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Snow Shoeing
Sunday, January 19, 2014      5 comments

Today was a beautiful sunny day, well for a January Wisconsin day. Temperature was in the low 30's and I decided to take advantage of it and try a little snow shoeing. I've had a pair of snow shoes for about 17 years, but I think the last time... Read more
Dirty Girl 5K complete!
Monday, August 20, 2012      9 comments

This past February one of my cousins had asked a group of us if we were interested in doing a Dirty Girl 5K. The name immediately caught my interest and I had to check out their website. A blurb from their site is as follows: "Dirty Girl is a ... Read more
Never Quit Pledge
Saturday, April 28, 2012      6 comments

Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical ... Read more
Signed up for the Dirty Girl 5K
Thursday, February 16, 2012      9 comments

Well this is something I know I wouldn't have done a year ago. Today I signed up for the Dirty Girl 5K run & obstacle course with 10 of my cousins to be held in August. I'm a little nervous, but excited. I've got 6 months to get myself r... Read more
I really did it - 100 lbs gone (with pics)
Sunday, January 15, 2012      35 comments

Starting weight - (January 31, 2011) - 256 lbs Measurements: (taken Feb 20, 2011) - I didn't measure on my start date, these are 3 weeks into it. Waist: 44" (I measured by the belly button) Hips: 52" Neck: 14" Lef... Read more
A Day Out In Nature (with pics)
Saturday, October 15, 2011      8 comments

Today my family went on a 4 mile hike with my son's cub scout pack to a beautiful park and nature reserve. Temperature was in the mid 50's and a little breezy, but when we walked through the trails, the trees protected us alot from the wind.... Read more
6 month progress (with pics)
Sunday, July 31, 2011      12 comments

Today marks 6 months since I started spark people and what a journey it has been so far. I started on January 31, 2011 at 256 lbs. I wanted 2011 to be my year where I made myself a priority and started taking care of myself for me and for my ... Read more
Walked my first 5K
Sunday, June 19, 2011      5 comments

I walked my first 5K today. I had planned to participate in a 5K last month, but it didn't work out and i've really been wanting to complete one, so I signed up for a virtual 5K and completed it today in 55 minutes and 28 seconds. I am going t... Read more
Stressful day, but I made it through .......... with exercise??
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      1 comments

Today was a very stressful day!! emoticon It felt like I was being pulled in every direction and everything wasn't... Read more
Movin more in May
Sunday, May 01, 2011      4 comments

It's a new month, the weather is slowly warming up in WI. The winter sweaters are packed away and the short sleeve tops, capris and shorts will be making their way out, so it's time for me to set a new goal & make improvements on existing goal... Read more
2nd week of 5k your way walking program complete
Saturday, April 02, 2011      5 comments

I completed my 2nd week of training for a 5k that I plan to walk on May 1st. I finished this week with a 2 mile walk and it went great. I actually added some jogging time in with this 2 mile walk and to my surprise I actually like it. I have ... Read more
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      1 comments

I have been using the nutrition tracker faithfully, but I am having a hard time meeting my daily quota of Fats. I know I got more than my fair share of fats prior to joining spark people, but now that i'm eating healthier, I am looking for sugg... Read more
Loving the extra daylight
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      1 comments

I just love the extra hours of daylight in the evening. It gets me motivated to be more active and I know warmer weather is just around the corner. We are going to be in the 50's tomorrow ... Read more
20 lbs lost & I don't want them back
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      5 comments

Today I had a WOO HOO moment on the scale. I lost 4 lbs this past week bringing my weight loss total to 20 lbs. I am happy that I have lost 20 lbs, (still have a lot to lose) but it's amazing to see the little things that are happening as I ma... Read more
Monday, February 21, 2011      2 comments

I have been on this weight loss, get healthy journey for 3 weeks and I am loving it. Water has become my drink of choice, I can't believe I don't miss my daily 20 oz diet pepsi. I have so much more energy and I believe I can keep on going.... Read more