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Terrapin 5k Race Report (with pics)
Sunday, August 05, 2012      25 comments

As some of you may know, a good friend of mine from high school passed away recently. After this happened, it made me look at my own life closer, and I wanted to live it more. So many times we say we don't have time for things, or say, "Oh, we... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts NSV at the DMV (Photos)
Thursday, July 26, 2012      156 comments

I can't tell you how much I dreaded showing my license - ever - to anyone. The checkout lady at Trader Joes, to verify employment, to prove residency, every time I had to take that thin piece of plastic out of my wallet I cringed. 8 years of t... Read more
Roadblocks
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      28 comments

One of our challenges this week for RockIt is to write about two of our roadblocks that may prevent us from reaching our health goals. Both of mine have the same core princ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Am Officially a Walk Star!
Monday, July 09, 2012      142 comments

I just got a copy of Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home newsletter and I discovered that I am now officially a "walk star"! I'm the second story down, and the first story is my friend Nancy, who I met at the certification in April. www... Read more
My RockIt! Plan For the Week
Monday, July 02, 2012      20 comments

MAIN CHALLENGE: For the main challenge this week, plan 3-5 workouts through out the week and complete them. Once you have your plan picked out, either post in your team or on your blog so that it is out there and we can help support you. Having ... Read more
Reflections on SASS and my Rock It! Plan
Friday, June 29, 2012      18 comments

I started off the SASS Seasonal Done Girl challenge at 196 lbs. I had recently reached 100 lbs. down and I felt like I was going to reach my goal weight during this challenge. That was not to be. I ended the challenge weighing 197.5. Well, w... Read more
A Dream Fulfilled: Walk Leader Certification
Saturday, June 09, 2012      50 comments

Three years ago when they introduced the Walk Leader certification program from Leslie Sansone, I saved the postcard that my Aunt Barb gave me announcing it, and put it up ... Read more
Run For the Kids 5K Race Report - May 5, 2012
Friday, June 08, 2012      19 comments

This race report is a little late in getting posted, but that doesn't make it any less important. This was my baby sister Missy's FIRST 5k. Missy is a mother to 4, having had twins a year ago. After she had the twins (2 beautiful baby girls t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Brief Photo Inspiration Intermission
Tuesday, May 22, 2012      457 comments

So I am way behind. On reading my favorite blogs, on posting my own blogs. I have yet to write one about my latest 5k and my Walk Leader Certification. But those can wait...at least a little bit longer. I'm determined to reach goal weigh... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Pictures on the Shelf
Friday, April 13, 2012      304 comments

I was talking with a friend over the weekend who has also lost a lot of weight. She said that when she visited her in-laws house she went into the study and saw framed photos of her and her husband on the mantle. These frames held pictures of ... Read more
The Not Really a Progress Report, Report - March 2012
Monday, April 02, 2012      25 comments

I wasn't going to blog about March, because, as I said in my status update, "March was a wash." Well, actually...not really. I did some great things in March. And the fact that instead of losing 5.5 lbs., which was my goal, I gained 1 lb.... Read more
Shamrock Shuffle 8k Race Report
Friday, March 30, 2012      25 comments

This is my favorite race. Over 34,000 runners participated in the 33rd annual Shamrock Shuffle, the traditional kick-off to the running season in Chicago. This race and I have a long history together. My family has been participating in ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Getting off of this Rollercoaster
Monday, March 19, 2012      336 comments

I am not happy. For a person who is usually cheerful, I am downright depressed right now. It isn't fair. It just isn't fair that when I have a bad week I regain weeks worth of work. I am sick of having to be perfect all the time. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Cleaning House
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      111 comments

Iím talking about cleaning out the clutter in our lives, and I donít mean paperwork, or house chores or cleaning. Well, maybe I do. Iíve had day long meetings all wee... Read more
My Binge On the Page
Sunday, March 04, 2012      37 comments

I am in the middle of a binge right now. Instead of continuing to eat, I am going to journal my thoughts publicly, unedited, in the hopes that it may make this uncontrollable feeling of wanting to shove everything in my mouth and take it away. ... Read more

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