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Struggles with my weight
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      4 comments

1. What brought you to SparkPeople? I was looking for a simpler way to track my exercise and calories. SparkPeople was just what I was looking for. 2. What is one thing that makes you happy? I love to hike and photography. Both of tho... Read more
Susan G. Komen 3-Day
Monday, April 20, 2015      3 comments

I have taken on an incredible challenge. On September 18th, I'll be walking 60 miles over the course of three days, camping out at night with thousands of other women and men taking this journey with me. Susan G. Komen® is the world’s largest... Read more
New Mexico Vacation
Thursday, September 26, 2013      0 comments

My vacation to New Mexico was not what I hoped. If I made a theme for my vacation, it would be "closed due to flood damage". But, I made the most of it and did get to the main places I wanted to see. I started in Guadalupe Mountains Nationa... Read more
Men vs. women when it comes to losing weight
Wednesday, August 21, 2013      1 comments

I saw a news story last weekend about how men approach weight loss differently than women and tend to be more successful. It turns out men don't usually say "I need to lose weight", they tend to say "I need to get in shape". They focus not on ca... Read more
"Dramatic weight loss"
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      2 comments

I went for my annual gynecology exam yesterday and let the doctor know that I've been missing some periods from time to time. I told her I think I'm pre-menopausal. Her response was "you've had a pretty dramatic weight loss and that might be cau... Read more
Watch Mountain Fire Lookout
Sunday, June 30, 2013      2 comments

I think it was 2001, maybe even earlier, that I set a goal to see every fire lookout in Washington State. At the time, I thought there might 30 or so lookouts and I was already half way there. It turned out to be more like 120 and I was just ove... Read more
Happy Panther trail - Ross Lake
Sunday, June 23, 2013      1 comments

I hiked the Happy Panther Trail yesterday looking for some solitude. The name originally had a hyphen in it (Happy-Panther) but I guess someone thought it was a cuter name without the hyphen. This trail connects Happy Creek to Panther Creek and ... Read more
Shaky, nauseated and dizzy
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      2 comments

I'm hoping the title will grab peoples attention!! emoticon Do these symptoms sound familiar to you? I've had t... Read more
Yesterday was one of THOSE days
Sunday, April 14, 2013      1 comments

Ever had one of THOSE days? You know, when everything that can go wrong, does. That was my day yesterday. The coffee shop was out of my favorite coffee drink, I couldn't find what I was looking for at the grocery store and the line was 10... Read more
Marathon completed!!
Monday, April 01, 2013      3 comments

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Week 14 marathon training
Sunday, March 10, 2013      1 comments

Yesterday was a turning point for my sister and I. The training plan had us do 22 miles. It was tough but not as tough as the 20 two weeks ago. We met in Olympia and walked the Chehalis Western Trail from Chamber Lake to Woodard Bay (14 round ... Read more
Week 12 marathon training and Woodland Park Zoo
Sunday, February 24, 2013      2 comments

Yesterday I completed the first of two 20 mile walks on the marathon training plan. It was brutal. What's weird is my usual aches and pains aren't there. Instead, my big toe on my right foot hurts like hell and is swollen. I hope it's not a stre... Read more
Week 11 marathon training
Saturday, February 16, 2013      1 comments

Today was a "short" walk today, just 12 miles - lol!! I chose the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. It's near Snoqualmie Falls and it's an old railroad grade. I started out with dark clouds but no rain. The first 3 miles were eerily quiet. No one was out... Read more
Getting caught up in the numbers
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      2 comments

I was doing great from Thanksgiving to the middle of January. I was staying in my calorie range and exercising. The scale was rewarding me with a loss of 1-2 pounds per week. I really felt like I was earning those lost pounds. Then, my scal... Read more
Week 10 Marathon Training
Sunday, February 10, 2013      3 comments

Half way there! Yesterday was the (first) day I was dreading. 18 miles. I've only done 18 miles in one day twice before and both times couldn't walk again for several days. This time is different, tho. I've been training for 10 weeks. I wen... Read more

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