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Progress Peaks and Valleys
Monday, January 18, 2021      2 comments

Weight loss is a lifetime challenge. In September I was on the mountain top with everything going so well and the weight dropping quickly. Then I injured my knee and things reversed with weight gain. Now that I can move more, the weight is co... Read more
Workout plan 2021
Wednesday, December 30, 2020      3 comments

Soon 2021 will be around the corner. Flexibility will be my key daily workout plan as I return from a major knee injury. Wharton’s Book of Stretch offers a great guide regardless of your focus area. This new found training method has been ins... Read more
Enjoy the little things in life
Sunday, December 06, 2020      4 comments

Three months ago, a not so smart move, led to severe knee pain. Yea, I’m 60 and my weight was down 42 lbs. I felt invincible. Only a few weeks earlier, I completed the Boston Marathon course on my treadmill during a self-challenge over 24 hou... Read more
Family Time
Friday, November 27, 2020      9 comments

This Thanksgiving was extraordinarily special as we reflected on our family, friends and many blessings. My mom visited from her assisted living facility and enjoyed being able to come to our home. Our son and my husband joined in as we played... Read more
What torch have you passed along to friends or family
Friday, October 23, 2020      4 comments

Running is my sport of choice and has been for 37 years. It is always cool to see a family member see that same spark with the sport. My great-nephew has always loved basketball but his slight build is that of a runner. So excited, this first ... Read more
Life is funny how it throws you curveballs
Friday, October 16, 2020      1 comments

Life is funny how it throws you curveballs. Releasing weight has felt remarkable. However, a competitive spirit sometimes needs to be tempered a little. Oh, by the way, I’m a 60 year-old grandma! Former collegiate runner. August 27... Read more
42 lbs. GONE
Thursday, September 03, 2020      8 comments

So pleased to be down 42 lbs from my all time high. Joined an online program with State of Slim which has worked so well for me. Read book, but the team concept has made the difference. Working on an additional 25-30 lbs. I know I can achieve go... Read more
Spring Run
Saturday, April 06, 2019      1 comments

Beautiful Spring day with temps in 70s. Heading to my favorite place for a two hour run!... Read more
When you lose your Mojo, Books - State of Slim and My Life Living with a Navy Seal get me refocused
Thursday, February 28, 2019      3 comments

QOTD: When you lose your mojo, what do you do to refocus or get back on track again? I’m still exercising but have lost my discipline on food that I had the first 5-6 weeks of the year. Vacation and the job change temporarily turned my foc... Read more
Feb 1 Runners Vs Gunners Weight Loss Challenge update
Sunday, February 03, 2019      7 comments

Feb 1 - Weight Loss Update My brother, Gary -10.638% (former collegiate basketball athlete) Me - 8.763% (former collegiate cross country athlete) Round 1 I paid Gary $100 for the highest percentage wei... Read more
Runners vs Gunners Challenge
Thursday, January 10, 2019      1 comments

January 1 - my brother and I began a 3 month Challenge. Winner of highest percentage weight loss for each month gets $100 We’re texting percentage weight loss each Tuesday. We both were college athletes... basketball and cross country so t... Read more
BLC39 Navy Ninjas
Thursday, January 10, 2019      1 comments

BLC39 Joined Navy Ninjas for some teamwork, motivation towards moving in the right direction. ... Read more
Half Marathon 2018
Saturday, December 01, 2018      9 comments

I completed a half marathon a month after my father’s passing. It was only through a strong determination I crossed the finish line. The temperature was 30 and windy. My training had been limited between work and spending time with my father ... Read more
Father passing from cancer
Saturday, December 01, 2018      6 comments

2018 has been a challenging year. My father was in Hospice care and given 6 weeks to live after being diagnosed with cancer in 3 places. He held on for 5 months and it was brutal to see my hero brought to such a sad state. A US Army veteran a... Read more
Day 12, Beach Vacation
Friday, January 12, 2018      3 comments

Motivated and disciplined. Even while vacationing with my husband at beach kept my resolve. Pre-planned meals and workouts. Ran/walked 29 miles. Moving in right direction towards my goals!... Read more

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