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Sam's First 5K Race
Saturday, April 19, 2014      13 comments

He did it! My little guy ran his very first 5K race this morning. I'm so proud of him, and we had a blast! ...on to the next!... Read more
February Recap and 5K Race
Saturday, March 01, 2014      13 comments

Greetings, Sparkers! February was a month of getting back into the groove of things again. Hubby and I went to the gym all but three days, with a total of 1,303 fitness minutes for the month. Fruits and veggies made a regular appearance at... Read more
I'm Registered!
Saturday, February 08, 2014      24 comments

I just registered for a 5K race on Saturday, March 1st! It's been about two years since my last one, so I'm super excited to have a race on my calendar. I shaved fou... Read more
Running Toward Fitness
Saturday, February 01, 2014      16 comments

In 2012, I ran multiple races, including a half marathon, one 10K, and several 5K runs. I'm determined to regain my previous fitness level, but understand it will take me a... Read more
It's Beginning to Come Back to Me.
Friday, January 31, 2014      15 comments

So...I've been back on SP for eleven days, and it's beginning to come back to me. The whole fitness/water/healthy eating thing is starting to feel familiar again. Seeing myself back, starting over after such a monumental relapse, has caused... Read more
On Success...
Sunday, January 26, 2014      23 comments

"Do it now. You become successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal." ~ Samuel Johnson According to Dr. Johnson, I am already a success. And I lik... Read more
Hey Universe, I got your message.
Friday, January 24, 2014      38 comments

I woke this morning to find myself selected as "Today's Featured SparkPeople Motivator." My first thought: I don't deserve this. You see, after an INCREDIBLE journey to lose over 100 pounds, I slipped back into old habits and gained 80 poun... Read more
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      51 comments

MAINTENANCE IS NOT FOR SISSIES! My journey has resembled a slip-and-slide lately. Needless to say, I've gotten off-track. So I'm back! Back to following the Spark plan, which I KNOW works. Sorry for dropping off the radar...but I vow t... Read more
Race Results for Sam and Me
Saturday, May 05, 2012      46 comments

This morning was the Lone Star Stampede in uptown Houston (race number 6 in 2012). I ran in the 5K race at 8:00, and Sam and I ran together in the kid's run at 9:00. Despite some typical Houston humidity, the weather was really pleasant. ... Read more
Off but not Off Track
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      30 comments

Being sick really has me off my game. All month I managed to exercise at least five days out of each week. Then state testing got here and I fell off the fitness wagon. But I did not worry too much since I was on my feet, pacing serpentine, for ... Read more
About Accountability
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      21 comments

Accountability is an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or account for one’s own actions. When it comes to weight loss, it is critical to be accountable for one’s own choices. But it is equally important to build a supportive net... Read more
New Public Blog: Jenn's Blab
Saturday, April 21, 2012      17 comments

ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF MY NEW PUBLIC BLOG: "Jenn's Blab: A Former Dieter's Survival Guide" The blog will be a hybrid of both new content and some re-purposed versions of my Spark blogs. Here's the link: jennsblab.blogspo... Read more
Race Registrations
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      31 comments

emoticon I am registered for TWO 5K races in May! On May 5, I will run in the "Lone Star Stampede" 5K at 8:0... Read more
My Easter Surprise
Monday, April 09, 2012      56 comments

We went to Austin for vacation over the weekend. While there, we ate out at every meal, so I was expecting about a three-pound gain on the scale this morning. But to my surprise, I was actually down a pound since Friday morning! I guess thi... Read more
ASH Dash Bunny Run 5K
Saturday, April 07, 2012      25 comments

Quick race report... Wow, the weather was fabulous in Austin this morning. It was definitely a terrific day for a run. I had THE best time! Chip time 31:15 Pace 9:53/M Overall place 194th of 549 9th place of 39 in 40-44 Age Group... Read more

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