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Rag In The Bag: Michigan Travels!
7/10/2014 6:19:25 PM,  10 COMMENTS

So in line with the shedding of the "bubble" I've been enjoying tossing a rag in the bag (pannier), hopping on my bike and reconnecting with new frien...  Read more


Gotta start moving to something healthy!!!
7/8/2014 2:46:14 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The past several years have been extremely difficult for me, and I find myself back at the beginning of the journey, so am hoping some of you are read...  Read more


It is nice to know there are others in the same boat
7/3/2014 6:00:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Sparkpeople is a great place to read the stories of wonderful people. We are all working on our goals. It is great to have like minded friends...  Read more


Things I did right
7/2/2014 1:32:16 PM,  6 COMMENTS

1. Corresponded with my accountability partner. 2. Read Sparkpeople articles. 3. Avoided processed food. 4. Worked on a hobby instead of s...  Read more


Making progress
7/1/2014 3:18:48 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I played instead of snacking. I laid off the peanut butter this week. I used less butter and substituted guacamole on my...  Read more


6/30/2014 10:15:17 PM,  11 COMMENTS

"Remember that stress doesn't come from what's going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what's going on in your life." ~ Andrew Bernst...  Read more


Getting to know you (from my friend Connie)
6/29/2014 9:54:36 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Your go-to chewing gum flavor… Peppermint Best time of the year… Fall If you were a toe nail polish what color would you be…. OPI Samoan San...  Read more


Top 10 Things to do for the 4th of July
6/27/2014 1:16:01 PM,  5 COMMENTS

1. Have a barbeque, 2. Go to a block party. 3. Have a swim party 4. Go on a picnic. 5. Watch a movie. 5. Boating. ...  Read more


Countdown to the Fourth of July
6/26/2014 5:10:25 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Independence Day is just around the corner, but it is never too early to plan a menu and devise a plan of attack for mindful eating when coping...  Read more


10 commandments for dieters
6/25/2014 6:11:16 AM,  9 COMMENTS

1. Drink your water. 2. Watch portions 3. Use smaller plates 4. Exercise 5. Eat lots of veggies 6. Eat fruits. 7....  Read more


Letter from an accountability partner
6/23/2014 6:44:17 AM,  9 COMMENTS

"We had the wrong idea about being free from overeating. It is not a 60 day fix or a one-time decision. It is a daily, hourly, moment by moment,...  Read more


Summary: First 9 Days of Restart (After a Long Break)
6/23/2014 5:57:51 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I restarted my program 9 days ago. I tried out the formula for my endomorph bodytype, which is recommended by ISSA firness nutrition special...  Read more


Bubble No More!
6/22/2014 9:12:55 PM,  22 COMMENTS

Today I decided I will not live in a bubble any longer and Eliquis (my anti-coagulant) was NOT going to keep me off the bike! A friendly nudge from 4-...  Read more


Day 6 accountability
6/21/2014 8:44:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

1. Did you do anything spiritual to feel your soul? Listened to the audio Bible. 2. Did you exercise?Yes. 30 minutes on the treadmill. ...  Read more


To My SparkFamily: I Just Wanna Say...
6/19/2014 10:47:13 PM,  22 COMMENTS I Am BACK! My night opened up: totally free to head to the fitness center and see what I coul...  Read more


Today was a peanut butter day
6/19/2014 12:19:02 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I was online for hours reinstalling software instead of cooking or meal planning. So I ate peanutbutter instead of cooking. The picture above...  Read more


1st Day of Experiment: Definite Improvement!
6/18/2014 10:31:11 PM,  17 COMMENTS

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful support, suggestions and for being "with me" through my struggles! I skipped my Ramipril last night and...  Read more


Deep In The Valley of "meh"
6/17/2014 10:08:41 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Apologies for dropping out of the Spark-iverse as I have, but this has been a month of torture. I haven't had anything of value to say to anyone...  Read more


Some food weaknesses and solutions
6/17/2014 2:42:04 AM,  5 COMMENTS

> In the article, "9 Simple Tricks to Eat Less" the author challenged the reader to "Make a list of your food weaknesses and the places you...  Read more


A picture is worth 1,000 words...and a picture cannot lie
6/16/2014 4:55:54 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Welp. I've never followed through with taking progress pics. I have a lot of ones I remember taking, but can't find to compare progress. So.....  Read more


