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Almost Trashed It
I almost threw my treadmill away and I am so glad I didn't. About two weeks ago I wanted to use it, but it just would not come on. I tried different plugs, checked the fuse box, and used the starting key over and over, but nothing.
My hubby... Read more
Hey, I just made it to the top Spark trophy at 100,000 SparkPoints. WooHoo!! That represents a lot of tracking, exercise minutes, reading and learning, blogging and responding to blogs, and consistency. I am very grateful to SparkGuy for this gr... Read more
How Do You Find a Good Doctor?
I got a call from my doctor's office. She is no longer accepting my health insurance. I was encouraged to change insurance providers, but as much trouble as I had getting insurance I think it makes more sense to change doctors. My current doctor... Read more
Celebrating Four Years of Effort
Four years ago yesterday I rejoined Weight Watchers and started on my current streak of healthy living. Oh, there have been times I have slipped. Oh, yeah. Often I've gone over my calorie range, but what I am celebrating is that I haven't quit t... Read more
Finish Celebrating & the New Pace Group
Love my new pace group!! I ran 10 miles with them this morning at a pace I really enjoyed, just a little bit challenging. They are also very welcoming and supportive. There were 5 of us in the group this morning, although 3 of them ran 3.7 miles... Read more
Nephew Getting Fitter!
My nephew was in the hospital with ketoacidosis due to diabetes just over a month ago. He's 27 years old and didn't even know he was diabetic before the life-threatening incident.
Since he got out of the hospital, he's become a vegan. He i... Read more
I've Been Promoted
I contacted my Galloway program director and asked how fast a "miracle mile" I need to run to move up a pace group. I told him I'd run a 9:06 mile on the TM on Monday and asked if that would do it, feeling confident I could replicate that time o... Read more
My hubby says that the reason he wasn't home yesterday for me to go get Natalie from school on time as usual is that he could not find the car in the store parking lot. The reason he couldn't find the car he says is that he didn't recognize it. ... Read more
Unexpected Functional Fitness Test
Natalie is released from Kindergarten at 3:05pm on school days and I'm to pick her up by 3:20. Well, hubby had the car and at 3 was no where around. I woke up Gwen from her nap, put her in the rickety old double stroller (the good one was in the... Read more
I Am a Runner
Still reveling in the accomplishment of my first half marathon. Believe it or not, but the pace group I trained with usually finish a half in 2:52-3 hours. So despite the fact that Barb could have gone faster, I'm getting a lot of congratulation... Read more
More Beach Pictures
More pictures I had trouble uploading before:
Hubby and me at sunset on the beach.
Natalie bein... Read more
After the Half Marathon
Again, thanks to Barb (ONEKIDSMOM), Monty (MIRAGE727), and Darren (DSSECRETS) for a great and fun half marathon. Couldn't have done it without you -- at least not as fast and not as fun!
Then it was to the beach for a week of family fun: ... Read more
Too Lazy to Blog!!! But I'm Celebrating!!
Hey, I'm kind of tired this evening, but feeling good! The half marathon was AWESOME!! Barb was very generous. She could have gone faster, but she waited for me. Love her!! She is in person just like she is on SP!! So I was so very glad she ach... Read more
I just finished my last training run before my first HM, the St Pete Women's Half Marathon on Sunday, Nov 18th. Although it wasn't a particularly fast workout nor particularly long one, it did help build confidence. I woke up not feeling quite ... Read more
Did you know that the acronym for the Standard American Diet is SAD??
It does make me sad that there is so little good food readily available at local restaurants, in friend's homes, and events in our area. My son-in-law is only 31 years o... Read more