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Hot Chocolate Race Report - Nov. 5, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011      17 comments

Last year, after waking up at an ungodly hour to get on two different el trains to make it to the 7:40 a.m. start time of the Hot Chocolate race, I decided that the following year I would stay at the Congress Plaza Hotel, located directly across... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Saying Goodbye to the Inner Fat Girl

Tuesday, October 18, 2011      56 comments

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not" ~Anonymous In my Sunny Gals team we are doing a mini challenge to try to lose 20 lbs. by the New Year. This is especially exciting for me because I have 20 lbs. to l... Read more

Saving the Best for Last (100 lbs. lost)

Monday, October 17, 2011      42 comments

And the last pound goes to... After losing 99 lbs. on my birthday I was inspired to write a blog about 99 things I’ve learned, or are blessed with.
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INSPIRE Food Blog Day 3

Saturday, October 01, 2011      14 comments

Breakfast: Cheesy Egg wrap using egg substitute with La Tortilla tortilla (only 45 calories and has fiber and flax) Morning snack: Low sodium cashews (pre-pr... Read more

INSPIRE Food Blogs - Days 1 & 2

Friday, September 30, 2011      10 comments

WEDNESDAY: Breakfast: 1 cup scrambled eggs Morning Snack: 1/4 cup of Trader Joe's a... Read more

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – Race Report - 9.25.11

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      25 comments

Last year I ran the 5k of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This year I planned to run the 10k. My plan was to beat my 10k time from my first 10k. However, that was not in the cards. What happened? I got sick. Then I got sicker. I end... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Run the Pier Race Report (my 5 yr. old daughter's first race!)

Sunday, September 18, 2011      60 comments

I would like to first TIFFYFANNY for inspiring me - she ran a 5k with her 6 yr. old daughter. I have a 5 yr. old daughter, Lucy, and would love to run a race with her. In the past she's indicated interest, so I've signed her up for the free ki... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 99 Red Balloons: Onederland Birthday Blog (with pix)

Friday, August 26, 2011      346 comments

Today is my birthday. I am 37 years old. For the past ten years I was morbidly obese. My late 20s felt more like my 50s because I had NO energy. Now a... Read more

New Life through Christ (Baptism pix)

Monday, August 22, 2011      32 comments

“Baptism is a process of birth, through which a new dimension of life opens out.” ~ Peter Seewald, God and the World Yesterday I was baptized in Silver Lake at... Read more

Inspire Podcasts

Saturday, August 20, 2011      9 comments

MAIN CHALLENGE: Listen to two different heath, fitness, or nutrition podcasts this week. Blog about why you enjoy them and what you learned from them for 30 points. Well I listened to lots of podcasts to fulfill the challenge this week,... Read more

Competing With Your Inner Athlete and Winning

Thursday, August 18, 2011      26 comments

Instead of sleeping in this morning I… RAN! It’s been too long since I last ran. It’s been 12 days to be exact. My last run was my first 10k. After a big race I usually take a week off to regroup, to rest, to do other activities. T... Read more

First 10K Race Recap (with pics)

Monday, August 08, 2011      27 comments

I was nervous for my first 10k (6.2 miles). Since the 10k start time was at 8 a.m. it made sense to stay at my sister’s place in Chicago. My hubby was going be at Lollapal... Read more

Judging a Book…and Yourself…By it’s Cover

Wednesday, July 27, 2011      40 comments

I am training for a 10k and in preparation for that I joined a 10k running group at the Y. This in itself was a big step for me…running in a group? No thank you. Brings me back to my days almost 2 yrs. ago when I ran in my Mommy Boot Camp and... Read more

Weekend Accountability Food Challenge - Sunday

Sunday, July 24, 2011      15 comments

Great day, was at the low end of my range. BREAKFAST Egg white, spinach & mushroom omelet w/ coffee I turned down a lemon cupcake at church :) LUNCH ... Read more

Weekend Accountability Food Blog Challenge - Saturday

Sunday, July 24, 2011      7 comments

All I have to say is I am PMSing BIG TIME, but I managed to stay within my calorie range despite the fact that I had TWO sundaes throughout the day. BREAKFAST My usu... Read more

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