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Personal Goals: Week Three
Monday, January 14, 2013      0 comments

My goals are: 1. Run at least 3 days a week - shoot for 4 days. 2. Cut back to 2 cups of coffee a day. 3. Get into a size 12 pants. (Changed from get out of my maternity pants!) 4. Lose 5% of my weight. That's 9.3 pounds. I can do ... Read more
Personal Goals: Week Two
Monday, January 07, 2013      4 comments

My goals are: 1. Run at least 3 days a week - shoot for 4 days. 2. Cut back to 2 cups of coffee a day. 3. Get out of my maternity pants! 4. Lose 5% of my weight. That's 9.3 pounds. I can do it! 5. Blog about my progress once a ... Read more
Personal Goals
Monday, December 31, 2012      3 comments

We were encouraged in the winter challenge of the biggest loser to set goals for this challenge. My goals are: 1. Run at least 3 days a week - shoot for 4 days. 2. Cut back to 2 cups of coffee a day. 3. Get out of my maternity pan... Read more
First week almost over
Thursday, October 18, 2012      1 comments

This was my first week back to work after maternity leave. I knew it would be challenging but I think so far I have done well with it. Monday morning was difficult, when my husband left to take my son to my in-laws I cried. I'm blessed that he d... Read more
Happy Thursday!
Thursday, October 11, 2012      3 comments

Today has been a pretty decent day. I have a few more days before my maternity leave ends. I had several goals that I wanted to accomplish before going back to work. I accomplished all of the except for one. First, I wanted to get my son on a sc... Read more
Tough Day
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      2 comments

Today was "one of those" days. My almost 12 week old son did not have a good night last night. Normally he goes to sleep around 10 and then wakes up between 4 & 5 to eat and then we go back to sleep until 7. But last night he woke up at 1 and th... Read more
One More Week
Monday, October 08, 2012      2 comments

This week is my last week of maternity leave. I go back to work a week from today. Every part of me wants to stay home with my son and if there was anyway we could afford it I would. I'm going to miss my baby so much. I'm also afraid of how busy... Read more
Feast of Tabernacles
Saturday, October 06, 2012      2 comments

Today is a very special day. It is the Feast of Tabernacles and it is me and my husband's 5 year anniversary. This is the third feast that is celebrated within a 3 week period by the Jewish people. I am not Jewish, but about 6 years ago my churc... Read more
Below 200
Friday, October 05, 2012      3 comments

I weighed in today at 199. I am SO EXCITED! I was really disappointed in myself for gaining so much when I was pregnant, but I set myself a goal to be below 200 by the time I went back to work and I made it. I have a week left of maternity leave... Read more
Week 4 Day 1 of Couch to 5k
Thursday, October 04, 2012      2 comments

Today was week 4 day 1 of the couch to 5k program. I've done this before but I started over since I went almost 9 months without running. Plus this gives me a chance to work on my speed. My goal is to be able to run 3 miles in 30 minutes again. ... Read more
October 3, 2012
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      1 comments

Today has been a really good day. I did my weekly pictures and I was very pleased. Even though I still have my stomach at least I don't look pregnant anymore. I know it's going to take awhile to get it down but I am so motivated. Especially sinc... Read more
Having a baby is worth the weight!
Thursday, September 27, 2012      1 comments

I had my first child on July 23, 2012. I love him more than words can express. I did not enjoy being pregnant at all. It was not what I expected. The last few weeks of being pregnant at my weekly visits to the doctor I kept hoping he would tell ... Read more
Week One Down...Twelve More to Go
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      3 comments

Last week was the first week of my half marathon training. It was fairly easy. My longest run was on Sunday, which was 4 miles. I was really nervous because it is so hot here in Alabama but I went early when it was still cool. Plus I went pretty... Read more
What a Great Week
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      3 comments

I have been stuck in my weightloss for the past several month. I'll lose 5 pounds and then gain it back. A few of us at work were talking last week about how we need more motivation and accountability. So we all decided that we would try the Sou... Read more
Half Marathon Training
Thursday, August 11, 2011      4 comments

Running a half marathon has been on my bucket list for about 3 years. I wanted to run one last year but right after I started training for it I hurt my back really bad and couldn't run for almost two months. So the local annual half/full maratho... Read more

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