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Week 6 of Half Marathon Training
Tuesday, February 18, 2014      2 comments

I am on week 6 of the Half Marathon Training Plan and I am still not on schedule. My running is sporadic because of the weather, all treadmills at the gym were out of order, and other commitments. However, the treadmills are now working and when... Read more
Saturday, February 15, 2014      3 comments

'nuff said.... Read more
Keeping it real ~ about body image
Friday, February 14, 2014      6 comments

This is an awesome article about body image and what we see in the media is not necessarily realistic. These are the same week. It's the power of a moment, a good angle, and good lighting! Great article: Read more
Been Nutty...
Thursday, February 13, 2014      4 comments

I track my food and am amazed at how many of my calories come from foods I should eat less of, even the "good" foods like nuts and seeds. I seem to be stuck in a rut and cannot pull myself out. I am training for a half marathon and know I s... Read more
7 miler
Sunday, February 09, 2014      4 comments

Yeah! Two of the four treadmills at the gym were functional. I managed to get in a 7 miler before other people arrived and wanted to use the treadmill. I ran at the half marathon pace I am aiming for this April. The cold weather and nonfun... Read more
Would you like a cookie?
Sunday, February 09, 2014      3 comments

I decided that I need to get serious about eating majority of my calories from whole foods and cut way back on the junk. I have been tracking my food and although I am eating a lot of fruits, vegetables, and grains, I am still getting way too ma... Read more
I was totally floored by the Biggest Loser finale!
Wednesday, February 05, 2014      9 comments

Shocked is more like it. I cannot believe how unhealthy a couple of the contestants looked. And the comments about how the show is to be about healthy weight loss. Really? To lose that amount of weight in such a short time is about being health... Read more
Winter Storm
Sunday, January 26, 2014      6 comments

and I am eating like there is going to be no food tomorrow. What an appetite. I pulled my old Nordic Trac ski machine out and managed to do an hour. I was amazed at how strong I have become; the last time I used the machine I struggled to ... Read more
My husband's best friend is dying
Saturday, January 18, 2014      6 comments

Not only is this a sad thing but it is from a disease that happened because of lifestyle. What a wake up call for me. The choices we make have consequences; but sometimes we do not realize the seriousness of it until it is too late. ... Read more
Oh No! I thought these were gone!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      5 comments

I think I can say I am back on track. Finally, it was a struggle; especially since my husband and I developed a fondness for the Kirkland brand of European Cookies from Costco. We would buy some for gifts but always ended up eating them before w... Read more
Focusing on an accomplishments
Wednesday, January 08, 2014      5 comments

I am struggling with my eating right now, but am still getting in some workouts. I am hoping that will offset some of the damage. Yesterday at the gym, on the treadmill I finally reached a goal that I have been aiming for a couple of years now. ... Read more
sometimes I feel like such a failure...
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      7 comments

Not even a week into the New Year and my resolutions went out the window. It has been bitter cold here in MN and so I have not wanted to go to the gym. In addition to that, I watch my 2 1/2 year old grandson, who is a handful. He is into everyth... Read more
Yet another diet
Thursday, January 02, 2014      3 comments

Woman's World Magazine, a weekly magazine seems to have a new diet with each issue always promising quick results. Seriously? Is our attention span so short that a different diet is a marketing tool for the magazine on a weekly basis? Or is it ... Read more
I reached my running goal for the year
Monday, December 30, 2013      5 comments

Yesterday, I met my goal of running miles for the year: 600. I was not sure I would reach it because I had so many non-running weeks in the summer. But I put my mind to it and made the effort because I realized it was an attainable goal. I... Read more
New Year Goals
Thursday, December 26, 2013      2 comments

Well, it is that time again. My first goal is to get back to my maintenance weight, about 10 pounds. My focus will be on losing body fat % rather than just pounds. This means I will need to pay greater attention to the amount of fatty foods I ea... Read more

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