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Day 20 in Maintenanceville, Day 30 in current exercise streak...

Sunday, September 21, 2008      1 comments

It's funny how helpful taking that one day off from exercise was for me. Just giving myself permission was huge... it helped me relax and get a bit of perspective. While exercise everyday is VERY important to me, it's okay to take a day off to... Read more

Money Money Money

Thursday, September 18, 2008      1 comments

Our money woes continue... we will really have to eke by for the rest of the month... but we will. Today at lunchtime, I started to cry. So instead of hitting the freezer here at work, where the ice cream lives, I went for a run. It has he... Read more

2 weeks of maintenance...

Monday, September 15, 2008      2 comments

My 2nd week of maintenance is ending today... so far so good. Had a great walk tonight... just didn't feel like running. However I walked briskly... at about 4.35 mph... for nearly an hour. It was a beautiful evening in the mid-60s wi... Read more

Setting the scene... a gaming convention!

Saturday, September 13, 2008      2 comments

Hello there! I'm coming to you live from CogCon 16 in Rolla, MO. Hubby and I are taking this as an overnight away (as mentioned in the previous post)... If you have never been to a gaming convention (which most of you probably haven't)..... Read more

10 days of maintenance... and a new swimsuit...

Friday, September 12, 2008      1 comments

This isn't going to be a terribly long post. Just a quickie to show off the bod and suit. I've been maintaining for 10 days now. I tell you, it's easy to kind of fall off the exercise wagon. I haven't stopped or even missed a day, but ... Read more

42... finding the meaning of life, the universe and everything...

Tuesday, September 09, 2008      1 comments

If you know the book, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", then you know that the answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything is 42. This is kind of (humorously) significant for me since I turned 42 last October... and I have ... Read more


Monday, September 08, 2008      3 comments

I ran an incredible 2.44 miles (25 mins) straight yesterday at almost 6 mph and that included some pretty challenging hills... not steep, but those long, slow grades that take endurance to get up. The one going into the golf course is shorter a... Read more

Creative cooks are us... and other thoughts.

Saturday, September 06, 2008      2 comments

I weighed myself on Friday and I was 148.8 still... perfect maintenance so far! I am working just as hard at exercise and eating right... still tracking everything. Thursday evening I ran 1 mile in 9 minutes. That was way cool. Last nigh... Read more

Grateful Thanks & Reflections...

Wednesday, September 03, 2008      4 comments

I just want to thank everyone for the support I have received in the last few months with this whole weight loss thing. It really has meant a great deal to me. I feel incredibly blessed and loved. Maintenance is going to be a journey unto... Read more


Tuesday, September 02, 2008      9 comments

148.8 this morning!!!!!!!!!! 150 was my goal and I certainly didn't expect to hit it on the nose. I just want to go outside and yell, "GGGGOOOOAAAALLLL!!!!!!!!!" I ran(mostly) a really hard treadmill workout for 45 minutes last night ... Read more

It's a new week.

Sunday, August 31, 2008      3 comments

Things are going pretty good. I can't complain too much really. I am pretty confident that I will meet my goal weight when I weigh in on Tuesday. I'm delayed a day since I am off for Labor Day. I was 148 on our home scale this morning... an... Read more

So much to blog... so little time...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008      2 comments

I did manage to get up yesterday morning to run a mile on treadmill with .25 mile warm up and a .25 mile cool down. I had a great day. This morning, I looked at the clock at 5:30, when my eyes opened again, it was 5:45 and then again at 6:... Read more

Today deserves an entry...

Sunday, August 24, 2008      0 comments

Just because of my failed success of a recipe... Somehow this morning I ended up on YouTube looking a a clip from a German cooking website (I really don't know quite how)... the lady was making a tasty-looking pastry with a Quark & vanilla ... Read more

Good exercise day today!

Saturday, August 23, 2008      2 comments

I got up early and ran 2 miles/walked 1.77 miles. It was great. I plan to get up early in the morning to do more. This evening hubby and I walked briskly to a local fruit stand 1.71 miles. Burned 519 calories and enjoyed every minute of it. ... Read more

133 days straight... streak ends... needed a night off...

Friday, August 22, 2008      1 comments

This has been a hard week for keeping up the exercise... just feeling a bit of burnout I guess. I've also been pretty tired all week. I have gone 133 days straight... I've proven a lot to myself. 133 days has meant to me: --I can stay c... Read more

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