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The blogs that never get typed
Saturday, September 16, 2017      4 comments

I have been writing most of my blogs in my head lately. Does anyone else find themselves word-smithing to the rhythm of their feet as they pass the miles... Read more
Am I There Yet?
Saturday, August 12, 2017      7 comments

Never thought it would be hard to decide when to say "I'm there". But over time I have slid my goal weight down many times. In fact, I never really set... Read more
A "me" (and dogs) day
Sunday, June 25, 2017      9 comments

My husband had an event at work yesterday and so had to work all day, and both sons were off traveling. I packed up our two dogs, a lunch, and a light b... Read more
Isn't it great to have three days??
Monday, May 29, 2017      5 comments

Oh, how wonderful it felt to have THREE days this weekend! Things have been really busy at work with the end of the school year and prepping for summer. And then there were staff people on vacation and others calling in with a variety of "emerg... Read more
Ready to get back at it
Sunday, May 21, 2017      5 comments

The past two weeks I have had to miss workouts due to my work schedule, and also didn't track foods. Did ok, maintained, but this week I think I will b... Read more
A beautiful day
Sunday, May 14, 2017      8 comments

Wow, what a gorgeous day we had! I started the morning with 6 mile jog. At an easy pace since I did a 4 mile race yesterday, and ran it pretty hard. To... Read more
Drying out
Sunday, May 07, 2017      6 comments

Had to dodge a lot of large puddles today, but I got my long run in! I needed that attitude adjustment of exercise and sunshine! I am a much more pleas... Read more
Getting close ...
Sunday, April 30, 2017      3 comments

So I had to click on "Read more about ..." On my own Spark Page to find out how long I've been a member on SparkPeople. 2011! Over that time, I have moved my goal weight down several times as I approached my goal and then decided I could do a bi... Read more
Good week and a long run
Sunday, April 23, 2017      3 comments

This week I exercised hard and ate well. Lost a full pound toward this week's 5% challenge (which is the goal, a pound per week), and followed my exerc... Read more
Disappointing weigh-in
Sunday, April 16, 2017      5 comments

My official weight loss for the first week of the 5% challenge was .1. Yikes! But I've been exercising and eating well--I think it was just timing as I ... Read more
Prepping for the 5% Spring Challenge
Sunday, April 02, 2017      5 comments

The Spring 5% starts next Saturday. Yay! I successfully lost 5% in the winter challenge, and if I can do the next 5% I'll be at a healthy BMI. I've gone from grossly obese, to obese, to over weight, so it's exciting to be so close to healt... Read more
Long run, wet walk, rest
Sunday, March 26, 2017      5 comments

Had a 20k race yesterday. It was supposed to rain all day, but turned out warm and sunny. Nice, but 30 degrees warmer than my last runs, plus hilly!... Read more
Long run day
Sunday, March 12, 2017      6 comments

This weekend turned cold, but was sunny and beautiful. Friday I took it easy, because I'd had a crazy work week and had errands to run with my son... Read more
Final week of the 5% challenge
Sunday, March 05, 2017      4 comments

What a fun challenge! Almost to the end, and I'm closing in on that 5% goal. Going to be close ... ! Regardless of the weight loss total, it's been a good eight weeks. Tracked food every day, stepped up my workout time a little bit, and the ... Read more
No apologies necessary--I was there too
Sunday, February 26, 2017      11 comments

This week I had an idea for a new line of shirts that somebody should create. Sort of an "I was once there" series. Thought of it while I was doing my early AM exercise at the Y. I like the Y in the morning (I go at 5:45 am). It is not c... Read more

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