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Size 16, Without the "W"

Friday, August 27, 2010      10 comments

I finally went shopping for new work pants. I only have one pair left that don't look like clown pants on me now. All those clown pants used to be tight on me! I went into CJ Banks like I normally do and tried on the 16W and a few 14W. A few... Read more

Rumor has it...

Thursday, August 26, 2010      7 comments

I live in a small town in Iowa. I love living here. It's interesting to me how word gets around quickly in small towns. I've been jogging for a few months now and have built up my distance to 2.5 miles of actual jogging with a warm up wa... Read more

Cooler weather = faster jogging

Tuesday, August 24, 2010      5 comments

I was able to get up early again to get my walk/jog in today. I am so glad the weather cooled off some. I didn't know how I'd do since I haven't jogged for several days. It's hard to fit that in on my work weekend. I actually cut off a minut... Read more

C25K @ 6:15am

Thursday, August 19, 2010      3 comments

I've kind of enjoyed sleeping in this summer. The kids didn't have swim team till 11:30 am. Some days they would let me sleep till 9 or 10. Of course, when I'm not up, I'm not telling them to get off the game systems, computer, or to turn off... Read more

Yankton, SD

Tuesday, August 17, 2010      4 comments

We went on a spontaneous camping trip this weekend up to Yankton, SD. We stayed at the Chief White Crane campsite, so it was our first time camping at a state park. I loved all the space! We've only camped at KOAs and Jellystone which are bot... Read more

Getting closer to 5K

Thursday, August 12, 2010      6 comments

For two days in a row I've jogged 2 miles, with 1/4 mile warm-up and cool-down walks for a total of 2.5 miles. I've been getting up earlier because of the heat to keep at it. This is taking some will-power on my part because I REALLY want to s... Read more

Phineas and Ferb

Tuesday, August 10, 2010      5 comments

Last week was a little disappointing as far as exercise went. I only worked out on two days, which is better than none, but not as much as I hoped. A migraine early in the week slowed me down a bit, then it tried to come back later in the week... Read more

Someone Noticed!

Friday, August 06, 2010      9 comments

I worked another extra shift yesterday. It hasn't been too bad lately. One of the techs came up to me whispering, "Can I ask you a question? How much weight have you lost?" Read more

Heat Wave

Wednesday, August 04, 2010      6 comments

I've looked at the forecast for the coming week, and I am NOT looking forward to the impending heat. I guess it will inspire me to start getting up earlier to get outside for my jogs before the heat sets in. I'll have to do that anyway as the ... Read more

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

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