So it's June. I thought at this point I'd be down about 30 lbs from where I started in January. That didn't happen.
I've reflected a long time on my journey so far. I was feeling pretty weary. My goals seemed unreachable. I thought abo... Read more
Building a campfire, kindling those sparks and igniting the big ol log!
Ever build a campfire? Once those little twigs and starter materials you throw in there burn out you hope there was enough heat to catch those big ol' logs on fire. Sometimes the bark is glowing a bit but they never really catch. Sometimes t... Read more
Oh boy - so at the docs Wednesday she told me she didn't want to order any testing at this point - that there are numerous reasons for these types of symptoms. We are starting with a BRAT diet (banana's, rice, applesauce and toast) with water. ... Read more
Last night after work, I got home, ate a quick supper, walked 15 minutes on the treadmill, did a little strength training and feel onto the couch absolutely exhausted.
While on the couch I started checking my facebook feed and saw where a d... Read more
I feel yucky. I have been feeling yucky for a few days now. My intestines and I are not working together! Without getting into the gross details but to help you know what I am dealing with - I feel pretty good for a while, then I eat somethin... Read more
Ugh, I am ...... enough AND able...really, I AM!!!
Did I ever say I am obsessed about numbers? Seems natural that I would be drawn to a career that involved numbers. And then, there are those personal numbers.... weight, size clothing, calories, time it takes to walk a mile, how many miles wal... Read more
This is when it could unravel.......
I got back from vacation Friday night. A week in Florida on Marco Island behind me. I was a bit worried about the week, however, I did AWESOME!
My friend I went with wanted a place with a workout room when we booked this trip - so we are ... Read more
This is a test.....
I am going on vacation. I am stressed. The before vacation stuff, work, home, commitments..... is pushing me towards the edge. How to get it ALL done before I go? I still have to pack, figure out what I am bringing (summer things for warm we... Read more
Hungry, hungry, hungry!
Ever have one of those days where you wake up hungry? Well I am having one. I ate normally yesterday, had a balanced, good dinner - I shouldn't be hungry - but when the alarm went off, my stomach was rumbling! I got ready for work, ate my bre... Read more
And I'm a rock star!
A month ago I signed up to participate in the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5k. Our office is one of the sponsors of this event. I must admit I felt like I SHOULD participate. I wasn't sure I wanted to. When it came time to order our shirts... Read more
Who? Me? Really?
I just synced my fitbit with my virtual walk. Little did I know but......
I WALKED A HALF MARATHON on the PCT Monday. Yep, me! 13.6 miles worth of steps for the day... which for me was over 30,000 steps!
I don't think I have EVER wa... Read more
Easter, the good and a little dirt...
So yesterday I blogged about my virtual walk and Easter on the PCT. That was fun. Today, I am blogging about the real deal.
I remember Easter as a kid... church, Easter outfit, Easter baskets, Easter dinner..... lot's of memories. This y... Read more
Easter on the Pacific Crest trail!
This week I have completed 234.5 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail! I am now almost halfway through stage 8 (I-10 to Highway 18/Big Bear City). That is 8.7% complete in 31 days! Only 2,455 more miles to go!
Day 24 hiking along.....
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The other side..... and a NSV!
After a full day at work, I decided to stop on the way home to get groceries for Easter dinner. I started pushing the cart towards the back of the store, only to see all the Easter candy in the center aisle. I went over by the candy and wanted... Read more
I hit my goal weight & change
April fools. In fact, down right lie.
When I started on this journey I thought by now I would be at my goal weight. I'm not. Not even close!
However, after months of eye opening learning:
1. Tracking every morsel of my food eat... Read more
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