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Leaving Tomorrow!
Thursday, December 18, 2008      6 comments

We will be leaving in the morning to drive back to my old neighborhood, Clearwater, Florida. That is where my 5K is going to take place on Saturday. It will be so much fun. Not only the race itself, but I haven't been back to Clearwater in abou... Read more
My 5K Is Three Days Away!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008      4 comments

I saw the route and it goes over a bridge across the causeway. I am really getting scared. The only incline I have been on is on the treadmill and I know this is going to be a lot different. Everyone is telling me that it is just for fun and w... Read more
Strange Way To Make Your Waist Smaller!
Thursday, December 11, 2008      3 comments

A while back, I read an article about people that wanted to quit smoking should wear a rubber band around their wrist. Every time they feel like a cigarette, they should snap the band to remind them not to smoke. Along those same lines, I read ... Read more
The Race Is On!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008      6 comments

Am I scared? Yes, but excited. This is like putting the bow on the package. I have been working hard and losing weight for the last seven months. I got my health back and never felt better. Now that I am wearing smaller clothes and have more... Read more
IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN!
Tuesday, December 02, 2008      2 comments

I never considered myself a runner, but as I got healthier and thinner, I wanted to "put a ribbon" on the package by running a 5K. I found a training program called "Couch to 5K" and thought "That's Me!" It is a two month program and I am five... Read more
I walked 198.8 Miles this Month!
Sunday, November 30, 2008      2 comments

Wow, when I see it on paper, it looks like a lot. I walked 453,723 steps this month. For me, that equals 198.8 miles. On my walking journey, by the end of October, I was in Atlanta, Georgia. I really wanted to go to The Great Smoky Mountains... Read more
So Much To Be Thankful For!
Thursday, November 27, 2008      1 comments

This time of year always makes me stop and reflect on the things I am thankful for because there are so many. Yes, money is tight, but I am the healthiest I have been in 25 years. It was that long ago that I was involved in a head-on collision... Read more
Oh My Gosh!!!
Saturday, November 22, 2008      7 comments

OMG! I have gained 1.5 pounds and the holiday hasn't even started! Normally, I don't let things bother me. I know all of us have been affected by the economy and I just retired this year. Unfortunately, it turned out to be not a very good yea... Read more
Bummer!
Friday, November 21, 2008      1 comments

Well, this is a good news, bad news story. I had to buy a new pedometer because my old one just quit on me. I had to measure my stride and program it to record miles according to my stride. Now that I have been walking for months and also doi... Read more
My Scale Is NOT Broken!
Monday, November 17, 2008      3 comments

I really go in spurts with my weight loss. I have been doing very well at losing inches and pant sizes, but I can go weeks without that scales ever moving. There are times when I think it is broken, then I hope it is broken because it never move... Read more
Getting A History Lesson!
Saturday, November 15, 2008      2 comments

Today I found a team that is also walking across the USA, so I joined their group. I will still be charting my own route because I am going to some different places to see the country. In 2001, I was living in Clearwater, Florida. My signific... Read more
Walking Across The USA
Tuesday, November 04, 2008      2 comments

One of my team leaders (Jen) asked me if I knew a destination that would mark the number of miles I had walked in October. That got me to thinking of a way to keep me motivated. I went back to the first day I started logging my steps. It was Jul... Read more
I'm On My Way!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008      2 comments

This just seemed like a good opportunity to stop and reflect on the inspiration I get from my friends on SparkPeople. I never knew that I could meet and become friends with so many nice people so quickly. My gosh, the well wishes and motivatio... Read more
I DID IT, I DID IT!
Saturday, October 25, 2008      5 comments

I can't believe it! After a long plateau, I finally lost two pounds, but that isn't even the thing that thrilled me. When I returned home, I found a package from my sister. She lives where it snows and with the change of weather came summer c... Read more
Sometimes, I Amaze Myself!
Thursday, October 23, 2008      3 comments

I woke up at 5:00 and could not go back to sleep. So, instead of doing my regular aerobics, I slipped my 5-mile advanced walking tape into the VCR and started walking. Two and one half hours later, I had walked 10 miles and by the end of the da... Read more

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