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There is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is not a train!

Sunday, March 22, 2015      3 comments

I try not to weigh myself anymore and use other measures to gauge my fitness. For example, I consider how my clothes feel, how my body moves in new ways, the more I can do without feeling exhausted. The first few months the pictures did not sh... Read more

The scale does not tell it all

Saturday, February 21, 2015      1 comments

I will be the first to admit that I want the weight to go away with the wave of the magic wand. i want my work out sessions to be as dramatic as the weight loss shows even though I know well enough that losing like that is not sustainable, heal... Read more

Pictures don't always tell the whole truth

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      2 comments

I am looking at pictures of myself taken about a month apart- today there does not seem to be much of a difference. Here is today: Read more

Derailments are not the end of the line

Sunday, January 18, 2015      1 comments

The last 7 days or so have not been friendly to my goals of health. I have already lost my streak of purposed miles, water intake, and so many things....but it is a derailment NOT the end of the line. I have 50 million reasons as to why ... Read more

The power of the drop

Thursday, January 01, 2015      1 comments

I had planned to do 5K a day in 2015 and then realized that the change in my work schedule was not going to happen. My first thought was "well, there goes any chance of getting my miles in daily with all that I have to do...." and the defeatist... Read more

No more magic wands and no more wishes.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014      1 comments

I work from home and often have the TV on in the background to be a voice so I am not alone all day (it feels that way some days). The TV ads have been heavy with the "New Year Resolution" commercials. Lots of diet products and gear and everyt... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts In search of The Moderate

Sunday, December 28, 2014      11 comments

They say all things in moderation - I wish I could live that way. If food were in moderation I would not be this size. If I could exercise in moderation it would not be viewed as "well I could not get it all in so won't do anything". If I cle... Read more

Confessions and 5K

Thursday, December 25, 2014      3 comments

Confession - I suck at dieting and sticking with it. Duh - if I were good at it I would not be this size. I go through spurts where I am doing good and then life gets in the way and I do not take a more active stance to protect "my" ti... Read more


Wednesday, January 01, 2014      1 comments

Like many of us I am reflecting on things gained, lost, found, accomplished and changed in 2013 as I look to 2014. Lost: Weight, inches, and some of my insecurities. Gained/Found: My voice, confidence, peace within, another year with my husband ... Read more

The magic of just 5 more minutes and lowest common denominator exercises

Saturday, August 10, 2013      3 comments

I remember as a child asking for just for 5 more minutes lots of times - whether to stay up, watch a movie, playing outside, swimming, etc. Those 5 minutes were magical when granted. Not that they made a big difference in my life - but those 5... Read more


Saturday, March 30, 2013      4 comments

Proof of 18 months of believing I step at a matter how fast or how slow....proof that even big girls can be endurance athletes....proof of others belief in me...proof that I believe in me Read more

How far is 13.1 miles?

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      8 comments

I started my half marathon adventures just over 1 year ago. My very first half marthon I was dead a LONG amount. The only people still at the finish line was my family and a race director. I was in tears at the end of this race. I... Read more

My Forrest moment

Saturday, November 03, 2012      7 comments

I run for my life - physically, spiritually, and emotionally. It calms me, empowers me, clears my head, brings me to a center. When I first saw Forrest Gump (I was very pregnant with Halleigh) the scene when he just decided to run appealed to me... Read more

This runner's body

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      10 comments

I was in Los Angeles this past weekend to run (or my version of running) in the Rock N Roll half marathon. I shared a hotel room with a couple of other runners who are much more accomplished and faster than me. The night before the race we met... Read more

Disappointment and determination

Monday, August 06, 2012      6 comments

Saturday was half marathon #9 in 9 months - and my first did not finish. It was hot and I started showing signs of heat exhaustion at mile 7. I was on a personal best pace but with no shade, my weight, temp of approimately 83 degrees - the hea... Read more

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