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Triathlon Swim Clinic Training
Thursday, April 14, 2011      4 comments

I just completed a 3 day triathlon swim clinic (2.5 hour each evening) at my local YMCA. This was exactly what I needed. After my first (and only so far) triathlon last September, I realized I needed help with my swimming. I panicked in the swim... Read more
Preparing for first 10k (and other challenges)
Sunday, April 10, 2011      2 comments

My first 10k race is just a few weeks away. I am getting nervous. Today I felt like I needed to run more than 6.4 miles to prove the 10k will really not be a problem. So, I ran 7 miles. Yeah! I really did it. It took me 85 minutes, but, I did it... Read more
I rewarded myself with an iPad!
Thursday, March 17, 2011      3 comments

OK, I may have gone a little overboard on my reward for reaching 20 lb. of weight loss. Only 21 more to go to goal! So I bought myself an iPod 1st generation (not the new iPod 2). Partly it was timing, the new one came out and the original is ... Read more
20 lbs. down...FINALLY - February Review/March Goals
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      0 comments

February in review: Weight progress: My #1 goal for February was to lose that 1 lb that would bring me to a total of 20 lbs weight lost (at 146 lbs). Well, didn't see 146 in by my last February weigh in, but I have seen 146 on the scale ... Read more
Not such a good week....time to refocus before the scale goes up.
Friday, February 25, 2011      1 comments

OK. This week I have not been very focused. I have been HUNGRY all week. I skipped tracking my food 4 days this week (probably because I knew I wasn't eating well). I had too many sweets and too much salt. I did keep up with exercise (but, I ... Read more
Anyone ever try an "Adventure Race?"....
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      0 comments

Two of my friends at work are organizing a team to participate in a 5K adventure race, the Renegade Playground Challenge. This is basically a 5K with a lot of mud and obstacles like climbing hay stacks, crawling through big tires, climbing a rop... Read more
January 2011 Review/ February Goals
Sunday, January 30, 2011      3 comments

January in Review: I feel like have renewed my interest in being healthy. I am in the swing of exercising regularly with yoga, swimming, running on treadmill, spin classes, and occasional elliptical machine. I am journaling my foods on most da... Read more
Mini-goal accomplished - GymBoss interval timer reward earned.
Sunday, January 23, 2011      2 comments

I did it! I had set a goal to stay within my calorie range Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. And I actually accomplished my goal. I ordered a GymBoss interval timer (in hot pink!) as a reward. I just started reading Jeff Galloway's Book of Running a... Read more
My new focus: Mini-goals with rewards
Friday, January 21, 2011      0 comments

Last week I was seriously disappointed. After my gain of 2 lbs, I had to reevaluate my plan. I was stressed out, over-tired, and probably had too much salt and too little water. I decided to spend the week really focusing on getting 8 hours of s... Read more
Two pound gain. What is going on?
Friday, January 14, 2011      4 comments

I am so disappointed that I have actually gained 2 lbs since the new year (1 lb each week). I have been exercising and doing the Boot Camp strength training videos. My foods have been much better than December - within the calorie range on most ... Read more
Completed one year of SP! 2010 in review.
Sunday, January 02, 2011      3 comments

It has been one year since I joined Sparkpeople and I can't believe how far I have come. I did not lose the full 41 lbs. I had planned, but I did lose 18 of it. When I started I was very focused on the weight only, but I have changed my focus to... Read more
Review of December 2010 goals
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      1 comments

As December is coming to an end, I am reviewing my December progress. I was so busy and distracted this month that I did lose focus a little. This weekend I will review the year (as I am coming upon my 1 year anniversary on SP!) and write goals ... Read more
'Twas the Night After Christmas (adaptation of Clement Clark's Moore's poem)
Monday, December 27, 2010      5 comments

I created this blog for my SPC Buddy Support December challenge. Thanks for the motivation, team! 'Twas the Night After Christmas * Adapted from 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore (1823) 'Twas the ... Read more
One more day of work, then vacation!
Monday, December 20, 2010      4 comments

One more day on work and then I am on vacation for 12 days before going back to work. Yeah! I am feeling pretty stressed out and I need the break. This will be somewhat of a "catch up week" where I will do those errands I normally don't have tim... Read more
12/19/10 - I replaced my broken scale..
Sunday, December 19, 2010      3 comments

...I was lost without a scale after mine broke last week. I thought I could wait a couple of weeks. I had imagined it might even be good for me. But, after missing weighing in this Friday, I felt like I was having a hard time gauging if I was go... Read more

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