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12/2/2013 6:14:16 PM,  5 COMMENTS

As I mentioned in a previous blog, I've been worried about the pattern I see in myself in which I start SP and then quit once I get to Onederland. I...  Read more


Post Thanksgiving weight loss???
11/30/2013 12:09:39 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I think I've just achieved the impossible! After celebrating two Thanksgivings (Thursday at our house with my family and Friday with the In-Laws) I h...  Read more


Turkey Day
11/29/2013 2:43:46 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Well this was the first year in a loooong time that I didn't do the Run to Feed the Hungry in Sacramento. I probably should have found another run to...  Read more


Starting Over
11/28/2013 8:50:36 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Today I did SparkPeople 10-Minute Bootcamp Cardio Workout Video and Bollywood Workout. I am a new mom with an aim to get back into shape asap. ...  Read more


Battling SADD
11/26/2013 10:02:14 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I am very lucky to have a job that allows me to telecommute... For the past 7 years, I've worked out of a home office. No commuter traffic, no parkin...  Read more


12.1 mile course
11/24/2013 2:29:34 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Today was COLD and WINDY - but sunny with blue skies - so I embraced the weather, donned my layers of fleece, and got in my mileage! According t...  Read more


MSG is called what?? Health coach study progress.
11/22/2013 11:30:07 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So life has been a little crazy lately, but I have learned some things about how to help myself and others to better health. I am getting really exci...  Read more


The Trouble with Perfection
11/20/2013 2:45:23 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I have this habit of staring SP and then fizzling out after about six months. I hate that I do it, and I really don't want to do it again so I wanted...  Read more


Attention book nerds!
11/15/2013 11:33:51 PM,  8 COMMENTS

With the holidays coming, I thought I'd post something about my favorite book store. It's called Powell's and it's in Portland, Oregon. If you've ne...  Read more


11/8/2013 12:42:05 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I am the new girl. I have a new job in a new area. Being the new girl means that I know relatively few people, so any sort of gesture of friendship...  Read more


Slow and Steady
11/7/2013 12:41:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Hi, my name is Amy and I am a foodaholic. I have a little over 100 pounds to lose, which sounds like a pretty daunting task so I've decided to break...  Read more


Why am I doing this?
11/6/2013 5:56:50 PM,  6 COMMENTS

181 To look fabulous when my friends and I go to Italy in April of 2015 362 So that I feel fit and full of energy 383 To live a long lif...  Read more


New shoes!
11/5/2013 4:41:43 PM,  7 COMMENTS

After a hiatus from exercise, it's time to get back to it. First step? New shoes! My friend Lea asked me to share a pic, so here they are in all th...  Read more


Only 54 days until New Year's Eve!
11/5/2013 4:16:35 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I just looked at my calendar and realized that there are only 54 days until New Year's Eve and that got me to thinking about resolutions and where I w...  Read more


11/1/2013 2:24:50 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So for those of you who know the SNL skit (Really?!) I saw something today on SP that made me do my own take on it. For your viewing pleasure, I give...  Read more


Registered for 2014 Bay to Breakers
10/31/2013 5:29:50 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm so excited, I've just registered for next years Bay to Breakers! This is the fourth year in a row that I've participated and each year I get a l...  Read more


10/29/2013 10:56:35 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, I looked into the Macrobiotic program years ago and got good results, but I could not stay with it, since it is grain-based; and eventually I l...  Read more


A day at the zoo!
10/26/2013 4:34:02 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Now that I'm in the bay, I don't get to see my friends from Sacramento as much. That being said, one of my girlfriends wanted to take her daughter to...  Read more


5k on October 20
10/25/2013 10:17:54 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Last Sunday I woke up early so I could head off to my 5k. It was still dark outside when we left, and it was cold! It was only in the 40s or 50s, so i...  Read more


Video conferencing? Are you kidding me?
10/24/2013 5:57:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Welp, I'm two months into the new job and they asked me to present at one of the manager's meetings. This was a slightly nerve wracking task in and o...  Read more


