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  • Are we acting like Humans or reacting like Mice?

    4/21/2018 4:13:12 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Stephen Covey in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, notes that the human brain is distinct in four ways from that of animals. Humans have 4 mental powers that animals do not have: 1) the power of self-awareness -- to look as an observer of yourself in a particular situation, and of your feeli... Read more

  • WTH ... people can be unkind

    4/16/2018 10:28:59 PM, by SHELLLEY2

    Didn’t your mother teach you that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all? Blogs are heartfelt and personal. Everyone’s weight loss or health journey is their own. We put our personal feelings out here with the hopes that perhaps one person may offer a positive comment or perhaps ... Read more

  • Do good especially on 3rd Sundays

    4/15/2018 2:30:42 PM, by OLDEROWL

    There is too much evil in the news, but that is not the real America or in all peace loving countries. We need to change the focus on bad news to a focus on good news. PS there will always be evil all over the world on any given day but for the third Sunday of every month the citizens in every peace... Read more

  • Observe and Question Your Inner Voice

    4/15/2018 12:53:37 AM, by OLDEROWL

    When one decides to change their eating habits to obtain an optimum weight, their inner voice usually wants to continue in the usual eating pattern to stay in a comfort zone because it deems change to be less safe. To keep one locked in an old eating behavior, ones inner voice will wait until the i... Read more

  • Sillassen Half Cancelled....Back to training

    4/12/2018 4:50:13 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Storm watch turned into Blizzard warning so the event has been canceled. They will mail the shirts. Don't quite think it is proper to wear a shirt you didn't earn.. Oh well :) So I have signed up for another Half this one will be May 20th near Omaha. Papillion,NE. Will have multiple surface ... Read more

  • Taper Nerves

    4/12/2018 8:54:01 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Always happens. I REALLY need a good hard run right now but Shouldn't. Two days until that windy hilly half. Now there is a winter storm watch. Suppose to be worst on Friday then just really cold and windy on Saturday. DH is getting concerned. I know how to dress and have done runs in pretty n... Read more

  • Hmmmm, Am I HAPPY?

    4/10/2018 3:45:47 PM, by SHELLLEY2

    My husband & I recently had a great conversation. One of those where it makes you think about things in a different way. I had lost a significant amount of weight while I was on a Keto style of eating most recently. Significant for my size. I am very critical of myself (no haters, I’m being honest h... Read more

  • Whirl Wind Of Activity

    4/9/2018 9:24:53 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Last week of March and first week of April my mother was here visiting from CA. It was a joy to have her here and it gave me a reason to do spring cleaning early. She still found some dust bunnies!! She has arrived back home and sounds like she is doing well. I need to make sure and call her more. ... Read more

  • Week 14: Spring Break Broke Me

    4/8/2018 9:39:08 AM, by A-NEW-OLD-LAURA

    So last week was Spring Break .... Yeah, Spring Break broke me. Why? Spring break was extra tough because each of my family members have a lot on their plates. My son is going through a really rough time, so his emotions are high (swinging from irritability to sadness). Daughter1 is ... Read more

  • Back to the business!

    4/5/2018 2:06:25 PM, by SHELLLEY2

    I will be the first to admit a bit of defeat when it come to my diet. I was 5 1/2 weeks into a great Keto plan when my doctor yanked me off from it. Fair enough, I have alot going on and she just didn’t feel it good timing. So now I am trying to eat higher protein due to my marathon training coming ... Read more

  • Long Run, Happy Easter, Fundraising Funk and Weight stalled........

    4/2/2018 9:25:34 AM, by LDYHAZ

    This is a general all purpose blog. I need to write some things down before I run for comfort food! GiGi and I completed our long 10 mile training run last Weds. I was so proud of my running partner. DH was on standby incase she couldn't make the run. I kept a close eye on her and she never... Read more

  • The power of calm and peace

    4/1/2018 7:19:44 PM, by OLDEROWL

    220 We believe that all mankind (humans) have inner strengths within them by which they can obtain the power with practice to hold at least 15 seconds of a focused calm and peaceful mind in just about any circumstance including emergencies. Our strengths and this power can grown and nurtured so... Read more

  • Make Just the One Choice

    3/28/2018 10:58:12 PM, by A-NEW-OLD-LAURA

    So when I was a teenager, my youth leaders would tell me to make a decision ahead of time--so that I wouldn't have to decide each time I was confronted with a temptation, especially because I would be confronted with a temptation that was .... well, tempting. Following that advice kept me from... Read more

  • The build up

    3/26/2018 2:31:09 PM, by SHELLLEY2

    So the 20 MILE run is complete! Felt great besides fighting the cold wind each direction I went. I’m not gonna lie, I’m sore and ready for a nap! BUT here we are... ME vs the Strawberry Romanoff !!! I saved this little beauty for this occasion! My reward for over 3 hours of running today!!! WHY AM I... Read more

  • Are your goals too great?

    3/26/2018 4:13:43 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I feel it is fine to set aggressive goals for a very short period of time such as at the start of a particular diet or after a setback where you want to either prove to yourself that you can be successful at losing weight in spite of previous disappointments or get benchmarks for later reference suc... Read more

  • On overcoming the feeling of being overwhelmed

    3/25/2018 2:40:42 PM, by OLDEROWL

    The feeling of being overwhelmed is becoming more common in this age of massive information flow and the responsibilities that come with it. Not dealing well with it when it is present can lead to more serious stresses such as depression and anxiety. If there is already depression or anxiety prese... Read more

  • Saturday Long Run with GiGi

    3/25/2018 10:05:12 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Friday I mapped out my 8 mile long run and got a good night sleep. Saturday I was ready. GiGi and I set out. What was nice about this route is that GiGi could stay off leach. The route had two hill with steep grades (even though they were short) and a couple longer areas with gradual inclines. Fo... Read more

  • Reflections & Goals (Week 13): Oh POOPER!

    3/25/2018 9:37:34 AM, by A-NEW-OLD-LAURA

    So yeah ... not the week I wanted to have. Yes, I lost weight: Previous Weigh-in: 143 lbs Current Weigh-in: 141 lbs Difference: - 2 lbs That's a good thing, right? "What's the problem?" you ask... Well, it just wasn't happening with most of my goals at all. And bottom line is that I... Read more

  • 1St race report of 2018

    3/25/2018 9:00:50 AM, by LDYHAZ

    I have been distracted and haven't written. I really need to take the time to write blogs. It really helps to put my thoughts down. Soo any way! On March 17th I participated in the first race of the year. It was called Agriculture Matters. I had signed up for the 10k. This race had been pos... Read more

  • Serious Commitment

    3/24/2018 5:19:13 PM, by SHELLLEY2

    For the past 3 days I have been debating breaking my nutrition commitment at my famillies Easter dinner this evening. Not even sure why its such a big deal other than I take commitments VERY seriously!!! So weird! Anyways, Situation being a amazing Strawberry Rominoff cake! OMG SO YUMMY!!!! BUT I ha... Read more

  • Picking myself back up after sister's illness and death (gained 15 pounds)

    3/24/2018 9:40:07 AM, by ABBY_G

    Hello. My sister Julie, who was just 44 years old and severely intellectually disabled (functioned at about 1-2 year old level and could only say a few words), died in November after getting pushed out of the hospital too early after a surgery. I'm still having nightmares because of how ... Read more