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Taking back the night
Tuesday, December 29, 2015      4 comments

Tonight I had a breakthrough that I have no doubt will mean really good things for my health. I love to walk outdoors. Anyone who knows me well knows this about me. The problem is, well, two things really: the weather doesn't always co... Read more
It's all about perspective
Saturday, March 21, 2015      4 comments

Perspective is my word for today. It's the difference between disappointment/frustration in the moment and seeing the big picture with a peaceful heart. I had just a very minor setback today, which resulted at first in disappointment/f... Read more
New goals
Saturday, January 17, 2015      6 comments

All it took was getting sick to make me lose my motivation for healthy living. How's that for an irony? But I realized I can't quit. i might not feel as motivated right now to get out in the cold and exercise. I'm still recovering from... Read more
Seeing the real progress
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      6 comments

This week has opened my eyes to two things: 1. This journey of weight loss really is a long-term endeavor of healthy living. 2. Times of upheaval, chaos or situations that are less than ideal allow me to see the true and positive chang... Read more
Are you having fun yet?
Thursday, January 01, 2015      3 comments

I was reading on Spark Coach about how important it is to have fun along this (or any) journey. The question was "Am I having fun, or not?" That question hits home right now. Just the other day, I was talking with a friend about how burned ... Read more
Ah, here's where the discipline comes in
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      3 comments

I've reached that point in my distance walking training where I'm reminded of the importance of discipline. As with everything, you've got to have a plan. Distance walking is not only a long-term endeavor for me - i.e., something I hope to be do... Read more
Creative ways to add more veggies every day
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      2 comments

I just had the privilege to spend a holiday week with my family. They are vegans. While I do not eat vegan, I learned a lot from them about creative ways to add more veggies to my everyday meals. Here are some examples I learned from my fa... Read more
Workout shake-up
Tuesday, December 30, 2014      4 comments

Was watching a video by Coach Nicole about shaking up workouts and it's time for me to do that. The last two weeks at the gym have felt fruitless. I need to change some things. I've been working with a trainer on a 3-month intro plan ... Read more
Ready for new jeans
Friday, December 19, 2014      2 comments

Looks like when I get back from visiting my family for the holidays, I'll be headed to the thrift store! Time to trade in some old jeans for some smaller ones! :) I've tried not to think much about clothing size day to day. I'm losing weigh... Read more
Glad to be back in the zone (blisters and all)
Thursday, December 18, 2014      4 comments

I walked 6 miles today. First time in many, many years. Feels amazing. In addition to trying to lose 80 pounds (21 down so far), I'm training for the Susan G. Komen 60-mile walk in Oct. 2015. The last time I did that amazing event was Oct.... Read more
175!!! Yayyy!!!
Thursday, December 18, 2014      4 comments

I weighed in at 175 this morning! That's a big deal for me, for several reasons. Four years ago, 175 was my highest weight (not all-time high, but ever since my first round of weight loss), and it was the weight where I said, "I feel uncomf... Read more
I need a plan
Wednesday, December 10, 2014      2 comments

I've been doing great with exercise. That's the good news, and it really is! Back in September I was so out of shape. I had no desire to exercise, even though I used to love it. I got winded walking two blocks. It was all I could do to make the ... Read more
Running again
Friday, November 28, 2014      10 comments

I decided to start running again. Slowly but surely. Iíve missed it! Over the past month of choosing to be intentional about exercise, starting to train for distance walking again, etc. itís occurred to me that what I really want to do is r... Read more
Some adjustments
Monday, November 24, 2014      2 comments

I ate a full dinner late last night after getting home from work. It put me over my calorie range by about 300 calories because I had snacked through the day - healthy snacks, but too often. When I looked back on the day to see what went wrong, ... Read more
Just do it
Friday, November 21, 2014      4 comments

"Just do it" may be cliche but it seems to work for me and exercise. All week I've looked forward to my two days off to walk at the park. When this morning arrived, I woke up early without an alarm - I think I was just that excited. Headed strai... Read more

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