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Wearing These Capri Today! I was 145 (my lowest weight) in this pic. I am 152 today!

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I am a working mom to 3 active children ages 13, 10, & 7. We are blessed to be able to provide many opportunities for our kids to learn, grow and express themselves. However, this also makes for very busy parents. It has become a real challenge to make time for myself. Honestly it has started to feel impossible. I''m really trying to put into prospective the fact that I''m not the only one in this situation and that it is possible to fit in things that matter like your health and exercise. It''s not that you can''''s how can you? Its a challenge I''ve started with myself called 1 Good Thing. What 1 Good Thing have you done for yourself today?

Member Since: 8/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 20,003

My Goals:
7/4 Grateful Nation 5K
w/ my girls 45:00

6/27 Montana Mucker 5K Mud Run 1 hr 25 min

MT Governor's Cup 5K w/ the Kids
Times: 53:15 Me
53:09 DS
45:04 DD#1
32:43 DD#2

Light the Night 5K to benefit YMCA!!! 41:44

Get at least 10 minutes of fitness 6/7 days a week
Drink 8 glasses of water/day
Do 1 good thing for myself each day

My Program:
Rookie Running Program

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

Low Carb Eating

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5/21/2011 - First 5K
Race for the Cure
Time: 38:37
Freedom Run 5K
Time: 33:42

Lakeside 5K
Time: 33:32

Race for the Future

1/28/12 Frost Fever 5K
Time: 35:50

3/17/12 Run to the Pub 10K
Time: 1 Hr 8 min 19 sec

4/21/12 Warrior Run 10K
Time: 1 hr 13 min

5/19/12 Race for the Cure 5K
Time: 35:15

6/9/12 Gov. Cup 5K (w/ my kids!)
Time: 40:58

6/20/12: 10 Spoon 10K
Time: 1 hr 20 min

7/4/12: Grateful Nation 5K
Time: Injured! No Run.

Run to Pub 10K
Time: 1:11:53

10 Spoon 10K
Time: 1:15:18

Run to Pub 10K
1hr 29 min

Light the Night 5K

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  • v MSHEL7
    Yep, we found a calico, can you believe it? I can't! Thought we would never see one again after we lost our last cat. She just showed up here already grown-was a great cat, so I wanted another one, I remember calicos being sweet, my mom always got calicos.
    2 days ago
    I'm sorry...I'm being totally spotty in communication...I'm having a rough week...still trying to KCKO. I totally know what you mean about coconut water and mouth-feel weirdness! When I first tried it, it made me reminded me of how your mouth gets all sour and watery right before you vomit....ugh! But now I like it...I cannot even explain it. Still...very rare, medicinal treat for me, obviously.

    By the way....I tried the bacon onion rings....SO. YUMMY. We had them with sri racha (SP??) mayo...less than 1g carbs per serving...really really good. Will definitely try that again. :)
    2 days ago
    I typed a long message and then lost it! Grrrrr!
    Basically I said I didn't stay true to low carb on vacation. I tried, and did well at breakfast but was always famished by the afternoon or evening and would eat whatever. I didn't have the patience to wait in two lines for different kinds of food. The good thing is I only gained a half a pound. I think the amount of walking we did helped.
    I went to the store today and stocked up on veggies, cheese, and other healthy low carb foods so I can start fresh tomorrow.
    I downloaded to Atkins app and I am going to test the tracking feature on it for a little while. We will see how long that lasts, I hate tracking my food. But I think if I try for a little while I will get good at eyeballing foods.
    3 days ago
    Hey lady!!! I tell you what, so far my summer has just been go go go lol. Been up to Holter a few times, the hubs just bought a jetski so I'm sure we'll be up there a lot more. Little one is almost done with softball and we get a few months rest. My two younger sister are both getting married this next week so that's been hectic.

    As for races I think I'm going to do the Great Falls triathlon and the Kickin Assphault Half Marathon. I definitely have to do the half marathon, I need a time for when I register for the Disney Half.

    I got a new kitten, like 2 days ago :) I'll post a pic here soon. He's keeping us pretty busy.

    What you got planned this summer? Anything utterly relaxing for your sake?
    4 days ago
    I just posted your blog on spark! What an awesome blog. Just re-read it again. Could not agree more with what you just wrote on my page. My hubby and I both lost weight before I became pregnant with the twins and we continued to eat mostly meat, salads, veggies and fruits. We stopped buy crap years ago. He has maintained his 65 pound weight loss for almost 3 years eating the same way - low carb, lots of protein, lots of veggies. I will say he will now have more than just the occasional cheat meal whereas before he used to be very strict. Its kinda like Monday - Friday he keeps it all business and on the weekends, if we go out to eat, he will have a burger and fries or ice cream with the kids. Monday-Friday he eats the same things for breakfast and lunch. I want to get to where he is but I know for my body I can never go back to eating carbs and fruits the WAY I was doing it before. I was eating a TON of carbs in veggies and fruit. And literally, my body cannot process it. I am on victoza which hopefully won't last forever. I was eating SOOOO much fruit cuz that is what WW tells you can DO but some people just can't!
    4 days ago
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