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Countdown beginning

Saturday, July 17, 2010      19 comments

357 days ago I started exercising for real 2 days later I joined the Spark That means I have 2 exciting things to celebrate soon In 8 days I will have my biggest accomplishment in years, I will have successfully made it through an entir... Read more

My third 5K, hiking and kayaking: my week in review

Friday, July 16, 2010      14 comments

So despite NO weight loss in 6 weeks (AaaaarrrrrggggggghhhhhH!), I am trying to focus on the changes in me. I was feeling bad about my relationship with the evil scale, and my husband pointed out how much I am able to do this summer, compared t... Read more

Spirit & Breath 5K

Sunday, July 04, 2010      16 comments

I completed my 2nd 5K race today! It was a local small race, only 54 people in the 5K race, and another handful in the 10K. Unlike my first 5K in Pittsburgh (Race for the... Read more

Day 3/30 of the "Eating Perfectly" diet - DONE!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010      19 comments

Today was hard - the M&Ms were calling their siren song, but since I am on my 30 day visionquest they are not an option! I worked overnight in the Emergency Dept last nigh... Read more

Spunky Ducky is going on a DIET!

Monday, June 28, 2010      31 comments

I have been on the Spark for 11 months and I am going to try something new. I am going on a DIET. Yup, you heard me correctly a diet. You might say "Crazy Ducky, you have... Read more

Getting back to basics: 11 Month Reflection

Sunday, June 27, 2010      19 comments

Today is my 11 month Sparkversary! It is also the first month that I have not lost any weight since starting this journey. 95 lbs in the first 10 months and 0 this month.... Read more

Cycling in one helluva storm!

Friday, June 25, 2010      8 comments

The last few days have been hard for me and although I exercised daily, I did it half-heartedly (see prior blog). Today I was scheduled for outdoor cycling as part of my p... Read more

Feeling a little sad...

Thursday, June 24, 2010      35 comments

I lost a good friend this week and I am having a hard time. My cat Oliver, died 2 days ago after being with me for the past 18.5 years. I rescued Oliver from a shelter ba... Read more

What a difference a year makes!

Monday, June 21, 2010      28 comments

Take a good look. Do you recognize the couple on the left as the same as the couple on the right? I can honestly say I don't... It was actually this photo of me la... Read more

5...4....3....2....1 Countdown to 100 lbs

Friday, June 11, 2010      30 comments

Whoo-hoooo! I am back on track! I have had a million tests, seen specialists and as of today, I am clear to return to all full tilt cardio! I was so excited I decided to... Read more

300 days and counting, healing and moving forward

Wednesday, May 26, 2010      26 comments

At the beginning of this week I was panicked about losing my exercise streak. Consecutive exercise has been a theme for me and a way to keep linked to my journey to a healthier me. After the first 100 days, I was down 40 lbs and had inspired s... Read more

Happy to be Alive

Monday, May 24, 2010      38 comments

Today I am thankful to be alive. I was scheduled for a routine laparospopic gallbladder surgery today and had a rare complication when they put air into the abdomen: my heart stopped for over a minute. Both of the surgeons operating on me... Read more

Public Service Announcement - Read this!

Monday, May 17, 2010      44 comments

So I have been speeding forward on the weight loss train until recently. Then two months ago I started having stomach pains. To make a long story short I found out that I... Read more

I DID IT! I DID IT!! and so can YOU!

Sunday, May 09, 2010      68 comments

I did the impossible today: I ran an entire 5K race! February 19th I posted a blog about running. I had just accomplished my first 6 minute run and I felt like I had... Read more

Recognizing Myself: 9 Months & counting...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010      35 comments

Today was the best day in years... Not sure how well I am going to be able to communicate this, but at the beginning (exactly 90 lbs and 9 months ago) I didn't recogni... Read more


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