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Balancing the Running with the Biking...where's my sweet spot?
7/30/2014 8:22:26 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Unlike some of my more inspired Sparky friends (you know who you are) who have the amazing notion that someone can run, then bike (and then SWIM!) in...  Read more


Great first week
7/30/2014 3:07:04 AM,  2 COMMENTS

This week went very well. I am 5 pounds lighter than I was last week! Great start!...  Read more


Who do I talk to for financial problems?
7/29/2014 8:44:05 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Anyone know of somewhere I can go to just to talk over financial problems discreetly and preferably through email and for free? I do not have credit p...  Read more


Summer Update
7/29/2014 7:46:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Hey Sparkpeeps. It's been pretty quiet around my page for a while, I know. It's been a hard summer, starting with the loss of my mom in mid-May. I...  Read more


Kicking things into gear
7/28/2014 4:28:49 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Hi. I joined SparkPeople a few months ago, but I still couldn't get myself motivated enough to accomplish anything. Things have changed. I have never...  Read more


Logging with the enemy
7/26/2014 9:27:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Finished the most recent BLC round up 5 pounds (more or less, I can't remember what number I put down on Wednesday. At least I know it wasn't more, as...  Read more


Checking in again!!
7/24/2014 3:14:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It never cease to amaze me about the good things that someone can achieve with a little bit of perseverance and focus! It's been 5 months so far!...  Read more


Quiet here, but busy!
7/23/2014 8:21:53 AM,  0 COMMENTS

[chuckling to myself - how many of us Sparkbloggers have the classic, "it's been a while since I've blogged" post? Everyone, I bet!] It has been...  Read more


July 15th weigh in: Week Two of July Challenge
7/15/2014 7:59:45 AM,  0 COMMENTS

July 1st: 256.6 July 8th: 252.4 July 15th 247 Total Lost: 9.6 lbs WOO HOO!!!!!!!...  Read more


Ongoing Menu Plan
7/13/2014 3:33:17 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Sunday, July 13 Vietnamese Spring Roll Salad Monday, July 14 Isaan-Inspired Larb Tuesday, July 15 Gnocchi with Balsamic Sage Brown But...  Read more


July 12th DONE Girls Challenge Weigh In
7/12/2014 8:57:38 AM,  0 COMMENTS

My other challenge I joined is on the DONE Girls Team. Today was the first weigh in and I am on track! DONE girls Summer challenge: SW - 2n...  Read more


July 8th Weigh In
7/8/2014 8:29:37 AM,  1 COMMENTS

First weigh in of my summer challenge... SW 7/1: 256.6 7/8: 252.4 Total: Down 4.2 lbs WOO FREAKIN' HOO!! I know I won't continue to...  Read more


Aaaaah, vacation...
7/7/2014 9:42:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Feeling particularly pleased with the past week, since so much of my hopes and wishes for good health and a fit life are realized when I can see...  Read more


July Challenge
7/7/2014 9:56:50 AM,  0 COMMENTS

My sister gave me a challenge: for the month of July follow her dietary guidelines. She eats very similar to paleo but still allows herself certain g...  Read more


Menu Plan (ongoing)
7/5/2014 10:10:24 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Tuesday, July 1 2014 Chipotle Chicken Nachos with veg Wednesday, July 2 2014 Caprese Salad Nachos Thursday, July 3 2014 Leftovers ...  Read more


3 things I am proud of accomplishing!
7/1/2014 3:50:06 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Today for spark coach requested we blog about three things we have accomplished that we are proud of. 1. I have been maintaining my weight loss even...  Read more


late night grubbing
6/26/2014 12:41:32 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Had a late lunch, and then wasn't hungry during the traditional dinner hours, and then was utterly starving right when I was thinking I could survive...  Read more


USA...USA...US...oh shi...
6/23/2014 12:08:42 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The reaction from millions of your fellow Americans at the last kick of today's world cup game, as it lofted right to an open Portuguese player's head...  Read more


Manage the Lapse
6/21/2014 5:20:58 PM,  3 COMMENTS

A few years back, I read a good book on weight loss that countered the mythology that people who lose weight are doomed to gain it all back – always....  Read more


1001 middle American nights
6/21/2014 2:05:38 AM,  3 COMMENTS

If you’re looking for story telling, you’ve come to the wrong place. (go here instead:
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I'm so disappointed in you people
6/20/2014 3:34:36 AM,  5 COMMENTS

