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Sometimes just showing up is winning
Monday, June 23, 2014      4 comments

Every Monday my 9 year old and I go bowling. Each week, he gets a bit frustrated because I score higher than him, he gets gutter balls and he feels like he isn't a good bowler. Today, I finally had to sit him down and have a chat. ... Read more
Faked out by a Chihuahua
Saturday, June 21, 2014      6 comments

I really hate being workout buddies with skinny people. So, I am very unhappy with my newest partner. She weighs 7 pounds. And she thinks she's soooooo smart. The last few days I have changed her walks to one long walk in the e... Read more
ATTITUDE is everything!! :)
Friday, June 20, 2014      4 comments

Got on the scale this morning -- down 8.4 pounds! And I feel SOOO much better already! I was depressed, angry, frustrated and sad for months due to injuries. I totally lost focus and gained weight -- which made me even more upset. Bu... Read more
Bouncing back from injuries & depression
Tuesday, June 17, 2014      4 comments

Injuries to my lower back and right hip and plantar facilitis in my left foot had me sidelined for months. I wallowed in anger, depression and frustration. What happened?? I went back to old habits -- eating to feel better. And, I cou... Read more
Oh no! Everyone in my family is eating healthy!
Thursday, August 16, 2012      5 comments

For the longest time the menfolk (my husband & my son) did not join me in eating healthy every day. They wanted to hold on to their hotdogs, mac & cheese, etc.... So I had my little corner in the fridge, the freezer and the pantry with my f... Read more
Shaved 12 minutes off my 5K time.... Yippppeeeee!!!
Saturday, August 11, 2012      8 comments

OK my time is NOT fast by any means. I'm slowwww, and I walk/jog because I can't jog 3 miles yet.... BUT...... tonight I went to the track and finished 5K distance in 53:06 I'm under an hour now!!! I'm down from 74:30 which was ... Read more
Sometimes difficult is a good thing
Friday, August 10, 2012      4 comments

I started a new workout routine this week. My son is my workout buddy. He's in the Navy and stationed about five hours away. I told him I wanted to up my fitness level so that I could jog an entire 5K without walking. He shared with me that he w... Read more
Virtual Walk - Bag End to Rivendell
Thursday, August 02, 2012      3 comments

The Hobbit is one of my favorite books! And, in celebration of the 1st movie coming out in December, I have decided to do a virtual walk with Bilbo from Bagend in the Shire to Rivendell. I found an outline of the walk online.... it's 397 m... Read more
Dreaming it vs Doing it
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      6 comments

"When I lose weight I'm going to......'' "Someday I will be able to.....'' "I wish I could.....'' "If I was more like him/her I could.....'' "I can't.'' I remember when I weighed 420+ pounds. I would sit on the couch w... Read more
Ramping up my Fitness plan
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      5 comments

Over the last 2 years i've gone from barely being able to walk to being able to walk miles. My life is fundamentally different than it used to be. That's great. But, now it's time to push ahead and work harder. So, I'm working... Read more
BEFORE and AFTER :) Bye Bye 200 pounds!
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      27 comments

I've had so many people ask for a before and after photo of me......I really didn't want to show my train wreck photo, but I will !!! Here ya go.... BEFORE -- this w... Read more
Fighting to find my inner athlete
Friday, April 27, 2012      5 comments

I've been awol from sparkpeople for a few months because life happened, and I just had too many irons in the fire. When I was 400 pounds, my workouts would have been the first thing that got cut from my schedule.....but the new and improved juli... Read more
A Family that trains together, gets healthy together! :)
Saturday, January 14, 2012      6 comments

This morning my 7-year old and I had our first workout session together with a personal trainer. While Kellie was putting me through the paces and kicking my butt, she had Josh doing agility, balance/coordination, and fun cardio activities. :) W... Read more
Coming back strong! :)
Thursday, December 29, 2011      3 comments

While I love the holidays....I'm glad they are winding down. Things are slowing down at work finally so I am getting back on track here at SP. :o) My fitness plans got put on hold back in October when I got smacked by a truck while walkin... Read more
AWOL for holiday season
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      5 comments

Hey all....I am so sorry that I was basically absent for most of November.....it will be like this until after Christmas, unfortunately. I run our retail business by myself and I'm swamped. The economy is killing our business....so I'm trying to... Read more

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