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Going to the races alone...

Thursday, August 02, 2012      10 comments

Since I started running, I have had someone, a friend or a family member, at my races. They either supported me by running with me or photographing the new memory for me. This weekend will be different. This weekend, I will run Go Dir... Read more

Breaking from Running

Friday, July 27, 2012      6 comments

The main message from my last couple blogs was to take a break! Many suggested taking a break from Sparkpeople. Honestly, I am not sure if I could do that. I have too many friendships here to just let it go. With that mind, I do think I am going... Read more

Break from SP?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012      9 comments

Last time I blogged many friends suggested that I take a break from Sparkville. I am afraid if I did that I wouldn't come back. Not that I don't like it here. I do. It's just that I am afraid it would be a permanent change. In the last month, I ... Read more

My Spark is Becoming Dimmer.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012      7 comments

Once upon a time, my personal training manual said that one when a makes the change for a healthier lifestyle, they can fall off the wagon at any point, even maintenance. As of yesterday, I have maintained my weight loss for one year to be... Read more

July's Updates :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012      6 comments

Have you been wondering where I went? I always seem to disappear from Sparkpeople when life gets a little too crazy for me. That is what happened this time. Work and school always keeps me busy. But, one of my professors for my summer onli... Read more

Luncheon with the CEO

Tuesday, July 03, 2012      6 comments

I recently made the Employee of the Month. This is quite the achievement as we have nearly 300 employees at the Y. As part of the achievement, the CEO takes my boss and I out to lunch. Today I got to hear about the Y's future branching out and o... Read more

Bleh

Saturday, June 30, 2012      6 comments

It started when I was in 4th grade. I really liked this boy. But, two other girls did as well. The boy liked my red haired friend. Eventually, the boy moved away. Than, in 6th grade, I liked the most popular guy. He didn't like me either. B... Read more

Intervals -- Done!

Thursday, June 28, 2012      8 comments

Since I demolished my previous record at the Eau Claire Half Marathon (2:41), I have wanted to do it again and again. It's an addiction! Right now, I have my eye on the Whistlestop Half Marathon in October. A time of 2:30 would be awesome.... Read more

Final Run for Run for Life

Tuesday, June 26, 2012      8 comments

For the last six months, I have been part of a running program called Run for Life. Run for Life is a three tier program with training options for a 5K, half marathon or full marathon. I was in charge of the 5K program. Tonight we commence... Read more

Full Rounded Healthy

Friday, June 22, 2012      8 comments

What does healthy mean to you? Healthy is more than the physical component. Healthy has a total of six components -- physical, spiritual, emotional, social, environmental and mental. In the last year, I have been focusing on mere ONE... Read more

Northern Minnesota Flooding

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      8 comments

Hello Sparkers!! I just wanted to send out a quick note that I am fine. Many of my sparky friends know I live in northern WI/MN and may be worried. Today we have some flooding going on with some major roads being closed, like the bridge! Guess I... Read more

Emotional Eating Progress!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012      8 comments

I made progress!!! Sometimes it takes another person's blog to help me realize I have made progress in my own journey. This time is was my progress with emotional eating. Since the beginning of this journey, I have struggled with this but overal... Read more

Weight Loss Checks and Balances

Monday, June 18, 2012      5 comments

With only being one month away from maintaining my weight at 160 for exactly one year, I realized I treat my weight loss like my checkbook. When I was trying to still lose weight, I would eat in my calorie budget. Even through I wasn't exa... Read more

No Grandma's Marathon for Me

Saturday, June 16, 2012      6 comments

Grandma's Marathon was today. [Not sure why it won't sure upright as it is before I upload it.] Months ago, I registered for the full marathon and after a couple mo... Read more

Roughing It, hehe

Wednesday, June 13, 2012      8 comments

My scale confuses me. Somedays I don't know if I can even trust it. Like today. When I weigh in, I have to have certain specifics for it to be considered a "weigh in". - Morning* - Sufficient water and sleep - Bowel movement (I k... Read more


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