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October Summary & Scary news stories.

Friday, October 28, 2011      4 comments

It's been kind of a crazy month, but overall I have been doing much better with my eating and exercise. I know that one thing I definitely enjoy about the Army is the culture of fitness that has to be maintained. Going to the gym is part of yo... Read more

It starts EVERYDAY!

Monday, September 19, 2011      4 comments

I have had a rough few weeks staying on track with both exercise and eating... feeling like a failure while making steady progress to longer running intervals... so yeah, some failure! I have been kind of down due to tight money, the impe... Read more

Sailed through the holiday weekend.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      2 comments

End of last week, with the sudden heat, I kind of laid off exercise for a couple of days. I felt indolent and lazy. Saturday, my best friend Renee and I went to the World Sheep Festival in Bethel, Missouri for the first half of the day a... Read more

Maintenanceville resident since 2008!

Friday, September 02, 2011      5 comments

Today marks 3 years since I stepped on the scale and found myself over a pound under my goal of 150. I remember that moment, I nearly collapsed! 8 solid months of hard work had paid off with steady weight loss. I cried and was amazingly happy,... Read more

Really? You have to be kidding me!

Thursday, September 01, 2011      8 comments

I have been working hard to get my exercise mojo back since that week in Florida in July, where I had little time to exercise and had to sit in hardplastichairs(TM) and ended up feeling I'd been beaten *with* the chairs. So the rebuilding s... Read more

Why I Run.

Monday, August 29, 2011      5 comments

Make no mistake, running is hard. I have to work to keep moving, sometimes it's more work than others. But no matter what, I feel better when I'm done, every single time. There is something about getting out and feeling my body moving.... Read more

The Attack of the Brainsucker Virus...

Friday, August 26, 2011      4 comments

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Still fighting the lack of motivation...

Thursday, August 18, 2011      3 comments

That week in Florida was a month ago and I'm still fighting the I-don-wannas... but I am using logic and education to overcome them as best I can. For the most part, my eating has been very much on track... but I have been fighting to get my ex... Read more

I'd rather wear out than rust out!

Sunday, July 24, 2011      4 comments

I spent the last week at an Army training that was truly "death by powerpoint"... 8 hours per day for 5 days sitting on hard plastic chairs watching powerpoint presentations. We also had homework assignments, some very long and brutal... so tha... Read more

Jillian can't kick my butt so easily as she used to...

Friday, July 15, 2011      3 comments

This has been a hard week, mostly in terms of energy and motivation... it just kind of wasn't. In many ways, I felt like I was just plodding through the week... but I have managed to get through 2 of my toughest Jillian DVDs without a great dea... Read more

Where did all this crazy endurance come from?

Sunday, July 10, 2011      4 comments

It's been very hot outside... hate that... but it's pushing me to choose more indoor exercise... so today I decided to see if I could get through Jillian Michael's Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism. And I did!! I am so excited about that! This is ... Read more

Meanwhile, back at that music challenge thingie... day 13/30...

Thursday, July 07, 2011      0 comments

Name a song that is a guilty pleasure... Sex, I'm a... by Berlin... www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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Trying a new tack... what exercise means to me... really looking at my calorie deficit...

Wednesday, July 06, 2011      3 comments

emoticonMorning exercise! This has been a bugbear for me since I started this crazy weight loss then maintenance jo... Read more

Having a nice relaxing holiday weekend.

Sunday, July 03, 2011      4 comments

For years we had a big 4th of July bash... but a few years ago it just got too big... 40-50 people in our small house was just overwhelming. So this year, we are just having a few friends over and prolly won't even shoot off any fireworks. And ... Read more

Hey it's good to be back home again...

Sunday, June 26, 2011      1 comments

Sometimes this crazy old house seems like a long lost friend... Today was my first full day home after my 2 great weeks of annual Army training in southern MO. I guess it seems odd to call my Army duty a break, but it really was... just ki... Read more


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