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  • Putting ME on the agenda

    8/24/2016 3:33:05 PM, by SHIRE33

    Four years ago my weight loss program fell apart. Almost to the day. On August 25, my 50th birthday, I weighed 152, down from 245. Then at work, ... Read more

  • I'm a runner again!

    8/13/2016 9:45:03 PM, by SHIRE33

    Just a note of encouragement to myself - I have run two full weeks of my Easy5K reboot! I moved in week 2 from a 30-second run/45-second walk rat... Read more

  • Run Day One - I did it

    8/1/2016 10:43:07 AM, by SHIRE33

    I've been wanting to do this all summer and today I finally just did it. Went to the bike trail and got my first run in. /happy dance/ I'm u... Read more

  • Enjoy the journey - milestones matter

    7/31/2016 8:24:42 AM, by SHIRE33

    Today I hit 209, which is a nice number because it means I have less than 10 pounds to go to be back in Onderland. I dropped 1.8 pounds this week... Read more

  • A Trophy That Means Something

    7/21/2016 12:54:40 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    Over the 6+ years I've been a SparkPerson, I've never really been motivated by the Spark Points or Wheel or trophies that much. Except for the ... Read more

  • I am not a miserable failure!

    7/18/2016 8:45:32 AM, by SHIRE33

    Starve and lose fast or eat and lose slow - those are my choices. I've chosen to eat and lose slow, but there are days when this is a tough decis... Read more

  • Mary and Martha

    7/13/2016 4:00:28 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    I'm leading worship and preaching every Sunday this summer at a church about 80 miles from my home. This week's text is the story of Mary and Ma... Read more

  • My First HALF CENTURY

    7/12/2016 4:53:28 PM, by AURORAMILLET

    Over the weekend, I did a HALF CENTURY!!! (This is a 50... Read more

  • The unexpected mirror

    7/11/2016 9:52:22 AM, by SHIRE33

    So I got to looking at my measurements records and I see that it's good news. Just Saturday I was feeing down about my weight. I had done a bad t... Read more

  • My First Open Water swim

    7/5/2016 5:32:24 PM, by AURORAMILLET

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  • Always Hungry? The book that taught me I didn't fail - now I know why

    6/26/2016 2:21:13 PM, by SHIRE33

    That's me, third from left, with my farm girls. I'm... Read more

  • The News You Never Want to Hear

    6/23/2016 9:17:47 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    As many of you know, Rick's mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late April and had major surgery to remove the tumor, which involved stom... Read more

  • Slogging Through Molasses

    6/23/2016 10:39:49 AM, by KANSASROSE67

    This morning I had the worst run I've had in months, maybe ever! I got out at 7:30 to beat the heat. There was a stiff breeze, but nothing like... Read more

  • Body Mass Index "BMI" - Is Stupid!

    6/18/2016 8:57:33 PM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Part 1: What is BMI? There is some notion that a person's weight relative to a person's height can predict health problems and perhaps, earl... Read more

  • Decisions, Decisions!

    6/16/2016 11:06:43 AM, by KANSASROSE67

    I don't actually know what I'm going to write about...just whatever comes to mind, I guess! We are in full Summer Library Program mode at wo... Read more

  • First Ever Group Road Bike Ride With Strangers

    6/12/2016 12:28:05 PM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Part 1: I Am Particular About Riding with Other People Most often, I ride my bikes by myself. Whether I am riding a road bike or a mountain... Read more

  • I Just Don't Understand!

    6/4/2016 5:52:26 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    Sometimes things just don't make sense. While on our trip to Britain I decided not to track, to eat with enjoyment, and not to worry about it. ... Read more

  • Monday 5/30

    5/30/2016 11:03:12 AM, by FRECKS96

    Ragnar was amazing, as I expected it to be! I walked more than I would have liked. Trying to move too much of me is definitely slowing me down.... Read more

  • Mon 5/9/16

    5/9/2016 10:13:10 PM, by FRECKS96

    Still here and plugging along. Time management is definitely something I need to work on. Can't we just add a couple hours to each day and a da... Read more

  • Happy Mothers Day We started C25K

    5/8/2016 9:01:31 AM, by NEWSWEETBREEZES

    Mom and I started C25k this morning and Completed Day#1 May 8,2016. Mom is age 68 and I am age 46. We decided to give ourselves the gift of Heal... Read more

  • "I Deserve To Be The Best I Can Be"

    5/7/2016 5:19:24 PM, by NEWSWEETBREEZES

    Since Nov 2015 I was working through a foot, neck injury. I was on crutches but I'v been getting Physo and Chiro treatment ever since and my foot... Read more

  • Weds 5/4

    5/4/2016 10:22:57 PM, by FRECKS96

    I'm slowly feeling better, though still not 100%. I'm guessing that racing 2 weekends in a row wasn't ideal. I did finally get some cardio in t... Read more

  • Heading Across the Pond!

