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Electric Run
Sunday, June 30, 2013      2 comments

So, yesterday was the hottest day we've had all year and the day of the Electric Run. Nice. We arrived at the race location at 7pm and it was a sweltering 104 outside according to our car thermometer. I had hoped that maybe it was reading the... Read more
7 weeks -- 14 pounds
Thursday, June 27, 2013      0 comments

I've been using SparkPeople for 7 weeks now and have lost 14 pounds. It's funny that it averages to 2 pounds a week, because it was definitely not like that! It's been erratic, but I'm happy. I got to jog yesterday morning. My hubby ag... Read more
Friday, June 21, 2013      1 comments

This week has been night VBS at my church and I'm volunteering in a girl's class. Since I have 2 young boys, this has been so fun for me. Last night the girls all wanted to dress up like Diva's, so we had a lot of fun. I think my look was m... Read more
Plugging along
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      1 comments

I'm not doing great with staying on track with my calories and exercise, but I'm still plugging along. Last week I had Cub Scout camp with the kids from 8:30 - 2 and this week we have nighttime VBS from 5:30 - 9. We went out of town last weeke... Read more
Kid Camp Complications
Thursday, June 13, 2013      0 comments

This week, the kids and I went to Cub Scout camp from 8:30-2. The kids had a blast and I enjoyed time chatting with other moms, but it really messed up my schedule. I usually get up in the morning, have coffee, feed the kids and either grab a ... Read more
One Month Reflections
Thursday, June 06, 2013      1 comments

Four weeks ago today, I was standing in my kitchen, very hungry and trying to figure out why I wasn't losing weight. I was exercising, eating a lot fruits, veggies & whole grains and trying to avoid fried foods and sweets. It was probably 10:3... Read more
The Bigger Picture
Thursday, May 30, 2013      2 comments

I stepped on the scale this morning for my weekly weigh-in for Spark People and was disappointed to see I have only lost one pound this week. I have my SP goal set to losing 2 pounds a week, so I guess I had the unrealistic expectation that thi... Read more
Monday, May 27, 2013      7 comments

If you know me at all, you know jogging has never been easy for me. I started jogging two years ago and slowly worked up to be able to jog 3 miles in 40 minutes. That was my top time and it took me close to a year to get there. Several thing... Read more
Mud Run
Sunday, May 26, 2013      1 comments

My husband and boys participated ... Read more
Food... ugh!
Monday, May 20, 2013      1 comments

Something strange has started happening to me. I no longer have any interest in eating. How does one go from wanting to eat constantly to dreading meal time? The question stumps me and I have come up with a few theories, but the fact remains... Read more
Cheat meals?
Sunday, May 19, 2013      3 comments

In an attempt to not get burned out, hubby and I have decided to allow ourselves a "cheat" meal. It's one meal a week where we get to eat what we want without worrying. We have a gift certificate that hubby got for his recent birthday that we ... Read more
First Week
Thursday, May 16, 2013      2 comments

I woke up this morning eager to step on the scale (seriously, how often does that happen?) because I was going to weigh myself after my first full week using SparkPeople. I'm happy to report that I have lost 5 pounds! After 2 months of trying ... Read more
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      2 comments

Hatred used to be a word I associated with jogging -- I wasn't going to do it unless being chased by a wild animal. About 2 years ago, I tried it again and discovered the joy that comes from running just a little bit further than I've done befo... Read more