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  • it's friday

    2/27/2015 9:59:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    my allergies are really acting up this morning. i will just go out once in the afternoon to run a few errands. it got cold very fast yesterday outside. today is superhero day at my daughter's school. she has a cool outfit ready to wear. she was up early this morning, as she wanted to put on her supe... Read more

  • Made it to the Gym!

    2/26/2015 8:35:17 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I haven't worked out since Sunday... Other than doing a Tuesday's Pilates class. When I work out, I mean "working out"! I walked a warm up mile, hit the treadmill and rocked it at 15 minutes per mile. I did 3 miles in 45 minutes! Then I walked a cool down mile. 5 miles total! Yippee! ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/26/2015 8:47:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to reflect and recharge for me today. i am all caught up in both of my online courses, so i have some spare time on my hands. my daughter is looking forward to celebrating her birthday next month. she keeps changing her mind on how she wants to celebrate it. i know she will make up her mind s... Read more

  • Oh the bad choices I made...

    2/25/2015 9:39:31 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Yesterday evening, I stepped on the scale and lost another pound! I am now down 12 pounds! Yay!!! Today, I was doing very well...up until my co-worker said that she was starving. I suggested we head out to go eat somewhere. She chose Chili's. My bad choices were... I did not search for... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/25/2015 8:19:28 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy! even though it is cold here, it is sunny today. i am feeling a lot better today, so i will be outdoors more than i was the other day. my daughter is enjoying the weather these days. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Post Workout Fatigue...

    2/24/2015 9:23:23 AM, by DEBORAH2180

    I have discovered a website that explains why I may be having post workout fatigue... 149 Its all about the water... 91 Your body needs ATP as the fuel to exercise. ATP requires oxygen, waste elimination and heat dissipation. If you are dehydrated, then your body is limited in mak... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/24/2015 8:37:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found, in the daily newspaper, an opportunity to get some extra work in to improve my math and english skills even more. i will inquire into that today, as well as some other options to get another job. my daughter says hi to everyone and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,c... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/23/2015 9:08:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    off to a slow start this morning. my allergies are acting up just now, so i am taking it easy. my daughter was all bundled up for school today. i may go out later in the afternoon. i will see how i feel by then and if it has warmed up outside,too. i am continuing to look for another job, to work on ... Read more

  • I Did Awesome Yesterday!

    2/23/2015 8:16:43 AM, by DEBORAH2180

    I so ROCKED it yesterday! After a relaxing Yin Yoga full of stretching...and after walking 2 warm up miles, I jogged fast! I broke my mile record by 18 seconds! I am now at 14.02 minutes. I was so close to being under 14 minutes! I literally sprinted.... But I am still happy with my new rec... Read more

  • it's sunday

    2/22/2015 11:10:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's the last week of february and a week full of challenges for me. still looking for another job while continuing to do my two online college courses. my daughter and i are at the library for a while. then we are off on a walk. all the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Trying not to be Disappointed

    2/22/2015 9:14:13 AM, by DEBORAH2180

    I have been working hard to lose another pound. I have been at this weight for over a week - maybe now on two weeks. Actually, Since February 12th, I have been at this weight.... just looked it up. 24 I don't want to say that I hit my first plateau. 234 On the upside, I did not ... Read more

  • From Chicago to Atlanta!

    2/21/2015 5:53:45 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Since starting this walking / jogging thing almost 2 years ago, I walked / jogged from the outskirts of Chicago, IL to Atlanta, Ga. That is a heck of a lot of miles! 432 I plan on heading to Key West, Florida. I think I am about half way there. 198 I hope I can get there by next year w... Read more

  • MARATHON 4 Training Weeks 6 & 7 - Snow = Runner Problems

    2/21/2015 5:07:43 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    When will this snow ever stop! It's driving me up the absolute wall I swear! The temperature has been too cold, so cold that when I go outside to run my eyelashes freeze, it crazy! As everyone I am sure is well aware here in the East Coast we have been clobbered with back to back snowstorms u... Read more

  • I can't find my iPod!

    2/21/2015 12:11:03 AM, by DEBORAH2180

    About a year and a half ago, I listened to my iPod while out on jogs. I usually put it in several places... in my bedroom, in the dining room counter, or on the treadmill. I haven't used it since last year when I landed this current job. Now I can't find it! I have been using my cell pho... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/20/2015 9:58:07 AM, by MOMMY445

    another very cool day here today. i will head out in a while to run an errand or two. a day to catch up on housework and course work for me. then i can enjoy the weekend to the fullest! all of the birds say hi. my daughter is now taking part in basketball at school. she really enjoys being active an... Read more

  • Dawng Girl! I Rocked it!!!

    2/19/2015 9:34:54 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I hit the gym running! Well, I did a brisk mile walking to jump start my inhaler... then jogged 3.5 miles! I totally OWNED that treadmill! 334 I also did a half mile of inclines. Then, I did a cool off mile of walking. 6 miles total!!! And I am in my calorie ranges with 200 to sp... Read more

  • another recent update for you to think on

    2/19/2015 9:16:02 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    just for you to think on... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/19/2015 8:03:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool day here today. i just have to go out once and do one errand and then i am back inside for the day. my daughter was all bundled up this morning. i will be when i head out in a while. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. the sun is shining brightly here this morning. which is a wonderful thi... Read more

  • My Plan to go to the Gym Failed...

