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I Am Now A Rockstar of Maintenance!

Monday, October 03, 2011      10 comments

We've got a new and awesome leader on the At Goal and Maintaining Team. Her recent blog about maintenance is profound. It tells us that maintaining is difficult, but not impossible. I'm very proud to be on her list of Maintenance Rockstars... Read more

Wonderful Trip

Sunday, October 02, 2011      13 comments

The trip down memory lane met every expectation I had. My mom remembered a great deal about her childhood, showing me the farm she grew up on and even the farm where her mom grew up. She told me some great stories I hadn't heard about her family... Read more

I'm Packed and Prepared for a Sentimental Journey

Sunday, September 18, 2011      16 comments

Tomorrow I take off to visit my mom. I fly from Florida to Arizona, join her, and together we'll fly to Cleveland, Ohio. She's 84 years old and in good health. She says the first thing to go is your confidence. It's hard to think of her without ... Read more

Party a Success, But No Pictures Yet

Saturday, September 17, 2011      10 comments

The party was great! I was a little worried about it. When I agreed to do it, I expected it to be on a day I did not keep the kids, but it got moved a day earlier, to her actual birthday when I did have the kids long hours. I usually have leftov... Read more

One Year Old Today!!

Friday, September 16, 2011      13 comments

Little Gwen turns one year old today. She is a dear! We'll be celebrating this evening with a party of extended family at my house. As soon as I finish this blog I'll go start cleaning house and start cooking. It'll be fun. I would write m... Read more

Long Term Problem Solved!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011      10 comments

Today I got something in the mail I have been wanting since April of 2008. I finally received my major medical insurance card and policy. I had been denied repeatedly for ridiculous and spurious reasons after my husband was laid off and I lost i... Read more

The Time Has Come

Wednesday, September 14, 2011      6 comments

Tonight I threw away a pair of beyond worn out, completely tattered, totally used up, absolutely spent Reeboks. Despite the fact that they were in shreds with absolutely no remaining value, I felt a bit nostalgic. At one time they were white lea... Read more

The Devil is in the Cereal???

Tuesday, September 13, 2011      11 comments

I saw a fellow today that I used to see often when I first joined the YMCA. Now that I'm running I don't take near as many exercise classes, so I hadn't seen him for a while. Right off I could tell he had lost a significant amount of weight, com... Read more

If You Read My Status, You Already Know

Monday, September 12, 2011      21 comments

I set a new personal record today for distance. I went 10 miles. I did it on the treadmill at 1% incline with no holding on. After warm up, I ran 4 minutes and then walked 1 minute for 10 miles. I ran at 6mph and walked at 4.5mph. I don't feel t... Read more

Delayed Pictures

Sunday, September 11, 2011      6 comments

I finally got the pictures from the Sept 3rd. I posted this one yesterday on my SparkPage, although it is so little you can hardly see me. I like the finish from the side, because you can see I'm still running! Read more

Feels Like Fitness

Saturday, September 10, 2011      10 comments

I keep a list of the advantages of living at goal weight. Those of you who have followed the Beck Diet Solution know exactly what I'm writing about. I have the advantages written out on 3x5 cards, sitting on my treadmill, so I see them daily and... Read more

Challenging Day

Thursday, September 08, 2011      6 comments

I ran over 8 miles this morning in 80 minutes. Felt good. Hurried home and cleaned up for morning through lunch meeting. I didn't add the salad dressing, but there was already some on the romaine salad. I set the croutons aside. I did my b... Read more

Little Luxuries

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      6 comments

Some little indulgences really add a lot to life!! One of mine is having a variety of shampoo and matching fragrance conditioners to choose from each day. I enjoy soothing lavendar lots of days, but sometimes prefer an energizing citrus. I have ... Read more

Zumbathon Today!

Monday, September 05, 2011      8 comments

As promised in my status message today, I went to the YMCA and not only checked out, but participated in, the Zumbathon. For two hours, with only a few second's break here and there, we Zumba'ed. We had 150 dancers/exercisers in the gym along wi... Read more

If You Want to See ...

Sunday, September 04, 2011      10 comments

If you want to see my 5K race finish picture from yesterday, you'll need to click on the link below. In the picture I'm partially obscured by other racers, so I'm not going to buy the picture. It does show that my official time was 28:28. I feel... Read more


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