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I Lost 11 Pounds in the Last Month!

Saturday, May 19, 2012      10 comments

One month ago on April 19th, I'd reached my tipping point, and I chose to Eat Beautifully by making 4 changes: emoticonRead more

Eating on a Long School Fieldtrip

Wednesday, May 16, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday I went on an all day school fieldtrip with the entire 4th grade class. We arrived at school at 6:30AM, returning to school at 6:45PM. That's a lot of hours to plan for! We were to pack our own lunches which was a great help. ... Read more

My Plan for Dessert Party Tonight

Friday, May 11, 2012      3 comments

I've been invited to a dessert party tonight to celebrate a friend who moved out of our school district. The party is a dessert potluck. I've been making huge strides with ... Read more

Diva Half Marathon Race Report

Friday, May 11, 2012      3 comments

PRE-RACE PHOTO I ran my 2nd half marathon last Sunday. There are more ahead for me; I'm hooked. The Diva wasn't my perfect half, those honors belong to the Big Sur Half whic... Read more

Diva Half Marathon Race Review

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      4 comments

This race is taking a lot of thinking through for me, so I'm breaking it down into two blogs. This one will focus on the race itself, a new one for my community, and my next blog will be my experience of the race. Race Positives: Much ru... Read more

April Art Journaling

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      3 comments

This page was outside of my comfort zone. I like things to be "pretty" and this isn't, but it felt good to be outside of my box. I gathered screenshots of all my March runs, o... Read more

Spa Water (my new thing)

Monday, April 30, 2012      7 comments

Okay, I am now "into" spa water. Friday night I helped host a cocktail party for about 50 women from the elementary school. I was in charge of making salsa and bringing a non-alcoholic drink. I opted to make spa water, and it was my saving grace... Read more

Looked in the Mirror and Laughed

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      6 comments

Not sure how much my look has really changed over the years!... Read more

Nice Thing about Eating Beautifully

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      3 comments

Today I got to experience one of the perks of Eating Beautifully. Before when I'd just kind of graze on bits and pieces all day long, I didn't get to really experience much true hunger. Now that I'm Eating Beautifully, hunger is coming back. ... Read more

Day 5 of Eating Beautifully

Monday, April 23, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday went pretty smoothly. Journaled everything. Last night we had a group of friends over and it was a themed potluck, my choice vegetarian. Ate pretty nutritiously except there was this to-die-for coconut cake. One that was so delicious t... Read more

Eating Beautifully Feeds My Psyche

Sunday, April 22, 2012      4 comments

I have been muddling through things since my half marathon last November. Still exercising (though strength training is not getting its due attention), but my eating hasn't been on track for what my body needs. My weight has been going up too, 1... Read more

March Art Journaling

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      4 comments

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2011 Summary

Friday, March 30, 2012      3 comments

(Not new info, just redoing my SparkPage, and I'm archiving part of it to this post.) 2011 was my year for big fitness dreams. First sprint triathlon was in June, and my second one on September 25. When I told my mom I was planning to compe... Read more

Be Prepared for Functional Fitness!

Monday, March 26, 2012      4 comments

This morning as I was driving my son to school, the "maintenance required" light came on in my Toyota van. Now I used to have a great little Mazda 323, but that same light came on and I ignored it for far too long and that car ran out of oil, an... Read more

11 miles today!

Saturday, March 24, 2012      9 comments

It's been raining all morning this day when I was scheduled to run 11 miles. My head has been a mess because my weight is up 15 pounds from my half the end of November. Tha... Read more


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