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April Progress Report and a Look Back

Monday, May 02, 2011      18 comments

Start weight: 213 End weight: 209.5 Weight lost: 3.5 lbs. Total weight lost this year: 16 lbs. Goal weight progress: 31.5 more lbs. to go to goal weight! Onederland progress: 10 more lbs. to reach ONEderland! Total weight lost: ... Read more

Spring Activity Challenge

Friday, April 22, 2011      18 comments

Our challenge this week was to do a spring activity and blog about it. Well my spring activity was to get a spring run in, but...well...Chicago hasn't really seen "spring", at least not this week. I joked about our weather this week (whi... Read more

FEF Bonus Challenge: 3 Books

Friday, April 15, 2011      11 comments

BONUS: For bonus points, share three of your favorite nutrition and fitness books. Post a blog about why they are your favorites. 1. RUNNING FOR MORTALS by John Bin... Read more

FEF Challenge: Spring Motivation Board

Friday, April 15, 2011      18 comments

This week's challenge was to create a spring motivation board. We weren't allowed to create a virtual one, which is what I usually do, so it was really fun for me to get out the construction paper, scissors and glue stick. The board is somethi... Read more

Shamrock Shuffle Race Report: One Day You Will Wake Up in Your Dream (pix)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      31 comments

Congratulations on your finish at the 2011 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k! Reading those words in that email yesterday after running the Shamrock Shuffle 8k was l... Read more

To All the Girls I've Loved Before - My Top Motivators

Saturday, April 02, 2011      13 comments

Itís part of our challenge this week to name five people who motivate us. There are so many people here on Spark who motivate me, it was hard to choose 5, and in fact Iíve chosen a bit more than 5...but also there are different categories of peo... Read more

Finding Beauty through Despair

Friday, April 01, 2011      20 comments

I had a very bad day today. It started with work, where I was expected to video edit, which is something I have never done. But, we wanted to save the money to hire somebody, and I can usually figure things out. So that turned into two days o... Read more

Sometimes a pound is enough.

Friday, April 01, 2011      13 comments

March Progress Report: Start weight: 214 End weight: 213 Weight lost: 1 lbs. Total weight lost this year: 12.5 lbs. Goal weight progress: 33 more lbs. to go to goal weight! Onederland progress: 14 more lbs. to reach ONEderland! ... Read more

Workout Plan for the Week

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      14 comments

Ok, so it's almost mid-week. But here's my plan - past, present and future! Saturday - run - done! Sunday - swimming - done! Monday - swimming - done! Although I didn't get my upper ST in.... Tuesday - run - done! Wedn... Read more

Affirmations - A Peek Back and Looking Forward

Tuesday, March 15, 2011      15 comments

WEEK ELEVEN CHALLENGE - ENDS 03.19.2011 ****************************
*** MAIN CHALLENGE: Revisit Week Two Affirmations What worked, what didnít? Share some of the successes and challenges you had related to your affirmations during PUSH... Read more

February Progress Report

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      16 comments

February Progress Report: emoticon Start weight: 216 End weight: 214 Weight lost: 2 lbs. Total weig... Read more

My 6-Word Success Story

Tuesday, February 22, 2011      19 comments

YOOVIE, who if you don't know (what? go visit her spark page immediately) is a very inspirational Sparker and writer, wrote in her blog today about a wonderful Spark article about 6 word stories. The Daily Spark story can be found here: <... Read more

My boot camp workout

Tuesday, February 22, 2011      14 comments

Our challenge this week was to create our own boot camp workout. Here's mine, enjoy! MAIN CHALLENGE: Create a Boot Camp Workout Create a HARD workout for the main c... Read more

Musical Inspiration - 2 Play Lists (PUSH Challenge)

Thursday, February 17, 2011      19 comments

Our challenge this week was to create two playlists that are 60 min. each, mine may be a few minutes over that, but I've included warm up and cool down songs. Enjoy!!! Airplanes (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore)/3:01/B.o.B/Warm Up 1... Read more

PUSH Food Blog - Saturday (Day 7)

Saturday, February 12, 2011      13 comments

There were Krispy Kremes in my house and true to my word I didn't have one! There are STILL Krispy Kremes in my house. But I ain't bitin'. For breakast I did take a photo of one Krispy Kreme to show that for almost 200 calories I could ha... Read more

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