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Walking 1250 Steps every day
5/19/2013 1:31:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Now that summer is here Ive set a new goal of 1250 steps a day....  Read more


Life is so precious!
10/9/2012 5:05:36 PM,  5 COMMENTS

About 3 years ago, I met a fellow market researcher on Twitter. Very nice gent. Eventually, we friended on Facebook as well, where Jim (not his real n...  Read more


3 Rules to Live By
3/15/2012 5:29:06 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Years ago, I took a Nutrition, Exercise & Stress class where the professor continually emphasized three things: A) Set reasonable goals B) Neve...  Read more


Little did I know that I have been doing it wrong all this time.
2/23/2012 8:49:39 PM,  7 COMMENTS

What is it that I have been doing wrong all this time, you might ask... Standing. Yes, that's right I have been standing wrong for all of my 36+ yea...  Read more


Finding Inspiration Unexpected Locations
2/14/2012 12:06:03 AM,  6 COMMENTS

You know, it always amazes me when people respond to these blogs. Sure I write them because I have these grand ideas that I can help someone to know...  Read more


Can You Really Call it Starting Over?
2/7/2012 5:11:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So we almost all do it. We make grand pronouncements of starting over, or we keep it to ourselves and insist this time it will be different and somet...  Read more


Well, that didn't go as planned or, Why it's important to listen to your body
2/1/2012 1:36:42 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I suppose I could have called this "How not to complete a half marathon” but it really needs to be approached from a different point of view. So let’...  Read more


Updates & Goals for the Summer
12/7/2011 1:06:10 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been a while since I've been active on Spark. The summer caused pretty much a complete halt in my exercise schedule. In the winter months I have...  Read more


Some Of You Asked For It: Some Crafty Recipes/ Instructions, Part 1
10/12/2011 7:21:13 PM,  8 COMMENTS

In my last post, I wrote about trying to live a more homemade life. Some of the things I wrote about were health and body recipes I had either found a...  Read more


Living A More...Homemade (and Cheap)... Life
10/10/2011 2:00:35 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Sorry for the ellipses in the title. I was going to name this blog post "Living A More Natural Life," but that wouldn't really be telling the truth....  Read more


Starting to go for walks again!
10/5/2011 5:12:20 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I always feel better after a walk. And they can be short walks; the benefit is still there! And the morning is the best time; there's a glow about ev...  Read more


my fitness pal
10/1/2011 12:36:34 PM,  4 COMMENTS

there is an app on my phone that i have been using all summer to track food and calories, it is called my fitness pal and it is awesome. you can also...  Read more


Where is the time going?
9/27/2011 9:16:33 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Since I have moved to Austin, time just seems to be flying by. I have been having a blast here. I haven't gained the weight back *woohoo* and have t...  Read more


Wake-Up Calls Suck!
9/26/2011 4:54:27 PM,  4 COMMENTS

In an attempt to bring myself out of a pity-party, I decided to go ahead and move on to the next step of my training. I started tracking my food in-t...  Read more


ONEDERLAND and accountability
9/20/2011 2:37:07 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have hit onederland!!!! Barely, but I am there. I normally do not log my actual weight on sparkpeople; I log 4 to 5lbs heavier than the scale...  Read more


It's All About ME: Aka I'm The One Who Matters.
9/14/2011 11:44:11 AM,  15 COMMENTS

I love how when people start to lose weight, it seems to drive others a little batty. Take my current situation with my mother. Although she hasn’t sa...  Read more


I'm Sick?!?
9/12/2011 5:15:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Really? This can't be right. I can't be sick. I am supposed to be healthy and training and not wishing i was just lying at home in bed with a compr...  Read more


CAF POW - Decaf, low fat, carb friendly
9/12/2011 3:28:51 PM,  3 COMMENTS

If you are a fan of NCIS on CBS, you've seen Abbi drinking this from a 7-11 Super Big Gulp cup with CAF POW written on it. The link below will...  Read more


AHHH! There was Bacon Everywhere......
9/12/2011 10:32:27 AM,  21 COMMENTS

Truth Time: I am not a bacon fan. I don't ever crave it, I think it tastes like grease and salt, and it's not worth the colories it contains. BU...  Read more


Keeping Things In Perspective
9/10/2011 2:26:56 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I lost my brand new digital camera today while hiking to Willow Lake. I got to the top and reached into my pocket where the camera was stowed and foun...  Read more


To Fantasyland and Beyond...
9/9/2011 4:47:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well, the 5k training is complete and boy am I slow. No seriously, I am SLOW. I suppose I shouldn't be that concerned about it, but I am really slow...  Read more


