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Forgiveness, the first step.
Sunday, January 13, 2013      1 comments

I need to forgive myself for being human, that is, imperfect. I (even now I am struggling to find the perfect word) have burdened myself with 40 lbs over a two year span. I want to have the same compassion for myself as I did for the morbid... Read more
All Habits Have a First Day-Week 2
Saturday, August 11, 2012      0 comments

This week has been a joy. I have eaten healthfully and was accountable 85% of the time. One of my goals is to cook more, so I dusted off my binder of SparkPeople recipes. Oh, it was like reuniting with old friends..."Oooh, that one is good." ... Read more
My new definition of insanity. Week 1
Saturday, August 04, 2012      0 comments

We all know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. My new definition of insanity is to not do the things that I know made me successful and expect the same success. CRAZY-NESS. No ... Read more
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."
Sunday, October 16, 2011      1 comments

Today is day one. I am determined not to undo all of my hard work of last year. I am committing to 100 days of logging into SparkPeople and tracking my food and exercise. I am off the slippery slope, I am reversing my course and I am re... Read more
October Goals
Saturday, October 01, 2011      0 comments

I have been living my weight-loss life by the seat of my pants and it has not been successful. I am ready and eager to become accountable and to return to the habits and disciplines that helped me succeed in the past. 1.) Run three tim... Read more
Head Games
Thursday, September 01, 2011      0 comments

It's September 1st. Summer is unofficially over and I am 10 lbs. heavier. I can't change the summer. I can change my head, my thoughts, my attitude. As of today, I am re-committed to doing what I know works for me. 1. Tracking ever... Read more
Nice Girls Don't Brag...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      2 comments

but what I am doing is amazing. I am doing the same thing that people 20-30 years younger and 20-30 lbs. lighter are doing. I am RUNNING over 5 miles three times per week. ... Read more
Run My Butt Off-Half Marathon Countdown-30 Days
Thursday, August 04, 2011      0 comments

It's pretty amazing to think that my typical, run-of-the-mill, runs are over FIVE miles. The hot weather finally broke ... Read more
Run My Butt Off-Remix
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      0 comments

It has been almost 2 weeks since I ran outside and longer than 5 minute intervals. In other words, TOO LONG! When it is 80 degrees at 6:00 AM, I kindly decline to run outside. This morning was wonderful. I had an appointment this morning, so... Read more
Run My Butt Off-Day 23
Thursday, June 30, 2011      1 comments

It was a good run this morning. I added some intervals on my way home to get some speed going. I haven't weighed for several days. Since my goal is to lose 12 pounds ... Read more
Run My Butt Off-Day 22
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      1 comments

For the first time in several weeks I went "dark." I stopped tracking after any occurrence of unstructured, i.e. mindless, eating. It didn't feel good, so I am perplexed as to why the scenario was repeated for 3 more days. I still ran on Tues... Read more
Run My Butt Off-Day 18
Saturday, June 25, 2011      0 comments

I ran my farthest distance this morning. My head kept trying to give me negative messages, but, like the little engine that could, I kept on going. It's amazing to think that my short, but shapely, legs can run 8 miles without stopping. ... Read more
Run My Butt Off-Day 16 (Thursday)
Friday, June 24, 2011      0 comments

Yesterday morning was a great day for a run. It was cool and the breeze was refreshing. After my run, it was off to do errands and grocery shop. When I got ho... Read more
Run My Butt Off-Day 15
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      0 comments

I received the results of my blood work today. My blood pressure is fantastic, my HDL is great, my total cholesterol is little over the desired 200 mark. All in all, renewed affirmation that my healthy living efforts are succeeding. ... Read more
Run My Butt Off-Day 13
Monday, June 20, 2011      1 comments

My streak of eating within my calorie range ended today. I think the reality of my job situation hit me today, so I was feeling fearful. I have already changed course and am ready to hit tomorrow running, literally. The upside is I ate wi... Read more

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