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Just in Time for the Holidays...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010      3 comments

The past few weeks have been my longest (and one of my only) absences from SP. I wish that I could say that I have dealt with all of the difficulties of the past weeks with my head held high and a lot of courage and found strength I didn't kno... Read more
The good news! And the really crappy news...
Tuesday, November 02, 2010      8 comments

It's been a while since I've written. I had planned to write quickly after my first 5K, replete with tales of the race and photos and all the other gushy, celebratory stu... Read more
3 days from my first 5K
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      5 comments

I've been quietly training for my first 5K which is this weekend! I am so, so excited!! The training has gone really well. I had been training this spring, but was sidelined by a hip injury. I've taken it slowly and feel really good this ... Read more
Why am I so quiet?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      7 comments

That's actually a pretty amusing title if you know me---I am extroversion incarnate. But I've been so quiet here on SP. Not inactive, but not interactive. I've been mostly tracking my food and exercise like always, but I just don't seem to ... Read more
Ready to Refocus (and coffee and wine)
Sunday, July 11, 2010      4 comments

Things have been a bit rough since returning from vacation a week and a half ago. We offer hospitality to a homeless Mom and her 3 kids, and are very involved in the kids ... Read more
My Reward Day
Sunday, June 20, 2010      4 comments

Last Wednesday I had my reward day for reaching overweight on the BMI. I got to that point a week before, and had a week to plan they day. It was perfect! I had deci... Read more
Learning to Love My Body starting NOW
Sunday, June 13, 2010      5 comments

I talked to another SPer today, and we were talking about how strange it is to look at our bodies in a disgruntled way after losing so much weight. Had you told me, after 37 years and weighing 270+pounds that I would not be completely flabbe... Read more
I am officially overweight!!!!
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      12 comments

BMI is losing some of its popularity as a measure of health. But today, I don't care. I work in healthcare, and everyday I calculate with patients their BMI in t... Read more
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      5 comments

A quick check in. I like lists, so here I go. Some stressors: 1. my injury is in it’s 3rd week now. I have been trying to slowly get back to my 5K training, but t... Read more
Any help here would be appreciated.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      9 comments

However, I am really, really hoping it’s true today. Because yesterday I weighed 191.6. What a load of crap. This Saturday was SUPPOSED to be my reward day for getti... Read more
Things are Looking Up (mostly)
Monday, May 17, 2010      4 comments

Hi All, I am back from Grandpa's funeral. It was an OK trip. Sad, but good to be with family. I'm glad I got to spend so much time with my Grandma (they were married 68+ years!). I am tired and kind of emotionally spent. But things... Read more
The week that took a nose dive
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      6 comments

A quick entry as I prepare to leave for my beloved home state of Nebraska. Unfortunately, I am returning for the funeral of my grandpa, which is a bummer. More of a bummer is that his funeral won out over the other funeral going on tomorrow--i... Read more
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      5 comments

I feel so much better after writing my last blog--both getting it out there and getting support. SP rocks! I am feeling much better, more free. Calmer, I guess. A little recognition goes a long way. And I can't wait to read the book J... Read more
What numbers don't say
Sunday, May 02, 2010      6 comments

I don't think anyone probably looks at my public food/exercise trackers. And even if you do look at them, you probably don't look too closely. But I still have to track. After 2 years I still want to. Because after a few days of not trac... Read more
A Few Of My Favorite Things (about Spring), etc
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      6 comments

Happy Spring All, Spring is going splendidly for me. I am part of the Spring into Summer challenge with the St. Louis team, but slacking considerably because the weat... Read more

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