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Bike Sprints
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      7 comments

I had a terrific workout this morning at 6:30 a.m. During the school year, this isn't early for me. But, I've really been sleeping in the past few weeks! (Well, until 7:30 or so.) But, after such a successful 1st week of my "reset"... and l... Read more
Popcorn & a Movie
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      5 comments

We have to make our change permanent, right? I know that quite well. I'm one who was a 'success story' - lost 30 (well, 29) pounds & kept it off for a year & competed in various running & triathlon events. But, then I gained back more than half ... Read more
Sunday, June 23, 2013      9 comments

Momentum works both ways. I've been gaining weight now for close to a year and a half. Ugh! Poor eating choices led to more poor eating choices until I rarely thought about what I was putting in my mouth. As far as workouts, I went back & forth.... Read more
Feeling Deprived vs Feeling Proud
Friday, June 21, 2013      5 comments

Yesterday was a hard day regarding eating choices. I took my daughter and two of her friends to the mall for about 5 hours. First up... lunch. I decided to go with a smoothie so I'd know exactly how many calories I'd be eating - 380. BUT..... Read more
3 Years on SparkPeople
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      9 comments

June 1, 2010... I started SP March 2011... I hit my modified, lower goal weight! (29 pounds lost, though I usually stayed at the 26/27 pound loss mark) December 2011... started month still at goal weight.... but started gaining 2012... gai... Read more
Duathlon Training: Week 1
Friday, March 01, 2013      6 comments

Wow! I hit it HARD this week! And, after 10 days of basically nothing. Yep, I'm sore! emoticon Monday - not... Read more
Joining a "Tri" Group... for a "Du!"
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      6 comments

It was kind of a hard decision for me, but today I joined a new, 10-week triathlon group - but I'm training for a duathlon instead! The coach is the head coach for the running group I've used off & on, and she's the one that helped me get throug... Read more
45 miles on a bike... the good... and the bad...
Sunday, February 10, 2013      10 comments

I debated about it all week, but on Thursday night I signed up for my first 'real' bike ride and picked up my packet on Friday. Then, I talked to a friend who rides a lot and asked her to join me. She was already planning on going and said we co... Read more
Why is it that...
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      7 comments

when I'm tracking foods, I make such different choices? emoticon Yes, IT WORKS!!! I'm not only tracking th... Read more
"If I told you, you were dying from lymphoma...
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      8 comments

would you take two hours out of each day for chemotherapy?" That's a quote from the doctor on The Biggest Loser last night. WOW.... so many of us have health problems because of our weight, our poor nutrition, and our lack of exercise. And ... Read more
The Biggest Loser is BACK!
Sunday, January 06, 2013      4 comments

The Biggest Loser starts again tonight! And, I'm thrilled that Jillian is BACK!!! I only watched one full season - that was the last one Jillian was in - and it was when I was starting this journey with SP... and weight loss... and fitness. ... Read more
Hard Choices... and a new goal!
Tuesday, December 04, 2012      10 comments

The last time I was posting I was getting ready to run my fifth half marathon during Thanksgiving week. Well, that fell apart when, just two days before the race, my husband called me and said he had to work Thanksgiving week so we wouldn't be h... Read more
6 Days of Training!
Saturday, November 10, 2012      7 comments

I had such a great week of training this week! And, it's great to truly feel like I'm "an athlete in training" again. (The food... well, it's better, but not great... so let's concentrate on the good for now. ... Read more
I'm Keeping Up!!! & Spring
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      9 comments

On Monday, I went for a run with the group I started this fall with. Well, at that time I was plagued with problems - my right foot would tingle & turn entirely numb & I'd have to stop and take off my shoe & wiggle my toes. My miles were averagi... Read more
New Cycling Group
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      4 comments

Our running group coach started a new group today - a cylcing group! I was very excited as most groups ride on weekday evenings or weekends. I have the most free time while my daughter is at school, so this will work great! There were only ... Read more

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