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  • LAST DAY IN CHICAGO

    8/2/2015 4:49:00 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I did not get out of bed until after 1pm today! I was a little hungover but not too bad. I went to my friend Kelly's high rise condo. She is in... Read more

  • BLOATED

    8/1/2015 3:51:29 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I had a pretty good day with lots of walking and site-seeing. We went to a Brazilian restaurant and I ate so much grilled meat. It was so good th... Read more

  • One step two steps....holy crow look where we got to!

    7/31/2015 10:47:05 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Lately my focus has been on strength training. I'm finding it much slower than building up cardiovascular. As I inch towards goals I like to l... Read more

  • HOP ON HOP OFF

    7/31/2015 10:59:39 AM, by TODDERICKV

    We too hop on and off bus yesterday. What a rip off $39 dollars for 24 hours. I don't know how anyone would get their money's worth. It was a go... Read more

  • Looking for advice on a Fitbit

    7/30/2015 5:59:25 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I'd love to hear some feedback on which Fitbit people have and what they like and don't like about them. I'm having a really hard time decidin... Read more

  • New day, time to work out

    7/30/2015 1:27:29 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This morning I got up and decided to do a mini boot camp at home before work. I alternated between 2 mins running on the treadmill and then sw... Read more

  • DRIVING AND CRYING

    7/30/2015 11:18:18 AM, by TODDERICKV

    My drive to Chicago was pleasant until I got to city. There was so much traffic and I thought my bladder was going to explode. I felt like a Hoo... Read more

  • Woke up in a mood?

    7/29/2015 12:25:00 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Some days we just wake up in "one of those moods". Today was mine and man and I am bitchy! It started last night when we had friends over... Read more

  • CHICAGO

    7/29/2015 9:10:21 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Dentist said I have a cavity in an unusual place near a nerve. He plugged it but still having some pain today. The next step is a root canal. ... Read more

  • DENTIST

    7/28/2015 9:13:44 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I am going to dentist today because I have been having sensitivity in my teeth. I hope it gets sorted out before I leave for Chicago tomorrow. ... Read more

  • Have there always been muscles there?!

    7/27/2015 1:09:46 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Yesterday and today my back hurts, it's a good hurt though. It's a you carried 50 pound weights up a hill and hopped over hurdles hurt. It's a... Read more

  • SUNDAY FUN DAY

    7/27/2015 11:25:16 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I had a nice weekend with friends. We rode bikes, had brunch, and went to a swap meet. Later in the evening, I went to my dad's house to spend ... Read more

  • Positive attitude

    7/26/2015 4:48:51 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Yesterday I heard my trainer repeat over and over to people as we ran the course. "Don't focus on what you WILL be able to do one day, f... Read more

  • BACK FROM EUROPE

    7/26/2015 1:32:58 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I have been back from my European trip for almost a week now. The trip was wonderful. I think Romania was my favorite place. My dad was in the h... Read more

  • Hello monkey bars, we meet again

    7/25/2015 4:46:09 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Today was day two of boot camp. I had set a goal for this time to be able to make at least one of the uphill monkey bars. Goal met! I was able... Read more

  • Hiking up to the Abbey (lots of pics)

    7/21/2015 11:20:26 AM, by TIKITAMI

    It took three tries but we finally found the path to the Abbey and it was a great hike to get there. 5.5KM round trip, 2 hours and quite... Read more

  • Why are we our own worst critics?

    7/20/2015 5:35:02 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This morning I had posted a blog with a photo of my newest outfit. I'm excited about being completely out of size 16 and no more extra large. I b... Read more

  • Afternoon hike - new fastest pace

    7/18/2015 8:09:43 PM, by TIKITAMI

    It was a beautiful afternoon so when my husband got home from work we immediately headed out for a hike. We got about half an hour in when we ... Read more

  • This takes more than a day?!

    7/17/2015 6:23:55 PM, by TIKITAMI

    "I still can't do a chin up" "I can see why you are panicking, after all you did start using your bar a whole day ago." "Thank you f... Read more

  • Chin up bar installed

    7/16/2015 10:25:38 PM, by TIKITAMI

    My chin up bar is up in my office, my new weights are added to the rest, sitting beside my stepper, my tension bands and yoga mat. Never in my... Read more

  • I want a BLT!

