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Focusing on the Good
Monday, May 23, 2011      2 comments

This weekend was GOOD: 1. Weather was BEAUTIFUL - the sun finally came back to Ohio. Oh, how I missed it! 2. Enjoyed a GOOD 8 mile run, I think I've finally recovered from my illness. Yay! 3. Planted flowers in the flower beds at my Honey'... Read more
Oh, the DRAMA!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      7 comments

I can't take the stress or the drama anymore. I'm over it. Done. Finished. Kaput!! Trying to work 50 - 60 hours a week at an uncaring, revengeful, cya, sinking fast, no pride in your work, backbiting, underhanded, outsourcing everything job =... Read more
I'm an OVERCOMER!!
Sunday, May 01, 2011      7 comments

Wow, what a week I’ve had… my Flying Pig quest: I apologize, this is a long one…. My journey to the Cincinnati Flying Pig 1/2 Marathon It all started the Friday before Easter. The Community Blood Center, or the vampires as I call them, cal... Read more
2nd Spark Anniversary!!
Friday, April 15, 2011      5 comments

Wow! Time has flown by and so many things in my life have radically changed in the last two years and SparkPeople has played a major roll in many ways. Lets see what's different: 1. I went from 144lbs to 125lbs ... Read more
My wedding dress has arrived...
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      5 comments

I went last night to approve the design, fabric, color, etc of my wedding dress. I got to try it on again (OMG, I had butterflies). I had forgot how truly beautiful it is. I didn't realize I would be putting it on, so I went by myself. And that ... Read more
I'm hating the scale...
Saturday, March 19, 2011      5 comments

I've been working really hard & being very consistent with my running & workouts. I've hit the weights hard, trying to achieve toned, muscular arms, beautiful shoulders, a strong back, thinner thighs. I'm doing all this not to just look good in ... Read more
Resolve
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      6 comments

I've been very consistent with my exercise routines & running, but I've been really lax in my healthy eating. Today I resolve to be healthy. I do really well all day while at work, or even on the weekends when I'm at home, but on the days I s... Read more
It's begun...
Monday, January 03, 2011      5 comments

Ran my first run of 2011, on my way to 1,100 miles! emoticon... Read more
Goodbye 2010 Hello 2011
Friday, December 31, 2010      5 comments

2010 you've been one of the best years of my life. I will forever remember you fondly. But 2011 is gonna be even better! I'm so excited to welcome in a new year, a new chapter, a fresh start, and a continuation of all the good things from 2010. ... Read more
Achievements in 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      9 comments

Before I write my goals for 2011, I thought I should reflect on all I've accomplished in 2010. What a glorious year it has been! I achieved more than I ever thought possible with my health, fitness & personal life. 1. Ran a 1/2 marathon (my f... Read more
A Disordered Eater ?
Monday, November 01, 2010      3 comments

I took a quiz on Self.com today and it was quite disturbing... 'Are you a disordered eater?'. The results says that I am at risk. I scored pretty high. I'm not very happy about this. I have some real soul searching to do. I recognize some of ... Read more
Athletic weekend
Monday, October 11, 2010      0 comments

The weekend started with Friday for me. Since I took the day off, I took my dog for a nice long walk, it was a beautiful morning. We stopped by my parents while walking home & visited for a while. Later in the afternoon, my honey & I took a 1... Read more
40th Birthday
Monday, September 20, 2010      8 comments

Today is my big 4 0!! Woot woot!! I'm ready to celebrate. I am stronger, leaner, healthier, happier, and more content today than at any other point in my life. I like who I am now. I welcome my 40's. These are gonna be the best days of my life.... Read more
I'm a MARATHONER
Sunday, September 19, 2010      7 comments

I am a Marathoner! I finished! I had a goal of 4:45, but I had told myself to be happy with anything under 5 hours. My finishing time was 4:58:40, not an olympic winning time, but I'm happy and still proud of it. Since this was my first marat... Read more
Confident or Crazy?
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      5 comments

My honey drove me around the base tonight so that I could see the course. I'm a bit nervous about the hills, etc. On my training runs I run back & forth on a loop on the bike path, I've never really grasped how LOOOOONNNNGGG 26.2 miles is. It's ... Read more

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