Beating the Mid-Round Slump: BLC20.5
Monday, October 22, 2012      2 comments

Here we are in week 6 of the 12-week Biggest Loser Challenge 20...and the dreaded mid-round slump struck me! I've been struggling for the past 2 weeks on staying motivated, getting in my exercise, and the BIGGEST challenge of all, making the ri... Read more
Five Steps for Fighting Food Cravings
Saturday, September 22, 2012      13 comments

I used to think that if I exercised enough, I could continue eating whatever I wanted. Was I ever wrong! The American Council on Exercise notes that 89 percent of National Weight Control Registry members successfully lost weight with a combin... Read more
BLC 20: My 12-week plan
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      4 comments

My 12-week success plan Here it is! Time for Biggest Loser Club season 20! Here are the goals I have set out to accomplish in the next 12 weeks: 1. Be able to run a 10k without stopping to walk. It doesn’t matter how slow I run, as l... Read more
Rest and Relaxation: Riding on my Trikke! (video blog)
Sunday, June 24, 2012      10 comments

Rest and Relaxation are an important part of our fitness goals. R&R helps relieve stress, reduces cortisol (known to cause belly fat), and in this particular case, gives me a workout! Here I am on hubby's Trikke! Want one of your own? Ch... Read more
Dance Your Stress Away!
Friday, June 01, 2012      9 comments

Have you ever finished a workout and thought to yourself, "I wish I hadn’t done that! I really just wasted my time." Probably not. Chances are you feel better physically and mentally. Zumba is MY favorite cure-all! It makes my aches and pains ... Read more
My First 5K - DONE! (video blog)
Monday, May 28, 2012      21 comments

I ran the Yorktown Freedom run this morning! I was so nervous, but once the race got underway, I just listened to my iPod, and it felt just like another training run. It was so much fun to see people ahead of me, have an awareness of people be... Read more
Smart Strategies to Deal With Stress
Friday, May 11, 2012      6 comments

Smart Strategies to Deal with Stress Here are a dozen tips that will help reduce the frequency and intensity of your stress, and therefore dramatically improve your ability to handle stress when occurs. 1.Elevate self-care to its highes... Read more
STRONGEND Goals for BLC 19!
Saturday, April 28, 2012      5 comments

My goals: Lose 10 lbs in 12 weeks (by 7/18) Complete 5K on Memorial Day weekend Complete Tough Mudder in Va Beach, Jun 2013 Balance and community – Spend quality time with Azure Destinations, but also find time for my other teams: Pink N... Read more
Hunk a Burnin' Dinner Challenge: Try a new recipe
Friday, February 10, 2012      5 comments

For our Biggest Loser Club weekend challenge, we are to try a new recipe and blog about it. This picture is the last of it, because I forgot to take pics before we all inhaled it! I mixed my green beans/white beans/brown rice in with the chick... Read more
I am sick and tired today
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      11 comments

I'm fighting a bad cold, the second one I've had this winter. I am a big baby when it comes to being sick, because I so rarely get sick! I pride myself on my strong immune system. Since it's Wednesday, I need to post my weight loss on sev... Read more
Toastmasters District 66 Fall Conference
Sunday, November 06, 2011      5 comments

When I registered to attend the Toastmasters District 66 Fall Conference, I also had to choose my menu selections for lunch and dinner. None of the meals were totally compliant with my 4 Hour Body Slow Carb Diet, so I decided it would be easies... Read more
Recipes and tips from Tosca Reno's "Stripped"
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      4 comments

For those of you who don't have Tosca Reno's "The Eat-Clean Diet Stripped", here's a little glimpse for you:
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The Force Unleashed
Monday, April 25, 2011      9 comments

The leaders of the Fabulous Fitness team have started the 28 day Eat Clean Challenge. This is a great way to break addiction to sugar, sodium, and processed foods, and it REALLY WORKS for weight loss! The program developed by CAROLYN1213 also ... Read more
Thursday, April 07, 2011      12 comments

For the past 12 weeks, I've been in a weight-loss contest at work. The first 6 weeks, my attempts were half-hearted. We do weekly weigh-ins, and I noticed THE SKINNY GIRL was beating me! Not only was she losing a bigger percentage of her begi... Read more
FLEXCHEF is coming to Hampton Roads!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      7 comments

Since Ruben Sandoval (aka FLEXCHEF) is coming to Norfolk in late May, we've arranged a cooking party in Virginia Beach! It will be held either May 27 or 28. If you are interested, send me a message, and I'll be sure to keep you updated. T... Read more

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