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    2/10/2016 8:42:27 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Today is Ash Wednesday, the traditional day to give up excesses. I have been very bad lately about diet and exercise and have chosen today to ge... Read more

  • Giving up rock climbing for now

    2/9/2016 10:40:59 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Ugh, this doesn't make me happy but due to my shoulder getting hurt (I'd rant about my husband not putting things away properly but would it h... Read more


    2/9/2016 8:52:14 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It is the last day I will allow myself any over indulgences. Mainly because I had leftovers from my party on Sunday. I even gave most of the fo... Read more

  • Great day for a hike

    2/8/2016 8:54:22 PM, by TIKITAMI

    What a beautiful day for a hike! We headed out right after work so we could use as much of the daylight as we could and get at least 90 mins in. ... Read more


    2/8/2016 12:16:10 PM, by TODDERICKV

    Mardi Gras was in full effect this weekend. I went to two parties and had a Super Bowl party. it was a lot of fun. Now, I need to try to tone ... Read more

  • Why did I start my day with ice cream?!

    2/7/2016 2:18:49 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I would love to say I had a stressful night and tiredness took over. I've love to say I was strapped to a chair and force fed ice cream in order ... Read more


    2/7/2016 1:48:57 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It was sunny and warm today. I rode my bike to my first Mardi Gras party. It was a small group of my very good friends. There was lots of delici... Read more


    2/6/2016 2:52:52 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I went to my favorite local bar. My friends Molly and Stu went to City Hall today to get married. They just got engaged right before Christmas. ... Read more


    2/5/2016 6:37:33 PM, by TODDERICKV

    This is a big weekend in St. Louis. Our Mardi Gras is the second largest in the USA. I probably won't go to the parades, but I have two parties... Read more

  • You can do anything, you just have to believe

    2/4/2016 2:55:30 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I'm super excited about my goal to run the marathon on the Great Wall of China in 2018 and decided it was time to share the goal with all of m... Read more


    2/4/2016 9:21:32 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I am having a hard time staying on track this week. I am getting in my exercise, but I am overeating a little bit at night. I think it is becau... Read more


    2/3/2016 8:28:57 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I got myself back on track yesterday and I feel so much better. I just wish that I did not have constand aches and pains in my legs, feet, and j... Read more


    2/2/2016 9:00:09 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I had a rough weekend, food-wise. Today, I am prepared and ready for a successful day. I am constantly in pain from joints and body aches. I p... Read more


    2/1/2016 6:07:23 PM, by TODDERICKV

    I binged way too much this weekend which overflowed to today. I did not have a normal Monday and when my routine is disrupted, I do not forget w... Read more

  • I didn't give things up, I just traded them

    2/1/2016 4:19:26 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Someone asked me if I missed my old life a few days ago and that really got me thinking. This morning as I looked out at the amazing view from my... Read more


    1/31/2016 1:25:05 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I did a lot of exercising today. The weather was beautiful. My friend Nancy and I rode for about two hours today. It was about sixty degrees. ... Read more

  • A feel good kinda day

    1/30/2016 11:36:17 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Today was just one of those feel good kinda days. Lots of running around, family time, a run in the cold rain and made time to bake bread and hom... Read more


    1/30/2016 2:32:45 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Today was a lot of fun. After work, I came home and did 60 minutes of strength training, had dinner, took a long bike ride, went to a friend's ph... Read more


    1/29/2016 10:12:10 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I weighed myself this morning and I am only three pounds away from my weight before holidays. I am going to try to stay super motivated and hope... Read more

  • The great Escape

    1/28/2016 1:52:23 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Last night the trainers who do my boot camp with put together an outing for some of their regular clients, I love that they do they do team bu... Read more


    1/28/2016 8:44:08 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It is the end of January in St. Louis, MO and we are going to have sixty degree temperatures this weekend. Do not get me wrong, I love it, becau... Read more

  • Never trust a simple boot camp

    1/27/2016 1:23:12 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Last night when I got home from boot camp I said to my husband, "I'm not sure if I'm just building up endurance or that was just an easier cla... Read more


    1/27/2016 8:38:48 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I am feeling pretty good about exercise and food intake. I am getting in at least 120 minutes of exercise everyday and enjoying it. Well, the s... Read more


    1/26/2016 8:42:42 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Well, I am only a few pounds from my pre-holiday weight. I was about 303 before Thanksgiving and now I am 307. I am really hoping to break 300 ... Read more

  • Let's go further

    1/25/2016 8:22:42 PM, by TIKITAMI

    When my husband got home from work today he opened the door to see me sitting on the bench putting my runners on, dressed in my running gear. ... Read more


    1/25/2016 9:47:36 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I was so happy that I got to take a bike ride yesterday. It was sunny and nearly fifty degrees. I took it to the bike shop and got my seat adju... Read more

  • I need a break from the weekend

    1/24/2016 10:02:52 PM, by TIKITAMI

    It was a busy weekend but a fun one, lots of time with the little ones. It started yesterday when my daughter needed me to look after the girl... Read more


    1/24/2016 12:45:53 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I am not sure why, but I was really tempted to eat some crappy food. I persevered and stood strong. I am not quite sure why I felt so tempted tod... Read more


    1/23/2016 12:57:31 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Last day of work this week. I came home, exercised 120 minutes today, caught up on dvr, met some friends out, and stuck to food plan. Food and ... Read more


    1/22/2016 9:07:38 AM, by TODDERICKV

    This week went very quickly. We had a holiday, a snow day, and I was busy the other days. I am still trying to work off the weight I gained ove... Read more

  • Trying new things

    1/21/2016 7:37:12 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Part of getting healthy has been trying new things. Not just foods and exercise but moving outside of my norm for date activities with my husb... Read more


    1/21/2016 11:10:31 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I had my snow day and now I am back to work. It makes for a very short week, since I was off Monday. I finally weighed myself, and I am still a... Read more

  • A hiking we will go, a hiking we will go

    1/20/2016 10:04:20 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I was so excited that my husband agreed to hiking today that I got dressed straight into my hiking clothes so that at the end of the work day I'd... Read more


    1/20/2016 8:58:42 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I got a phone call at 5am this morning telling me no school. I slept in a little bit. Just had breakfast and going to start some workouts in a b... Read more


    1/19/2016 11:59:26 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Yesterday, I did not even leave my house. I watched movies, worked out with weights a total of 120 minutes, and ate my healthy planned meals. M... Read more

  • Just when you figure it out someone moves the wall....litterally

    1/19/2016 10:10:46 AM, by TIKITAMI

    Last night at rock climbing I noticed immediately that every wall was reconfigured. No more being able to stick with the routes I was used to,... Read more

  • Nice try...but no

    1/18/2016 12:02:12 PM, by TIKITAMI

    My husband flopped on the bed beside me and sighed. "I'm confused." "Yes, but you're pretty so it's ok." The growl informed me ... Read more


    1/18/2016 10:10:23 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It has finally gotten really cold here. I woke up to a light dusting of snow. I was going to ride my bike about 45 minutes each way to movie the... Read more


    1/17/2016 12:29:16 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I rode a long way to an ice carnival and met friends. We walked around a bit and looked at dome ice sculptures and people dressed up like charact... Read more


    1/16/2016 9:41:08 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It was Friday and I actually stayed in. I toyed with a few ideas of places to go and people to meet, but decided to stay home, exercise, and catc... Read more

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