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Call Me Molasses
Well, I'm running every day, but as the saying goes-
"Slow as molasses in January."
If you told me 10 years ago that I would one day run 3 miles,
I'd have l... Read more
I Just Don'T Know,
I am not a competitor by nature.
My journey is a personal one.
I know that I will never be faster than him.
He proclaimed that he would always be faster, no matter what.
He stalked me and passed me at the end,
150 people to beat, but ... Read more
Slow as Molasses in January,
but on October 8, my personal record 33:55 in the Triangle Run/Walk for Autism. I run in honor of Shelby, the Belle of Shelby's Bells.... Read more
2011 Triangle Run/Walk for Autism- a prayer for Shelby.
Oh, how I wish thatI could hear her sing........
One week from today I run with Shelby's Bells in honor and with hope for my little granddaughter Shelby.
The name... Read more
watching the towers fall and weeping.
I was sitting in a chair in the break room at work.
The thighs of my 265 pound body were indented by the armrests on the chair.
A new world now in so many ways.
With faith and perseverance good will ... Read more
We've come a long way baby (I mean big girl :)
For my birthday,
My mom bought me a light to wear while I run in early morning darkness.
We've come a long way baby.
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Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now....
but smaller than I used to be.
When I was morbidly obese, it was painful for my mom, and I knew it. She was always supportive and encouraging and never discouraging at all. She never nagged me or berated me, she just loved me, and prayed.
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Well, not totally.
Since the beginning of lent through the Easter season I chose to log and journal with a piece of paper and a pen.
I was working on decreasing my "screen" time in order to increase my "moving" time.
My body is healed of i... Read more
Working My Way Off the Sideline
..and into the game.
Between the holidays and a bout with plantar fasciitis I found myself at my 5 pound danger threshold and unable to run or do anything real aerobic on my right foot.
It was the perfect opportunity to resume phase one ... Read more
Voices Were Telling Me.....
I worked hard. I was a mother of four, I deserved a break.
After my fourth baby I weighed in the 160 range for a few years.
When he was about 2 my social life picked up. My school aged children had activities and I was out and about. On... Read more
It Worked Before,It's Working Again to the Tune of a Piccolo
My first big weight loss was 9 years ago.
The curves diet at the time was a "Low Carb Diet" quite similar to Atkins.
I was in denial in the beginning- so I am not exactly sure what my highest weight was.
I do know that in October of 2... Read more
To God, myself, my family, my friends, my work and everyone else.
A healthy me is a faithful me.
I run, I pray, I look for choices conducive to good health.
I carry on.
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Back in Town
Have been attending to my daughter in law and her new baby Isabella Rose born unexpectedly at home. Both mama and baby are doing well. Daddy is deployed to Afghanistan. Gigi (that's me) is quite happy and proud. I ran once last week.... Read more
My Personal Best for this Little Girl
in all things so that by grace I can help her to grow into the best she can be.
My recent personal best was a time of 35:12 in the 2010 Triangle Run/ Walk for Autism 5K. My 24 year old son and his girlfriend stayed with me and coached me a... Read more
And She Will Run,Run,Run to Help the Experts Learn and Find a Way!
My little granddaughter is four.
Is is for her that I run.
Her smile will melt your heart.
She jumps, she dances and she loves flowers and butterflies.
She hugs, she k... Read more