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Post Bootcamp Progress Photos

Wednesday, June 10, 2009      5 comments

Well, the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp is over, and I'm a little late with my assignment. But...without further ado, here they are! My progress photos!!! When I began the bootcamp, I weighed in at 253.5 pounds. My measurements: Bust:... Read more

My legs look fantastic!

Monday, June 08, 2009      6 comments

Well, this was a truly busy weekend, but probably one of the best I've had in a long time (which is saying something, since I generally have great weekends!). This year, things conspired in my favor when I realized that the local Miller L... Read more

A funny thing happened on the way to work this morning...

Tuesday, June 02, 2009      3 comments

I've know for a couple weeks now that it would be time to buy new pants. I even have that as my reward for hitting my second 5% gone - new work slacks! I hit that last Monday, but didn't have time to go shopping. So, over a week later, and a ... Read more

Broken Scale

Tuesday, May 26, 2009      4 comments

Over the weekend, we threw a big party. We did our best to have healthy food and plenty of activities. We made hamburgers with ground sirloin on wheat rolls, offered bowls of fruit, a baked potato bar with healthy toppings (except the bacon), ... Read more

Can't Wait for Tomorrow

Monday, May 18, 2009      2 comments

'Cuz I get to see the expression on my dietician's face when I weigh in!! She's gonna be happy - her plan is working! emoticonRead more

Beneficial Spending?

Thursday, May 14, 2009      3 comments

Well, yesterday I finally sat down and registered for all my races this year. Ouch! My bank account is not happy about that. But, it feels good to know that I have made real commitments. Up until now, I was training for a non-event. I mean... Read more


Thursday, May 07, 2009      6 comments

As part of my triathlon training, I have to do two runs per week. Thursday nights are short runs, intended to work on speed, and Sundays are long runs, meant for building endurance. I haven't really done any speed work this year, since it's al... Read more

Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Challenge - Day 1

Sunday, May 03, 2009      0 comments

Today I started a new challenge to see if I can rev up my metabolism. I've been doing ok with my other training and challenges, but I'm losing about a pound a week. I'd like to double that. So, as requested, here are my before pics for ... Read more


Wednesday, April 29, 2009      4 comments

For the second time in my life (but this time will be the last), I've been doing well with the lifestyle changes required to become healthy. I've lost 20 pounds in four months, and I'm not "sick of my diet" or "bored with the routine." I'm enj... Read more

My Biggest Fitness Accomplishment = Motivation

Saturday, April 25, 2009      2 comments

SparkPeople asked: what is my biggest fitness accomplishment? Great topic! But I had to think about it for a little while. Every time I exercise, it's an accomplishment. Every workout is a little farther, a little longer, or a little stronge... Read more

When did THAT happen?

Thursday, April 23, 2009      3 comments

It dawned on me today that I have been making healthy food choices for the past few days...WITHOUT EFFORT!! I am shocked and amazed at this phenomenon. emotic... <a href=Read more

I guess I just needed a smack upside the head...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009      4 comments

For the past few weeks, my work life has been crazy - 12+ hour days, working weekends, looming deadlines. When that ended, my home life picked up a notch - birthday parties, holidays, home improvement projects, catching up on exercise. I am a ... Read more

Plodding Along to a New Me

Wednesday, April 15, 2009      2 comments

Anyone use Facebook? I do, and it can be a lot of fun, especially these silly quizzes they offer. I took a couple to rate my personality, and they both came back saying I was mehodical, persistent, determined, and plodding. Yes...plodding. ... Read more

Who Needs Sleep?

Thursday, April 09, 2009      1 comments

I do!! Work has been super-hectic, and yesterday was the worst day yet. I logged a straight 17 hour workday, with no lunch but two hours for dinner. I got home last night close to 2:00 am, and then had to be in to work by 8:00 am this mor... Read more

The Power of Technology

Monday, April 06, 2009      2 comments

I'll admit, I'm a bit of a geek. I work in Technology, I love data, and I organize my books by type, then size. (Makes it really easy to find that big gardening book I only pull out when it starts to warm up...) However, geeky tendencies ... Read more

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