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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Did You See This News Story on Bullying?

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      194 comments

Just caught this clip on Facebook...looks like it's making the rounds. But if you haven't seen it yet...I thought it was just perfect for SparkPeople. What a strong woman. We can all learn from this beautiful lady! www.blogh... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Thoughts On Training & Transformation

Monday, October 01, 2012      35 comments

For the past two days, I've been working late into the night on my Training Goals and Plan for the entire coming year. I figure, once I finish this half marathon, I'll take two weeks of complete rest for recovery. But then, November 1st is a g... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts F4F Race Write-Up & SPARK MEETING (w/pics)!!!!

Sunday, September 30, 2012      89 comments

So, the race I've been waiting for for months finally occurred yesterday. The Fort4Fitness 10k. Not only was it my longest race ever (so far), but I had plans to meet up ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My First Spinning Class

Friday, September 28, 2012      56 comments

Yesterday, I took my first spinning class. So, listen...here's how it all went down, folks. Last Saturday, our city had a Wellness Palooza (super cool...I LOVE to s... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Know What I Want Now

Wednesday, September 26, 2012      43 comments

Well, I'm now 5 chapters in to "The Triathlete's Training Bible" and I still stand by my review that it is one of the most helpful books I've ever read and it could not possibly come at a better time for me. Biggest lesson so far: It's time to... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Difficult Choices and Healthy Balance

Tuesday, September 25, 2012      82 comments

So, I finally picked up "The Triathlete's Training Bible" by Joe Friel (which has been sitting on my night stand for a few weeks now). Truth be told, I hadn't even glanced at it because I felt a) overwhelmed by the wealth of information within... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Fort4Fitness THIS WEEKEND!!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012      199 comments

I am SO tired today. I am SO hungry today. I don't know, guys...this training/diet mix is so difficult to figure out. I did all the math and I know what SparkPeople tells me I need to eat daily to meet my weight loss goals. But then there is... Read more

My Weekend In Facebook Statuses

Sunday, September 23, 2012      18 comments

In case you didn't know, I'm extremely Facebook active. Thought it might be fun for you to see my weekend, solely through Facebook statuses: SATURDAY ZOMG, you guys!!! Ran 6.05 miles this morning with no ankle issues at all! Now...tap... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts FANTASTIC FRIDAY

Friday, September 21, 2012      128 comments

I've had quite an amazing morning, friends! As a lot of you know, I've been working pretty hard to get rid of this weight. I'd been at a plateau for maybe a month or so and I was getting really frustrated with the fact that the number on the s... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Childhood Obesity Sucks - and I'm a Hypocrite

Thursday, September 20, 2012      55 comments

So, let's take a break from the usual report on my workouts and motivating pep talks. Something has been eating away at me and I am more and more agitated, which means I probably need to do some processing of the issue to understand why I feel ... Read more

The One Where I Explain My Injuries and Silence the Exercise Naysayers

Tuesday, September 18, 2012      49 comments

I've been irritated lately by naysayers. In particular, people who will comment on my Facebook or SP status and caution me not to overdo it with my exercise, etc because I might "permanently injure" myself if I keep working out. Now, I am not ... Read more

Le Sigh

Monday, September 17, 2012      64 comments

Well, I've gotta be honest. This day really kicked the crap out of me. I came off a terrible night of sleep, awful dreams about hurtful people from my past, woke up late. Ugh. Seriously considered skipping my swim this morning and sleeping m... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Excuse me, Obesity? Could I have a word with you please?

Friday, September 14, 2012      174 comments

Excuse me, Obesity? Could I have a word with you please? Thanks. As you probably know, I've had some issues with my tendonitis flaring up since my last run. I've been bewildered by the feelings of frustration and anger that have been ris... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It All Adds Up

Wednesday, September 12, 2012      122 comments

OK, so I found Spark Article GOLD, friends...it's a detailed explanation of HOW SparkPeople calculates the calorie allowances in our Food Tracker. For those that don't trust anyone (like me)...or just curious minds. www.sparkpeople... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 1-2-3 Let's Eat Healthy!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012      87 comments

OK, so here's the long and short of it, folks. You KNOW I've been working out like crazy. I have been 100% faithful to myself in fitness and exercise. I am proud of myself for that...it's a huge accomplishment for a 200+ lb girl to get off he... Read more


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