    7/15/2015 5:03:47 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Today for lunch I decided I wanted to use up some of the leftover bacon from our BBQ this weekend and decided a yummy indulgence would be a BL... Read more

  • Slow it ok, doesn't mean you aren't succeeding

    7/14/2015 1:01:22 PM, by TIKITAMI

    When we first set up our trackers we set a weight loss goal. Apparently I was going to lose the 150 pounds that I needed to by last month. I t... Read more

  • ouchies

    7/12/2015 3:54:46 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Lose 100 pounds - check Run 5K races - check Sign up for a Spartan race - check Do a bootcamp that will leave you feeling like ... Read more

  • Food coma

    7/8/2015 11:01:39 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This afternoon I just wanted to slip into a food coma. It happens, life gets hectic and old habits want to rear their ugly heads. I tried to a... Read more

  • Busiest downtime ever

    7/7/2015 1:57:51 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This week I've got a lot of planning and safe guarding to do. I had booked off a couple of days so I could relax, doesn't look like there will... Read more

  • Let's do something different!

    7/6/2015 11:32:04 AM, by TIKITAMI

    Friday I turned to my husband and said I wanted to do something different this weekend, try something we've never done before. If nothing else... Read more

  • JET LAG

    7/3/2015 6:54:10 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I don't usually get jet lag but I have it now. I set the alarm for 8am to go to a spa, turned off alarm and got up at 1230pm! I am going to show... Read more

  • Things change

    7/2/2015 5:13:12 PM, by TIKITAMI

    When I first started on here and I'd read what people ate I was a little embarrassed and in disbelief. The embarrassment came from looking at ... Read more

  • LOTS OF SITE-SEEING

    7/2/2015 2:15:31 PM, by TODDERICKV

    I got a pass for a hop on and off bus today. I went to a nice park and saw some monuments and museums, hopped back on for castle district and gre... Read more

  • BUDAPEST

    7/1/2015 12:08:46 PM, by TODDERICKV

    I made it, barely. I almost missed my last flight. I need to get a bite to eat and will settle in tonight. I will plan tomorrow's outings.... Read more

  • CHECKING OUT

    6/30/2015 12:29:49 AM, by TODDERICKV

    My dad was released from hospital. They thought it was his heart but his heart is fine. All of his labs are fine. I think it is depression/anxie... Read more

  • I'm not that woman anymore

    6/29/2015 3:27:04 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I was flipping through old photos this morning when I came across this one taken 6 years ago, I would have been approximately 310 pounds. ... Read more

  • BASEBALL GAME

    6/29/2015 12:48:27 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I went to see the Cardinals versus Cubs game tonight. It didn't start until 8pm, then in the middle of the second inning a rain delay, and it st... Read more

  • WHAT A DAY

    6/28/2015 11:56:49 PM, by TODDERICKV

    I rode my bike to meet a bunch of friends at the gay pride parade. My dad called and told me he needed to go to hospital. My sister-in-law took h... Read more

  • Remember when weekends meant relaxing?

    6/28/2015 4:47:39 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This weekend was fun, it was busy, it seems weekends have become that now. I successfully navigated a family BBQ, opting for salads and ... Read more

  • HISTORIC DAY

    6/27/2015 1:30:17 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It was crazy waking up this morning and seeing the news about gay marriage on Facebook. I never understood how it was even an issue. According t... Read more

  • BACK HOME

    6/26/2015 11:58:51 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I finally got back to my place. I unpacked, went through mail, and caught up on some shows. Luckily, I only have pretty healthy things to eat at ... Read more

  • Lunchtime dash

    6/25/2015 4:38:17 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I hadn't prepared a lunch for today and I quickly ran from my office to the kitchen to grab something to eat at my desk. I opened the fridge a... Read more

  • FAREWELL AND HELLO

    6/25/2015 12:27:02 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I left NYC today. My cousin and I went to Brooklyn Heights and walked along the promenade. It was a beautiful day and nice end to my week in the ... Read more

  • LAST DAY IN NYC

    6/24/2015 10:34:27 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Yesterday, we went to DUMBO area of Brooklyn to meet some friends of my cousin for lunch. We walked around the area and got some nice pics of Man... Read more

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