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I'm not making progress...
4/12/2014 8:44:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Because I'm making excuses. This has been me to a tee for the last few weeks, (by weeks read multiples of 52). Next week I am off to Oz for the B...  Read more


Note on today's 5k.
4/12/2014 7:59:03 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So for my first official walking event i would say for not having the proper technique I did well. I placed 6th overall and finally got to meet some l...  Read more


Spring cleaning today
4/12/2014 3:23:28 PM,  4 COMMENTS

What is it about opening the windows and Spring cleaning the house that is so satisfying? Everything is sparkling clean. Including Pepper! She is s...  Read more


5% Spring Challenge WK 1...Please Pass The Fiber
4/12/2014 3:09:50 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So far, so good. Down a little over 3 pounds. The secret? 1st half of week was just trying to stay within calorie range by posting foods eate...  Read more


Picking myself up
4/12/2014 2:58:54 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Ok, so anyone who has read my blogs recently knows that 2014 has been difficult for me. In fact, at some point I actually started feeling like...  Read more


Healthy Living: week one
4/12/2014 2:19:25 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Just a little over a month ago, I was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer. It was scary and worrisome, but now it is time for recovery and healthy living. It...  Read more


I've Been Going Up - It's Time to Go Down (weight)!
4/12/2014 1:54:45 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Itís amazing how a few unexpected things can really change your habits. I unfortunately had a setback over the last year and Iím trying to get back t...  Read more


Beautiful Saturday
4/12/2014 12:19:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

We are enjoying some beautiful weather in mid-Mo. however change is on the horizon with some storms tomorrow. Our oldest daughter is at work today, an...  Read more


A public thank you to everyone who commented on my 100 lbs lost blog!
4/12/2014 12:07:00 PM,  23 COMMENTS

I just wanted to thank you all so much for the incredible love and support you have shown me in regards to hitting my 100 lbs lost journey. I was blow...  Read more


I did it! The Castleward Half Marathon
4/12/2014 11:41:41 AM,  13 COMMENTS

My time was 2.05.09, which I'm incredibly happy with as it was an off-road course which meant that if you weren't going up a hill you were goin...  Read more


Processing and Accepting Weight Loss
4/12/2014 8:27:44 AM,  2 COMMENTS

One thing that I find very difficult and not talked about often is how difficult it can be to process and accept weight loss for some people. As a nat...  Read more


The Ooooh Shinies vs. the Ooooh Stinkies
4/12/2014 12:38:49 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been walking a lot lately. Over 2013, I did very little, my weight sky rocketed, and my fitness plummeted. So, when the weather started to modera...  Read more


Food and "Pub" Tasting - Columbus (OH)
4/11/2014 10:56:41 PM,  1 COMMENTS

When I go away for a few days, I like to try new things - and particularly food... I came back from vacations with a +6 lbs but I don't mind becaus...  Read more


Making Small Progress
4/11/2014 10:43:57 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This will be a short blog because I am pretty tired. I just wanted to write real quick on some progress that I am happy about that does not involve th...  Read more


Packet pickup today.
4/11/2014 9:33:54 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Here is the welcome sign for Elizabethtown. This morning I took my trike up to Freeman Lake Park. Looking at map there seemed to be many mile...  Read more


Thought I was okay.
4/11/2014 4:27:13 PM,  8 COMMENTS

WARNING...this is a sad blog. I have a million thoughts flying through my head and am blogging instead of eating. You do NOT have to read this... ...  Read more


Stop making excuses...
4/11/2014 1:45:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I had to get my head out of my rear and stop whining about not losing as quickly as I wanted to. Truth be told, I was sabotaging my own efforts again...  Read more


P90X3 First part of Week 2
4/11/2014 1:34:02 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Wow! Friday already! This week flew by. This was week 2 of P90X3 for me. Unfortunately I got side-lined with a horrible sinus infection. Normal...  Read more


9Round Today - Burpees & Bragging! :D
4/11/2014 1:03:29 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I just got back from my 9Round workout and I just wanted to recap my awesomeness. Major arm on top of arm on top of abs and leg workout today. This...  Read more


oh well
4/11/2014 11:30:38 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Enjoyed a beautiful morning for a run. Yesterday we got some disappointing news regarding a possible ministry opportunity. However, such is life. We w...  Read more


