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trying to run

Sunday, December 01, 2013      3 comments

I hit the gym yesterday and the treadmill. I have been inspired to try and shave time off of my 5k. Now that I am walking well, i thought,hmmmmm lets try to run. Since I don't always know where my feet are, I figured I would try it on the treadm... Read more

Last place WON!!!

Saturday, November 30, 2013      7 comments

Thanksgiving morning I walked my first 5K race, six weeks ahead of schedule. I managed to get it done in one hour and nine minutes. I averaged a 23 minute mile. It was an amazing feeling to see a sea of people flow past me on the race course. I ... Read more

tired of the pain

Sunday, November 17, 2013      7 comments

I am looking forward to tomorrow. I go and get another steroid shot in my neck. The last one has worn off completely over the last couple of weeks. The last week has been miserable. Funny thing is, I used to hurt like this day after day, month a... Read more

I think I can

Tuesday, November 12, 2013      1 comments

I am up to 2.5 miles of walking now. I am sure I can do the 5k on my birthday in January. Now I am wondering.... can I make 5k by the end of this month? There is a turkey trot on Thanksgiving day consisting of a 5k walk. I think I am going to si... Read more

from a tiny spark to a roaring blaze

Friday, November 08, 2013      1 comments

It dawned on me this morning that it truly has been Spark people that has inspired and propelled me to do what I thought was impossible for me. I joined spark people, and a chair exercise team. That was all I was physically capable of doing. I f... Read more

Well that explains a LOT

Thursday, November 07, 2013      3 comments

I started Sparking in early August. I have lost 12 pounds so far. I have worked my tail off, counted every bite, and went weeks and weeks without a budge on the scale. The last few weeks I have run every single day between 800 and 1000 calories ... Read more

a battle with my brain

Friday, November 01, 2013      1 comments

Yesterday I was released from Physical therapy. I am SO proud of myself for all the hard work, and I cant believe how far and well I am walking right now. I should be dancing and shaking my booty in a victory dance. But I am not. I have PTS... Read more

half way there already

Saturday, October 26, 2013      0 comments

This morning I walked 1.5 miles on the treadmill. That puts me half way to my 5K already. Adding this 1/4 mile was easy peasy. I even walked an extra half mile with the dog this evening, and went shopping today. I am not sore, I am not tight. I ... Read more

added the next quarter mile

Wednesday, October 23, 2013      3 comments

Well.. monday I walked one mile, today it was 1.25 I did an hour in deep water aerobics. After that I had an appointment with the coach at the gym. I got all set up on 6 machines. Then I walked 1.25 miles, and went grocery shopping to boot.... Read more

Insanity has struck!!!!!

Monday, October 21, 2013      7 comments

First of all, I am SO excited. I walked a whole mile today on the treadmill. Considering I was in a wheelchair for any distance at all only 10 weeks ago, makes this amazing. I have worked really hard. But I have gone and stepped in it now..... Read more

the first 10 pounds

Sunday, October 20, 2013      3 comments

Whew.. I made it. The first 10 pounds are GONE. The scale is moving again, after being on a plateau for what felt like forever. It has been about 10 weeks, So, I am averaging a pound a week. I think that is a healthy loss, but secretly I want to... Read more

plateau for almost 2 months

Tuesday, October 15, 2013      2 comments

So, I have been watching everything I eat and recording it, same for exercise. I have been stalled for almost 2 months now. I thought I had broken the plateau but only lost one pound and have now bounced back up. I am evaluating everything. ... Read more

travel and staying on track

Saturday, October 12, 2013      2 comments

This is a busy weekend for me. My local glass guild is having a weekend of classes. It's hot, I am very busy, and physically exhausted. I am out of town, out of routine, and out of energy. But I am staying on track better than I had anticipated.... Read more

the spark tracker let down

Wednesday, October 09, 2013      13 comments

My Spark tracker arrived in the mail, and I felt like a kid at Christmas. I ripped open the package, installed the program, attached that puppy to my shoe and was ready to track my life. I was downright giddy. They were right about the gizmo be... Read more

a season of change

Thursday, October 03, 2013      3 comments

Like the fall trees, I am changing. Today I feel like a glorious gold and red leaf. I think my changes are becoming permanent now, a life habit, a true NEW me. What makes me say this? Last Friday I had injections in my spine and missed my water ... Read more


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