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  • Hello everyone. It is good to see some familiar faces are still on here. My life is finally starting to calm down and the meetings after work have dropped off considerably. I am trying to get back on track with good cardio workouts and now I need to add in more strength training. I am really working on cutting out between…
  • Once again I have stopped checking in and like a few other have said- Kelley and Karen- it is hard to get this process started again. I have been very busy with work the past couple of weeks plus a personal life that is filled with meetings for other projects I am working on. It truly needs to stop and I need to get…
  • It has been a good week here so far while on vacation. The best is I am not eating my way throughout TX as I had originally feared. I am still exercising so have been running and swimming in the heat. I prefer cold water swimming and running to that of the heat. It is easier to push yourself when it is colder, when the…
  • Hi everyone, I am having fun in Texas. I am in the Houston and Friendswood area. Life was very busy before I left and hopefully it will calm down when I get home. I am enjoying seeing the sights. Like Kelley, I am saddened by what happened in Dallas and the senseless violence. That has been happening.
  • It has been several weeks since I check in on this thread. I can say that life became very busy with the end of the school year, people moving away and trying to get a few projects organized while I have the time. It is great to see many familiar faces and active new people. The past few weeks I have been busy with…
  • The sun came out today yippee. It is suppose to be out tomorrow as well. I will make the most of it since I took the day off to watch the Blue Angels perform. Sunday and Monday were great exercise days for me in terms of length of activity- 2.5 hours both days. Once I got started I did not want to stop. Today was a rest…
  • Niki the article was very informative and I could see parts of me in some of the sections. I tend to be an emotional eater at times. Going forward I will remember to think before I eat and to realize that my emotions are fueling my desire for food. That happened to me yesterday. I went to a friends house for lunch and to…
  • @GOINSTD12- Hi Tracy. I am 5'7 and I started this journey at 268 pounds and now I am down to 190 something. The something because my weight is constantly up and down everyday. Sometimes it makes no sense like up 4 pounds in one day. Then down the next day. This is frustrating for me because I keep working harder but the…
  • HI all, The last couple of weeks have been extremely busy with very little down time for me. All I am doing is running around right now between work, meetings, class and trying to have a social life. Tonight, I am just exhausted, so I skipped the gym tonight which is okay since I have done 6 days in a row of getting some…
  • Hi everyone, it has been a very busy week with no nights free. I have been trying to make a couple of decisions and finally they are made. My principal asked me to teach Stem next year so I have been weighing the pro's and con's, I was very upfront with him about all my obligations outside of school next year especially in…
  • Hello everyone, It has been another busy week so far and it is only Wednesday. I still have a few more busy nights to get things done. It is great to see everyone coming back and checking in. Kaye- I know you will find your way back. It is hard to believe some of the grands are ready to graduate high school. Texas friends-…
  • The tri went well and I finished 5/15 in my age group. I improved on my time in the swim and run from last year. Overall a good day for the tri, it was cold this morning.
  • HI All, Sorry I have been MIA for a while now life became very busy again. Between work and ASL class and volunteering my time has been split, so I hope it slows down soon again. Welcome to all the new people and the journey you are starting on. Kelley- I hope your ankle is okay. Karen- Good luck with the grading goals.…
  • Welcome to the new people. I have been very busy this week and it is continuing through the weekend. I still need to finish my state taxes so will make the time to do that. I was happy that I ran outside today. I was going to hit the gym but then at school, we had a hobby day and no one signed up for my session on Sign…
  • Kelley- I hope you don't have another tear in a tendon and that you managed to get a bike ride today. I need the weather in MD to start warming up so I can ride outside again. We had a mixed bag for the weather yesterday from rain to snow and sleet. Today was warmer but still cold just not as cold as Saturday. Karen- I am…
  • It has been a busy week as usual but I am starting to calm down and my legs have finally stopped aching at least for now. Tonight, I did swim and that felt good. Yesterday, I attempted to run for recovery but ended up walking for 45-55 minutes since my legs and body were exhausted. The exhaustion came from a busy week and…
  • Thanks Karen for posting the pictures and talking about the trip. I had a blast and enjoyed the Chicago Shamrock Shuffle along with spending the weekend with Karen. The weather was crazy on Saturday and was slightly nicer this morning but cold. My flight was delayed leaving Chicago, then a medical emergency keep us on the…
  • Karen, it was also in the low 40's when I ran a 5k last weekend and it went well. I will be looking at activities this week. Hope you get the grading done but then again I may bring some with me depending on how my week goes. Is there anything you want from MD that I can bring with me, Have a great Easter and I am looking…
  • Katrina- Sorry to hear about your husband. You were lucky to have found that true love, please remember all the good memories. Karen- Let's hope the weather forecast for Chicago change to at least the 50's for next weekend. The good news is I have running gear for cold weather as well so I will bring both. Enjoy your…
  • Happy first day of Spring. The weather today did not suggest spring since it was a wintery mix with a cold rain that wanted to fall. Hopefully, this week will warm up so I can enjoy the break. Goals for the week Sunday- gym easy workout- Done Monday- I might swim but mostly walking around DC Tuesday- Trainer workout…
  • Karen- I may send Brian a text encouraging him to join us for dinner at least. Thanks for the update for the weather. My area had a mix of snow flurries, rain today and tomorrow. I hope Chicago will be in the 50's. I ran a 5K today and it was in the 40's so on the cold side especially along the water. I was happy with the…
  • Kelley, I am sorry that you won't be able to join us in Chicago. Susan is not meet us either, work has been very busy for her and she can not get away. Glad to know you are out of the boot for part of the time. You are talking about heat, and I am looking at a snowy weekend on Sunday into Monday. Crazy weather we are…
  • Karen- I am sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. I know it is very difficult right now. A personal day is a great idea. Spend some of it doing something other than grading. My Spring break starts on Friday when school lets out. I am very excited for it. The weekend after I head to Chicago so I am taking off the…
  • Just checking in to say it has been a busy week as usual. I did attend a silent supper tonight to practice sign language and had a blast. It always amazes me how groups of people come together. The organizer is also a teacher and other person works in the school system as well. We had some good conversations and I had fun.…
  • celtickgirl- Congrats on the smaller size, that is a great accomplishment. Nina- Welcome to the thread. Your body has just undergone a huge lost of 160lbs and it is starting to fight back since it preferred the old way. So don't give up and don't let your emotions take control. First off how did you lose the weight- a diet…
  • Karen I did not get he delay on Friday, it snowed but the streets were only wet, the snow was on the grass. All the teachers were bummed. Kelley, yes we got snow in March which was not usual since some of our worst storms come during this month. The warm weather is suppose to return on Monday, of course it will be too late…
  • Happy Thursday. I am hoping for a Two hour delay tomorrow due to snow. I Did get a good swim in tonight so that was helpful. Hope everyone has a great Friday.
  • Wednesday wish-that everyone has a successful month in getting healthy. A good day overall and I was able to run tonight for about 2.25 miles, this felt good. Even with the bruises on my knee and a still healing ankle, it was a good run. This is a busy week and I hope to keep exercising. Did walk last night and tonight…
  • Goal- to keep exercising and doing my best to eat healthy. Eat more veggies... Doing well but tired. I did spend time with friends tonight and enjoyed the company. Another goal is to time to spend with friends. I did walk at the gym so that helped and I are some pizza but not a whole meal so that helped. Have a great night.
  • I am very excited, my flight is now booked to Chicago for the Shamrock Shuffle. Looking forward to spending time with Karen and whoever decides to join us. Welcome Sophia. Good luck with your journey.
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