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Thoughts

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      1 comments

Today was alright. I started the day off unable to get up to do Zumba. I'm just so tired all of the time. Hopefully I can complete some exercise before the end of the night. Work was stressful today and my lunch was less than satisfying. ... Read more

Nothing like a NEW DO!

Monday, January 07, 2013      1 comments

So, this morning started off with waking up an hour early to complete my new yoga DVD that I got for Christmas, complete with a new mat. :) Holy moly Bob Harper....this woman's "warrior" is sore and it hasn't even been 24 hrs. So, exercise is... Read more

Hello...it's me again!

Saturday, January 05, 2013      4 comments

So, here I am 2 months later, 15 pounds heavier and 2 relatives short. November was rough and then the holidays and grief from losing my aunt and Grandma hit at the same time. It was the first Christmas of my life that I did not spend with my ... Read more

November...you suck!

Monday, November 26, 2012      5 comments

So, just as I thought things couldn't get more stressful...they got much, much worse. The day after Thanksgiving, I received word that my Grandma had passed away. I was just gaining my footing after the death of my aunt a couple weeks ago, and... Read more

What a Week...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012      4 comments

So, this week has been chaotic, stressful, and emotional at best. I began the week with my aunt's funeral. Shortly thereafter, I was notified of my grandmother's move to hospice. I am heading to be with her this weekend. We aren't sure how m... Read more

Refocus and Specific November Goal

Tuesday, November 06, 2012      3 comments

This week has been rough for me. I have given myself permission to grieve and I can feel the weight creeping on. A mixture of Halloween candy and lack of motivation to work out has been toxic. On a positive, I made the Slow-Cooker Salsa Chick... Read more

Good Grief?

Sunday, November 04, 2012      4 comments

I have yet to understand the phrase "good grief." Anyone experiencing grief knows that it is not a good thing. You have lost something that you can't get back. That is why we grieve. I lost my aunt this morning. She is at peace now, but it ... Read more

3.8 Down...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      4 comments

So, today was a great day. My first weigh-in and I'm down 3.8 pounds. I couldn't be happier. I'm down to 274 and can't wait to be in the 260s. I'm trying hard not to focus on how many times I've been in the 260s either on my way up or down m... Read more

Eating my Anger

Monday, October 29, 2012      4 comments

Today was a struggle. My son came home from school along with a message from his teacher speaking of a "hitting incident." As a teacher myself, I didn't want to be the mom of 'that kid.' So, instead of screaming at my kindergartener, we had a... Read more

Where did THAT come from?

Saturday, October 27, 2012      2 comments

So, the race.... Good news is I finished and ran well over half of it. The bad news is my hip was acting up and I had to walk some. (Given...it was power walking.) So...Race number three was finished at 45:40. My first 5K that I trained fo... Read more

Ready for the Race!

Friday, October 26, 2012      2 comments

Hello all! So, tomorrow will be my third 5K since I began my journey as a runner in June 2012. My hip injury (I sprained my hip abductor...whatever that means... in Sept) has been presenting a problem lately. I'm hoping to be able to jog/run... Read more

Let's Do This!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012      1 comments

Hello everyone!!! So, after two years of dieting, I have lost 45 lbs. It was great to get down, but I'm hoping to expedite the process now! Hopefully this is where Spark will help! I exercise religiously and I'm trying to get the food in... Read more


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