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The many challenges of being gainfully employed
4/10/2014 8:54:04 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Somewhere someone decided everything at work that I'm leading needs to be done at the end of March or April. Working longer hours and multiple meet...  Read more

TSB1124

Uh oh... Pants...
4/10/2014 8:49:32 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Well... It finally happened. I have gained enough weight back that I busted the link on my newly washed work pants. This is not what one would c...  Read more

SASSYDREAMER

drinking water
4/8/2014 12:37:29 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am going to try to drink as much water as I can....  Read more

GAL2202

Lose Excuses, Find Results - Week 1
4/7/2014 10:56:05 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I'll post a weekly plan. At the end of the week, I'll let you know how it went! My goal here is to keep tracking on MFP, so you won't see me toooo o...  Read more

SASSYDREAMER

Huuuuge Update
4/7/2014 10:46:19 AM,  3 COMMENTS

So that last blog about being semi back was clearly a load of horsewash. I'm at school - I figure I should be keeping my language clean. Let's s...  Read more

SASSYDREAMER

Spring is finally here!
4/4/2014 6:59:40 AM,  1 COMMENTS

We have finally had an entire week with no snow and it has been warm most days. I'm looking forward to starting the gardening. Also hoping the weat...  Read more

TSB1124

8K for only $20
3/23/2014 12:07:46 AM,  10 COMMENTS

This is my kind of deal: In lovely Rockville, Maryland, an 8K for only $20. Includes t-shirt and, at the finish, free beer and all the food you can ea...  Read more

PASTAFARIAN

singing
3/19/2014 12:54:13 PM,  1 COMMENTS

keep on singing....  Read more

GAL2202

50K Mud Run Not Fun
3/17/2014 6:02:58 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I did the Seneca Creek 50K last week. This was the 2nd year I had done it. Last time, conditions were ideal. This year, not so much. This year, i...  Read more

PASTAFARIAN

Today's "Well that should've been obvious" Moment
3/17/2014 9:12:48 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I have been stuck at 231 for weeks. I'm not entirely complaining since at least I'm not going up, but I'm not going down either. I've been working...  Read more

TSB1124

3 blogs
3/11/2014 3:17:34 PM,  2 COMMENTS

1. keep walking 2. keep the weight off 3. keep singing 4. keep playing the piano....  Read more

GAL2202

Moving forward but refusing to spring
3/11/2014 6:56:10 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I am one of those that do not like the spring forward. I want my hour back. I had finally gotten my exercise routines into something that could be c...  Read more

TSB1124

Putting on the green
3/4/2014 8:53:15 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Decided to dress up my page for March. Currently a bit frustrated, the scale isn't changing and neither is the tape measure for most measurements. I...  Read more

TSB1124

18M warmup for 10M race
2/25/2014 5:35:30 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I did the Club Challenge 10 Miler this past Sunday in lovely Columbia MD. This race is open to any member of a running club in Maryland or DC. Can't b...  Read more

PASTAFARIAN

Collards are on sale!
2/24/2014 8:40:33 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Huge bunch of collards on sale for $1.99. Joy! Cleaned them up when I got them home and I'll cook them today. Since no one else in the house likes...  Read more

TSB1124

I have a cold
2/12/2014 11:02:51 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My oldest shared her cold. She is now back at school but I'm on day 2 of not being able to go to work because my head is so stuffed I can't move. I...  Read more

TSB1124

Not a bad week
2/7/2014 9:07:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It warmed up to double digits! I started weight training and have been getting my cardio in. Of course this means I haven't been logging my food b...  Read more

TSB1124

Strength training for the first time in a long time
2/4/2014 8:22:18 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Yesterday I did an hour of strength training. 20 years ago that would've been a short set. 20 years ago I was at the gym for an hour and a half mini...  Read more

TSB1124

Working on my Menus
2/3/2014 12:37:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I do my menu for the week on Sunday. I grab whatever recipes I've been wanting to try, look at what is in the pantry/freezer, pull out my calendar a...  Read more

TSB1124

A new kind of resolution. Happy Ground Hog Day Resolution! 2014 Kickoff
2/2/2014 6:55:10 AM,  11 COMMENTS

A month has passed since some made their "NEW YEAR" resolutions. How did you do? Did you head into 2014 with a plan and it's already...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

BLC 24 Chronicle & Cruise Goals
1/18/2014 6:55:33 AM,  11 COMMENTS

195 340 CRUISE CONTROL: CRUISE GOALS: Meditate Laugh Breathe Walk Work out 5 times per week ...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

