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SLENDERELLA61
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Priceless!!
Monday, December 31, 2012      19 comments

As I glanced in the mirror, leaving the Y, after a 90 minute elliptical workout this morning with new Precor machines, having visited with great people including SparkFriend AQUAGIRL, with an appointment for a personal training session tomorrow ... Read more
Well, Duh!!
Thursday, December 27, 2012      22 comments

Please don't comment "Duh" after you read this blog. Although, I would understand if you did! I finally put 2 and 2 together and figured out why my weight went up a handful of pounds last year. I realized that whenever I reached the top of ... Read more
Not Deprived
Wednesday, December 26, 2012      14 comments

I've been reading some great blogs about Christmas eating, abundance, and feelings of deprivation. It is true that when there are many foods to choose it is easy to take too much. Yesterday I ate within my calorie range. I enjoyed my food immens... Read more
Cherish the Moments
Tuesday, December 25, 2012      14 comments

It's noon, but daughter, SIL, and grandkids will be here before too long. This year Santa came to their house, but there are lots and lots of presents to open here, too. Last year Santa came to our house for them, but it is good for a young fami... Read more
Bonus Blog: Here's the Graphic
Monday, December 24, 2012      14 comments

Thanks to ONEKIDSMOM and the snipping tool, I was finally able to post the report I tried to post earlier. Here's a chart of my weight from the time I reset my program in August of 2010 until present: ... Read more
Why I Want to Lose in 2013
Monday, December 24, 2012      18 comments

I wanted to post a SparkPeople report to show my weight fluctuations over the past couple years. I saved the SP report in my picture files, but when I tried to "add picture" to a blog, it said it was not a valid image. Anyone know how to overcom... Read more
Going Up Another Notch
Sunday, December 23, 2012      14 comments

I just took the plunge and paid for one year of SparkCoach. I am so thankful to SparkPeople for all I have learned here and been motivated to do tha teven if I get nothing out of SparkCoach I will not feel cheated. But I am hoping to take my pr... Read more
Jingle Bell Training Run
Saturday, December 22, 2012      13 comments

Today I had my choice: either a 7 mile run at 1 minute walk:1 run ratio or 10 miles with more running. I chose to go 10 miles. We started out at 1 min. walk: 4 minute run ratio, but switched to 2 minute run intervals about half way through. Love... Read more
2013 Goal
Friday, December 21, 2012      13 comments

I just joined the Slowest Loser Team and set a goal to lose 6 pounds in the next 12 months. I still consider myself maintaining an 80 pound loss, but recognize that I'm struggling with those last 6 pounds!!... Read more
Starting Again
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      19 comments

The most positive way I can say this is that I made it 7 full days on my streak of tracking and staying in my calorie range, despite a house full of very tempting junk food. And I'm starting my streak again today. This time I'm going to make it ... Read more
Intervals Differently
Tuesday, December 18, 2012      18 comments

Today I did a treadmill run at the gym. After a 10 minute walking warm up, I ran 3.1 miles. I was aiming to do it under 30 minutes and I made it in 29:47. My PR is 28:28 in a race, so today was not a personal best, but it was one of my best trai... Read more
SHHH! Don't Tell Natalie
Monday, December 17, 2012      20 comments

For Christmas I got Natalie a Kids in the Kitchen cookbook, apron, chef's hat, measuring cups and spoons, whip, etc. I also ordered her a book (used) her mother loved when she was a little girl. Natalie was interested when we talked about it, so... Read more
Slow Day
Saturday, December 15, 2012      19 comments

I ended up running today with my old group, with a run:walk ratio of 1 min:1 min. Even though my back is not 100% I would have preferred more running and faster. We went right about 5 miles in 70 minutes. A couple times I ran an exta loop when ... Read more
I Am Stronger!!
Friday, December 14, 2012      18 comments

I am stronger than Double Stuff Oreos! I am stronger than Berry Newtons! I am stronger than Milano cookies! I am stronger than Banana Pudding Ice Cream! I am stronger than cheese filled crackers! I am stronger than peanut butter filled... Read more
More Notes and More Running
Thursday, December 13, 2012      18 comments

Hey, I'm liking these Post It warning signs on hubby's junk food so much that I'm expanding this effort. I'm putting "Portion Control" reminders on the peanut butter, almonds, raisins, and Cheerios. Won't hurt! Hubby wants car this morning,... Read more

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