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See this image largerMy favorite pic of my husband and me--all it takes is sticking to the rules and regular exercise.(2 comments)See this image larger15 LBS GONE! WAHOOO!See this image largerSee this image larger(2 comments)See this image largersaw a picture from last June--so grateful for the changes I'm making! WOW! What a difference 8 months make! Still more changes to make, but I'm getting there!(5 comments)See this image largeris thinking this is some good advice!See this image largercompleted Week 6 of my Couch to 5k--almost 1/2-way through :)See this image largeris feeling mixed. Good news? Down another pound. Bad news? Was a total num-nut at lunch today (see post). SIGH! Must repeat mantra: it's a journey, it's a journey, it's a journey...See this image largerMy someday is NOW(1 comments)See this image largerNo more SOMEDAYS!See this image largerFelt pretty in a pic for the 1st time in a long time--sadly, son is not great at taking pics.(2 comments)See this image largerdid TWO REAL push-ups (not modified) this morning during strength training--laughing by how excited I am by that little success.(2 comments)See this image largeralmost didn't do my assigned run yesterday b/c I just couldn't get up the gumption. At 9pm, my shoulder devil said, "Just do it tomorrow!"; my shoulder angel said, "Do it NOW!" Guess who won?(1 comments)See this image largerlove the message in this meme--I need to remember this today as I've gotten a little off in my eating the past few days.(1 comments)See this image largerwoke up & found I was 6.5 lbs from the goal weight I'd (literally) settled on, thinking I couldn't get any lower. But then I realized my *real* goal just might be possible, so 11-1/2 lbs to go!(2 comments)See this image largerBefore & Almost After (53 pounds lost & about 12 lbs to go)See this image largerBefore & Almost After -- 53 pounds lost & about 12 lbs to go(2 comments)See this image largerMy Almost After(3 comments)See this image largerReally. Wants. Chocolate. But. Had. My. Two. Pieces... (plus a treat with lunch)... Must. Brush. Teeth.(5 comments)See this image largerhad a great run this morning--getting closer to my goal pace! Wahooo!(1 comments)See this image largerthinks it's hilarious that I get so bummed when my Fitbit battery goes dead.... shows how much this little device works for me, I guess(1 comments)See this image largeris missing this cute face--always hate these long trips he has to take.(2 comments)See this image largerjust got a mail inviting me to join the 5% challenge--I've seen so much about it that I bit the bullet and signed up. But now I have to pick a team? the pressure! How do I know which to choose?(1 comments)See this image largeris grateful on this Memorial Day....See this image largeris frustrated. The test I mentioned yesterday was supposed to last 60-90 min. It took over 2-1/2 hrs, and my peanut still isn't done! This is for 10/11 year olds--AFTER a full day of school!(2 comments)See this image largeris proud of this ....(1 comments)See this image largerdid a 5k with the family this morning, the 1st my kids have run. Daughter1 won her division (& finished 3rd female overall--& she's 10!), and I took 1st in my age division. And my new 5k PR is 24:31!See this image largerdid a 5k with the family this morning, the 1st my kids have run. Daughter1 won her division (& finished 3rd female overall--& she's 10!), and I took 1st in my age division. And my new 5k PR is 24:31!(5 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to a reset today.(1 comments)See this image largeris wondering how in the world I survived the humidity growing up... maybe I'm just getting old?(2 comments)See this image largeris alive. Just got back from family vacation to Michigan's UP, where we had NO cell reception or internet access (which meant Hubs' work couldn't reach him so he was all ours). What a treat!(1 comments)See this image largeris thinking that it's all about choosing...(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerdid my fartlek workout this morning.... after getting worked over by Jillian yesterday. All I can say is--OUCH!(1 comments)See this image largeris tired after a day at the lake with kidlets--so fun! My son built an insane sand castle (all of those lines are actually small bridges). Engineering is in his future :)(1 comments)See this image largeris a little apprehensive to begin again.See this image largerJust got back from sledding with my girls. I may or may not have crashed several times. Let's just say that I may be recruited to the Jamaica's bobsledding team after some of the back somersaults I did. Just saying....(1 comments)See this image largeris still sore from my sledding adventures, so did a long treadmill jaunt to work out the kinks while watching a tv version of St. Elmo's Fire. BOY! Not as good as I remember it from HS days BOO!(1 comments)See this image largeris still needing someone to do the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge. So far, it hasn't asked me to have no sugar so any takers?