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Travel Survival Tips: Sunny Challenge Blog
Thursday, May 26, 2011      10 comments

This week’s main challenge was to help each person in planning their summer vacations, since we all know it's hard to stay on track during a vacation! Our challenge this week was to pick a city that you are going to this summer, or somewh... Read more
Sometimes It's Hard...But You Get Back Up
Saturday, May 21, 2011      18 comments

Today I had a difficult run. Summer-like weather has finally hit Chicago and I wanted to go running first thing in the morning. But I had a late night last night watching scary movies and didn't get to sleep until 3 a.m. SO my run had to wait ... Read more
Looking Forward...A Picture Blog
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      40 comments

Growing up I was not an outside kid. I was always more cerebral and loved reading books. Being obese since the 2nd grade also added to my dislike of the outdoors. When I was a pre-teen and MTV came out, that sealed the deal. I was indo... Read more
Why I do This
Thursday, May 05, 2011      27 comments

This week our challenge is to blog about why you decided to change your habits to become a healthy, fit person. I have never really felt comfortable in my own skin. I think thats my initial answer to the why, why did I decide to change ... Read more
April Progress Report and a Look Back
Monday, May 02, 2011      18 comments

Start weight: 213 End weight: 209.5 Weight lost: 3.5 lbs. Total weight lost this year: 16 lbs. Goal weight progress: 31.5 more lbs. to go to goal weight! Onederland progress: 10 more lbs. to reach ONEderland! Total weight lost: ... Read more
Spring Activity Challenge
Friday, April 22, 2011      18 comments

Our challenge this week was to do a spring activity and blog about it. Well my spring activity was to get a spring run in, but...well...Chicago hasn't really seen "spring", at least not this week. I joked about our weather this week (whi... Read more
FEF Bonus Challenge: 3 Books
Friday, April 15, 2011      11 comments

BONUS: For bonus points, share three of your favorite nutrition and fitness books. Post a blog about why they are your favorites. 1. RUNNING FOR MORTALS by John Bi... Read more
FEF Challenge: Spring Motivation Board
Friday, April 15, 2011      18 comments

This week's challenge was to create a spring motivation board. We weren't allowed to create a virtual one, which is what I usually do, so it was really fun for me to get out the construction paper, scissors and glue stick. The board is somethi... Read more
Shamrock Shuffle Race Report: One Day You Will Wake Up in Your Dream (pix)
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      31 comments

Congratulations on your finish at the 2011 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k! Reading those words in that email yesterday after running the Shamrock Shuffle 8k was ... Read more
To All the Girls I've Loved Before - My Top Motivators
Saturday, April 02, 2011      13 comments

It’s part of our challenge this week to name five people who motivate us. There are so many people here on Spark who motivate me, it was hard to choose 5, and in fact I’ve chosen a bit more than 5...but also there are different categories of peo... Read more
Finding Beauty through Despair
Friday, April 01, 2011      20 comments

I had a very bad day today. It started with work, where I was expected to video edit, which is something I have never done. But, we wanted to save the money to hire somebody, and I can usually figure things out. So that turned into two days o... Read more
Sometimes a pound is enough.
Friday, April 01, 2011      13 comments

March Progress Report: Start weight: 214 End weight: 213 Weight lost: 1 lbs. Total weight lost this year: 12.5 lbs. Goal weight progress: 33 more lbs. to go to goal weight! Onederland progress: 14 more lbs. to reach ONEderland! ... Read more
Workout Plan for the Week
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      14 comments

Ok, so it's almost mid-week. But here's my plan - past, present and future! Saturday - run - done! Sunday - swimming - done! Monday - swimming - done! Although I didn't get my upper ST in.... Tuesday - run - done! Wedn... Read more
Affirmations - A Peek Back and Looking Forward
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      15 comments

WEEK ELEVEN CHALLENGE - ENDS 03.19.2011 ****************************
*** MAIN CHALLENGE: Revisit Week Two Affirmations What worked, what didn’t? Share some of the successes and challenges you had related to your affirmations during PUSH... Read more
February Progress Report
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      16 comments

February Progress Report: emoticon Start weight: 216 End weight: 214 Weight lost: 2 lbs. Total weig... Read more

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