KELLIEBEAN
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That Moment When
Saturday, February 01, 2020      10 comments

I had a day recently where I could not feel full despite a healthy breakfast and lunch. An hour after lunch, I felt like I hadn't eaten and wanted a snack. So I filled up my water bottle and drank it down before thinking about a snack. Yep,... Read more
A Year From Now....
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      10 comments

One of my favorite quotes since joining SparkPeople... A year from now, you will wish you had started today by Karen Lamb. My last blog was a bit of a bummer. Thanks for all of the support. I appreciate the Spark community! So let's wrap up... Read more
Hello My Name is Eeyore
Saturday, December 28, 2019      13 comments

I've been feeling very Eeyore lately. I've found myself in a pretty good funk. A friend passed way unexpectedly and too soon on Thanksgiving. A... Read more
I Used To Say I Can't
Monday, December 16, 2019      15 comments

I mean, I used to think riding a motorcycle was impossible but in my 40s, I learned and have taken several long trips with DH. I never used to think I could run around the block but I've run four half marathons and numerous 5Ks and 10Ks. ... Read more
It's Not Late, It's Just Dark
Tuesday, October 29, 2019      12 comments

This is what my son told me one evening when he was living with DH and I a few years ago. He usually started laundry about 8:00. Our laundry room is near our bedrooms. In the fall and winter, DH and I tend to turn into hibernating bears, d... Read more
There's No Place Like Home
Saturday, October 19, 2019      18 comments

It was a murphy's law start to a work trip to San Jose. I double-checked everything before grabbing an Uber to the airport. When I got there, I realized I did not have my wallet. My mind raced, my stomach churned. I was told I could ... Read more
Volunteering
Sunday, October 13, 2019      11 comments

A few years go, I volunteered to hand out finisher medals at the Chicago Marathon since my daughter was running it for the first time. So many men and women from near and far hugged me, cried on my shoulder and danced with me. Putting a mar... Read more
My Mom's Birthday
Monday, October 07, 2019      11 comments

Today is my late mom's birthday. She passed suddenly five years ago. We had a challenging relationship, she was scrappy and tough, drove me nuts, ... Read more
Baby Steps
Thursday, October 03, 2019      9 comments

I started this journey with baby steps.... 10 minutes of activity of some kind every day. No food restrictions, just smaller portions of my favorites while learning to make healthy swaps. When I derail... and it has happened several times o... Read more
Lessons Learned From Yoga
Saturday, September 07, 2019      9 comments

Years ago, I enjoyed a weekly yoga class at my library. The instructor was a lovely Canadian woman. It was the one night each week I slept soooooo good! After the local park district started rotating different instructors in, I stopped goi... Read more
The Day Can Improve
Tuesday, August 20, 2019      12 comments

Wow, its been quite a while since I've blogged. How fast is this summer flying by huh?! Always works out that way doesn't it? Today started out WAY less than stellar. It was my work downtown day. I parked at the train station, put my coffee... Read more
Tidbit Tuesday
Tuesday, July 16, 2019      10 comments

Hi all! I've been a bit MIA. One of the projects I'm working on is really heating up now, long stressful days, herding cats and trying to keep all of the many moving parts moving. But I'm still around. I'm still working my healthy habits. ... Read more
Chicago Pride
Sunday, June 30, 2019      11 comments

Yesterday was the 38th annual Chicago Proud to Run event. This year they added a half marathon along with the 5k, 10K run and walks. I'm a 10K fan myself. It was a beautiful morning again. For 38 years it has never rained on race day. I t... Read more
Empowerment
Tuesday, June 18, 2019      14 comments

Wow, work is a nightmare but I guess that's why they call it work right? I've been working hard getting ready for a big project go-live that began two weeks ago and will continue through August.... while working on other important projects. ... Read more
Road Trip
Monday, June 03, 2019      8 comments

DH and I got home today from our road trip to Casey, IL, a small town that has the largest Rocking Chair, Wind chime, Golf Tee, Mailbox, Knitting Needles, Wooden Shoes and Pitch Fork. It's a small town with big things - bigthingssmalltow... Read more

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