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Happy New Year
Monday, January 05, 2015      13 comments

So yeah... the last two weeks I have been on vacation. From work and from my "journey". I gained about 5 pounds. Hoping some of that is water. I am feeling a little guilty about the bad eating but mostly I feel bad because I let down my new ... Read more
Thursday, November 20, 2014      19 comments

Out on my run today I decided to go a bit further then my usual loop. This new course took me through a different part of the park and a path that had some low over hanging plants. I managed to come down on a branch with my left foot a... Read more
hodge podge catch-up blog
Friday, November 14, 2014      14 comments

Nothing momentous going on but thought I would post a catch-up blog. Funny true story that just happened: One of my twins and I walk into Trader Joe’s where they have a big display of fresh Brussel sprouts on the stalk. DS runs up to them... Read more
Run With The Zombies 5k
Saturday, October 25, 2014      21 comments

I did it! I ran the whole 5k. No stopping. No walking. Slow and steady got me to the end in 48 mins. Woke up around 6:45a. It's raining. Now, it hasn't rained in in like 7 months but the morning of my 5k it's raining. Figures, right... Read more
Wednesday, October 22, 2014      16 comments

Just a quickie... ;) Today is a run day, specifically, C25k, week 7, day 2. 20 mins no stopping. I'm chugging along somewhere around the 15 minute mark judging by the way I really wanted to stop LOL. I look up and see another plump gal ... Read more
Celebrating with food
Wednesday, October 22, 2014      17 comments

I love food. I know they say that you shouldn't celebrate with food, but it was my birthday yesterday and that is how I wanted to play it. :) I started my day with scrapple. Wha-huh, you say? Some background: My wife is ... Read more
Garage Sale
Monday, October 13, 2014      13 comments

The town my sister lives in has a city wide sponsored garage sale. You sign-up and the city hands out flyers and puts up posters around town and takes an ad out in the paper, so you can imagine it's pretty well attended. This year it looked li... Read more
Dietbet - 4 week bet is over! Results/Impressions
Thursday, October 09, 2014      10 comments

Four week Dietbet recap: I found out about and decided to sign up for a 4 week and a 6 month diet bet. Since they started at the same time I figured that I would be well on my way for the 6 month bet so I might as well sign-up for both at ... Read more
You are an inspiration!
Friday, October 03, 2014      11 comments

It's gonna be a hot one today. In the 90's at least. I decided that I would get my run in early. I usually run around lunch time but today that would be pretty brutal. Today I finished week 4 day 3 of C25k and I knew it would be challenging ... Read more
Tuesday, September 30, 2014      4 comments

A couple of my sparkfriends have recently posted blogs where they talk about how you see yourself vs how others see you. They give some really good advice about not being so hard on yourself. Other people are not nit picking all your faults if... Read more
Tried some new SparkRecipes
Sunday, September 14, 2014      6 comments

This morning I made Runner's Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes
16405 I didn't have fresh blueberries so used thawed frozen ones. I think it made the batter very runny so... Read more
All bets are IN!
Monday, September 08, 2014      5 comments

So I did it. I placed 2 bets on my weight loss. One is a kickstarter challenge, only 4 weeks, betting I can lose 4% of my body weight . Starts tomorrow and runs through October 6th. I also did the 6 mo 10% challenge. That also starts tomorrow... Read more
Monday, September 08, 2014      1 comments

I just heard about this site on MaggieRoseBowl's blog and went to check it out. I think I am going to give it a try with a 4 week/4 % challenge and a 6 mo/10% challenge. Hopefully the fact that I have some money down on my efforts will help me... Read more
Dear Future Self - read in case of emergency
Friday, September 05, 2014      7 comments

Dear Future Laura, This is your old self, sitting back at 255. Yeah, remember when we were down to 189? We are trying to get back there again now but maybe you are getting tried of being good. Of eating the right foods. Exercising. Maybe... Read more
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      4 comments

Time to get over the depression and disappointment. Stop beating myself up. Going to focus on the fact that I have done this before, I can do it again. Looking through the blogs it looks like a lot of us are "starting over" this month. Well ... Read more

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