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November in Review, December Strong to End the Year Well
Monday, November 30, 2009      4 comments

While I sit here chowing my Kashi Honey Puffs and Almond Milk, I thought I'd do a review of November as it comes to a close and set some new goals for December. First off, I am so glad I have re-committed to Spark after a very long hiatus. I h... Read more
on the brink of disaster?
Sunday, November 29, 2009      6 comments

i feel like i'm on the brink of disaster. you ever have those days? when every proceeding choice could snowball into a forfeit of everything you have just built up in accomplishment toward your goals? i feel like every thought i'm having today... Read more
Thanksgiving Update...
Thursday, November 26, 2009      3 comments

Well the day's not over yet but i just wanted to check in for myself and list out a few accomplishments to keep myself motivated!!! I stayed within my goals for Thanksgiving dinner!!! I decided beforehand that I would only eat the turkey, t... Read more
My Romantic LOW-CALORIE Breakfast!
Saturday, November 21, 2009      5 comments

Why is it romantic? Because eating it brings me one step closer to the saucy little black dress I will someday wear. And because we all deserve the best, every step of the way. Take the few extra moments to make yourself feel good and give your... Read more
8 Day Streak of Good Eating... Back on Track Tomorrow!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      1 comments

I want to start off by acknowledging my awesome efforts this past week to stay within my calorie ranges and track all my food intake. I had an 8 day streak of staying totally within my ranges, only the occasional spillover of sodium intake. Mo... Read more
It ain't easy, but something's got to give.
Monday, November 09, 2009      4 comments

Just a few points tonight; -Stayed within my daily recommended calorie range, and only went over fat by 1 gram!! That was awesome. Reminding myself to have self-control worked as a good redirection as well as giving myself enough time to m... Read more
I can't stay within my calorie range, my dad has diabetes.
Sunday, November 08, 2009      2 comments

Well, the first week of November has come and gone and I am feeling inspired from another blog I read earlier in which the person had reviewed the week and measured themselves against their goals. I think that's a great idea. A good way to kee... Read more
Workout Woes: Back on the Trail
Monday, November 02, 2009      1 comments

Was sort of in a slump today. Weather was beautiful though and I am reminded constantly to take as much advantage of it as I can before winter hits. Living on the lake has so many rewarding qualities. I decided to break in my new runnin... Read more
November Goals!
Sunday, November 01, 2009      2 comments

I have been leaving little comments on my Spark friends' pages to spread some positivity and boost my karma as we all kick off the month of November. I have already been rewarded so to speak, in that I have gotten many ideas from seeing what ot... Read more
First Hike in Vermont; Upcoming First 5K; Reaching out for Social Support
Saturday, October 31, 2009      2 comments

I went hiking earlier on this faintly crisp late autumn day for one of the first times in Vermont since I moved here about 5 years ago!! It was my first time to Mount Philo, a fairly mild hike. Muriel (my dog) and I didn't make it all the way t... Read more
Completing the LGB Marathon!
Monday, October 19, 2009      5 comments

I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My dreams of running a marathon have become a reality, and in typical fashion, turned out far different than I was expecting, even right down to the people I thought would be there for the process and event. ... Read more
10 MONTHS LATER.... RUNNING THE LGB MARATHON THIS WEEKEND!!!!
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      5 comments

I am going to California tomorrow to run the marathon I have been dreaming about for years. It is finally here. I have been running for the past ten months, consistency in and of itself that I have never accomplished before. Although, I often... Read more
Fall is approaching; Updates and more
Sunday, September 06, 2009      2 comments

So I tipped the scale yesterday at 249.4 and almost couldn't believe it! I am out of the 250s... and maybe only by .6 of a pound, but nonetheless. I am 4.4 pounds away from hitting 245... which would make that 40 pounds lost since I started thi... Read more
September Goals ; Getting Back In The Game!
Sunday, August 23, 2009      4 comments

Feeling seriously inspired by and so proud of my friend Patti (Pokiefuzzbucket) for her accomplishment of losing 50 pounds!! I am endeavoring to get back on the horse and recommit to my own goals. Patti worked so hard and the efforts have defin... Read more
Early Morning Rain
Wednesday, June 03, 2009      2 comments

So Update on May Challenge Results... I set out to: a) run 6 days a week b) be able to run 8 miles without stopping by the end of the month I did not run 6 days a week for the entire month ; i was able to run 10x this month. That ... Read more

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