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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

I Heart February! Progress report

Thursday, March 01, 2012      26 comments

FEBRUARY REPORT CARD Start weight: 200.5 Goal weight: 194.5 End weight: 193.5 Weight lost: 7 lbs! Exceeded my goal. Total weight lost this year: 9.5 lbs. Goal weight progress: 15.5 more lbs. to go to reach goal weight! Total... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Sundress or a Magic Pill?

Thursday, February 23, 2012      72 comments

I was tempted this morning. My good friends own a very successful business that is two-fold. One of them is a fitness trainer and teaches amazing classes, and the other sells herbal supplements to promote weight loss. They are all natural, an... Read more

Food Blog Day 4 - MOTIVATE

Thursday, February 23, 2012      12 comments

BREAKFAST Great Value Buttermilk Frozen Waffle, 0.5 serving (I usually eat whole grain waffles like Kashi, but we were out so I had one of the girls') Agave Nect... Read more

Food Blog Day 3 - MOTIVATE

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      18 comments

BREAKFAST Egg, fresh, 1 large Spinach, fresh, 1 bunch bread, Trader Joe's Flour Tortillas (1 tortilla) Read more

Food Blog Day 2 - MOTIVATE

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      14 comments

BREAKFAST Egg, fresh, 2 large Armour Brown and Serve Original Sausage (1 link) Oranges, 0.5... Read more


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