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40 by 40
Tuesday, April 22, 2014      0 comments

In a little over 40 weeks, I turn 40. After a few years of excellent health (and corresponding healthy weight) I once again find myself 40 pounds overweight. I know how I got here: 1) My stress and depression got out of control enough that ... Read more
November Calendar
Friday, November 01, 2013      1 comments

When I flipped the family calendar page this morning, I was greeted by a picture of me with my dad and brother, just before we ran a 5k, two Thanksgivings ago. I started my month with reminders of my past success and then made the choice to put ... Read more
A New Challenge
Tuesday, October 29, 2013      0 comments

Over the past year or two, my weight stabilized at a reasonably healthy number and I learned to be comfortable. It wasn't my goal weight, but it was good enough in the midst of all the other stuff. Now, however, my weight has been steadily climb... Read more
Countdown to Christmas Challenge
Thursday, November 08, 2012      2 comments

My healthy living motivation this season is stress reduction. I've put off running and other exercise all Autumn because there were other urgent and important things that demanded my attention. Last week, I signed up to run a 5k with my dad and ... Read more
Depression for the win?
Thursday, September 27, 2012      1 comments

I've lost 7 lbs in 7 weeks, which is half of my long-term goal. This should be awesome news! Unfortunately, I've lost it largely because my stress got even worse and turned into depression. I'm not exercising because I don't have enough mo... Read more
Beautiful Sweat
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      2 comments

I downloaded "You Don't Know You're Beautiful" as an anthem for my 12 year-old. I want her to hear the message that even though she's not the classic popular girl/cheerleader look , she's valuable. She loves the song but has so far managed to av... Read more
Time in a Bottle
Friday, August 03, 2012      6 comments

Wouldn't it be lovely? A need a few extra minutes to finish this before the kids show ends - sprinkle time like fairy dust and poof! I can get it done. I need another hour between kid bedtime and my own and delaying sleep is not an option tonigh... Read more
the week (and a 1/2) in review
Sunday, July 22, 2012      4 comments

10 days ago: getting ready for trip, my husband had to work extra hours, so I gave up my exercise time. 7-9 days ago: same story. 6 days ago: road trip, no exercise, I had a salad at lunch but chose the fried chicken. (at least I didn't eat... Read more
Out of the Valley
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      5 comments

Another walk/run today, starting week 3 of my 5 week 5k training. The training is up to my comfort level so I'm finally pushing myself. I purposefully started slow since I was coming off 6 weeks of forced rest for shin splints. Up till this week... Read more
Real isn't pretty
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      4 comments

It was recently brought to my attention that I'm a screaming harpy. I happen to know that's not who I actually am so why am I acting that way? With just a tiny bit of soul-searching I remembered that I'm angry, resentful, and bitter. It's ... Read more
Songs for Summer Sweatin'
Tuesday, May 29, 2012      1 comments

I just couldn't face the gym today. It's summer sweltering hot outside but I couldn't face another workout in the dreary room, with blank-faced newscasters silently spilling out stories, and young gruntly men kissing their muscles. No gym, no ou... Read more
Well, shin, that hurts.
Thursday, May 10, 2012      0 comments

Last Thursday I had a run that just didn't feel right. My wonky knee hurt a little, even with the brace on, and my shins felt stretched and achy. It wasn't awful so I moved from the treadmill to the indoor track and tried to finish my run. I sol... Read more
Now there's a goal
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      1 comments

I know the best reason to shape up and eat well is for my very own good, just because I'm worth it. Right now, I'm anxious and not coping with life very well so I've been stress eating and skipping my workouts to get things accomplished. Doing i... Read more
Battle Plan
Sunday, April 08, 2012      2 comments

Most of the time, I adore being mom to my three kids. They are usually great blessings to me. This blog entry is not about that part. A few months ago, Monkey and Peanut's mom moved out of the country. It's been stressful on all of us. M&P... Read more
Missing My Run
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      2 comments

Last night, I had a dream that my husband invited work folks home for dinner and I had to skip my run today. Upon waking, I was relieved to learn that it wasn't real and my workout time was intact. Last week I skipped my run both days to ha... Read more

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