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
"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
It looked too good to wait for dinner, so I snarfed it for breakfast!
My creation came out really awesome. Only 280 calories per one cup serving. Very nice, had it with grapefruit for breakfast and I feel very fine.
4 cups cooked brown rice
1 cup black beans (I used organic canned, got them for like 69 cent... Read more
It looks as though I am going to reach my first weight loss goal. I never officially made this a goal, because I thought it was a little far reaching for me, but I did have the "loose 10 pounds in a month" dream in the back of my head. And if th... Read more
Patience is a virtue
This journey is so much more than a competition with the scale, but it sure is nice when you are on the winning end of that competition. My battle scar has kept me from doing a few of the everday activities I have been doing, but I am not going ... Read more
I picked up a basket full of goodies at Goodwill today for $24.00!! I can't believe it. Cute fairy town for my niece, seeds and pots for my sister in law, a really neato Redwoods inspired, handmade vase for my brother, beautiful painting for my ... Read more
I earned my first battle scar!! We are warriors!!
On my second bike ride of the day today, this is what happened when I tried to come up onto a curb:
Do you think I was embarrased? Nope, I just kept going, finished my... Read more
I am officially part of a new society, the Morning Exercise Society, or MES as I fondly call us. I am starting to notice a kind of commeraderie feeling on the streets, early in the morning as everyone out is walking, running, or riding around th... Read more