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Home again- at least for a little while!
Monday, February 21, 2011      0 comments

The last couple of weeks have been crazy with travel, but i am home for a little while, now. I got home Friday evening from a business trip to Florida- I know, sounds great, except that I think I only got outside to enjoy the weather for a total... Read more
Sunday after the Detour
Sunday, February 13, 2011      2 comments

I am back from my time in FL, and the detour was not so bad. THings actually went pretty well the first several days, but it was a lot tougher to work out when my work meeting started. Our days began with 8am meetings and went straight thro... Read more
detour update
Saturday, February 05, 2011      1 comments

VERY quick update on my no DVD workout detour. The TV in our room at the B&B we are staying at for the next 2 nights has a built-in DVD player!! Yay! Now I can do the DVD at least 2 more times, so when i get to the hotel with no DVD playe... Read more
A Detour, not a Roadblock on my Fitness Path
Friday, February 04, 2011      1 comments

Well, on day 3 of Power 90, I ran into a roadblock, or rather, a detour. Here's the scenario: 1. I made a committment to myself, and announced it on sparkpeople that I was doing the Power 90 series, with today being day 3. I had also ... Read more
I am tired of being Fat
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      2 comments

There, I have said it- I am tired of being fat. For a long time I simply would not use the "F" word (F-A-T)- i guess I didn't really think of myself that way. Overweight, yes, some extra around the middle, ? sure. But fat? really? That's not ... Read more
Wow- it's near the end of September already!
Sunday, September 26, 2010      0 comments

Wow- I can hardly believe it's almost the end of September! July and August zipped by so fast. My life has been crazy- the company I work for restructured and although I survived it, about 25% of my colleagues did not. So it has been a summer ... Read more
Quick update before long WY weekend with no computer
Thursday, July 15, 2010      1 comments

Spent the last 4 days in Las Vegas for work, and the good thing was that I didn't go too crazy with the food and drink, and I did get to the gym twice for cardio and weights. Got home this afternoon, and tomorrow morning i leave for a long week... Read more
Mid July update
Sunday, July 11, 2010      0 comments

Well, I am being slightly more consistent with tracking, but I am still not where I want, or need, to be. part of the issue is the travel- it has been pretty incessant this month, although I bring some of it on myself. For example, tomorrow ... Read more
July 1 - let's get this party (re)started!
Thursday, July 01, 2010      2 comments

So, it is July 1- the half way point for 2010, and it's time to get back in the game, so to speak. I haven't posted in a long time, mostly because life has just gotten crazy. I need to re-commit to myself and my goal of being as healthy as i c... Read more
A very wet but fun MORE half marathon in NYC
Monday, April 26, 2010      5 comments

Well, the MORE/ Fitness Women's half marathon is in the bag- and it turned out to be fun, in spite of the pouring rain. Mina and i arrived in NYC late Friday afternoon, and had a yummy dinner at an Italian restuarant on Madison Ave, close ... Read more
It the week of my half marathon, and I don't feel like doing it
Sunday, April 18, 2010      5 comments

What more can I say? The More Magazine Half marathon is next Sunday, 8am, in Central park in NYC---and I don't feel like doing it!! I have never felt this blah about an event EVER. I am trained- I can do the 13.1 miles without a problem... Read more
No Sleep- the beginning of the bad cycle
Friday, April 02, 2010      2 comments

It's been quite a week- The last night I had a sleep that was high quality and long enough, was last Friday. There are plenty of reasons- work, good books, wanting to spend time with my honey (not that I got to see him after Sunday...), and... Read more
Fabulous day at the Arnold Pump and Run
Sunday, March 07, 2010      6 comments

emoticon It's a beautiful sunny day here in Columbus, OH for the end of the Arnold Fitness weekend. The Pump ... Read more
Today is the Day!!!
Sunday, March 07, 2010      3 comments

Today is the Arnold Pump and Run, here in COlumbus, OH. I am excited and nervous, that's for sure. For those who don;t know, the pump and run is an event where you bench press a proportion of your body weight, based on age and gender. Then, f... Read more
The Scale's the Same Again.....
Thursday, February 04, 2010      2 comments

Well, my first few weeks saw a dramatic drop on the scale- 5.5lbs in 2 weeks! Now, for the last 2 weeks, the scale hasn't budged. I have been tracking everything, staying within my nutritional guidelines and getting plenty of exercise. Even t... Read more

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