    2/18/2015 9:07:36 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I worked mostly from home this morning but realized I had to go in to the main office to do some work. I was stopped by my LCSW supervisor who said she can meet with me after work for some supervision hours. I couldn't say no since she is doing this on her free time. We ended up talking, as ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/18/2015 9:02:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    a not as cool of a day here today. tomorrow it is supposed to be really cold here. so i will get the errands i need to do done today, so i can stay indoors and keep warm tomorrow. my allergies are flaring up this morning, so i am off to a slow start. i will go out in a while and complete the last of... Read more

  • Walked 5 Miles Today

    2/17/2015 8:00:46 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I was feeling great and planned on hitting the gym full force today but I delayed my lunch by a lot of time. By the time I got home, I really pigged out on left overs. What a belly ache! I felt fat and sluggish but I insisted that I will walk at the gym. I just walked 5 miles. The last ... Read more

  • a cool day

    2/17/2015 9:05:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    it has started to lightly snow here today. i will be off shortly to run a few errands and to get my job search going full speed ahead. my daughter is doing really well in school and enjoys going there. she does not like to miss school, even when she is not feeling well. i got to spend some time with... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/16/2015 8:16:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm taking it easy today and enjoying some much needed down time. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Easy Day at the Gym

    2/15/2015 2:13:50 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    After working out hard yesterday at the gym, my thighs were a bit tired. Not really in pain, just feeling like they had no energy in them. I did Yin Yoga and did a lot of stretching of the butt, leg, and waist muscles. The pose is held for 3 minutes, which could get hard. After the clas... Read more

  • another recent update

    2/14/2015 7:18:39 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    mri decision and other things... Read more

  • Felt lazy but ended up rocking it!

    2/14/2015 3:06:01 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I skipped the gym two days in a row and it is so blistery cold! 425 I went to the gym and walked. I usually do 2 miles and then hit the treadmill. I was feeling lazy after my second mile and walked another mile on the track. 311 Then I decided to get my lazy self on the treadmill. ... Read more

  • happy valentine's day

    2/14/2015 8:57:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out yesterday that my contract job was completed. now i will be looking for other work. i am doing well in my online college courses. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! happy valentine's day to all! have a wonderful weekend!... Read more

  • Skipping the Gym Tonight

    2/13/2015 7:55:02 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I decided to skip the gym again tonight. I got home late from work... Actually, I was just pulling in to my driveway when my director called me to head over to one of my group homes... That caused me to come home late. Also, the weather is just dang cold! I am not a huge fan of coming out ... Read more

  • Why, my Dear Husband? Why!?!?

    2/12/2015 10:21:16 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Oh sigh.... This morning, I told my husband that I lost ten pounds! He was happy for me. Tonight, I decided to take a break from the gym since it is now bitter cold. I also decided to make chicken noodle soup. I did not have French bread to compliment it, so my husband took it upon hims... Read more

  • Ten Pounds - GONE!

    2/12/2015 9:26:23 AM, by DEBORAH2180

    Today, I am down ten pounds since I started on December 31st. 224 Yesterday, I walked 2 miles to kick start my inhaler and open up my lungs. Then I hit the treadmill. I jogged 3 miles with an average of 16.2 minutes per mile. That was 48 minutes of jogging! I did walk a few times to take... Read more

  • Pilates!

    2/11/2015 2:28:40 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I did Pilates last night. I haven't done this for several weeks since I wanted to try other classes and just walk / jog. I did amazingly well! If I hold weights in my hands, I can just about get myself to do a sit-up the proper way! My stomach muscles are sore today and so is my neck. ... Read more

  • update on my health

    2/10/2015 12:04:43 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    just what it says... Read more

  • Billy the Snowman

    2/9/2015 1:27:32 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    My two sons built Billy yesterday with the warmer temps. He is HUGE! Plan on heading out to the gym later today after working a few more hours. The weather is not too bad. I think I will do some walking and a little bit of jogging at the gym. Deborah... Read more

  • Group Classes at the Gym

    2/8/2015 3:39:31 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Okay....so I went to the gym to do Yin Yoga. I did this several years ago and I LOVED it! I did it again for the first time since joining the gym and I STILL Love it! 224 Yin Yoga is holding a stretch for at least 2 - 3 minutes. Most of the exercises are sitting down, laying on your back,... Read more

  • MARATHON 4 Training Weeks 3, 4, 5 - Pushing Through It...

