Looking toward Spring!
Here we are on the last day of February. I like March, because it's the gateway to Spring. Daylight Savings begins, our days stretch longer, the air gets warmer, the heavy layers aren't so necessary, and the snow melts away. For the most part... Read more
A week down and life is CLEAN.
I have completed one week of clean eating. It was a great week!
In my estimation, I ate clean 90-95% of the time.
*I lost 4.8 lbs in the week.
*I have a ton of energy this week (but funny how the Christmas stuff still isn't put away... Read more
Happy New Year and a Reset!
I love going back and reading my new year commitment for the past year:
It's eye opening and I like reflecting on what worked and what didn't.
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40 Day Countdown!
40 days to the Warrior Dash. Even though I think I could pull it off now, another 40 days of training will help with my upper body strength. And really, it doesn't matter all that much- I'm going with a group of friends that don't have any oth... Read more
What a difference a year makes...
Here's my family and my sister's family last year (2011) on Mt. Megunticook in Camden, Maine in July. I'm in the green shirt and green hat (or you can identify me by the spare tire around my waist that I hauled up the mountain.) I was around 1... Read more
A goal refresher before vacation...
I woke up and weighed in for SparkPeople's Biggest Loser Summer Challenge, Week 3. I was happy to see a 1.8 pound loss, especially during a holiday week.
With my family vacation approaching in a couple of days, my goals have to remain in... Read more
A "Healthy" Obsession
I just took a SparkPeople quiz called "Are You Obsessed with Exercise?" and my score/result:
You have a healthy obsession with exercise.
I'll take it. While I don't obsess, I do exercise every day. There's rarely a day off, especiall... Read more
Welcome June! A 10lb challenge starts!
I'm so glad June is here.
June means a crazy end-of-school-year schedule for the kids, with celebrations here, there and everywhere, end of year projects, checklists galore, and of course, the beginning of the end of the continuous crazy s... Read more
A new gym phase.
As I was getting all of my heavier weights dusted off yesterday, I looked around my bedroom at my space, and got bummed that there was no way to fit a squat rack in near my elliptical machine. That beast is huge.
In addition to my thirst... Read more
Refocusing on RESULTS.
I've been struggling lately with the blahs...I'm down to the last 20 pounds to lose. I've been off the wagon but still eating healthy, running, biking, exercising, but not counting calories. When I'm not entirely focused on counting calories,... Read more
A new year, and it is mine.
I'm back, after being on hiatus for a couple of months. During October, November and December, Mark and I continued to run, and we completed another 5K on November 19 here at home. It was my worst time for that route- it's in my neighborhood, ... Read more
Just DID it.
Yes, I did it! I ran my first official 5K yesterday. It was a trail run, so it was much different than what I had worked up to (running a flat 5K a couple times a week du... Read more
A major milestone!
I ran 3.2 today. I ran the flat portion on the bike path, so I have to work in some hills/trails for my first official 5K in October, but today was a milestone. I couldn't even run a mile in gym class in high school.
:)... Read more
That's the only thing I can think of for a title- blah. It's been a weird couple of weeks here, with Irene causing a power outage last week, the first day of school being postponed for a day, getting my Dad packed up and moved in with my broth... Read more
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Just pluggin' along.
I was down .4 this week. No biggie. Actually, for me that's pretty good considering I had that monthly visitor that usually has me up two pounds. :) And it's pretty good considering the fact that I went for another 1/2 glass of wine last nig... Read more