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So, How ya Doin', Foot?
7/11/2014 4:18:59 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm doing a 5K tomorrow. I haven't run in a month. My foot feels better, but there are still times it aches. Tomorrow's run is a test. Last Wedne...  Read more


Update from the Middle
7/11/2014 1:35:27 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It's been a somewhat mixed week. It usually is when I try to get back to normal after a period of being "off track". Things around here are still sett...  Read more


it's friday
7/11/2014 9:29:41 AM,  10 COMMENTS

the weekend is finally here! yay! other than my allergies flaring up this morning, i am doing alright. meeting up with a friend of mine later this aft...  Read more


it's thursday
7/10/2014 10:51:54 AM,  7 COMMENTS

i will need to take a day off school to get the rest of some important errands done. i have applied to be a volunteer at a big event here next year an...  Read more


Swimming Update
7/9/2014 10:51:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, I graduated May 10, and here it is 2 months later and tonight I finally had my first good swim at my new gym! There are a few issues that I've h...  Read more


it's wednesday
7/9/2014 12:49:27 PM,  7 COMMENTS

i am taking a much needed break. worked on a personality assessment all morning at school. now i am catching up on some computer work. then i will tak...  Read more


7/9/2014 12:16:34 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Thankful for another day. Everything is going to be OK....  Read more


Today was a good day!
7/8/2014 11:59:30 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today was a good day!...  Read more


Day 240 - My First Half Marathon Training Session...
7/8/2014 10:48:57 PM,  0 COMMENTS

...nearly killed me. I'll admit, I'm not super in shape. I can barely run a mile on a flat surface. However, I found a Couch to Half Marathon tra...  Read more


a rainy day
7/8/2014 3:12:04 PM,  3 COMMENTS

had another great day of classes today! i am looking forward to the next day of classes tomorrow. my daughter is now in a day camp in the afternoons o...  Read more


It's Getting Better
7/8/2014 2:55:39 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I recently noticed that the club's pool schedule has changed for the summer. The lap pool is available at 4:30 p.m. every day, so I can swim after wor...  Read more


Vacation - Not Really
7/8/2014 1:54:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've had some much needed time off from work! Unfortunately, I didn't go to some spectacular vacation spot. We have had family visit from China - bu...  Read more


So many things going on!
7/8/2014 6:29:40 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Life is crazy of my own making. I'm planning a house build, a winter holiday to New Zealand, a HUGE survey at work and returning to college classes in...  Read more


Good To Know
7/7/2014 9:20:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

A couple weeks ago, I had a cool experience. One of the personal trainers at the gym I work at was picking his son up from child care, and as he was p...  Read more


Of course you hurt, it's supposed to hurt. So keep pedalling!
7/7/2014 6:49:45 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Part 1: A Bicycle is a Unicycle with a Training Wheel When I was 14 years-old I decided I wanted to work on my balance. I bought a Schwinn unicy...  Read more


Day 239 - Two Week Streak And A Half Marathon!
7/7/2014 4:43:43 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I keep being continually amazed at how simple living healthier is when you set your mind to it. Now, I say 'simple' and not 'easy' because these past...  Read more


a lovely day
7/7/2014 4:18:31 PM,  4 COMMENTS

first day of classes went well for me. i am really going to enjoy these classes. i will make full use of all that is offered to me while i am there. m...  Read more


Day 238 - A Purge And A Splurge
7/6/2014 10:55:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm feeling pretty good today. I'm in a wonderful mood and I can really feel my body and mind making a shift in how they think, act, and feel. My body...  Read more


it's sunday
7/6/2014 3:33:55 PM,  7 COMMENTS

i had a great start to my day. then i had to quickly change my plans and my stomach decided it was not settling down after lunch. so i had to quickly...  Read more


Day Eleven: I Cheated a Bit
7/6/2014 2:33:59 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Nine days without sweets, and then I slipped a bit last night. Actually, I'm not going to call it slipping. I spent the day exhausted. Even with...  Read more


Day 237 - I Ran A Mile! Feeling The Spark And Feeling Good
7/5/2014 9:32:26 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It took me 13 minutes to complete but I finally ran a mile! Technically I ran it in 12:59 but who's counting? I'm pretty excited right now. Toda...  Read more


