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Starting Over
Thursday, June 04, 2020      4 comments

Well, I let this happen. I slowly put the weight back on and didn't keep my exercise routine. Now I feel heavy, stiff, a bit depressed, and I am dealing with joint pain. I read my previous (happy) blog posts and feel a bit embarrassed. It's ... Read more
Short Workouts are Better than None!
Saturday, June 02, 2012      5 comments

We've all heard the recommendations...as you get stronger, increase the weights/intensity/miles/durati
on. Recently, I let this advice work against me. Rather than being encouraged, I reacted by feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. I ran a... Read more
Fitness helps you enjoy life!
Saturday, August 27, 2011      8 comments

This summer we met family for a brief vacation at Lake Tahoe. My regular workout routine prepared me to have a great time. I was able to kayak without difficulty or soreness. Previously, I would have gotten quite sore, but my strength trainin... Read more
Quinoa - YUM! What took me so long?
Monday, July 11, 2011      3 comments

I worked in the yard all day and didn’t get to the grocery store. I wanted to make something healthy for supper that I could take for lunch at work tomorrow. I decided to try the quinoa that I had purchased recently. For the most part, I foll... Read more
Planning Ahead – Healthy Eating
Sunday, March 13, 2011      2 comments

Cooking on the weekends helps me make healthier food choices all week long. This winter I have enjoyed making homemade soups for lunches. I make soup on the weekends. My husband and I enjoy some for dinner and then I pack the leftovers into l... Read more
Half Marathon - Ready or Not
Sunday, October 10, 2010      5 comments

This is news from September, but it's taken me a long time to get the courage to share. Last spring I was running well and on track to do my first half marathon. A new job opportunity set my training back. The new Eugene Women's Half Marathon... Read more
Opportunities Arise When Things Don't Go As Planned
Saturday, January 23, 2010      5 comments

Twice in the last two weeks, I have gone to my spinning class and couldn't get in because it was full. Rather than just go home, I went for a run. I usually run twice a week and have been wanting to increase that to three times a week. Here w... Read more
1st SparkPeople Anniversary=Best Run to Date!
Sunday, December 27, 2009      4 comments

One year ago, I was 30 some pounds heavier and couldn't run more than 50 strides or so before returning to walking. Today I had my fastest 5 1/2 mile run ever! I felt like a runner :) How did this happen? Was it that I was well rested (as fa... Read more
Holiday Insights
Wednesday, December 23, 2009      5 comments

So I realized that I can't get it all done. Shocking, right? I can't exercise at my regular level, while preparing for Christmas guests & working. I ate some things I shouldn't have the last two days. Hey, I haven't totally fallen off my p... Read more
May 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009      0 comments

I am within a pound of my current goal weight! When I first set my goal weight, I didn't really know what that weight should be. It has been at least 20 years since I weighed under 150 lbs. I love the way I look & feel, but I can see that I h... Read more
Slow & Steady = Great Rewards
Sunday, May 03, 2009      1 comments

I have been with SparkPeople for 3 months. I started out with small changes. At first I just recorded what I ate, and realized how many calories I was consuming! Slowly, I began to eat within the recommendations on the Food Tracker. Sometimes I ... Read more
Things I Learned in Boot Camp
Sunday, April 05, 2009      0 comments

Things I Learned in Boot Camp... After a couple of weeks, I was actually waking up & looking forward to my workout. I had always thought I would hate exercising with a ball. But, I purchased one in a color I love and began working ... Read more
Getting Started!
Sunday, February 01, 2009      0 comments

I am 49 years old and plan to lose about 15 pounds. I joined SparkPeople on Christmas Day '08 after my daughter showed me the site. I am excited with how motivating this site is and how much information is available. I am starting Boot Ca... Read more