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TGTF (Thank God Tomorrow's Friday)
4/17/2014 9:54:33 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Not much to report today. Weather is clearing up ... should be in the low to mid 60's by Easter Sunday. Going to try to get to the gym after work tomo...  Read more


Do you run in wind?
4/16/2014 3:16:59 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Looking out the window, it looks terrible, the trees are bent under the heavy wind, people wearing coats and hats. However, I know from my previo...  Read more


Plant Based Update
4/16/2014 12:14:12 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I've now been on a plant based food plan for 11 days and its not as difficult as I thought.... I have been anywhere from 1100 to about 1500 calories...  Read more


Happy Hump Day
4/16/2014 9:46:51 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Went to the gym last night and met with a personal trainer for about 10 minutes. They don't give you much time. But, he gave me a little insight on wh...  Read more


Tax Day
4/15/2014 10:46:40 AM,  2 COMMENTS

They should redo the song to say "Rainy Days and Tuesdays ..." Raining like crazy out there today ... then possibly turn to a snowy slush before freez...  Read more


3 Days, 3 Hour-Long Jogs
4/15/2014 8:56:04 AM,  16 COMMENTS

These past few days have been such an amazing spring preview, with temps in the 70s, that I simply could not resist putting myself right out there and...  Read more


4/14/2014 11:18:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Fitness Blog 14392 was my Fitbit step count for last night. On track for a Ten K Steps a day fitness plan for the Ten K Steps a day group on my S...  Read more


I can't believe I haven't blogged in 2 months!
4/14/2014 6:24:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

198 I guess that is because of how busy I have been at work. I'm in a transition phase. Only 1 race planned before the Toronto Waterfront Mara...  Read more


The Easter Buddies and Kitty in a Bonnet
4/14/2014 4:44:47 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Whoa...I've spent way too much time on this! I finished the healthy Easter Baskets for my twenty something sons today. These are from the "Ea...  Read more


Beautiful Monday!
4/14/2014 9:15:19 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Don't get to say that often "Beautiful Monday!" But, it is. The temps were up around 80-82 degrees yesterday ... had all the windows open yesterday. I...  Read more


When I Grow Up...
4/14/2014 8:45:31 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I had such a wonderful jog yesterday in my favorite local park, Dorchester: I maintained my jogging gait as I went up the ridge to jog alon...  Read more


Salty Upper Lip: Prepping for 5K
4/12/2014 10:56:31 PM,  17 COMMENTS

We've been graced by stupendous spring-into-summer-like weather this weekend and EVERYBODY'S heading outdoors! Today I began in earnest to prepare for...  Read more


One year today...
4/12/2014 3:43:32 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I didn't realize this, but I am at my one year anniversary on SP. (I know SP has me as a member since 2009, but that is when I only tracked my food f...  Read more


Why commute by bike - why not? Tell me your opinion!
4/12/2014 2:51:23 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Since spring is here, I do most of my commute by bike and train. I was reflecting, what are my own benefits of commuting by bike. WHY COMMUT...  Read more


4/11/2014 8:22:43 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Another dreary, going-to-rain, central PA Friday. I guess it's better than rain and snow. Just itching for summer. Well, I'm making a change to my buc...  Read more


Plant Based, no or low gluten....
4/10/2014 5:20:05 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Just a quick note that I have been tracking and I'm really feeling very good since Sunday, when I made a shift to plant based (vegan, no to low gluten...  Read more


Is it Friday, yet?
4/10/2014 8:29:01 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It's been a slow week here. My one boss has been out since Friday due to a death in the family and my other boss is on vacation. Finding things to do...  Read more


Happy Hump Day
4/9/2014 8:43:18 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Received a flier in the mail yesterday about a special membership offer from Planet Fitness (a local one is moving to a new location). So, I'm serious...  Read more


Totally Tuesday
4/8/2014 10:27:45 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Not much to say this morning. Things are still going slow, but at least they're going. LOL It was kind of dreary this morning ... overcast, foggy, etc...  Read more


Rainy Days and Mondays ....
4/7/2014 10:47:53 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Looks like I didn't get a chance to blog on Friday. it was a VERY busy day. I was really happy when 5 o'clock rolled around. PHEW! I've gotten so...  Read more


