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Doing great, hanging in
Friday, August 10, 2012      8 comments

I am hanging in at 152 pounds but am hoping if I have a clean eating day and a high sweat day I might have another drop in time for my Beautiful Butterfly weigh in tomorrow. Here's hoping! Update on my family concerns: I've talked to my d... Read more
Breaking news I needed to hear today!
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      17 comments

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My mind is racing (unfortunately, no calorie burn in that)
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      9 comments

I just have a lot on my mind today. I tried to blog earlier but couldn't pull anything coherent together and just gave up. I'll try again, except this time there's a warning: nothing coherent here! Thanks for ALL the great comments on my ... Read more
My Awesome 5K Day!!
Sunday, August 05, 2012      27 comments

I was nervous because I've never run a 5K RACE. Up until 6 weeks ago, I never even ran more than a 3-minute interval! But we signed up for one of the few 5Ks being held in August in Arkansas, and lo and behold it was in the next town. It ... Read more
Quote for you, until tomorrow...
Saturday, August 04, 2012      9 comments

Had a great 5K; will blog about it tomorrow after I download a couple of pictures. But in the meantime, here's a great thought for the day!!! Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. -Roger Crawford... Read more
August Goals
Thursday, August 02, 2012      15 comments

When I review my calendar I see that I now weigh one pound more than I did on May 6, the day after the Indy Half Marathon. (GAK!) Does that make me a success or a failure? *SUCCESS - I didn't gain any weight for nearly three whole months!... Read more
NSV #7 Learning to Leave the Comfort Zone
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      13 comments

Thanks to everyone for your overwhelming support on my blogs about my Non Scale Victories. I DO feel better about myself this week for having concentrated on the POSITIVES instead of the scale not moving. and certainly because of all of your en... Read more
NSV #6: I can hold in my stomach
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      10 comments

Fitness Nazi: "I want you to tighten your abs for this move." Travelgrrl before: "Where the h3ll are my abs!" Travelgrrl after: "There you are you beautiful muscles--and wonder of wonders, you CAN be tightened!" ... Read more
NSV#5: Eating Less Meat
Monday, July 30, 2012      11 comments

Like many of us raised in the '50s and '60s, the star of my childhood dinner plate was a hunk of beef, pork, or chicken. My parents would buy a WHOLE COW, and put the packaged meat into a gigantic chest freezer in our basement. With some suppl... Read more
NSV #4 - Learning Persistence
Sunday, July 29, 2012      11 comments

Today the predicted high is 109 degrees. YIKES! TC and I set the alarm for 4:45 a.m., had our coffee, and left for town before dawn. We were on the trail at 5:45 am. (Believe it or not we were not the first ones there.) Today the plan w... Read more
NSV #3 - Transferrence of Skills into New Areas
Saturday, July 28, 2012      7 comments

I bet you have found this to be true if you think about it: When I develop good habits in one area of my life, it seems to encourage me to do the same in other areas of my life. For instance, while we always live within our means I've ... Read more
NSV #2 - Being Proud of How Far I've Come (with Before/During Pictures)
Friday, July 27, 2012      25 comments

MySparkfriend Nancy15togoal sparkmailed me yesterday and said she was happy for my progress so far, and wasn't it time for a picture? I've been a member of Spark since August 2009 and do not post pictures of myself. I used to say it was be... Read more
First of 7 NSVs
Thursday, July 26, 2012      14 comments

“I really want to lose weight. I hate the way I look and feel, and I know things will be much better when I get the weight off. But I just can’t stay motivated to do it. I think there must be something wrong with me.” If this sounds like s... Read more
A "not so profound" moment
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      16 comments

So TC and I were jogging and walking this morning at the butt-crack-of-dawn. Eight miles. Walked 1/2, jogged 3 continuously (no, still not easy yet), and walked 4.5 more. And while I was jogging and feeling sorry for myself, I had a pro... Read more
Ready to Begin Again
Monday, July 23, 2012      16 comments

My plan to eat healthily on vacation was pretty much a bust. I started out OK but fell into old habits. GAH! Yes, I gained back a few pounds too. But we are back home now, and I'm ready to get to my old routine. Today will be my first... Read more

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