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My first 5K

Monday, May 21, 2012      1 comments

I ran my very first 5K on Saturday. I never thought I would run in my life much less participate in a race of any kind. I am smiling really big in this picture because I am... Read more

Discipline

Monday, May 14, 2012      1 comments

Discipline sounds like a four letter word. When I tell my children I'm going to discipline them, they all groan. And yet I am simply trying to correct their behavior so they grow up to be fully functional members of society. Still, most people e... Read more

Muscle Memory

Tuesday, April 17, 2012      0 comments

I have been pretty sick for the past week. My kids passed this croupy cough phlegm sickness through the house and bleh. I'm on my last day of antibiotics. I have missed running so last night I decided to give it a go. Boy was it tough. My lungs ... Read more

Rhythm

Monday, April 09, 2012      1 comments

I'm feeling really great about my healthy living rhythm lately. I'm exercising regularly, eating right and have effectively stopped the yo yo binge/behave cycle. I'm keeping better track of what I eat and eating the right things. I have added fr... Read more

I am not invincible

Thursday, March 29, 2012      1 comments

It's amazing the amount of confidence one gains while losing weight and taking back their life. I am a prime example of this. However, I learned recently that I am not invincible. I hopped on my bike a week and a half ago and started my 12 mile ... Read more

Excellent Article in WSJ

Wednesday, March 14, 2012      3 comments

http://online.wsj.com/article/
SB100014240527023037173045
77279402522090464.html I just finished reading this article titled, "Colleagues Who Can Make You Fat." A friend at work forwarded it to me as I have often complained about cowo... Read more

Running

Friday, March 09, 2012      2 comments

I was running this morning and feeling a bit fatigued. I drank the necessary water. I got the necessary sleep, but I was still dragging a little bit. Even running down hills I was tired. I always guage running by my breathing. If I can still bre... Read more

Bright and Shiny!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012      1 comments

What a gorgeous day in Missouri! Temperatures in the 50's this morning had me running even though I ran yesterday(I usually alternate running with cycling). The sunrise was beautiful and I felt SO good. Accomplished a lot at work and heading hom... Read more

A Foul mood

Thursday, March 01, 2012      6 comments

Do you ever wake up in a foul mood because you went to bed in a foul mood? I'm talking about the kind of mood that literally means there is a black cloud hanging over your head--WATCH OUT!--I am NOT happy. That kind of mood? I was working out t... Read more

A Poem to Give me Strength and Courage

Friday, February 24, 2012      2 comments

God sees who we are on the inside, our hearts, be they black or gold reveal the truth about us. Our virtue's reproach or extol don't depend on our face or body our size or lack thereof. With courage I face the moment Knowing I am ... Read more

Coping with an Eating Addiction

Thursday, February 23, 2012      2 comments

There is a moment where my mind stops, as if I am going into a trance, and I am incapable of saying no. This moment usually comes when food is presented to me. If it is free(monetarily), I am less inclined to say no. I don't think about calories... Read more

The Flu!

Thursday, February 16, 2012      4 comments

I contracted the flu last week. I first felt it catching up with me when I ran 5 miles last Thursday. I was really struggling to move and felt like death afterwards. I thought I was just overstressed and tired. Friday I decided not to work out a... Read more

Sugar and Depression

Thursday, January 26, 2012      4 comments

For the past month and a half I have been dealing with a very serious depression. I can't focus at work. I'm tired. I can't sleep at night. I forget things. Oh, and I feel bad--deep down in my gut. My workouts are tough and life has taken a blea... Read more

A necessary Psychological Evaluation

Friday, January 20, 2012      1 comments

I would like to state for the record that I do not have it all together. I haven't quite figured this whole healthy thing out. This blog is therapeutic in a way. I am able to confirm what I have learned about myself and hopefully help someone el... Read more

Why Eating The Right Food is So Important

Thursday, January 19, 2012      4 comments

I feel great today! I am fully of energy and clear headed. My eyes are bright(or so my co-workers tell me). In short, my body is healthy. Today is day 7 of a no refined sugar, balanced diet. I have stepped out of the cycle of intense cravin... Read more


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