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My first 5k! (Pictures)

Monday, June 07, 2010      39 comments

Total time: 39:31 Pace: 12:45 per mile Place: 1408 out of approx. 1700 timed runners Calories burned: 665 Read more

May Progress Report and Loads of Non-Scale Victories! (Pictures)

Wednesday, June 02, 2010      34 comments

May Progress Report: Start weight: 240 End weight: 236 Weight lost: 4 lbs. emoticon Weight lost since the... Read more

Why I Run

Wednesday, May 05, 2010      33 comments

I am a person who you wouldn't look at and think "runner". I am a person who never thought of herself that way. Last year when I seriously starting Sparking after having ... Read more

Thank you DONE GIRLS!!!!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010      10 comments

I am so honored to have the Done Page of the Month! I am so inspired each month by the Done Page of the Month and the person, the creator, behind it. It’s ALWAYS a phenomenal woman, someone who I aspire to be, someone who exudes inspiration. ... Read more

April Report Card and May Goals

Monday, May 03, 2010      19 comments

emoticon Weight lost: 4 lbs. Weight lost since the beginning of the year: 17.5 lbs. Total weight lost: 58 lb... Read more

Thank you Leslie Sansone!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010      18 comments

Recently I posted a blog about my 3 yr. old daughter, Lucy, working out with me to a Leslie Sansone DVD (my favorite!) - she did an entire mile with me, and of course my husband was there taking pictures of this event. I sent the photos al... Read more

In the words of Forest Gump...I was RUNNING!

Monday, April 26, 2010      14 comments

So I signed up for a class for training for a 5K, to walk or walk/run it at my gym. I figured it was perfect timing as my first 5k is 6 weeks away and would enhance my Couch to 5k training. I got there before the class started, and saw the cla... Read more

THIS is How Bad I Want It.

Friday, April 23, 2010      29 comments

Last night I pulled over at a park and changed into my workout clothes IN THE CAR like Superwoman so that I could run around the path. I always have a plan B and C and always, always, keep my gym bag in my car. I keep a pair of running... Read more

Goodbye Again!!

Thursday, April 08, 2010      18 comments

Recently I posted a blog about the bags of clothes that I donated to the local women's shelter as they were too big on me. Here we go again, I've gone down another size an... Read more

Just finished a SUPER mile with Leslie and LUCY! (Pictures)

Friday, April 02, 2010      24 comments

My 3 yr. old daughter Lucy did not want to take her nap today. This is the time I typically get my workout in. So I asked her if she wanted to work out with me (she's done parts of the walks with me in the past, she loves Leslie and says "Walk... Read more

April MOVE IT Plan!

Thursday, April 01, 2010      10 comments

MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! Below is my April Move It! Plan (to be altered as needed). I also posted it on my SparkPage, but I thought a monthly blog of my actions would help k... Read more

March Progress Report, April Goals

Thursday, April 01, 2010      7 comments

Weight lost: 3.5 lbs. Weight lost since the beginning of the year: 13.5 lbs. Total weight lost: 54 lbs. Fitness minutes: 420 (vs. 460 in February, 1,030 in January) Miles: 20 miles (vs. 30 in February; 66 in January) Measurements: Los... Read more

My First 8K (Pictures)

Sunday, March 21, 2010      25 comments

Today I ran/walked my very first 8K in Chicago, called The Shamrock Shuffle. They usually have a category for walkers, which is a 3k, and then the 8k for the runners. This year, due to construction in Chicago, they re-routed the route and only... Read more

Instant Inspiration

Tuesday, March 16, 2010      17 comments

I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. The Bible Matthew 17:20 "Don't give up though the pace seems slow You may succeed w... Read more

New Rules to Live By...

Wednesday, March 03, 2010      21 comments

I wanted to share something that is working for me with portion control and weight loss, and getting my veggies in. This month I’ve instilled a few new self-imposed “rules” 1. I will not eat any snacks such as chips, pretzels, etc. u... Read more


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