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Building Muscle
7/26/2014 8:02:23 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I've been thinking about weightlifting for a long time. 23 Last year I read a book that said research says that lifting weights is the best thing for...  Read more


Lose 5 lbs fast
7/26/2014 7:20:29 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Ran 10M this afternoon. Probably not the wisest thing because the temp hit 90F by the end of my run (which ultimately involved some walking as I attem...  Read more


Sometimes I'm Making Progress and Don't Even Realize It
7/26/2014 10:01:42 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Sometimes it feels like it's 2 steps back and 1 step forward. I am not diagnosed with low blood sugar and in fact, am not supposed to have it. My doct...  Read more


Day 7 of 135 - DON'T QUIT
7/23/2014 10:30:27 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I may feel like this sometimes but I won't quit...  Read more


Day 7 of 135
7/22/2014 7:43:44 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Today had mostly good and a bit not so good. The boys went off to camp no problem and loved it! The older one is doing a more adventure camp and went...  Read more


Day 6 of 135
7/21/2014 10:05:05 PM,  8 COMMENTS

135 days seems so long but I keep telling myself that if I didn't do this now, where would I be in 135 days - nowhere!! So I keep on although I have m...  Read more


I'm not giving up.
7/21/2014 9:20:18 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I don't know what it is the past few weeks, but I guess I just got it in the back of my head that I was slowly giving up. Maybe because after losing 3...  Read more


Vitamin B12
7/21/2014 9:01:03 AM,  4 COMMENTS

A couple of months ago I had been feeling pretty tired, so I went to the doctor. I learned I was deficient in both Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D. My docto...  Read more


Day 5 of 135
7/20/2014 9:23:44 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Had a busy day with the family. Got the kids ready for camp tomorrow, then went to a Nationals game (they won) and then dinner with my in-laws to cele...  Read more


7/20/2014 5:47:18 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm listening to this podcast interview with fitness expert Krista Scott-Dixon and loving the conversation. They talk a lot about body image, which is...  Read more


Day 4 of 135
7/19/2014 7:46:17 PM,  8 COMMENTS

So I didn't get as much exercise today as I would have liked but did get to spend a nice day with my family which was nice. I did eat very healthy and...  Read more


Day 3 of 135
7/18/2014 9:10:10 PM,  12 COMMENTS

It was a busy day so I'm glad it was a day I chose to have an easy exercise day! My boot camp instructor had to cancel today and I have been working h...  Read more


Day 3 of 135
7/17/2014 9:30:56 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Was happy to see 171 on the scale this morning but it made me nervous too because I don't want to lose my motivation. I don't think I am and I feel li...  Read more


Day 2 of 135
7/16/2014 6:56:46 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Had a good day - did my boot camp this morning - usually there's a group but it was just me and while I was concerned and self conscious about it, I p...  Read more


One day at a time
7/15/2014 3:20:03 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Day 1 of 135 - I can do this one day at a time...  Read more


Improving Fitness
7/15/2014 1:00:48 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I have been a member since 5/13/2014 (my 14th wedding anniversary 337 ) and have truly enjoyed my journey so far. I have to get better at entering...  Read more


On my mind lately
7/15/2014 11:12:01 AM,  6 COMMENTS

First of all, I just want to say a big thank you to all of you especially on my last blog for all your support and encouragement! And for helping me f...  Read more


Swimming and Weightlifting
7/14/2014 9:03:01 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I lead a healthy lifestyle. So when I went on a 1900-mile drive from Albuquerque to Washington, DC, eating barbecue for lunch and dinner most of the w...  Read more


On a lighter note...
7/9/2014 7:26:14 PM,  6 COMMENTS

This made me LOL! ...  Read more


6 Months to Go
7/9/2014 1:23:41 PM,  3 COMMENTS

We are now at the 6 month mark until we can start our IVF cycle. It took me a long time to make the very hard decision to wait until we could switch i...  Read more


