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  • 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


    4/22/2016 12:13:24 PM, by TODDERICKV

    I do not go out very much on school nights, but last night was two nights in a row. I participated in Dining Out for Life with some friends and ... Read more


    4/21/2016 9:47:51 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I got home yesterday and did an hour of strength training. Then, I rode my bike (in light rain) to meet a friend who was in town for business fr... Read more


    4/20/2016 8:26:31 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I do really well during the week with my food and exercise, but I will have a few challenges this week. I am going to dinner with my friend Bian... Read more

  • Stomach go owie

    4/19/2016 12:05:44 PM, by TIKITAMI

    We refer to this time of year as birthday season in our family. It starts with my youngest on the 14th, then her twins on the 18th, my son-in-... Read more


    4/19/2016 8:46:26 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I have been looking forward to a long bike ride today after being in Memphis for the weekend and no biking. I got a short ride in yesterday, but... Read more


    4/18/2016 9:15:39 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Well, I had a super great trip. I got in Friday night and went to our friend Amy's house to hang out and chat on the porch. On Saturday, we wen... Read more

  • Yes dear, a bear

    4/17/2016 10:58:25 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Last night I did another run to my daughter's. It was after a long day, I was tired and I hit that moment where if I didn't get my butt out th... Read more


    4/17/2016 3:35:06 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Had a great day in Memphis. We went to Civil Right... Read more


    4/16/2016 1:08:18 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I rode to St. Louis to Batesville, MS in under five hours. It must be a record for me. I never stopped until I got to Batesville. I have never ... Read more


    4/15/2016 9:21:17 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It is finally Friday and I am so ready to drive to Memphis after work. I am very excited to see my friends and to attend a former coworkers wedd... Read more

  • Running and thinking

    4/14/2016 10:03:43 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Today is my youngest's birthday, she's 21 and I decided that today was the perfect day to run to her place instead of driving. I originally th... Read more


    4/14/2016 8:47:29 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I work at a school in the city of St. Louis. It is actually one of the best middle schools in the district. Yet, this year, we have had a rash ... Read more

  • Run Tami run!

    4/13/2016 4:46:13 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Yesterday I sat dressed for a run after work all day. I was excited that we were going to get out for a trail run and didn't want to wait any ... Read more

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