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Smokin' Summer Body Challenge Goals
Sunday, June 23, 2013      1 comments

We're 2 weeks into the Summer Challenge. It isn't going quite as well as I wanted it to, but I'm still trucking along. My goals for the next 6 weeks start pretty simply. 1) Sticking with it: weighing in and recording my points every wee... Read more
Feeling Encouraged
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      2 comments

In the past few months I have fallen off the wagon a bit and gained back about 15 pounds. I have been suffering from ITBS (illotibial band syndrome) that I developed while training for the 1/2 marathon I did in February. I have been taking time ... Read more
2012 Review and 2013 Goals
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      1 comments

2012 was a year of ups and downs. I maintained my 50 lb. weight loss until around September but then I put about 10 lbs. back on. I got really relaxed on my portion sizes and went back into my old habits with fried foods and sweets. LOTS of fast... Read more
"Sometimes you need to listen to your heart...
Saturday, May 12, 2012      2 comments knows you better than your brain in a lot of ways." A very wise friend of mine said that to me this week as we were discussing the possibility of a job/career change for me. There a lot of things holding me back from making a change b... Read more
Tough Week
Saturday, May 05, 2012      2 comments

So this week was just about the hardest week I can imagine at work. I'm a school counselor and we had a tragedy within our school that meant that my week was spent being an emotional support for students and staff while also attem... Read more
Bring it on April!
Sunday, April 01, 2012      0 comments

So April is officially here. I've never really done strict month by month tracking but I'm trying to push hard to get to some summer goals so I thought being more detailed about my tracking would help...we shall see! Goals: So I already pos... Read more
Love me some Goodwill.
Saturday, March 31, 2012      5 comments

Before losing weight I think I had only shopped at Goodwill maybe once or twice. But now it truly is a necessity, I just can't afford to totally replace my wardrobe. I have found a surprising amount great things there in the past year. I to... Read more
Having healthy in common
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      1 comments

I went to visit my best friend Larissa this weekend. When we met in college, we were both overweight and often bonded over our unhealthy lifestyles. She started leading a healthier lifestyle and lost a large amount of weight about 3 years before... Read more
Valentimes 5K
Sunday, February 12, 2012      1 comments

So I knew when I signed up to run a race in early February in Inidana that there was potential for the weather conditions to be brutal. Logically, I knew this...but I did it anyway. The weather has been so warm lately that I allowed myself to be... Read more
Skinny Jeans!
Sunday, December 04, 2011      4 comments

I went shopping today because I've been wanting to get a pair of skinny jeans...but I've been nervous about wearing them. I know I look better than I used to and I know that I have a thinner shape on bottom...but I still have trouble putting mys... Read more
I'm back
Sunday, November 13, 2011      1 comments

So I tend to fall of the face of the planet (or internet communication) whenever I go on a vacation. I know I'm going to do it but I usually don't let people know or plan for it before hand. This happened to me this summer with Sparkpeople. I wa... Read more
I'm going for a jog.
Monday, July 11, 2011      2 comments

So when I started the Couch 2 5K program (for about the 3rd time) several weeks ago, the goal was not necessarily to run a 5k (I'm not signed up for one and don't have one on the horizon). The goal was to be able to say "Oh, I'm going for jog." ... Read more
Change Your Mind
Monday, June 27, 2011      0 comments

I am definitely a child of the 90s...I lived for Boy Meets World on TGIF, I love me some boy bands, I rocked many a scrunchie, and I love Sister Hazel. I may be wrong on this, but I feel like they are one of those bands that if you didn't grow u... Read more
Fruits and Veggies
Sunday, June 19, 2011      4 comments

Before I started this journey, I was eating maybe 1 or 2 servings of fruits OR vegetables a day...sometimes less. I ate salads from time to time, had fruit from time to time, but it was never purposeful. Most of what I ate was processed, fried, ... Read more
Monday, May 23, 2011      4 comments

Feeling a little emotionally raw today...I found out on Friday that my placement for work (elementary school counselor) will be changed for next school year. I'm really disappointed about leaving my kids and teachers that I've built relationship... Read more

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