It's the Weekend!
7/5/2014 12:57:14 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So thankful to see another Saturday! Spending the day being healthy and then relaxing. Sharpening the saw to ready myself for next week....  Read more


Heart rate
7/5/2014 10:12:08 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm very, very out of shape. Within the last few months I've lost 55 pounds, ,but I still have 82 left to go. I started a C25K program (again), but...  Read more


it's saturday
7/5/2014 9:44:26 AM,  9 COMMENTS

another sunny day here today! woo hoo! have not yet decided on plans for the day. i will decide as i go. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doi...  Read more


Day 236 - Annoyed With Myself
7/4/2014 10:23:29 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm in a grumpy mood tonight and I don't know why. If I had to take a guess I would say it's because my apartment is a mess right now and desperately...  Read more


it's friday!
7/4/2014 9:15:36 AM,  4 COMMENTS

another week is coming to a close. i have decided to go with my first choice of a place to live. it is more affordable for me and i will have the priv...  Read more


Day 235 - Day 10 Of My Streak And Still Going Strong!
7/3/2014 10:48:48 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So I have to admit, I was a bit lazy today and skipped the exercise. I just wasn't feeling it and so I didn't force myself. Tomorrow I'll definitely g...  Read more


I can see the future again!
7/3/2014 5:58:53 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Now that I'm settled, I'm back to making plans. I leave for a beach vacation on July 25th. I'm going to take the rest of the month until then to get b...  Read more


a sunny day
7/3/2014 10:19:38 AM,  7 COMMENTS

i may have found a place to live. i will check and see where it is and if it is still available. once i have that information, i can go and see it. it...  Read more


Day Eight: Another Pound Gone
7/3/2014 8:11:17 AM,  0 COMMENTS

As of today, I've gone eight days without any sweets. I've lost a total of 3 pounds so far, and I feel wonderful. Yesterday was rough. My daught...  Read more


Woot! Birthday time!
7/2/2014 11:19:50 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Not mine, the Mister's. But that means cake and lasagna. I'm making spinach veggie lasagna tonight and picking up a Japanese cake on the way home. I l...  Read more


Day 234 (Continued) - Feeling A Lot Better
7/2/2014 9:35:38 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The weather finally cleared up enough that I could get some exercise in. It's been storming here the past few days. The bad weather plus working from...  Read more


My Belly Is Full of Blech
7/2/2014 7:03:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Over the last month or so, I've been working on my diet. I've slacked off on obsessively logging foods. I'm paying a lot of attention to the quality o...  Read more


Day 234 - Day 9 Of My Streak And Am I Getting Anywhere?
7/2/2014 4:32:43 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've successfully completed 8 days of my newest streak of healthy eating. While I'm still eating quite a few processed foods, I am staying within my r...  Read more


Ok July, Let's Do This!
7/2/2014 1:57:07 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm back to Spark! I moved into my new house on Monday and spent yesterday cleaning my old house. Today I'm back to work and struggling to find a new...  Read more


a new day
7/2/2014 10:24:56 AM,  9 COMMENTS

i spent the day outdoors yesterday with my daughter. it was soo worth it! now i am dealing with a sunburn on my arms and on my lower legs. i am extra...  Read more


Awesome lunch today!
7/1/2014 12:19:58 AM,  3 COMMENTS

We tried a new grocery store the other day, not as easy to drive to (lots of traffic down a one-way street) but it's only a train stop and a few block...  Read more


Day Five with No Sweets: Progress Report
6/30/2014 9:52:32 AM,  0 COMMENTS

It's the beginning of day five with no sweets. My pants are a bit looser (YAY!!!!), and the headaches are gone. I'm getting more creative about...  Read more


another month is coming to a close
6/30/2014 9:31:26 AM,  8 COMMENTS

it is the last day of june. tomorrow, a new month starts. got a bit frustrated the other day over what i still have to do to get where i want to be in...  Read more


Manic Monday
6/30/2014 8:09:03 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Let's do it! Every day is a gift. Unwrap its potential....  Read more


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