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Flying Tomorrow to Portland
7/10/2014 2:09:27 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This work conference has sneaked up on me. Frantically wrapping up loose ends before we fly out tomorrow to Portland, OR. The boss and I are heading...  Read more


I'll do it.
7/8/2014 12:47:17 PM,  5 COMMENTS

"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was." Turning to Irish sayings today for a little fun motivation....  Read more


Gu Chomps Energy Chews Strawberry
7/8/2014 9:42:10 AM,  4 COMMENTS

This past Saturday, I ran 12.25 miles on my rail-to-trails route. Decent run, but I was dead by the end of the run. Anyhow, in my continuing quest t...  Read more


What me? Panic over creeping calories?
7/7/2014 1:14:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well, well well. I had a wonderful Spark streak last week. But the the fourth of July hit. Lost a bit of control on two of the last three days. ...  Read more


Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
6/30/2014 9:13:56 AM,  3 COMMENTS

This past weekend was another adventure in trying new things on my runs. I should say that this was probably my worst, roughest run ever. And I ende...  Read more


Not letting the calories creep back up.
6/29/2014 12:13:51 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Starting today, I am going to watch those calories and really get them back in line! I have led a dangerous trend the last three days and gone ov...  Read more


The weekend is almost here.
6/27/2014 10:48:55 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Happy Friday! So happy the weekend is almost here. Jason's Deli has opened near me, so I met a friend there for dinner. Half a sandwich and som...  Read more


6/27/2014 8:02:01 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Read Julia's featured blog about starting over. It is so inspiring, and so nice to see how she and all the spark people responding to her featured blo...  Read more


Full steam ahead.
6/26/2014 6:53:00 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Day three of back-at-it skinny eating. After years of going up and down the scale, and finally learning the hard way about how to eat right, the one...  Read more


Eatingwell's Chicken Sausage with Potatoes & Sauerkraut
6/25/2014 1:33:45 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Eatingwell's Chicken Sausage with Potatoes & Sauerkraut is one of my go-to recipes for lunches:
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Jelly Belly Sport Beans
6/23/2014 12:25:33 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Last weekend's 10.5 mile run and recovery was killer, so I went out and bought all manner of sports fuel type things in assorted flavors to eat on the...  Read more


Friday - Yay!
6/20/2014 8:52:08 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Happy Friday everyone! Our summer has not slowed down as much as usual at work, so I'm still working for the weekends. Friday is always great. ...  Read more


You're hot then you're cold, you're yes then you're no
6/19/2014 2:53:27 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This seems to be the story of my life. I'm super terrible at the stick-to-it-ness part of goals. The light at the end of the tunnel is that I view die...  Read more


Wednesday. Friday is coming!
6/18/2014 9:22:02 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Happy Hump Day! Two more mornings until the weekend! Keeping up morning workouts. Yesterday, hit the gym (victory!) for some quality ST and thi...  Read more


I am not out of shape
6/17/2014 8:35:47 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I love how my first assumption is always: Wow, I'm outta shape. A couple of weeks ago, I was getting frustrated with biking home from work, becau...  Read more


Fed Up!
6/16/2014 7:26:26 PM,  18 COMMENTS

OK, that's it. I've had it with myself. No more excuses. No more "oh I'll do better," "things will get better once I start feeling better emotionally,...  Read more


Is it fall yet?
6/16/2014 9:29:12 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My long run did not go as well as planned - hot, humid and crampy. But, as always, I'm constantly learning how to improve, so it was an excellent, bu...  Read more


Happy Friday the 13th!
6/13/2014 11:27:54 AM,  2 COMMENTS

TGIF! It's been a long, long week. Leaving work a little early today to go to my hometown for the weekend for Father's Day. Hanging with my family...  Read more


Work, morning workouts, nutrition clean up.
6/11/2014 4:35:18 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Monday, a friend found out that he is being let go from a place that I am very familiar with. The reason is really a pretense for driving him out, an...  Read more


Eatingwell's Zucchini Rice Casserole
6/10/2014 12:42:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

One of the keys to my weight loss has been having tasty food options, so I've decided to share some of my culinary efforts, so to speak. This week, o...  Read more


