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It's been a while...it's marathon time.
This week I started my final goal of my weight-loss journey. "Someday I'll run a marathon." I've been saying this to myself for over 20 years. Yes, since high school, when my love for running started. Then college came, job, marriage, kids, an... Read more
I love the fall. I love school supplies. I love the cool nights. I also love that it's RUNNING SEASON. All the 5Ks, 1/2 marathons, full marathon races are in full swing. It's running season, because it's running weather.
I've run 3 ra... Read more
California or Bust!
Yeah...bust out of my swimsuit!!!
This summer is our big trip to California and my plan is to look great...I've been relaxed, especially after my 1/2 marathon run which was awesome. I let my exercise schedule loosen up a bit after the 12 we... Read more
The summer of food!
It really was the summer of food. I had set the goal to lose the 10 pounds I put on LAST Christmas (2010) and ran and did many summer activities. I failed to take off the weight, BUT maintained the same weight all summer. I was shoc... Read more
It's okay to hate....
I just turned 41 on the 19th of January and on the 1st of January I celebrated my 3 year anniversary of the day I changed ME! It has been a great 3 years of running, eating right, eating bad, running harder, and taking "days off". It has been ... Read more
Losing my Spark?
I hope not....but lately if feels like I have. I've lost motivation to stay on track with my meal plan. I still run, but I notice in the past 4 weeks, I'm only managing 2 times a week. Hmm...it felt like I was running the same amount, but I'm... Read more
The End of an Era....and the Cartwheel Contest.
Well...for 15 years I have taught high school math. I've taught Alg. 1, 2, Geometry, Math Models, and ended my last year teaching Pre-Calculus. It was a wild ride, but I got into a routine and I was "standing still". It was time to move on. ... Read more
My 10 lbs over Christmas!
Is STILL hanging around! I've gotten 5 off...only to gain it right back. It is very frustrating. Last Christmas, I made sure I watched what I ate, exercised everyday. I wanted to maintain and stay focused and I did. THIS past Christmas, I d... Read more
This past weekend was my college roomies weekend. Every year since 1994 we have all gotten together for our birthdays, since our birthdays are relatively close in days. This year, since it was so busy, we pushed it to this past weekend.
I... Read more
My birthday and being motivator of the day. (pics too)
Wow...I'm 40. I'm 40....I'm 40 years old....ME? REALLY?
It's not as bad as I thought it would be. Many moons ago I set a small goal to be healthy weight by the time I was 40. I surpassed my wildest dreams. Not only am I a pretty health... Read more
Vertigo? You've got to be joking.
Monday evening I'm working out and I start to feel....dizzy. I get so dizzy I have to stop. NOT LIKE ME...I never stop, I'm like a machine! ... Read more
Beginners read this! -I lost 10 lbs, 7 times :)
It's January 1st, and the 1st thing I'm going to say is that I'm no expert. I'm not, really. 2 years ago I began a journey that led to many successes in my small life. When I began, I never thought I would be where I am today. I didn't/couldn... Read more
122.5 ...yes the .5 is very important!
Well I did the last weigh-in before we leave for the ski trip in the a.m. 122.5 ! Yesterday I was at 123, so yes, the .5 is very important. LOL
With the holiday parties, and my parents' 45th wedding anniversary party, I can't believe I a... Read more
Changing it up and making it fun!
I was so miserable the last time I blog...that I made "blogging" my reward for losing the first 5 pounds. I did it...I'm 124! I've lost 5 pounds and I'm super happy about it. 2-3 more to go and I'll be ready for my ski trip!
I have to sa... Read more
Am I gaining the weight back?
I feel miserable. Physically and mentally miserable. I came to work and weighed in to see the damage. 129 lbs. I've been maintaining pretty good. 120-125. I blew it on Thanksgiving. I went back to re-read old blogs from last year. Last y... Read more