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Foods eaten on your birthday don't count
Monday, October 26, 2015      14 comments

Last night all the kids and grandkids were over for dinner which is my favourite way to spend my birthday. My daughter of course made the dessert, it was amazing. It was too amazing. A traditional strawberry shortcake with the heavy biscuit c... Read more
Woot! Weekend!
Friday, October 23, 2015      13 comments

Today wrapped a very busy week and as we finished up paperwork my newest assistant asked what I'd be doing this week which started a conversation that made me laugh and remind me how far I've come. I think I needed that. Assistant 1 "Lo... Read more
2.8 pound gain
Wednesday, October 21, 2015      7 comments

This morning when I stepped on the scales for my official weekly weigh in I was up almost 3 pounds. Needless to say I wasn't happy. I know I didn't weight that yesterday but today is the official tracking day so I guess I officially own this ... Read more
Tuesday, October 20, 2015      14 comments

I remember once upon a time I dreamt of having a home gym but of course this was a "when I win the lottery" dream. Ok, it was an excuse. I too would watch the commercials that plied us with the newest invention guaranteed to melt ... Read more
Looking through other people's eyes
Monday, October 19, 2015      7 comments

We look in the mirror and we see saggy arms, turkey necks, big butts, flabby stomachs and failures. We see that, other's don't. Today in my training class the link I have the agents use during their English assessment wasn't working so I... Read more
Rock climbing, hiking and running oh my
Sunday, October 18, 2015      9 comments

Hitting my busy season at work but really proud that I haven't let that be an excuse not to get my exercise in. This week including hiking, running and another session of rock climbing. The climbing is a wonderful full body workout that I'm r... Read more
Back to where we began
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      14 comments

Today Jeff and I celebrated our 13th anniversary. We kept it rather low key but decided to drive back to where we started our hikes and see how long it would take us to do our old nightly hiking trail. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and as... Read more
Just how many calluses can you actually fit on your fingers?!
Sunday, October 11, 2015      10 comments

Today I got to try rock climbing for the first time, I loved it. My daughter's inlaws and I headed to a local gym to try it out and spent an hour going up and down the walls. We discovered the easiest ones and progressed up to angled walls (w... Read more
Rock climbing and cookies
Thursday, October 08, 2015      9 comments

I'm excited for this weekend! I was going on one of my favourite hikes but since it's going to be wet and the hike is pretty adventurous in good weather we decided to change plans. I've wanted to get into rock climbing for a long time and fin... Read more
New hike
Sunday, October 04, 2015      9 comments

Today we headed out on a new hike, another grind. It was appropriately named. The grade started out steep and pretty much stayed that way the entire way. Once in awhile we'd get a very short flat edge. I knew we were in for a challenge ... Read more
Saying nope just feels so good
Saturday, October 03, 2015      6 comments

Ahhh Halloween candy. How I used to love you so much. As I walked through Costco today and saw all the huge boxes of chocolate bars and chips I thought back to how I would always buy those a few weeks early with the excuse I wanted to make su... Read more
Well that escalated quickly
Thursday, October 01, 2015      10 comments

Yesterday I decided to change things up and focus on a weight loss goal instead of an exercise goal. I let my husband know this morning as he came in to say hi while I worked. "Your going to focus on weight instead of exercise? You don'... Read more
Not falling into the same trap
Wednesday, September 30, 2015      8 comments

Now that my race is over this could be a tricky time. The adrenaline is worn off, the pressure to be able to do the obstacles is gone for a year so it would be easy to lean back and let things slip. That's the thing about goals. Once we ac... Read more
332,800 calories down, 131,200 to go
Monday, September 28, 2015      6 comments

That's a lot of calories. If I looked at my weight loss that way I'd never know how to start. How on earth does someone create a deficit of almost half a million calories in order to get to goal?! Then again, looking at having to lose 15... Read more
It took 3 hours, I placed 410 out of 480 I AM SPARTAN!
Sunday, September 27, 2015      10 comments

When we left out hotel room to venture down to the Spartan course it was a whopping 1 degree out (or 33 for my friends to the south). It was cold! By the time the race started we didn't care. When we got to the first water/barbed wire ob... Read more

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