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My Comfort Food Isn't Very Comforting!
Thursday, September 01, 2011      11 comments

Well, obviously, I wasn't paying any attention to my weight because I gained 7 pounds in August. How can that be? I asked myself. Then I looked at my calendar and food log and didn't have to wonder any more. My calories had increased and my e... Read more
Us Old Gals Still Have Some Spark Left!
Monday, August 08, 2011      20 comments

I trained hard for my race on Saturday, but when the weather became hot and humid, I wasn't sure how it would turn out. I love this race because you are required to bring a bag of food for the "Meals on Wheels" program that feeds a lot of peopl... Read more
It's Official, Sadly, I Am Stepping Down!
Monday, August 01, 2011      13 comments

In a way, this really is a sad day for me because, although it was my wish, I am stepping down as Co-Leader of the C25K Running for Beginners Team and feel some loss for doing so. When I was first asked to become the Co-Leader of this team, I w... Read more
One Year Butterfly Anniversary! ***July 22nd Update***
Sunday, July 17, 2011      11 comments

Nine Monarchs came out of their chrysalises today. That is the most I have ever had appear in one day. I am PLEASED!!!! One of my many "Babies"! I can hardly ... Read more
You Know You Are Running Slowly When The Vultures Start To Circle!
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      20 comments

Yup, I ran a race on July 4th, but it certainly was not the run I had hoped for. I am trying to increase my speed and it kind of back fired. I started strong, running faster than I normally do. I mean, after all, I did a sub 30 on the treadmi... Read more
Last Challenge For BLC 16! Updated 7/3/11
Friday, July 01, 2011      5 comments

I am working to end this challenge on a high note. Can you believe 15 - 8oz glasses of water on Saturday? Yes, I felt like I was floating. This is the easiest way for me to track all these things and it accomplishes one of the points too. ... Read more
BLC 16 Challenge - Session Almost Over!
Monday, June 27, 2011      4 comments

Since I am spending two days at the beach, it made me think about what I was going to do that is healthy. I usually use going to the beach for a couple of days an open invitation to eat all the junk I want and drink beer like I would never do a... Read more
Week 8 Weekend Challenge!
Saturday, June 11, 2011      6 comments

This is the easiest way for me to keep track of my weekend challenges and it also gives me a chance to fullfill one of the goals. I read a lot about health/fitness and food. This is my contribution to that category and it was taken from Wom... Read more
I Know A Treadmill Isn't The Same As Outside But A 29:10 5K Has me Stoked!!!
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      15 comments

OK, Ok, I know it isn't as difficult as running outside in the elements, pulling your own weight and dealing with road surfaces, but I have NEVER done a 5K anywhere in less than 35 minutes. I have been striving for a sub-thirty 5K for more than... Read more
It Was The Best Birthday Ever, But Now I Have The Three Pounds To Show For It!
Thursday, June 02, 2011      16 comments

It is wonderful to be able to get away and not spend an arm and leg to do it. For my Birthday, Vince rented a beautiful suite for two nights. Although it was only 30 minutes from home, it felt like we were in another world. No cell phones, no ... Read more
This One Needs To Be Looked At More Than Once!
Friday, May 20, 2011      5 comments

OK, Another weekend challange! The first time through, I thought this was going to be more difficult than it really is. After reading it the second time, I think I've got it and it really is what I do all the time anyway. So, hopefully, I can... Read more
I'm Home, I'm Over My Grief and I'm Ready For This Challenge!
Friday, May 13, 2011      12 comments

OK, I've fallen behind in my exercise, not been eating well and not been motivated to do anything about it. This new weekend challenge came just in time and I am ready to attack it! ON FIRE Challenge runs Friday May 13th through Monday Ma... Read more
Weekend Challenge - BLC16
Friday, May 06, 2011      3 comments

I am leaving tonight and will be gone until Monday evening, but this is a great challenge and I will still be able to participate and get my information entered on time. TEAM Challenge runs FRIDAY May 6th through MONDAY May 9th Get ba... Read more
Today My Heart Is Breaking!
Sunday, May 01, 2011      34 comments

I live in a retirement community, so it is not unusual to see the ambulance screaming by quite frequently. The only difference is that I don't know any of those people and eventually, you get used to hearing the sirens. It is extremely differe... Read more
I'm Getting The Message!
Sunday, April 17, 2011      21 comments

I sent a mail message to a good friend and, after reading it, I GOT THE MESSAGE! Isn't that funny? It is easy to tell someone else what to do without actually doing it yourself. When I was working in sales, we used to say (when talking about o... Read more

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