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Reached my weight loss goal!

Thursday, November 25, 2010      8 comments

I am very happy to report that I have reached my goal weight range, 155 - 158 lb. I am so glad to be back in this range. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to wear anything in my closet without fussing over whether it is snug or uncomfortabl... Read more

One week of fast break

Saturday, May 29, 2010      4 comments

I have finished the first week of my fast break challenge. 1. Journal every day. 2. Drink 64 oz of water every day. 3. Get at least seven hours of sleep per day. Out of the seven days, there was one day where I did not complete goa... Read more

Long runs in hot weather

Friday, May 28, 2010      1 comments

I met my fast break goals yesterday. I'm glad I started this fast break challenge. I am trying to figure out what to do about the long runs in my training plan. I think the best solution is to get up early and do them before sunrise. Tha... Read more

Enjoying summer

Thursday, May 27, 2010      2 comments

I met my fast break goals yesterday. My family has been taking every opportunity to enjoy the warm weather outside. We practically live outside and it is a good thing because our house is a wreck. I always forget how much easier it is t... Read more

Missed a goal

Wednesday, May 26, 2010      3 comments

I had another great day but I forgot to drink water when I got home from work. As a consequence I missed out on meeting my water goal but I did complete the other two (journal entry, sleep). Yesterday I had a good swim workout. I can tell... Read more

Running in the heat

Tuesday, May 25, 2010      2 comments

I met my fast break goals yesterday. Yesterday was a hot one -- over 90 F. We set up the kiddie pools in the shade! I went for a run last night. Fortunately there was a gentle breeze blowing. I followed Galloway's advice and ran slower ... Read more

Momentum is building

Monday, May 24, 2010      3 comments

I met my fast break goals again yesterday (sleep, water, and journal entry). Hurray! I recently added two swimming workouts to my routine to change things up. I am curious to see what changes this will bring. Swimming is certainly challe... Read more

Feeling better already

Sunday, May 23, 2010      2 comments

Thanks everyone for the support shown on yesterday's blog. I met my fast break goals yesterday. Yesterday my training plan called for a 5 mile run. It was the first hot and muggy day of the season and I felt it. Whew! I only managed to ... Read more

Starting a fast break

Saturday, May 22, 2010      5 comments

My healthy lifestyle habits are starting to slip. I am going to regroup with a fast break challenge. My three fast break goals are: 1. Journal every day. 2. Drink 64 oz of water every day. 3. Get at least seven hours of sleep per day. ... Read more

Adding swimming to my routine

Friday, April 23, 2010      5 comments

Okay, all you Spark friends who swim (Mel, June, who else I am missing?), I need some advice on a beginner's swim workout program. I am going to start swimming twice a week in May. A good friend needs an accountability partner and so I am goi... Read more

An experiment with sugar

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      5 comments

For last month, I have been experimenting with sweets and this is what I have learned. 1. When I have something sugary I want more. 2. Sugary foods make my teeth hurt. 3. Sugary foods kill my taste for water. 4. Sugary foods take the pla... Read more

Broken streak...not as bad as it sounds

Sunday, February 28, 2010      6 comments

My Spark friends know that I have been on a sweets-free streak since December 10. Today, after some careful consideration, I did indulge in something sweet. I'll explain why after providing some background information. (I am writing all this ... Read more

Water and fatigue

Thursday, February 18, 2010      6 comments

I had to relearn a lesson about staying hydrated with water. For about a month, I had been doing a poor job of drinking enough water. My N.E.W. team has a weekly nutrition challenge so in February I started tracking my water intake. I was b... Read more

Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010      7 comments

Another installment in what has become my annual birthday blog. I am 39 years old today and I have given myself some great gifts: a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, family time, and (new this year) freedom from sugar. Nearly a yea... Read more

Eight weeks sugar-free!

Thursday, February 04, 2010      7 comments

I am feeling great today about being sugar-free (or darn close to it!) for eight weeks straight. I am renewing my challenge for two more weeks. ... Read more

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