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Monday, May 28, 2018      6 comments

I've been trying to loose weight pretty much my entire adult life, but there have definitely been seasons where I was more focused than others. And more successful. Two years ago my oldest graduated high school, following one of the most st... Read more
Back to blogging
Saturday, May 26, 2018      6 comments

I used to be pretty good about blogging once a month to just take stock of my fitness journey, but then life got a little crazy and I let it fall by the wayside. I'm a member of the team Determined Daisies for the Spring 5% Challenge and on... Read more
July Recap
Saturday, July 29, 2017      1 comments

July was a GREAT month in my fitness journey!!! I have to keep this recap brief, so here are the bullet point highlights: * On a whim, I joined the 5% Summer Challenge and was assigned to the Determined Daisies team. They are awesome and in... Read more
If only all Mondays were this GREAT!!! (plus June recap)
Monday, June 26, 2017      3 comments

Stepped on the scale this morning and was met by a much anticipated number: 199.02. ONEDERLAND!!! Stepped on the treadmill and, for the first time ever, jogged for 60 straight minutes!!! Woo hoo!!! I really did not know if I would be ... Read more
May Recap
Wednesday, May 31, 2017      0 comments

Knowing May was going to be busy, I kept my goals pretty simple: keep exercising (1000 minutes) and keep drinking water. I'm happy to report that last night I extended my water-drinking streak to 100 days -- not bad! I did not, however, rea... Read more
April & May
Friday, May 05, 2017      2 comments

In my last blog I said my goals for April were: 1) Track my food every day, 2) 1,000+ fitness minutes, and 3) Keep up my H2O streak. Well, two out of three is okay. ... Read more
March Recap
Thursday, March 30, 2017      3 comments

After being sick all of February, I was so ready for March! It still took me another 2.5 weeks to get rid of the cold, but it did finally go away, thank You, LORD!!! Here are the other good things that happened in March: 1. I'm finally... Read more
Bring on March!
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      2 comments

I'm ready for a new month! I never did quite get to my January fresh start. January was full of finishing up the holidays, getting my oldest off to college, and getting back in the groove of homeschooling. Plus, my entire family was sick pretty ... Read more
Revisiting My Goals
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      0 comments

I kind of fell off the SP planet the last several months. This fall was very full with homeschooling, the kids' activities, and just life. We've all struggled with time management. It's not that we waste a lot of time doing frivolous thing... Read more
Friday, August 26, 2016      0 comments

On the 17th I completed my short-term goal -- the 8-week Running for Weight Loss program (an app I downloaded). I was so excited and so pumped! I had struggled a little around weeks 5 & 6 and had to repeat a few workouts, but the last couple of ... Read more
Balance Beam
Friday, August 05, 2016      3 comments

I've always been an Olympics junkie -- I have to watch it all, even sports I think are goofy. Swimming and track are my favorites, but I also enjoy watching gymnastics. So, to use an Olympics analogy, I feel like my life is kind of a balanc... Read more
Long-term goal
Friday, July 29, 2016      2 comments

I'm doing the 21-Day New Member Challenge and today (Day 20) is about setting long-term goals, and I had planned on blogging about that anyway, so here it goes. When my oldest daughter was 14 she said she already knew what she wanted to do ... Read more
Where do I seek relief?
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      1 comments

Part of my daily quiet time is spent reading the devotional magazine Tabletalk. The August issue has a series of articles on the topic of addiction. Since my weight problems are tied to addictive behavior, I couldn't wait until August to start r... Read more
short-term goal
Friday, July 15, 2016      0 comments

My first blog post -- woo hoo! This is already in my profile information, but I'll go into a little more detail. My short-term goal is to finish the 8-week running program, Running for Weight Loss, an app I have on my phone. The program can... Read more