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Who inspires me?
Friday, November 16, 2012      12 comments

Some of my friends and loved ones have told me that my weight loss story is an inspiration to them, and that humbles me. After all, the only things I did were change my eating habits and get into exercise. Now THIS guy, and what he was able to... Read more
What a WEEK!
Thursday, November 08, 2012      3 comments

This has been one heck of a week for me. I'll start with my birthday, which was last Friday. I swam 42 laps to celebrate (41 laps for 41 years and one to grow on), went to work, went to boot camp, then picked up some sushi and a rare German ch... Read more
My own "WOW!" moment...
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      14 comments

My brother has been the member of the family in the spotlight for the past couple of years with products that he's helped invent (The Mama Roo http://www.4moms.com/mamaroo and the Origami Stroller http://www.4moms.com/origami with the former bei... Read more
Motivation vs. Inspiration
Thursday, October 25, 2012      8 comments

One of the popular message threads in the SparkPeople Cafe lately has been, "Who on SparkPeople motivates you?" I think whomever started the thread got the term wrong. Instead of "Who motivates you?", the question should have been "Who INSPIRE... Read more
Getting to work on my fitness bucket list...
Sunday, October 21, 2012      7 comments

After I finished my 7.32 mile run this morning, I realized that with a little more effort, I honestly could run a half marathon. So I looked for one for this spring and found the Germantown Half Marathon. So it's official, I'm registered as a ... Read more
Ready for the next chapter...
Thursday, October 18, 2012      5 comments

After some careful thought and the realization that I'm really comfortable with my body, I've decided that it's time to go into maintenance mode...at least for now. I'm about to go into the busiest time of my year at work, and with the holidays... Read more
Back in the saddle...shoulder-wise at least!
Sunday, October 14, 2012      1 comments

I was in a bit of a funk this weekend, due to my Depo Provera shot on Friday afternoon. Yep, nothing like a huge shot of synthetic hormones flowing through your body to take the wind out of ya for a couple days...but it's still better than the ... Read more
Slowed a little but certainly not stopped!
Friday, October 12, 2012      3 comments

So after yesterday morning, I got the skinny on my injuries as a result of my bout with the treadmill on Tuesday: a bruised right patella, an abrasion on my left elbow, a bruise on my left forearm, and a strained left deltoid muscle. Since I've... Read more
And in one's life, there are occasional setbacks...
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      7 comments

I went to the gym this morning in order to get my run in, and I had two options: the treadmill and the indoor track. Since I usually use the track, I thought I'd give the treadmill a shot. Boy, was that a mistake! About 2 miles into my ru... Read more
My First 5k: What a RUSH!
Sunday, October 07, 2012      10 comments

It was a hilly course: much more hills than I ever dealt with when running my usual course in my neighborhood, but I don't know if it was the rush of running a race or my ... Read more
My Fitness Bucket List
Friday, August 24, 2012      3 comments

I have signed up for a 5k that I'm actually going to RUN! The race is the first Saturday in October and it's to benefit a local camp that helps kids 6-12 years old deal with the loss of a loved one. The interesting twist? The race is in a cem... Read more
No Fat Chicks?
Saturday, August 04, 2012      15 comments

Even though I've pretty much decided that *IF* I'm going to date someone again, I want to meet him while I'm out doing my thing, I do belong to a couple of free dating sites, just so I can see who else is out there. One profile on OK Cupid! was... Read more
The loudest voice of all...
Friday, August 03, 2012      3 comments

Since this is my third time around when it comes to weight loss, I was thinking about what makes this time so different. I discovered that it was my inner voice that is making the difference, which I discussed a couple of times: once on the mes... Read more
Chucking the BMI and re-setting goals
Thursday, July 19, 2012      6 comments

So I got my body composition checked, and I was stunned. Instead of being in the low 40s as I thought for my fat percentage, I'm at 37% body fat! If I were to get to the top of "normal" for BMI for my height at 149 pounds, I'd only have 8% bod... Read more
Financial setback, but triumph over unhealthy eating. :)
Monday, June 25, 2012      6 comments

I decided to take a mental health day today and take it easy a little. Then I remembered that the "Maintenance Required" light was on in my car, which meant that the oil needed to get changed. So off I went to a place that a co-worker of mine ... Read more

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