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Today's my Independence Day!

Friday, July 04, 2008      3 comments

I have finally reached healthy BMI! I couldn't wait until I got back to work on Monday to officially weigh in and since my home scale is quite close to the one at work, I recorded my weight this morning. I think Independence Day 2008 will ... Read more

Wrapping my mind around changes...

Thursday, July 03, 2008      2 comments

Since I'm getting solidly into size 10 bottoms, I went to buy a couple of pairs of shorts that fit and won't fall off @ Wally World today. While I know intellectually that I AM a size 10, I'm not sure I've gotten it into my gut. I was g... Read more

Fears... zealotry... funny things...

Wednesday, July 02, 2008      1 comments

I am greatly enjoying 30 Day Shred. I can feel a difference in my bod... apart from the differences I was already feeling. I have to go buy some size 10 clothes too. I have size 12s that are falling off. I'll prolly try the 2nd hand stor... Read more

I am Woman, Hear me Roar?... Axe Woman?... Me Tarzan?

Sunday, June 29, 2008      2 comments

I was going to do 30 Day Shred today, but I somehow think that isn't going to happen. I had a nice run to start my day... once I had breakfast... and then started working out in the yard. I mowed the lawn with the push mower for 30 minut... Read more

Starting a week of vacation...

Saturday, June 28, 2008      2 comments

It's been stress city around here for the last month, but things are better on some fronts so I'm bearing up and much happier. The aliens brought my real daughter back and took the scary replicant away, so things are better there. Still I just... Read more

Talkin' 'bout a Revelation...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008      1 comments

A while back my daughter and I went shopping... she and I bought the same style of pants, just in different sizes... mine 12 and hers a 10. She decided she didn't like them and I loved mine. I am wearing them as I type!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Read more

Confessions of the Kitchen Sink Salad Queen

Monday, June 23, 2008      5 comments

I've mentioned my salads before... I love throwing anything and everything into them. I usually carry them for lunch. For me, salad creation is a very emotional process with few rules. I don't have to have lettuce... veggies can be canned... Read more

Before the 5K... during... and after...

Saturday, June 21, 2008      3 comments

emoticonBefore the 5K... Why do I feel nervous? There really is no call for it. How many times have I run/walked 3... Read more

Rush out in a buying frenzy!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008      1 comments

I sort of did that last night. I was really hoping to find Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred and Leslie Sansone's 5 Mile Walk @ my local Wally World... but those titles were not available and I really knew what I was wanting. So instead, I en... Read more

Feeling great and random!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008      1 comments

Great stuff today: 1. I weighed in at 163.6!!!!!! That means I have lost a full 41# or 20% of my starting weight. 2. I ran a mile plus walked 1.7 miles at lunch. 3. I'm drinking hot, freshly brewed coffee here at work. 4. The 5... Read more

A good day!

Saturday, June 14, 2008      1 comments

We got up and went for haircuts, then to the Farmer's Market (lots of lovely fresh veggies!!), and then the library. After we got home, we cooked wonderful foods including Honey Flaxseed Waffles with Whole Wheat and Applesauce (see the reci... Read more

Looking back...

Saturday, June 14, 2008      0 comments

I welcomed a new person to one of my Spark Teams and she asked how I'd achieved my weight loss... it was neat and gave me a chance to reflect back... I thought it would make a good blog post (slightly edited). I have been at this since Jan... Read more


Thursday, June 12, 2008      2 comments

I'm finding that I like to have lots of milestones. It keeps my motivation up even when thing are going to hell in a handbasket around me. My weigh in today was a real upper. I am down to 164.8, a loss of 38.8 lbs, which is 19.5% of my st... Read more


Sunday, June 08, 2008      0 comments

Runner by Mannfred Mann Through the night...through the dawn, Behind you another runner is born. Don't look back, you've been there. See the mist as your breath hits the air. And it's underneath the moonlight, passing some; Stil... Read more

The Power & Magic of Music

Sunday, June 08, 2008      0 comments

I've read here on SP and other places that music can really boost your workout. I used a Podfitness track yesterday and my own music mix today and I could tell the difference it made... it was HUGE. The song that really sparked me to run a... Read more

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