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The truth about becoming a runner through my eyes
Saturday, April 04, 2015      9 comments

I am a 49 year old female who is currently 216 pounds, 76 pounds from goal weight. This is my third attempt to become a regular runner. Running is how I lost a significant amount of weight several years ago, but when I stopped, the weight came b... Read more
Ready to admit, and commit
Wednesday, October 29, 2014      1 comments

Ok, so I have been working out pretty steadily for the past three to four months. I am following a beginner 5k program...for the second time. While my time has gotten better, my actual stamina has not. I have been losing weight very, VERY, slowl... Read more
A day of successes
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      1 comments

Today was a day of a dream realized and a food triumph. I went for a job interview for a teaching position. I didn't expect much, as I have been on several without success due to the fact that I do not have a degree in education, but I do have t... Read more
Monday, July 08, 2013      4 comments

I have spent the last five years in college, after only having earned my GED in 2001. A lot happened before, during, and after that time but that is not what I am frustrated about. Between late April and late May I took, and passed, three teachi... Read more
Tuesday, October 19, 2010      1 comments

Ok, I thought I had this problem solved. we had two dogs. One was my daughter's-completely housebroken, wonderful temperment but would run every chance she got. If you tried to squeeze out the door she would run you over. I worried for her safet... Read more
Surgery and loss
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      4 comments

Well, I will start by saying that my surgery went well this morning. I am recuperating at home with mild ups and downs in nauseousness and pain. I wasn't sure if I would go through with it last night. While I was waiting for my college math clas... Read more
Getting tired of setbacks
Saturday, October 09, 2010      4 comments

I am getting sooo tired of setbacks! I started C25K during the summer and had to stop due to 2 weeks of uncontrollable menstrual flow. I just got in a good routine again when it happened again but only for 4 days this time. Now I need surgery We... Read more
Another frustrating day
Thursday, May 14, 2009      1 comments

As some of you may know, I work in the public school system with an autistic young man. He has become increasingly frustrated as of late and instead of just hitting and scratching when someone gets too close, he is now charging after people. My ... Read more
Let me introduce myself...
Tuesday, May 05, 2009      0 comments

Hi all! I am a 43 yr old mom of 5 and grandma of 3(will be 4 in December). Actually that is not quite accurate. I have 4 daughters at this point. My son died while risk-taking last... Read more