In the end time is all we have and all that matters...
1/17/2014 4:15:20 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I have an assignment for a class I am taking in one of my challenge groups. As I search for photos to upload as part of this assignment my recur...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

Who Do You Want To Be This Year?
1/9/2014 10:19:33 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Who Do You Want to Be This Year? This is the time of year when we make a lot of promises. In yearís past, Iíve resolved to go to the gym re...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

My Aspirations, Hopes & Dreams for 2014
1/9/2014 10:16:16 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Like each year, after I thought about my word and my plans for 2014, I began to think more and more about what the word and the priorities meant...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

The steps to unlimited happiness
1/9/2014 5:32:00 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I saw this on AMARILYNH'S blog. She got it from KATRINAKAT23's blog. SHE got it from Septemberspirit's blog. She got it from MindBodyGreen. Its so goo...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

Present Moment Wonderful Moment
1/6/2014 12:01:26 PM,  8 COMMENTS

We can start a year with certain plans, hopes, and dreams. But a year is a long time. In a year we could easily forget or lose motivation for wh...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

Starting the New Year off right.
1/1/2014 8:30:23 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Nice day for a walk around the lake with the pups. Day 1. Boom! ...  Read more

JODIBEAR58

One Little Word 2014
12/31/2013 5:41:09 AM,  19 COMMENTS

Ali Edwards is a scrapbooker extraordinaire. Awhile back she started what has become a movement called One Little Word. Ali challenges you to li...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

While visions of the Gala danced in their heads....
12/22/2013 7:44:48 AM,  7 COMMENTS

So many memories depicted and ideas dreamed for our table at the Hogwarts Yule Gala...Picture Christmas Memories and Dreams and each guest at the tabl...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

Free Trail Race w/Choc-Covered Bacon
12/21/2013 11:36:14 PM,  7 COMMENTS

What a bargain to start the new year: The Red Eye in lovely Prince William Forest in Triangle, Virginia on Jan 1. www.vhtrc.org/news/redeye Nomin...  Read more

PASTAFARIAN

Today is Bake Cookies Day...I am hosting an online COOKIE EXCHANGE
12/18/2013 7:28:37 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Itís that time of year again. The trees have been decorated. Thereís a chill in the air. The egg nog lattes and peppermint mochas are selling like...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

Is 2000 packets of Splenda enough?
12/15/2013 3:13:50 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Some people may think I consume Splenda to excess but ... I haven't died yet and it's been so helpful reaching goal weight and maintaining my fluid in...  Read more

PASTAFARIAN

Hogwarts Sugar Plum Flurries Gala/Yule Ball SLEIGH tablescape ideas
12/15/2013 7:07:43 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Part of the planning for a function is the theme. These are some ideas that could be used to form a table theme for our table of nine Hogwarts members...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

Hogwarts Sugar Plum Flurries Gala / Yule Ball
12/8/2013 9:08:26 AM,  19 COMMENTS

December is full of parties, dates and galas. I normally donít enjoy shopping for the big events because I am on a budget. I got married by a sh...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

Three races, two bottles, one pie
11/30/2013 11:00:31 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I'm not a fast runner yet I've somehow managed to "win" several goodies in three recent club races - all different clubs, none of which I am a member...  Read more

PASTAFARIAN

Happy Thanksgiving, Hanukah and LIFE! L'Chaim!
11/28/2013 5:43:39 AM,  7 COMMENTS

465 499 426 500 430 465 499 426 500 Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukah and LIFE! L'Chaim! Living Life - "Life is not a race - but ind...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

60 Things To Be Grateful For In Our Lives
11/19/2013 8:03:13 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Here are 60 things to be grateful for in our lives: 1. Your parents - For giving birth to you. Because if there is no them, there will not be you...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

9 Self Care Essentials To Add To Your Life
11/17/2013 8:15:10 AM,  18 COMMENTS

There's been a long-held belief that people are worthy of respect when they put others before themselves. People have often evaluated their own worth...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

World Kindness Day
11/13/2013 8:47:54 AM,  12 COMMENTS

"When we leave this planet we won't be asked how much did you earn, how big was your house etc - just "How kind were you?" Kindness, it's a currency...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

12 Reasons You Can't Trust Your Scale
11/13/2013 8:18:24 AM,  26 COMMENTS

In the Middle Ages, they had guillotines, stretch racks, whips and chains. Nowadays, we have a much more effective torture device called the ba...  Read more

FITNHEALTHYKAL

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