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My August Challenge
Thursday, August 04, 2011      2 comments

Since this is such an incredibly busy month, I challenge me to make time to track and weigh daily. It is much easier for me to let things slide.............so, since I am a goal oriented soul, my goal is tracking daily. The hope is that another ... Read more
August equals busy busy busy
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      1 comments

This is our busiest month. The business of it is a challenge to weight loss, weight management. It is much easier to pull through a drive through and grab that quick and nutritionally vacant meal. One thing that I read in Michael Pollan's book F... Read more
being thankful, being kind
Thursday, July 28, 2011      1 comments

Reading some blogs here makes me realize what a blessed life I have lived growing up with parents that expected the best of me, believed in me, and helped me to be my best. Now I have a husband that does the same. Kindness is under-observe... Read more
reading real books
Friday, July 15, 2011      1 comments

life goes on Up again and ran my 4 doing the intervals thing. I can hardly believe how much stronger I have gotten in such a short time, plus it is fun! Reading 2 books, You Can Do This Diet by Don Colbert and The Omnivores Dilemma by ... Read more
learning from running intervals
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      2 comments

So I have been running intervals for the last week or so. Didn't know that was what they were called until one of the regulars on the path explained what I was doing to me. Seems that intervals make one a stronger runner over all. I just figured... Read more
15 points from my next trophy
Thursday, June 30, 2011      1 comments

Ran 4 this morning. So funny how heading out I usually feel unable to make 4 because I'm stiff and sore and still a little sleepy. The farther I go the farther I can go. My body and brain wake up, my muscles warm up and joints ease up. I always ... Read more
too busy not to rest
Thursday, June 16, 2011      1 comments

The busier I am, the more I know I need down time. Time to sit and knit and think and read and pray and just drift and chill. Ran 4 this morning. Felt so good! I'm learning to listen more to my body. There are days when 3 is plenty, or eve... Read more
dedicated to sparking
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      0 comments

it is easy to want to be dedicated to sparking. It just makes such kind and gentle sense. Yesterday I ran 3.5 and biked 11 and then later walked another hour just because that was what my visiting kin folks wanted to do. Felt great!!!! ... Read more
hang in there.........
Saturday, June 11, 2011      2 comments

I love reading other's blogs about hanging in there. I look at myself, still essentially where I was a year ago as far as weight, not being as diligent about pursuing the rest of the weight loss, and sometimes I do get discouraged. Then I t... Read more
getting enough potassium??? how???
Thursday, June 09, 2011      6 comments

Found out at my last doctor's appointment that my potassium was low. Wasn't until last week that I learned that low potassium can be a cause of hypertension.........particula
rly the diastolic number. Now why didn't my doctor tell me that????... Read more
addiction and mindfulness
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      2 comments

Busy day on the trail and now tons of stuff to do out and about. Prayers with friends in the middle of the day. So, again I have spent time re-reading some of my old blogs. Encouraging. Thinking about addiction. A recent explanation... Read more
biking with my buddy
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday dh and I went on a long bike ride down and around the back roads ending up at a local mall for lunch. Beautiful ride in lovely weather. Paying attention helps. Here's to another day of doing so. ... Read more
ran 4 this morning and WILL WRITE DOWN MY FOODS! day 1
Sunday, June 05, 2011      3 comments

I'm always ready to start again. Today I will write it all down. Ran 4 !!!!!! Felt so wonderful plus we saw 5 bunnies!... Read more
running but not writing
Thursday, June 02, 2011      3 comments

Yes, I know I need to write this down. I'm determined to do it today. Today will be day one of this streak. Ran 1.5 and walked 1 Yesterday ran 2 and biked 8, ate healthy breakfast and then blew much of the rest of the day. I'm still th... Read more
back on the trail, sort of
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      2 comments

Today I jogged 3 miles. My right foot is still a little numb but no pain. I realize more and more that it is exercise that has maintained my weight loss and that the eating is the area where I lose more. That being said, I know that I need to be... Read more

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