Anyone riding a folding bike? I tried a Dahon in Mati, Greece!
4/7/2014 1:10:49 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Do you use a folding bike? What is your experince? I was in Mati, Greece for a gathering of an organisation. We had great time. However, on...  Read more


4/5/2014 5:55:56 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Fitness Blog 12570 was my Fitbit step count for last night. On track for a Ten K Steps a day fitness plan for the Ten K Steps a day group on my S...  Read more


Bucket List
4/3/2014 9:51:03 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Yesterday I mentioned in my blog about my Bucket List and whether I was an odd person to have an actual written (or typed into my laptop) list or whet...  Read more


Rain, rain go away ... at least it's not snow!
4/2/2014 10:01:39 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Rainy day today. Was hoping to get out for a walk, but don't think that's going to happen today. Going to pick up my Mermaidmobile tonight! YES! I fee...  Read more


All over the place, but I'm here right now
4/1/2014 8:22:59 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I am not consistent - but I am here today - and I am logging my food as much as I can and becoming more consistent again. I'm walking my dogs. I belie...  Read more


April Fool's Day!
4/1/2014 10:35:09 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I considered, for a moment, to hand in a letter of resignation to my boss this morning ... and then say, "April Fools!" But, I decided against it. The...  Read more


3/31/2014 10:29:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Yesterday, March 30,2014, I participated in a Biggest Loser Run/Walk Half Marathon. This was my first half marathon. Ive previously participated in...  Read more


Weather Gone Wild Monday
3/31/2014 8:44:09 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday's weather was just outrageous! Started out raining like crazy ... pouring. The temps were decent ... but SO much rain! Had to run up to my s...  Read more


Remembering Mom
3/30/2014 7:01:43 PM,  22 COMMENTS

My mom passed away at 3:45 AM Eight of my nine children, my husband, and I were with her most of the night. Here are some pictures to remember her las...  Read more


Safety Not Guaranteed
3/30/2014 11:31:46 AM,  21 COMMENTS

I just have to give this movie one of the most heart-felt shout outs and and jump up & downs I've had over a movie in a long, long time. I knew way ba...  Read more


The OTHER NSA: Pile With A Smile!
3/29/2014 11:25:33 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I've enjoyed getting back into the swing of things at Spinning Class this week along with some nice walk / jogs outside now that the temps are roundin...  Read more


Yippee, Skippee ... it's Friday!
3/28/2014 9:50:36 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been a long, long week ... glad it's about over. AND, my little Mermaidmobile (my little car) is getting fixed this weekend! No more duct tape ho...  Read more


Strength and Power!
3/27/2014 9:06:27 PM,  17 COMMENTS

Honestly, I have to admit, there have been times in my life when I felt like I knew it all. This became extremely difficult when raising teenager...  Read more


3/27/2014 5:37:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The incline function on my new treadmill is working wonders for making workout better. I have been doing workouts walking around the house and neighb...  Read more


The Warm-Up
3/27/2014 10:49:19 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So, today started out cold AGAIN, but it's supposed to start warming up ... hopefully for the rest of the year now. So sick of the snow, cold and ice!...  Read more


3/26/2014 9:58:20 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Fitness Blog The new incline function on my new treadmill is working wonders for making my workout better. 12788 was my Fitbit step count fo...  Read more


Goal #2
3/26/2014 8:33:04 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, I hit goal #2 ... goal #1 was to be under 230 lbs ... goal #2 was to be under 220 lbs. Made it! 219! I still have a LONG way to go, but I'm maki...  Read more


Happy Tuesday
3/25/2014 10:17:08 AM,  2 COMMENTS

My car passed inspection! YIPPEE! Wasn't sure because of the accident. My rear bumper is held on by duct tape. LOL Does that make me a redneck? I just...  Read more


Decent Weekend
3/24/2014 10:01:20 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Saturday was extremely nice out! Checked about getting my car fixed, then went to a flea market with my son, then to work for 7 hours. At least I got...  Read more


Working the Spark: The Pay-Offs Keep Rolling In!
3/23/2014 11:14:02 PM,  28 COMMENTS

Today started off with a bang when I hit my new low weight of the year...woo hoo! Only 17 pounds away from my goal of 200! I had already had a pl...  Read more


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