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Day 112: The change that I want
7/25/2014 1:12:46 PM,  0 COMMENTS

To see in the world needs to start with me. I would love to be in a world where a persons weight doesn't define who they are. I want to live a life fr...  Read more


Today I start again.
7/25/2014 11:25:42 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Maybe it was the birthday celebration on weekend #1. Maybe it was the camping trip on weekend #2. Maybe it was the stress of meeting with our law...  Read more


All the Social Media???
7/25/2014 9:13:32 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Now, a short reason why I have all the social media. I became determined to do this after a lot of years of excuses and whatever else. So I needed s...  Read more


I just got up and ran...
7/25/2014 9:06:29 AM,  2 COMMENTS

WOW! I was doing some exercises last night after the grandchildren went home and after I was warmed up a bit I noticed there was still about 1/2 hour...  Read more


Run whipped my butt yesterday!
7/25/2014 8:13:48 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I was sore from this run practice. Back and hip and legs. I however hydrated, had a banana 30 minutes before the run, took Tylenol last night, and s...  Read more


Waiting excitedly
7/24/2014 9:39:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I can track my Garmin Forerunner 220 order and see that it's moving west...I thought I lived in the south. Oh, well it seems to be taking a US tour o...  Read more


Return to Walk-Run Intervals
7/24/2014 8:26:45 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It's Thursday, a normal work at home day. The weather at noon was near-perfect for cycling, 72° F with sunshine and a light breeze. I didn't get out...  Read more


Day 102 Update: I Love It When A Plan Comes Together
7/24/2014 6:01:57 PM,  40 COMMENTS

Today is Day 102 of the 10+ streak. I’m at 20 minutes so far today – including 3 minutes of calf raises while waiting for an appointment. Good n...  Read more


7/24/2014 4:30:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hey y'all! Between moving and the end of school, life has been a roller coaster of immense proportions. But I have kept myself moving and have f...  Read more


Back to the Basics
7/24/2014 1:47:54 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I recently set a goal to lose 25 pounds by the end of the year. To date, I've lost 5 pounds. I have 13 pounds to lose to return to what I weighed a ye...  Read more


Seeing sunlight through the clouds
7/24/2014 1:01:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I haven't written a blog in over 3 months. When things are though, I struggle with finding upbeat words. Same goes with nutrition and fitness, I lose...  Read more


Day 111: Goodbye scale
7/24/2014 12:15:11 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have been giving too much power to my scale. So I am deciding to weigh in at the end of the month and depending on how that goes. Only weighing in O...  Read more


Day 1 & 2 of a gallon of water
7/24/2014 10:29:18 AM,  0 COMMENTS

So, for whatever reason, I decided to start drinking a gallon of water daily. I guess it's because I keep hearing that a gallon of water is key to we...  Read more


almost ready to go camping
7/24/2014 10:20:28 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Hope we get some nice weather, not a lot of rain, would be great if there was none but with the way it's been lately that is to much to ask for. It ha...  Read more


almost ready to go camping
7/24/2014 10:20:25 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Hope we get some nice weather, not a lot of rain, would be great if there was none but with the way it's been lately that is to much to ask for. It ha...  Read more


it's thursday
7/24/2014 8:50:25 AM,  8 COMMENTS

i feel a bit tired today. that is okay. school will be done tomorrow. then i will be off to spend some time with my daughter. i am so glad my good fri...  Read more


11 weeks to go.
7/24/2014 4:05:38 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Last week I weighed 138.4lb this week I weigh 137.4lb, leaving 4.4lb to goal. This week was the last week of BLC25 and we now have a break until...  Read more


I am grateful
7/23/2014 11:20:15 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I am grateful for everything--Good and bad--because that's what defines me....  Read more


Day 101 Update: Teaching My Boys to Jump Rope
7/23/2014 8:19:46 PM,  66 COMMENTS

Hi everyone! Today is Day 101 of the 10+ streak – first first day of the second 100. I’m currently at 45 minutes for the day. Today’s highl...  Read more


Podiatrist visit, orthotics, and beginning to run again
7/23/2014 8:01:36 PM,  13 COMMENTS

