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Back On Track
Monday, August 02, 2010      3 comments

Well, I definitely need to get back on track with my food. July seems to have been a bad month for motivation for me to eat properly. With the Fourth of July and three birthdays, I found it necessary to eat the food I baked. Then I felt physi... Read more
Week 5, Day 2, C2-5K, WooHoo!
Monday, July 26, 2010      3 comments

I love my neighborhood Where I walk and run. Interesting people and sites To make every day fun. Teen girls run by Prepping for the school year. Truck and cars, big and small, Whiz by, a little too near. Older ... Read more
10,000 Spark Points! WooHoo!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      11 comments

I gathered my kids around me today as I was about to answer a poll question. My points were at 9,999. We all let out a big "WooHoo" as we saw my number go over the 10,000 mark. It's been almost six months since I joined Spark People and what ... Read more
I've Been a Mom for 14 Years Now!
Monday, July 19, 2010      7 comments

Happy Birthday Mikey!! My oldest is 14 today. I can't believe it. So much has changed since then. I was 28 and a full-time hospital pharmacist at the time. Brian and I had been married almost 2 years. The pregnancy went well, no real p... Read more
Where Has the Summer Gone?
Friday, July 16, 2010      5 comments

July 16th, really? My kids go back to school in a month! I can't believe I have to start thinking about school supplies and clothes again. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of time to get ready. I've taken on extra shifts at work since I hav... Read more
Swim team, C25K, and other ramblings....
Tuesday, July 06, 2010      5 comments

Summer's half over already. I can't believe it. Swim team only has two weeks left, this one being the critical week with the conference meet on Saturday. This is the second year in a row I have to miss the conference meet since I'm scheduled ... Read more
Below 180! The Not-So-Fat Lady is Singing!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, June 28, 2010      8 comments

Although this story has a happy ending (well, middle actually, I've got more weight to lose), it's been a frustrating ten days to this point. Ten days ago we went camping for the weekend. I was active, but ate horribly. The last few times... Read more
Jellystone Campground, Sioux Falls, SD
Monday, June 21, 2010      5 comments

Well, we did it. We took our first camping trip of the summer up to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Some people up there were surprised that Sioux Falls was our destination. I guess it's the spring board to go to Mount Rushmore. We got up there ... Read more
Family Couch to 5K
Monday, June 14, 2010      6 comments

I started back with "couch to 5K" on Saturday. I bought heel cushions to help my feet, and I've been walking to keep in shape since I started having heel pain. My daughter Mary (10) tried to come with me. She had a hard time since she didn't ... Read more
June 8th, Birthday Blog
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      6 comments

A week ago, the kids made a big deal about Daddy's birthday. We had a perfect day with a bike ride up in Sioux City. Yesterday, the kids came in to wake me up and were surprised when I mentioned it was my birthday. I had orders to stay in bed... Read more
Weekend Adventure
Monday, June 07, 2010      7 comments

We were hoping to go on a family adventure this weekend, up to Sioux City to do some bicycling and shopping. Storms hit our area Friday night. This was after some pretty bad storms already hit earlier in the week and temporarily flooded our li... Read more
Sore Heel
Thursday, June 03, 2010      10 comments

Okay, I'm bummed. My heel started bugging me this week, it may have been Tuesday when I noticed. It still bothered me some on Wednesday, but I thought not so bad. That was until I had done 2 miles of walking/jogging (C25K week 2, day 2) and s... Read more
Memorial Day Weekend
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      6 comments

Unfortunately, I had to work last weekend, Friday thru Sunday. I enjoy my job and the people I work with, so it's not that bad, except that I really wanted to enjoy the weekend with my family. Early Sat. morning, one of our systems went down, ... Read more
Borrowed, but still fun...
Thursday, May 27, 2010      3 comments

I borrowed this from QUEENBEE333 & MUSICMOMOF2 A-Age: 42 on June 8 B - Bed size: King C - Chore you hate: Dusting. D - Dog's name: No dog E - Essential start your day item: I have to start with breakfast: scrambled e... Read more
Daily Spark Inspired Me
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      7 comments

Yesterday I read the Daily Spark Blogs, "Think You're Too Big to Run..." parts one and two. These have inspired me to step it up a little with my walks. I've been wondering if I'm burning enough energy with my walks. Already, I've tried some ... Read more

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