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Goals for Feb - ditching numbers, adding in marathon training and Beck
Monday, February 02, 2015      0 comments

So January wasn't my best month. I lost 1 lb. I really haven't dropped any weight since the fall. So far in the winter, I go up and down which equals maintain. In the fall, I was aiming for 1 lb of weight loss a week. I was really motivate... Read more
A Quick NSV
Friday, January 16, 2015      3 comments

I did one of my favorite workouts today. The weather was finally nice enough to get back outside, so I ran a mile around the park next to my gym and then ran the stairs in the park. I haven't run the stairs since before Christmas. I try to aim f... Read more
Free Workouts
Monday, January 05, 2015      1 comments

I found out about a site called FitnessBlender (.com) from a fellow Sparker. I was using the free workout videos on Sunday and got to thinking that I wouldn't have known about it if I hadn't heard from someone else. And with this being the time ... Read more
I have a secret...last year I bought elastic pants
Thursday, January 01, 2015      4 comments

I haven't felt much like blogging lately. I was so tied to my laptop before Christmas break that I've needed a break from it to live "in the real world" for a while. Just wanted to check in real quick. Last year by this time, I'd given up o... Read more
Met My 5K Goal on Thanksgiving...Just Barely
Monday, December 01, 2014      1 comments

My goal was to finish a 5K in under 30 minutes, something I've done before but not lately. I finished in...29:55. Talk about cutting it close! Leading up to the race, I've been running on my lunch break and finishing 5K in 30-33 minutes, de... Read more
Whole30ish Check-in
Friday, November 21, 2014      0 comments

I'm on day 5 now and going until Thanksgiving. I'm not going to write everything I wrote, as I repeat a lot and that would be boring. But here's a little bit about how it's going. First of all, it's pretty well known (for those who truly k... Read more
A hard fall and rebounding with a Whole 30
Wednesday, November 19, 2014      0 comments

So, I was already struggling last week. I don't know why. I just couldn't get full, and it wasn't the greatest start to my diet bet. I had a 3 day weekend because I had to stay home on Friday and wait for internet to be installed at home. ... Read more
Started a Diet Bet on Monday...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014      1 comments

And it's not going well. Maybe I shouldn't say that after only 2.5 days but I'm really frustrated with it. I have done pretty well all year with the slow progress thing. I'm starting to think maybe I shouldn't have jumped on such an aggressive o... Read more
Why Not Me?
Monday, October 27, 2014      3 comments

So, I've been here on Spark for about 5 years and I've never really tried to lose weight. I have and I haven't. When I first started, weight loss was more of a side effect. I can't say that I was really trying. I was leaving a marriage tha... Read more
Hiking Weekend (pics)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014      2 comments

Things have been pretty quiet and steady around here. I'm right on track with my goals. I'm aiming to lose 1 lb/week and have set out what that will look like each month and if I stay on track, what I could be by Christmas. So far, I've met each... Read more
25 lbs lost this year and fall goals
Wednesday, October 08, 2014      1 comments

First, I hit 25 lbs down for the year on Monday! I know people lose quicker and I have lost quicker in the past. This year I'm really trying to do it more consistently and moderately so I'm very happy with 25 lbs in 10 months. That is perfect fo... Read more
10K Race Report - Steps Against Alzheimer's
Tuesday, September 30, 2014      1 comments

I don't race 10K very often. I think I only have twice before and neither of those times could be considered a normal circumstance. The first was a very rough trail race that I did in the dark with a head lamp. I'd put it more in the adventure c... Read more
5 Years on Spark - It Takes a Village (A Journey mostly in Pictures)
Thursday, September 25, 2014      6 comments

They say that about raising children, but it's true of a lot of journeys, including this one. I have been here 5 years, but have not really found a place on Spark and that's ok. So much has changed in the past 5 years and I have a lot of p... Read more
A little relieved - one monthish summary
Thursday, September 18, 2014      0 comments

The last month or so has been going really well. Almost too well. Effortless. I've been hitting every workout and my food has been just about perfect without much temptation. I've been so focused, it was scary. Because that's usually when I trip... Read more
I haven't really felt like blogging lately
Thursday, September 04, 2014      1 comments

So I haven't. But I've been doing pretty well. Mostly just maintaining at the moment and hoping to lose soon, but I know I have to put in more effort than I have or more of a consistent effort, anyway. Right now I'm training for, or gettin... Read more

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