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Muddy trail to my goals
1/21/2014 11:13:01 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I haven't blogged in a while because I haven't had anything I needed to tell myself. But, today I do. I have been back actively trying to lose weigh...  Read more

TREADIN4BSP

Somebody should have to suffer for this besides me!!!
12/1/2013 3:16:32 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I hope that the twit or twits who are responsible for the fact that women's clothing is not univerisal in size be sentenced to a life of trying on clo...  Read more

NERAUS

Treating a Sweet 16 Hangover
11/13/2013 10:44:45 AM,  2 COMMENTS

This weekend was one of those overly emotional times in a mom's life that can and does lead to unhealthy choices. In my case, it was my youngest daug...  Read more

TREADIN4BSP

Fall-ing Back? I don't think so!
10/28/2013 12:59:23 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Every time I have worked at losing weight, I have been strong and consistent for a few months and then got off track and slid back in to my old ways....  Read more

TREADIN4BSP

Slowly, slowly, step by step...
9/18/2013 10:01:22 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Slowly, slowly, step by step, I am turning my life around for the better! I have been back exercising for 9 months and actively working hard on mysel...  Read more

TREADIN4BSP

I can still run.
7/7/2013 11:50:17 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Today was the day I had marked as the restart of my running career. I have pretty much given up on it like most of my fitness/healthy routine. But a...  Read more

NERAUS

Truth comes calling!!!!
7/4/2013 5:07:16 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Okay as usual if you have sensitive nature or delicate stomach you might want to skip this blog!!!!!! I am the master at lying to myself. I have...  Read more

NERAUS

What do I REALLY want to eat?
5/21/2013 12:34:14 PM,  2 COMMENTS

As I was driving to work this morning, I was thinking about the transformation in my mindset over the last 5 months. One of the things that hit me, w...  Read more

TREADIN4BSP

So, this is what a million bucks feels like?
4/25/2013 9:52:20 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I can't even begin to explain how good I feel right now! While the weight isn't coming off as quickly as I would desire, I am making huge progress an...  Read more

TREADIN4BSP

I can do anything!
4/18/2013 12:54:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I haven't blogged in a while because I just haven't felt there was anything to say. Nothing new, not having any earth-shattering challenges. Just go...  Read more

TREADIN4BSP

honoring my commitment
2/21/2013 12:36:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It has now been more than a month since I really committed myself to getting my weight and happiness under control. I have have been exercising (card...  Read more

TREADIN4BSP

Good things are happening!!!!
2/13/2013 12:22:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It seems that I usually blog when I am frustrated or disappointed with how my weight-loss effort is going, and decided today was a good day to break t...  Read more

TREADIN4BSP

Hard, but worth it...
2/6/2013 9:09:39 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I really do not care much for exercise right now....I know it is what I have to do to get back to a more comfortable me, but I am not enjoying my work...  Read more

TREADIN4BSP

keeping on, keeping on!
1/29/2013 11:37:06 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have been back loggin food and exercise with Sparkpeople for a little over a week. Things have gone relatively well. I did have a couple days when...  Read more

TREADIN4BSP

Never ending cycle
1/18/2013 1:57:55 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I don't know why it is that I keep "starting over" and getting derailed. I think partly it is because I have allowed my families needs and desires tr...  Read more

TREADIN4BSP

I rejoined a gym - really and on the first day!!!!
7/2/2012 7:51:37 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I rejoined a gym because I miss having a pool. I found a place I could join for $10 a month. On the first day I almost left again. Look at my pictu...  Read more

NERAUS

Time to stop lying to myself
6/9/2012 9:50:50 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Okay I realized a few things this early morning and I am going to share them with you lucky people. I stepped on the scale for the first time in...  Read more

NERAUS

The Little Engine
1/23/2012 4:07:14 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Ok, I'm REALLY out of the loop around here, but new things are starting and I'm including being back to sparking more as part of the new beginnings. ...  Read more

ASPENJULES

paddling upstream in the rapids?
1/3/2012 6:48:04 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I feel like the battle with my body is like the title of this post. I feel like I am paddling upstream against the rapids....I really don't understan...  Read more

TREADIN4BSP

Things to Remember, Part. 1
10/20/2011 1:12:56 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I'm trying to remember many things. Things like: I ALWAYS feel better after I exercise. It is so hard to remember this when I'm trying to get to...  Read more