(3 comments)See this image largeris STILL alive. I've been exercising without fail, doing 5:2 for the last few weeks, eating ok some of the rest of the time. But I haven't been online--SORRY!See this image largerWhile I was running, Hubs surprised me by coming home from work with flowers. Love him! Now, at a Valentine's party with these cute girls. Happy day!See this image largerStomach Flu: 3-1/2, Family: 1-1/2 Hubs & I were supposed to celebrate V-Day tonight. SOB! Instead, my sweets spent all night taking care of me and the kids. Guess that's what real love is.See this image largerLOVE this!(3 comments)See this image largerwants to get my hair cut off short again, so I've made a deal with myself that I can when I get off a few more of these pounds. (Do you think this is too short?) Cross my fingers I can get them off soon!!(5 comments)See this image largerhas *totally* blown it with my eating today ... c'mon, my Sparkler friends--I need some no-nonsense, kick-in-the-pants encouragement to do better tomorrow. Give me your best shot!(4 comments)See this image largeris spending the day working on journal articles with Hubs at his office (I'm his editor). Had to wear cute shoes, of course (have I mentioned I'm a shoe fiend?)(3 comments)See this image largeris ready to take on the new week (ok, I'm *totally* lying to myself....) (2 comments)See this image largeris *almost* feeling back to normal healthwise (knock on wood). The big change has arrived and so far so good. I've seen how the Lord really does carry me when I can't carry myself.(2 comments)See this image largerfound this idea and LOVE it!See this image largerhad a good day yesterday and plan on a good day today. Wahoo!See this image largeris going to try to reach out and up.See this image largeris hoping I can do better tomorrow at recognizing the blessings. (Today I wasn't as successful.)See this image largerI think I did ok writing my first page.See this image largerI successfully avoided eating any junk food at my daughter's birthday party (pizza, cupcakes, popcorn and hot chocolate). Instead I decided to make it an IF day, which would force me to not even nibble. Take that you nasty temptations!See this image largerwants to internalize this thought (h/t Sue)...See this image largerMy son is preparing for his Eagle Scout project tonight. Boy! It's tough trying to teach my kids to be grown ups. Can't wait to see who this young man grows up to be.See this image largerHaving a bit of a down spell tonight. Lots of little worries and sadnesses swirling in my brain. Got some water (NOT a snack!) and turned on a silly show. Feeling better.(3 comments)See this image largergot a pretty good night's sleep--WAHOOO!(1 comments)See this image largerLove this...(1 comments)See this image largerBought apple fritters for Hubs' birthday. HUGE temptation so I ate a 1/3 of one. Then I cut the rest in small pieces and I'm sticking them in the freezer so I can enjoy little bits in normal portions.See this image largeris so often filled with worry. I need to *live* this a little more. (Thx for the reminder Sue.)(1 comments)See this image larger7 years ago I got that call in the night that nobody wants to get. Missing you today, Mom.(1 comments)See this image largeris glad for a new day after a not-so-great bunch of decisions yesterday. Onward and upward!See this image largerI am a survivor. I am not defined by what was done to me as a child.(1 comments)See this image largerLove this...(1 comments)See this image largeris seeking joy...See this image largermade her January weight loss goal of 7 lbs a week early! (I think I deserve some minion dancing!)(2 comments)See this image largeris excited for tonight with my sweetheart!(2 comments)See this image largerThe fieldhouse on campus was closed so we improvised by running the hallways in Hub's building. Gotta ramp up for track season! (The pic is Daughter1 zooming past me. She's 12 and CRAZY fast!)See this image larger... OH Dear Jillian, I believe you might just be of the devil.... but I will see you again soon ... and probably sooner than I'd like.See this image larger4.82 miles down! Wahoooo!See this image largerfinished a 5k with the family--and I beat my goal time!See this image largeris so tired of the snow ... as beautiful as the pics may(2 comments)See this image largerknows there is always a choiceSee this image largerlikes this quote....See this image largerMe at a healthy weight just a few years ago! I can do it again!(1 comments)See this image largerI try to avoid having my picture taken, so very few. This was snuck @ Thanksgiving (I'm in glasses).See this image largerAnother pic that had to be taken--at my son's Scouts. Hate the look of shame I see in my pics.See this image largerI don't have to be perfect--I just have to try.See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(2 comments)

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