Adding more veggies--Breakfast
6/16/2014 2:11:40 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Taking pictures of my meals helps me stay accountable. The camera does not lie. Tomatoes cream cheese on baguette, topped with flax seeds...  Read more


Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Plan
6/15/2014 9:05:10 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Ahh, summer. When the sun is shining and the days are long. Plenty of time to get in some exercise! My weekly exercise plan for this challenge is ...  Read more


Scriptures to help me lose weight Day 1-- 60 DAY BATTLE PLAN
6/15/2014 5:42:44 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Day 1-- 60 DAY BATTLE PLAN Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. — 1 Corinthians 10:31 For my...  Read more


Pep talk!
6/12/2014 8:36:09 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am having SUCH a hard time adjusting to my new work schedule. My eating is totally off - making really poor choices with food, and having a hard tim...  Read more


BLC 25 Vision Board
6/12/2014 5:46:35 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Part of our BLC Hopscotch challenge is to create and share a vision board for the remaining 6 weeks of BLC 25. So, here it is. I think it...  Read more


Lessons from the sideline: 12:24 and Half-marathons
6/12/2014 11:22:44 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I don't blog often, I just don't have the time to sit down at the computer and type anything out. So while there are lots of things I'd love to share,...  Read more


New job brings new challenges
6/5/2014 7:34:19 AM,  6 COMMENTS

First, I'm very excited to be working full-time again. It's a relief to have some income and some breathing room with our bills. However, I need to fi...  Read more


Thought of the day 5.27.14
5/27/2014 9:15:08 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It is with heavy heart I am writing this. Last night my (our time) passed away. She was 58. A week ago she was admitted with an intracranial ble...  Read more


Do What Works!
5/24/2014 8:51:13 AM,  1 COMMENTS

The WW points system wasn't working well for me. My weight was all over the place and I found tracking to be difficult sometimes. I'm back to just S...  Read more


A new plan for snacks
5/19/2014 8:49:23 AM,  3 COMMENTS

One of my biggest challenges in keeping up with my Sparked self is motivation. Or rather, keeping my motivation up during the entire day. Evening is t...  Read more


Vehicle Inspection
5/18/2014 10:12:59 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Both of our household cars are up for their annual vehicle inspection this month, which is about to become even more crazy/busy than it already has. S...  Read more


Thought of the day 5.18.14 (half marathon)
5/18/2014 1:04:19 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Another half marathon is now in the books. I ran Cleveland again. Done it a number of times, but this year was different ... This is my first la...  Read more


Thought of the day 5.17.14
5/17/2014 5:38:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Tomorrow is the Cleveland marathon and half marathon, and I am running it. I am actually looking forward to run. This will be my last longer run for s...  Read more


Plateaus: They're Good for You
5/16/2014 9:40:34 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Plateaus. You know what those are. Those flat places where nothing seems to be happening. There are all kind of plateaus: Sometimes they are a sp...  Read more


Oh, That Sneaky Hate Spiral
5/14/2014 1:02:26 PM,  6 COMMENTS

If you don't know what I'm referring to, here ya go:
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5/12/2014 11:12:44 PM,  26 COMMENTS

You always think there is more time. We’ll do it another time. Tomorrow is another day. Until it isn’t. Your dad is going to be 80 on Marc...  Read more


Thought of the day 5/10/14
5/10/2014 4:23:52 PM,  6 COMMENTS

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. Quote fro...  Read more


...2 (plus) years later.. running INDY (again)! Part 2
5/10/2014 11:33:45 AM,  11 COMMENTS

PART 2 of MY CONTINUING SAGA.. I hadn't intended to write the previous blog but I guess it sort of explains how I came to the place I've arrived...  Read more


And my Saga continues.. 2 (plus) years later.. running INDY (again!)
5/10/2014 11:08:09 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I could hardly believe it when I saw that I last blogged in October of 2012! Shame on me :( life gets busy indeed and with a full time job, a Mom & B...  Read more


Jog Along the RiverWalk With Me!
5/9/2014 8:50:34 AM,  15 COMMENTS

DOGLADY13 lived in the Binghamton area for a number of years and asked about some parts of the downtown area through which I've been jogging a lot rec...  Read more


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