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The Dream...and the Reality
Sunday, July 15, 2012      15 comments

The Reality: Yesterday TC said we were going to jog the whole 3.1 miles this morning. I said maybe, maybe not. We took the truck and mapped out exactly 3.1 miles. The Dream: Last night I had a dream. I was in a 5K race on ou... Read more
2.1 miles
Saturday, July 14, 2012      8 comments

Only the second time I've jogged 2 miles! All at once! There were hills, too! We were on the road by 5:50 am. It was hard but I did it. Only three weeks until the 5K. Can I do it? Stay tuned. TC said I could have gone farther. (Furt... Read more
Fun Day
Friday, July 13, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday was my birthday! TC and I went to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for the third day in a row. The museum is the project of Alice Walton, one of the heirs of the Walmart fortune. She spent nearly a billion dollars buildi... Read more
Vacation Challenges
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      17 comments

We are in a Corps of Engineer park in NW Arkansas, and the first thing we did was measure the distance we could walk. 3.8 miles, yay! We've done that every morning, although today was the first day we got up early enough to jog. It's STILL bl... Read more
Apparently we weren't ready for vacation
Monday, July 09, 2012      14 comments

Had a lovely day yesterday; got to the lake about 3 hours away. Set up our trailer and had a nice evening. This morning we walked 3.5 miles and were ready to go site-see; TC asked: "Do you know where my wallet is?" Yeah, not so much. I ... Read more
Short 'n' Sweet
Saturday, July 07, 2012      12 comments

I am down two pounds! Yay me!! That means I am at my lowest weight in...a decade? Don't even know it's been so long. In the past I felt 140-145 was a good, sustainable weight for me. I can't believe I'm less than TEN POUNDS from that! It f... Read more
Starting with the truth
Friday, July 06, 2012      14 comments

I loved that quote from Steve Siebold that I pasted into my blog yesterday. I HAVE decided that I must achieve "world class results and live my vision." So I have to start with the truth. I know exactly where I am (154.5 pounds) ... Read more
From Steve Siebold, creator of www.fatloser.com videos
Thursday, July 05, 2012      11 comments

Dear Mentally Tough, "If you decide that you must achieve world class results and live your vision, start with the truth. Determine exactly where you are, where you're going and why you wish to go there. Next, make a decision to never quit... Read more
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      17 comments

We got a call from 91-year-old Miss Oma yesterday about 2:00 yesterday. Did we see smoke off our back deck? YES INDEEDIE! Our normal view is on my home page. This is what we saw yesterday: ... Read more
July Goals
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      11 comments

1. Walk 12,000 steps a day for my 10K a Day team. 2. Do "Intentional Exercise" at least 90 minutes a day for my Beautiful Butterflies 5% Summer challenge team and get all the "living the good life" points. Record daily. 3. Do at le... Read more
I'm in love -- with the Fitbit!
Monday, July 02, 2012      18 comments

It's a little gizmo, but after the big clunky armband, that's a good thing! Here's a picture of it. It's only about 2 inches long and 3/4 of an inch wide. When you ... Read more
I did it! Jogged over a mile!
Sunday, July 01, 2012      25 comments

I'm still trying to process the power of my self imposed limits. If it were up to me, I would be following that 5K training guide to a "T", which would mean walking 3 minutes, jogging 2, repeat 5 times. But since the instructor at the fitness ... Read more
Saturday Motivation
Saturday, June 30, 2012      9 comments

I'm doing great y'all, enjoying both my Fitbit, the 5% Summer Challenge, and the 5K Your Way challenge. All of these things are keeping me motivated. I'm going to blog about the Fitbit more extensively in a day or two. I'm really excited abou... Read more
We Set Our Own Limits - Reframing Challenges
Thursday, June 28, 2012      10 comments

In 2001 TC and I walked our first half marathon and were hooked! We immediately signed up to walk a full marathon. We duly mapped out our training loop -- a country "block" that consisted of one mile on each side. We would park the car an... Read more
Wednesday: Doing great AND a new toy!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      12 comments

Hi Spark fans! Thanks for all the concern about my overdoing it with my ankle, but I'm doing great. Really!!The broken bones healed 5 years ago; when the doc took out the screws two weeks ago the bad part was the incision, which was to-the... Read more

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