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50 Down, 30+ To Go!!!
Monday, April 22, 2013      2 comments

It's been about four years since I joined the SparkPeople community. My life and my weight have been on a rollercoaster since that time, but I can happily report that I am now officially down a smidge more than FIFTY pounds from my starting wei... Read more
I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!
Monday, November 14, 2011      5 comments

I'm back...with a little extra padding this time around. My last weigh-in was September 16. Two months later I am weighing in EIGHT pounds heavier. Whoa! It's time for a u-turn...pronto!!! I've been waiting for these pounds to fall of... Read more
that wasn't so scary after all
Thursday, July 28, 2011      3 comments

i love riding, but i have a huge fear of riding on my own. i rarely, rarely, rarely set off without a companion or leader. today, for example, i joined a couple people from the gym and set out for a mid-day ride. less than five miles out i ha... Read more
hard to wait for the weekend
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      0 comments

I am SO looking forward to this weekend. In the past few months I have actively trained for a century ride each weekend with our longest rides taking place each Saturday or Sunday. The century is over and training is done. Last weekend was a ... Read more
Making a commitment
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      2 comments

Forty-five days from today I will be preparing for my first organized run since the Nike Women's Half Marathon of 2007. I'm starting out small...just a 10k on a completely flat route. This event has been one of my very favorite races in the pa... Read more
Up and Running
Monday, July 25, 2011      0 comments

Got inspired (thanks CHELLES) and motivated to try running this afternoon. I was hoping to get one mile in. I was even willing to rest part way through. I just wanted/needed to overcome my fear of running. For God's sake...I have no fea... Read more
Getting there
Thursday, July 21, 2011      1 comments

Slowly, slowly, slowly, I am working toward my final goal. When I get to that destination, I will have shed 33% of my body weight. Whoa! I will be 2/3 the woman I once was. Hahahahaha. But, seriously, the reality is that I once weighed ... Read more
1/3 of the way to my goal
Monday, July 11, 2011      1 comments

Five months into this journey and I am now a THIRD of the way toward my goal weight. Of course there have been some varying highs and lows in those weeks. At one point, I even experienced a month-long plateau...one that did NOT break my spirit... Read more
Friday, June 03, 2011      0 comments

Diabetes is a disease that has affected the lives of my family members and friends. Sadly, this disease currently has a "membership" of almost 24 million Americans. As many of you know, I will be cycling in the 75K route in the American... Read more
One month into this journey
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      0 comments

It's been a month since I re-started my participation on Sparkpeople. In that month, I have logged several hours at the gym, made smarter decisions in the kitchen and in restaurants, and have celebrated the success of losing TWELVE pounds. Woo... Read more
Blogging my way to Trophy Level 7
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      1 comments

It has been three weeks since I re-entered this weight loss journey. In those three weeks I have been able to greatly increase the regularity of my workouts, focus on preparing healthier meals for myself and for my family, spend time with frien... Read more
Doing the math
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      1 comments

Sat down today and did the math in order to set some goals. Before I can establish rewards, I have to set the goals, right? This is a different approach than I have taken in the past. In the past, I adopted the "let's see what I can do" appro... Read more
Goals and Rewards
Sunday, February 20, 2011      1 comments

I have a number goal...I need to lose another 72 pounds. I have a date in mind...June 1, 2012. But I have not been able to come up with incremental goals or rewards. Any thoughts, advice or recommendations?... Read more
It's just FOUR pounds
Thursday, February 17, 2011      4 comments

I've been back to sparking for just over a week and I had my first STRONG visualization yesterday. Late last night, I was returning home after a great 2 1/2 hours at the gym. (1 hour of cardio and 90 minutes of weight training) I had loads of ... Read more
One Week In
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      3 comments

It's only been a week since I jumped back into Spark People and I'm already feeling better...physically, emotionally and mentally. I have been able to workout every day for the past week. This comes after months and months of working out less ... Read more

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