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I only....
Monday, February 03, 2014      7 comments

lost 6 of the 10 pounds I wanted to lose last month. And I spent 2 days being disappointed about it. Then I realized, there's no "I only" to this at all. This is a very big "I Did It" moment! Here's what I DID: lost 6 pounds had a month... Read more
You know you're making progress when....
Monday, January 20, 2014      6 comments

...the front desk at the gym knows your name before they swipe your card! emoticon ... Read more
Easy Come, Easy Go....some things more than others!
Friday, January 03, 2014      3 comments

So I'm suffering from sudden onset of sticker shock.... emoticon Just got home from the orthodonist with my 13... Read more
Take Time
Thursday, January 02, 2014      2 comments

It's been a busy 2 weeks with Christmas and New Year's. The break has flown by! But it's been GREAT and I wouldn't trade any of it for anything. I am going to do something different today than I normally do when I'm home with the kids. I'm headi... Read more
Saturday, February 23, 2013      4 comments

Why do I complain, moan, groan, and make excuses about exercising when I know that I feel SO INCREDIBLE when I'm done?? Why?? WHy?? WHY??? Memo to February: You swept the awards with "Month of Least Exercise", "Month of Most Sporadic ... Read more
They said WHAT?!
Saturday, February 09, 2013      4 comments

So by increasing my biking and running time, I have increased reflection time and I've spent time reflecting on past triathlons since I'm training and such. The walk down memory lane has taken me down the paths of "Transitions: In & Out or Sit &... Read more
You know I'm motivated when...
Monday, February 04, 2013      1 comments

...I've planned out what I can order at Carabba's tomorrow! It's a "mandatory", much-needed teamwork celebration with some friends from work, but I'm so proud of how far I've come that I don't want to sabotage anything. Besides, it's not about t... Read more
Hello ONE-derland....remember me?
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      3 comments

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5 down, 45 to go!
Sunday, January 13, 2013      8 comments

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Baby Steps...
Saturday, January 12, 2013      0 comments

My husband surprised me with a "date" last night, arranged the babysitter and everything. It's been a stressful week for both of us and a date was LONG overdue! Dinner and a movie...kid free, just us. I was excited and then, in the car, secretly... Read more
If patience is a virtue, I'm not very virtuous!
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      5 comments

As I look at the scale & my reflection in the mirror with utter disgust and disappointment, my wonderful, dear husband caringly reminds me, "Amy, it's Slim in 6...weeks, not hours." ... Read more
Have you got a plan?
Monday, January 07, 2013      0 comments

So today was a real eyeopener for me in the world of Habits Meet Eating. I've been home for the last two weeks on Christmas Break. Today was a teacher workday, but a very informal one. And I treated it as such. I did not pack a lunch, a snack, n... Read more
It's the music that we choose...
Sunday, January 06, 2013      0 comments

I know a lot of runners frown at running with music; it affects your pace, you lose your focus, it's dangerous. Well, I guess that must be what is keeping me from my Olympic paced dreams because I can't live without my music on my walks or runs.... Read more