Finding my Stride (Again)
Thursday, September 22, 2011      3 comments

Well, it was a long, hot and busy summer. With the temps being in the 90s and above this summer and the humidity ridiculously high, it was all I could do to walk/jog the running track this summer. After a winter and spring filled with sporadic... Read more
Skipping First Base
Thursday, September 22, 2011      2 comments

My nephew - the love of my life since my boys are now grown - is 3 and a half. He is playing T-ball. What a riot! These kids are so adorable. It's a joy to watch them play or rather it's amusing to watch their coaches literally pick their little... Read more
My First 1/2 Marathon - am I crazy?
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      13 comments

Well, call me crazy if you want -- I think my mother thinks I've gone completely mad. She doesn't understand at all what my sister and I see in running! Too bad, I would have loved to have found this years ago and been able to enjoy it with he... Read more
1 Year and 29 lbs ago
Thursday, October 21, 2010      4 comments

On 10/14/10 I signed up for Sparkpeople. I made my page, set my profile and goals and then... did nothing. Until the end of February when suddenly I realized that I wasn't using the tool set right before me. So I got busy. I got motivat... Read more
Still trudging along
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      3 comments

So I've decided that I'm going to get serious again. For some reason, I let a few of life's problems and everyday happenings get in the way of my focus and as a result I've kind of been just trudging along with my weight loss, not gaining but n... Read more
First time kayaking
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      6 comments

My son, my sister and I went to the Chestatee River in north Georgia for some easy class I kayaking. Wow -- what a fun thing to do! If you've never been, I highly recommend it! We had such a great time. The trip was supposed to take 3.5 hour... Read more
Never give up, never give in!
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      6 comments

"Never give up, Never give in" that's my new motto. It's the mantra I repeat to myself when I'm running up a hill or on the treadmill and trying to reach my mile marker. It's on my motivation poster that's right in front of my treadmill and I ... Read more
Graduation --Temptations -- Determination
Sunday, June 06, 2010      0 comments

Both my son and nephew have graduated their respective high schools with Honors! Woot Woot for them!! Every time I turned around someone was inviting us to dinner, asking me if I wanted cake, cheesecake, seconds? A refill, rum punch, wine, etc... Read more
Finding my stride
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      4 comments

I've read about runners and their strides, but until the other day I never fully realized exactly what that meant... or just how great it feels! I am a newbie runner and can now run for a mile with no walk breaks -- woot woot!! (Considering a ... Read more
Had a Great Mother's Day
Monday, May 10, 2010      4 comments

My sons and husband honored me with some very sweet cards and gave me the Core Rythms Dance Video Set and let me tell you, it's a heck of a workout! I hope I haven't thrown my back out ... Read more
Circus time
Monday, May 03, 2010      4 comments

Literally! I went to the circus today with my 2 year old nephew, my sister, a friend and her "adopted" daughter who is 4. We had such a great time, rode some rides, ate some yummy roasted corn, cotton candy (did you know a bag 0f cotton candy ... Read more
24 lbs and over 20 inches gone
Saturday, May 01, 2010      7 comments

Wow - I can't describe how great it feels to see the pounds and inches drop off of my body. I feel SO MUCH BETTER! I am a little over 25% towards my goal, fired up and ready to take on the next 25%. Farewell lost pounds, adieu dropped inches ... Read more
I ran the whole mile!
Friday, April 30, 2010      5 comments

Yeah! I ran an entire mile tonight with NO WALK BREAKS. I walked to warm up for five minutes, and to cool down for a few minutes and ran a complete mile in between. I'm not the fastest runner, but I WILL GET THERE in all due time. I'm so hap... Read more
I think I can...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      1 comments

Well, I joined this site in mid-October 2009 and then did nothing really with it until the end of February, 2010. Since then I have added exercise, good eating habits, and vitamins to my daily routine. I still need to work on getting more slee... Read more
Friday evening workout - check
Saturday, April 24, 2010      1 comments

Well, the beginning of the week may have started out a wash, but I made up for it tonight. I got 68 minutes of circuit training to include a mile run. My legs are feeling it, too! I have a love/hate relationship with all those lunges and my a... Read more

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