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5% Challenge
Tuesday, June 17, 2014      6 comments

Before the 5% Challenge begins, here are some of my pre-challenge activities that I've been keeping up with. Exercise: I can now wear regular, close-toed shoes for the first time in months, so I will be walking at-least a mile every single... Read more
Virtual 5K
Saturday, February 22, 2014      3 comments

I have just completed a virtual 5K through my sparkteam: Official Sparkpeople Walk/Jog 5K Program. This was my third 5K. The first one I tried was all on my own, just to get a baseline for my pace. I wanted to enter a charity 5K, but I didn... Read more
Mid-week weigh-in, just don't do it!
Monday, November 18, 2013      4 comments

Ugh, last Thursday I broke my rule about not weighing in more than once a week, and boy howdy do I regret it! I knew I was doing really well with my points and activity, and sure enough, on Thursday, I was showing a 4 pound loss. So no... Read more
Oh My Gosh, I'm so excited!!!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013      5 comments

I don't know how many of you know about Turbo Jam, but I LOVE it!!! It's a fitness program by Chalene Johnson, which is produced by BeachBody, the same company that brings you Insanity, Power 90, and P90X. I bought a used copy years ago tha... Read more
Insanity Day 1
Monday, July 15, 2013      4 comments

I know that I won't be able to update this daily, but I'll check in with it when I can. My daughter, a super soccer stud, told me she wanted to try the Insanity work out. I thought, hey, me too!!! Here are my thoughts. Monday, July 15,... Read more
New Addition
Sunday, May 27, 2012      7 comments

So here, finally, is Thomas Adam! He arrived without much fuss on Monday, May 14th, weighing in at 6lbs 13oz.... Read more
Where the heck have you been?
Friday, December 16, 2011      3 comments

Greetings Spark Friends, As you may have noticed, I've been MIA since October. That is when I found out that DH and I are expecting a new baby. This was not good news for us, and it has taken quite a while to get over the shock. Apparentl... Read more
The new love of my life
Thursday, September 22, 2011      3 comments

Yes, for any of my friends who have read my countless blogs about Dr. Pepper, I have finally made the switch. I know that this is what helped me this summer lose 10 poun... Read more
My new baby.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      15 comments

Well, I just couldn't stand it any longer. I've been watching my local animal shelter because I stumbled onto this little guy's profile. I've been waiting and waiting for someone to adopt him, and finally I just knew that it was me that was supp... Read more
Just said no.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      7 comments

So many of you know that I'm a teacher. I teach inside a juvenile detention facility. Today we had a student graduate from high school. This is a BIG deal. This is only the 3rd student to graduate from our school in 12 years. Needless to sa... Read more
Holy Toledo Batman!
Sunday, April 10, 2011      3 comments

Let me put some background first I guess. My mom has struggled with her weight for my entire life. Now of course, we are struggling together. She has done so well in the past couple of year, and I am so proud of her. Recently she start... Read more
Note to Self
Friday, February 11, 2011      6 comments

Greetings Mandy, I see you're finally getting around to writing a love note to yourself. Well good for you for following through even though it is late! I'm very proud of you for continuing to strive for longer spark streaks. You've been a... Read more
Picture Finally
Thursday, February 10, 2011      4 comments

This is my January calendar. The orange is the Spark videos I did, the stickers are for every day that I met the quickfire challenge, and the yellow is for 30 additional minutes of activity. I kind of fell off at the end, but I've picked it back... Read more
January Goals Revisited
Friday, February 04, 2011      2 comments

My only goal for the year is to blog once a month. Instead of having goals for the year, I'm going to post goals for the month. I will blog at the end of each month about my progress, and post new goals. So much less intimidating for me. ... Read more
My first Green Monster
Thursday, January 13, 2011      5 comments

I recently read a wonderful blog from my Hufflebuddie, Xelamarie, about her Green Monster experience, so I've been building up the courage to try my own, and I finally did. Wow, this will be my new go to for breakfast, so incredibly easy and del... Read more

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