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  • Surprise! I'm here!

    5/14/2015 11:12:22 AM, by EBEAMS

    Yesterday turned into one of those surreal days where you feel like you were run over by your life and you are not q-u-i-t-e sure what happened. ... Read more

  • Ugh ... what a week!

    5/10/2015 8:43:07 PM, by EBEAMS

    I'm not complaining ... or maybe I am but wow, what an incredibly hectic week. I started out strong but by Friday, I was dragging. This week is... Read more

  • Need some real rest

    5/5/2015 10:01:07 PM, by EBEAMS

    I am not sleeping well at all. I keep having nightmares and my sleep hasn't been solid, deep or restful for several nights in a row now. Tomorr... Read more

  • Enjoying a down day ...

    5/3/2015 7:49:10 PM, by EBEAMS

    Yesterday my hubby and I got our storage unit completely emptied, swept and signed off. We're no longer paying rent on a place to keep things we... Read more

  • Run day #3

    5/1/2015 7:32:09 PM, by EBEAMS

    Ahhh .... I did it! I completed all three run days this week as planned! I found some more motivation to put on my wall so I se... Read more

  • Fueled by competition

    4/30/2015 8:47:03 PM, by EBEAMS

    So ... I have this little problem. I'm a perfectionist who always wants to be the winner at everything. I'm not a braggart, I just want to be F... Read more

  • I'm Grumpy!

    4/28/2015 10:46:41 PM, by EBEAMS

    I am struggling with some things that are not under my direct ability to control and it's making me really grumpy. My natural communication styl... Read more

  • Measurable progress

    4/27/2015 8:22:56 AM, by EBEAMS

    So, I didn't have the courage to get on the scale when I started over again this time. I'm content to go with what I had in my tracker from the ... Read more

  • God's word is always on time

    4/26/2015 3:40:58 PM, by EBEAMS

    The message this morning was on finding our joy in God rather than in our circumstances. I so needed to hear that. I needed to be reminded that... Read more

  • Struggling today

    4/25/2015 7:18:57 PM, by EBEAMS

    It's one step forward and two steps back. My exercise has been good today but I'm really, really struggling with eating. Mother's Day is quickl... Read more

  • What a day!

    4/24/2015 9:55:34 PM, by EBEAMS

    Whew ... I'm plumb wore out! Started early and accomplished 98% of what was on my to-do list today! Woohoo ... laundry - done; grocery shopping... Read more

  • My attitude needs work ...

    4/23/2015 7:32:39 PM, by EBEAMS

    There are certain things in life that make all of us happy ... but not all of us are made happy by the same things. There's also the difference ... Read more

  • Ready to go ...

    4/22/2015 10:19:27 PM, by EBEAMS

    ... forward ... I'm ready to go forward. I took off this weekend and spent time with just my sister up in northern Idaho. I love my sister. Sh... Read more

  • Eureka!

    4/2/2015 7:07:18 PM, by EBEAMS

    ... or "Wow, you can find motivation in the most unexpected places"! Back in January, I made a couple of medical appointments that that I co... Read more

  • one step forward, two steps back

    3/30/2015 9:44:05 PM, by EBEAMS

    Today I did not take enough food to eat and I walked quite a bit. My FitBit says over 13,000 steps and I'm just plumb tuckered out. When I got ... Read more

  • Where'd the weekend go?

    3/29/2015 10:26:09 PM, by EBEAMS

    Wow! This weekend went by way too fast. I had a good time with company that came into town for an overnight stay. I had a good time hanging ou... Read more

  • Time for a nap!

    3/27/2015 5:05:48 PM, by EBEAMS

    We rolled out of bed this morning at 4 am and were at the Rec Center at 5 when they opened. Yawn ... we got 30 mins in and headed back home. I ... Read more

  • Another week done

    3/26/2015 10:38:09 PM, by EBEAMS

    I'm currently working a 4-10 shift so Thursdays are usually Friday for me. It was a great relief to clear my desk before leaving this afternoon ... Read more

  • It's always something ...