    5/3/2016 4:13:41 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    Just a quick update. My mother-in-law is recovering, slowly, from her pancreatic cancer surgery. They did find cancer in 3 of 9 lymph nodes, so... Read more

  • Mon 5/2

    5/2/2016 10:27:42 PM, by FRECKS96

    OOF! I am sore today! I felt pretty good yesterday, so I was a bit surprised at how tight my calves were this morning. I even put on my compres... Read more

  • Sun 5/1/16

    5/1/2016 10:25:58 PM, by FRECKS96

    I haven't gone anywhere, I promise. Last week was quite busy and I'm still not feeling 100%. I actually took last week off from working out, bu... Read more

  • So Much.

    4/27/2016 3:22:39 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    I see it has been a long time since I wrote a blog. It's been a stressful time. My husband's mother, Geneva, has been in the hospital for two w... Read more

  • Mon 4/25

    4/25/2016 9:43:15 PM, by FRECKS96

    So, my relay race yesterday was A-Maze-Ing!! As always, I have a great team that runs well together and gets along nicely. We had a few hurdles... Read more

  • Fri 4/22

    4/22/2016 11:07:19 PM, by FRECKS96

    It is going to be a tough weekend food wise. Already today I can't really track dinner. I went out with friends to a local tapas style restaura... Read more

  • Thurs 4/21

    4/21/2016 10:19:18 PM, by FRECKS96

    So, I lost a friend today, or at least a person I called a friend. We disagreed on something political, he didn't like the way I shared my opini... Read more

  • Weds 4/20

    4/20/2016 9:49:43 PM, by FRECKS96

    So, I have goals...I keep track of them and post daily if I made them or not. But, what is my plan? You have to have a plan. My plan, to take ... Read more

  • Tues 4/19/16

    4/19/2016 10:44:25 PM, by FRECKS96

    Trivia Tuesday! One of my favorite nights of the week...I typically have a pretty laid back evening and then go play trivia with friends at a lo... Read more

  • 4/18 Quickie

    4/18/2016 10:54:31 PM, by FRECKS96

    I wasn't going to post tonight, it's late and my computer is downstairs; but then I realized I could do it from the Sparkpeople app. Yay!! I real... Read more

  • Sun 4/17/16

    4/17/2016 10:03:25 PM, by FRECKS96

    3 weeks I've been at this now. I'm starting to see little changes, it's easier to get my water in, smoother food tracking, higher mileage (20 th... Read more

  • Sat 4/16/16

    4/16/2016 9:32:03 PM, by FRECKS96

    Good day today! Got to sleep in, enjoy coffee in the sun on my deck, had a lovely run and a yummy dinner. I got in both yesterday's and today's... Read more

  • Fri 4/15/16

    4/15/2016 10:29:31 PM, by FRECKS96

    So very tired today. An absolutely crazy day at work and a couple hours out with friends makes for one tired Julie. I will do today's arm worko... Read more

  • Thurs 4/14/16

    4/14/2016 11:14:45 PM, by FRECKS96

    Filed my taxes tonight, finally. Now I realized why I put it off for so long...I ended up owing the fed $450 Ah well, such is l... Read more

  • Weds 4/13

    4/13/2016 9:59:57 PM, by FRECKS96

    As busy as we are, I'm very lucky (now that it's warmer and light longer) that there are a number of well maintained running trails in our area. ... Read more

  • Busy, busy...Tues 4/12/16

    4/12/2016 11:29:03 PM, by FRECKS96

    Work, prep, piano lessons, fancy dinner, trivia. Not much down time today, but I did manage to get in a 20 minute turbo jam session this morning... Read more

  • Mon 4/11

    4/11/2016 10:20:55 PM, by FRECKS96

    I was looking at my page tonight...at all my updates from when I first got healthy to my small ups and downs during my divorce to now. In less t... Read more

  • Sunday runday! 4/10/16

    4/10/2016 9:42:00 PM, by FRECKS96

    9 miles today, done. 3 this morning before church and 6 at the park while the girls rode bikes and played. I really didn't want to, but they tu... Read more

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