MidWest Horse Fair take heed
4/11/2014 11:16:36 AM,  6 COMMENTS

For my friends going to MidWest Horse Fair If you go to the Midwest Horse Fair, be sure to wash your hands, change clothing and change boots/shoes b...  Read more


Now is not the time to falter...
4/11/2014 11:11:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm really, really struggling this week. I'm just not in the right mental place. I've had a difficult time focusing at work, my nutrition has not been...  Read more


End of BLC24 w/pics
4/11/2014 10:50:23 AM,  21 COMMENTS

I cannot believe how quickly BLC 24 went by! It seems like I hardly started, and now it's done. I didn't have spectacular results (though I did make...  Read more


A Pleasant Surprise...
4/11/2014 9:06:55 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Well, I wasnt going to weigh myself until tomorrow, but went ahead on got on the scale. I really didnt expect to see a change because I had been doin...  Read more


Just a little bit more...
4/11/2014 12:13:36 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Some people have addiction personalities and I can see I have one. When I am eating junk food like pizza or cookies, I am always saying, "Oh, just one...  Read more


Walking seems to be my middle name lately
4/10/2014 11:54:24 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I was in bed already and my son came in to ask if I remembered to make the brownies for his Marketing class tomorrow. Ugh! Guess it was time to get...  Read more


Much Better Today
4/10/2014 11:13:15 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Thank you all for your comments. I'm doing much better today. I didn't approach stairs with as much trepidation today! 41 By Saturday,...  Read more


On my way to Riverboat.
4/10/2014 10:45:25 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I got up at the butt-crack of dawn and finished loading the car for my journey. Saturday morning I will start my third five day half marathon ser...  Read more


National Siblings Day
4/10/2014 9:00:51 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I just found out it's national siblings day. So here are my pictures with my siblings. Some of them are old - like 40+ years old. lol This...  Read more


Day 3 of DietBet10 - Day 10 of DietBet4
4/10/2014 8:53:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This one will be short and sweet. I'm sick. Full on ill. My cold has moved into my lungs. No cardio for me today. I cancelled work toda...  Read more


Intro to ChiRunning injury-free mechanics
4/10/2014 2:48:51 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I am so turned on to ChiRunning. What is it? First, I read an article about ChiRunning in Runners World.  Read more


Donald Duck Half Marathon at Disney World (Part of the Dopey Challenge)
4/10/2014 2:23:44 PM,  4 COMMENTS
-part You are never too old to get excited about meeting Di...  Read more


HM training notes - I needed today's run
4/10/2014 1:44:18 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Since my last blog posting, I've had 5 training runs. Today's was the best by far and just what I needed. I've been waning on my desire to compete i...  Read more


Sleep - 1, Pre-Dawn Run - 0
4/10/2014 11:25:34 AM,  2 COMMENTS

There has been a noticeable lack of ZZZzzzzZZZzzzs at Chez Emma this week. I'm just having a devil of a time sleeping through the night. The consequ...  Read more


Thank you P90X, I have muscles
4/10/2014 11:03:02 AM,  2 COMMENTS

They may be small, but they are there. I'm a runner first, but I've been working on lifting too. I did a class for a couple of months in the fall. I'v...  Read more


4/10/2014 10:53:56 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Just wanted to pop in real quick and post an update on my knee. I decided to do an easy 2 mile run yesterday since my knee seemed to be doing better,...  Read more


4/10/2014 10:21:17 AM,  1 COMMENTS

things I'm excited about: 1. finishing my thesis 2. finishing this upcoming marathon 3.starting a less intense exercise schedule after I fin...  Read more


Bonus Workouts... with My Daughter! (Day 46 of 100)
4/10/2014 10:06:52 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I started the day with a warm up and then did some lower body strength training concentrating on glutes. Then, I did a kettlebell workout... with modi...  Read more


Nice Morning
4/10/2014 10:05:04 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Hope your day is going well. Our weather is beautiful here in mid-Mo and it was nice to go out for a run without having to put a bunch of cold weather...  Read more


Am I listening to my body? Or am I finding excuses?
4/10/2014 9:47:31 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm still not feeling well. In fact, my cold is coming to it's peak soon. It's mostly a head cold. I usually don't let a cold keep me from gett...  Read more


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