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Easter weekend 3rd try.
4/18/2014 3:15:37 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm doing multiple tasks and have lost this blog post twice already, so third time is a charm- Right? To write about my upcoming Easter I need to...  Read more


4/18/2014 11:08:31 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have joined a 6 month dietbet challenge that starts next week. The goal is to lose 10%. I am excited to lose weight and win some money! Below is...  Read more


Date Night
4/16/2014 9:55:25 PM,  1 COMMENTS

School was fun today. We took a field trip out to my co-worker's house. Her family lives on a hundred-acre farm that they've owned for a couple hundre...  Read more


Inspirational Quote...
4/15/2014 9:39:14 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm REALLY working on this. Trying hard to make some new, healthy habits. ...  Read more


A Better Day...and Pain Relief (I think?)
4/15/2014 9:23:04 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My back and knees have felt essentially the same for a few days now. Every day when I wake up, I think, "maybe I can get back to my regular workouts n...  Read more


Marathon training week 15 and starting 16
4/15/2014 11:56:36 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Welp, we did it.. the longest run of marathon training. Just a few short days ago, Saturday 12th, my running buddies and I ran 20 miles! So my co...  Read more


4/14/2014 9:59:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I had a great Monday at school today. Mondays are usually tense, blah, and I can't wait for them to be over with. Today was actually really nice. I on...  Read more


Not 100% But Doing Okay.
4/13/2014 1:38:33 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I've been slowly resuming training. Today I had a great day, swam and ran, with good energy level. I haven't been back to see the doctor yet, but...  Read more


Stupid injuries...learning to be normal...
4/13/2014 11:41:41 AM,  4 COMMENTS

My back was still hurting really badly on Friday morning. My dad arrived Friday night. We had a nice dinner. I had a couple glasses of wine, and Dad b...  Read more


Terry Fox Spirit - my Half Marathon of HOPE (no medal!)
4/12/2014 11:09:13 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"On April 12, 1980 a young man dipped his artificial leg into the Atlantic Ocean. From that simple step on, Terry Fox showed us the meaning of the wor...  Read more


Sorry Thor- I'm 2-0 against you.
4/12/2014 11:04:33 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Thor is called the storm god, and he threw it at me tonight. I won. Started my run at 52 degrees, light wind, and some sprinkling rain. Finished at...  Read more


Food and "Pub" Tasting - Columbus (OH)
4/11/2014 10:56:41 PM,  2 COMMENTS

When I go away for a few days, I like to try new things - and particularly food... I came back from vacations with a +6 lbs but I don't mind becaus...  Read more


Finding Running & Myself
4/11/2014 8:47:24 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Welcoming changes to my life.. Finding a way to keep a balance with work and having a real life. Going back to school as an adult takes it from you...  Read more


Thought I was okay.
4/11/2014 4:27:13 PM,  8 COMMENTS

WARNING...this is a sad blog. I have a million thoughts flying through my head and am blogging instead of eating. You do NOT have to read this... ...  Read more


Is It Worth It?
4/11/2014 9:14:45 AM,  21 COMMENTS

This was the discussion topic in Weight Watchers last night. Before automatically grabbing for something, 227 and ask yourself: IS IT WOR...  Read more


Anxiously awaiting summer
4/11/2014 8:22:39 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Today was one of those "summer workout" days! Everything felt great, I got to joke around with my fitness buddy, and I did not have to think about wh...  Read more


A long walk and a sore back.
4/10/2014 9:08:25 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I would like to take just a moment to thank everyone who offered sweet words on my last post. I'm almost constantly surrounded by people, but sometime...  Read more


4/9/2014 9:04:39 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I feel so sad right now. So sad, about so many things. Daughter turned 13 last month and it's like she just hates us sometimes. She goes from the swee...  Read more


Making some goals...
4/8/2014 8:02:33 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Had a pretty good day at work. Met with my SIL after work for our regular weight loss meeting. She compliment me right away and told me that she can t...  Read more


Give Me Back My Spark!
4/7/2014 11:39:58 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I now know why this site is called SparkPeople. It's because when it's working and you're successfully achieving goals and losing weight, you've got t...  Read more


In case you didn't know-
4/7/2014 11:06:19 PM,  9 COMMENTS

This may be a little random, but here it is. I'm having a great day. Things have settled down at work, the trainees are on their own (with help)...  Read more


