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A little thing to be proud of
9/20/2013 2:59:24 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Success! I'm flying high after my noon workout today! I got back on the treadmill today. I've recently started the Couch 2 5K program and am still on...  Read more

MRSPOTATOHEAD83

Non-Scale Victory!
9/19/2013 10:01:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm going to chalk today up to a non-scale victory. I battled lots of temptations today and to be perfectly honest it was not a perfect day. Eating ou...  Read more

MRSPOTATOHEAD83

Endorphin High!
9/18/2013 11:17:35 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Exercise - the new happy pill of choice! Since beginning my workout challenge with Black_Unicorn, I've notice an improvement in my mood and even confi...  Read more

MRSPOTATOHEAD83

C25K: Week 1, Session 2
9/17/2013 3:15:15 PM,  0 COMMENTS

In training for the Color Run, I'm back at C25K. Starting over at week one is hard and it's even harder to realize that week one is once again such a...  Read more

MRSPOTATOHEAD83

Geocaching: My new love
8/27/2013 10:48:38 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Oh, it's probably been over a month, but after talking about it several years, a friend and I decided to try our hand at geocaching. Turns out it's my...  Read more

MRSPOTATOHEAD83

Getting Started *Rant*
8/21/2013 9:14:24 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I really need to get myself moving, literally and figuratively, on meeting my goals. My fiance left one week ago for pre-deployment training. It will...  Read more

JES_VARNER

Monday!
4/1/2013 5:45:28 PM,  0 COMMENTS

9 So I finished my green smoothie detox on Saturday... it was painful because all I wanted was some REAL FOOD. That and my mouth had this coating o...  Read more

ELBYFOCUS

Detox?
3/28/2013 11:42:53 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So... my trainer suggested I do a carb cycle for 21 days but wanted me to do a juice detox first. I did some research online and decided on green smoo...  Read more

ELBYFOCUS

One month in
3/18/2013 1:15:09 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm one month into a fitness bootcamp. I feel great with the regular exercise, I've been attending about 4 days a week. I have a lot more energy, stam...  Read more

ELBYFOCUS

Mini Victory
1/7/2013 10:05:10 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I had myself a little victory this morning, that I want to share. After Ty & Corey were on their way for the day, I went back to sleep and had a crazy...  Read more

MRSPOTATOHEAD83

HR monitor and spear fishing
1/5/2013 12:06:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So last summer preparing for our LO involved remodeling our bedroom and things got packed away. All my fitness equipment was packed away. (I was on be...  Read more

MRSPOTATOHEAD83

Swimming and Christmas Treats
1/4/2013 10:09:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I went swimming today at our local hotel's pool. I was there with my mother who was doing her physical therapy exercises (she broke her hip this past...  Read more

MRSPOTATOHEAD83

Welcome 2013!
1/1/2013 11:09:42 AM,  0 COMMENTS

2012 was a big year. Welcoming our baby boy in June, remodeling our home, being a stay at home mom. It's been a great year, but also a tough one. (Hav...  Read more

MRSPOTATOHEAD83

Teething. Argh!
12/7/2012 4:12:26 PM,  0 COMMENTS

A teething baby makes for some sleepless nights. Prior to the last couple nights he'd been really good. He'd maybe wake up once very briefly. He would...  Read more

MRSPOTATOHEAD83

Our Christmas Tree is up!!
12/4/2012 2:30:09 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Yay! Yesterday, Ty & I put up our Christmas tree. My baby is 5 months old already, but I still feel overwhelmed sometimes by everything that needs to...  Read more

MRSPOTATOHEAD83

Day One: Goal Met! CHECK!
10/25/2012 12:25:29 PM,  2 COMMENTS

On Saturday, my baby will be 4 months old! I'm shocked! I haven't even started to get back to exercise so my challenge this month is getting in some t...  Read more

MRSPOTATOHEAD83

Starting Over... Again.
8/3/2012 7:37:53 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I can't believe it's been a year. So much has happened. The wedding was fantastic, even though dh's ex didn't let kiddo be there. Yeah - not going t...  Read more

MRSNYLAND

Getting in Shape with the Hubs
7/23/2012 9:43:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My husband ALWAYS was the active one...Me, not so much. Then something changed and our roles reversed. Now he's the one who won't get out of bed ear...  Read more

SHORWICH10

First 5K
7/22/2012 3:57:08 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I did it! I completed my first 5K yesterday morning. I walked most of the way, but did intervals of running - and I finished ahead of some of those w...  Read more

