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Beck Trek - Chapter 3 - The Skinny on the Skinnies
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      10 comments

Reading this chapter again helped me to see that I do have some characteristics of thin person thinking, at least on most days of the week. On work days I am the Queen of thin person thinking...but it all kinda falls apart at the closing bell on... Read more
Beck Trek - Chapter 2 - What Really Makes You Eat
Tuesday, August 25, 2015      10 comments

Triggers ------> Sabotaging thoughts -------> Unplanned eating ------> Temporary tension reduction emoticon ... Read more
Beck Trek - Chapter 1 - Committted to the Challenge
Monday, August 24, 2015      9 comments

I'm committed to try to blog every day through the Beck Pink challenge...not so much for anyone to read and comment, but just for me to document my own journey. I'm a busy gal, so some days may have to be combined into a single blog. I won't bea... Read more
ROCK N FLY Take Two - My Second Half Marathon - Celebrating Finish Lines, NOT Finish Times
Sunday, March 29, 2015      10 comments

A year ago at age 55 I did my first half marathon. It was a major accomplishment for me just to sign up, much less to actually DO it! I'm typically a "stay-in-my-comfort-zone run-from-any-possibility-of-a-
challenge" kind of girl. I knew what... Read more
Change your mindset, the rest will follow...
Sunday, September 14, 2014      15 comments

I've been thinking about "starting over" a lot this weekend. No...don't panic...not ME starting over...but rather the concept of staring over. It happens to so many of us. We start strong, we make a little or even a LOT of progress, we slip, an... Read more
ROCK N FLY Half Marathon - In Pics!
Sunday, March 30, 2014      13 comments

I'm proud of myself for setting this goal and accomplishing it and (mostly) I'm so happy it's over. For years I said I would NEVER do more than 5K...and now I am a half marathoner. ... Read more
Plank Challenge
Thursday, February 20, 2014      10 comments

I just finished this 30 day plank challenge. I can now do a 5 minute plank. I lost 1.5 inches in my waist. I'm not kidding. I have never seen results like this. This challenge may be over for me, but I will not stop doing planks. It works! ... Read more
No longer the new kid
Saturday, February 08, 2014      11 comments

I am well into my 5th year of maintenance. I know the odds are in my favor that I will keep the 60 pounds off that I lost in 2008. I am fully aware of the struggle, and how awesome it is to be a long term weight loss maintainer. ... Read more
My first 15K - Pensacola Beach Double Bridge Run
Saturday, February 01, 2014      13 comments

I've always wanted to do it, but never thought I I DID IT! Thank you sparkpeople! I would have NEVER done this if I hadn't found this web site and changed my life! 9.3 miles over two bridges and an overpass! ... Read more
Super POWER Gurlz of Mission SLIMpossible!
Friday, January 10, 2014      15 comments

I am fortunate to work for a company that promotes healthy lifestyles for employees. This year they launched a biggest loser style weight loss challenge. Four of my co-workers joined a team with me, and we are well on our way to 12 weeks of weig... Read more
November 2013 Summary
Sunday, December 08, 2013      12 comments

Tracking month to month makes it easy to see why my numbers are not going in the right direction. Number of workouts down, % good eating days down, scale up. ... Read more
October Summary, Vacation Pics, and another look at the Spark Activity Tracker
Monday, November 04, 2013      12 comments

Considering I went on vacation for 10 days, October turned out pretty well. I owe that In part to the Spark Activity Tracker. It doesn't track everything exactly as I would like it to, but what it does do, it does well. I took it with me on vaca... Read more
September 2013
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      8 comments

emoticon I've started keeping a monthly table of my numbers that are important to me. It may sound silly, but track... Read more
The Spark Activity keep or not to keep...
Sunday, September 29, 2013      31 comments

This is what I have recorded in my fitness minute notes this week regarding my first week using the Spark Activity Tracker. I am an avid HRM (Polar RS200) user and I do a variety of fitness activities. Sunday, September 22, 2013 On Friday... Read more
Thoughts on overeating
Sunday, September 22, 2013      11 comments

Yep. I still do it. I have scheduled cheat days usually every weekend as part of my maintenance plan, but that's not what I am talking about. To me, a cheat day is having a bit more calories and carbs than I normally eat, but still making consci... Read more

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