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Water is my hero
7/9/2014 9:30:11 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July weekend! The husband and I traveled to New Hampshire from Virginia for a wedding and holiday weeke...  Read more


ANother step in the right direction.
7/7/2014 1:16:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I slipped, I am back, but am just hitting my low point again, the point is I am back on it. I am using my fitbit to stay on my steps for the day. Sinc...  Read more


Weight Log: Week of 7/7
7/7/2014 9:17:33 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm up today because of being off plan during the weekend, a huge meal last night, and TOM. I'm back to work today though and I'm hoping that drinking...  Read more


I tripped, but haven't fallen!
7/1/2014 12:56:15 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This morning due to PPP (piss poor planning) I didn't bring a lunch and was starving because I didn't eat much last night. I RUINED dinner last night...  Read more


Weight Log: Week of 6/30
6/30/2014 9:13:06 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I nailed my week one goal!! 244 I've realized that I'll need to change my weigh in schedule this week because we're going out of town for...  Read more


Weight Log: Week of 6/23 - Saturday update
6/28/2014 1:11:31 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Weight for week of June 23rd. Morning weigh ins. Monday: (START) 160.4 Tuesday: 158.8 Wednesday: 158.8 Thursday: 158.8 Friday: 157.8...  Read more


Belt Promotion
6/27/2014 1:46:18 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Hey Yall it went great but here is a link to watch my husband and I as we were featured amongst all the adult students in weapons https://www.fac...  Read more


Slow and steady
6/26/2014 10:10:44 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Slow and steady loses the weight, right? My first official week back is going very well. I'm eating right, working out, drinking more water, happ...  Read more


Weight Log: Week of 6/23
6/24/2014 1:40:36 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I know this doesn't work for a lot of people, but I like keeping myself accountable and this is what works for me. Weight for week of June 23rd....  Read more


Full steam ahead: motivation
6/24/2014 9:58:05 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Yesterday I decided that it was the day to turn things around. I was feeling bloated, sore, and uncomfortable in my own skin and I took action. I...  Read more


Rise from the ashes
6/23/2014 10:24:01 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I feel like a phoenix right now; I'm struggling to rise from the ashes of my failures and I'm trying desperately to be glorious once again. Okay...  Read more


Green Belt
6/23/2014 9:27:31 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Here comes belt test again! My knees are acting up again so I have been scaling back but walking. Any great exercise ideas other than swimming for kne...  Read more


A Little Experimentation
6/7/2014 2:47:40 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Things have changed some more since the last update. Not the diagnosis, unfortunately, still stage IV renal cell carcinoma. However, we've been trompi...  Read more


Kung Fu - Upcoming black sash test
5/21/2014 11:18:21 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I can't believe I've been learning Kung Fu for three years now. Now what I thought was impossible is happening; I'm testing for my black sash. On June...  Read more


Building blocks for success
5/20/2014 12:13:21 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I'm working towards building my momentum for success. Here are the things that I'm doing to start building that momentum. 1.) Advantages List: I'...  Read more


Advantages List
5/15/2014 12:11:48 PM,  4 COMMENTS

A very awesome Sparker shared with me something that I'm thrilled about; the Beck Diet Solution. I'm so excited that I've already ordered the book and...  Read more


Losing motivation
5/14/2014 12:45:06 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I think you can probably see a trend from my blog entries that I've been having a bit of a problem with motivation over the past couple of months. Las...  Read more


Cancer update
5/11/2014 11:51:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It looks like we're in for the long haul. The official diagnosis on my husband is stage IV clear cell renal carcinoma - aka metastasized kidney cancer...  Read more


ABC Blog for BLC 25
4/24/2014 11:08:45 PM,  8 COMMENTS

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition give you an extra push? Yes B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(...  Read more


Break the cycle
4/23/2014 10:25:03 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I've fallen off the wagon again and it feels awful. The past month has been filled with too many bad decisions, too much junk food, and too much...  Read more


Day 3 4/8/2014
4/8/2014 2:41:42 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have come to figure out I crave carbs. Breakfast I have found a low carb breakfast(With lots of protien) Lunch- I've eaten a salad the past...  Read more


Day 2 4/7/2014
4/7/2014 3:14:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm really tired today. Yesterday I cooked all my food that I need for the week. Today I have been eating well, but I didn't plan one more snack t...  Read more


Back at it Monday!
4/7/2014 10:10:31 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Feeling pretty good considering the grueling workout weekend! I am ready for today. Starting off with a light walk and stretch this morning. Do...  Read more


Great Weekend!
4/6/2014 5:44:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Survived yesterday, and even got a few compliments on my performance! Great to know I am on track, and working towards something awesome! In ab...  Read more


Part 1 done!
4/5/2014 2:15:11 AM,  3 COMMENTS

6pm - 10 pm Nonstop cardio, strength training, and endurance work! Nothing beats a martial arts workout IMHO. I have been doing Martial Arts...  Read more


Gotta love Colorado!
4/4/2014 10:53:58 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday was snowing and cold Today the high is 53 and sunny! and low 70s by Wednesday! Looks like a couple of rainy days coming up but that...  Read more


4/3/2014 11:03:09 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Yep it's snowing again...... Looks nice, but it makes me want to stay inside. Going to hit the treadmill again, and then I have got to get some wo...  Read more


Still cold.....
4/2/2014 9:46:52 AM,  4 COMMENTS

It's going to be another treadmill day. I think I'll shoot for another 5k today!...  Read more


A little cold today....
4/1/2014 11:14:10 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I thought we were done with the cold. Woke up to 33 deg. and windy. Oh well. More yard work to do today, and then lots to do for work today. ...  Read more


Spring time!
3/31/2014 11:10:45 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I think we've had our last freeze of the year. Going to clean up the yard today. The hopefully have time to take the kids to a park before work!...  Read more


Busy day
3/29/2014 3:45:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Teaching classes Running Birthday parties The Dinner and bowling with the family Still made time for my work out!...  Read more


Spring goals
3/28/2014 11:42:16 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Now that it's warming up again here is a list of things I want to do this Spring Manitou Springs Stairs Pikes Peak Any 5k Work out at Redro...  Read more


Seems odd.....
3/27/2014 3:14:59 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This is one of the busiest weeks I've had for work in a while. Yet I somehow have managed to double what I usually do for exercise.... Not comp...  Read more


3/26/2014 12:31:26 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I don't have much to say other than I'm ashamed of how out of control I got this month. I'm determined to get back on track, but it's been a rough cou...  Read more


Gone for a While
3/20/2014 4:11:54 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I didn't want to vanish completely with no explanation, but I don't expect to be on SP much if at all for the foreseeable future. My husband has a lar...  Read more


Complex Carbs
3/17/2014 10:32:06 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I cut them out to make my life simpler. Just made me giggle this morning....  Read more


Willpower Workout
3/14/2014 1:40:54 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I'm needing to do a few willpower pushups before the weekend. I have a feeling that this is gonna be a tough one! I'm still recovering from...  Read more


Never giving up: Falling off the wagon.
3/11/2014 11:46:39 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday was the first day since I've started this journey (this year) that I've really fallen off the wagon. I've broken a promise to mys...  Read more


Mind over matter: the scale
3/7/2014 10:35:37 AM,  8 COMMENTS

This week has been a mental battle between myself and the scale. My weight has fluctuated so much this week it's been driving me batty. Le...  Read more


312 little steps!
3/4/2014 2:04:45 PM,  1 COMMENTS

ok, so there's this wellness program at work. It's called stairs to wellness or something like that. It's good for us Wisconsinites still feeling st...  Read more


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