SHORWICH10

Update!
7/19/2012 8:05:52 AM,  2 COMMENTS

OK, so I fell off the blogging wagon. I kind of fell off the Spark wagon, actually. I've linked up with some great people on Facebook and have been ge...  Read more

TLRANEL

New Workouts
7/18/2012 9:36:58 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I started doing intervals of walking/running a few weeks ago and I love it!! I also decided to try strength training using Beachbody's ChaLEAN Extrem...  Read more

SHORWICH10

HALT and blood sugar
7/10/2012 8:22:30 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Read an interesting article online today about HALT (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired... these are common reasons for people to engage in addictive behavi...  Read more

DLSMITH411

DIY Sports Drinks
7/9/2012 8:23:01 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I got really frustrated the other day because I find that sports/electrolyte drinks are the only thing that really rehydrate me after a day at camp, b...  Read more

IAMZEECAT

Sundays are meant to be enjoyed
7/8/2012 11:05:44 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Today is gorgeous!! My husband and I already took advantage of the temps being in the mid-70s early early this morning (it's been 100+ witht he heat...  Read more

SHORWICH10

5K
7/5/2012 8:52:17 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I signed up for my first 5K!!! It is in a couple weeks and benefits an organ donation nonprofit. While I don't know that I will be able to run the e...  Read more

SHORWICH10

I'm back!
7/4/2012 7:25:55 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm back on SparkPeople!! I joined WW in January and that was the push I needed to get me going - I have lost 10.2 pounds since then and am now withi...  Read more

SHORWICH10

Summertime!
5/31/2012 7:58:00 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been far too long since I've blogged on here. Not coincidentally, my lapse in blogging has related to a lapse in actively tracking my calories i...  Read more

DLSMITH411

Has it really been 3 months?
4/4/2012 9:19:21 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I haven't really blogged in awhile, because I felt like I didn't have anything to report. I've been doing okay with my goals, but not quite meeting th...  Read more

TLRANEL

Week #1: Get ready to be eliminated
1/30/2012 11:27:34 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Last night I packed up enough food for breakfast and lunch (and snacks) all week, if needed. I have decided that I am cutting out gluten, dairy, yeast...  Read more

NEEDCAFFEINE504

Trying again
1/24/2012 12:46:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am planning to go on a an elimination diet, like Body Ecology. I say "planning" because even though I wanted to start yesterday, I realized that we...  Read more

NEEDCAFFEINE504

review of last week and goals for 1/8 - 1/14
1/9/2012 10:23:13 AM,  1 COMMENTS

The first week of the new year went pretty well, and according to the scale I'm down a couple of pounds. More exciting is that my body fat dropped a b...  Read more

ANNIE7205

Is it really 2012 already??
1/7/2012 7:53:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, one week into the new year, and what do I have to show for it? I almost didn't do a January blog. I couldn't think of anything to say that hasn'...  Read more

TLRANEL

goals for 1/1/12 - 1/7/12
1/3/2012 11:10:36 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So, part of my New Year's "plan" (I like that better than resolution because it implies I can make changes without feeling like I failed at something)...  Read more

ANNIE7205

Training for the new year
12/16/2011 10:43:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Between working full time through full-time graduate school, I have been SO busy. This also means I have been SO stressed!!! I have been doing a gre...  Read more

DLSMITH411

My November ended well and my December started out great!
12/6/2011 7:46:37 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I may have dropped off the blogging for November but I did manage to meet most of my goals. I am very happy with my progress (actually maintenance) fo...  Read more

WICKEDQUEENTREE

December 1st
12/1/2011 7:28:56 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Another month goes by, and I'll be honest, I haven't done much. I've tried to watch what I eat and track my food, but I haven't exercised much at all....  Read more

TLRANEL

Wasabi Peas: My new favorite snack!
11/15/2011 12:53:26 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm a picky eater through and through. I was the kids that wouldn't want to pass the bowl of veggies because they were gross. My picky eating continue...  Read more

MRSPOTATOHEAD83

Attending my first Zumba class
11/10/2011 7:44:44 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Tonight I'm attending my first Zumba class. So many people rave about Zumba and who can deny the infomercials do make it look like so much fun. Howeve...  Read more

MRSPOTATOHEAD83

Vacation and I'm still losing!
11/7/2011 2:52:42 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been a good few weeks; I'm feeling motivated, seeing results, people are noticing - which is always a confidence booster. I wish it was coming o...  Read more

EMLUBRANO

Day 3 of 30 days to greater happiness - Ommmm, check, next...
11/4/2011 1:35:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Develop your spirituality. Research shows that people who are spiritual tend to be both happier and healthier than those who are not. Consider meditat...  Read more

WICKEDQUEENTREE

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