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More vacation pics from Chicago
Sunday, July 20, 2014      14 comments

Today was weigh in day after being on vacation for the past 2 weeks. The results were not too bad, I gained about 2 to 3 lbs but that is not bad since we enjoyed a lot of great food and desserts and wine and a few other alcoholic beverages while... Read more
A picture blog of Chicago
Saturday, July 19, 2014      16 comments

We were so lucky to be able to take a 4 day trip to Chicago as a family. Here are a few fun pics of the first couple of days. So much to see and do while you are there. The ... Read more
The 2014 Color Run- pure awesome!
Sunday, July 13, 2014      24 comments

So today in St. Paul MN, they held the 2014 5K Color Run at the State Fair Grounds. Here are some of the fun pics from the day. It was great. I was able to run the whole thing, it is not timed, many people walk it, and there are lots of kids ... Read more
New parks for long walks with plenty of pics!
Thursday, July 10, 2014      24 comments

Because I am on vacation this week, I love to go for long walks. I am not sure my husband loves them as much as I do, but he goes along with my craziness and walks with me. We went for 2 today. One around Lake Phalen and another thru Keller Lake... Read more
Get out there and just do it!
Sunday, July 06, 2014      22 comments

Every day is a new day to try to get it right. You will stumble and you may fall, but get right back up and try again. There are no guarantees in life but don't let that stop you. I found out that running 3.1 miles or a 5K is very hard o... Read more
Open yourself up to all possibilities
Saturday, July 05, 2014      14 comments

Just as this rose is about to open and face all of the sunshine, so should we in life. We never know what is waiting for us so don't be afraid, try something new. Try an ... Read more
The first step of any journey is always the hardest....
Friday, July 04, 2014      20 comments

But go ahead and take it anyway. Have you ever had the pleasure of watching a baby learn to walk? Seeing the determination and courage in their eyes and they crawl over to a chair and pull themselves up and then let go for the first time and t... Read more
Random pictures of my yard and an evening in Stillwater.
Monday, June 23, 2014      28 comments

one of the first buds on my rosebush. my little herb garden ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I was looking for the Easy Way!
Saturday, June 21, 2014      76 comments

2 years ago today, I was back from an awesome trip to Paris with my husband and I weighed myself and I was at an all time high of 186 or 187. I was not happy, all of the walking and climbing in Paris had been harder for me than I thought it sho... Read more
Sunday morning walk /run with pictures from Como Lake
Sunday, June 01, 2014      23 comments

This morning was a bit overcast but I decided I wanted to go out early and get my walk/run done before it really starts raining again. I just thought I would share the beauty of the walking path that I took. For those that live in the St. Paul a... Read more
Meeting a great Spark Buddy!
Friday, May 30, 2014      15 comments

I was lucky enough to be able to go to Chicago for a work event this past few days and I knew my good friend Karen lived in Chicago so I was really hoping that we could meet up. As luck would have it, Karen came back to us on Spark the day befor... Read more
The sweetest words
Monday, May 26, 2014      13 comments

We have had a very busy weekend this beautiful Memorial Day weekend. My husband had a birthday and my daughter graduated from college, and we have to move her fully back to our house today so we are not going to rest for a while. I want to ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Does it take a Village to maintain weight loss?
Saturday, May 03, 2014      199 comments

We all have heard that it takes a village to raise a child, but what about weight? Does it take a village to lose it? Does it take a village to maintain it? My answer is yes, absolutely. And you are my Village. How many people here have l... Read more
Get in Gear 5K
Saturday, April 26, 2014      15 comments

It was a great day for a 5K, maybe a little bit on the cool side but sunny and not a cloud in the sky. I was up by a little after 6a, my husband and I got ready and we were out the door by 7a. The race didn't start until 920a so we knew we were ... Read more
Is it worth it?
Saturday, April 19, 2014      17 comments

Do you ever start wondering is this journey worth it? Do you ever wonder when you are in the midst of a power walk or lifting weights or running, is this worth all this effort??? Is eating healthy and making fruit and veggies a priority worth it... Read more

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