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Successful Weekend: Half Marathon and Shoe Quest!
Monday, November 19, 2012      12 comments

Yay, took back 2 pairs of hiking shoes and found a pair I am keeping. Wore them already so I am committed. We will hike some trails in them this week so I'll know for sure if they are going to work. They are a brand I never heard of: Scarpa.... Read more
Quick update: Road Trip to Tulsa
Friday, November 16, 2012      9 comments

The half marathon is Sunday but we are leaving a day early to continue the quest for hiking shoes. I have two pair to go back to two different stores but at least now I know what I am looking for. So progress is being made, slowly. TC too... Read more
Starting SparkCoach
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      8 comments

I am stuck, stuck, stuck! 152 1/2 down to 151 1/2, but no lower since November 1. Since the beginning of May, actually. Obviously I am NOT doing something right! My options: 1) Weight Watchers 2) dietician at Fitness Center 3) S... Read more
Color Run: As Awesome as Everyone Says!
Sunday, November 11, 2012      16 comments

It was a blast. It truly lives up to its slogan, "The Happiest 5K on the Planet!" I've got to add this race to my bucket list so I can cross it off! ... Read more
Friday, November 09, 2012      6 comments

Tapering down mileage in anticipation of a race is hard after pushing, pushing, pushing to increase mileage. But that's what today is: the start of the taper. Our half marathon is in 9 days. No Zumba today; but I will do 3 miles on the t... Read more
Day 16 and Doing Great
Thursday, November 08, 2012      7 comments

I have no idea where all this renewed enthusiasm has come from, but I'm riding the wave, baby! I've had 15 days of recording everything and NOT BINGEING. What a great feeling to be in control! I've got some challenges coming up but I'm th... Read more
Growing up?
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      10 comments

Yesterday was Day 14 of my NO BINGE STREAK and I'm proud! My longest no-binge streak in 2012 has been 21 days. (Is it any wonder I haven't been able to lose any more weight?) Yesterday was tough for some reason. Dinner was "leftovers" ... Read more
Calling All Americans -- GET OUT!!! (and vote)
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      13 comments

Big day, Americans! emoticon It's the day YOU get to help determine the direction of our country for the ne... Read more
BRING IT! 149 or BUST!
Monday, November 05, 2012      12 comments

I am now only ONE POUND AWAY from my lowest Spark weight. My lowest weight in...maybe 12 years. This is very motivating -- I am absolutely determined to hit 149 and then keep it going! This time it is more than vanity -- it's not about lo... Read more
New Shoes - times three
Sunday, November 04, 2012      11 comments

Had a blast on the Ozark Highland Trail Maintenance hike yesterday. While it was supposed to be 7 miles, my Fitbit showed 9 miles AND over 100 floors climbed! Yeah, I knew it was a lot of up-and-down but I didn't think it was that much! ... Read more
No bingeing - Day 11
Saturday, November 03, 2012      10 comments

OK, I DID eat potato chips last night -- they are my CRACK COCAINE! But I duly recorded them and still had only slightly more than 1800 calories for the day. High, yes. But considering I did over 2 hours of exercise maybe not so bad. ... Read more
A Plan
Thursday, November 01, 2012      16 comments

I am excited about where I am right now! November 1 = new month, new start. Anything is possible! Always motivating to have a new beginning. TC and I will be hiking the Appalachian Trail in May 2013. November 1 to May 1 = 26 weeks. ... Read more
WHAT was I thinking??!!??
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      16 comments

I'm doing great on my "no binge" pledge -- I've eaten within my calorie limit for seven days. I am on a "streak" and feeling strong. I am working hard to identify negative emotions as they occur and stay ahead of any problem areas. So far, so... Read more
Day 5, Moving confidently into Day 6
Monday, October 29, 2012      5 comments

I peeled, cored, and sliced about a billion pears yesterday and made a two-crust full-sugar pear and raisin pie for TC and two big pear crisps made with fake sugars for me. The crisps and half the pear pie are in the freezer. Whew! Need anoth... Read more
Sunday Update!
Sunday, October 28, 2012      8 comments

I'm doing great -- had a total "attitude transplant." If you have issues with bingeing, I loved the blog "Seven Secrets of Food Sobriety" from SlenderellaSue that Watermellen recommended. Here's the link: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa... Read more

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