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Working to impress "Them"
Sunday, October 23, 2011      0 comments

My legs were really tired on my ride today. I was going slower than usual and considering not going as far as I originally planned to go. I was having my usual mental argument with myself... something like this: self1: you need to go fart... Read more
Little Tip: Stay Busy!
Monday, October 17, 2011      0 comments

Late afternoons are hard for me not to snack. Sometimes I'm truly hungry but usually I'm just a little stressed out (kids home, homework, last bit of catching up before the evening, dinner needs to be made) or tired or both. If I really need a... Read more
Sight V. Faith
Saturday, October 15, 2011      1 comments

I have a Facebook friend (friend of a IRL friend of mine) who is an amazing Christian woman with two little boys ages 18 months and 4 years old. She has a marriage that makes other people say "what is your secret? I want that!" and her beautifu... Read more
Little Tip: Cherries!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      2 comments

I said I was going to start blogging the "little tips" that helped me in my weight loss and then promptly forgot! So, trying again... I am an ice cream girl... I don't know that there is a flavor I don't like and I'm not even very brand s... Read more
Easing my way into Primal/Paleo
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      3 comments

My swim coach is awesome and has a truly inspiring testimony about weight loss, health, fitness, living a fulfilling life, triathlons (she's an IronMan finisher and currently training for IM 2012) and also happens to be a recent convert (18+ mon... Read more
First Race-- Triathlon Report in Pictures
Thursday, July 28, 2011      2 comments

Hey Friends! The Tri at the Grove (Cottage Grove, OR) was GREAT! What an awesome first Tri experience! The whole weekend was a learning experience in a fun supportive environment. There were some great Pro's racing as well and they answered ... Read more
Peaked too soon?
Monday, July 11, 2011      1 comments

I've been training for months for a triathlon that is in 2 weeks and I'm wondering if something I've only read about has happened to me... peaked in my training too soon. My legs are tired every day, even after a rest day or easy day and I feel... Read more
Up but not Down
Thursday, July 07, 2011      2 comments

So, I am going to sit down long enough to correct the weight on my tracker today. It was accurate for a few weeks at 152 but that was during a very stressful time when I wasn't eating much due to health and life situations and dropped about 4-5... Read more
Little Tip: Big Cuppa!
Sunday, July 03, 2011      0 comments

I need to remind myself of a few of the things I did so well in the past to lose 125 pounds so I thought I'd share them as I think of them: Have a big cup of something low/no calorie to drink while preparing dinner. Keeps me from snacking ... Read more
Hello?
Sunday, July 03, 2011      6 comments

Just curious... does anyone read these things? If so, say hi! :)... Read more
Success!
Sunday, July 03, 2011      0 comments

Oh goodness, the Duathlon was so much fun! it was hard, don't get me wrong but so worth the effort! AND... I didn't come in last! My friend and I were #33 out of #38 for the teams but in just the bike portion if you measure my time alone I th... Read more
Duathlon Musings
Thursday, June 23, 2011      0 comments

The nerves are starting to hit me a bit thinking about the race on Sunday. I'm really happy that I'm not doing the whole thing but as a team instead. My leg isn't ready for the 10k after 28 miles of biking over hills. I really don't want to b... Read more
Catching Up...
Monday, June 20, 2011      0 comments

I haven't commented much or blogged in a long time, here or any of my other places I used to do such things. I'm going to try to get back into it again. Nothing deep, profound or earth shattering, but just day to day stuff that's important to ... Read more
6 exercise machines to avoid at the gym
Monday, April 11, 2011      1 comments

I thought this was worth sharing: http://shine.yahoo.com/chann
el/health/the-6-exercise-m
achines-you-must-avoid-2470714/... Read more
journey of a LIFEtime
Friday, February 19, 2010      3 comments

I think the biggest lesson I've learned since my injury is that this healthy lifestyle and weight journey is just that... a LIFE process for a LIFE time. My perspective had become very narrow and my focus was microscopic. The weight on the sca... Read more

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