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First half-marathon...:-) WooHoo!

Sunday, April 03, 2011      3 comments

To finish is to succeed...I finally succeeded in completing a half-marathon. What started out as a goal to start running again in July 2010 has turned into completing the biggest race of my life. I finished the Rock-the-Parkway (Kansas City) h... Read more

Focus...

Tuesday, February 09, 2010      0 comments

Sometimes the most important thing in life for me is to have the focus needed to make and achieve the goals that are wanted in life. I just have to keep focusing on that objective. One step at a time.... Read more

It is time to be fearless...

Monday, January 25, 2010      0 comments

It is time to be fearless. It is time to break down the barriers which have held me back. It is time to look at myself without fear or regret. It is time to accept that "one step at a time" has meant sometimes stepping sideways and backwards.... Read more

Set a personal best for me!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010      0 comments

I am training for a 5K and I ran under 31 minutes(30:55)! When I started training in November, I did 5K in 38 minutes (I remember walking a lot...). I am really excited and have shared my happiness on the message boards. It is really motivati... Read more

Good start to the week...

Monday, January 18, 2010      2 comments

My week was off to a good start. I was at home today and was able to control my portions very well. I kept my nutrition in check. I also exercised today and had really good results. I need to continue to work on documentation and goal settin... Read more

Good week...

Monday, January 18, 2010      0 comments

I had a good week. I exercised 5 times this week and I logged in my nutrition tracker all 7 days. I also began training for a 5K in earnest. My food consumption was okay, but I still need to watch my cholesterol and sodium. I have also worke... Read more

Back to one step at a time.

Thursday, January 14, 2010      2 comments

I was so close back in March. I had made so many good habits developed and goals set. In several months, things really started to change and I began to gain weight back. Most of it was emotional eating. The rest was not being able to say no.... Read more

The last 4 pounds...

Sunday, March 29, 2009      0 comments

I guess the last few pounds are going to be tough. I am in that zone where I could either stop or loose that last few. I am searching for a little motivation now. I guess like all goals, this one will be reached like all of my other goals: on... Read more

The power of perspective....

Tuesday, February 24, 2009      0 comments

Lat week was one that I would rather forget. The good thing was that I ended up loosing weight last week in spite of all the difficulties. It is all in how I look at things. I can choose to respond to them in a negative way and not get the re... Read more

Keeping things in perspective.

Monday, February 16, 2009      0 comments

This was not a good week for me, but with the tools I have and encouragement from my friends on SparkPeople, I am doing well. I am disappointed that I gained weight, but I am able to focus on the next meal and shrug off the bad news. The focus... Read more

Breaking 30...

Monday, December 08, 2008      1 comments

It feels good to finally leave the plateau. I am beginning to incorporate more foods into my plan in portioned amounts. I really want to do this the right way this time. I am glad that I have the support of my family and friends.... Read more

Emotional Eating

Tuesday, November 18, 2008      0 comments

I think the cause for any emotional eating is stress for me. I have much less stress now, but when I feel overwhelmed, I eat whatever is at hand. what is keeping me grounded this time is that I am documenting what I eat every day, and this kee... Read more

Small weight gain...It could have been a lot bigger!

Sunday, November 09, 2008      0 comments

I had a small weight gain this week. I must have gined it all in in the span of 2 days. I ate suring the day during the election at school and during the evening at an election event. Needless to say, I probably did not document the calories ... Read more

Problem goal...

Sunday, November 02, 2008      1 comments

I think the problem I want to work on is preparing balanced meals in the morning. I would like o diversify my morning routine and I am in a rut. I eat the same breakfast sandwich every morning and I am bored stiff with it. I leave for my work... Read more

Weight gain...I am okay.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008      1 comments

I gained some weight this week. It is primarily due to a change in my caloric intake. I have not been as careful as I have been in the past several weeks, and it showed. I have noticed my fat intake is up and I exercised less overall than pre... Read more


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