Midnight Girls In A Sunset Town
9/7/2011 7:36:32 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Despite being a song The Sweethearts of the Rodeo recorded in the 80s, it is the title of the group of ladies I run with at night. We have a run sche...  Read more


When I Thought I Might Break: An Emotional Day Saved By My Sparkfriends
9/7/2011 6:28:20 PM,  24 COMMENTS

The last twenty-four hours have been some emotional ones for me. Luckily, none of the events that caused my emotion involved anyone getting hurt or dy...  Read more


Update on blog entry: Sometimes you have to let go..POSITIVE
9/7/2011 6:20:21 PM,  1 COMMENTS

If you have read the blog Sometime you have to let go & get POSITIVE, you read about all the negativity that faces my home and how I planned to some t...  Read more


Today I'm sad
9/7/2011 8:30:13 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Life can be strange sometimes. You never know just how close you are to friends until you lose them. This past summer has been one of mourning...  Read more


Shut Up!: The Dumbest Things People Say to Me About My Lifestyle Change And What I'm Thinking When
9/5/2011 6:29:03 PM,  360 COMMENTS

Try not to turn into a whore when you lose the weight; a lot of women who lose as much as you do try to make up for "lost time." -- (sarcastically) We...  Read more


9/4/2011 2:55:39 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Training began in earnest this week!!!! A better cause could not be found. When you think about it, women united in a cause, started the race, it sno...  Read more


A Positive Holiday Weekend
9/3/2011 12:45:32 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Before I head out, I want to wish y'all a VERY POSITIVE HOLIDAY WEEKEND, EAT HEALTHY AND EXERCISE IF POSSIBLE!!!...  Read more


For The First Time in Eight Years
9/3/2011 10:36:34 AM,  23 COMMENTS

Yesterday, I somehow summoned the courage to do something I haven't done since I was fourteen years old. Something I stopped doing because of my weigh...  Read more


The Definition of Irony: How My Personal Fat-Basher Has Unintentionally Encouraged Me
9/2/2011 3:51:55 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Yesterday, I blogged about the nasty message I received from someone bashing my weight loss efforts. Writing the blog purged myself of most of the neg...  Read more


My Hoppin John
9/1/2011 6:34:13 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This is a traditional Southern recipe revised cause I love Hoppin' John 2 c brown rice 4 c vegetable broth 1 cup blackeyed peas fresh...  Read more


I Never Knew How Much I Have Changed
9/1/2011 1:02:01 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Every year about this time, the city of Clinton has the Chuck Wagon Races. Covered wagons race around a track. People come from far and wide to race...  Read more


All You Are Is Mean: To All The Fat-Bashers Out There....
9/1/2011 12:32:17 PM,  74 COMMENTS

I had a Taylor Swift "Mean" moment yesterday. Anxious to see if I made any progress, I weighed myself on Wednesday instead of Thursday (my usual weekl...  Read more


Goals and Deadlines: A Lightbulb Moment
8/31/2011 11:18:12 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The other day, I was thinking that I needed to create a "Goals and Deadlines" sheet for my weight loss. This is basically a list of my weight loss goa...  Read more


Additional Incentive: SEX AND THE CITY PAR-TAY!
8/30/2011 4:55:09 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I curse my friend Tiffany. She was the one who got me hooked on "Sex and the City" (and "The Office," but I won't go into that). So much so that I cur...  Read more


Sometimes you have to let go & Get POSITIVE
8/29/2011 12:23:04 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Sometimes you have to look at all the negative things that have attached to you because you are lonely, desparate.....etc. At times this can lead to...  Read more


*GASP* I Told My Best Friend My Weight
8/28/2011 1:18:24 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Last night, my beastie and I were hanging out at her crib, watching "The Amityville Horror" and talking about life, when the bestie started talking to...  Read more


Samples from the Workout Playlist
8/27/2011 3:43:01 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Ok, I have to have music on to workout. I know some people can't stand the distraction of music, but I realized it helped me in a lot of ways during m...  Read more


10 Signs That Weight Loss Is Changing My Life
8/26/2011 11:29:31 PM,  50 COMMENTS

1. I have not had one single headache or migraine in the 2 months since starting sparkpeople. Seriously. Usually I would have at least two headaches...  Read more


8/25/2011 5:53:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Yes Ma'am the inet is back on. Just a day late. But it is ON UP AND RUNNING. Just have to do some updates on some of the stuff on the 'puter. ...  Read more


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