June 12, 2024

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  • Facing Your Fear: Failure or Success?

    I am scared of my town's sidewalks. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true.  They are uneven, with many ledges popping up here and there.  When I was training for my first 10K, I always tripped at least once while running.  This led to many scars and hurt knees, not to mention ripped workout…

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  • Don’t Give Up

    Don't give up and quit something just because it seems hard. When I tackled potty-training with PJ, the first day was hard!  I tried timers, stickers, stories, etc. - anything to help him feel motivated.  I did more loads of laundry that day than I do in a week.  However, each day gradually got better.…

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  • Don’t Stop Dreaming

    The other day I thought "I am almost to the point where I won't have to focus on weight loss.  What will I do then?  I've been in the weight-losing business for so long that, once it's over, I won't know what to do with my life."  Being The Princess Bride fan that I am,…

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  • Lifting Others – The Writing on the Sidewalk

    While doing a 4-mile run, I had just finished the uphill part of my route.  My legs were tired and I was getting out of breath.  Still, I didn't want to stop running.  I just focused on the sidewalk in front of me.  However, as I did, I noticed something written on the sidewalk: "You're…

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  • You Raise Me Up

    Falling Down, Getting Back Up I recently returned from an overnight camping trip with the family about 2 1/2 hours away.  I thought I'd been pretty good.  We did a lot of walking around, and I ate mostly salad and fruit.  However, I also spent about 8 hours in the car between the two days.…

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  • From 250 to 5K

    A Resolution Like everyone, I made a few New Year's Resolutions on January 1.  I didn't want to just say "Lose weight."  I'd said that before and it never went anywhere.  Plus, that was something I was already doing.  I wanted to be more specific.  So, I set a goal to accomplish something physical.  I…

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  • Owning Up

    No One Ever Is To Blame One night, the family and I were headed back from a nice weekend with the in-laws.  We planned on stopping at a town and eating out at a place that wasn't too expensive and would allow the kids to stretch a little.  We soon found a little fast food…

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  • Making the Climb

    In another post, I mentioned my goal of  making the climb to the top of a rock wall.   I had given up on that goal last year, simply saying "I can't" and dropping back down. Well, I told Josh my goal of making the climb to the top of the rock wall. Our membership…

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