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10,000 Steps Per Day
Monday, April 22, 2013      8 comments

I have been wearing a Fitbit tracker daily since February 1. I know that I am moving more and it feels great, but getting to that 10,000 steps per day has been elusive. My job requires me to sit at a computer most of the time, and I discover t... Read more
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      13 comments

Well, I have been cheating on myself and it is time to come clean. I haven't been sticking to my low carb as well as I was in the beginning. What's worse is that when I eat something that isn't the best choice for me, I don't always log it. Why... Read more
Starting up C25K again
Sunday, April 14, 2013      5 comments

With the thrill of new running shoes, I decided it was time to try to start up my C25K training again today. I am proud of what I accomplished, even though I couldn't do all of the required running for Week 1, Day 1. I just don't have the lung ... Read more
30 minute walk
Friday, April 12, 2013      5 comments

I went for a 30 minute walk today. Now I am exhausted! I was thinking that I felt pretty good and maybe I could start up my running again, but just walking really wiped me out. I am disappointed but I will get back to where I was and then I wi... Read more
Time to Ease Back Into my Exercise Routine
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      5 comments

Well, having pneumonia has totally kicked my ass the last couple of weeks, but I think I am feeling well enough to start easing back into exercise. Today I think I will try Pilates. I am anxious to get back to my C25K training -- the 5K that I... Read more
I love my SparkPeople Friends!
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      2 comments

Everyone has showered me with kindness while I have been sick. The prayers and well wishes have really touched me. The constant contact of my Spark friends reminds me that getting sick doesn't mean you just throw everything you've accomplished... Read more
Ready to Run
Thursday, April 04, 2013      2 comments

I'm feeling a lot better, still pretty tired and weak but I can spend large chunks of the day in an upright position! I am really looking forward to being well enough that I can start to run again. I know I need to wait until I'm healthy e... Read more
Our New Houseguest
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      6 comments

My daughter rescued a very sweet blind chihuahua from a drainage ditch by our house. No collar, no tags, no microchip. Looking for a forever home for this sweet boy (we have 4 dogs already and my husband will divorce me if I try to keep him). ... Read more
Think I've Finally Turned a Corner
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      6 comments

I think I am finally starting to get well. As of this morning, I am breathing better, feeling better, have more energy. Thank goodness. Hopefully within a few more days I will feel well enough to very gently start getting back into exercise. ... Read more
The View From the Sick Bed
Sunday, March 31, 2013      2 comments

I never thought I would say that I missed being able to exercise, but I really do. I know that I have to rest until I recover from the pneumonia, but I'm looking forward to getting back out there as soon as I can. I'm tired of TV, I'm tire... Read more
Pneumonia, Who Knew?
Saturday, March 30, 2013      5 comments

So I've been really fighting general fatigue and a cough for a few weeks now. I finally decided to go the doctor yesterday because my cough seemed to be getting worse, and it turns out I have pneumonia. I was totally shocked because I've had p... Read more
Couch to 5K Week One, Day Three
Friday, March 29, 2013      5 comments

Even though I slept most of the day yesterday because I didn't feel well, I was determined to get up and do my C25K training today. Whoo Hoo! Training completed! I will make sure I get to my 10K steps today, but that is all the exercise I ... Read more
I think I overdid it
Thursday, March 28, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday, I was feeling so motivated and I totally got on a roll. I did my Couch to 5K training, I climbed 10 flights of stairs, I got my 10,000 steps, and I did Pilates. Today, every part of my body aches. I will try to take a gentle wa... Read more
Couch to 5K
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      3 comments

Is it possible that I have been harboring a hidden runner inside of me all these years? I have always hated running. In school, I was always last around the track and I was always walking by the time I got to the end. This week, I st... Read more
Stand for Equality
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      7 comments

Today I just want to announce that I stand for marriage equality. I believe that all Americans should be allowed to marry who they love, regardless of gender or orientation. The Supreme Court is considering cases this week regarding Prop 8... Read more

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