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Being tested
Tuesday, April 22, 2014      16 comments

I'm pretty sure the Universe was testing my new resolve to start running again, as my Day 1 of Couch to 5k went something like this: Fly home from work, throw on my running clothes and immediately burst into tears at how they fit b/c I've g... Read more
Monday, April 21, 2014      14 comments

Of what? Failing again? Getting injured again? Putting on my running gear and finding I have to wear the larger sizes again b/c the smaller sizes I had worked my way into no longer fit? Feeling like a fraud for thinking I can actually ... Read more
Sunday, December 08, 2013      13 comments

I am slowly starting the journey back into running after a year+ off and am having trouble staying positive with having to start so far back from where I had ended before. This morning I was checking the local temperatures (it is -9 here, b... Read more
Practicing Plan B
Saturday, November 23, 2013      9 comments

I've been talking with a friend lately about one of my biggest struggles: using hurdles/obstacles/roadblocks as an excuse or reason to give up on something I am working towards. And what goes on in my head when I do hit an obstacle sounds some... Read more
Needing to start again
Friday, November 22, 2013      12 comments

I've been gone from SP so long now, I have no idea how many of my sparkfriends are even still out there or will see this. I think part of the reason I've been away so long is feeling such a large amount of shame for losing my way so badly, and f... Read more
I'm Here! :)
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      11 comments

I've been getting some inquiries lately on where I am and if I'm ok....I am here, and I am GREAT! It's been a bit crazy transitioning back to working after being off for two months; even more difficult is I don't like this job at all. It's... Read more
Need your input, please!
Sunday, July 22, 2012      13 comments

So, I am a little baffled this morning; if you saw my last blog yesterday, you know that last week I worked out 318 total minutes. And it was HARD workouts, too....massive sweat and all! :) And I also ate well last week. We (Christer and I)... Read more
I Did It!!
Saturday, July 21, 2012      13 comments

This week I challenged myself to a much harder than usual workout week. Goal: 300 minutes in five one hour workouts. And I did it! I combined speed walking, stationary bike and rollerblading (starting running intervals again in one week... Read more
Regret is my most painful emotion...
Thursday, July 19, 2012      13 comments

Some major soul searching today. Bear with me while I set the stage.... As you may know, I have been struggling for some time now with the job search here in Denver. For a long time now, I can't get hired at many jobs due to being overquali... Read more
Hold on Tight!
Sunday, July 01, 2012      9 comments

I feel SO great this morning! -I live in a beautiful state with my awesome man and my great dogs -I am working out and eating right again, resulting in taking off HALF of the weight I had re-gained when I got off track (and lost this 14lb... Read more
No wasp/insomnia is gonna stop ME! :)
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      13 comments

Soooooo...you may have seen my status update earlier today. Last night was ROUGH. I couldn't fall asleep to save my life, and eventually had to take a sleeping pill. This meant that there was no way I could drag myself out of bed this morning at... Read more
100 Times!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      17 comments

I saw this picture on someone's sparkpage today (can't remember who, sorry...) and I swiped it b/c it reminded me of a conversation I had with a sparkfriend (ON2VICTORY) when I was very new on my journey to health. ... Read more
Bad Day Turned Good
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      13 comments

Yesterday was ROUGH. I am becoming quite frustrated with the job hunt...Costco wouldn't hire me b/c I was OVERqualified, the insurance companies in Denver don't seem interested in me even though I have tons of experience, so I'm not sure what th... Read more
A Heartbreaking Reminder
Wednesday, June 06, 2012      19 comments

At the bottom of this blog is a link to a video that truly broke my heart. This man lost over 400 lbs in 26 months through eating right and exercising. He had multiple surgeries to remove the excess skin, and he looked fabulous; healthy and fit.... Read more
What the......???
Friday, June 01, 2012      11 comments

Today I was perusing workout videos as I explored my new library when, lo and behold, I came across Coach Nicole's 28 day Bootcamp. Excited, I checked it out and took it home, plugged it in and got started. So, how did it go? Well, let's ju... Read more

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