Taking baby steps
10/22/2013 11:13:19 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It's been over a year since I was really dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle. Enough is enough! I'm tired of my clothes not fitting, and I want...  Read more


What's My Excuse?
10/16/2013 4:54:04 PM,  2 COMMENTS

A certain FB picture of a mother of 3 asking me "What's Your Excuse?" has got me knee jerk reaction to this is that it is judgmental, co...  Read more


"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." Arthur Ashe
10/15/2013 3:57:08 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Saw this quote in one of the Success Stories and thought it appropriate to my situation. Starting over yet again with my weight loss, I need to do it...  Read more


Bridge To Bridge 10k in San Francisco
10/7/2013 12:04:03 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Sunday October 6th was the much anticipated Bridge to Bridge 10k in San Francisco. It's known as America's most beautiful run and if you ran it you w...  Read more


Running with my son
10/1/2013 5:46:31 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My youngest child brought home a brochure from school today about a one mile fun run for elementary aged kids. It has a training schedule for 8 weeks...  Read more


Uh-oh, I Lost My Workout Watch
9/23/2013 1:14:41 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I lost my workout watch when I was in Houston about a week ago. It was a Polar F11 heart-rate monitor. (How DOES one work out without one of these...  Read more


What's going on
9/22/2013 9:23:05 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Guess I should have blogged what happened last week, instead of just blurting it out as my status. I am ok, but have an appointment with the cardiolog...  Read more


I've been gone for a while, but I'm back!
9/18/2013 1:41:22 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Hi everyone, it has been so long since since I've "Sparked", six months to be exact. I finally landed a job which means two things: 1) I'm sedenta...  Read more


9/15/2013 8:01:09 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This weekend I have been trying to chill out a little bit. I am nervous about the health coaching course; it started this week. I know I will do fin...  Read more


Gearing up for fall
9/13/2013 5:15:20 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The cooler temperatures (finally!) have me itching to spend time outside and start being more active again. Which means it's the perfect timing for th...  Read more


Self care to love life!
9/9/2013 11:34:51 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Dear friends, Last spring, I went away for a 12 day retreat and have been struggling to settle back into my training routine since then. Althoug...  Read more


University of DE Blue Hen Tailgate Manicure
9/7/2013 12:42:11 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Lazy night at home gearing up for tomorrow's UD v. DSU rivalry football game and tailgate. A team colors blue and gold mani seemed like a fun id...  Read more


Some ramblings
8/28/2013 11:29:20 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I am anxious for the health coaching course to start in 2 weeks. I know I can help people in a lot more ways, and my background with medications can...  Read more


Better Health
8/28/2013 11:00:47 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I seem to have a lot of soft-tissue issues, as my body adjusts. A 1986, 15-Minute workout book that I got is really helping me isolate/find muscles t...  Read more


Shouldn't Sisters Be Friends? Part one.
8/28/2013 9:38:10 AM,  8 COMMENTS

My sister and I have a "complicated" relationship... For the most part, we have little to do with one another. Rarely, we manage to have brief...  Read more


Tricking Me Into Moving
8/26/2013 1:06:48 PM,  9 COMMENTS

SEE BOTTOM FOR PICS! Saturday I was scheduled to walk/run about 4 miles. I made myself get my workout clothes on. Still, I didn't get going. I...  Read more


Universal Life Struggles
8/23/2013 5:32:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Wow, I just noticed I haven't written a blog since the one about "Getting to know me" back in January. I don't want this to end up boring, just want t...  Read more


A Step and A Trip and A Trot
8/23/2013 2:59:08 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I worked out on Sunday, but then skipped Tuesday and Wednesday workouts. I get it. I know what happened. I was so determined to get AFTER th...  Read more


Slow And Steady Does It
8/19/2013 1:29:09 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I've been pretty patient with myself for the past 2.5 years getting through all these life transitions, but I've kind of come to the end of my p...  Read more


Old clothes
8/17/2013 10:19:01 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Finally got rid of a bunch of old clothes! (Saved a few appropriate and/or expensive pieces in a box marked "preggars" just in case) otherwise I have...  Read more


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