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  • We'll just go for a short run, really, no really, I promise..

    7/26/2016 12:42:43 AM, by TIKITAMI

    Today I decided to do a short run, an easier one. Just a quiet run along the lake. Skipping almost, birds frolicking around me, you know...fantas... Read more

  • I can fly!...Ouch, tumble roll, bounce...no I can't

    7/19/2016 9:59:20 PM, by TIKITAMI

    As I got dressed for our run my husband warned me that there was a thunderstorm rolling in so let's go so we beat it. He let me know of a conv... Read more

  • Sometimes, it's just a really good week

    7/15/2016 3:37:25 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This has been one of those, ya, life is great weeks. Aren't those great to have? I started out with my favourite trail run, it was a beau... Read more

  • Never say never

    7/6/2016 11:53:12 PM, by TIKITAMI

    When I started making changes I started with 10 mins of exercise a day. I thought it was a great start and besides, I just couldn't see me com... Read more

  • Taking back the day..and the hike

    6/27/2016 5:16:17 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Giving up our Sunday market and giving the day back to ourselves was a great idea. We go so much done yesterday it feels great. I felt in cont... Read more

  • But I made plans!

    6/23/2016 4:29:19 PM, by TIKITAMI

    One thing I can't stand about my husband's job is that his days off change every few months. I was really enjoying having him home on the week... Read more

  • Getting back to the trails

    6/22/2016 2:15:40 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Yesterday I headed out for my first long run since being sick. IT WAS HARD! I went to my favourite trail to start training for my race an... Read more

  • I'm going to run this!!

    6/19/2016 10:33:39 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Today we headed out to hike the 10K trail that I'll be racing on in October. The race is all trail and promised to be challenging and many dif... Read more

  • Choosing the hike

    6/17/2016 4:25:36 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This weekend we are getting out for a long hike, I'm so excited and can't wait. We've decided to cut back on the number of markets we're doing fo... Read more

  • I will not be stopped

    6/16/2016 12:27:41 PM, by TIKITAMI

    The last few days have been a real challenge to keep on track. I felt like I was running my own personal obstacle course of derailment. It sta... Read more

  • Scale finally moving again

    6/8/2016 2:50:12 PM, by TIKITAMI

    It feels like I was stuck at the same weight for months and I'm so happy that the scale is finally moving again. Down 3 pounds this last week ... Read more

  • Best place for a romantic dinner!

    5/31/2016 10:55:13 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I decided to surprise my husband with a romantic dinner out tonight. It wasn't quite what he expected and when I tossed him his shorts he star... Read more

  • Who did her first 10K race? ME! ME ME ME ME ME!!

    5/29/2016 11:04:08 PM, by TIKITAMI

    The rain held off, which was so great and the weather was perfect. Overcast and not hot, couldn't ask for better race conditions. I woke up ex... Read more

  • Race day eve!

    5/28/2016 9:45:38 PM, by TIKITAMI

    It is raining. Pouring, so much rain. I have accepted the fact that I will be a drowned rat tomorrow and I'm ok with it. Tomorrow is my ... Read more

  • The power of a migraine and I'm so ready!

    5/24/2016 4:43:22 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This morning I woke up with a very positive attitude and thought about the last couple of days. It's amazing how a migraine can really overshadow... Read more

  • Registered for the race and being dumb

    5/23/2016 7:39:34 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I finally got entered into the race for the weekend, I was worried that we had missed it but they finally got the site working again so on Sun... Read more

  • Sure, I can do that and that....and that

    5/19/2016 4:32:26 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Last night I joined the marketing committee for the local farmer's market. It's a good group of people and they needed help with their social ... Read more

  • Home again home again jiggity jig

    5/18/2016 12:29:55 AM, by TIKITAMI

    Vacation is over and I'm back to work. It was a lot of fun but as always it's nice to get home and I really missed my husband. He didn't come ... Read more

  • Having the best vacation ever!

    5/14/2016 8:40:06 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Still on vacation but thought I would pop in. I've had a great few days and will be back home late on Monday. Lots of walking and healthy eat... Read more

  • Guess what I did...guess! Oh come on guess what I got back to!

