SWELL10's Blogs

Living life and having fun (with pics)
Sunday, October 30, 2011      9 comments

There are a lot of things going on in my life right now. Lots of changes. First of all my daughter is 8 months pregnant and I'm gonna be a grandma for the first time around Christmas. This has been a huge adjustment. Not what I expecte... Read more
Where am I? Waiting.... (with pics)
Thursday, May 12, 2011      27 comments

I'm here. I've been here all along. Things have been busy but truthfully, I keep waiting for some big milestone to blog. Some amazing accomplishment to announce, but I'm here. I've lost a few ounces less than 95 lbs. I'm super proud of ... Read more
Complete randomness -- what I've been up to, and what's with men?
Sunday, February 13, 2011      19 comments

I haven't blogged in a while. I tend to only blog when I have something major or profound (to me) to share, but I've got lot's of stuff rattling around so here goes. First, I'm feeling kind of cruddy again. I was sick for a day about a we... Read more
Where I stand (pt 2) My metabolism check
Thursday, January 27, 2011      17 comments

So as I said in my previous blog, I have been playing around with my calorie range trying to decide where I need to be. The trouble was, I didn't have any definite number as far as what my basic metabolic rate was. I've used several form... Read more
Where I stand -- my fitness assessment (part one)
Thursday, January 27, 2011      13 comments

I've been at this weight loss journey for almost a year. In that time I've lost 86 pounds. But even after all this time, I'm not sure where I'm headed. I've had my ideas but I decided that it was time to get some facts. I was stalled for... Read more
Whoops - One more present I forgot to mention (with pic)
Friday, December 31, 2010      21 comments

My 15 year old made me the subject of his end of semester project for his newspaper class. He titled ... Read more
What Santa brought me... (with pics)
Friday, December 31, 2010      17 comments

Its been a good holiday season this year. While I struggled and worried about what to get my teenagers and how much I could afford to spend, my daughter decided to splurge on me. I was especially surprised because she and I have been butting h... Read more
Rainy days and 5Ks
Saturday, December 11, 2010      18 comments

All week the weather called for rain on Saturday. I debated and debated about signing up for the Jingle Bell 5k for Arthritis to be run on Saturday. Finally I decided to take a chance and sign up. Well I woke up this morning and what did ... Read more
Some tough stuff and some good stuff
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      13 comments

Lately I've been struggling (big surprise) emotionally. It seems like each time I take a step toward moving forward (with the ex) I get knocked down. This time it was an innocent fb conversation my dtr and his dtr had. In the conversation it ... Read more
WTF Challenge Endplate 11/30/10
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      8 comments

~*~ WTF??? CHALLENGE ENDPLATE 11/30 ~*~ Starting Weight: 236.6 Ending Weight: 223 Weight Loss Total: 13.6 LBS!!!! Starting Measurements: Waist - 38 Hips - 47.5 Thigh - 27 Calf - 18 Upper Arm - 1... Read more
I did it! And I feel like I've cut my heart out with a spoon.
Friday, November 19, 2010      46 comments

Well thanks to my wonderful sparkfriends who are kind enough to be totally honest with me, I severed all connections with my ex. This morning I wrote him a long email telling him what all this was doing to me and that I had to remove him co... Read more
He's screwing with my head. The latest installment. (sorry its long)
Thursday, November 18, 2010      17 comments

Those of you who are kind enough to listen (over and over and over) to the saga of my breakup with the love of my life, thank you. I have a new chapter. So as you know, he dumped me in September. It totally shattered my heart. I've tried... Read more
WTF Challenge Template 11/15 - 11/19
Monday, November 15, 2010      3 comments

~*~ WTF Challenge Template 11/15 - 11/19 ~*~ *all questions are optional. What did you do last week that made you feel strong? I lost almost 4 lbs after being on a plateau for several weeks. I also ran 7.2 miles t... Read more
WTF Weekend bonus challenge 11/13-11/14
Monday, November 15, 2010      1 comments

~*~ WTF CHALLENGE SPECIAL WEEKEND BONUS ~*~ 1. SURPRISE YOURSELF IN SOMETHING FITNESS RELATED AND BRAG TO US ON MONDAY. I ran 5.2 miles on Saturday and felt so good on Sunday that I ran another quick 2 miles! 2. DO SOMETHIN... Read more
My Second 5K Race
Saturday, November 06, 2010      15 comments

This morning I ran my second 5K race. It was 30 degrees when we started brrrr... cold is not fun. But anyway, when I picked up my race packet yesterday evening, they didn't include a map of the course, so today was a surprise. The places ... Read more

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