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Hiking in the Snow!

Friday, November 27, 2009      6 comments

So starting this journey in July was pretty easy for me. I had more time off this summer and it was gorgeous outside! Since I enjoy hiking and biking anyway, it was not that... Read more

NYC - 29 miles and a canoli...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009      2 comments

Since I have to work all Thanksgiving weekend, my husband and I decided to have a little mini-holiday in NYC this week. We lived there for 7 years in our 20s, and I still miss... Read more

Week 17: 4 lbs and 1.5 inches

Tuesday, November 24, 2009      2 comments

Jumping up and down excited! I worked so hard the past two weeks to try to get to the 50 lb marker and today passed it! I think the combination of positive attitude, healthy food choices and daily exercise continues to help me stay on track. ... Read more

Week 16: 2 lbs & 3.25 inches

Monday, November 16, 2009      11 comments

Happy to say that the loss keeps coming! Very happy with 2lbs after the big loss last week. Another kind of interesting thing happened today. When I first started this journey at the end of July, I HOPED to get to 239 by was th... Read more

Hiking on a perfect November day!

Sunday, November 15, 2009      8 comments

I am going to try to take advantage of every warm day I can to get outside and enjoy the sun! Today two of my friends and I had the perfect day. We started the day with a ride into Pennsylvania to go hiking in one of the parks there. It... Read more

30 Mile Bike Ride!

Saturday, November 14, 2009      10 comments

Ron and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful sunny weather today and hit the bike trail. We are fortunate to live in a place with 70 miles of rail-trail systems. ... Read more

Week 14 & 15: 8.5 lbs & 4.75 inches - with pics!

Monday, November 09, 2009      15 comments

I realized I forgot to post last week's loss, so I am posting the two together. Last week was 3.5 lbs and this week was 5! That is my biggest loss since my very first week on the Spark when I lost 6.5 lbs. Before I get too excited though, I s... Read more

Hiking at Snake Hill

Sunday, November 08, 2009      4 comments

It was so beautiful in West Virginia today! Sunny and 70 degrees - not bad for the first week of November. Ron and I decided to grab our camelbacks and hiking boots and get hi... Read more


Friday, November 06, 2009      5 comments

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. In addition to being my birthday, it is just fantastically fun to see adults and children get dressed up. Every year we have a big bash at my house and this year was no exception. Hope you enjoy th... Read more

100 Day Challenge Team

Wednesday, November 04, 2009      2 comments

Ever wonder how much you could accomplish in 100 days? I found out and was so inspired by the response to my blog about it earlier this week that I have decided to create a team. The 100 Day Challenge Team was built to help people focus on dai... Read more

100 Days of Exercise!

Sunday, November 01, 2009      15 comments

So today is a day for celebrating and doing the happy dance! I did what I thought I couldn't do...I kept up an exercise streak for 100 consecutive days. How did this happen? I finally got honest with myself. I tried to do 5 out of 7 days ... Read more

Guess what I found today...

Thursday, October 29, 2009      6 comments

So I was looking in the mirror today, and I saw my collarbones. I am certain that they were not there yesterday and since I haven't seen them in quite awhile I was very excited to see them. Welcome back clavicles! I can't tell you how hap... Read more

Week 13: 1.5 lbs & 1.5 inches

Wednesday, October 28, 2009      3 comments

Whoops - I meant to enter this a few days ago, but got busy. I know these are relatively boring blogs but it makes me feel good to see the weekly progress. My big goal for October was to get under 250 by October 31st, which is my 39th birthday... Read more

First Yoga Class

Friday, October 23, 2009      4 comments

I went to my first yoga class today and I was really surprised. I have always wanted to try yoga but when I was younger I thought my time was best spent doing all cardio. As I have matured, I realize that trying new things and actively controll... Read more

Gift to Myself

Tuesday, October 20, 2009      12 comments

So for my birthday this year I am giving myself 2 gifts: 1. A smaller body This is probably the better (and definitely cheaper) of the two gifts. I started this journey on 7/27/09 at 286lbs and by the 3 month mark 10/27/09 (4 days ... Read more

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