(If I was on my computer, there would be a clip of Robert Downey from topic thunder saying his "who are you calling you people?" line. But alas. I spe...  Read more


thought I broke my butt yesterday
6/19/2014 2:11:47 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Just a day after watching Jozy Altidore duck his head and immediately clutch at his hammy in a World Cup game, I reached out to grab my drink (a bottl...  Read more


Three Good Things
6/18/2014 6:51:19 AM,  1 COMMENTS

ACED my Models of Advocacy Class Noticed a pair of pants is now too big Wore shorts!...  Read more


6/17/2014 8:20:51 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So, I'm looking over the pattern of my Spark behavior and reflecting on what has worked. It's clear that I've been more successful losing weight...  Read more


what kind of moron...
6/16/2014 4:49:57 AM,  8 COMMENTS

...goes to a high school reunion and fails to take even a single picture. That would be me. I attended the Ypsilanti high school class of 1993 20...  Read more


to be titled later
6/13/2014 12:35:48 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Haven't a clue whether this missive will end up with any sort of theme worthy of a title, but there's only one to find out, eh? Work went far less swi...  Read more


5 Minute Journal - Cancer Dog is 13
6/12/2014 9:09:15 PM,  0 COMMENTS

The cancer dog just recently turned 13. Six months ago, we didn't think he'd make it. But he has surprised us all by hanging in there. In six month...  Read more


game game, that I play
6/11/2014 1:19:51 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Just noticed that it's midnight here. Which means I oughta take a shower and go to sleep soon, what with the gym trip slightly delayed by the lateness...  Read more


rain, rain, go away (by Thursday is ok)
6/11/2014 12:59:41 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Wanna go baseball! Fortunately, I didn't buy a ticket for tonight, would have been all wet, and alone in a park where they canceled the game long befo...  Read more


Drift off with some electronic beats, they said
6/10/2014 12:33:53 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Ok, sure, I'll try anything once. Just fire up spotify to listen to something before going to sleep. Wasn't sure hat that something was, might have be...  Read more


More Trail Running
6/9/2014 11:04:49 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have a friend who likes to run on trails (as, I've learned, I also like to do), and she has organized a regular group of folks who meet up at a loca...  Read more


Already failed
6/8/2014 5:15:02 PM,  6 COMMENTS

The idea was to not replicate last year’s ugly experience of going on the road and gaining 5 pounds a month early on. Woops. As lamented in the previo...  Read more


Walk Wisconsin
6/7/2014 6:23:11 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today I did the walk Wisconsin 1/4 Marathon .... we completed it in 1 hour and 45 mins...we finished it just before the rain and wow was it close beca...  Read more


Where does time go?
6/7/2014 8:05:22 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have a problem: I somehow keep losing time for just me. And it's affecting me health, and I really need to get it back. I used to be able to w...  Read more


ok, so I was off by 50 million
6/7/2014 3:48:39 AM,  3 COMMENTS

My second language, Bengali, is apparently spoken as a native tongue by 220 millions, and 250 million over all. Not the 300 million I claimed the othe...  Read more


me talk pretty one day
6/4/2014 2:30:25 AM,  6 COMMENTS

or, alternatively, me fail English? Unpossible! Okay so thatline is from The Simpsons. Trying an experiment, 1 where I rely entirely on voice recognit...  Read more


Isn't easy
6/3/2014 11:08:45 PM,  0 COMMENTS

SO I did pretty good than had Culvers concrete mixer. Of course my bf was not helpful getting on my case. Old habits die hard I tend to get even more...  Read more


Only Telling You This Because We're Friends...
6/3/2014 9:52:19 PM,  0 COMMENTS

...but yes. For the first time in my life, I am working out frequently enough, and HARD enough, that stinky laundry is an issue. I have a...  Read more


Starting the uphill battle
6/3/2014 7:06:29 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Starting on June 3 2014 I have decided that I have tried every fad or whatever the doctor has recommended but I have never just given it my all. I hav...  Read more


Not giving up
6/3/2014 4:01:24 AM,  11 COMMENTS

This is not my first time having a sparkspage I started one back in 2006 but things throughout the years did not change so therefore I am starting ove...  Read more


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