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SparkPeople Motivator--Me???
Sunday, August 10, 2014      3 comments

I am so honored this morning to see that I was named SparkPeople Motivator of the day! I know my story well and every so often I see pictures of myself from my past and then I remember how far I've come. But some days, I feel less than motivatin... Read more
The Best Motivating iPod Playlist I Could Possibly Put Together
Sunday, October 09, 2011      6 comments

After much thought and consideration, I finally have fine tuned what songs I absolutely love to listen to while walk/running! I had a huge play list of over 130 songs but found myself skipping several. The songs that remain truly are motivating,... Read more
I did it....finally race walked in a 5K!!!
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      5 comments

I finally did it! And it was awesome! I walked my 1st 5K and did it in 40 minutes and 16 seconds! I did it in my own town too! It was the Frankenmuth Volkslaufe Race. There was a 20K, 10K and 5K run and then a 5K walk. Since it was my 1st race I... Read more
I HATE sweating but....
Saturday, July 02, 2011      5 comments

Ok, so I hate sweating but like the song "here I go again"! I'm a girly girl. I like pretty things and like to look pretty and smell pretty and have pretty things. But lately, I can smell pretty sweaty :( I don't like that state but....today I... Read more
Healthy and Fit Is What It's All About
Friday, May 27, 2011      4 comments

I just finished reading several inspiring blogs. It just made me feel so great about SparkPeople! Coach Nicole had so many great things to say about pushing through a tough exercise routine. Exercise is not easy but we need to keep pushing throu... Read more
THE BEST Mother's Day Letter
Saturday, May 07, 2011      14 comments

This is what my 22 year old college son sent me for Mother's Day: Why you're the best mom ever! 1. You cook the most delicious meals 2. You love your job and tell us stories about your 'kids'. (I work in a daycare) 3. Your faceb... Read more
Love my dog
Saturday, April 30, 2011      6 comments

My fitness all started with my Brownie. She's a mid sized mutt we rescued from an animal shelter. She a mix of boxer, hound and terrier. She LOVES to walk and run. I started taking my turn walking her several days a week when we got her almost 8... Read more
One Pound to Go!!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011      5 comments

At the end of my 8 month weight loss journey, I have one pound left to lose. SparkPeople has increased my calorie intake goal already. I'm ok with that. I feel so proud of myself that I have come so far. In these 8 months I have lost 39 lbs with... Read more
Reversing Diabetes
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      5 comments

So yesterday I had my diabetic check-up with my doctor. I had my blood work done last week. It all came back EXCELLENT!! He told me that due to my diet and exercise changes I could go off my metformin and my blood pressure meds! I am choosing to... Read more
Ready, Set, GO!!!! Fitness FUN!
Thursday, March 10, 2011      1 comments

Orange, purple, green, blue, brown.....GO!!! Cars, trucks, airplanes, trains, 4 wheelers.....GO!!! Tables, chairs, couch, bed, dresser......GO!!! 10, 20, 30, 40.......GO!!! This is how I keep fitness fun for my daycare kids! We run laps ... Read more
Locked in School
Sunday, March 06, 2011      2 comments

So tonight I started to run outside but it was so bitter cold and windy that I decided to go to the school where I work and run in the hallways. I entered through the daycare entrance where I work and sat my purse, coat and keys down. I went thr... Read more
The Compliments Keep Coming
Thursday, February 10, 2011      3 comments

My weight loss is now also fueled by the good wishes of others. Every day someone will come up to me and say, "You've lost a lot of weight, haven't you?" "You look amazing!" "Great job!" "What's your secret?" and on and on. It really makes me fe... Read more
I Am Blessed With Diabetes!
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      9 comments

I know we usually count our blessings at Thanksgiving but anytime is a good time to be grateful for all the blessings God has given us. When I was first diagnosed with diabetes, I thought, "Oh no, I have a life sentence of always having to be ca... Read more
Walking With Children
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      0 comments

I've found an easy way for me to get my exercise and involve the children in my daycare in exercise as well. Every day, after lunch, we go to our school's gym and begin by running laps for about 5 minutes. Then we do a few fun laps like skipping... Read more
Winter Walking just made easier
Saturday, January 08, 2011      2 comments

I've been very leery of walking in the winter with snow and ice on the sidewalks. Last year I fell 3 times and twisted my pelvis. This year I just didn't walk when the sidewalks were covered with snow or ice until today. Last week a cowork... Read more

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