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Overcoming: start of third BL challenge

Monday, December 08, 2014      3 comments

This is the letter I wrote to myself as I begin the Winter Freeze Off Challenge - Dear Barb, Before you think about where you want to go with this challenge, take a brief look at where you've been. This is your third BL challeng... Read more

Overcoming: replacing excuses with opportunities

Friday, September 12, 2014      4 comments

Overcoming has been my theme and focus this year. Like so many things in life, I am realizing that this is an on-going process. Overcoming is not something that can be accompl... Read more

Overcoming: moving in June continuing into July

Sunday, July 06, 2014      1 comments

June was a good month for staying active. I was able to do a walk and/or run almost daily. This took some planning to get up early many mornings to avoid heat and/or humidity. I was pleased to be able to put in some miles even most days of ou... Read more

Overcoming: May much better, moving into June

Monday, June 02, 2014      3 comments

May was definitely a much better month for me than April. It's been a long process getting over the upper respiratory infection. I still have some coughing from it. However, I can notice improvement every week and I have most of my energy back.... Read more

Overcoming: April illness, ready for May!

Saturday, May 03, 2014      2 comments

As April began I was ready for a good month of WOs and running. Through March I had gotten into the routine of Bodypump for ST 3X a week and was doing an additional WO almost everyday. I was looking forward to April and the prospect of warmer ... Read more

Overcoming: March summary and April targets

Tuesday, April 01, 2014      2 comments

March still had a lot of cold days in it. However, there were periodical breaks of warmer days to help get everyone through the snow days. It's the beginning of Spring now. Even though we may get hit with a few snowy days yet, the generally war... Read more

Overcoming: February summary and March targets

Friday, February 28, 2014      2 comments

February was a big motivational challenge for me. There were days I struggled with not feeling well and days the cold weather got me down. I didn't get to the Y to run as often as I wanted. Some of those days I was able to do a WO at home and a... Read more

Overcoming: January summary and February targets

Saturday, February 01, 2014      3 comments

Last year was a rough year filled with changes, stress, and transitions (details in "2013 - a year of transitions" blog post). The result was going back to undesirable eating patterns, losing motivation to WO, and putting on over 30#. That put m... Read more

Motivational video

Sunday, January 19, 2014      14 comments

This is a real inspiration for me. Will definitely add it to my running songs. Wanted to share it with others. "Overcomer" by Mandisa You're an overcomer Stay in the fight ‘til the final round You're not going under ‘Cause God... Read more

2013 - a year of transitions

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      2 comments

For several years now I have asked God's guidance for a verse to adopt as a focus verse for the year. It is always interesting to watch how the verse challenges me throughout the year. For 2012 He gave me Psalm 37:7a as a focus- "Be still before... Read more

Mid-November progress

Wednesday, November 13, 2013      2 comments

It's not quite half way through the month, but one week from today we will be moving into our new location in IL. So this is the best time for me to get a mid-month progress report accomplished. These are the Nov. challenges I have been wor... Read more

Personal November Challenges

Sunday, October 27, 2013      4 comments

So, I've stated my S.M.A.R.T. goals, which summarized means my target is to lose 30 pounds and get back down to 130 by our wedding anniversary on June 6, 2014. Now I need to put together a plan that will help me reach that target. I've been... Read more

My birthday present: S.M.A.R.T. goals

Wednesday, October 23, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday was my birthday. I had a great day with my DH and enjoyed many greetings and good wishes from family and friends. As I step into the beginning of another year, it's time for a reality check and a refocusing. When I stepped on the scal... Read more

Almost through week 1 of challenge

Saturday, September 28, 2013      5 comments

It hasn't been a full week since I started this challenge and I can feel a difference already in my energy level. I haven't been perfect about having no white flour or sugar, but I have stayed very close to it. We're staying at our son's place... Read more

Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge

Wednesday, September 25, 2013      2 comments

Several years ago, after losing 10 pounds, I joined Sparkpeople and overtime I lost another 40 pounds. It was about one year ago that I made by last blog entry stating that I was 2 pounds from my final goal. This past year has been a year full ... Read more


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