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Day 5
Tuesday, August 25, 2020      4 comments

236.8 - no change from yesterday I realized I haven't set any goals yet. I always do better when I set goals. As we come up on September, my goal is 230 by the end of September. I have my tracker set at 1.5 lbs/week. That seems pretty doabl... Read more
Days 3 & 4
Monday, August 24, 2020      4 comments

236.8 (-.2) Down a bit after the weekend. It was a very mixed weekend. I ate too much on my daughter's birthday and followed it up with a stomach virus we both got. So that pretty much canceled out in the weight loss world. Today I'm ... Read more
Day 2
Friday, August 21, 2020      2 comments

237.6 (+.6) I'm a daily weigher. I take breaks if it starts to get to me. Fluctuations happen. The biggest gains happen when I'm not weighing and tracking, and just don't care. Right now I'm tracking in MFP and have my goal set to lose 1.5 ... Read more
Day 1
Thursday, August 20, 2020      4 comments

It has been four years since my last blog entry, so I'm just going to jump in where I'm at and use blogs as another tool to keep track of how I'm doing. I have been sidelined from exercise with a lot of health problems in the past few years and ... Read more
Where do Sparkers go?
Monday, August 08, 2016      5 comments

I took a bit of a blogging hiatus, mostly because Spark has never really worked for me. I have a close fit community on Facebook that has always worked for me but I can never seem to break into Spark. I've tried joining challenges and I blog and... Read more
It's not the downs that matter, it's the why
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      3 comments

After so many years here, I have learned this. Ups and downs happen. My weight never stays the same. Momentum is never a constant. I try not to panic in bad spots. I do reflect, and that's usually easier to do at the end of a bad period. I... Read more
Stronger Than Cancer - My Sister's First 5K
Thursday, September 17, 2015      4 comments

I am coming up on four weeks since I had surgery for a hernia. Last week I ended up back in the ER, as things were not healing well. Long story short, I got to sit on the sidelines of a 5K over the weekend rather than run it. I really thought my... Read more
An Athlete's Heart
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      8 comments

I was hospitalized last weekend, suddenly, and had surgery. During my hospitalization, I realized that I literally have an athlete's heart. My monitors were constantly going off because my resting heart rate is lower than the normal range.... Read more
Whole 30 Results!
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      9 comments

I just finished a 30 day clean eating challenge known as the Whole 30. This is my third attempt at it, and my first time making it through all 30 days. The first time I tried it, I did it as an elimination diet and quit after 18 days. I did disc... Read more
Hiking and Biking pics - Happy Spring!
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      6 comments

I've been making good on my goal to get out there and be more active lately to burn extra calories in a relaxing way (when it hasn't been raining!). I've been taking my phone with me - here are a few shots I've taken while hiking and biking the ... Read more
Some thoughts on biking
Friday, May 01, 2015      0 comments

In college when I was pretty overweight, I bought a cheap bike. I rode it less than half a mile and realized this activity I remembered from childhood was suddenly HARD. I could barely make it up a hill. I think at the time I may have blamed it ... Read more
Motivation Vs. Habits
Friday, April 10, 2015      6 comments

I read an article on motivation last week and I've been thinking a lot about it lately. It basically said that motivation is an emotion, and much like happiness or sadness, you can't expect it to be present 100% of the time. It will come and go.... Read more
Half Marathon #10 - It was Magic
Monday, March 30, 2015      2 comments

First off, I did not PR. I PR'd my half in 2011, when I was about 15 lbs lighter and at the tail end of training for a full marathon so I was in optimal shape for a half then. I would love to beat that PR someday...but that's not on my goals for... Read more
Well, I did it
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      1 comments

I signed up for half marathon #10. Double digits! I missed a lot of long runs. I didn't manage to do any in February, between the weather and my schedule. Being a single mom, I have a small window to get my long run in. One weekend, I had to use... Read more
What kind of fitness person are you?
Monday, March 02, 2015      4 comments

I've been here on Spark for over five years and I know so many different types of people, and I've been thinking a lot about this lately. I'm working on re-losing some weight. I lost it fairly fast the first time. Now I'm losing it slower and mo... Read more

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