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Yellow
Wednesday, January 22, 2014      8 comments

My mom's favorite color was yellow. She loved yellow roses. She looked beautiful in her yellow tops. Her perseverance was inspirational and without fail, like the yellow of the sun. She was my strongest supporter, my cheerlea... Read more
10.5 pounds and counting
Friday, January 17, 2014      6 comments

I am down 10.5 pounds since restarting my healthy journey emoticon I have been really focusing on healthy ch... Read more
Random thoughts on healthy eating
Thursday, January 09, 2014      4 comments

So, I've been tracking most of my meals for almost 2 weeks now. On the days that I haven't tracked everything, I have noted what I ate in my notes section. I have been focusing on foods high in fiber and protein with lots of fresh veggies and ... Read more
Starts and Stops
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      5 comments

Wow. Almost a year since my last post, and what a journey it has been. The biggest and hardest time was the loss of my mom in April. She was 67 and died of complications related to her M.S. I miss her every day. This blog is really ju... Read more
That little voice in my head
Sunday, September 30, 2012      3 comments

You know how when you sit in the chair at home and your body just hums because it is ready to get moving? I was ready to get some exercise. I felt like I could run for a long time. I had this picture in my head of my feet flying with ease. ... Read more
Updates and musings
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      2 comments

Plant based update: I have been exploring different food options. We are definitely not there yet. But, I have added flax seed meal and almond milk to my oatmeal in the morning. I also made meatless meals for dinner several times over the pas... Read more
I did it!
Thursday, September 13, 2012      4 comments

Keith and I were in Chicago this past weekend for the Chicago 1/2 marathon and 5k. I am so proud of both of us. We both had firsts with this run: Keith completed his first half marathon ... Read more
Transitions
Friday, August 31, 2012      4 comments

Transitions. Change. Stress. We have experienced many of these in a few short months. I have spent a lot of time focusing on other priorities and not myself. My weight has reflected this. I have to wonder how the world works sometime... Read more
Shamelessly collecting points
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      4 comments

Ok, so I'm blogging today because I am just 46 points away from hitting 25,000 spark points. Yay! When I found Spark People in December 2009, I never would have thought I would be close to this milestone. I love Spark. I love that it i... Read more
Thoughts and Musings about Body Media
Saturday, April 28, 2012      4 comments

Well, I am going on day 10. I am down 3.8 pounds and have moved back down into a weight range that I haven't seen in 6 months. I am happy that I made the decision to purchase this tool. While I have had great success with tracking my nutritio... Read more
Body Media and on track
Monday, April 23, 2012      8 comments

We went to New York to watch my daughter's choir sing at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, April 14th. It was a wonderful weekend with my husband and several close family members. We did a LOT of walking, and a lot of snacking. I stepped on the scal... Read more
Brutally Honest
Saturday, March 31, 2012      5 comments

The detour was nice, but now it's time to get back on the trail. I have been deceiving myself. Last year at this time I was close to completing a 12 week body challenge. I was driven. Eating right, working out. I felt great! My pictures we... Read more
My First 5k - DONE!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      7 comments

Woo Hoo! I did it! No hype. No awful, anxiety provoking build up. I just did it! Keith (dear husband and partner in crime) and I decided last Sunday to run the Samson Romp & Stomp at the Milwaukee County Zoo. A year ago I would... Read more
New Year, New Challenge
Saturday, January 14, 2012      4 comments

It's time once again for the Transform Your Body Challenge at Gold's. Not much to say except that I'm looking forward to the intense focus of the next 12 weeks. My husband, sister and her husband have signed up too. Nothing like a little fami... Read more
How do you know you are back on track?
Sunday, October 23, 2011      5 comments

How do you know you are back on track? You can track your food, every bite, and you make the effort to do so on the same day you actually ate it. You go to Burger King with your husband.... You order a salad - but they don't have the... Read more

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