I am having a very hard time convincing myself that sticking to losing weight is worth it. My half marathon is over, so I should be able to get back to a self guided exercise program, but honestly it isn't happening. I am not sure how much of ... Read more
Incredibly emotional evening.
I had a very good day today, feeling tired, but made it through most of the day pretty well. Then, in the evening, I had some serious aggression issues with my youngest child which sends me into an emotional spiral most of the time and I deal w... Read more
Shish Kebob for dinner
We made shish kebob for dinner tonight, the kidlets loved making up their spears and seeing the results. They were loading up on veggies tonight! It was so colourful, it was really fun. A lot of work! Well worth it.... Read more
Sending out a great big thank you to all of my spark friends! You guys are totally awesome, all of your comments, emails and goodies mean a lot to me! I look forward to Sparking as often as I can, and it always brightens my day to see what eve... Read more
Race Report My First HM super long
I DID IT! I DID IT! I finished my first 1/2 marathon on Sunday. It is one of the hardest things I have ever done in my WHOLE life!
Starting Friday night, my excitement level started to rise. I slept poorly Friday night in anticipat... Read more
Less than 48 hours to my first half marathon!
I couldn't be more excited! I have been nervous all week, found it hard to fit in all of my last week of training runs. I actually missed one entirely, but I am not stressing over it at all. I go tomorrow morning to pick up my race kit and p... Read more
The count down is on
I am getting really excited for my upcoming half marathon. I decided to fundraise for this event, and I have already got sponsors for over $300.00. Also, the support I am getting from friends and family is phenomenal. Not to mention the suppo... Read more
12.5 miles, 2:42, last 1:30 in the rain
My run today was inspirational for me. I really struggled after 12 days off to start off with such a huge distance for me. I felt phenomenal starting out, and tried to rein myself in a bit, but forgot after a while. I pushed really hard up a ... Read more
23 days of no sugar junk food so far
I am still doing very well with no sugar junk food. Haven't caved in once. My sodium intake is not getting any better, and I haven't tracked my food for a long time. I am trying to be more concious and make healthy choices though, so hopefull... Read more
Just another Saturday
I am doing well with my sugar intake, so far I am 11 days in. Also, I am 4 days in a row of tracking and in range. My weight bumped up a bit today, but not because I overate. I track my sodium, and it is through the roof for the last 4 days n... Read more
Could my Around the Bay Road Race 2010 dream still be alive?
I was offered (possibly) a chance to participate in the race I started training for back in October and was unable to register for before it got full. Somebodies brother broke his ankle two days after registering, and if he still has his "ticke... Read more
7 sugar free days complete
Today is Day 7 of no sugar for me! I am feeling really good about it. I had a very emotional day today, and many times I wanted to eat the tray of fudge in my fridge which is intended for my kidlets. I resisted, and honestly, it wasn't as har... Read more
My long run that got longer, and no sugar Day 5
No sugar again today, and only a very minor headache tonight. My long run today was supposed to be 11 miles. I had it set up on my Garmin, all I had to do was press start. Then, after warm up, it beeped at me to slow down, I had my speed zone... Read more
My sugar free brain, no sugar Day 4
Okay, so, I don't think my sugar free brain was firing on all cylinders yesterday, blogging about Day 2, 2 days in a row! Hmmmmmmm.......... Anyway, today was Day 4, and it is a roaring success. I was on the go all day today, and had no sugar... Read more
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Day 2 of no sugar
I found myself hungrier than usual today, same as yesterday. Still no sugar though! Going strong, big headache again tonight too. Any day now could end with no headache, I look forward to it!... Read more