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Weekend activity
8/22/2014 9:39:11 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So, this weekend is the annual "event" in our local Amtgard world. Amtgard is a Live Action Role Playing game where you establish a "persona" and dre...  Read more


8/21/2014 9:35:07 PM,  3 COMMENTS

just need to well blog about all the stuff in my head..... kettle bells are awesome. so happy i found them in the garage and gave them a try. th...  Read more


Work Tension
8/20/2014 9:09:17 PM,  11 COMMENTS

This morning at work, the tension was so thick you could almost cut it with a knife. By this afternoon, it had subsided somewhat. There is still a l...  Read more


the bells rung day 2
8/20/2014 8:50:57 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I got up and did those kettlebells again. They made my heart pump and my ears ring....At least I didn't actually get my bell rung. Nothing broken on...  Read more


How do you blog about something you can't blog about?
8/19/2014 7:40:18 PM,  14 COMMENTS

It was a rough day at work. Suffice it to say there was drama. 90% of the time, I love my job. Today was one of those days in the 10%. On the...  Read more


Mini Blog - Kettlebells day 1
8/19/2014 6:54:43 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I started with the kettle bell today. I did not break the TV as I imagined I would. I did not break a window or for that matter anything 198 . I...  Read more


New Scale Blues.. Like Blue Suede Shoes, Only More Blue!
8/19/2014 11:10:18 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yikes! My old scale was getting pretty... old. No matter how well you clean it, something that lives on the floor of a bathroom for a decade just...  Read more


starting week 7....
8/18/2014 8:57:19 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I managed to get all my planned exercise in. We cooked up a storm this past weekend. Lots of leftovers to get us through a good part of the week. I...  Read more


Blogging for Points
8/18/2014 2:03:42 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Yes. Guilty as charged. I am blogging for points. I have nothing to blog about today. 334...  Read more


Back to Back Bike Rides
8/18/2014 7:25:37 AM,  11 COMMENTS

So, this weekend, I was at my sister's house, hanging out cuz I had stuff to do in Lincoln. Specifically, we (my son, his dad and myself) needed to m...  Read more


Boyfriend issues
8/17/2014 12:31:28 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Let me start by saying I love my boyfriend/fiance! With all my heart! We have been together for nearly 3 years. He loves me so much that he paid...  Read more


So long, farewell, aufvedersehen, good night.....
8/16/2014 10:08:57 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Well, I no longer have the time, or the band width, to stay with spark people. I hope my busy days will lead to gainful employment, but the last few...  Read more


8/15/2014 3:45:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It's Friday! What are your plans for the weekend? My plans: Friday: Work. Shop. Go to the Gym. Go to the movies with my boyfriend....  Read more


26 lbs Down!
8/14/2014 4:09:42 PM,  4 COMMENTS

244 224 So happy to have the weight coming off. It's coming off slowly, but at least the scale is moving in the right direction. Tomorrow I st...  Read more


Lunch at Red Lobster
8/13/2014 11:18:24 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I had lunch today at Red Lobster. I ordered Calamari, the Stuffed Flounder - which came with a salad and one side. I chose green beans. I had de...  Read more


Exhaustion….but the habits are still there…yearly evaluation
8/13/2014 6:54:35 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It’s the 6th week since I reset. I have instituted a baby step program. Slowly but surely I am kicking the lazy monster’s B-U-T-T….. I get up do my...  Read more


Ups and Downs
8/13/2014 6:34:39 PM,  8 COMMENTS

This past weekend, I got to spend time with this cutie-patootie. Sunday, she about wore me out! She is very adept at climbing, running and genera...  Read more


For Robin Williams
8/13/2014 8:36:44 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Like many, I was stunned when I heard of Robin Williams' suicide. Not only was the man among the funniest, brightest comedic stars, but that manic ene...  Read more


Alexis Bailey Winery day.
8/10/2014 6:44:19 PM,  19 COMMENTS

My husband and I decided to pack a picnic lunch and go to a local winery today. They have live music every Sunday in July and August and they also hav...  Read more


8/10/2014 10:54:13 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm taking the day off from working out. I woke with a headache. I'm in pain from the past 2 days of work outs. I may do some cardio in the afterno...  Read more


