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Wanting to write... about something...

Friday, January 07, 2011      4 comments

A wonderful friend sent me a gift this week that means more than most gifts I have ever received. It is two small silver dogtags on a necklace... one says "army strong" and the other says "member of the 10%" club. She knows me so well and kne... Read more

Reflections: 3 years since I decided to get healthy...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010      3 comments

It's been an interesting road in so many ways since I woke up on 30 December 2007 and decided that I was going to lose the excess weight I'd been carrying around for years. It took me 8 months to lose 60+ lbs, hitting goal on 2 September 2008. ... Read more

Better and better! And Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 13, 2010      3 comments

I am so pumped! I did intervals of 1 minute walking (3.5 mph) and 2 minutes running (5.5 mph) on the treadmill tonight. I did 10 intervals plus walking before and after. It felt amazing to be able to run and love it and NOT feel miserable. I... Read more

Exercise is feeling good again!

Saturday, December 11, 2010      7 comments

With my stupid iron levels so low, I was finding it very hard to drag myself to exercise, which had previously made me feel fantastic. It was just so HARD to exercise... it was very taxing. Now I know why. Tonight I whipped up on JM's 30 ... Read more

Just a quick entry...

Wednesday, December 01, 2010      2 comments

I just passed my Army Physical fitness test! I'm so excited! I go home in just 2 days after having been at Army Officer Basic for the last month. It's been a month of challenges and accomplishments of varying intensities. The fir... Read more

Felt so good tonight to run.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010      3 comments

I'm kind of slowed up after the hip injury and kidney infection, but I'm getting back to it. I ran/walked 3.35 miles in 47 minutes, not top form, but well tolerated by my hip. I also really paid attention to how I was running and ended up ... Read more

Tough tough tough week!

Monday, October 25, 2010      3 comments

I was kind of slow to exercise last week, but I was going to be fine getting all my minutes and calories burned... but then came Thursday morning... I was with a co-worker out to do a flu shot clinic and I went to lift the cooler with the vaccin... Read more

Gathering Ideas... PLEASE READ!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      4 comments

Archon is the science fiction/fantasy/gaming convention that my darling Mark and I met at 24 years ago. We try to go every year. It is wonderful to hang out with fellow geeky/silly people... it's where people like us tend to congregate, as my ... Read more

Birthdays, conventions, passings, new adventures...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      1 comments

I hit the big 45 on Monday. I feel maybe 25... really. Getting fit and healthy has been the best thing I have ever done for me, and secondarily for my family. So being 45 now isn't a downer... The first weekend in October was spent at Ar... Read more

In a writing mood...

Thursday, September 16, 2010      3 comments

Things are actually going quite well. I have dropped a couple of pounds, so I'm pretty much smack in the middle of my desired weight range. I am very happy about that. I have been really pumping up my exercise, my eating has been over c... Read more

Commitment & Consistency

Saturday, September 04, 2010      4 comments

While on my run today, I saw a young man, certainly much younger than I, very obese standing on his front step, smoking. This combined with one SP article I read this past week about how people estimate their weight one classification (ie. obes... Read more

Can I get 100 SparkPoints today?

Friday, September 03, 2010      1 comments

I've really had an incredible couple of weeks. I'm sparking strong and feeling great, even though work has been stressful. My personal life has chilled out a great deal and that has been a plus. I am so looking forward to 3 days off! Sle... Read more

2 Years in Maintenance...

Thursday, September 02, 2010      3 comments

I just realized that I have been in maintenance for 2 years as of today... I can hardly believe it's gone so fast. I weight about a pound more than when I hit goal 2 years ago... not too bad. I am really happy about this and there is NO WAY th... Read more

It's Alright...

Thursday, August 19, 2010      3 comments

emoticon (a few lyrics from my current theme song by Dar Williams...) I know change is a bad thing, Breaks... Read more


Friday, August 06, 2010      2 comments

A lot of emotional stuff getting worked through lately and the stress of that is getting eaten and not exercised out. I know this. So I'm constantly battling this emotional stuff and trying to stay on track and it's not easy. But it's getting... Read more

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