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OK, has anyone seen a "Joggler" before?

Thursday, February 20, 2014      20 comments

Had a great run today. I forgot my Garmin, so I don't know how fast I ran or how far. I just ran! It was a lot of fun. Then.....to top my fun run.... I saw this guy running towards me. He was a barefoot runner (not for me, but cool... Read more

I LOVE when His truth comes into focus and changes your whole way of thinking!

Monday, January 06, 2014      12 comments

I did this devotional on YouVersion called, "Made to Crave: 21 Day Challenge", when I first started my weight loss journey last January, but I thought it would be good to do it again after a year of clarity. On Day 2, the author draws a par... Read more

I'm back home from the hospital--thanks for the prayers!

Saturday, December 14, 2013      16 comments

Just wanted to let my SparkFriends know that I'm doing well. Thank you so much for your prayers!! Had a gynecological surgery Friday and there is a little pain and discomfort, but overall I feel much better today. My sweet husband has... Read more

4 days until my surgery

Tuesday, December 10, 2013      11 comments

I went to pre-op appointment this morning. Hubby drove me through the ice to get there. That was fun. Gynecological surgery is set for Friday. Praying the surgeon will be able to do it by laproscope. He is going to try. If all goes well,... Read more

Dirty Girl Mud Run 2013 with pictures

Saturday, October 12, 2013      22 comments

I remember telling myself that I would run any distance, but I would NEVER want to do a mud run. Boy, was I wrong. This is my 2nd mud run and again...I had a BLAST! All the Soul Sisters, pre-mud: Read more

Never say never...My 1st Half Marathon

Sunday, September 29, 2013      30 comments

Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon - 9/22/13 The morning was perfect. The temperature was cool and the skies were clear. As we were getting ready to start our race, the hot air balloons were also getting ready to take off. Read more

Despite the setbacks, I'm ready for my 1st Half Marathon!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013      22 comments

When I registered back in the Spring, it seemed so far away. Now, it's here! 7 days to race day. And I am so excited! 1. This summer, I developed a Morton's Neuroma in my foot. If you don't know what that is, it is simply an enlarged ner... Read more

Words I never thought would come out of my mouth...

Tuesday, September 03, 2013      30 comments

Last year, the thought of walking to the mailbox or through a parking lot was exhausting. I was almost 300 lbs. and got winded going up a few stairs. What a difference a year can make! My husband asked me how much I would be running this ... Read more

“Autobiography in Five Short Chapters”

Saturday, July 20, 2013      22 comments

I was in a bible study this past year and our leader read this poem at the beginning of class. She read it this week again as we concluded our class. I came home, found it online and read it to my husband. He asked a great question, "what chap... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Secret, Slightly Embarrassing Goals...UPDATE

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      311 comments

This was one of my 1st blogs I wrote on Thursday, January 31, 2013. I had no idea that I would meet these goals so soon. When I wrote them 6 months ago, they seemed so far out there. Here is my original blog with my updates added in. Than... Read more

Newest member of the family - Grace our kitty cat

Tuesday, July 09, 2013      17 comments

After losing two kitties a couple of years ago, I said that I just couldn't get attached again. I had my Ebby kitty for over 17 years. I loved her so much! Now I have two! My nephew asked us to adopt his kitty cat since he went away to c... Read more

Learning to love my body--now

Tuesday, July 02, 2013      10 comments

I went to a b-day party a couple of weeks ago and recently I saw a few pictures from the party. Despite losing over 70 lbs. so far, a few of the angles were, as you might say, less than flattering. My first inclination was to critique my b... Read more

Funny story about my mindset change

Saturday, June 22, 2013      13 comments

We're going to to a surprise b-day party tonight for a friend at Love and War in Texas. As usual, I went to the internet to look at their menu to figure out what I want to eat beforehand. I saw on the menu that they have this contest that i... Read more

Who Knew This Would Be the Time When I Actually Did It

Sunday, June 16, 2013      10 comments

After a lifetime of trying to lose weight, through all my failures, I had no idea that it would actually work this time. Don't get me wrong, I could not be more happy and grateful! In hindsight, I do wish I would have chronicled my startin... Read more

Continued prayer for Oklahoma

Tuesday, May 21, 2013      10 comments

I came across this prayer from Groundwire on my Facebook page. I echo these prayers. Father God, Would you be near to those who have recently experienced tragedy. Bless them in unexpected ways. Heal their hearts and help them cope w... Read more


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