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Mindful Eating is SOOOOO HARD!

Monday, January 25, 2016      7 comments

This week in the 5% weight loss challenge, we are supposed to focus and spend at least 20 minutes to eat a meal. I hadn't realized how often I plow through my meal in 10 minutes or less. I don't slow down to savor and often eat while doing oth... Read more

365 days of Exercise in a Row!

Sunday, December 27, 2015      8 comments

Today I hit a major milestone. I have completed 365 days of exercising every day. I started with 10-15 minutes every day. Now most days are at last 30-45 minutes and I don't even count anything less than 20 minutes a day. I have three ... Read more

Olympic Length Triathlon May 8, 2016

Wednesday, December 16, 2015      2 comments

My exercise plan for the next four weeks includes the following: Swim two days a week 250-500 yards at a time. Spin class x45 minutes or ride 8-12 miles two days a week Walk/jog 2-3 miles twice a week Dancing or walking the 7th day... Read more

Day #1 and day #316

Sunday, November 08, 2015      2 comments

First a yippee! Today is day 316 of exercising every day. On December 28, I will be a whole year of exercising every day. I cannot wait to meet that goal. Now for the sad day #1. Today I have gone back to strict meal tracking. Nothing ... Read more

Two goals Busted!!

Sunday, October 25, 2015      1 comments

Today I broke through and surpassed two goals. First today was #302 of exercising every day. My old record was 301 days. The next goal is 365 so that I have a full year of every day. The second is that I participate in Day of the Tread t... Read more

My First Triathlon-June 13,2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015      2 comments

My first triathlon feels a bit like my first steps. You don't think you will ever be able to do it. You have a co-worker who first put the idea in you head a couple of years ago by saying. " it's just a sprint. You really don't even have to t... Read more

19.3 miles and 15 pounds

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      5 comments

I completed two big milestones today. First I did my first ever spin class. If you have never tried one it is usually full of skinny little people who make all of the up and down look easy. Believe me, it isn't. Sweat runnng down my nose and... Read more

How do you push through?

Monday, April 27, 2015      0 comments

Hi Fellow Sparkers, The last week I have been suffering from fairly severe fatigue. That not withstanding I am doing my first triathlon in 6 weeks. I am looking for ideas in how others push through down times. I have tried regular th... Read more

I registered for my first Triathlon

Sunday, April 05, 2015      3 comments

June 13, 2015 This is the day of my first triathlon. This is a big step for me. I can do the 5k at a fast walk and will work on some niter al training to improve my time but I have to work on my bicycle. Today I rode just under two miles... Read more

Splash and Dash March 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015      1 comments

With a half marathon under my belt it is time to commit to my next event. I found a run and swim scheduled in March before my proposed triathlon in April. http://chasing3.com/event/ci
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My First Half Marathon

Monday, January 19, 2015      6 comments

On Sunday I walked my first half marathon. emoticon Read more

Two miles in 35 minutes

Sunday, January 04, 2015      2 comments

Today I did my first interval training outside instead of just on a treadmill. I am very proud of myself. I walked with a few short bouts of jogging just over two miles in 35 minutes. This walk usually takes me about 40 minutes. This is a bi... Read more

January jump start-part 2

Thursday, January 01, 2015      1 comments

For anyone who is interesting in the walking challenge from my last blog. This is the link to the challenge. http://www.active.com/anywhe
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January Jump Start

Monday, December 29, 2014      4 comments

I decided to jump start my activity level with a challenge from active.com. I joined the January New Years Resolution Weight Loss Challenge. I have committed to walk two miles a day for the month of January. If anyone wants to join me, I star... Read more

118 Days to Go! Rio Grande Retro Triathlon

Sunday, December 28, 2014      2 comments

2015 is only a few days away and it is time to set new goals. I am not setting any specific weight loss by a specific time type goals. It is time to try something different. This year I am setting a health goal. I have watched several of my ... Read more


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