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Monday, January 19, 2015      2 comments

I don't have the energy right now to dive into a weight loss routine again. To track, to plan, to commit. But for the sake of my health and my family, I need to get healthier. So I am trying to be mindful. What am I eating? Why? Can I make ... Read more

Motivation: Spring... in Paris...

Friday, March 01, 2013      3 comments

I've finally come to the realization that the need to incorporating good eating and activity back into my life is a MUST. I've been completely overwhelmed with work and with our adoption of a 14 year old daughter, but not making time for myself... Read more

Scales have far too big an influence on us

Monday, July 23, 2012      15 comments

In addition, to the above, they also don't accurately tell you whether you have lost fat! There are many factors that impact our number on the scales, besides the amou... Read more

Non-scale victory.. make that victories!

Sunday, July 08, 2012      6 comments

This non-scale victory is about realizing that I'm in a different head space - I'm planning for exercise even though I will be travelling this week. I do quite a bit of travel. In the past, this has been about an opportunity to do work, me... Read more

for the body I want

Sunday, July 08, 2012      12 comments

As part of the Done Girls Red Hot challenge, we have been asked to post a blog entry about the body we want, and to reflect on how our nutrition and exercise plans are supporting that goal. Are you eating/exercising for the body you want? Or the... Read more

nothing says you have to go to DQ and eat icecream!

Saturday, July 07, 2012      10 comments

My son and husband wanted Dairy Queen for lunch. And I said sure. I can eat anywhere. Just let me check out the nutrition info. Had a hard time doing that on my iPad, so off we went. My hubby ordered a burger and a blizzard. My son ordere... Read more


Wednesday, July 04, 2012      11 comments

We have a house on a little lake... it's really more of a lakelet - bigger than a pond, but not by much! It's really a perfect size - big enough for swimming and fishing and canoeing, but not for power boats. We live on one end of it, where... Read more

Proud of myself

Tuesday, July 03, 2012      18 comments

I had a moment this weekend that I'm very proud of it was sunny and hot and the first real weekend that screamed SUMMER and we went out shopping and my hubby stopped for ice cream and I said none for me and he said a sma... Read more

5K training - day 1 thoughts

Monday, July 02, 2012      9 comments

I moved outdoors for the first day of 5K training (going to alternate weeks of the SP 5K program and the C25K program (SP5KW1, C25KW1, SP5KW2, C25KW2, etc.) with a goal of running a 5K on something other than a treadmill this fall. And I le... Read more

Weekly report and next goals:

Sunday, July 01, 2012      9 comments

I had a good week! I drank all my water each day: emoticon Read more

scary nutrition fact of the day

Tuesday, June 26, 2012      12 comments

1 timbit 1 little teeny tiny timbit 1 bite has 70 calories I had just one today - wanted to try the new lemon glazed ones - and it was darned tasty. And it will fit into my day's calories just fine. But it shocked me to see ... Read more

7 minutes

Sunday, June 24, 2012      11 comments

So this morning I tried a different program on the treadmill - the adventure trail one I've done the last couple of days has a lot of incline, with brief (1 minute) spurts of speed. This one had a valley - walking + incline on the way up and the... Read more

5% summer challenge has begun!

Saturday, June 23, 2012      13 comments

I start this morning at 239, so my goal is to lose 12 pounds in the 8 week challenge (227 by August 18). It should be achievable - 1.5 pounds per week is what I generally strive for. We get points (airmiles) by exercising and drinking wate... Read more

I pledge allegiance to myself!

Friday, June 22, 2012      6 comments

Pre-challenge assignment #12 is to commit to the Sparkpeople pledge by Chris Downie, CEO & Founder, Spark People and to post it where you can see it! The original:
/membership_card_pledge.asp "I pro... Read more

oreosmile: 1, little voice inside my head saying "#%!@ exercise!": 0

Friday, June 22, 2012      12 comments

Tonight I decided I was going to use the treadmill. I was going to exercise. And there were no excuses. I wasn't too tired. My hubby had hooked up the tv down there. I had no excuses. So I found where my good sneakers were hiding, got into ... Read more

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