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Celebrating a New Me for Christmas
Friday, December 25, 2009      9 comments

There is no way to express the overwhelming joy I have in my heart this year during the holiday season. Usually the holidays leave me feeling melancholy and even a little depressed. I usually struggle through all the events and preparations tr... Read more
Cleansing Foods
Thursday, December 24, 2009      3 comments

Because so many have asked what I am eating to counter act my Prime Rib dinner with peanut butter pie dessert on Monday night, here it is. I should actually clarify by saying clean foods. Breakfast: Steel cut oats with a banana chopped... Read more
Off the Wagon and Under the Bus!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009      13 comments

Just when I thought I was doing sooooo good resisting temptations and allowing myself some planned indulgences with moderation. Even with my planning, I have had a horrible time getting in my exercise minutes because of one event or another. I... Read more
I still have my skating mojo!!!
Sunday, December 20, 2009      5 comments

I hate cold sloppy weather! I have nowhere to run! The university gym is closed for Christmas break! I don't own a treadmill and I need to move my large muscle groups! So, I decided to check out the local skating rink. I dug out my skates a... Read more
Day 4 of 2 Week Food Challenge
Saturday, December 19, 2009      6 comments

A less than stellar day. Started off good and had good intentions. Our son is home from college and his girlfriend is spending a couple days with us before she heads home to Nebraska. So, I thought it would be nice to take them out for a litt... Read more
Walk + Bike Ride + Run + Weightlifting = Happy Carolyn!
Friday, December 18, 2009      6 comments

What an easy equation! I've been a little water retentive lately. I am so sodium sensitive. My food choices have been good, but alas, I gained three pounds of fluid in two days! Blah! So, I am so happy that the weather in Indiana is ... Read more
Wowza! And day 3 of 2 wk. Challenge
Thursday, December 17, 2009      11 comments

Tonight was the faculty and staff Christmas party at the University! I was so excited as I was carefully picking out my clothes. This would be kinda my 'unveiling' party! I have worked hard and wanted to show off a little ... Read more
Day 2 of 2 wk Food Challenge
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      1 comments

Today my boss had us over to his house for the office Christmas party. It was a very nice home cooked lunch. A little (a lot) off my plan, but I did stay within calories today and I did may the best choices I could, reminding myself that it was... Read more
For my foodie friends!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      10 comments

EAT LOTS OF SWEET POTATOES - quite interesting... It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... All bef... Read more
Tuesday, December 15, 2009      8 comments

Tonight was my weigh in and measurements night to see how much progress I have made in the 11 weeks since I have been working with my personal trainer. Kendra is a senior at the university in their exercise science program. She is leaving for ... Read more
Birthday Blog
Sunday, December 13, 2009      14 comments

Yes, I am excited to be celebrating my birthday this year!!! I have much to celebrate! I am happier and healthier than I have ever been! This time last year my blood pressure was through the roof! I had just been put on blood pressure medica... Read more
Friday, December 11, 2009      7 comments

When my son was 16 he had the opportunity to go to Thailand on a missions trip. I was so excited for him, he is great guy and this would be an opportunity of a life time. I was also fighting my fears for him, actually my fears for me. What if... Read more
Spiced Nut Mix
Wednesday, December 09, 2009      7 comments

This is a favorite at my house! I make a big batch on the weekend and divide it up into baggies to grab and pack in my lunch for work. Everyone in the house loves it! Hope you do too! 1 cup raw pecans 1 cup raw almonds 1 cup raw pist... Read more
So Stoked!
Monday, December 07, 2009      14 comments

I am sooooo 'pumped' tonight! When I went to meet with my trainer tonight at the gym, she told me it was heavy lifting night!!!! I LOVE to heavy lift! She only schedules me for heavy lifting one every other week. I'd do it three times a week... Read more
Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle all the way!
Saturday, December 05, 2009      22 comments

Well, I did it!!!! I have my first 'official' time since starting the C25k program six weeks ago. This morning it was a brisk 23 degrees as we congregated to tie bells on our running shoes and look over the course map. I immediately KNEW I wa... Read more

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