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Been a long time- time to get back at it

Saturday, July 28, 2012      2 comments

No excuses to where I've been, out of touch, out of sync, out of caring about what I eat. Not sure why, but I'm back now determined to do it the right way without obsessing and without an unrealistic goal weight.... Read more


Thursday, December 01, 2011      4 comments

Assignment # 1 GETTING READY Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? - DONE! What is your exercise plan? Run 3x/week, Kickboxing 2x/wk, and cycling 2x/wk Do you know what diet you will follo... Read more

Fall Challenge Wrap Up- 12.44 lbs and 8.7%

Saturday, November 19, 2011      10 comments

Today was the final weigh in, and I'm pretty excited that I achieved the goal of losing 5%. Being on a team has really helped me to stay focused. It's been great to get to know more people on Spark and see that some of their challenges are the... Read more

Oooh baby it's cold outside.

Thursday, November 17, 2011      8 comments

I am obviously not a fan of cold weather. Tonight I laid out my clothes for my morning run, and my daughter walked in and said "Where are you going on a winter expedition somewhere?" Ha, yes, I hate to be cold. I'm always cold, even in the su... Read more

Updating the kitchen

Saturday, November 12, 2011      1 comments

Not that I don't have enough on my plate, but the fall season gets me in the mood to clean and re-decorate. We have lived in our house for 18years and I'm getting sick of all the oak trim and cabinets and doors. Blah. So I asked the hubs if w... Read more

I'm a smidge obsessive

Thursday, November 03, 2011      7 comments

I went out for a run yesterday, and on the calendar it said this was to be a 5 miler. Mon/thurs- kickboxing, Tues/Sat - cycling, Wed/Fri/Sun- run You see everything is so scheduled in my life, I record everything, food, exercise, everything ne... Read more

My first 10k

Wednesday, October 26, 2011      11 comments

Can I get a Whoot Whoot! I am so excited I just ran my first 10k. I was going to take it easy this morning because I didn't want to push it after that long bike ride this weekend. First I was like, I'll just go 3 miles, then at 2 miles I thou... Read more

Bike Trip, B&B and Pics

Sunday, October 23, 2011      7 comments

Whooo, finally home. We had an incredible time together. Don't get me wrong but it was nice to get away from the kiddos for a bit. The ride started out freezing to the point where I thought we were getting frostbite on our finger tips, but a ... Read more

Early weigh in

Friday, October 21, 2011      4 comments

Weighed in today instead of tomorrow for the Teddy Bear team. Leaving in the morning for the bike trip to Big Rapids. Going to be mighty chilly in the AM (36 degrees) but it is supposed to warm up to 60 and mostly sunny which is unheard of for... Read more

Gearing up for the big ride

Saturday, October 08, 2011      7 comments

Man, I wish I could count all my minutes for the Teddy team. I rode for four hours today with my hubby to get ready for our big ride on the 22nd. We rode the Musketawa Trail which is an old train track made into a bike path that I think is 23 ... Read more


Friday, October 07, 2011      5 comments

Finished another 4.08 miles this morning. I know I say it ALL the time, but I love running. Looking forward to the weekend, the weather hear in MI looks great for some outdoor biking. This week has been good. Rock it out Teddies, I want to s... Read more


Tuesday, October 04, 2011      10 comments

I have decided that I am a pretty scheduled person. I like to know what I am doing each day ahead of time for exercise and for eating, and I rarely deviate from it. I woke up this morning thinking "oh yeah" it's tuesday that means cycling toda... Read more

4.08 Miles

Sunday, October 02, 2011      8 comments

Not only did I run the 3.1 miles. I went further and ran 4.08. I LOVE running!!... Read more

Yay Fall Challenge

Saturday, October 01, 2011      5 comments

I love being on the Teddy Bear team. We are doing great. I had a great week, eating exercising and I lost 3.4 pounds. Next weeks challenge should be good for me, since there were a couple of days that I didn't track all my food. Tomorrow... Read more

When are you a real runner?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      9 comments

I really want one of those "runner girl" clings for my car, but still dont think of myself as a runner. My 5K time is still not under 30 minutes, and even spark people calls running a 13 min mile walking :( Maybe when I can get my run down to a ... Read more

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