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Welcome to the No-Number Zone!
Monday, April 12, 2010      16 comments

I've been so obsessed with numbers lately. The number on the scale, the number of fitness minutes I have accumulated, the number that shows me my run time for today. That obsession is a danger sign for me. Nothing is good enough for me these... Read more
Will I run or will I talk?
Saturday, April 10, 2010      15 comments

I am running the 10K Bellin Run on 6/12/10. When I decided to do the Wednesday night "Run a Better Bellin" weekly runs, it was with the expectation that I would find a benefit in running with others that I wasn't experiencing in running by myse... Read more
There's No Hiding Place Down Here
Sunday, April 04, 2010      17 comments

If you're going to make a commitment, it might as well be public! I'm running my first 5K on May 1 and have registered for a 10K on June 12. My focus is really on the 5K; I have no expectation of running the entire 10K but I want to take a... Read more
Goal #1 Achieved!!
Friday, April 02, 2010      17 comments

Yesterday it became official: I have lost 75 pounds! When I joined SparkPeople in June of last year, I set my weight-loss goal at 75 pounds even though there would be 50 more pounds added if I ever hit that milestone. When I started, I fe... Read more
Calling All Rhubarb Fans!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      11 comments

I've enjoyed working in my yard over the past week. I have unlimited energy and I don't ache at the end of the day! All my fitness time over the past months has paid off! One of my favorite (and messiest) garden beds is one that was plant... Read more
Lessons from nature
Sunday, March 28, 2010      12 comments

And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anais Nin, Danish diarist (I love this quote; I included it on my SparkPage.) I've been working in my yard a lot over ... Read more
Transition Time
Sunday, March 21, 2010      11 comments

(This is pretty long. If you don't want to read through the whole thing, read the last section for a condensed version!) I've been trying to sum up the last seven days in one word. The word "anxiety" seemed to be the theme of each day but... Read more
Younger than Springtime!
Sunday, March 14, 2010      15 comments

Younger than Springtime! As I was waiting in a LONG checkout line at the grocery store, I picked up a copy of the April issue of Prevention magazine to throw in the cart. Inside was a quiz called "What's Your Feel Age?"; the introducti... Read more
How can I say no?
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      14 comments

Yesterday I responded to a blog by my SparkFriend, TREBLE02. She and her friend are challenging themselves to lose 18 pounds by her friend's wedding day on June 12. There were photos of the two of them and the two of them were so cute, I HAD t... Read more
Old dreams made new
Monday, March 01, 2010      14 comments

Growing up in the 1960's, my mom signed me up for the types of activities that girls did in those days: Girl Scouts, arts & crafts classes, piano lessons, ballet. I wasn't a particularly athletic kid so I'm not sure if there were any sports-typ... Read more
What keeps me moving?
Sunday, February 28, 2010      11 comments

This weeks's Biggest Loser Spring Challenge: List 5 things that motivate you to make healthy choices. I was taking a SparkPeople poll yesterday and this question jumped out at me: What's more motivating: looking better or being healthier and... Read more
Note to Self: Take lots of photos along the way
Monday, February 22, 2010      24 comments

Week 7 (the first time I could bear to take photos of myself) Week 14 ... Read more
Just a Happy Blog
Saturday, February 20, 2010      16 comments

Why am I so happy today? 1) The sun is shining, the temperature is above freezing and it's not windy today. I get to go outside for my run this afternoon! 2) I can see snowless parts of my backyard because the angle of the sun has cha... Read more
Need a laugh?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      15 comments

My brother emailed this to me this morning: On the first day, God created the dog and said: 'Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.... Read more
Finding Hope on the Journey
Monday, February 15, 2010      9 comments

I posted a blog yesterday about my struggle for the last month with a stuck scale and one of the comments I received included a question as to why I felt the need to end any blog I was writing on a happy upbeat note. I have lost 75 pounds... Read more

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