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Only .5 Pounds, But Still Going In The Right Direction!
Thursday, October 07, 2010      12 comments

I really thought I would have lost more than .5 pounds this week, but I guess ya never know what the body is going to do. I am just so thrilled to be on a losing streak. I think I have finally figured out my eating and running ratio. Gone are ... Read more
Well, I Wasn't Last!
Monday, October 04, 2010      21 comments

What a beautiful weekend. I hate getting up early (even for a race), but I didn't have to because my wonderful guy surprised me by booking a room right on the beach only a few blocks away from where I was going to race. The hotel was beautiful... Read more
To A Youngster, It Probably Doesn't Sound Very Fast, But It Was My PR!
Friday, October 01, 2010      13 comments

I did my final trial run this morning and ran 6.2 miles in 1:27:10. I was thrilled because that is my personal best. My 10K is Sunday and I am taking tomorrow off. Out of curiosity, I looked up the results of last years race and found that my ... Read more
On The Losing End!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      15 comments

Oh Man, Am I Happy. My scales is moving down for the second week in a row! I weighed myself three times to make sure it was correct and three times in a row, it read 156. I'll take it! ... Read more
My Family Increased By FIVE!
Sunday, September 26, 2010      15 comments

I went into my breeze way this morning to find 3 more Swallowtail butterflies and two Sulphur butterflies. These are the first Sulphurs we had seen in our garden. We bought the Cassia plant and a passing butterfly was kind enough to leave us s... Read more
This Time, I Think I Got It Right!
Saturday, September 25, 2010      8 comments

Not so long ago, I was patting myself on the back for going a whole month without my sweet goodies. I guess that was ok because I reached a goal that I didn't think I could reach. But, did I learn anything? NO! After this month long challenge... Read more
158.5 WooHoo!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      15 comments

Normally that wouldn't be something to crow about, but, I have been up and down hovering in the low 160s for so long that I am ecstatic! To see anything in the 150s is really a motivator. I know it had a lot to do with the BLC14 team I joined. ... Read more
It's Official - My Project of Love Is On The Board!
Friday, September 17, 2010      5 comments

This is not about running or my weight loss journey. This is about my project of love, my butterfly garden. My BF designed a web page for me to display my pictures and show the process of going from an egg to a butterfly. www.cynthiasbutterfly... Read more
Raising Butterflies Can Be Heartbreaking!
Thursday, September 16, 2010      16 comments

We are three months into developing a butterfly garden and enclosed sanctuary. If you have seen my previous blog, you will know that we started with Pipevine Swallowtails and quickly moved to include Monarchs and lastly Sulphur Butterflies. We... Read more
BLC 14 Starts Today!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      6 comments

OK, I'm ready. I have taken stock, worked my way around the site and taken all my measurements. I got my exercise in early, ate healthy all day and have a positive attitude. I really am excited to see what I can do in twelve weeks. I had forg... Read more
Tired of Failing - Taking Stock For BLC 14 - and Making A Plan!
Thursday, September 09, 2010      22 comments

I have bouts of being dishonest about my weight. I won't change my ticker for months because I don't want my friends to see that I have gained weight AGAIN! The only way to make progress is to own up to what you weigh in the beginning. I once ... Read more
We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      12 comments

I got a SparkMail from my sister today and asked her if I could share it with my Spark friends. The message really opened my eyes to the reason I joined SparkPeople in the first place. Here is her message: Hi Sis, I was just checking out ... Read more
Sunday, August 15, 2010      29 comments

I didn't realize that I had registered for my race so early, but when I went to pre-registration, my number was #1. I laughed as I put it on and said I was so happy to have registered early because this is the only number one I will see in a ra... Read more
The Empty Nest Syndrome
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      12 comments

Today was a sad, happy day for me. We released ten new Monarch butterflies into the wild and I was sad to see them go. They just made me smile every time I looked at them, but we couldn't keep them caged in, they just wanted to fly. So, today w... Read more
The Beginning Of Our Butterfly Garden and Sanctuary!
Saturday, July 31, 2010      13 comments

It started with me planting flowers in the yard and noticing an occasional butterfly. My BF has always like butterflies, so he did some research on the internet to see what we could do to increase the population around our house. The more we r... Read more

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