Posted in May 2012

Get Active Challenge – Week Two.

Welcome to week two of my journey on the Oregon Trail my office’s Get Active Challenge. Here’s a recap of the week: Day 8 Another 8.9 miles today. As you can see, I’m still in the Kootenai National Forest, but I’m quickly closing in on the elusive Michelle Williams. Day 9 I only traveled 9 … Continue reading

Weekly Weigh-in.

I would like to start by thanking everyone for leaving their encouraging words on my last post. It really means a lot to me knowing that I’m not alone and there are people rooting for me. Thank you! I weighed in on Monday morning and found that I lost another 3.2 pounds for a total … Continue reading

Weekly Weigh-In.

Over a month has passed since my last official weigh-in.   It’s true, I’ve been seriously avoiding the scale.  Thinking that the batteries were dead for a while really helped, but I need to come to grips with reality.  Since my last official weigh-in on April 16th, I’ve gained 0.2 pounds for a total loss of … Continue reading

Get Active Challenge – Week One.

My office’s Get Active Challenge kicked off on Monday, May 14th. Here’s a breakdown of the first week. Day 1 After 30-minutes of walking, which includes my daily commute to my office from the parking garage and a quick lunchtime walk, and an hour of Zumba, I logged 50.4 miles on the Pacific Northwest Trail. … Continue reading

Sunday Recap (a little late).

Oh well, that whole “posting a Sunday recap on a Sunday” thing didn’t last very long.  Better late than never! This week I… Started the Get Active Challenge – Week 1 post to coming soon! Celebrated the anniversary of my remission Went to my Monday night Zumba class Went to my Tuesday night Turbo Kick … Continue reading

My Re-Birthday!

As you know, I was diagnosed with a form of leukemia in February 2005. Fast forward three years to the summer of 2008. A few weeks after my routine six-month checkup with my oncologist, I get a message from his assistant asking me to call him at my earliest convenience. I immediately start to panic … Continue reading

Sunday Recap (on a Sunday!)

This week I… Tried weigh-in, but the batteries in our scale died (and I think they will stay dead for a while…) Went home early from work on Monday because I wasn’t feeling well Skipped my Monday night Zumba class Made Sweet Potato Chili in the crock pot Missed my Tuesday night Turbo Kick class … Continue reading

Get Active Challenge.

My company is promoting the “Get Active Challenge,” which starts on Monday.  The challenge is a six-week health program designed to encourage physical activity.  Staff members will be able to track and record their minutes of physical activity – whether walking the dog, playing a pickup game, swimming, active exercise, or simply taking the stairs … Continue reading

Falling Off of the Wagon.

I’ve found myself in a allergy-induced fog over the past few days and haven’t been as diligent as I should be with my blog and working out.  Plus when I’m not feeling well, my body craves comfort food (see: carbs) and copious amounts of orange juice.  Am I the only one?  So I apologize for … Continue reading