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feeling fitnessy!
Monday, March 14, 2011      0 comments

So Saturday we went to Dick's sporting goods and I went a little fitness crazy. I bought two new pairs of running shoes (Aasics Gel 1160 in white/pink/gray for $55 and some Brooks something or other in grey/red for $10!!!!). then I bought a hear... Read more
new shoes?
Saturday, January 29, 2011      1 comments

so I did 47 minutes on the treadmill today, averaging a 17 minute mile. If i can push to 56 minutes, that will be the minimum for the 5k in may. It burned after 20 minutes, but i kept telling myself to keep walking, if I can do an hour of water ... Read more
treadmill fear
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      2 comments

So I've decided to run a 5k in May. This last week has been my attempt to start training. It is freeze-your-nose-off cold here, so I started by doing the wii fit runs last week. last night was my first opportunity to get on the treadmill in a ... Read more
you can't win
Wednesday, December 15, 2010      1 comments

does anyone else feel like you just can't win the eating healthy game? for instance, last night I was all excited about making jambalaya with the reduced sodium mix and turkey smoked sausage -- how could i go wrong? then I go to enter the reci... Read more
week two of doing this for real
Saturday, July 24, 2010      1 comments

ok, the first week was easy because i was so energized to beat the high blood pressure and lose weight. now, on my second week, i can feel the energy start to lag. the doctor said i had to exercise 30 minutes a day, every day, and reduce my ... Read more
little chat with my AquaFit instructor
Thursday, March 18, 2010      0 comments

A couple of weeks ago she told us she used to weigh 190 lbs. Now, she is about my height, but she's one of those cute, petite size 4-6 people, and the whole time i've been doing this class, i never even toyed with the idea I could get down to he... Read more
point of view
Monday, October 19, 2009      5 comments

i was in the locker room of the gym last week and saw one of "those" girls, the skinny ones in cute workout clothes. for a brief instant, i felt my usual gag reflex, but then i stopped myself. i was assuming she was one of those naturally skin... Read more
it's a real commitment
Saturday, October 03, 2009      3 comments

eating and exercising the right way is a huge commitment. it's like a relationship all its own. and people don't understand why you have to devote so much time to it. but for me, i have to work really hard to eat the right things and exercise ... Read more
trying to stay on track is hard when the scale doesn't cooperate
Wednesday, August 19, 2009      1 comments

i've been doing much better the last three weeks, water aerobics, eating healthy at work, weighing every week at the same time. but my body is on a yo-yo. a friend at work says it takes time for your body to adjust to these "healthy" changes, ... Read more
sooooo tired; counting down to april 18th
Saturday, March 14, 2009      3 comments

oh my, this wedding is more work than i ever dreamed. i know it will be wonderful, but i have hardly any time for sparking. the good news is, my gym opened a month ago, and i've been going 3-4 days a week. i figure, the gym/workouts are mor... Read more
a commandment to remember
Monday, January 05, 2009      1 comments

Thou shalt never eat the receptacle in which thy food is served. Nothing healthy comes in a carbohydrate bowl! i found this nugget of wisdom in the spark blog on the worst foods of 2008, referencing the taco bell fully loaded nachos (wh... Read more
it's a roller coaster ride
Saturday, September 06, 2008      1 comments

so i've been on spark for seven months, and it's been a bit of a roller coaster. some days i track, some days i don't. some weeks i lose, some weeks i stay the same, some weeks i gain. it's frustrating, because i've lost the same 10 pounds ... Read more
meeting goals!
Sunday, April 13, 2008      2 comments

so i was feeling a little down this weekend because it's been such a struggle. but then i read my goals on my page, and the first two were: 1. to use sparkpeople for more than two weeks instead of every other fad weight loss method i've tried.... Read more
low blood sugar makes me mean
Thursday, April 10, 2008      0 comments

we have established at work that if i don't eat every 2-3 hours, i turn into a mean, nasty person who shoots flames from her nostrils and smoke from her ears. maybe a little exaggeration, but if i don't eat on a regular basis, i get SUPER ... Read more
what i want
Thursday, April 03, 2008      0 comments

is for people to notice i'm losing weight and comment on it. is for the clothes in the back of my closet to fit again. for my feet not to hurt so much. not to feel jiggly when i dance. to feel stronger just because i know i'v... Read more

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