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Great Running and Great Workout
Sunday, August 25, 2013      5 comments

We have been blessed with a VERY mild summer this year, so I have done all of my running outdoors so far. Today we were close to 100 degrees and I didn't get up early enough to run before it got hot. I also wanted to do the Pilates class at th... Read more
Little Surprises
Friday, August 23, 2013      11 comments

One of the wonderful things about this journey is the little surprises that show up so often. Last night, my son was going to bed and we were hugging goodnight. He kind of does this sideways hug with his arm around my waist. He said, "Hey... Read more
Achieving my Goal: Pilates Roll Up
Monday, August 19, 2013      10 comments

I began doing Pilates back in January. I love it and I can tell a big difference in my toning and overall strength. One move that has eluded me has been the Pilates Roll Up. This is what it looks like: ... Read more
Hiking Trip
Saturday, August 17, 2013      8 comments

Today I went for a hike with my dog, Blue. We went to the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area in Tulsa. It was so beautiful. The temperature was in the 70's and ... Read more
Heading to ONEderland
Friday, August 16, 2013      13 comments

When I started getting healthy back in January of this year, I weighed 294 pounds. This morning I weighed in at 223. ONEderland is 23 pounds away and I'm so excited to get there. At 294 pounds, ONEderland seemed impossible. 94 pounds away... Read more
Should I Buy a New Swimsuit?
Sunday, August 11, 2013      14 comments

Now is the perfect time of year for buying new swimwear because it's all on sale. I found this swimsuit and I want it desperately! I can't fit into it yet...bu... Read more
I'm Not a Nutritionist, But I Play One on SP
Saturday, August 10, 2013      11 comments

There has been a lot of hostility toward low carb from many doctors, nutritionists, and weight loss experts. Even the experts here at Spark have made it clear that they don’t endorse low carbing. Since I’ve embarked on this journey, I’ve been do... Read more
Odds and Ends
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      8 comments

Today I just have a random assortment of stuff. I ran this morning but it was TOUGH today. 77% humidity made it feel like I was running through soup. I grew up in Houston (average humidity 90-95% -- year round) But I haven't lived there i... Read more
July is DONE...August here we come!
Sunday, August 04, 2013      4 comments

My goals for August were to follow my low carb eating strictly and to achieve a Pilates roll up. I did great on my eating, but didn't make much progress on the roll up. My weight sort of plateaued at the end of month, but I lost abou... Read more
Friday, August 02, 2013      8 comments

I am usually pretty unendingly cheerful but this morning is not starting off well. My direct deposit didn't show up yet this morning, and I'm broke so I really, really need it. My son who is grounded from the TV got caught sneaking som... Read more
I'm Still Here
Tuesday, July 30, 2013      4 comments

A friend of mine from high school died over the weekend. We weren't close and we wouldn't still be in touch if it wasn't for Facebook, but I always liked him. He was funny and kind to everyone. He just collapsed at work on Saturday and that wa... Read more
Saturday, July 27, 2013      7 comments

I wrote a really long great blog about willpower and then SparkPeople ate it. Blah blah blah something heartfelt blah blah blah something inspirational. Success!... Read more
Measuring Food
Friday, July 26, 2013      6 comments

I've gotten a bit lackadaisical about measuring my food, so today I thought I would eat what I've been eating, but weigh and measure it all carefully to check myself. Often, you hear that failing to measure food means you eat too much. For... Read more
More Gratitude Blogging
Thursday, July 25, 2013      6 comments

Today, I am grateful for: 1. My Fairy Godsister 2. The fabulous new heart rate monitor sent to me by my Fairy Godsister 3. My Polar water bottle (silly I know but I really love these water bottles) Positive Experience A very dear... Read more
Not Scared Anymore
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      12 comments

Earlier in my journey to health and fitness, I posted a blog called "Scared of Losing Motivation." I have gained and lost weight so many times in my life, and I was truly worried that this time would end up like all the others--a distant memory... Read more

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