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Healthy weight loss CAN include beer and chicken wings..
Saturday, February 04, 2012      5 comments

I am having a lot of success I am unofficially down 19lbs (unofficial because this is the first day at this weight) since November. I want to share what has helped this success. First I exercise and burn a lot of calories, sorry there is no way ... Read more
FitBit review
Friday, February 03, 2012      2 comments

I just got mine on Wednesday and so far I am loving it. I love the "health flower" I don't like when it shrinks so I get up and get moving in an effort to keep it healthy and big. I like the sleep feature, it is interesting to see my sleep/wake ... Read more
Rewarding and Heartbreaking
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      6 comments

A puppy mill was recently siezed in Iowa 88 total dogs, most of them Cocker Spaniels. I had already been considering volunteering at the humane society. But with the Cockers it was a now it is happening kind of thing. 16 ended up at our local sh... Read more
I'm too energetic for my job...
Friday, January 27, 2012      2 comments

I know I'm sure that sounds a bit strange, but I feel cooped up most nights, I want nothing more to be slogging out a few miles or 10, or whatever. I'm blogging to stay sane, I am slowly going crazy 1,2,3...I get up at work and I move, but I ca... Read more
Dive, tuck, and roll...
Thursday, January 26, 2012      1 comments

I will see where this goes before I title it. Thinking about the Biggest Loser season 13 (yeah I'm hating the drama too, so I have been loosely following this season) I got to thinking about the 2 girls that are the former athletes. I realize th... Read more
Now and then and back again? MOTIVATION!!
Saturday, January 21, 2012      3 comments

This is me now, I am happy and getting healthier, and I am an athlete. And I have awesome eyes (my one feature I will not be modest about) This is me then (2003) I was h... Read more
Faster now..
Monday, January 16, 2012      6 comments

Friday I went XC skiing and then after the boyfriend got home we went to the gym. I wasn't expecting much from myself on the treadmill since I had already skied for the day. The night got off to a good start when my boyfriend stated how good I ... Read more
Lessons Learned from an Epic Fail
Thursday, January 12, 2012      3 comments

This may sound rather familiar to some. Today I started out with best intentions, I have been on fire. And then a little stress set in, the time of the month arrived, and somewhere in my best intentions I ate like there was no tomorrow. I don't ... Read more
This is the year I reach onederland
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      3 comments

I don't know what it is, maybe I have found peace with myself, maybe its cause I'm happy and in love, maybe because I finally stopped trying to lose weight and am focusing on being an athlete. Maybe because I am not so over focused that I am str... Read more
My 5 year Sparkiversary (a Thank you to friends and a reflection)
Monday, January 09, 2012      4 comments

I recently hit that milestone and I thought I should reveal what spark has done for me. Okay yeah I have lost 60lbs since my ultimate breakdown day, that wasn't my first day on spark granted, I gained and lost for about 2-3 of these years. But s... Read more
2012 Race Calendar
Saturday, January 07, 2012      3 comments

May 19 MAF HM June 3 Pigman Sprint Triathlon August 19 Pigman Long Course October 7 Chicago Marathon??(this is the only one yet to be decided)... Read more
I feel like an Athlete...
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      6 comments

I have been super focused since early November, mostly because that is when the idea of a half iron distance triathlon started to be a reality. I made it through the holidays and lost weight, I'm 3, now 4 days into January and I feel more focuse... Read more
2012 Goals and Plans
Friday, December 30, 2011      7 comments

The big focus this year is going to be on the Pigman Long Course 70.3. Big picture is I am shooting to lose about 30bs by March. March 4th becomes training time, I hope to continue to lose another 30lbs from March until around August. August ... Read more
When I can't make the gym
Thursday, December 29, 2011      6 comments

I am armed with all kinds of tools, no excuses. I have a treadmill, a cycle trainer, P90X, TurboFire, Insanity, free weights, kettlebells, and of course body weight exercises and the great outdoors. I have no excuses not to get a workout in, ev... Read more
Fit Christmas
Sunday, December 25, 2011      3 comments

Here is my new toy compliments of my boyfriend Mike Mike putting it together while I got ready for work ... Read more

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