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  • I Love Sunrises And ---

    10/25/2016 10:21:59 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I started really appreciating sunrises on my Galloway early morning runs. I've been noticing them more and more even when not running, although f... Read more

  • I Am Not a Garbage Disposal!

    10/24/2016 9:18:15 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Loved Jeanknee's comment yesterday regarding fruit. If it spoils, it spoils. I am not a garbage disposal. I do hate to waste food, but it is twic... Read more

  • Working on Day 9

    10/23/2016 2:56:02 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Ate just a little too much for lunch (didn't mean to; estimating/measuring error with cottage cheese) so I will need to tighten up and be mentall... Read more

  • Free Again!

    10/22/2016 1:15:06 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    After 7 good eating days, I weighed in at Weight Watcher exactly 7 pounds below my weight a week ago. No, I didn't lose 7 pounds of fat, but I di... Read more

  • Pep Talk

    10/21/2016 1:00:01 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I had a really good eating day again yesterday, so I'm now working on Day 7 of my good eating streak. The scale threw me for just a little while,... Read more

  • Human Chow

    10/19/2016 8:00:51 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Why doesn't Purina make Human Chow? Wouldn't it be great to just have a bag of food that doesn't even need refrigeration that was nutritionally a... Read more

  • Doing Pretty Good

    10/18/2016 7:32:30 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Four good eating days in a row accomplished! I'm down over 7 pounds from Saturday morning and just 1.2 pounds over my current, relaxed goal. So t... Read more

  • Thanks Again, SparkFriends

    10/17/2016 8:24:03 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Thanks for all the support and wisdom I received from SparkFriends yesterday. Your caring and understanding means so very much to me. I just don'... Read more

  • Shock and Share

    10/16/2016 8:39:27 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Part of me just wanted to hide and not blog and not share and just keep this part of my journey to myself. But then I decided it would help me, a... Read more

  • Taking A Spark Break

    10/12/2016 9:17:39 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Tomorrow, I will be traveling to visit my daughter. We'll be shopping for her wedding gown over the weekend. I am very excited and honored that... Read more

  • Atypical Bummer

    10/11/2016 2:03:18 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Bummer. Dr. Love recommends I take some time off of running to see if my back will go ahead and heal. I've had back problems many time over the p... Read more

  • Long Run

    10/8/2016 10:59:44 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Another great sunrise run!! We made it 14.25 miles in 3 hours and 25 minutes. Our fastest mile was number 14, so for the most part we got gradual... Read more

  • Approaching

    10/6/2016 7:27:24 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Good day dancing and good day eating today. Natalie did good at piano lesson and I did just fine driving in the rain, at least in the kind of rai... Read more

  • Using The Information From An Activity Tracker

    10/6/2016 7:00:41 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I have had my activity tracker for almost a year and a half. With the exception of when I was in the hospital, I have worn it every day. Do I w... Read more

  • Dealing

    10/5/2016 10:30:44 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I'm still dealing with a backache and disappointment. I went ahead and quit my new gym. My plan to really get fit backfired and created pain. It ... Read more

  • Lots going on....

    10/4/2016 6:17:45 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Last week, my physical therapist and I decided that I could easily transition to to a home exercise program. I needed to purchase two pieces of ... Read more

  • Challenging Run and Beck Reboot

    10/1/2016 11:13:50 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Met my group at 6am for a "race rehearsal" sunrise group run. I was really hoping to run all 8 miles at 11 minute per mile race. That pace would ... Read more

  • Eat And Run

    9/27/2016 6:35:07 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Another great eating day when it just seemed easy, normal. Why is that sometimes it is so very, very hard and sometimes it seems impossible to st... Read more

  • Flipped

    9/26/2016 11:01:18 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Today's weight was much better than yesterday's, and yesterday was my best eating day in at least a week. Now, to make good eating -- good choice... Read more

  • Today's Run, Last Week's Race

    9/24/2016 9:21:59 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I enjoyed the 12.5 mile slow run this morning with 2 guys and 2 woman. I was more than a decade older than the others. We did it in 2 hours and 5... Read more

  • Hang on During the Rough Patch

    9/23/2016 8:59:26 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    My back is hurting and I have not slept well for the last 4 nights due to discomfort. I've seen the chiropractor twice and yesterday he said I ha... Read more

  • Night of Joy 2016

    9/20/2016 2:59:21 PM, by FITCOFFEEMOM357

    This was my 2nd year at Night of Joy and I love it!!!!!! It was held at Disney ESPN Complex and it was AWESOME. Read more

  • Delight and Healing Today!

