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Preparing for my 5K

Friday, July 16, 2010      2 comments

I'm stepping up my training, getting ready for running my first 5K race August 21. I'm really curious and eager to see what my time will be. I'm expecting it will be below 11 minute mile pace, but I'm not sure how close to 10 min pace I might ... Read more

Updating my Story

Thursday, July 15, 2010      2 comments

After losing 50 pounds, I stopped using SparkPeople for about a year. I decided I'd had it with food journalling, and somehow that equated to dropping all of SparkPeople. I did keep working with my physical trainer twice a week, and I didn't utt... Read more

Choice: Spiral Up or Spiral Down?

Sunday, July 11, 2010      1 comments

Today after church we went over to the market next door to pick up lunch for a picnic. I found an Indonesian style wrap, and I dutifully checked the calories -- 390. They were a little high, but I decided since I hadn't had my morning snack tha... Read more

First Time Biking Across Town

Saturday, July 10, 2010      1 comments

I've lived in my town basically 35 years, a few years away for school and such, but basically here. And in all that time I've never biked all the way from one side to the other. Today a friend invited me to her house for a jewelry party. As... Read more

5 hours, 2800 elevation, 10 miles. I did it!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010      3 comments

Frank and I have been talking about doing this hike together for literally a couple years. There was no way I was in shape enough when we first started talking about it, but it inspired me, and I caught the hiking bug. Today we did it. We t... Read more

Fitness Maps to the Rescue!

Sunday, July 04, 2010      2 comments

I've been running for awhile, and today was to be my first time running 3 miles straight this year. I'd worked out with my husband yesterday I wanted to get my run in before church, and he promised to be home from the gym early enough for me to... Read more

Changing My Kids

Tuesday, June 29, 2010      0 comments

I'm finding that my physical fitness is leading to my kids' fitness in real concrete ways. When J told me he was scared of the big hike on Catalina Island, that instantly made it a goal for me. I'm not going to let fear make his decisions f... Read more

50 Pounds Lost and the Journey So Far

Thursday, May 14, 2009      3 comments

As of this morning, I've lost 50 pounds. And I just need to tell people. I told some friends offsite about this, and it's led to plenty of discussion and questions and requests for my diet secrets. 1. i've been in a Lose It For Life group a... Read more

Persistence Works!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009      0 comments

I've been working with a trainer twice a week since the middle of January. Our first session she had me try some situps -- the only way I could do them was with heavy dumbbells holding my feet down, I just couldn't get up fully otherwise. I aske... Read more

Anterior Compartment Syndrome

Tuesday, March 31, 2009      2 comments

i'm just back from seeing the chiropractor, and i've got a diagnosis of anterior compartment syndrome. interestingly he used a special tuning fork as well as ultrasound for that diagnosis. the vibrations are very good for isolating the pain, esp... Read more

Working on My Body Image

Friday, March 27, 2009      3 comments

I'm the one on the right, running a 10K last Sunday with an old junior high school girlfriend (and she's run a marathon and regularly runs 1/2 marathons as you can tell by her... Read more

My First 10K Race

Sunday, March 22, 2009      7 comments

I feel languid and sore, like I need to go stretch some more (and I will in a bit), but now I can say I've run 10K, and that was in a 10K race. My first race ever. I ran 11 minute miles for the first 2 miles, and then there were no mile markers ... Read more

Spark People Quotes I like

Sunday, February 22, 2009      2 comments

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him. - Aldous Huxley, writer The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mot... Read more

It's good to check the numbers

Tuesday, February 10, 2009      3 comments

I've been sparking since last summer. Some months have been really big losses, and one month, I had no weight loss to show for my work (though the following month was one of those killer weight loss months, so it was probably somehow a catch up ... Read more

Going Really Public With My Weight Loss

Sunday, February 08, 2009      4 comments

I gave my weight loss testimony at church today. I'm in a Lose It for Life group sponsored by my church, and I shared with the church members my story of the last year. The following is what I shared. **** Lizís sermon today is on feeding... Read more


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