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What really matters is love
Saturday, January 01, 2011      5 comments

I originally intended to blog tonight about my goals for 2011. However, something happened today in my area that called on my heart so much that I want to write about it. A Deputy Sheriff was shot and killed in the line of duty this morning. She... Read more
Back to back pain
Friday, September 24, 2010      8 comments

Well, after having to carry Jacob home on our last two hikes, I have officially exacerbated my back injury. It hurts to do everything. It also hurts to do nothing. I did my Yoga for Back Pain DVD, and it actually made it worse Obviously, m... Read more
Operation Beautiful
Saturday, September 11, 2010      11 comments

I have been hearing so much lately about how everyone hates themselves, hates their bodies, hates their lives, and I think it's time for all of us, myself included, to end the body bashing, self depreciating, I feel fat comments, jump off the ne... Read more
My toddler gave me a black eye!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      15 comments

Today I've got a shiner, thanks to my 18 month old dinosaur. He head butted me in the face this morning while I was tickling him. I have to say that for about 15 minutes I was certain that I had facial fractures, the pain was so bad! Ice and mak... Read more
Richard Simmons meets Lady Gaga and other workouts
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      12 comments

I decided to return to basics (again) after posting my blog about goals. I think a big part of what was holding me back from working out was an intense fear of reinjury, and as much as I love Chalene Johnson, I'm just not ready yet to return to ... Read more
It's good to have goals
Saturday, August 21, 2010      9 comments

So how am I going to get anywhere if I don't know where I'm going? I have completed some of my goals this year. I committed to exercising regularly, and was working out consistently 5 days a week from January until my $%#^&*&!! back injury ... Read more
Lost: Motivation
Friday, August 20, 2010      9 comments

Lost: Motivation to Work Out Last Seen: Sometime last month May be wearing sports bra and workout shoes and carrying water bottle. Reward if found. Sigh... I got released officially from physical therapy today and am now allowed... Read more
A reason to celebrate
Sunday, July 11, 2010      3 comments

I've been kind of feeling sorry for myself since being put back on activity restrictions (no lifting, no high impact, no running, no elliptical, no stair stepper) by the physical therapist last Friday for this bleep bleep bleeping back injury. T... Read more
Reflections on Vacay
Friday, June 25, 2010      4 comments

Honey, I'm home! We arrived back at home a few hours ago. I'm going to keep this brief because I have to go to work in the morning, but I just wanted to write while my thoughts were still fresh. The good news is that after nearly two w... Read more
My new address is 123 Lumbar Strain Street
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      8 comments

So after 6 months of working out and eating healthy, I started to slide last month with the food. I got off track with tracking, thinking that I had it all figured out and I didn't need to do that anymore. Big mistake. In my first month of... Read more
The Tale of the Intermediate Goal Jeans
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      8 comments

You've come a long way, baby... I find myself looking in the mirror and thinking that. Yep, I'm totally tooting my own horn. In January of this year, I recommitted myself to achieving my weight loss goals. The pain of being fat finall... Read more
27 and sexy
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      6 comments

I lost another 8 lbs last month. That brings me to a total of 27lbs lost since January 28th and a current weight of 189. I really wanted to get down to that 186 for a total of 30 pounds, but you know what? I'm feeling like a pretty sexy mam... Read more
Looking forward to 30!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      5 comments

Weigh in tomorrow...actually looking forward to this. I know I'm going to have a good number. I would really like to see a 30 lb total loss (which would be 11 lbs for last month). Not impossible, but we'll see :) My home scale is at best a b... Read more
P is for prednisone; V is for virus
Friday, April 16, 2010      3 comments

This week has not been fun. Last weekend, now that was fun. Spend all afternoon Saturday hiking with David and Jacob, and Sunday made a delicious vegetable risotto for Jacob, took a 4 mile walk/jog with Jacob in his stroller, and cooked ano... Read more
Note to self: from brain to body
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      10 comments

Dear Body, Hi. It's me, your brain. You might remember me. I live upstairs. I know I haven't been a very good neighbor or friend to you for the past several years. I've had my own challenges, and rather than facing them, I took them ou... Read more

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