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What else could go wrong......
8/22/2014 11:13:07 AM,  7 COMMENTS

What else could go wrong.......almost anything this week it seems! First my car brakes started making noises, leading to a $500 repair bill, then aft...  Read more


Prepping for obstacle run
8/19/2014 8:15:01 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So I looked at m calendar and realized I'm scheduled for a Vino and the Beast run this Sunday. It's similar to a warrior dash except we run through vi...  Read more


First day back at work
8/18/2014 4:42:54 PM,  0 COMMENTS

is going really well!! I had my typical breakfast and packed my dinner (leftover slice of pizza with vegetables and banana) and prepped myself to eat...  Read more


Things I have to go through to be healthy
8/18/2014 2:38:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am not sure if I will be able to join social events when there is lots of sweets around. Yesterday at my mother in laws birthday party there was bir...  Read more


8.15.2014 Notes
8/15/2014 10:03:48 PM,  0 COMMENTS

- I've been really frustrated lately. By just about everything. - On the bright side, I'm doing well enough with good food choices and portions,...  Read more


Thought of the day 8.15.14
8/15/2014 7:21:13 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have had some issues with my glutes and my hamstring as of late. For a long time i felt one of my glute muscles was a cable. Yes, quite uncomfortabl...  Read more


End of Summer
8/15/2014 10:37:36 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Now that summer is coming to an end, my weight tends to go up so I will be back on here more often. Welcome back! hahah...  Read more


A few thoughts from my trip Italy
8/15/2014 10:31:43 AM,  3 COMMENTS

1. Italians love their dogs. We saw dogs everywhere. Including in restaurants and shops. In Venice, many of them weren't even on leashes, just walking...  Read more


Diet Saboteurs
8/15/2014 8:54:17 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Today's Sparkcoach lesson was about Diet Saboteurs; those people in your life who are less than supportive of your healthy efforts for various reasons...  Read more


An Achievement!
8/14/2014 11:51:20 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I started the Couch to 5K workout over for the 4th time a few weeks ago. I'm not a runner - never have been, never thought I would be and still don't...  Read more


Afraid of the Grocery Store?
8/14/2014 11:16:23 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm been afraid of lots of things in my 56 years of life......snakes, speaking in public, flying and dying, just to mention a few, but the Grocery Sto...  Read more


this summer
8/13/2014 8:11:33 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Im blogging on my tablet so forgive me for misspellings and it quite possibly being a short recap. Every time I come back on to sp, I feel I've lost...  Read more


Race Recap - Cancer Crush 5k benefiting Alex's Lemonade Stand
8/12/2014 12:26:12 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I had a quick trip down to Columbus ths weekend for this 5K. A friend of mine has started his own business and they were one of the sponsors of the r...  Read more


Day One a SUCCESS!
8/12/2014 11:21:14 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So yesterday was my jump start back to fitness and I have to say...IT WENT GREAT! I know it's only one day in, but I'm celebrating my strengths and ac...  Read more


What do I hope to achieve?
8/12/2014 7:43:05 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today's Sparkcoach session was about defining your vision. Sparkguy didn't use those words, but that's what popped into my mind. I've got exactly...  Read more


Lost day
8/9/2014 10:17:18 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday was like a lost day for me.......I had to visit a oral surgeon for a tooth extraction and although it was suppose to be a simple extraction,...  Read more


8/8/2014 4:10:25 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I am rarely sick. Occasionally, if I "don't feel well" I will go to sleep early and wake up the next morning like nothing was amiss. This week I hav...  Read more


Another kickstart going well
8/7/2014 7:34:06 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am dedicating myself to another kickstart, which began yesterday. I usually slim down in the summer and have time to be active, but definitely not...  Read more


With a Heavy Heart.....
8/6/2014 9:24:07 AM,  4 COMMENTS describes "heavy heart, with a" as: In a sad or miserable state, unhappily, as in He left her with a heavy heart, wondering if she...  Read more


