and removed those things that had to go. Thi... Read more


Sunday, February 28, 2010      2 comments

It is important to parse out each day what you did well, and what areas you can improve on. As I was reading in 'The Spark', there is a state of being that we can easily reach called the Downward Spiral. It involves not focusing on what you did ... Read more


Saturday, February 27, 2010      1 comments

Work got very stressful and busy for me about 2 weeks ago. I have had to take on more, and I am happy to do it. But then I must continue to work on balancing the load. I also volunteer for a lot of things with Cub Scouts. I wish more parents had... Read more

ABCs of Me

Saturday, February 06, 2010      2 comments

A is for Age: 35 B is for Booze: lately none, but a glass of wine each week is the norm for me C is for Career: Technical Writer in Gov't Contracting D is for Dad's name: John E is for Essential items to bring to a party: A h... Read more

Getting Myself Together

Friday, January 29, 2010      5 comments

These last two weeks have been a bit tough work wise and health wise also. I bit my lip and kept the tears from flowing today when I was very frustrated with my doctor's office. I have to admit that I have splurged on a couple things that I neve... Read more

1 Year Sparkversary!

Saturday, January 23, 2010      26 comments

Some of my friends had talked about a Website they used, called Sparkpeople. Just over a year ago, my youngest children had turned 4. I no longer felt that I could use the 'I'm tired/no time for me' excuse. They were fast on bikes, on foot, or s... Read more

Spirit of the Marathon

Saturday, January 02, 2010      4 comments

I had not heard about this movie until other Road Runners brought it up. I watched it on Hulu last night, and if you have ever trained for or run a half or full marathon....or if you are thinking about it...then you will really appreciate the mo... Read more

New Foods and Snacks for a Healthy 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010      4 comments

I'm currently making a Roasted Chickpea recipe. I read that you can also use kidney beans. I am sure you could use black beans, great northerns, etc. Whatever you can get your hands on! Just play with the cook time to be sure not to overcook. A ... Read more

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