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Mother-in-law turned 97 today! Had a great party for her
4/19/2014 10:49:56 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I spent a lot of time on the road today so my exercise was limited to 10 minutes on my exercise bike tonight. Today was my Mother-in-law's 97th birth...  Read more


Walked the dogs
4/19/2014 8:45:24 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Took C.C. and Daisy with both boys and went walking. Daisy led today of course that is not a surprise even thought she is a pekingese she is the boss...  Read more


Last paced run of the training session
4/19/2014 8:33:22 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today was the last paced run of the half marathon training. The assigned route was 6-ish miles, where "ish" has become a code word for "long." Accor...  Read more


HM Race report - Escape From Prison Hill
4/19/2014 7:38:12 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Since my last blog entry, I completed my final four training runs (which included a 12.4 m run) and was feeling pretty well-prepared for today's race!...  Read more


Easter Bunnies!
4/19/2014 5:54:50 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Some bunny made the cutest rolls for an Easter dinner we were invited to!! ...  Read more


Belly Bloat
4/19/2014 3:28:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

My weight loss experience has been amazing! I have more energy; my legs and arms and face are slimmer and more toned. For the first time in years, I c...  Read more


Nailed to the Cross
4/19/2014 9:12:00 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Whew last nights service was AMAZING! We Nailed our issues to the cross, yes literally. Jesus Paid it all 2,000 years ago, AMEN! I had a...  Read more


Still no running
4/19/2014 5:35:50 AM,  5 COMMENTS

After I hit my knee last week I didn't run for 4 days. On Monday I did a slow 30 minutes run and all was fine. On Wednesday I did the same, and at...  Read more


a Broken Record
4/19/2014 5:29:55 AM,  5 COMMENTS

186 After work last night I was determined to run just a little longer. I had already broke my record before work by running 1.0 miles NONSTOP. So...  Read more


Hard to understand
4/18/2014 9:18:50 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have met many people at the gym over my past 7 years as a member. It's nice to have a chat with other women and discuss what works, or doesn't work...  Read more


Only 3 Miles
4/18/2014 8:08:39 PM,  5 COMMENTS

At 6 PM today, it was 61 F with a light breeze and clear skies. This is great running weather. I went out and ran 3 easy miles. Garmin reports 3.0...  Read more


Got up early
4/18/2014 1:22:58 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I got up early today so got a bunch of stuff done and am going for my 40 minute run soon then not sure what I will do for the remainder of the day. Ho...  Read more


Nutrient Dense Breakfast smoothie
4/18/2014 1:16:20 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Hey, ya'll! Now, I am not generally a breakfast person unless the meal consists of eggs and bacon and pancakes! But... that takes too long for me...  Read more


One WHOLE mile
4/18/2014 12:25:04 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today I got on the treadmill and ran until I seen 1.0 miles. It took me 13.5 minutes. My last record was running for 10 minutes. 315 I'm seei...  Read more


Shift Work and Weight Loss
4/18/2014 12:15:49 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This week, I am back on night shift after about 6 years of not having to work them. Between 2 pregnancies, 2 years of maternity leave and being in di...  Read more


Good Day, Great Day, Every Day
4/18/2014 12:04:29 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Woke up this morning very happy and pleased with myself. Not totally sure why but I know that I'm happy with the choices that I've been making - yes,...  Read more


4/18/2014 11:30:36 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Well it's time I started eating healthier and exercising 30 min a day minimum. Yesterday I did my 5K program. Today I think I'll either attempt runnin...  Read more


Jonesin' for a Coke (Zero)
4/18/2014 9:25:33 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Well here's a silly thing. A few years ago I gave up Coke Zero because of my GERD - the carbonation really aggravates it. But I didn't give up coffe...  Read more


4/18/2014 9:12:08 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Thinking bout where in my life this applies.... it seems the devil has creeped into my Facebook through some folks drama and while th...  Read more


taking it easy
4/18/2014 8:51:44 AM,  13 COMMENTS

my allergies are flaring up a bit today, so i am taking it easy. my daughter says hi. all of the birds also say hello. the last day of school went wel...  Read more


