Our youngest child has gone off to college. We are now in an "empty nest". I am so happy for my daughter...I have not shed a tear. I don't feel like this is an ending. I feel like this is a beginning. So why am I faltering on my goals? I now... Read more
Too busy running to blog...
I made some changes after my last blog post. I got a second job...for the health insurance benefits. I still work with my family but with a weird twist, I now work part time in the ER that saved my life. I tell you, God does indeed work in my... Read more
Almost a New Year and a New Me!
So out of the darkness comes the horror of “New Years Resolutions”… it sneaks back into my consciousness and I want to run and join weight watchers, or some other program, but have they worked for me in the past? No, but it is almost January 1st... Read more
after vacation... life is good!
So I have been A.W.O.L. for a few weeks, first there was thanksgiving and then I had a vacation. I have not given up on any of my fitness or goals... I actually made it through these weeks losing a little weight. Maybe taking a break was what... Read more
a rootcanal? ick...
So I had an amazing last week. I went to spin class a couple of times, and I went to Zumba a couple of times. In addition we went for a couple of walks and the energy that I have is amazing. Which brings me to a strange turn of events. I hav... Read more
Running and spinning in one day and I can still move today...
So I’ve been stepping it up! My husband said this morning how proud of me he is and how I am so dedicated. It felt really good to hear that! I got up early and ran yesterday and did about 2 miles…not too shabby, but even there, I need to push m... Read more
My new BodyMedia device...
I don’t like to post blogs that often… I guess I like to keep things to myself, but that is not always a positive thing. I can be too private, look like I have everything together, and inside be a big mess. I have really struggled with my weig... Read more
To train or not to train?
Before I had gotten sick, I had run my 3rd 5K. Running was one of the memories that was not taken from me, and I guess I moved my legs constantly when I was in my coma. It was one of the things that I was saddest about. I had never been a ru... Read more
I think I lost my Da#* MIND!!!
OK, so I had plans with friends this weekend… I think I lost my darn mind, by that, I mean I just basically threw away all that I had worked so hard on. Did I exercise? No, I walked around a mall a lot. Did I eat regularly and make healthy ch... Read more
Visiting my family... I hope to get my workouts in
Visiting my family in Bismarck today... My sister is coming up from Des Moines and my other sister lives in Bismarck, so it should be fun. When my family is around I have a hard time eeking out my own time to work out, even though my one sister... Read more
had a Duh? moment
OK, so a few days ago, I posted a blog about my slow weight loss... blah blah blah... whine, whine whine... I did some serious thinking about this and I pulled out my materials from meeting with a licensed nutritionist... my metabolism is normal... Read more
SLOWWWWWWW weight loss... so frustrating
I am losing weight so slowly... it is very frustrating, but then I remind myself that the scale is not moving up (so that is good). I did 4 exercise classes last week, and one so far this week, heading out for a walk when I am done with this. ... Read more
gotcha...not really, ha ha Life is good up here in North Dakota... no oil spills, no recession, no unemployment, we are like a really well kept secret from now until about December and then all of those things don't really add up when you are fr... Read more
had ice cream and the scale moved down
Ice cream isn't really something that I crave or have very often, what can I say? I am more a cheeto's and regular Coke gal, but I had ice cream this weekend, logged every calorie of it, and got on the scale and it still went down a little. It ... Read more
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ZUMBA... tonight! a year ago, coma.. for reals!
I packed my gym bag this morning and made it to my Zumba class after work, I had already drank 9 glasses of water throughout the day, and found myself guzzling down another 2 during class as I was sweating up a storm! I looked around and I alway... Read more