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Getting frustrated.
Thursday, January 08, 2015      10 comments

I was happy with my workout yesterday. I ended up going over my calorie range, but it wasn't junk. I was just so hungry last night. I have found that anytime I eat after 8:00 PM, I will gain weight. Even if I'm under calories for the day and... Read more
A cold day off of work.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015      7 comments

They called school off due to extreme frigid temperatures. It was -35 windchill this morning. So what does one do on a day off? 75 minutes and almost 5 1/2 miles on an elliptical. It felt awesome! It was so cold and it felt so good to sweat... Read more
Another type of phone call.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      15 comments

Today I had to make a very difficult phone call. I had to call child protective services on a lady that I've known since she was a little girl. She lives with her mom and pays nothing to help support her girls. She is verbally and physically ag... Read more
I got a phone call
Monday, January 05, 2015      15 comments

Last night I got a phone call. It was my kids' previous piano teacher. She is my age and has been battling with her weight for some time. She is a smoker, has high blood pressure, high cholesterol and is now diabetic. She called to tell m... Read more
Back to work.
Sunday, January 04, 2015      8 comments

Tomorrow I head back to work. I'm not sure how I'll rearrange my exercise schedule. I always walk for about 40 minutes at work, but since it's with a colleague, it's significantly slower than my normal pace. I'm still walking though, right? ... Read more
Saturday, January 03, 2015      15 comments

I've been doing well on the exercise and eating. However, without my running my body is changing. My thighs are getting wider with those little saddlebags coming back. I've lost some muscle tone in my arms, too. I am using the cardio set... Read more
Sweating in the new year.
Thursday, January 01, 2015      12 comments

I have done 85 minutes of exercise so far today. I've taken the dog for a walk, did my stretches from the chiropractor and used my elliptical. I forgot how much I love to sweat! I've incorporated some of my own stretches in with the one... Read more
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      15 comments

I had typed out a big blog about being frustrated. I've deleted it and decided that tomorrow is a new year with new possibilities. I have given the husband some of the responsibilities that I have taken care of for the past 21 years. I'm "shari... Read more
Tuesday, December 30, 2014      10 comments

The only word that I can use to describe today is frigid! I took the pup to the local PetsMart to work on his obedience and to get some exercise in. It wasn't a "hard" workout, but we got lots of walking in. I plan on taking the pup for a... Read more
I found it...
Monday, December 29, 2014      15 comments

I found it! I found my little 13.1 charm and it's back on my Road ID. No, it hasn't changed my mind and I'm still going to scale back my running. Now it's a reminder of what I have accomplished and that I just love to run. I went to the ... Read more
Sunday, December 28, 2014      12 comments

I like to think of myself as a "spiritual," rather than religious. I believe God, or what ever you call your supreme being, is always present. If we only open our eyes, ears and heart to Him we will learn from Him. I also believe that one way i... Read more
The "C" word.
Saturday, December 27, 2014      11 comments

I found out that when I had originally lost my weight, people were asking my paraeducator if I had cancer. I found this very sad. However, it did reinforce that I had lost too much weight and that the 5 lbs. that I gained back was a good thing.... Read more
Back on track, kind of.
Friday, December 26, 2014      9 comments

I didn't eat smart yesterday, but today is a new day. I'm back on track. I wish I could say the same about my running. I tried to go out for a run today. A very short run, under three miles, but it was tough. My darn left leg was doing s... Read more
Good news
Wednesday, December 24, 2014      13 comments

I went to the chiropractor yesterday and he gave me the all clear to run....with some limitations. I can run, but not far, about a 5k. I can run, but not "fast," just a nice easy pace. Even with limitations, I will take it. I still have s... Read more
A year of running
Tuesday, December 23, 2014      12 comments

I finished up my year of running on December 14th at the Ugly Sweater 5k. I made my goal of twelve runs in twelve months. I did a total of seven half marathons, three 10k runs and two 5k runs. My best time this year was 2:01. My personal bes... Read more

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