    3/25/2015 7:13:21 PM, by EBEAMS

    Today I hauled out of bed at 4 am and went to the Rec Center with my darlin'. He's been working on getting back into running as his schedule all... Read more

  • Thought for the day

    3/24/2015 6:54:29 AM, by EBEAMS

    I know what food I'm taking but not sure yet about when I'm going to be working out (I should go get dressed right now and go). There's a meetin... Read more

  • Another day in the books

    3/23/2015 10:39:24 PM, by EBEAMS

    Ugh ... I typed today until my wrists were going numb! Whew ... that was a big bummer! I rarely got out of my chair or even tuned in to what wa... Read more

  • Great day for a new beginning

    3/22/2015 9:03:37 PM, by EBEAMS

    Sundays are still very difficult for me. Maybe they always will be. In the time I've been gone (this go around), we suffered another loss in ou... Read more

  • I'll keep starting over ...

    3/21/2015 6:21:26 PM, by EBEAMS

    as long as I keep giving up ... ... Read more

  • Sure way to kill a good morning

    1/31/2015 1:26:31 PM, by EBEAMS

    The scale ... sigh ... Yes, I'm pouting and I'll admit I am. I haven't weighed for a couple of weeks cuz I want to make sure that I'm not obsess... Read more

  • More unscientific fun stuff

    1/28/2015 8:22:24 PM, by EBEAMS

    Here's what I'm talking about on the FitBit feedback. I love knowing that... Read more

  • LOVING the FitBit feedback!

    1/26/2015 7:22:04 PM, by EBEAMS

    I opened up my email today and found this! static0.fitbit.com/image
    s/badges_new/386px/badge_l
    ifetime_miles26_2.png ... Read more

  • Mulling over counseling again

    1/25/2015 11:59:22 PM, by EBEAMS

    Today was a rough day. I'm determined that I am going to get the scale moving in the downward direction and I'm finding myself a little grumpy w... Read more

  • FitBit game changer

    1/24/2015 4:55:07 PM, by EBEAMS

    Seeing is believing and it's so much easier for me when I can SEE what I'm actually doing! Read more

  • Processing ... processing

    1/23/2015 8:18:27 AM, by EBEAMS

    You know that thing you see on your screen when your computer is loading something and it's taking "forever"? My brain has kind of been doing th... Read more

  • Dreamed about Mom last night

    1/20/2015 7:06:37 PM, by EBEAMS

    I had the best thing happen last night ... well, actually just before I woke up this morning. I was in this weird dream where I was in a camping... Read more

  • Food and me

    1/19/2015 4:47:52 AM, by EBEAMS

    Wanna find out how dysfunctional your relationship with food is??? Schedule a fasting blood lab! I'm up at 2 am in the morning and already thin... Read more

  • Made quick pickles

    1/18/2015 9:21:53 PM, by EBEAMS

    ... sort of. I snagged a recipe out of the paper about 3 weeks ago for making "quick pickle" radishes and carrots. I got most of the stuff I ne... Read more

  • Week in review

    1/17/2015 1:21:28 PM, by EBEAMS

    This is the ever evolving inspiration wall in my bedroom. It's the second thing I see in the morning. It keeps me focused on what my short term... Read more

  • Day 16 of plank challenge

    1/16/2015 10:13:35 PM, by EBEAMS

    Whew ... Day 16 is 2 minutes! I didn't think it was bad at all but last night at 1.5 minutes, I thought that was torturous. Goes to show how e... Read more

  • Random things

    1/14/2015 10:09:22 PM, by EBEAMS

    Here's the plank challenge we've been doing. We are at day #14. Whew! He... Read more

  • Found it!

    1/12/2015 10:10:17 PM, by EBEAMS

    I love this! And this one: ... Read more

  • Little steps

    1/11/2015 9:58:14 PM, by EBEAMS

    It's been an interesting day in my brain today. For the first time in a very long time, Sunday wasn't depressing. Today I did several things th... Read more

  • Tools for success

    1/10/2015 8:36:08 PM, by EBEAMS

    Here's the tools I've put in my tool box to help me succeed: My mission statement for 2015 - Respect who I am RIGHT NOW and move towards my ... Read more

  • Focusing on positives

    1/9/2015 9:01:27 PM, by EBEAMS

    Today I accomplished at least one thing that I have been wanting to tackle ... sorting out all the ribbons, bows, gift bags and wrapping paper th... Read more

  • Glad it's my Friday

    1/8/2015 8:08:34 PM, by EBEAMS

    Whew! This was a long week! I so enjoyed my time off from the office. I worked some from home but going back to full immersion was ... WOW. I... Read more

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