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Losing Inches Challenge

Saturday, August 10, 2013      1 comments

I've been thinking I need to give myself a new challenge. My weight has been within the healthy range for some time. Through calorie-counting and exercise it's been staying there. Read more

Have to be Happy with The Good

Tuesday, August 06, 2013      3 comments

I came about 10 miles short of last month's mileage goal for walking/jogging. In several ways, I let life get in the way of reaching my goal. I also chose some extra family time and rest over my goal, but I made the choices myself. I s... Read more

82 miles for July and 5 days to go...

Saturday, July 27, 2013      1 comments

This was such a busy week. I was unable to keep up the mileage pace, but I tried to sneak in walks/jogs when I could. In order to make my 100 mile goal for the month of July, I'll need to averagee 3.6 miles for the next 5 days. (It's very helpfu... Read more

51 miles so far this month!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013      1 comments

I'm having a debate with myself today. I logged just over 50 miles (walking or jogging) for the month of June and about the same for the month of May. Here it is only the 17th of July and I've already pretty much reached the same distance. ... Read more

Balance: Me vs. My Vocation

Monday, July 15, 2013      2 comments

I often find it difficult to achieve a balance between spending time on my health and spending time in my vocation. This is a common problem for many people, so I know I'm not alone. With the kids having more free time this summer it's also... Read more

How to Get Motivation

Saturday, July 06, 2013      4 comments

I'm always looking for new ways to stay motivated to eat right and to exercise. This week my husband had a great idea for me. --IF YOU HAVE A SHORT-TERM GOAL, LINK IT TO YOUR WORKOUT SOMEHOW-- Are you getting in shape for an upcoming c... Read more

Put in 51 miles so far in June!

Saturday, June 29, 2013      2 comments

It's really fun to keep a running total of how many miles I've walked/jogged. It's motivating to see them add up. It's a whole lot easier to put in the miles at this time of the year. What am I going to do when it's winter and we have weeks... Read more

I just won a SparkPeople DVD on the bonus wheel!

Thursday, June 13, 2013      5 comments

Wow, I feel like a real winner today! Who knows what the DVD will be like, but today I don't really care! emoticonRead more

Some things I need to work on...

Thursday, June 06, 2013      3 comments

Since my last post contained things I've been doing pretty well at (counting calories and exercising) I thought I'd share two things I haven't been doing so well at. --Eating at least 5 fruits and veggies and drinking 8 glasses of water-- ... Read more

It's an Investment

Saturday, June 01, 2013      5 comments

--Counting Calories and Exercising-- These are two things I don't particularly enjoy. I do see how important they are to my overall health goals, though. That's why I'm willing to put in the time and effort. Counting calories takes up ... Read more

Thankful for the push

Friday, April 26, 2013      2 comments

When I woke up today, I really didn't feel like getting out for a walk/jog. I knew in my head that I wanted to finish April's Rise and Shine Challenge strong. My body didn't have the same idea. Thankfully, dh reminded me that I had wanted t... Read more

12,707 steps

Friday, April 05, 2013      5 comments

I want to post this in a blog so I remember. As far as I know, this is the greatest number of steps I've taken in one day since I've been tracking. I was exhausted by the end of the day, but today I'm up and ready to go again. Read more

I feel like Wall-E lately

Tuesday, April 02, 2013      4 comments

Have you seen the Disney movie Wall-E? He's a trash compactor whose job it is to clean up the Earth. He's solar-powered, so every morning he basks in the sun and recharges his battery. I've felt so "recharged" these past couple of weeks sin... Read more

April Rise and Shine Challenge

Saturday, March 30, 2013      4 comments

I'm thinking about doing SP's new challenge to rise and shine. We're asked to either get in some exercise first thing in the morning or get a good breakfast (or both). Getting the breakfast would be easy (I've been challenging myself to do ... Read more

Words of Wisdom from a Nine Year-Old

Friday, March 22, 2013      8 comments

My kids and I were looking through the SparkPeople motivational quotes page. There's a lot of good stuff there, and my kids recognized that. We all printed off quotes that would help us in our work, school, healthy journey. After reading th... Read more


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