Tempo Thursday, One Last Time
4/17/2014 9:17:14 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It's Tempo Thursday, with a scheduled group workout focusing on speed at 6 PM. But today also happens to be Maundy Thursday, and I wanted to go to Ma...  Read more


2014 Iron Girl 5K
4/17/2014 3:44:47 PM,  13 COMMENTS

I'm always proud of my family. D & Linnie had me beaming all day. I love this race celebrating the assertiveness, empowerment, and independence of Wom...  Read more


Going to Wal-mart
4/17/2014 12:47:41 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Going to Wal-mart to get a toy that I promised hubby's dog C.C. and maybe something for my garden. One of our adopted kids came over and brought me a...  Read more


4/17/2014 12:20:02 PM,  8 COMMENTS

last official day of classes for me today! woo hoo! heading off shortly to do my first final exam. i am as prepared as i can be for it. in the first c...  Read more


My Thoughts Have Shifted!
4/17/2014 11:48:15 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Sometime in the last two weeks, my thoughts have shifted - not sure exactly what's happened but I'm somehow more committed and NOT doing what I wrote...  Read more


Thinking out loud
4/17/2014 9:13:08 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm reflecting on the past 37 years of my marriage, as we begin year 38, and realize that life has so many twists and turns. I may not be exactly wher...  Read more


Maundy Thursday
4/17/2014 8:25:24 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I want to thank Nancy for the reminder of Maundy Thursday being the name of this day. I looked up the meaning to share. Maundy Thursday (also...  Read more


Stand tall
4/17/2014 5:45:35 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I mean that literally - what is your posture like? Do you slouch and slump? do you walk with your head down and shoulders curved? If the answer t...  Read more


It's Worth The Effort...
4/17/2014 12:20:44 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This isn't a blog about bragging. This is a blog about realizing. Realizing that it takes time to make a change. It takes time to reap the benefits...  Read more


Start of a new challenge for my son today
4/16/2014 10:47:26 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I got in a good 3.1 mile walk tonight after dropping my son off at work. We went out to a local community college this afternoon and got him register...  Read more


4/16/2014 8:54:16 PM,  9 COMMENTS

The lapse of discipline is a common them in blogs on SparkPeople, and with good reason. Most of us have them, and it's helpful for many of us to writ...  Read more


A new plan
4/16/2014 2:23:01 PM,  4 COMMENTS

After talking with my friend and also with Brett, who had recently talked to the friend who is selling him the Herbalife; I have formulated a new plan...  Read more


hope for no more cold or snow!
4/16/2014 11:31:39 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I hope the nights stay well above freezing and the days have no more white #$%& !...  Read more


Holy Week
4/16/2014 8:34:28 AM,  5 COMMENTS

While I am not Jewish and don't celebrate Passover as they do, we too prepare for Easter each year between Palm Sunday and Easter day. We will have a...  Read more


Did It!
4/16/2014 7:44:21 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Yes! Yes! and Yes! I had a non-scale victory today! As planed, I ran the tough 10km again with more than 600 feet of elevation change and...  Read more


Can I?
4/16/2014 7:18:08 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have 90 minutes before I have to leave for water aerobics. 237 I am in training for a 5K in May and have been on a walk/run schedule. So far...  Read more


A satisfying day
4/15/2014 9:04:05 PM,  2 COMMENTS

10 minutes on the gazelle last night and then a 2 mile run/walk tonight. It's been kind of crazy both here at home and at work so I'm working at keep...  Read more


The line I keep crossing
4/15/2014 3:45:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It seems like I always have a weight limit. A certain number that I tell myself that no matter what, I will absolutely never go over. Over the past...  Read more


it snowed!?
4/15/2014 3:02:17 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Really? this is April mother nature what are you thinking?? Covered my Easter Lillie's, bleeding heart, rose bush and all I can do for the rest is hop...  Read more


Dieting in a Relationship
4/15/2014 1:13:53 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I have been thinking a lot about how my relationship affects my weight loss. I feel like so far, it has been sort of a bad thing for me weight-wise. I...  Read more


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