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It's easy to fall off the wagon when you are tired.

Monday, January 26, 2015      4 comments

So I got back on the wagon today. We went hiking at Mt. Tabor Park here in Portland. It's SO beautiful and the 60 degree, sunny, gorgeous weather just made it all that much better. According to my FitBit, I climbed 33 floors... there was a lot ... Read more

When your mojo comes back...

Thursday, January 22, 2015      2 comments

Nice run tonight on treadmill. This is my 2nd run in two days. Since it's still winter, I pretty much have to run treadmill because it's dark when I get home. I do try to get out during the day on the weekends, weather permitting. The goo... Read more

Keeping myself honest.

Monday, January 19, 2015      0 comments

Our roommate came home with doughnuts, so I had one... doughnuts are worse crack to me than chocolate, soda, or almost anything else... But you know, I burned nearly 500 calories on the treadmill the day before... and if I deny myself all the tr... Read more

Looking back at a tough year....

Sunday, January 18, 2015      2 comments

I am finally back in a settled place from where I feel I can move forward... but looking back at one graph, the one that charts my weight really shows where all that anger and pain went and how I dealt with it. Read more

It's only been a week!

Sunday, January 18, 2015      3 comments

Back to the blog. Weekly may be all I can handle, simply because my job (though I LOVE LOVE LOVE it), is very demanding. I come home tired every night and it's about all I can do to drag myself to the treadmill most nights or even to jog in pla... Read more

MIA for far too long ...

Saturday, January 10, 2015      5 comments

...and trust me my waistline shows it. I have been gaining weight and getting increasingly deconditioned over the last year since I lost the awful job. I felt like everything was spiralling out of my control and it certainly did. Here's I'd tak... Read more

And today we stomped about in the woods with compasses and maps...

Sunday, May 04, 2014      0 comments

It was a fun day, but very tiring. We logged nearly 5 miles in the woods trying to find compass points. It was basically Army orienteering. But my knee kinda started saying "No" after that, so I didn't participate in the afternoon course... wh... Read more

APFT done!

Saturday, May 03, 2014      1 comments

I am excited that I got through my APFT with ease. My score was a little better than last month's diagnostic, on which I did have passing scores. I got out 14 push ups, which is almost the highest number I've ever had... and 37 sit ups... and ... Read more

Feeling jazzed!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014      3 comments

I went home last night from work feeling wiped out. So I took a nap and had a super healthy dinner and then went for a 5.5 mile run walk. Instead of listening to my stiff calves, I listened to my gut that wanted to get out and get some m... Read more

It's funny, but ...

Monday, April 28, 2014      3 comments

Getting back to sparking and blogging is really helping my outlook on everything. I also have my other half, whose name is ARAVINE here on SP, with me... and we are getting the time that we have so dreadfully lacked to rebuild our relationship ... Read more

Moving it along!

Monday, April 28, 2014      1 comments

I have now lost 3.4# of the original 18.2 that I want to lose total. I'm counting from the 160.2 that I restarted at. That is 18.7% of the total.... I like breaking it d... Read more

Committing myself!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014      1 comments

Sometimes you just to have to just pull the trigger and say, "I'm going to do this." So today, instead of saying "I plan to run a 10k by September"... I registered for on in September in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in Oregon! My friend M... Read more

Tuesday. More emotional I&D. Remembering Boston.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014      2 comments

IIRC, blogging really helped me lose the weight in 2008. So after yesterday's blogging the story, today will be focused on goals. I know that I am feeling better and more focused now that I am no longer under the cloud of the evil job. I ... Read more

Finding bottom and climbing out...

Monday, April 14, 2014      1 comments

Well, I moved up to the Pacific NW with a great job, or at least what I *thought* was a great job. The work itself really wasn't that hard, but little did I know, the environment I was going to enter was to prove to be the MOST TOXIC work envir... Read more

It's been a long time.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014      3 comments

My live has undergone a slew of changes since I last blogged: *I am now living in Seattle, Washington *I have a new job *I have gained 15 lbs *I am in a new Army unit *I'm living alone until my husband can join me here *My son will b... Read more


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