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All we can do is try.
Monday, April 25, 2016      10 comments

I went on my second run in the past three days. It was not easy! First note to self, don't eat pot roast and potatoes an hour before running. Second note to self, it is a good idea to be dropped off miles from home so you can run back. Nothing i... Read more
Selling ourselves short!
Sunday, April 17, 2016      19 comments

I have been in a slump lately. Lots of reasons, but all are causing frustration. The biggest is just not being where I was two years ago athletically and weight wise. At my age a couple of years can make a big difference. However, I have come to... Read more
I agree!
Monday, April 11, 2016      9 comments

I, like most of you, don't like the use of supplements. It was a moment of weakness and frustration with things not going the way I want. I will NOT take a supplement and just go back to really watching my nutrition and try to increase my exerci... Read more
Less carbs and/or supplements?
Sunday, April 10, 2016      7 comments

I've read a lot and I've been talking to others and many say as we get older we should restrict carbs more. This is a way to offset the "natural weight gain" that comes with perimenopause. What is your opinions? A couple that I know are t... Read more
Sick and sparking.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016      16 comments

I never get sick, but I came home early yesterday. I feel like a truck hit me. It will be a struggle to get my 30 minutes of exercise in. I will prevail, though. I am staying within my weight range, but can't seem to get to the lower end.... Read more
Another birthday and Easter.
Sunday, March 27, 2016      8 comments

We are celebrating my Mom's birthday and Easter. It's a day of family and celebration. I hope everyone's day is wonderful! Happy moving.... Read more
21 years
Saturday, March 19, 2016      20 comments

Today my daughter is 21 years old. It seems like just yesterday she was a little girl. I blinked and she became a young woman. She'll be graduating from college in 2 months. That is a full year early. I am so proud of her. Not only did she get a... Read more
Incorporate it!
Thursday, March 17, 2016      12 comments

Many people will tell you that they just can't find the time to work out. I used to be one of those people. When people ask me how I fit it all in, I tell them it's simple...I incorporate it! What I mean, is that I find ways to put exercise... Read more
Saturday, March 12, 2016      27 comments

Today was day 501 of exercising 30 minutes, or more. I love this streak and I plan to keep it up! Even on days when it's a "rest day" I still walk at least 40 minutes a day. I never imagined that I'd be one of those "exercise freaks." I us... Read more
Fighting the 5.
Friday, March 11, 2016      9 comments

Thanks, once again, for all the comments on yesterdays blog!! They really help! Since I stopped running competitively, I have struggled with 5 pounds. It comes off, I eat one late meal, eat out or at the top of my calorie range and it's rig... Read more
Changing from throwing in the towel to wringing it out.
Thursday, March 10, 2016      11 comments

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When do you throw in the towel and just accept?
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      16 comments

Many of you know I was an avid runner for about a year. I did 12 races in 12 months, dealt with some injuries, got over them and started running again, but in a less competitive way. I run for the enjoyment. Lately when I run I notice that ... Read more
I'm still here!!
Thursday, February 25, 2016      13 comments

It's been a crazy time. A long story short. Our "new" house has water leaking into the basement. The home inspector didn't see it and the insurance company said it was preexisting, so won't cover the cost to repair. So we have the carpet folded ... Read more
I'm out!
Thursday, February 11, 2016      11 comments

I'm only in the second week of a maintenance challenge and I'm out. I was over by .01 ounces. It's a reality check and I needed it. I've been barely scraping under the high end of my weight range/challenge for weeks. It was bound to happen and i... Read more
Roller coaster ride
Friday, February 05, 2016      16 comments

That has been how life on my maintenance journey has been lately. Up and down. That goes for the scale, motivation, hot flashes, exercise, energy, eating, etc. Winter has always been a tough time of year for me. I just want to eat all that ... Read more

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