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Week One of December 2011: Goals met!
Thursday, December 08, 2011      6 comments

I'm on track for the month so far. Results for week 1: 1. Took my & DH's blood pressure last evening. Sleep is improving. 2. Ran 22.05 miles + accumulated 625 fitness minutes doing all the targeted activities in my goals.. 3. Staying in ... Read more
December 2011 Goals (A&I Challenge)
Friday, December 02, 2011      13 comments

My assignment: “GOALS FOR DECEMBER” – What are your goals for December? These can be fitness, nutrition and/or personal goals that you’d like to achieve. I think I'm pretty ambitious this month, but I also don't want to set my bar too low a... Read more
Best of November 2011
Thursday, December 01, 2011      6 comments

My 10 favorite things in November 2011! 10. 2,042 fitness minutes for November! Third month in a row over 2,000! 9. Managed to lose a net of two pounds=within target range=stayed on road to successful maintenance! 8. Positive outweighed... Read more
November Recap
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      4 comments

A pretty good month! Results of Goals for November 2011: 1. General Health: Take BP regularly. Use timer as a reminder tool! When I looked at my November goals earlier today (Note to self: Look at goals before the last day of the ... Read more
What I am Thankful For -- A&I Challenge
Sunday, November 27, 2011      11 comments

My assignment: “WHAT I AM THANKFUL FOR” – Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to give thanks. Write about anything you are thankful for this year, or throughout your life? I find myself this week most thankful for my husband. He ha... Read more
How can I possibly stay fit from Halloween to my birthday? : A&I November Challenge
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      6 comments

My assignment: “HOLIDAY STRATEGIES TO STAY ON TRACK” – How do you plan (if you do) to stay on your eating plan during Thanksgiving? Any tips, recipes, etc. you want to share? I look forward to seeing what works for others who write on this ... Read more
Holiday Stress: A&I November Challenge
Saturday, November 12, 2011      10 comments

My assignment this week: “HOLIDAY STRESS” – Family holidays can be extremely stressful. Talk about how you handle stress and what you do to keep your cool when things get hot. Well, I’ll just summarize my Holidays of the Past in a single ... Read more
Race Report: Half-Marathon 6 November
Monday, November 07, 2011      13 comments

Going into this race I had accepted the fact that I was 6 pounds heavier than I was for my last race in August (PR=1:58:30) and fully expected to come in over two hours, probably between my first two HMs this year (2:09 & 2:03). I had not traine... Read more
MOTIVATING ADVICE and TIPS: November Week 1 A&I Challenge
Thursday, November 03, 2011      14 comments

My assignment this week: “MOTIVATING ADVICE and TIPS” – I'm sure, at one time or another, we’ve all lost our motivation and gotten off track. What advice would you give for someone who has lost their motivation to workout and/or eat healthy? W... Read more
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      2 comments

Looking Back & Looking Ahead OK, here’s the honest truth: October was not my best month for meeting my goals this year. October Goals outcomes: X FAIL 1. General Health: Set example for DH of taking BP regularly. Not once. Try ... Read more
Best of October 2011
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      2 comments

My 10 favorite things in October 2011! 10. Record number of **2,254** fitness minutes for October! 9. Gained while traveling, but managed to lost all but the last two pounds=road to successful maintenance. 8. Positive outweighed n... Read more
Favorite Quote: A&I Challenge Week 4
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      10 comments

My assignment this week: “A FAVORITE QUOTE” Post one (or more) of your favorite quotes. Tell us what it (they) means to you and how it has helped you move forward and/or make positive changes in your life. I like so many quotes and my fav... Read more
Today: A&I October Challenge, Week 3
Thursday, October 20, 2011      9 comments

My week 3 assignment asks me to ponder “TODAY” - Do you believe that today can be the ‘first day of the rest of your life?’ What will you do on this day to make it different? I try to live by the adage, “One day at a time.” I can get overwh... Read more
Running Around
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      3 comments

I had someone ask me recently about my running habit, so I thought I'd add this blog. My favorite race distance currently is the half-marathon. I've run 3 so far this year. My first few half-marathons I only half-heartedly trained for.... Read more
Round-Up & Outlook
Saturday, October 01, 2011      3 comments

September 2011 results: September 2011 Goals: Grade=C 1. General Health: Set example for DH of taking BP regularly. I did not do it even once=F. I’ll have to put it on my list of goals again for October. 2. Fitness: Maintain train... Read more

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