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Inspirational Quote #1.

Sunday, June 19, 2011      5 comments

My quote for the day is the chorus from the song "More Beautiful You" by Jonny Diaz and Kate York. There could never be a more beautiful you Don't buy the lies, disguises and hoops, they make you jump through You were made to fill a p... Read more

Recipe Swap Out - Peanut Butter Cups

Saturday, June 18, 2011      5 comments

Our bonus challenge this week was to share a recipe swap out that we've done and one of mine that I love to do every month, during that time when I crave peanut butter and chocolate, is these Frozen Peanut Butter Cups (Spark recipe submitted by:... Read more

Stealing Time for ME (Challenge Blog)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      14 comments

MAIN CHALLENGE: For the main challenge this week, take some time for yourself! Do something special, just for you, that you've been thinking about but haven't followed through on. I know we all have so many responsibilities, but sometimes taking... Read more

I'll take that in a size Medium, please :) (photos)

Monday, June 13, 2011      28 comments

A good friend of mine got married this past weekend. Months ago I found a dress I loved and it fit me in a size large, but it was a little too loose, and so I did something drastic. I bought it in a size Medium, having faith that I would get i... Read more

Move It, Move It Weekly Plan

Sunday, June 12, 2011      10 comments

I didn't work out much this past week at all, my tail bone has been hurting me ever since my daughter hopped into bed with me and I slept strangely all night. Now this pain has GOT to go away because it's been keeping me from doing things that ... Read more

My Biggie NSVs - Challenge Blog

Tuesday, June 07, 2011      17 comments

Here's the challenge for this week: MAIN CHALLENGE: Most of us probably have a number of non scale victories, even if we aren’t to our goals yet. This week, reflect on those gains. Have you had health gains so far in your journey as a resul... Read more

May Progress Report and June Goals

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      23 comments

Start weight: 209.5 End weight: 207 Weight lost: 2.5 lbs. Total weight lost this year: 18.5 lbs. Goal weight progress: 29 more lbs. to go to goal weight! Onederland progress: 8 more lbs. to reach ONEderland! Total weight lost: 91 ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts HOW I do this - Sunny Challenge Blog Bonus

Thursday, May 26, 2011      36 comments

For the bonus challenge, we are to share a tip for success that has helped us progress so far with our team. It can be anything, from how you make sure you get enough sleep, or batch cooking, sneaking in workouts, anything that has helped you im... Read more

Travel Survival Tips: Sunny Challenge Blog

Thursday, May 26, 2011      10 comments

This week’s main challenge was to help each person in planning their summer vacations, since we all know it's hard to stay on track during a vacation! Our challenge this week was to pick a city that you are going to this summer, or somewh... Read more

Sometimes It's Hard...But You Get Back Up

Saturday, May 21, 2011      18 comments

Today I had a difficult run. Summer-like weather has finally hit Chicago and I wanted to go running first thing in the morning. But I had a late night last night watching scary movies and didn't get to sleep until 3 a.m. SO my run had to wait ... Read more

Looking Forward...A Picture Blog

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      40 comments

Growing up I was not an outside kid. I was always more cerebral and loved reading books. Being obese since the 2nd grade also added to my dislike of the outdoors. When I was a pre-teen and MTV came out, that sealed the deal. I was indo... Read more

Why I do This

Thursday, May 05, 2011      27 comments

This week our challenge is to blog about why you decided to change your habits to become a healthy, fit person. I have never really felt comfortable in my own skin. I think thats my initial answer to the why, why did I decide to change ... Read more

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


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