    9/20/2016 12:40:03 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Here's a picture of Gwen with her new American Girl Doll, a 14.5 inch "Wellie Wisher" named Willa. She was our gift to Gwen for her 6th birthday ... Read more

  • Rain Reflections and Today's Focus

    9/19/2016 11:03:29 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I forgot to mention the POSITIVE aspect of the rain for the final race of the Aching Quad series. When I got to Lake Hollingsworth around 6:30pm ... Read more

  • The Gluten Free Process

    9/18/2016 9:09:19 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Deciding to go gluten free is not a process to be taken lightly. It is, in fact, a hard process. There are many foods that I love that I can no... Read more

  • Surprise! Easy Run Wins!!

    9/18/2016 8:29:01 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I believe it was my 41st 5K. It was the first race I ever ran in an absolute downpour the entire way. There was not one square inch of me dry. An... Read more

  • Aching Quad Race 3/4 Finished!

    9/17/2016 11:36:52 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    After the 5K last eve, the one mile race at 7am and the two mile race at 8:30am, I am in second place in my age group. Just one race to go in thi... Read more

  • Ready for Aching Quad and 6 Year Old

    9/16/2016 8:31:08 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Hey, the SMALL Aching Quad shirt fits and feels gre... Read more

  • Going Gluten Free

    9/15/2016 2:51:54 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I decided finally to try to go gluten free. Today is day five and lots of fluid is coming off. My doctor and I have discussed my going gluten fr... Read more

  • To Finish Aching Quad and Keep Trying

    9/14/2016 11:09:37 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Just got in my last run before the Aching Quad challenge, four races in 24 hours starting Friday evening at 7:30pm. Last time I ran it I was the ... Read more

  • Me and Rocky

    9/14/2016 10:13:23 AM, by JANEWATKINS

    I'm hearing that theme from Rocky in my head today: "Getting strong now, won't be long now . . ." I can tell you that I am itching to get ba... Read more

  • Home Sweet Home

    9/13/2016 8:32:37 PM, by JANEWATKINS

    Since I have limited energy right now, I'm hoping this blog will update my three groups as to my exciting life under the covers. First, grat... Read more

  • Grandparents Day 2016

    9/12/2016 1:40:58 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    This year we have 2 kids to join for Grandparents' Day at our local elementary school. First we met Natalie at 10:55. I snapped this picture of O... Read more

  • Sodium - Too Much Today

    9/11/2016 7:55:24 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    When I logged my food today, I noticed that I had wayyyy too much sodium! I noticed that I was puffy this morning so I am going to double down a... Read more

  • Eating with Hands?

    9/11/2016 7:31:08 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    What is your experience with eating with your hands? This article says it can increase mindful eating and have other benefits: www.... Read more

  • I Highly Recommend It!

    9/10/2016 11:30:39 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    "Sweat is a reward. Earn it and share it with pride," wrote Leah, my Galloway pace group leader, after this morning's run. Guess sweat does cool ... Read more

  • At The Same Time

    9/9/2016 8:58:15 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I'm glad to report my weight is back in range, even if just barely, at 132.8. So I'm 3%, or 3.8 pounds over my center weight. In looking at my ea... Read more

  • Personal Training #2

    9/7/2016 10:31:46 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Just got home from my second personal trainer session at Anytime Fitness. I remember ONEKIDSMOM blogging about her boy-wonder. Well, mine has ret... Read more

  • Today's Thoughts

    9/6/2016 12:19:28 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    What to blog about today? So many things running through my head. Random thoughts: * love my new, bright, clean gym * the gym has 3 sho... Read more

  • Aiming for a Deficit Today

    9/4/2016 10:08:02 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I read it here on a blog several years ago, "You can't outrun a bad diet." So very true. Yesterday, despite burning 600+ calories exercising, and... Read more

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