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So Excited!
7/28/2014 7:53:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Wow. That is all I can say. I went to a meeting of minds with Christian women about the retreat up north in Maine in September yesterday. It was l...  Read more


Race Report: Beaches Jazz 10K
7/28/2014 11:19:55 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday I ran in the Beaches Jazz 10K. It wasn't a great run for me. It's a bit discouraging that I think about running so much, and I put in a dece...  Read more


Esther the Wonder Pig
7/28/2014 11:14:06 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Wow! I met Esther the Wonder Pig's dads yesterday! Esther is an internet star....she was adopted by Scott and Derek, who were told she was a mini...  Read more


A Summer Bike Ride with pictures
7/26/2014 7:56:39 AM,  47 COMMENTS

Summer always looks so long and carefree, stretching out across the calendar when you hang your new one in January. Alas, when it actually gets here i...  Read more


I'm so vegan I get kale for my birthday!
7/25/2014 11:03:14 AM,  7 COMMENTS

One of my work friends brought me kale from her garden (and a vegan cupcake!) today. My birthday is on the weekend. I'll eat the cupcake but not the...  Read more


Long time no track
7/23/2014 9:47:00 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Let's try this again. Starting over for the --I could look it up but I'm not that eager to know how many times I've given up--Time. I have littl...  Read more


7/22/2014 7:30:18 PM,  6 COMMENTS

The last several days, I have consciously increasing my steps, and had a 6000, 7000, and two 5000 steps days. My interview went well, followed up...  Read more


Back on Track?
7/21/2014 10:09:15 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Ugh, I don't know why it's been so hard to keep myself on track. My fitbit is MIA most days (not literally -- I know exactly where it is, I just forge...  Read more


More walking
7/19/2014 8:06:46 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It started out relatively cool this morning at 59 degrees, but warmed up. After being out in the shaded sunshine, and walking around a lot, I had it a...  Read more


Making little goals
7/19/2014 6:55:10 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've never been one to make little goals. For example, I am treasurer of my church and we have had the opportunity to purchase two different propertie...  Read more


Setting out the fleece
7/18/2014 8:34:59 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Many of you who have known me over the last few years on here, know that I have gone through back injuries, and surgeries, and am finally on my way ba...  Read more


What the heck is a Burn Baby Burn Challenge Trophy?
7/16/2014 7:52:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Because I won one today...I don't even remember signing up for such a challenge! Today was a day of lost and found. Lulu and I went out for...  Read more


45 Day streak and 6 lbs in one year (since 8-2013)
7/15/2014 5:30:47 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I have been logging in, spinning the wheel, logging my food (mostly). The phone app helps me do this, and so nice that it coordinates with Fitbit to...  Read more


Regarding blogs I read today.
7/14/2014 10:40:44 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Today I read Sparkguy's blog where he talks about his new 10 minutes a day streak. It's the consistency that is important. Doing 10 minutes a day isn'...  Read more


Summer 2014
7/11/2014 10:47:17 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Good Morning! I was reading some of my old blogs andrealize that I haven't been very good about consistently writing about what's happening or no...  Read more


Putting it out there for everyone to see
7/10/2014 1:17:03 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Did you all notice that I changed my tracker? It used to be the one that tracked my fitness minutes and it really helped to motivate me. Because I am...  Read more


No mentor
7/3/2014 1:32:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm a shy person, so it's difficult for me to approach anyone. My husband is trying to get healthier too, so at least I have him to turn to....  Read more


Thirty-One Day Streak
7/1/2014 8:03:09 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It may not sound like much, but considering the past year, a thirty-one day streak is awesome. No, I haven't blogged, I have logged in every day, and...  Read more


Right Brain and Left Brain Make July Plans (well, LB does, anyway)
7/1/2014 7:09:44 AM,  16 COMMENTS

It's that time again - time to make my monthly resolutions. I'm pretty durn tired after the push of the past few weeks and the days at work in summert...  Read more


Race Report: Pride and Remembrance 5K
6/28/2014 8:41:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Hello! I ran in a 5K race today. It was for AIDS and LGBT charities and it was extra-festive this year because World Pride is here this year. 36...  Read more


raw vegan running heroes!
6/12/2014 8:47:46 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I met Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray last night! I've been hearing about them in the veg community for awhile...they're in their 60s an...  Read more