    5/8/2016 8:01:00 PM, by TIKITAMI

    ROCK CLIMBING!!!!! For Mother's Day my daughter ... Read more


    5/7/2016 6:51:30 PM, by TODDERICKV

    For the first time since November, I got to move my weight ticker down. I finally dropped below my weight before Thanksgiving by four pounds. Thi... Read more


    5/6/2016 8:21:57 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I finally made it. My weigh in this morning was 299.6 pounds. I have not been under 300 pounds in about fifteen years. I have a doctor's appoi... Read more

  • MIA...no, just seems that way

    5/5/2016 3:40:17 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This week has been crazy busy and between a new hire class, adding new markets to sell our cookies and making sure I was getting enough exerci... Read more


    5/5/2016 9:14:31 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Well, it is weird to have a day off in the middle of the week, it feels like I have had two Mondays but also two very short weeks. Apparently, I... Read more


    5/4/2016 7:43:21 PM, by TODDERICKV

    I took off work today and drove to Springfield, IL for my friend Nancy's father's wake. I wasn't sure I should take off, but I am glad I was the... Read more


    5/3/2016 8:59:09 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I am loving the weather this week, it is like autumn. It was sixty degrees yesterday and overcast. I thought it was October! I do not think it... Read more


    5/2/2016 8:28:52 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I had plans with a friend yesterday, so she backed out and I had the whole day to myself. It was nice out, so I decided to take a long bike ride... Read more

  • Yep, that's a grind

    5/1/2016 10:39:28 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I went on a different hike this weekend, it's more of a grind than a hike. Ok, its completely a grind. 3.5K uphill with very, very few flat patch... Read more


    5/1/2016 12:25:35 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It was a rainy day, but I got a lot of exercise in. I did 90 minutes of bike riding and 90 minutes of WATP's. I also met up with friends for a me... Read more


    4/30/2016 1:06:23 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I weighed in and am done seven pounds since last Friday. I am only five pounds from my goal and I have 26 days until my doctor's visit when I wan... Read more


    4/29/2016 12:15:58 AM, by TODDERICKV

    The day was perfect. It was 75 degrees, sunny, and no humidity. I rode my bike for about 75 minutes, relaxed and had dinner, rode another 30 mi... Read more

  • oops!

    4/28/2016 3:37:27 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Usually this time of year it's very slow at work and I get to enjoy some down time. I like to work out on my deck in the sun and enjoy several... Read more


    4/28/2016 8:28:51 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I am almost to my lowest weight of 2016. I need to lose eight more pounds to get to my goal I have set for my birthday. I am very motivated and... Read more


    4/27/2016 9:00:05 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I am very motivated to be under 300 pounds by my birthday on May 31. I have to really be on track not only during the week, but on the weekend t... Read more


    4/26/2016 5:44:08 PM, by TODDERICKV

    It is raining and I want to ride my bike. I think it is going to subside in a little bit, do hopefully I can get it in.... Read more

  • 7K trail run

    4/25/2016 10:26:01 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This afternoon was cloudy and a bit cool, great weather for a trail run. I wanted to push a bit further so I ran ahead of my husband and got 7... Read more


    4/25/2016 8:27:06 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It was a beautiful day and I rode my bike to Earth Day in Forest Park with friends. We walked around, they got a bite to eat and some drinks, an... Read more


    4/24/2016 1:27:07 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I slept until 1030am after my late night Zprince tribute dance party. I really worked it on the dance floor. I gathered up my laundry and went ... Read more


    4/23/2016 2:26:49 PM, by TODDERICKV

    It was a very fun Friday. I met a group of friends for happy hour to celebrate my friend Julie's new job. It was a beautiful day and I rode my b... Read more

  • Hiking fixes everything

    4/22/2016 5:14:04 PM, by TIKITAMI

    What a week at work! I even overslept and was late today. That's quite an accomplishment since I telecommute and my commute is a walk down the... Read more

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