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40 pounds in 10 months...what?!!!
Wednesday, September 05, 2018      2 comments

40 pounds in less than 10 months? How does a person gain 40 pounds in less than months? What a horrible realization. I had done so good when I was active on Spark about 3 years ago, I had lost 70 pounds, had gotten down to my goal wei... Read more
I Ran My First Half Marathon!
Monday, May 18, 2015      6 comments

I did it! I ran my first half marathon! I am so excited and proud that I have accomplished, I never thought 2 years ago I would be in this place. 2 years ago, when I had let myself become so heavy that walking a mile was hard to do. I had bee... Read more
De-stressing in Writing
Monday, April 27, 2015      2 comments

Good morning spark friends. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was…sad, happy with the kids…but otherwise stressful. Ughhh…I guess there is some freedom in writing and getting things off of your chest. For a long time now my husband a... Read more
Running Slump
Thursday, April 16, 2015      3 comments

I feel like I’ve been struggling lately with my exercise. I feel like everytime I go out for a run I am forcing myself to do it lately. I’m still doing it and getting it done, but I hate that feeling of constantly watching my watch to see what... Read more
Running Shoes, Kids, and Men!
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      3 comments

I finally bought myself new running shoes this weekend, and I lOVE them! The other weekend during the 10K race I ran, on mile 1 my shoes starting rubbing my heel, and luckily I was able to tune it out, but when I took my shoes off my heel was b... Read more
Up and Down Race Report
Monday, March 30, 2015      3 comments

This weekend was…interesting…to say the least. Saturday was the 1 mile fun run with my boys and then my 10K. The initial plan was that my 8 year old was going to run his 1 mile run, and then I was going to run the 10K. We originally did not s... Read more
Yo-Yo Weekend
Monday, March 23, 2015      3 comments

I hope everyone had a great weekend! This weekend was such a yo-yo weekend for me. Friday started out with an awesome weigh in for me, I lost another pound, which was super exciting for me since that was 2 weeks in a row with a 1 pound loss. ... Read more
Traffic Derailment for the Day
Thursday, March 19, 2015      7 comments

So I allowed a little messed up traffic last night to totally derail my great day…so frustrating…arrghhh, why do I let little unimportant things get to me and derail me?? So – the background on my commute before I get to my derailment. I... Read more
The Good, The Bad, and The New.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015      4 comments

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged! I’ve been so busy! The good news is I’ve been keeping up with my HM training though, and I’ve been staying active. The bad news is on the food front it’s just been awful. Net result = 0 pounds gained, 0 ... Read more
HM Training = New Motivations
Wednesday, January 14, 2015      6 comments

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged again…too much going on with work to find the time. Even after work I’ve been living glued to my blackberry, which is stressful, but crazy time should end in the month or so and hopefully be back to normal. ... Read more
Running and Other Updates
Monday, December 22, 2014      1 comments

I haven’t blogged in a while, so I figured I just give everyone a quick update on how everything has been. Everything has been going great, I’ve been busy at work. I had a bunch of use or lose vacation planned off for the Christmas break, unfo... Read more
5K Turkey Trot!
Monday, December 01, 2014      4 comments

I ran my first 5k race on Thanksgiving Day and I LOVED it! My two boys ran the Kids Fun Race and they loved it too…I think we’ve all found our new addiction. We even talked my 9 year old niece Samantha into running the Kid’s Fun Race as well! ... Read more
Stress - Kids; Broken Bones and Homework.
Thursday, November 13, 2014      3 comments

So I’ve been pretty busy lately between work, the kids, and fitting my exercise in, and I’ve been pretty stressed out on some things that have been going on with the kids. I’ve been stress eating (binging on Halloween candy, etc), which is not ... Read more
I'm Getting Faster!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014      4 comments

I’m getting faster with my running. It’s coming along. Out of necessity. And slowly. Everybody that reads my blogs by now knows my time crunch scenario in the evenings after work. Run home after my long commute, and within the 2 and ½ hours ... Read more
Need Advice On A Fitness Tracker
Tuesday, October 21, 2014      4 comments

I wanted to ask if you all for your advice if you have it on a fitness watch. I am thinking about asking for one for Christmas from my husband, but I don’t know a lot about them or what would be a good type to get. What I am looking for is a w... Read more

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