Itty Bitty Update on those Itty Bitty Bites
6/11/2014 6:46:11 AM,  18 COMMENTS

I've been at this project, trying to eat EVERYTHING, meals AND snacks, using itty bitty bites, for 15 days now. At first I did it with gritted determi...  Read more


June Resolutions and the Itty Bitty Bite Report (with pictures)
6/1/2014 12:44:09 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Oh la - June already. I want to shout "WAIT! STOP! I'm not done with May yet!" Only we don't get that chance. And it's not that I am not...  Read more


The buck stopped here
5/31/2014 12:34:53 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Literally! During my glorious walk this morning I detoured through a wooded meadow and almost ran into a buck. He didn't seem very afraid of me and...  Read more


Blog posts I want to read
5/31/2014 3:05:37 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Itís the final day of blog week! I wrote the kind of blog posts that I want to read, posts that examine oneís own behavior with an eye toward identif...  Read more


Check yourself
5/30/2014 1:15:04 AM,  7 COMMENTS

When we feel tired, frustrated, and overwhelmed, we try to push ourselves just a little harder so that we can finish, with the hope of alleviating our...  Read more


until further notice: CELEBRATE EVERYTHING!
5/29/2014 10:53:06 AM,  8 COMMENTS

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No such thing as a little ice cream
5/29/2014 2:06:22 AM,  9 COMMENTS

When people stop smoking or stop drinking alcohol, their success is measured by the fact that they have ceased to use those substances. If they smoke...  Read more


Exercise like your life depends on it
5/28/2014 1:25:44 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Itís Day 4 of Blog Week and my first day back at work, creating a constraint on the time available to compose my thoughts. Iíd guess that most p...  Read more


Derailed? How can you tell?
5/27/2014 5:14:21 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Hereís how you can tell if I am derailed from my healthy living habits Ö.. you donít see or hear from me much. I fade away into the woodwork, I doní...  Read more


Itty Bitty Steps
5/27/2014 6:55:27 AM,  120 COMMENTS

Whew. What a sweet long weekend of rest and sunshine, conversations and peacefulness. And indulgences. The scale is my friend this morning,...  Read more


A cookbook for the stuff in my kitchen
5/26/2014 11:43:34 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I canít say enough good things about a book I borrowed from the library, The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet, by Barbara Rolls (2012). I picked it up becaus...  Read more


Bike to Work Day
5/26/2014 9:34:51 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It's Bike to Work Day! I joined one of the group rides down to City Hall for breakfast, speeches and a bike fair. I feel so safe and visible riding in...  Read more


Gym rat?
5/25/2014 10:31:51 PM,  4 COMMENTS

When it comes to increasing my physical activity, one of the things Iíve discovered about myself is that I prefer precise information about what I am...  Read more


Hunkering down for a plateau
5/25/2014 1:08:45 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Itís officialówhen I weighed in this morning, I reached my 5% weight loss goal for the Spring 5% challenge! While I could optimistically pat mys...  Read more


Why I Read Your Blog
5/24/2014 8:47:09 AM,  59 COMMENTS

The BACK STORY: A year ago I reached my goal weight and weighed in at my Weight Watcher meeting within the goal range (2 lbs) for 9 fabulous mont...  Read more


minimalist running shoes?
5/22/2014 10:23:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Hello! I "need" new running shoes because my two beloved pair of New Balance shoes have really been working hard! I took a chance on buying these...  Read more


Let's streak!
5/21/2014 4:07:46 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Finally starting a decent streak going. I have logged in 10 days in a row. First time in a long time. It helps I can do it from my phone. I have a hea...  Read more


Race Report: Sporting Life 10K
5/20/2014 8:57:17 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hello! This race was last weekend. I didn't train properly. I was surprised when I started running, and throughout the race, at how great I felt! I fe...  Read more


Sailing on The Rivah
5/19/2014 6:33:28 AM,  21 COMMENTS

That's how it's pronounced down here - and in this part of Virginia, that usually means the Rappahannock River. Rappahannock is an old Powhatan word t...  Read more


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