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This 'n' That & A Good Joke
Monday, October 04, 2010      9 comments

I felt like posting a Ramblin' Blog today (actually I wanted to post a good joke) Yesterday was a lovely day, sunny and pleasant. A perfect day to run a 10K. (Of course, that was run on Saturday in the rain, wind and cold. Oh, well.) ... Read more
Oh, the places you'll go . . . . .
Sunday, October 03, 2010      14 comments

The morning of 10/05/09 began a journey that surprises me to this day. Many of you have seen this blog before but in case you haven't: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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The Best 5K Yet
Monday, September 13, 2010      13 comments

I ran the 5K portion of the Chicago 1/2 Marathon yesterday. It had been my intention to run the Half but too many things were getting in the way of my training during the summer and I had to make the decision to scrap my plans to run it this ye... Read more
New Year
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      4 comments

When I was a school student during the last century, the first day of school was ALWAYS the day after Labor Day. In my youth, the first day of school was also the start of some new diet and a promise to myself to do my homework right away and n... Read more
Lazy Days
Monday, September 06, 2010      10 comments

I want to get back in the Spark Parade but I'm too lazy to write all the "what I did on my summer vacation" details. I had a great summer, I can't remember a time I've been this happy and this satisfied with life. I was kind to myself an... Read more
Dive In
Friday, August 13, 2010      10 comments

It's been a great summer! I feel fresh and creative again and ready to explore new vistas. I'm not quite ready to be out of my "lurking" status but I'm getting close! I have been writing regularly now for my own entertainment and on more ... Read more
Where did she go?
Monday, July 26, 2010      12 comments

You know how some people are really active with SP and then disappear? I'm not one of them!! I know I've been scarce lately but I really am still here. I've been on a bit of a break recently from the real world (it's been so nice!!) and ... Read more
The power of Light
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      13 comments

There is a power in blogging. Some days the words just fly out of my brain and other days I delete more than I keep and eventually I have to save it all to try again another day. It's an activity that appeals to my creative side. Whenever I ... Read more
Goal Setting in Plateau Land
Monday, July 05, 2010      13 comments

Another installment from "Little House on the Plateau" What long-term goals will I set for myself while I'm living in Plateau Land? One goal I had set for myself was to be out of the obese category by my one-year SparkVersary. DIDN'T ... Read more
Playing the hand that life gives you
Sunday, July 04, 2010      8 comments

This morning I ran for the first time in two weeks. I had decided many weeks ago that if this plateau had not changed by the time I ran my 10K on 6/12, it was going to be time to change everything I was doing in the hope of getting my bod... Read more
Giving up isn't an option
Saturday, July 03, 2010      13 comments

I've never written a "month in review" blog up until now. I think I know why. THE NUMBERS: First 7 months: 59 pounds lost Next 6 months: 19 pounds lost Lost since 4/01: 3 pounds Lost since 5/05: ZERO Where my weight los... Read more
10K Part 2
Monday, June 14, 2010      10 comments

"I don't have a goal of running this whole thing, this is more symbolic for me." (written by me on 3/24) NUMBERS: 18,398 Runners 10K: 1:21:58 (82 minutes) Pace 13:12 5K Split: 38:52 When I registered for the 10K in March -... Read more
10K Blog #1
Sunday, June 13, 2010      11 comments

This is a blog I'm posting elsewhere today but I thought I'd share it here also. I'll have more details on my 10K tomorrow. A year ago, running wasn't even on my personal radar. At 250 pounds, it just didn't seem like an activity I would ... Read more
A little giggle from my Friend
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      11 comments

My brother was looking at my photos from the last year and he told me that my "before" pictures all look like mugshots. I posted some "before" and "after" shots recently wearing a navy and white top with those oh-so-flattering horizontal stripes... Read more
Seeking to astound myself (a really short blog)
Monday, June 07, 2010      12 comments

SEEK TO ASTOUND YOURSELF: That will be my theme as I start Year Two. I'm really excited about Saturday's 10K (5 days to go!!) The Saturday just past was my one-year SparkVersary but in my heart, Saturday's 10K is the completion of my fir... Read more

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