ASPENJULES

60 Day Countdown - Day 19 -- Still Not There Yet...
7/8/2011 7:21:17 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Still working out the eating and exercise issues today. Found out yesterday that my Vit. D is outrageously low and I'm now on prescription strength s...  Read more

SPIEGY

60 Day Countdown - Day 18 -- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
7/7/2011 9:13:57 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I seem to have taken a detour this past week. The Good is that I've stayed the course for breakfasts & lunches and I've continued to walk home from t...  Read more

SPIEGY

60 Day Countdown - Day 13
7/2/2011 12:45:17 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Not the best week. Didn't exercise Thursday due to 3 hours sleep night before & just being too tired to get up and do anything. Thought I would make...  Read more

SPIEGY

60 Day Countdown - Day 10
6/29/2011 7:35:41 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Short one tonight -- car problems to deal with. Doing well with calories and exercise -- feeling very motivated!...  Read more

SPIEGY

60 Day Countdown - Day 9
6/28/2011 7:57:48 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Still on track -- 20 min. nordic track in AM, did strength/core after work, and walked home from the bus, up the looooong hill. Stayed within calorie...  Read more

SPIEGY

60 Day Countdown - Day 8
6/27/2011 8:18:24 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Weigh in day today and I GAINED 1 pound! Of course feeling a little discouraged, but I'm going to keep at it. There's no way that 8 weeks of eating...  Read more

SPIEGY

60 Day Countdown - Day 7
6/26/2011 3:00:00 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Missed Day 6 so here are are at Day 7. Added 10 min. to cardio to bring me to 20 minutes on the ski machine, and changed my strength training to Sund...  Read more

SPIEGY

60 Day Countdown - Day 5
6/24/2011 7:38:25 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Ok, big dinner, but still within calories! But didn't save enough for dessert, wah wah wah... Today was my no exercise day, which is good since I fe...  Read more

SPIEGY

60 Day Countdown - Day 4
6/23/2011 6:55:28 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Completed exercise for the day, and should finish with 1200 calories once I eat the dinner I've planned. It's a 4 day streak! I think I'll have Frid...  Read more

SPIEGY

60 Day Countdown - Day 3
6/22/2011 8:52:02 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ok, still going strong on Day 3! 10 minutes of ski machine and kept just around 1200 calories. Was hungry at dinner and took an extra spoonful of ric...  Read more

SPIEGY

60 Day Countdown - Day 2
6/21/2011 8:34:46 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Exactly 60 days from yesterday until we see family we haven't seen in 2 years (otherwise known as vacation) and the goal is 15-20 pounds (sure, in my...  Read more

SPIEGY

Day 1, and A New Plan
6/8/2011 1:59:56 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 20 min bike ride 10 min walk with 1 short SLOW jog (1 lightpost to the next) 5 min stretching ========== 35 min tot...  Read more

ASPENJULES

Note to self
5/21/2011 10:38:40 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I read a very good blog on what someone would say to their younger self. It really made me think of what my younger self would say to my current self...  Read more

NERAUS

Make way I am coming through.
4/24/2011 9:56:54 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I had my long run today. Long being a word that has a variety of meanings. For me long is about 2.65 miles. It was a great late afternoon. I had s...  Read more

NERAUS

Feeling Like A Fraud
4/20/2011 8:35:24 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The past couple of days my eating hasn't been great. I start out fine at breakfast, but something trips me up mid-day, and that's that. Not going cr...  Read more

WHGRN60

Turbo Kick
4/15/2011 9:49:04 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I thought I was a total klutz in Zumba? That's NOTHING! OMG this class was hilarious! In Zumba, I just have to watch why my feet are supposed t...  Read more

WHGRN60

Zumba
4/14/2011 8:29:00 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I went to a new Zumba class today. It wasn't "Zumba Gold"--for "the active older adult, or the true beginner", just regular Zumba. It was a different...  Read more

WHGRN60

One Year Too Old!
4/11/2011 8:10:03 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, I am NOT the Biggest Winner (or the Biggest Loser either!) But if I was still 49, I'd have won by a mile! They divided us all into groups,...  Read more

WHGRN60

The Biggest Winner
4/2/2011 9:20:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today was the final weigh in. I officially lost 13.24% of my body weight! And the head trainer said I had lost the most weight so far today. So the...  Read more

WHGRN60

Am I Dead?
4/1/2011 10:02:34 PM,  3 COMMENTS

There is a trainer at my gym who tried to kill me tonite. Seriously! I have witnesses! He tried to kill all 22 of us. Who know, I may be dead alre...  Read more

WHGRN60

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