Reflection on the week
8/10/2014 9:29:17 AM,  11 COMMENTS

So, last week I set 2 goals: 1- Exercise at least 10 min in ADDITION to work activity 2- Get to bed on time (no later than 9pm) every night ...  Read more


Dinner Time!
8/9/2014 8:13:41 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have discovered the diversity of cooking with Balsamic Vinegar. Tonight, I baked chicken. I made a basting sauce with equal parts (1/2 cup) of...  Read more


JEFit IPhone fitness app - revisited
8/7/2014 11:16:16 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm a week into using JEFit for my workouts. I am using the "JEFit example workout" for strength training. Yesterday was arms and back day. Here...  Read more


8/7/2014 7:51:25 AM,  8 COMMENTS

One of my facebook friends posted this, and I am finding it helpful in putting each new day into perspective. Each and every day is a gift, and...  Read more


Week 5 – habits forming.....
8/6/2014 3:03:33 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well it has been getting easier to wake up in the morning, but some days it is difficult to get out of bed. I need to work on getting into bed a litt...  Read more


Back to school
8/6/2014 12:44:30 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm so glad it is back to school time! I'm a teacher and have been in trainings all week and I'm loving it. I thrive on the more set schedule of my da...  Read more


Triggers and Cravings
8/6/2014 11:59:59 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I am a substance abuse counselor as a trade. I teach addicts and alcoholics many skills. One of the skills I teach is how to cope with triggers and cr...  Read more


Rest Day?
8/4/2014 5:35:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I woke up with an excruciating headache today. I've stayed in bed all day. Taking Aleve for relief. No workout today. Just rest. My eating...  Read more


8/4/2014 1:22:06 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Although I have been trying to eat more whole foods, especially fruits and veggies, I have not been tracking my food and I have not been tracking my e...  Read more


Day 1 - Again
8/4/2014 7:16:32 AM,  11 COMMENTS

So, yesterday I set some goals. I missed my bedtime goal yesterday. I had a phone call from a good friend, and hadn't talked to her in such a long t...  Read more


Over doing it!
8/3/2014 8:15:17 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Food. My weakness. I started off the day with a protein shake (Pure Protein brand) and an Atkins Cinnamon Bun bar. Which is deicious! Today wa...  Read more


Jen, YOU are WORTH it
8/3/2014 9:58:05 AM,  15 COMMENTS

I will be typing this blog through the tears. You see, I am up 5 lbs since the first of last month, 9 lbs from my "low" weight. I blogged yesterday...  Read more


Invest in Clothes that Fit
8/2/2014 10:43:40 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I just bought new jeans from "Woman Within", size 16w (down from 18). I wore them to the mall and then tried on a pair of Lee Classic Fit size 16m (m...  Read more


Frustrating co-worker
8/2/2014 6:55:08 PM,  11 COMMENTS

So, it has been over a week and Ms. Negativity has hardly spoken to me. I have adopted the attitude that I cannot control how she feels, and that is...  Read more


I made it..
8/2/2014 11:04:39 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I made it to my goal..1 pound at a time. now the real work starts..keeping it off and toning....  Read more


A New IPhone app
8/1/2014 1:21:55 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I decided to change up my workouts. I downloaded an IPhone app called JEFit. It has workouts to download for all levels of workouts - beginner, interm...  Read more


Building Good Habits
8/1/2014 1:28:59 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I haven't been able to do my usual activities/exercises due to poor air quality ( 2 major forest fires in my area) and high heat & humidity. Fo...  Read more


I should be crazy by now
7/30/2014 10:25:38 PM,  11 COMMENTS

This evening, I had a counseling appointment. You see, I had one last week, on Tuesday. I didn't get a reminder call, and with driving to ND, and th...  Read more


This weather
7/30/2014 6:57:41 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Wow! I'm so loving this cool weather in July! Hot weather is hard on me, so this is great. Today was active rest-a 20 minute 1 mile walk while it was...  Read more


Don't worry, be happy
7/30/2014 3:01:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I just saw the most amazing post of Face Book. The young woman has started a campaign: No Body Shame more


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