Day 3
6/6/2014 3:29:10 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I woke up this morning having a sore throat. I normally would drink a big glass of milk and this would go away. Not this time. Going to start runni...  Read more


Hi Everybody!!!
6/5/2014 7:44:50 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Hi Everybody I hope everybody is doing great!! I'm sorry I haven't been doing my blog lately. Anyway, I got great news to tell you this coming Saturda...  Read more


Eatingwell's Vegetarian Pinto Bean Sloppy Joes, etc.
6/4/2014 1:00:52 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This weekend, I tried a new recipe from Eatingwell (a source for many of my recipes) - Vegetarian Pinto Bean Sloppy Joes. My guy picked it as one he...  Read more


Not getting sidetracked - striving for maintenance, not perfection.
6/2/2014 10:17:43 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Happy Monday! Can't believe that it is June already and the start of hurricane season for us Floridians (and the entire Gulf Coast/eastern seaboard)....  Read more


The "f" word
6/1/2014 10:18:54 PM,  3 COMMENTS

There are things I will say -- truthfully -- to other climbers that I would never say -- because they wouldn't be true -- to non-climbers. To cli...  Read more


I'm the Queen of Tissue Mountain
5/29/2014 9:33:29 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Or at least, it feels like it. I also may bear an uncanny resemblance to Rudolph. Achoo. Fortunately, I think that I have arranged things so th...  Read more


Ups Downs, ALL Arounds.
5/29/2014 8:11:53 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Hey all!! Since my last update, I am now at a 100% clean bill of health which is great! Also on the job front; I have had 2 interviews for school...  Read more


May So far...
5/28/2014 12:06:02 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So far I'm at a total of 463 fitness minutes for the month. Last year in May my total was 270. Days worked out: 12 so far, with 4 days to go in the mo...  Read more


5/27/2014 12:46:58 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The long weekend was hit/miss. Weight is up (yuck), had good 3, 4, and 10 mile runs (yay), made it to the gym (woot) and seem to have gotten a cold (...  Read more


5/24/2014 5:33:04 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm noticing that I'm checking my waist measurements every day and they are not changing at all. I am concerned, but shouldn't really be as I d...  Read more


My Friday!
5/21/2014 10:23:59 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Today is my Friday, and I'm super happy. This should be the slow time at work, but we've still been pretty busy, especially finishing up some things...  Read more


5/19/2014 10:30:55 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Mondays are always my worst day of the week because I'm so not a morning person. My peak hours are probably Noon-9pm or so. Unfortunately, the rest...  Read more


Painful start
5/19/2014 8:20:04 AM,  5 COMMENTS

While knowing things don't get back to normal overnight - I have realized my smaller portions are starting to satisfy me again - in contrast to a few...  Read more


My vehicule for commuting this morning
5/15/2014 11:19:06 AM,  5 COMMENTS

A good 5k to French, then back to work. Maybe 2k home. Rubber-legs already! In other news, not much is going on. I'm busy, and trying to...  Read more


Enough is Enough!
5/15/2014 5:54:33 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I've had it. All these failed starts... I'm going to be back where I was 2 years ago if i don't stop now. I have to take it seriously. ...  Read more


5/14/2014 9:19:34 AM,  2 COMMENTS

This past weekend, I stayed mostly on track as planned while I was away. Yay! Ate (as estimated, at times) in range and ran 8 miles on Saturday. Wa...  Read more


Thank you for your advice about iTurnes vs. Netflix.
5/7/2014 11:49:37 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I just want to say thank you for your advice about iTurnes vs. Netflix. Now I know want to do now. I hope we are not going to have No Hurricanes this...  Read more


Maintenance Struggles
5/7/2014 2:19:24 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My first couple of months of maintenance, I kind of cruised, but the last month has been a bit of a struggle. I've not gone out of the +/-5lbs of goa...  Read more


What is better iturnes vs. Netflix?
5/4/2014 12:21:42 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I want to know which is better the iturnes or the Netflix? I know if you get iturnes you can buy or rent the movies and anything you want and it is on...  Read more


Journey to Maintenance
5/2/2014 10:25:41 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I told myself that when I reached my goal weight back that one of the things that I wanted to start to do is blog because keeping my weight steady, mo...  Read more


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