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Thing #4: I Have Joy

Thursday, December 09, 2010      16 comments

This morning as I was getting ready for work I started to dance in our bathroom, even without my clothes on. This is something I do often - dance out of nowhere (although ... Read more

Thing #3: My Short Hair

Wednesday, December 08, 2010      15 comments

I'm posting my third thing today since I have a few minutes to spare. My first two "loves" were personality traits, or things about myself that I love. Now I'm going to head into uncharted territory - something about my appearance that I... Read more

Thing #2: I Have Faith

Wednesday, December 08, 2010      15 comments

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. The second thing I love about myself is that I have faith. I cherish this trait about myself even more so because I didn't alw... Read more

Thing #1: I'm a Giver

Tuesday, December 07, 2010      14 comments

As part of our WIN challenge this week we have to identify four things about ourselves that we love. I am a big believer in positive affirmations, so I am struggling with the fact that I find this challenge difficult. I think it's because for ... Read more

November Progress Report

Wednesday, December 01, 2010      21 comments

Start weight: 218 End weight: 218 Weight lost: 0 lbs. Weight lost since the beginning of the year: 39.5 lbs. Total weight lost: 80 lbs. It was my goal to lose 5 lbs. this month to bring me to my wedding weight of 213, which w... Read more

Running in Place.

Monday, November 29, 2010      35 comments

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anais Nin As you can imagine, running in place doesn’... Read more

The Weekend Blog: Get Used to More (pics)

Monday, November 22, 2010      19 comments

So, my plan was to stay on track this weekend at the cottage and I’m happy to report I did just that! Here’s what I said I was going to do: emoticonRead more

Weekend Plan of Attack and Accountability Buddies = PRICELESS

Friday, November 19, 2010      12 comments

A weekend plan of attack for my weekend in Michigan? Free. Accountability buddies to keep me on track? Free. An actual weight loss over a weekend away and 15 lbs. gone by the New Year? PRICELESS. A week ago I was seeing fellow ... Read more

Hold the Salt, Please.

Thursday, November 18, 2010      19 comments

This week our WIN challenge calls for a blog about sodium. It was a goal to track our sodium this week and also share our thoughts. I’ve stayed within my range all wee... Read more

I am a Runner.

Saturday, November 13, 2010      28 comments

Today I got a call from a friend of mine. After talking a few minutes she laughed and said “So, I see from your status on Facebook that you are a runner now?” She knows me well, and knows my story. My weight loss, and also that I've run 4... Read more

A Love Poem to My Indoor Track

Thursday, November 11, 2010      11 comments

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." ~ Will Rogers "Someday you will run so fast and so far your heart will feel like FIRE...." ~ from the book "Someday" by Alison McGhee Read more

Hot Chocolate 5k - Race Report

Monday, November 08, 2010      19 comments

"Runners just do it - they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first." -Author Unknown As some of you may know, about a week ago I woke up on a Friday morning and my lower back was hurting so badly that I couldn’t ev... Read more

Funny Quote: Win Joke Blog #3

Tuesday, November 02, 2010      8 comments

"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found." -- Calvin Trillin... Read more

In Good Company: Win Joke Blog #2

Tuesday, November 02, 2010      2 comments

My daughter couldn't muster the willpower to lose unwanted pounds. One day, watching a svelte friend walking up our driveway, she lamented, "Linda's so skinny it makes m... Read more

No More Meat :) Win Joke Blog #1

Tuesday, November 02, 2010      11 comments

The teacher in our Bible class asked a woman to read from the Book of Numbers about the Israelites wandering in the desert. "The Lord heard you when you wailed, 'If only... Read more

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