I know that blogging everday may be a bit excessive in some people's view, but for me it is becoming a ritual that is really helping me through the rest of the day. Each day is new, with new emotions, feelings, energy levels, and ideas of what m... Read more
Went to the local wildlife refuge yesterday. I usually go there during the wetter months when there are more birds and lots of water, but it was pretty out there now too.
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Had to post this today, 11 pounds and 11 inches lost. Pretty cool, wonder how many other times these numbers will match???? Gotta get sparkin this morning, hittin the streets before church.
Cheers to you all!!... Read more
OK, strange topic, but it is quite interesting to see what this last month has done for my skin. I had pretty bad acne as a teenager and young adult. It has been clear for the last few years, but I do have damage from picking at my skin when I w... Read more
Yay, today is my
Lost 8.2 pounds and 9 inches.
Drink atleast 8 cups of water everyday
Log all f... Read more
Well tomorrow is my first month sparkversary, and I feel like I have turned a new leaf. I am seeing, with the glorious help from beautiful souls on here, that health is a many faceted jewel. It is not just exercise and eat right and you will be ... Read more
In the valley
I could feel my blue side rearing it's lonely little head yesterday the moment I walked through my work door. I was running late, hadn't done my hair, it was wet still, and a client made some off color remarks to me about how long he'd already b... Read more
Missed it by .21 miles
My first attempt at a 5K just occurred, begining at 8:05 am and ending at 8:53 am. Yeah you heard me, it took 48 minutes!! Ha, well quite a bit slower than I'd hoped for, and not as far as I thought, but it was my first try. Now I have a place t... Read more
My beautiful weekend
Spent the weekend with family. Had my brother and sister-in-laws baby shower on Saturday, then a wonderful day at the park today.
My healthy contribution to the baby shower, veggies and hummus
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Sometimes less is more
This morning I cut my ride down from 6 miles to just over 5, which I thought would really affect my calories burned, but actually I ended up riding a bit faster and didn't really burn that many less! Kind of funny. Also it seems the harder exerc... Read more
Yes, I have lost 9 inches in less than a month. Can't really believe it, but it's true, the tape measure doesn't lie!!! Every time I am frustrated with the weight not coming off (even though that is going pretty well also) I measure myself, and ... Read more
I do remember where I was, I do remember how I felt, I do remember all the flags, even the one on the shopping cart of the homeless guy I passed by that shocking week. I had never felt a sense of patriotism until that week. Never known what it r... Read more
Breakfast of champions
Whole wheat mini bagel, 1oz fat free cream cheese, 2 oz lox, two slices tomato, 6 medium strawberries, 1 cup orange juice=VERY HAPPY TUMMY!
$2.99!!!! Grocery Outlet,... Read more
Feeling fine because it's MY time
Second 6 mile morning ride in a row, and I fit it inbetween taking Grandpa to have blood drawn, and work. I actually gave up going to breakfast with my Grandpa and my husband for a bike ride! I know I won't always want to skip out on family time... Read more
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"Look at you girl, GO, GO, GO!"
I hit my midterm goal of 6 morning miles, which took 35 minutes and burned 415 calories!!!! Woooo double Hoooooo! So nice, I feel great. And while I was riding I passed a very nice lady who was out walking her adorable little terriers and she s... Read more