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The struggle continues

Thursday, May 14, 2015      3 comments

I like to read SP emails in the morning and click on any links I think I might enjoy. This morning lead me to PIXIE-LICIOUS and her highlighted post.. and it really resonated with me. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Mother's day Half Marathon

Monday, May 11, 2015      2 comments

Well, I ran my second ever half-marathon yesterday. About 7 years after running my first one (which was when I first started running with a 6 month training plan). Going into it, I knew I could have a better finishing time since that first... Read more

weight loss and watching the scale

Thursday, April 30, 2015      2 comments

Well, I've been a lot better about not weighing in as often.. I often forget in fact, so I weighed last Friday after my long run.. saw a nice low number (as to be expected due to sweat etc), so in some ways, I expect to see a similar number i... Read more

My Long run was Friday and Birthday weekend

Monday, April 27, 2015      1 comments

Hi there, I had a birthday on Saturday, so I knew I would prefer to get my long training run in on Friday. My volunteering in Kid#1 class was cancelled so the stars aligned and I went for a run. It was supposed to be 11 miles, but having been of... Read more

time to play catch up

Monday, April 20, 2015      3 comments

Okay, had another week 'off' . Spring break with the kids. I had planned to go running and it just didn't workout. I was actually trying to get some work done in the mornings and afternoons so I could bill 1/2 days and not use up my vacation. Th... Read more

Another cold.. Blerg!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015      4 comments

Yep, another cold.. thankfully not as bad as last time (yet). Felt it coming on yesterday and hit me hard in the evening.. but slept pretty good and ended up feeling a bit better this morning, although the full effects in my sinuses (stuffy AND ... Read more

What do you think about 'easy' cardio

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      6 comments

HI there, I was wondering what people think of 'easy' cardio. Here is what I mean. I walk my 12 year old dog, and let her sniff to her hearts content and we are slow (usually), so only I don't usually count that as 'fitness'. But yester... Read more

Do you get your 5 Fruits/Veggies a Day?

Monday, March 09, 2015      8 comments

Wondering how many of us get our 5 servings in? Mine look like this 2 large mushrooms and a handful of kale or spinach with the morning eggs = I'm counting as 1 serving 1 Apple 1 Banana Sometime during the day, one is usually m... Read more

Calculating Calories burned and Differentials

Thursday, February 12, 2015      7 comments

Well, I'm happy to report that I've been tracking my food 7 days a week thanks to the Spark App on my phone! I've also added in little workouts/chores, to chart some calories burned so I could look at the Charts on the app, showing the differenc... Read more

TGIF and dealing with the ho-hums

Friday, February 06, 2015      6 comments

Well, yes, this week has been a bit slumpy because I've had a cold. I went to workout at bootcamp yesterday and mentioned my blahs and someone suggested maybe I try a SAD light therapy. A good friend of one uses it every morning and says it is l... Read more

Some changes that seem to be working

Friday, January 23, 2015      5 comments

I've made a few tweaks to my nutrition and fitness plan and I'm seeing some progression on the scale! Finally in the right direction! Lunches have included a big bed of greens with lentils. I was in a rush and didn't have time to really ma... Read more

hey I tracked my food yesterday!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      9 comments

Yay! I tracked my food up to the late afternoon and although I was already at 1300 calories, I opted for another snack (Kind bar 190 calories). I was just feeling a little off and not sure what that was about. I got home and had a light di... Read more

A hard look at the year I gained 20 lbs.. (aka 2014)

Monday, January 12, 2015      2 comments

Yikes! that is right. I gained about 20 lbs this year! I pulled out my new calendar to replace my 'weigh-in' calendar in the bathroom. I scanned back over 2014.. not a good year for me. the worst part? I really don't know where I went so s... Read more

Almost like starting over and 5% challenge is on!

Friday, January 09, 2015      4 comments

Yep, the scale reveals I'm way off track. 186 in early December on my way from 188 to 185 by the end of the year. Today 191. just a few pounds shy of starting over. But, not starting over because: I work out regularly now... BUT co... Read more

weekend update

Monday, November 17, 2014      5 comments

Okay Okay, didn't do my best this weekend. I did pretty well on food choices for meals.. except homemade cookies! ;( I haven't baked in forever and got my son involved in the process and we had a fun time of it. thankfully it is a small batch... Read more


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