It's been a long recovery from the stress fracture. Supposedly it takes 6 weeks to heal a stress fracture. A bit over 6 weeks from when I went into...  Read more


camping yes or no?
7/23/2014 6:04:05 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Wanting to go camping this weekend but the but the weather man can't make up his mind on whether or not it's going to rain! If it is going to rain the...  Read more


Down a size and didn't even know it?!?
7/23/2014 3:53:32 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well not really, BUT I just realized what pants I am wearing today. When I started this journey, I was slapped in the face by some dress measurem...  Read more


are you ready.....
7/23/2014 2:51:30 PM,  0 COMMENTS

for some dock diving?!?!?! why, yes, I am:)...  Read more


Wednesday Weigh In #9: 7/16/2014 – Measurement edition!
7/23/2014 2:31:39 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It's that time again! Weigh In 07/16/14: 249.4 Current Weight 07/23/14: 248.6 Difference: -0.8 lbs Starting Weight 3/18/14: 280 Cu...  Read more


Negative People!
7/23/2014 11:17:44 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I have to remind myself every day! People outside of my circle of influence, former friends, and seeing what others tolerate can really get old! I wil...  Read more


it's wednesday
7/23/2014 8:47:22 AM,  8 COMMENTS

i'm almost finished school until september. just two more days after today and i will be done. it won't be as hot here today. some relief from the hum...  Read more


Back From Vacation
7/23/2014 8:43:48 AM,  2 COMMENTS

We are back from our vacation on the island of Mallorca ~ some picks will follow. It was a very nice trip with some small problems on our way ba...  Read more


Excited Anticipation :)
7/23/2014 7:18:23 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I ordered my Garmin Forerunner 220 watch yesterday. I already got shipping confirmation and a tracking number :). I am anticipating delivery this we...  Read more


Facing fears
7/22/2014 11:54:19 PM,  3 COMMENTS

and trying something new! I faced a fear of not knowing exactly where I was going and if there were any dogs to be wary of. I ran the route and it i...  Read more


Little things I love
7/22/2014 11:11:45 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Long baths with a good book. Keeping the hot tap running while I soak in the tub. Clouds that look like animals then morph into a completely diffe...  Read more


Day 100 Update: New Project – Back To My Roots
7/22/2014 8:45:04 PM,  91 COMMENTS

Woohoo – today is Day 100 of the 10 or more fitness minutes streak! I’m at 33 minutes so far today. Yesterday’s funny fitness highlight is that my c...  Read more


really tired
7/22/2014 5:05:10 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm really tired of these Aholes at work. I was chastised for trying to get people to do their job yet I'm supposed to work with people who yell at mo...  Read more


By night one way, by day another... blah
7/22/2014 2:22:38 PM,  10 COMMENTS

In the past two days I remind myself of Princess Fiona, true love of Shrek. By night one way, by day another... apart from the fact she seemed to en...  Read more


Fighting for her life
7/22/2014 2:00:59 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I began today at the gym with my best friend. We were doing circuit training. The last circuit was a boxing workout. I punched first, she held the mit...  Read more


Fighting for her life
7/22/2014 2:00:59 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I began today at the gym with my best friend. We were doing circuit training. The last circuit was a boxing workout. I punched first, she held the mit...  Read more


appointments and gym?
7/22/2014 12:31:14 PM,  4 COMMENTS

At 2:00 this afternoon myself and the two youngest boys have eye doctor appointments and then at 4:30 I see the foot dr. in the hopes of getting new s...  Read more


Run Arlo Run
7/22/2014 12:06:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I did it! I got in the car and drove downtown to the trail system and I ran! It was busy, so I didn't feel stupid for running the hot sun. Yippe...  Read more


7/22/2014 11:40:50 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Today is going to be a waste. It is raining so I can't go least the weather held off until the end of vacation. That said, I think I am g...  Read more


Jiggle Free July: Day 22
7/22/2014 9:35:22 AM,  12 COMMENTS

So according to my work scale (you know... the analog kind. I mean the one that you move the big block over to 50-100-150-200, etc. ) I have lost 9.25...  Read more


it's tuesday
7/22/2014 8:42:30 AM,  7 COMMENTS

i made it through another day. my daughter is doing well and says hi! today there are two classes. one in the morning and one in the afternoon. i stil...  Read more


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