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SLENDERELLA61
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Growing Confidence
Monday, May 23, 2011      14 comments

I've been at a healthy BMI (under 25) for 26 months now. I decreased my official Weight Watcher goal from 155 to 148 to 139. I've now been 139 or under for 19 months. For 2010 I set a personal goal to stay under135 and did it. For 2011 I sat my... Read more
Important May Goal Achieved; Procrastination Overcome
Sunday, May 22, 2011      9 comments

Well, I finally figured out how to use my heart rate monitor. I just did a 10 minute warm up, 30 minute run, and then I planned to do a 10 minute cool down. But it was so much fun watching my heart rate drop that I ended up doing 5 extra really ... Read more
Good Week
Saturday, May 21, 2011      10 comments

I just weighed in at Weight Watchers at 126.6 fully clothed and after light breakfast. I ate out several times this last week and did not deprive myself, so I feel pretty good about my weigh in today. I did my 3 runs and 3 cross training s... Read more
Little Disappointment, Lot of Encouragement
Friday, May 20, 2011      13 comments

I met with the Wellness Coach at the YMCA for the first time since December. Today I was three pounds below what I weighed at our last appointment. I was a little disappointed that my body fat percentage (26.8%) did not change significantly tho... Read more
Applause! Applause!
Thursday, May 19, 2011      20 comments

I have often described myself as an award junkie. I've been known to go to almost ridiculous lengths to achieve some pathetic certificate or trifling ribbon. But today I received some sincere and significant recognition that felt positively wond... Read more
Where There's a Will There's a Way
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      12 comments

Today as I was packing up to go to the gym, I realized something. I've gotten much better at packing up to go to the gym! My gym has lockers, but they are day use only, so you have to take everything each time. I carry my walking/running s... Read more
Walking Wins at This Event!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      6 comments

Weight Watchers is sponsoring a 5K this Saturday at 6:30pm at Lake Hollingsworth. The Lakeland Runner's Club is loaning its timing clock. As I previously reported (and reported and reported) I ran a 5K on May 7th. I have 4 more 5Ks scheduled, th... Read more
Thanks Again
Monday, May 16, 2011      8 comments

You know, I should not have even let those "Old Lady Skinny" comments get to me as much as they did. It was like I knew intellectually that the mean comment was just not relevant for me, but it still bothered me, even though I was trying hard to... Read more
Old Lady Skinny !?!!
Sunday, May 15, 2011      20 comments

I was told today by an online acquaintance that I am "old lady skinny." There may be a grain of truth in her comment. It might be actually easier for me now to eat normally than when I had the challenge of monthly hormonal fluctuations. She went... Read more
The Belt Buckle Bash
Saturday, May 14, 2011      9 comments

Last evening hubby and I attended United Way's Belt Buckle Bash. We took a hayride all around a horse ranch, listened to good (not usually my kind of music, but I was in the mood) country music, had a very good BBQ dinner in a big auction barn,... Read more
Great Local Team
Friday, May 13, 2011      9 comments

Last evening my hubby and I had a great time with our local SparkTeam, eating at a local restaurant. There were eight of us and we've all known each other for a year or so and are very comfortable. We had good conversation and many laughs. I fee... Read more
Quick Progress
Thursday, May 12, 2011      6 comments

Kahlua had her first obedience class last eve. I am proud to report that she and I took a long walk this morning and 95% of the time she was not pulling on the leash! Can't believe she's making such progress so quickly.... Read more
Last Blog About Mayfaire 5K
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      9 comments

I got my award today. I expected a medal I could wear around my neck something like the one I got at the Senior Games. I thought it might be a mini-trophy, maybe a plaque, or a perhaps a certificate. I was wrong. It is a colorful painted drinkin... Read more
You Haven't Seen the Last of My Race Yet!!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      7 comments

These "turn around" pictures were just posted a couple hours ago on the Lakeland Runner's Club web site. Here's me on the yellow line at the half way mark: Here's me just... Read more
Race Tips after Race Two
Monday, May 09, 2011      8 comments

Thanks, SparkFriends, for celebrating with me. You really added to my sense of accomplishment and joy. You are the greatest! I don't have near as many race tips to blog about this time as I did after my first race, but I do have a four tip... Read more

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