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What a July this has been!
7/31/2014 4:17:39 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Since July 3, I've had our 4yo Grandson in my charge. He returned home with his father today, and My Darling Groom and I are feeling the emptiness in...  Read more


quick post
7/30/2014 3:54:14 PM,  5 COMMENTS

hi everybody--just a quickie--my mom had her surgery Monday and crashed in the recovery room. she has spent a very tough couple days and I have basic...  Read more


Back from extended vacation and ready to tackle my goals!
7/29/2014 2:43:33 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I read the "Back On Track" challenge for August, and I am all in! I am so ready to get back into my healthy lifestyle. July has just zapped my progres...  Read more


Summer sickies, and a derailed training week
7/29/2014 10:36:31 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So, my eight month old son gave me a summer bug of sorts...days long fever, chills, and this crazy amount of fatigue and lethargy. He came away with...  Read more


Recommitting Again and Again
7/28/2014 3:16:38 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Itís been a crazy couple of weeks with festivals, no cell coverage and so no phone tracker, weird sleep schedules, and so much walking that the mornin...  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


Ups and Downs
7/27/2014 10:55:42 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The Ups are that I'm being really consistent with the 100 days programme I'm doing in the Linda Spangle Weight Loss team - which is a daily lesson in...  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


lemon chicken and lemon pasta
7/25/2014 7:35:04 AM,  5 COMMENTS

hi! adakara asked for these recipes: the lemon chicken is simple--chicken breast cut into tenders, good olive oil and lemon juice. salt and pepper...  Read more


friday--the thursday that wasn't
7/25/2014 7:05:35 AM,  7 COMMENTS

good morning everybody! yesterday was just a very strange day. started off flying around to get ready for my garden tour. had to take shambles t...  Read more


7/24/2014 11:21:51 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Drink a glass of water. Focus on my breath....  Read more


Shorts & T
7/24/2014 4:06:12 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The weather is just gorgeous here at the moment - hot and summery every day (it won't last, it never does in the UK!). I'm on 2 days off work -...  Read more


wednesday--cooler morning!
7/23/2014 7:12:00 AM,  3 COMMENTS

yep--it rained last night--which we needed, and this morning is cool and comfy. getting ready today for the garden group that is supposed to show up...  Read more


tuesday--gonna be a HOT day!
7/22/2014 7:06:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

good morning everybody! today the temp is supposed to get up to around 90--planning to grout my birdhouses today, and work on my daylilies a little....  Read more


My first post-pregnancy 5k, weekend setbacks, and future goals
7/21/2014 12:32:07 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Saturday morning, I was frantically driving around in the backwoods of Stark County trying to find the damned race. A month ago, it seemed like SUCH...  Read more


monday--great visit from a friend
7/21/2014 6:56:02 AM,  2 COMMENTS

good morning everyone! the weekend was a full and busy one. Saturday a very dear friend I haven't seen in awhile stopped by for a visit. hayden is...  Read more


Upper body cardio suggestions???
7/20/2014 11:12:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I was put into a cam boot for the next 6 -8 weeks and am looking for ideas for types of cardio that I can do. I'm a little worried that even with wat...  Read more


It wasn't a failure after all
7/19/2014 1:42:00 AM,  7 COMMENTS

A couple of weeks back, I made some sunflower 'cheeze' which I blogged about and said it hadn't worked out. But I divided that pate into three pots a...  Read more


7/18/2014 7:25:18 AM,  5 COMMENTS

good morning--didn't realize I haven't blogged since Tuesday. not even sure what happened to Wednesday. hopefully I logged my running miles--will ha...  Read more


getting stronger/getting easier
7/18/2014 3:16:31 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I've been doing a short cardio routine every other morning for two weeks - I never look forward to it, but I feel pleased with myself after I've done...  Read more


7/15/2014 6:52:00 AM,  4 COMMENTS

good morning everybody! its a beautiful cool morning here--we missed the rain yesterday so I will have to water today. rob came home and mowed--so t...  Read more


Baggy Trousers?
7/14/2014 10:09:45 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today I just noticed that a lot of my clothes are actually baggy.................. that isn't because I've lost loads of weight, but because I've chos...  Read more


7/14/2014 6:59:32 AM,  3 COMMENTS

good morning everyone. got my running clothes on--going to (hopefully) run mon, tues and wed to get caught up for this week. 2 miles today then 3 an...  Read more


cutest puppy EVER
7/13/2014 8:10:09 PM,  9 COMMENTS

hi everyone--yesterday was a long and very fun day. the drive to springfield and back took about 10 hours total. we spent another couple hours at th...  Read more


Lazy Sunday Afternoon
7/13/2014 1:55:46 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I was so blissed to have Sunday afternoon off! I've been doing such long work days lately and it doesn't look like easing up any day soon! My fr...  Read more


2014 Mid-Way
7/11/2014 4:48:09 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It is time for the half year assessment. Letís look at how things are going: 1) Intuitive eating: a. I am thicker and heavier than I was at the en...  Read more


7/11/2014 6:57:33 AM,  5 COMMENTS

good morning everybody! today is going to be cool and lovely. going to run my 3 miles and then its home for weeding, watering etc. I have a whole s...  Read more


7/10/2014 6:40:02 AM,  2 COMMENTS

good morning--hope everyone is having a great day. gardening on the agenda for today--got more weeding done, and even a little hybridizing. geari...  Read more


Cocktails, Mocktails!
7/9/2014 12:03:57 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I had a desire for a long, cool, summery cocktail today - so I made myself a lovely drink by squeezing an orange, adding some mint leaves, and topping...  Read more


7/9/2014 7:08:57 AM,  5 COMMENTS

hi everyone--well--I am relieved to say the cat came back! late this morning I was out looking over my flowers and there under a clump of daylilies w...  Read more


Sweet Sources
7/9/2014 4:59:31 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I saw this on twitter and thought I'd share with with my Spark friends!...  Read more


whew--what a week! finally catching up
7/8/2014 7:00:14 AM,  4 COMMENTS

hi everybody! sorry I didn't respond to anyone last week--I couldn't. rob was on vacation and looking forward to having some down time to relax and...  Read more


wake up call
7/8/2014 12:41:48 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I needed to be up early today to prepare for a presentation I am doing at work, so I set my alarm clock for 5.30am. 128 At 4.30am I was awoken b...  Read more


My SPAT, Bodymedia, and Garmin Forerunner 305
7/7/2014 1:35:08 PM,  9 COMMENTS

The Spark Activity Tracker's system for uploading our stats from our devices to Spark, has not been functioning for several days now. I have continued...  Read more


So, that happened. (A confessional of a food addict.)
7/7/2014 10:59:18 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I tracked calories and watched what I ate for a grand itty bitty total of four days. And then, the holiday weekend hit me. It started when a co...  Read more


OMG cardio.............
7/7/2014 3:43:09 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I woke, a bit reluctantly, at about 7am this morning (having got to bed after midnight) - and thought 'oh, no, I've got to get up and do my exercise r...  Read more


Reality Check
7/6/2014 2:30:15 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Wow! I got up 30 mins earlier today so that I could do half an hour of yoga before I go to work. I am much stiffer than I realised - oh my good...  Read more


What's my plan?
7/5/2014 9:06:12 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Today I am being challenged to consider whether I am truly committed to my weight-loss, maintenance, health and fitness journey.................... an...  Read more


1GT #100
7/4/2014 4:27:51 AM,  8 COMMENTS

248 Today's 1 Good Thing was reaching #100 and sticking with this right through to the end! I'm off to work today, until tomorrow - so won't b...  Read more


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