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FitBit review
Friday, February 03, 2012      2 comments

I just got mine on Wednesday and so far I am loving it. I love the "health flower" I don't like when it shrinks so I get up and get moving in an effort to keep it healthy and big. I like the sleep feature, it is interesting to see my sleep/wake ... Read more
Rewarding and Heartbreaking
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      6 comments

A puppy mill was recently siezed in Iowa 88 total dogs, most of them Cocker Spaniels. I had already been considering volunteering at the humane society. But with the Cockers it was a now it is happening kind of thing. 16 ended up at our local sh... Read more
I'm too energetic for my job...
Friday, January 27, 2012      2 comments

I know I'm sure that sounds a bit strange, but I feel cooped up most nights, I want nothing more to be slogging out a few miles or 10, or whatever. I'm blogging to stay sane, I am slowly going crazy 1,2,3...I get up at work and I move, but I ca... Read more
Dive, tuck, and roll...
Thursday, January 26, 2012      1 comments

I will see where this goes before I title it. Thinking about the Biggest Loser season 13 (yeah I'm hating the drama too, so I have been loosely following this season) I got to thinking about the 2 girls that are the former athletes. I realize th... Read more
Now and then and back again? MOTIVATION!!
Saturday, January 21, 2012      3 comments

This is me now, I am happy and getting healthier, and I am an athlete. And I have awesome eyes (my one feature I will not be modest about) This is me then (2003) I was he... Read more
Faster now..
Monday, January 16, 2012      6 comments

Friday I went XC skiing and then after the boyfriend got home we went to the gym. I wasn't expecting much from myself on the treadmill since I had already skied for the day. The night got off to a good start when my boyfriend stated how good I ... Read more
Lessons Learned from an Epic Fail
Thursday, January 12, 2012      3 comments

This may sound rather familiar to some. Today I started out with best intentions, I have been on fire. And then a little stress set in, the time of the month arrived, and somewhere in my best intentions I ate like there was no tomorrow. I don't ... Read more
This is the year I reach onederland
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      3 comments

I don't know what it is, maybe I have found peace with myself, maybe its cause I'm happy and in love, maybe because I finally stopped trying to lose weight and am focusing on being an athlete. Maybe because I am not so over focused that I am str... Read more
My 5 year Sparkiversary (a Thank you to friends and a reflection)
Monday, January 09, 2012      4 comments

I recently hit that milestone and I thought I should reveal what spark has done for me. Okay yeah I have lost 60lbs since my ultimate breakdown day, that wasn't my first day on spark granted, I gained and lost for about 2-3 of these years. But s... Read more
2012 Race Calendar
Saturday, January 07, 2012      3 comments

May 19 MAF HM June 3 Pigman Sprint Triathlon August 19 Pigman Long Course October 7 Chicago Marathon??(this is the only one yet to be decided)... Read more
I feel like an Athlete...
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      6 comments

I have been super focused since early November, mostly because that is when the idea of a half iron distance triathlon started to be a reality. I made it through the holidays and lost weight, I'm 3, now 4 days into January and I feel more focuse... Read more
2012 Goals and Plans
Friday, December 30, 2011      7 comments

The big focus this year is going to be on the Pigman Long Course 70.3. Big picture is I am shooting to lose about 30bs by March. March 4th becomes training time, I hope to continue to lose another 30lbs from March until around August. August ... Read more
When I can't make the gym
Thursday, December 29, 2011      6 comments

I am armed with all kinds of tools, no excuses. I have a treadmill, a cycle trainer, P90X, TurboFire, Insanity, free weights, kettlebells, and of course body weight exercises and the great outdoors. I have no excuses not to get a workout in, ev... Read more
Fit Christmas
Sunday, December 25, 2011      3 comments

Here is my new toy compliments of my boyfriend Mike Mike putting it together while I got ready for work ... Read more
Its the support at home that means so much
Friday, December 23, 2011      2 comments

Some are not so lucky to have a good support system at home, for whatever reason some significant others are not supportive. I'm lucky not to be one of those people. My boyfriend is very supportive of my athletic and weight loss goals and not in... Read more

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