9 pant sizes down!
7/7/2014 2:10:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Hard to believe but I'm consistently fitting into 12's! Last pair of 12's I bought was a pair of tan chinos at Lerners somewhere around 1982. No kid...  Read more


Busy and Active Weekend
6/30/2014 9:36:58 AM,  4 COMMENTS

On Friday, I met my friend, her son, and their dog on the Mall. We passed by the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, walking about 4 miles t...  Read more


The Ghost of Eating Past
6/29/2014 7:08:22 AM,  3 COMMENTS

The past few weeks have been a bit like A Christmas Carol. Analyzing my choices has been the equivalent of seeing Christmas past, present, and future...  Read more


In need of...
6/23/2014 9:24:50 AM,  13 COMMENTS

a hug? a mental health day? a yoga and spa session? an eat-pray-love find my soul type getaway? I've been feeling down lately. Like break d...  Read more


6/23/2014 6:12:45 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Finally-I've lost more than I dared believe I could. This reminds me of the children's story, I'm not a Loser. By the end of the story, it turns out t...  Read more


Be careful what you wish for....
6/21/2014 7:17:04 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have been hoping and wishing that my hubby were more on board with this whole getting-healthier thing. He has always been supportive, but passively...  Read more


Not worried for now
6/21/2014 3:26:40 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Today I competed my first 5K in a long time. My family was there to cheer me on which was so helpful and great. I could only run about a total of 1 mi...  Read more


Vacation Eating
6/20/2014 4:30:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Hi everyone! I hope you all are well. I was only gone for a week but boy was it a busy week! I did not end up taking my workout clothes. I figure...  Read more


6/15/2014 8:01:10 AM,  0 COMMENTS

519 Marshall Jensen, Survivor of the year 2014. Love his talk about how Babe Ruth may have hit around twice as many strikes as he did home runs,...  Read more


6/14/2014 7:14:57 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I have to miss boot camp next week because of prior commitments and I am worried I won't have the motivation to workout on my own so I will be using m...  Read more


Over a month now
6/14/2014 11:20:10 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Been back at it for 5 weeks now and down 12 lbs. Working towards running, still awesome at walking but definitely out of shape (well, round is a shap...  Read more


The Ups and Downs Of Weight Loss
6/13/2014 10:13:55 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I wanted to share this picture of my weigh-ins since January, because it really shows that this process is give and take. I know daily weigh-ins do...  Read more


Zip Up Those Abs!
6/10/2014 7:44:32 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Tonight I did the Denise Austin DVD called Body Makeover Mix. It's not a hard workout but I like it on occasion. I bought it on the recommendation of...  Read more


5 Months of Sparking
6/6/2014 6:02:51 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm so proud of myself! Five whole months! I finally reached my 33 lb goal this week - it has been a bit of a battle the past few weeks but I'm finall...  Read more


Light Exercise Week
6/5/2014 10:31:12 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've been busy this week with my boyfriend out of town. While I'm a regular gym-goer, he and I influence each other's laziness around the apartment. W...  Read more


Before and After Pics
6/2/2014 9:43:30 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Here is the china hutch that we turned into a buffet/display shelving. Here is the kitchen Here is the island There is still p...  Read more


Hike Report
6/1/2014 4:11:30 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today I went for a 5-mile hike on Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland, about an hour's drive from where I live. It amazes me...  Read more


A Gluten-Free Q&A
5/30/2014 3:07:34 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Tomorrow is the last day of Celiac Disease Awareness Month so I thought I'd write one more blog. Question: What makes something "gluten free"? ...  Read more


WW Goals
5/29/2014 10:27:15 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Goals 10lbs by July 10 - 210 A 1 lb per week 200 by Oct 10...  Read more


I Ziplined!!
5/28/2014 12:14:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am back from our fun trip to Kentucky and YES I ziplined! I was really nervous, but it was a lot of fun! I was so proud of myself! I'll post some pi...  Read more


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