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First 10K road race: 9/9/2012 Hospice 10K in 1:07:02, Port Orange, FL
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      1 comments

Good weather, good friends, good race. Haven't been running as much as I need to so this was a push. I think I may stick to 5K races until I can commit to better training.... Read more
Earned a New SparkPoints Trophy
Saturday, January 02, 2010      5 comments

I know these SparkPoints are just a scheme to keep people coming back to the site, but hey, it worked on me! I just earned another SparkPoints Trophy. Whoo hoo! ZJ... Read more
One-Year Sparkerversary!
Monday, August 03, 2009      4 comments

emoticon What a difference a year makes! SparkPeople.com has been one of the most valuable FREE web tools I'v... Read more
Finished Firecracker 10K in 1:05:22, a new Personal Record
Saturday, June 27, 2009      1 comments

I ran my first 10K race today and finished in 1:05:22 (according to my new iPod Nano.) It was really fun. The Firecracker 10K is 6.2 miles out and back along Daytona Beach, the "World's Most Famous Beach." There were about 100 runners, at my... Read more
Finished Daytona 5K in 27:46, a new Personal Record
Sunday, January 25, 2009      5 comments

I ran my second 5K yesterday, and finished the Daytona 5K in 27:46, a new Personal Record. I was pretty happy about it, first of all for not walking at all, and secondly for shaving a good 2 minutes and 28 seconds off my first race time at the ... Read more
Maintaining a Plateau
Saturday, November 22, 2008      0 comments

So I've hit my goal weight and my original BMI goal, and now seem to be bouncing around in the same five-pound range. The good thing is the range is BELOW my goal weight, AND I am still (slowly) decreasing bodyfat percentage. It's not quit... Read more
LOWEST WEIGHT EVER! Another Whoo-hoo!
Thursday, October 23, 2008      3 comments

I've set a new record for myself. I haven't been at this weight since before I started keeping track. It's a half-pound lighter than the last record I set ten days ago. It's funny how things fluctuate. Sometimes it doesn't seem at all re... Read more
I Hit My Goal Weight! 10 Days Early! Whoo-hoo!
Thursday, October 09, 2008      1 comments

I'm very excited today since I hit my goal weight, set when I first joined SparkPeople. I wanted to lose 23.5 pounds by 10/19/08. Today, the scale showed me what I wanted to see, 10 days early. I'm very excited. I haven't been at this we... Read more
Making (Downward) Progress, Which is Good
Wednesday, October 01, 2008      1 comments

Looking over the past 30 days of September 2008, I see that I have lost 7.5 lbs (net), which is 3.6% of the weight I started at a month ago. My clothes are practically falling off of me, I feel energized, I completed a 5K race, and I drink a lo... Read more
RACE DAY. Hospice 5K. Completed in 30:14 (9:45 min/mile)
Sunday, September 14, 2008      4 comments

Today I ran my first 5K since college. It was fun. I came in 13th in my age class and 171st overall in a field of 580 runners and walkers. I ran in honor of my relatives who have benefited from Hospice, William Kalawaianui, Margaret Kalawa... Read more
How to Flip the Script
Wednesday, September 03, 2008      1 comments

I got inspired to write some words of encouragement to another "Sparker" (member of the SparkPeople.com site) and was so impressed with my own writing, I thought I'd add it to my own blog. Don't know what got into me (except two cups of coffee.... Read more
Now a Runner AND a Chef?!
Saturday, August 30, 2008      0 comments

I posted my first recipe on my SparkPeople.com. "Silky French Toast" is a variation on the traditional homemade French toast recipe I learned from my mom, who learned it from her mom. And it's "lactose-free" too... I took my French toast ... Read more
Can't Stop Running Now... I'm Committed
Wednesday, August 27, 2008      5 comments

I finally went ahead and signed up for the Hospice 5K race coming up Sept. 14. I've been thinking about it and training like I'm going to do it, but in the back of my head I was holding out "just in case." I thought with school starting for the... Read more
No Wonder I've Been So Hungry...
Thursday, August 21, 2008      2 comments

On my SparkPeople Nutrition page, Ioticed that my recommended calorie range adjusted UP from 1500-1850 to now 1750-2100/day! How did that happen? Does the site recalculate based on my exercise? Cool! I'm going to have another sandwich... ... Read more
It's all about food choices
Tuesday, August 12, 2008      1 comments

Since joining SP I've learned so much about watching what I eat. I used to "eat healthy" or so I thought, because I ate vegetables, didn't eat too much dairy, stayed away from pork, etc. However, using the website has shown me WHY my weight wa... Read more

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