Just a Monday...
4/7/2014 8:30:24 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today was basically just a Monday. It started off kind of crappy. When we went to bed last night, it was raining. At some point early this morning, th...  Read more


Week 13 and 14 of Marathon training
4/7/2014 5:47:05 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Ok, so I'm into week 15.. here is the recap from 13 and 14. 13 was a big week.. 19 miles for the long run. I did a 5 mile run on Monday that week.....  Read more


Week 11 - Running and Tasting - Saint-Augustine
4/7/2014 10:19:00 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I ended Week 11 marathon training with only 3 runs this week but many many steps! I walk every day... like really walk - my fitbit is off my char...  Read more


South Beach Diet -- Phase 1.5, Day 14 -- a strange day.
4/6/2014 7:52:19 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I didn't sleep very well last night. All the drama from the in-laws kept me awake until after midnight. Then I woke up around 3am from a really weird...  Read more


Weigh in...
4/6/2014 8:46:56 AM,  4 COMMENTS

As of today, I've been on SBD for four weeks. I did my two weeks of Phase One, and now I'm on Day 14 of Phase 1.5. Since my weigh-in last week, I've l...  Read more


4/6/2014 3:17:22 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I just woke up from a nightmare. We had moved to a coastal town and were living in this high-rise building. There was a big helicopter crash, and when...  Read more


South Beach Diet -- Phase 1.5, Day 13 -- major in-law drama
4/5/2014 11:19:53 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I knew when I woke up this morning that today would be different. I knew before my eyes even opened that something was just off about today. I had tha...  Read more


MARCH Goals and Moving Spring!
4/5/2014 8:22:48 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My March goals were : Consistency! // My March Report Card : B+ ;0) 1) Track and on track with food - Eat well balanced meals within calorie range.....  Read more


Making Changes, Big and Small.
4/5/2014 1:54:38 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I've been making a lot of changes to my life as of late, so I thought my SparkPage needed an overhaul as well. I wanted something that was a better re...  Read more


out-of-the-blue, emotional morning...then victory.
4/5/2014 1:19:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This morning, I woke up and felt just a little off. No idea why. Just felt kind of off. I got up, made coffee, made breakfast, then climbed in bed to...  Read more


South Beach Diet -- Phase 1.5, Day 12 -- a very busy day!
4/4/2014 11:48:02 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It's nearly 11:30pm and my day is finally over. It's been a great day, but a very long, busy one. We had a field trip today to the Fire Department. My...  Read more


South Beach Diet -- Phase 1.5, Day 11 -- Girls Night Out
4/3/2014 10:08:23 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Went to the riverwalk again today, but chose to go in a different direction. It was nice to have a change of scenery. I would LOVE to get a bike, so I...  Read more


April Plans!
4/3/2014 9:40:14 PM,  14 COMMENTS

OMG, WHERE did the first quarter of the year go?? I haven't made any forward progress, BUT: I've stabilized at 137-138. I'm still exercising a...  Read more


a little inspiration...
4/2/2014 9:22:19 PM,  7 COMMENTS

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South Beach Diet -- Phase 1.5, Day 10 -- rough afternoon/evening.
4/2/2014 9:16:34 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Had a pretty rotten afternoon/evening. Daughter and I got in an argument, then Husband and I did (because I told him I spend all day busting my ass an...  Read more


1 Month Left Before I Graduate
4/2/2014 1:10:58 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I will be a somewhat absent participant (as I have been these last few weeks but wanted to let you all know that I'm 'still' here behind the scenes....  Read more


South Beach Diet -- Phase 1.5, Day 9 -- things I'm noticing.
4/1/2014 8:45:42 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The weather has been SO lovely the past two days. I was exhausted yesterday from a bad night's sleep the night before, but today I woke up feeling not...  Read more


My Body is Finally Catching On.
4/1/2014 7:08:40 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Normally I go right at it, over do my training, and then break myself. Not this time. I am not focusing on weight loss, and YES I am gaining....  Read more


Licking My Wounds
4/1/2014 3:01:55 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Just got home from a little over a week of time away from endurance training. No internet access other than my iPhone, so I stayed away from Sparkpeop...  Read more


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