I put it back...
Monday, January 10, 2011      5 comments

So, I've been struggling with making excuses for eating treats lately. I am trying to get 15 more off for race season, and I do really well all day, then I get thinking about a treat, and next thing you know, I am eating something bad and feeli... Read more
Sad to know a friend is suffering, the end is near
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      5 comments

I am having a sad night. I just learned that my very good friend of 10 years, Merle Beth Meisner, is really suffering with her ALS. Its progressing much faster and they cannot seem to relieve the pain and get her comfortable. Her sister belie... Read more
Best Vacation Ever
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      3 comments

So, hubby and I generally aren't "vacation" people. We go home, visit friends, go racing, etc. - but in 15 years we have never really taken a "Vacation". Last week was our 15th wedding anniversary and we took a real vacation to a beautiful gue... Read more
Sunday, April 11, 2010      1 comments

As you may know from reading my last blog, I attempted my first triathlon on Saturday. Unfortunately I didn't complete the entire course. My fear of water over ruled my desire to complete the swimming leg and I was pulled from the water withou... Read more
The day is finally here
Friday, April 09, 2010      5 comments

Its hard to believe I am finally here. I am now less than 24 hours away from my first Triathlon. Two years ago it wouldn't even have occurred to me to be interested in such things. Back then I was interested in things like my couch, my TV, my... Read more
Only 33 days left
Sunday, March 07, 2010      3 comments

In just 33 short days I will be competing in my first ever Triathlon, and competing in my second just 14 days later. Who would have imagined just two short years ago that I would not only be contemplating competing in a race, but that I would b... Read more
A lifetime of changes in 667 days - and the journey continues
Sunday, November 01, 2009      2 comments

Sometimes it is hard to believe its been less than 2 years since I started this journey. We easily get caught up in our day to day challenges, and we tend to forget the truly amazing accomplishments. I have been stressing out about learning to... Read more
Day 4 as a non-smoker
Sunday, October 04, 2009      11 comments

I am now most of the way through my 4th day without smoking. I have to say that is has been easier than I imagined it would be. I think there are really two reasons why I have made it 4 days without having a meltdown. First, I believe I... Read more
It is finally time...
Monday, September 21, 2009      5 comments

I have been putting this off for too long, finding excuses around every corner. Well, the time has finally come for me to quit smoking. On October 1st, I will become a non-smoker. I have worked too hard on my fitness over the last two years t... Read more
That wall is in my way again...
Sunday, September 20, 2009      3 comments

After losing the weight, becoming active and doing things I never thought I could do, I was faced with a new challenge today. I got this crazy idea in my head a while back to try to complete an Olympic Triathlon in April 2010. My running has b... Read more
New Milestone
Saturday, August 29, 2009      6 comments

I hit a new milestone today on this journey to a healthier life. I joined a local bike shop ride by myself this morning and rode 50 miles. I was nervous that I wouldn't be ready to ride that far (my longest ride since getting back on the bike ... Read more
Feeling grateful
Saturday, July 25, 2009      4 comments

This is my first time blogging (which seems odd after a year and a half on Spark), but I am feeling particularly grateful today and wanted to share. I have had such great success as a result of being an active member of Spark People. Much of t... Read more