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Time for some "me" time

Thursday, September 16, 2010      3 comments

I've had a pretty busy week building up to my work weekend. Monday was the standard getting back into the school routine day. All the kids had homework, so I had to stay on top of them for that. Tuesday was playgroup for the twins. We went u... Read more

I Need to Vent!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010      10 comments

Today, my kids got out early from school. On days like today, I allow them to invite friends over. There is a neighborhood boy who's a 7th grader and a friend of my 7th grader. This boy "D", has been too rough on numerous occasions with my 3r... Read more

C25K Completed!

Monday, September 13, 2010      7 comments

I officially completed Couch to 5K on Saturday! I was able to jog without the stroller and it was a nice cool morning. I jogged 3 miles in 43 minutes, which puts me faster than a 15 minute mile. I went out early today, another beautiful morni... Read more

A Beautiful Morning for my First 3 Mile Jog

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      7 comments

I did it!! I actually did it!! I completed my first three mile jog; and I did it WITH the twins in their stroller! I still can't believe I've made it to week nine of C25K. When I'm walking, I'm at a 17-20 minute mile. When I'm jogging, I'm a... Read more

Half way there!

Thursday, September 02, 2010      8 comments

The overall goal I've set for myself is to lose 50 lbs before my 43rd birthday (June 8, 2011). That would put me at 150 lbs. I don't weigh myself frequently since I'm one of those "slowest losers". I went to my doctor's office and weighed in ... Read more

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


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