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Running This Weekend

Sunday, September 09, 2012      13 comments

Saturday I decided to walk to the school, walk/run and then walk home. Between the trip to and from and the 1.25 miles on the track that was about 3 miles. My laps looked like this: Lap 1 - Ran all of it Lap 2 - Walked 1/2, ran 1/2 La... Read more

Running Day 2

Sunday, September 02, 2012      12 comments

When I got out of bed this morning I decided that if I didn't run today, I might not move at all tomorrow! We went to church and came home, then straight to the track. Today instead of walking to the school, I conserved my energy for the run o... Read more

I'm a Runner!

Saturday, September 01, 2012      14 comments

One of my goals as I've gotten more healthy and fit, and as I've seen other friends accomplish it, is I've wanted to be a runner. I want to run. My SP Friend EBeams says that once you run, you are a runner. As much as I appreciate that, I... Read more

Dr. Joseph Mercola

Saturday, August 25, 2012      13 comments

As many of you know, I have been on this journey since January 2011. I started by counting calories, carbs, protein, fat, etc as per the SP tracker. Earlier this year I started reading Mark's Daily Apple about eating Grok where the emphasis is... Read more

82 Days

Sunday, July 29, 2012      12 comments

It has been 82 full days since my beloved daughter last self-harmed. Has it been easy for her, definitely no. Has it been easy for me and/or her dad, definitely no. Has it been easy for her brother, no, but he has taken it easier with her tha... Read more

Strange Day

Thursday, July 05, 2012      13 comments

On Tuesday July 3rd, I had the weirdest day...it was strange and weird and has left me a bit unsettled. My son has worked for 2 months at the coffee shop where I have gotten coffee for the past, probably, three years. So, Tuesday morning I... Read more

Tough Times = Lessons Learned

Thursday, June 07, 2012      18 comments

In April I learned that my daughter who is 13 was not only being bulled at school, which I knew some about, but I also learned she was self-harming; cutting and burning. The harming has been going on since she was in third grade. The story... Read more

Take this world and give me Jesus...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      13 comments

All I Know is I'm not Home Yet, This is NOT Where I Belong! Take this World and Give me Jesus, This is NOT Where I Belong! This is a line from a Christian song that my kids and I love to hear come on the radio. We all sing along... T... Read more

Clothes and Weight

Sunday, March 25, 2012      9 comments

Since I have one pair of pants that were decent to wear to work, I decided I was going shopping today and I wasn't going home until I had pants. Really, pants. I just want a pair of pants, not jeans, lets be clear that my dress code at work sa... Read more

An Idea I have...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      13 comments

One of the things that I like about the Flab Fighters class that I attend at the Fitness Studio is the variety of the exercise that I get. Like I said in my Saturday March 17 blog is that I can go to the class 5 or more times per week and still... Read more

Flab Fighters

Saturday, March 17, 2012      9 comments

Flab Fighters is a class that I really enjoy taking at the Fitness Studio where I work out with some of my SP Friends, EBeams,TBeams and SkinnyRadle. This class is 'sold' as "the heaviest 5 pounds will ever feel" - or something close. The ... Read more

Just How Big is the Love of God?

Monday, March 12, 2012      13 comments

I told my DD this story about eternity, because eternity is such a big concept to fathom...if you have a rope that is a mile long, really any length that you imagine, and you take a ball point pen and you draw a line around that rope. That ball... Read more

Much Ablog about Little

Saturday, March 10, 2012      15 comments

I don't have a lot to report but what I do have to say is quite exciting for me! One of my greatest regrets is not having measurements from when I started my weight loss journey in Jan 2011. Finally, when I was frustrated with pounds lost ... Read more

Grok, Primal, Paleo

Sunday, February 26, 2012      21 comments

For most of my life I've had problems with my guts. When I was 9 I had ulcers - I guess you could say I was a Type A personality before it was popular! At that time I went over a year eating a 'bland' diet. My blessed mom literally cooked me ... Read more

Tiny, short blog

Thursday, February 02, 2012      18 comments

My SIL's mom has a recurrence of breast cancer, very active non-Hodgkin lymphoma and the breast cancer has spread to her spine. No radiation, 6 rounds of chemo. My SIL is coming home on Sunday, 1/5/12 but will return her mom's in Seattle f... Read more


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