    2/7/2015 12:10:59 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    WOW, long time no update. Well I am pushing through it all. This marathon cycle has been more so symbolic of my personal life as much as it is reaching a fitness achievement. It is setting the tone big time. I am not enthusiastic as I should be but I am pushing through doing my runs and doing e... Read more

  • My Wise Son

    2/6/2015 9:24:03 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I beat my jogging record!!! ...but only by 10 seconds! LOL. I am now at 14 minutes and 20 seconds. Want to get down to 13 minutes and some seconds per mile some day. I asked my son if I was at my max and this is the best I could do... His reply, "Can you jog faster than the average spe... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/6/2015 8:00:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great time the other day,when the company treated our department to lunch. i was able to make healthy choices,too. i found out last night that i have to go this morning and pick up a bag that i had left at my previous place. i will head there first thing, then come back to my current place, ... Read more

  • Goodbye Obesity!

    2/5/2015 4:24:07 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I am now considered overweight! 248 I lost almost another pound from weighing this morning which puts me in the overweight category!!! 224 Goodbye obesity! 253 and hello overweight! 524 Now, my next goal is to make it to the normal weight! I hope I can do this by this su... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/5/2015 8:31:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    today, at work, our department is going out for lunch. it is the company's treat. so i remembered to not make a lunch to take with me to work today. my daughter is so happy these days. which makes me even happier than usual. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it is a very cold day here today. so i ma... Read more

  • Dang! I Rocked it at the Gym!

    2/4/2015 9:12:35 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Most of the time, my husband drops me off at the gym. I prefer it this way since it is bitter cold outside and he can get me to the front door a lot closer than if I parked my car. Also, we live about 3/4 of a mile from the gym, so it is definitely not out of his way. As always, he kisses me and ... Read more

  • another update for you

    2/4/2015 9:06:09 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    This is about my recent bariatric weight loss surgery appointment and weight loss as well as other things. 244... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/4/2015 8:49:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel much better today than i did yesterday. my daughter is enjoying school these days. i am making more progress with both of my courses. all of the birds are doing well and say hi! my good friend has been a huge help. i am more organized now than before we met. i am slowly getting back into a mo... Read more

  • Taking it Easy!

    2/3/2015 9:13:58 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Yesterday, I really worked it on the treadmill, yay! Surprisingly, I feel no soreness today other than my lungs feeling slightly sore...if that is possible. Maybe it is the muscles that aid in moving the lungs up and down with breathing that is sore... hmmmm..... I worked a little longe... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/3/2015 8:13:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm feeling a bit better than i did yesterday,so i will go into work today. i had time on the weekend to organize more of my clothes, so i know what is for work and what is for when i am not at work. my daughter is bundled up well for the weather today and i will be as well, when i leave to go to wo... Read more

  • January Stats

    2/2/2015 9:42:30 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    In January when I started up again, I logged in 69 miles of walking / jogging! Whew! 315 I lost 7.8 pounds! Wow! 192 I was able to jog a full hour without stopping... 198 I nearly died, hahaha! But I did it! And I did 3.5 miles... A record that needs to be broken soon! Hahaha... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/2/2015 8:39:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    i woke up this morning with a runny nose, coughing and feeling sore in many places. if i do not feel better in about an hour, i will not go into work today. there has been colds and flu going on all around me over the past few weeks. i will take it easy today and drink plenty of fluids. my good frie... Read more

  • Shoveling...

    2/1/2015 8:45:19 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    My husband does not believe in wasting money on a snowblower...but it sure would have helped a lot! I am sore! But I guess it was a great workout. My legs and arms are sore. He is complaining of a sore back...."but it is better than a snowblower", he says. Hahaha... He is so funny. We pro... Read more

  • What a Great Workout!

    1/31/2015 4:58:27 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I went to the gym today since later tonight, a huge snow storm with blizzard like conditions will be here. 425 I am also on-call this weekend since the other case manager is out sick. I walked 2 miles on the track but wanted to do one more mile walking. I decided to hit the treadmill inste... Read more

  • it's saturday

    1/31/2015 2:13:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and I are spending some time at the local library today. then we are going for a walk. I need to get some necessities at the grocery store. all the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/30/2015 8:32:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! it did not snow as much as it was calling for here, which made my commute yesterday not too bad. today, it is supposed to be very cold outside. i have an errand or two to run before i go to work today. my daughter does not know that mommy got her a few things she likes. ... Read more

  • Went to the Gym!

    1/29/2015 9:22:33 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    My last time at the gym was last week, Saturday. I jogged 3 miles at a good pace. 315 Then Aunt Flo and Uncle Tom came for a visit 18 I became 15 and did not want to go to the gym. I was feeling so icky and gross. I did wish I went 237 but it was just so cold outside and I didn't ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/29/2015 8:44:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    another wonderful day. it is calling for some snow later this afternoon. it may or may not affect my commute home, as it is supposed to snow later this afternoon into the evening. i will dress accordingly when i head to work today. my daughter is doing well in school and says hi. all the birds say h... Read more

  • epidural update and health update

    1/28/2015 9:25:58 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on both... Read more

  • Just not Feeling It

    1/28/2015 5:52:42 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I am feeling a bit ragged this week with work. Getting up early and coming home late. Plus, my TOM is visiting which is just making me feel blah. I have half...maybe slightly less than half the gumption to get up from my chair and head to the gym. My eyes are sleepy. My last time at t... Read more