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My Reward Will Be Giving Back

Monday, August 30, 2010      15 comments

Yesterday in church the Pastor talked about how being a Christian means that we don't look to serve ourselves anymore, but rather to focus on others and to serve others. T... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Once Was a Fat Girl, Who Knew Nothing of the Thin Girl I Would Become.

Thursday, August 26, 2010      79 comments

Today I am celebrating being one year older. emoticon Read more

This Weekend I Felt Like a Skinny Person

Monday, August 23, 2010      21 comments

I had a great weekend; it was full of healthy things. It started on Friday night. I was invited to go to a chocolate party at my neighbor’s house, but I had worked late and just wanted to get home to see my family. So I told her I couldn’... Read more

6 Reasons to Run

Thursday, August 12, 2010      11 comments

I received this email from Women's Healh Magazine this morning and wanted to share it. As I can't share the entire article per copyright law, I've summarized it below and have provided the link to the full article as well. www.w... Read more

Elvis is Alive 5K results (and Pictures of the King!)

Friday, August 06, 2010      31 comments

Last night I RAN, let me say that again, I RAN my second 5k, and this time I didn't stop at all - my first one I had to walk for a minute, but this time I ran it all, and th... Read more

LOSE 8 LBS. IN AUGUST PLAN & REWARDS

Monday, August 02, 2010      13 comments

I joined a spark team whose goal it is to lose 8 lbs. in August. Since I average one measly pound a week, I thought this would be a great challenge to try to double my weight loss, especially since it's my birthday month! Read more

July Progress Report

Monday, August 02, 2010      10 comments

July Progress Report: Start weight: 234 End weight: 230 (this was my Goal for the month) Weight lost: 4 lbs. Weight lost since the beginning of the year: 27.5 lbs. Total weight lost: 68 lbs. Measurements: I’m going to take th... Read more

Be Back Soon, Honey. Went Out Running.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010      20 comments

So this morning I woke up at 4:30 AM. Now I typically sleep until 6:30, 7:00. Sometimes I do get up at 6 a.m. if I want to get a morning workout in. But 4:30? This was ... Read more

Goal to Reach 1,000 Fitness Minutes in July!

Thursday, July 22, 2010      16 comments

The past 3 months I have reached 1,000 fitness minutes and this month I've been so busy with work that at the end of the month, on 7/22, I only have 290 minutes under my belt. There is a challenge at the DONE Girls team to reach 1,000 fitness m... Read more

I may have found the culprit...

Thursday, July 08, 2010      11 comments

So...as some of you may know I've been in and out of a plateau. I've been doing everything right, exercising, tracking, etc. I am actually an avid food tracker, but for some reason when I track my popcorn I've just been using SparkPeople... Read more

June Progress Report

Tuesday, July 06, 2010      19 comments

Start weight: 236 End weight: 234 Weight lost: 2 lbs. Weight lost since the beginning of the year: 23.5 lbs. Total weight lost: 64 lbs. Fitness minutes: 1,050 – I reached the 1,000 minutes mark again this month!! Read more

You'd better be running...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010      13 comments

My sister shared this quote with me and I love it SO MUCH. It inspires me as I'm in my 7th week of C25K, with no more intervals, just straight running. If I can do it, YOU can do it! ~~~ Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes... Read more

Houston, We Have a Problem...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010      14 comments

I was PMSing SO badly last night and ate the following: 1 triangle of brie cheese and a few crackers –OK, HEALTHY SNACK emoticonRead more

Turning a Plateau into a PARTY!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010      19 comments

Ok, so I am stuck. In a dreaded plateau, the very word plateau sounds defeating to me. It is a negative word. I looked it up in the dictionary, and the definition is: 1. Period during training when no observable progress is being made. ... Read more

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


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