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What Matters Most
Saturday, July 16, 2011      4 comments

So, yeah, this week was super hard. More than I expected, but I found my way through somehow. Monday - work, with a training stuck in the middle, followed by W7D1 of C25k. I'm feeling stronger as a runner. I'm feeling more like a runner ... Read more
Life's Little Challenges
Thursday, July 14, 2011      7 comments

I woke up on Tuesday morning and weighed myself like I always do. For some strange reason, the scale decided to say I weighed 314 pounds, which I pretty much resigned myself to believing was due to some malfunction with the scale. But I was ho... Read more
The Truth of the Matter
Sunday, July 10, 2011      20 comments

So, yes, I took a few days off. Not off from trying to create a healthy lifestyle or trying to lose weight, but off from trying to be the fantabulous Sparker I had been trying to be. On Wednesday I posted a blog that was raw and honest and... Read more
Updates and Race Reports
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      42 comments

What's been going on with me? Well, a lot and not a lot at the same time. I'm going to warn you right up front that I don't have a happy, motivating "YAY! I DID IT!" race report blog for you. What I do have is the truth. The full broken-heart... Read more
Good Runs and Bad Runs and Needing to Go
Sunday, July 03, 2011      7 comments

Wednesday's run was difficult, to say the least. I felt like I was moving with bricks on my feet. I didn't properly hydrate before heading out and was left with dry mouth for the entire time. I set out with the mindset that I had already run ... Read more
For Freedom!!
Saturday, July 02, 2011      7 comments

Okay, Esther. Time to get real. The challenge has begun. The pieces have been set and are ready to move. You only have two real choices: either get your gloves on and get ready to fight, or give up completely. Whatever you do DO NOT GIVE UP... Read more
When 20 Minutes is Like 20 Miles
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      38 comments

Monday, June 27, 2011 My stomach was turning all day. In part because it was still messed up from Friday's fiasco/sudden illness. But more in part because I had 20 minutes of straight running ahead of me. Around 4pm, I started surfin... Read more
Adventures in Running From a FitFat Girl
Saturday, June 25, 2011      24 comments

Yep, I have moved from calling myself "the fat girl" to calling myself "the fitfat girl." Mostly because I still weigh over 300 pounds and, yet, somehow I can run now for over 8 minutes at a time. Because I walk lighter on my feet, I feel bett... Read more
MB Update
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      14 comments

Before I say anything else, let me say that this goes on record as one of the BEST vacations I have ever had...even if a little too short. ;) The drive was almost uneventful. Hubs and I got into a fight on our way into Virginia. Let me ex... Read more
Off on Another Adventure
Saturday, June 18, 2011      13 comments

This morning we are leaving for the beach, and I'm completely stoked, if not a little bit tired from staying up late to pack. ;) I'm looking forward to walks on the beach, runs on the beach, a fitness center I can use at the property, running ... Read more
A Difficult Week
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      16 comments

So week 1 of my restart had its good moments and its bad moments. As of today I am 323 pounds...still. Which means I lost nothing, but also that I gained nothing this week. So how'd this all work out for me? The Good: 1) I finished wee... Read more
Weekend Update & Finding the Dress (with pics)
Monday, June 13, 2011      19 comments

First of all, right out the gate I must say - I was PROUD of myself this weekend. Friday morning I got up earlier than my alarm (around 7:30am). I started my day with some coffee, 1/2 a bagel, and some Spark before heading out for my run a... Read more
Day 2 - More to Learn
Thursday, June 09, 2011      14 comments

So, am I all talk and no action? Sometimes, yes. Yesterday? No. I got stickers on my page for: emoticon... Read more
Ethan Update and Day 1
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      16 comments

So yesterday was a mess. All I could focus on was my baby and making sure he made it through sugery okay. Hubs surprised me that morning when he stated, "I'm coming with you. I HAVE to go." It was a nice surprise. I needed him there, bu... Read more
Weigh-In: *Bangs Head on Desk* Edition
Sunday, June 05, 2011      26 comments

Weight last week: 316.6 Weight this week: 318.0 *bangs head on desk repeatedly* So, yes, my weight has been up all week. I've been avoiding the gym like the plague, which even GOGO noticed, doesn't mean I avoid working out. I saw 317 ... Read more

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