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Hiked & Hiked & Hiked

Tuesday, May 26, 2015      5 comments

Spent Memorial Day weekend hiking with my daughter & two other families (5 kids & 5 adults) in Shenandoah National Park. Kids ranged in age from 5 to 10, and adults ranged in frame from skinny, fit triathletes to - well, me. It was a gre... Read more

Promised myself I'd blog twice a week, so I am

Friday, May 22, 2015      1 comments

Weird week. After I had to put my cat down on Saturday, my sister's dog died on Tuesday and then I had my 40th birthday on Wednesday. And I still haven't gotten the birthday decorations from my daughter's Pokemon Party on Mother's Day weekend ... Read more


Monday, May 18, 2015      2 comments

I had to put my cat to sleep this past weekend. It was awful. He was old and had congestive heart failure and couldn't breathe, so I know it was the right thing - but it was still awful. And then I drowned the emotions in sugar. Which o... Read more

Starting Over. Again.

Friday, May 15, 2015      2 comments

So last year I turned 39 and I was determined not to go into my 40s still dealing with weight. SO I started tracking. And moving. And eating less. And I lost about 25 lbs! But then I stopped tracking. And moving. And started eating more...... Read more

Getting Back to Tracking

Monday, January 05, 2015      0 comments

I never got back to tracking after my August vacation last year! AUGUST!!!! Not a shock - I haven't lost a pound in that time. Somewhat a shock - I haven't really gained a pound either. Since I still have a VERY LONG way to go to get to ... Read more

Still Struggling

Wednesday, September 10, 2014      0 comments

I have really struggled since coming back from vacation. I start tracking each day - but by dinner I have stopped tracking. Ugh. Don't think I have done a full day yet. I have tried to start back up my exercise routine. Its slow and struggl... Read more

Back From Vacation

Sunday, August 24, 2014      3 comments

I went to the beach for a week with every intention to track the whole time. But, that lasted about a day. Not only did I not track, but I ate whatever I liked. Amazingly, I got on the scale this morning and it hadn't changed a bit. I didn't... Read more

Why did I just eat that?

Thursday, August 07, 2014      1 comments

Haven't been feeling great recently, and have been walking instead of running and not working out every day. Add to that an extra dessert here and there and the scale today says I gained almost 5 lbs back. Ugh. Then I am sitting here no... Read more

The Changing Palate

Tuesday, July 29, 2014      2 comments

I am pleased to say I got a cortisone shot in my knee last week and it has helped a lot! I have been able to run on the treadmill and the local train again. I still get really sore in various and sundry places, but it is MUCH more manageable. ... Read more

Pain - the pain of stopping vs the pain of keeping going

Sunday, July 20, 2014      0 comments

I keep chugging away at things. I am continually walking that fine line of pushing myself and balancing the pain in various parts of my body. My knee is really hurting but I am still working hard at it I don't know if running and losing the w... Read more

Plateau Busted!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014      1 comments

My weirdo plan worked! I took a week off of tough exercise & ate more calories (esp protein) and slept more...and ta daaa...I lost 5 pounds!!!! I also felt better - a lot better. SO much better that last night I went to my favorite trail and ... Read more

Plateau Busting?

Thursday, July 10, 2014      1 comments

After dropping 14 pounds, I stayed at exactly 229 or 230 for over a month. I have tried exercising more, and that did nothing. Then this week I just got exhausted. So, I decided to try to the other approach....stop exercising for a few days. ... Read more

Trying to not be frustrated

Thursday, July 03, 2014      2 comments

I have been at 230 lbs for a month now. I have been working out almost every day. I track absolutely everything. While there have been a couple days where I went over my calories, they have been the exception. I am trying to not be discoura... Read more

Proud I Kept Up With my Journey On Vacation

Friday, June 27, 2014      2 comments

I am just back from 6 days in Florida - and I am EXTREMELY proud to report that managed to keep up with my food tracking and exercise routine on my trip! While I didn't work out every day (I count trekking through a theme park in mega heat as e... Read more

Wish SP Would Correct The Fitness Tracker on Stationary Recumbent Bikes

Friday, June 06, 2014      0 comments

I have been loving my new stationary recumbent bike. With all the pain my joints have been in recently, I have LOVED being able to knock out 10 miles on that and not be in crippling pain. The problem? Tracking it on the SP Fitness Track... Read more

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