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I did it!!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2015      3 comments

And I wasn't even the slowest turtle on the course! In fact, there were people still on the course as I was leaving. And I was there for a good 30 to 45 minutes after I finished. I feel fabulous (aside from all my muscles screaming at me)! And I... Read more

I may be a turtle...BUT!

Saturday, August 29, 2015      4 comments

It's Saturday and I have a 5k I'm participating in today called the Foam Glow (mentioned in a previous blog post). I'm looking so forward to it, even if I am going to be the turtle on the race course. You see it has been at least 5 years since I... Read more

Baby Steps: First Step

Thursday, August 27, 2015      2 comments

I know they say baby steps in getting back to being healthy, but a friend is dragging me kicking and screaming (okay, so they are more like squeals of joy) to a Foam Glow 5K here in Indy this Saturday night. I won't be running, but I'll be walki... Read more

I Can Do It

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      5 comments

Back on June 25th, I was admitted to the hospital and was there for a weeklong stay. I had hit a wall and could no longer function. I had given up and I made an attempt on my own life. I felt like there was no hope left in me. I was at an impass... Read more

The 2015 Fall 5% Challenge

Monday, August 24, 2015      2 comments

Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exerci... Read more

Turn Around...NOW!!!!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2015      12 comments

That's what I keep telling myself right now. Turn around before it's too late! 200 lbs is looming in the horizon again as I hit 196 again. And I'm not happy about it. And here I had been contemplating a trip to the pancake house this morning. I ... Read more

Spring Challenge: My Recommitment

Saturday, April 04, 2015      6 comments

I, Brenda, make a recommitment as of April 4, 2015 to become more fit, healthy, and vibrant. I've slacked off this past month, but have overcome hurdles that now warrant a new commitment to my well-being.... Read more

There's Always Tomorrow

Sunday, March 29, 2015      8 comments

Isn't that what we always say....there's always tomorrow? Well, tomorrow never actually never comes. It always remains tomorrow in many senses. What we really need is TODAY! So, TODAY I am getting back into the swing of things with my diet and e... Read more

Bumps & Bruises Along the Way

Saturday, March 21, 2015      3 comments

Here we are, the first full day of Spring and I'm no where near the 10 lb mark I had hoped for the month of March. I still have a week left, but dropping 10 lbs in one week is left to those on The Biggest Loser...and that was usually in the firs... Read more

March Challenge 2015

Sunday, March 01, 2015      6 comments

I belong to a place called The Onion Factory ( ). I've lost over 25 lbs since the beginning of November. I've had sluggish weigh loss since the beginning of the year, as I've had some major challenges and hiccup... Read more

The Key to Happiness

Saturday, February 21, 2015      2 comments

This week's "Living the Good Life" activity during the 2015 Winter 5% Challenge is taking 10 minutes a day and doing something that brings happiness to our hearts. Well, let me tell you a story (a true one at that). My cousin lost her son i... Read more

It's Kind of Funny

Sunday, February 01, 2015      7 comments

I know that one of the keys to losing weight is strength training, and that in order to successfully train is to work the muscles to exhaustion. Well, Tuesday was one of my ST days, and afterward I went out to dinner with a gal from class. I sat... Read more

What Motivates Me?

Saturday, January 03, 2015      9 comments

My motivational goals for the 2015 Winter 5% Challenge are slightly different than goals I've set for myself in the past. Maybe it is because I'm living the results of those goals now more than ever. But, for the sake of a new challenge, an... Read more

A blank slate and a new outlook

Friday, January 02, 2015      5 comments

Each day is a blank slate. Each year we start that blank slate with a new book of 365 blank pages. Today, my page 2 will be hitting the gym to conquer the elliptical (it is becoming my favorite machine). Then tonight I have cooking class and gro... Read more

Struggling to find balance

Sunday, December 14, 2014      4 comments

As I write this, I've lost 13 lbs and 10 1/2" since the beginning of November. I'm down from a size 16 to a size 14 and people are starting to take notice. But I'm struggling at finding a perfect balance to sustain this weightloss pattern. ... Read more

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