My Quote of the Day 08/06/2014
8/6/2014 12:58:52 AM,  4 COMMENTS

1 Cor 3:18 New International Version Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should be...  Read more


Taking a good hard look....
8/4/2014 7:04:06 PM,  1 COMMENTS

And not liking what I see. This was taken at a friend's house two weeks ago. Man it really helps me to put my size in perspective and not forg...  Read more


Another year.....
8/4/2014 3:59:28 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Appointment at the Pacemaker Clinic went good today.....they said about a year is how it is looking right now for a replacement surgery. That will dep...  Read more


Gym time
8/4/2014 2:15:13 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We joined a local gym just across the street from our house. It's not very big, but it sure is convenient. I can walk there in 3 minutes, and it wil...  Read more


It's Been Far Too Long, My Friends
8/4/2014 8:28:07 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Sheesh. The last time I posted anything beyond a status was in January. That's bad. I'm on a roll with Sparkcoach, though. I started taking note...  Read more


Reach my Goal
8/3/2014 3:17:00 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Well.....I reached my goal of the 30 I'm going for the 50! I'm not going to lie, it's been hard, but it's worth the "HARD" to me. I...  Read more


August 1st - New Month and a Quick Update
8/1/2014 3:45:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Can someone please tell me where the year has gone so far? I cannot believe it's August already. Exciting though - I've got a lot of upcoming events...  Read more


Baggy Clothing
7/29/2014 1:52:59 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday I put on the one pair of work pants I brought in my suitcases, and though they have never been snug or form-fitting, yesterday I noticed how...  Read more


My Quote of the Day 07/28/2014
7/28/2014 9:02:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS

1 John 5:3-4 New International Version This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God o...  Read more


Food Revamp - Whole 30 Plan
7/28/2014 12:45:18 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I wanted to write a blog to talk about my latest "sparked" activity. I am a big fan of BOBCATGIRL76's blog on Sparkpeople (Seriously - she's awesome...  Read more


Finnegan Begin Again.. My Body Tutor
7/27/2014 8:24:37 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So I don't know what to title this entry. I'm just feeling the need to "talk". I've started a program, My Body Tutor (MBT). I have my first call wi...  Read more


7/26/2014 9:41:54 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have been exercising consistently since May 2014.While I feel better, I have not lost as much weight as I expected. Food is my issue. It is the bi...  Read more


Slow Progress
7/25/2014 8:51:19 AM,  3 COMMENTS

We are making baby steps towards settling in and getting back into some semblance of a normal routine, even a temporary one. I haven't belonged...  Read more


My Quote of the Day 07/24/2014
7/24/2014 7:59:03 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The first virtue of all really great men is that they are sincere. They eradicate hypocrisy from their hearts. - -- Anotole France...  Read more


7/24/2014 7:16:09 PM,  16 COMMENTS

After 20 months of looking for a full time job I finally found one! Yes, the search is over. I was working at the crisis hotline at the county mental...  Read more


My biggest accomplishment
7/24/2014 8:05:07 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Putting myself through college and completing my doctorate has been one of my biggest accomplishments. Being married to a wonderful and loving man fo...  Read more


3 Highlights from the past week
7/23/2014 9:19:10 AM,  0 COMMENTS

1. My fitbit arrived last week and it has been highly motivating! 2. Rejoined Sparkpeople for the third time!!! This time I'm actually excited ab...  Read more


Never never never never quit!
7/21/2014 8:59:30 AM,  4 COMMENTS

The quote by Churchill got me through my dissertation, the toughest part of completing the doctorate. It can get me to my current health and wellness...  Read more


Still going
7/21/2014 8:28:18 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Still going strong had an OK weekend food wise but I am nto being as strict on weekends. I woke up and did my walk this morning and I feel pretty good...  Read more


Sunday 7/20/14
7/20/2014 6:39:52 PM,  0 COMMENTS

whew a wild 2 weeks. had the family vacation at Heron Hill hoping to find out more from the historical society in Ashland but haven't yet. The...  Read more


I'm Back!
7/20/2014 4:26:56 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Last week ended up being every bit as tough as I had expected. Our last days in the last post were frantic, trying to tie up all the loose ends at wo...  Read more


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