January 2012
Sunday, January 08, 2012      4 comments

Let's start 2012 with some good news. I lost 2 pounds over the holidays. I said I was going to lose and I did it. And Im pretty proud of that. I did have cookies, drinks and snacks over the holidays but I also continued running and lifting wei... Read more
Holiday challenge: week 1
Monday, December 05, 2011      3 comments

Monday: medium-level success. 1. Did not snooze it. Yay! Excellent way to start. 2. Ran a mile, did weights, ran a second mile. Impressed that I am now someone who can run a mile, but a bit disappointed that i was not able to convince myse... Read more
Stage 4: Not a Turkey Button and other Musings...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      3 comments

So I got the email telling me I had graduated to Stage 4 of the Spark Diet and I put off making the switch for a day. I was hesitant for some reason. I searched my heart and discovered that II had this feeling of if I was in the l... Read more
Good news, bad news
Thursday, November 10, 2011      2 comments

My school's levy didn't pass. Leaving our district with a $23 million shortage. Not only will we lose art, music, sports, reading intervention, etc. for all schools, but my daughters' own school will close as a result of the levy failing. We've ... Read more
Running is working!
Saturday, November 05, 2011      4 comments

The downside to weighing myself at the gym in the locker room is that when the scale FINALLY dips below 179 after 6 weeks of the worst plateau, you can't whoop it up. Which is what I wanted to do this morning when that scale lit up. So...I... Read more
16 Weeks: 8 Unexpected Ways I Am Changing
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      4 comments

1. I like to get sweaty. I used to hate that part of working out and now I don't mind it. It is a good barometer of when I am doing something that is challenging my body. I look forward to challenges that make my heart pump and get my body worki... Read more
I ran a mile!
Thursday, October 27, 2011      7 comments

Yep. Me. I hit the gym this morning and did 45 min on the eliptical and then, because I'm trying to find ways to challenge myself and bust throug this plateau, I decided to see if I could run a half mile. At the half mile point, I st... Read more
Hocking Hills Trip
Thursday, October 20, 2011      5 comments

This afternoon I am heading down to Hocking Hills for 3 nights in a cabin with my in-laws. The trip is a tradition and I look forward to it every year for the chance to be outside in nature, hiking, and with family. It is also a place RIPE ... Read more
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      7 comments

So...I'm stuck. I have fluctuated between the same 2 pound range for 3 weeks, even though I'm still getting up each day and working our hard at the gym. I think I've reached a plateau. It has been frustrating. What am I going to do about i... Read more
Progress: Week 13
Sunday, October 09, 2011      4 comments

One of my goals is to walk, run, bike, etc. 40 miles a month. I'm proud to say that I did 40 miles...last week alone, putting in 14 of those miles on Saturday. Woo HOO! I did let my eating get a bit away from me this weekend, but I'm certai... Read more
Refusing to be part of the problem
Thursday, October 06, 2011      5 comments

So the thing that kick-started me into this process in July was working at this Children's Hospital. I truly love what i do and where I work, but I was appalled that so many people working at a children's hospital, where I would hope we would be... Read more
Progress: Week 12
Sunday, October 02, 2011      2 comments

This won't be a long one because having my arms out of the bedcovers to type is COLD, but I did want to check in because i am really proud of myself. I've been at this for 12 weeks. Thats amazing. And this doesn't really feel like q diet now. Th... Read more
New Pants
Saturday, October 01, 2011      3 comments

SOOOOO.....tonight I was cleaning my closet and found 4 pairs of jeans/ corduroys, etc. that I used to wear. They were my cache of "skinny pants" from many years ago and, on a whim, I tried a pair on to see how far I still have to go... AND... Read more
Wednesday, September 21, 2011      9 comments

Yesterday I received horrible news. I found out that my niece, who is 6 and who has been battling cancer for 4 years, has relapsed again with tumors in her brain and cancer throughout her body. Doctors will do radiation for her brain to try to k... Read more
Assignment: Why Do I Want to Change?
Sunday, September 18, 2011      0 comments

What do I want to change? I want to improve my health and lose approximately 10 more pounds. I want to have a healthier relationship with food, which I'm already well underway. How do I want to look? I want to look trim, strong, and fit. I ... Read more

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