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The Joy of the Lord will be my strength.
Saturday, January 19, 2008      1 comments

And oh boy did I need an infusion of strength today. I was tired and sore, and not feeling well. I was also bugged because the challenge I'm in is for cardio 5xweek not 4. I played with the idea and all the excuses I could come up with and th... Read more
Challenges are great!
Thursday, January 17, 2008      0 comments

I'm wearing a big smile right now. When I returned to spark and got serious a few weeks ago. I joined a challenge. It was to do 35 min. cardio 5xweek for the month of january. I'm so glad I did. It compels me to do it. There is somethi... Read more
A Fitness breakthru.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008      1 comments all you runners out there your gonna laugh and think whats all the fuss about, but for me this was huge. I want to eventually run a 5 k marathon. Despite that fact that at 200 pounds and terribly out of shape, it seems like dreaming ... Read more
Back on Track.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008      1 comments

I went slightly over my cal. count yesterday, eating all my healthy stuff, but over just the same. Today I got back on the treadmill and did 50 minutes. I know your only supposed to weigh yourself once a week but I couldn't resist and guess w... Read more
Day shifts are a huge challenge
Monday, January 14, 2008      1 comments

I'm going to have to figure out how to handle day shifts at the hotel. I'm not a morning person and normally I work the three -11 shift. However I have to work at least one and sometimes 2 day shifts. My day starts at 5 am, and by 6:30 I'm on... Read more
Great Bouncing Exercise Balls Batman!
Sunday, January 13, 2008      2 comments

I am officially 43 and part of my birthday gift was an exercise ball. Being 5:10 I wanted the large 75 cm one. Well you should see this thing..its humoungous. Its the mother of all other exercise balls I swear. lol My husband being the ... Read more
My Birthday Lunch, the stuffed Pig and Perky Rappers.
Saturday, January 12, 2008      1 comments

The plan was...go to lunch at Swiss Chalet and treat ourselves to chicken and ribs I purposely had not eaten a thing so I'd have many calories in my arsenal that could be used. Then we were to go to Canadian Tire, then get the grocery's and come... Read more
"43 Fit and Free" Quitting smoking and Getting Fit.
Saturday, January 12, 2008      0 comments

I decided to cheat a little here and use a post I made from the quit smoking support forum as it really sums up whats running thru my mind today. I was laying in bed this morning thinking about next november. Yup! Novemeber is going to be a... Read more
Well hold on to your hats boys and girls....
Friday, January 11, 2008      3 comments

I'm down 3 pounds...whoooooooo hooooooooooooooooooo. This was one tough week I gotta say. I have aches on top of my aches. I've been stressed more than a little with other things, and quitting smoking as well. However, it was all w... Read more
Thursday, January 10, 2008      2 comments

I started really hurting yesterday, aches and pains everywhere, but when I woke up this morning...I could barely get out of bed. Work called me in AGAIN. I was going to get up and make myself do the treamill but common sense prevailed. This i... Read more
Feeling pretty darn proud of myself today.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008      2 comments

I worked last night until 11pm and didn't go to bed until 2 am. I then was awakened by my phone ringing at 4:50 am. It was work and they needed me to cover the day shift because my co-worker had taken sick and no one eles could do it. Groan!!... Read more
Life will always have I'm learnin to dance in the Rain.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008      0 comments

Dealing with some major problems with my teenage son, that threatened to overwhelm me today. However, being on this diet and having clear goals, having joined an exercise challenge...I couldn't just pull the covers over my head until I had to ... Read more
Reining myself in....
Monday, January 07, 2008      1 comments

I did quite well yesterday. 60 minutes all together on the treadmill, 5 glasses of water, and I stayed within my calorie range and tracked both food and wasn't perfect. I really need to get the lesson that slow and steady ... Read more
A learning process...
Sunday, January 06, 2008      0 comments

Well here I am...back at Sparks people. Had to laugh reading my blog entries for 2006. It was shortly after I had lost my 7 year quit. I was so disgusted with myself and I had 2 weeks in a new quit. I weighed I think it said 193 at that poin... Read more
Back at it again.
Monday, July 10, 2006      0 comments

Lost my quit and have been smoking like a trooper. My weight is at 193. I went to the gym yesterday first time in ages. I was out of breath almost immediately but know it will take great leaps if I'm faithful to excercise. It is also great m... Read more

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