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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

Happy Me

Friday, February 06, 2009      2 comments

Journaling reads: "Funny how now that I've learned to take care of myself, to really take care of myself it's affecting everything. I'm eating food that is truly nutritious, I'm moving my body in ways that sustain me, I'm giving myself messag... Read more

Mind Games I Play With Myself

Thursday, January 29, 2009      3 comments

* I don't feel like exercising. * Aw, c'mon, you know how good it feels when you exercise. * I want to sit and read my email. * You're all dressed to exercise, you even have your heart rate monitor on. * But I don't feel like exercising... Read more

Sparking for 6 months and 1 day!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009      4 comments

It's my spark anniversary! Well, it just passed, but I didn't observe it yesterday, so I'll savor it today! 6 months ago yesterday, I registered for SparkPeople. Tracking my food and exercise plus giving myself to focus on my healthy choices re... Read more

10K Race in March!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009      3 comments

oh my gosh, i just signed up to run a 10k race in march! i've never been in a race. never. i reconnected with an old high school friend via facebook, and we're going to run the race together. it should be lovely out at my city park which runs al... Read more

Watching My Goals Change

Saturday, January 24, 2009      2 comments

For the longest time, my goals here at SparkPeople have focused on how I want to look. How I want to weigh less than I used to, to be able to take my wedding band off, specific body measurement goals. Those ARE good goals to have, but as this al... Read more


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