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Wednesday, March 09, 2011      14 comments

Who knew I could still surprise myself??? If you had told me on January 3, 2011 as I struggled to run a full 60 seconds at a time, that I would run a half marathon a mere nine weeks later, I would have laughed in your face while I wet my ... Read more
A new way of seeing myself.....what's up with that?
Friday, March 04, 2011      7 comments

I’ve noticed something strange, odd and different about my mindset lately. I’m beginning to think like a thin person. In fact I’m even visualizing myself as a thin person. For the first time since I started my Spark journey a few years ago, I... Read more
Thursday, March 03, 2011      16 comments

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February 2011 - Another step in the right direction
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      6 comments

My goals for February were as folllows: 1500FM monthly 100 miles on foot monthly - I hit 89.65 in January. 7 hours sleep nightly 64 oz water daily stay within my calorie range 6 days a week Post daily Track daily Lose week... Read more
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      5 comments

I have been with the BLC since Round 10 and this is by far my best round ever! In six weeks I've dropped 10.2 pounds and sixteen inches!! Five of those inches came directly off my waist! WOOHOO!! In fact the only place I gained in inches was... Read more
My prescription for emotional overload? I call it the EIGHT MILE CURE
Monday, February 07, 2011      7 comments

Most of you know I am mom to 5 kids ranging from 13 to 21. Well this past week has been, shall we say "challenging" where my 21yo DD is concerned. As if that wasn't bad enough, my 20yo DS picked yesterday to go off on me because I had the nerv... Read more
Week 5 Day 3 of my C25K multiples! The dreaded 20 minute run CONQUERED!!!
Saturday, February 05, 2011      7 comments

emoticon Well, I made it. I survived my 20m run, not once, not twice, but 4.5 times!!! That's right. 90 m... Read more
January 2011 - a month of new experiences and goals met.
Thursday, February 03, 2011      4 comments

I am declaring the month of January to be a huge success. I’ve been working hard since August to make changes but the holidays kicked me in the butt a little. Combine that with the shorter days and colder temps and it wasn’t looking too good f... Read more
Doing Something Right! And it feels SO good!
Saturday, October 16, 2010      5 comments

After dinner out two weekends in a row and hopping on the scale the morning after both only to find NO CHANGE!!! I am finally feeling like I've figured this whole weight loss thing out. And let me tell you this, it's a GREAT feeling! I'm... Read more
Smiling yesterday? Not so much.... LOL!
Sunday, October 10, 2010      2 comments

I got a little too ambitious yesterday. I did the same ride from the day before PLUS I added one of my regular, hill filled routes. My ave mph dropped from 12.5 to 11.4 due to the hills I added. I was determined to do 2 hours, when I headed... Read more
Saturday, October 09, 2010      5 comments

Let me just say BLC is the BEST SP thing that's happened to me and BLC14 is the best round ever! I've had my ups and down along this journey, that, so far, has taken me from 197 to 174. I've gone from being a couch potato who could barely squa... Read more
My BLC14 Tracker
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      3 comments

BLC 14 Tracking: WEIGH IN: Start Weight: 171 Week 1: 170 (-1) emoticon Week 2: 169 (-1) ... Read more
All in all, a very successful week!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      4 comments

After yesterday's ride, I was very tempted to relax and take it easy, but my BLC Blubber Buster Kabinmates needed my support on a LCW minutes challenge, so...... I sucked it up and headed out for a *short* ride. I was really tempted to take the... Read more
But it's a good burn!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      1 comments

It's been quite awhile since I've blogged but considering my recent accomplishments, I thought today would be a great day to start again. I've been doing a considerable amount of bike riding the past few months. I started out with 6 1/2 mi... Read more
What do you do when a friend takes their own life with no warning?
Saturday, May 29, 2010      22 comments

I'm feeling very helpless and useless right now. It feels odd to be sharing this here but I'm so frustrated and lost that I felt the need to get it out and post it in a safe place where none of my family and people from my community will be abl... Read more

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