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"Hi Paula,  Thanks so much for checking in. I'm so glad to hear you're doing well. I hope you're not experiencing the record heat that a lot of the nation is. I also hope you had a great holiday! I've definitely fallen off…"
Jul 6, 2012
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"I haven't seen a post in a while and hope your doing good. I've just started a "tune up" on myself on the 1st of the month. It is only the 4th, but is the first time in a while that I have done so well. Makes me want to keep it…"
Jul 4, 2012
Dani commented on Megan's blog post My Journey plus a new pic
"You look beautiful and happy! Best of luck with the half!"
Jun 1, 2012
Dani commented on Nubia's blog post RED ALERT! Seriously, where the f... are the bathrooms.
"I love the visual of your daughter stretching with you. So cute! Also very glad you didn't poop. I haven't experienced this yet, but now I'm nervous that it could happen on Sunday (my relay in the marathon)! Ahhhh!!"
May 24, 2012
Dani commented on Martha Coffee's blog post Weigh-in Wednesday
"But you got out there and ran and that's what counts! Get good sleep."
May 24, 2012
Dani commented on Cindy's blog post At the beach......
"Youch! Hope the swelling goes down soon. So glad you were able to get away!"
May 21, 2012
Dani commented on Martha Coffee's blog post Are you there, legs? It's me, Martha.
"I've been experiencing the "no gas in the tank" feeling lately too. We'll get this. We'll figure it out. I'm in the same boat with wanting to find another job but not exactly sure what I'd like to do as well. Have…"
May 21, 2012
Dani commented on Paula's blog post Week so far
"This is a tough one. Everyone that's posted has great ideas. I wonder if this is similar to what Roni was saying about what worked for her in the past, doesn't necessarily work for her now. She's a different person now and needs to…"
May 18, 2012

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About Me:
Over the last 7 years I've lost 30 lbs, put 13 back on, lost 20 and put 10 back on. See a pattern? I'm slowly coming to terms with the fact that I'm a yo-yo dieter. I'm on a mission to lose 15 lbs and keep them off for good! I'm a woman. I'm over 40, and I'm under 5 feet tall. I have a lot working against me on this. It just means I have to work that much harder. Wish me luck!
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I stay active doing everyday activities, I'm a walk-a-holic, I'm a gym rat ALL the way, I love lifting weights

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Still on track

Posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:21pm 2 Comments

I'm still on track with workouts and I'm so glad! It's less than 2 weeks until the marathon (I'm doing a 5.4 mile leg) and I'm still feeling strong! I didn't have the greatest run on Sunday and I'm OK with it. It was raining and I completely ran out of gas. I could almost feel exactly when it happened. I'm not sure why because I ate a normal dinner the night before and had my typical giant date dipped in peanutbutter pre-run. Anyway, I'll be running on the treadmill in the morning and hoping…


My jeans are definitely fitting better

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 7:39pm 3 Comments

Each and every pair. Yay! Even though I've only lost a couple of lbs I'm starting to tighten up from all the running and weight training. I keep repeating my mantra in my head, "I'm getting stronger everyday."

Have a great weekend!

"You have a strong back."

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 1:24pm 4 Comments

I received a really, nice compliment from the trainer that's now instructing my morning class. The class is full of marathoners, women younger, taller, stronger than I am so that was really good to hear! Things are going pretty well. I feel bad that I haven't been blogging recently. I've been working out a lot! I should be recording all this! Only 17 more days until I run the relay in the Vermont City Marathon! I'm feeling fairly strong. I'm still only at 4 miles and I've cut back to running…


It always comes back to the transverse abdominous

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 7:20pm 2 Comments

Over and over again I'm told by professionals that I need to strengthen my core. I now have shin splints and sure enough, due to my weak core, the way I'm holding my pelvis (due to weak abs) when I run is putting too much pressure on everything else. Why does it seem so impossible for me to do this? My legs and back, shoulders and arms are fairly strong, but I cannot seem to make any progress on my underlying abdominal muscles. I think I need to break down and start taking Pilates classes.…


Intense cardio makes me cry

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 9:59am 3 Comments

in a good way, sort of. Not in a "tears of joy" kind of way, but in a release of pent up feelings kind of way. It happened to me again yesterday. About half way through a tough spin class I could feel tears coming, and not because it was too hard (and it was very, hard). It was more about recent tension at home and at work. Luckily we spin in the dark and I was able to compose myself pretty quickly, but other times I cried for a few minutes. I don't think anyone noticed. Anyway, after class…


Comment Wall (46 comments)

At 1:45pm on December 1, 2008, Nicole said…
It sounds like you've got a a great plan - limiting sweets, alcohol and snacking! Hang in there. Losing weight, especially when you are down to the last 20 lbs. takes so much time. Just keep trying and we'll all be here to support you!!
At 3:24pm on December 10, 2008, Michele said…
The recipe calls for garlic powder. You could really add anything it these though. I was thinking perhaps a mexican flavor with taco seasoning, or a basil and garlic...the possibilities are endless!
At 6:50pm on February 2, 2009, Michelle said…
Welcome to blog to lose ....this is a great place for support and motivation. I have been here for several months and LOVE IT. Thanks for your comment on my blog......I am slowly starting to feel better although it will take time. Good luck on your journey. YOU CAN DO IT :)
At 3:27pm on June 9, 2009, Robyn said…
Hey Dani! New to Body Pump huh? Don't you just love it? I've been doing it religiously for almost a year now. At least 2 times per week. Each new version is fun! Our instructor has "cheated" and had us do a track or 2 of Release 70 (which is coming out soon) and some of them are quite challenging! You'll still be familiar with all the moves, etc....but each new release will still make you use your muscles differently. A lot of times you'll get sore again after starting a new one! But at least you get new music!! I know I sure wish they would switch more often! I get pretty sick of the music after a month or so!'ll have to check in with me after the 22nd and let me know what you think about them! I think the lunge track is really challenging....
At 3:27pm on June 9, 2009, Robyn said…
oh...btw..don't tell anyone our instructor cheated! lol
I know they aren't supposed to do tracks early. It's supposed to be one big "release"
At 1:56pm on June 15, 2009, Kristine B said…
We found rings!! Check out my latest post and thanks for your encouragement.
At 4:22pm on June 16, 2009, Sexy Parrothead said…
Hey, thanks for the comment. Have fun on your trip and try to just enjoy it and start on the "kick in the pants" when you get back!
At 2:03pm on July 2, 2009, Tanie said…
Thanks for the link about Entitlement. It's all so true! I entitle myself to food all the time. Food should be a need, not an entitlement or reward! Thanks again!
At 9:45am on July 7, 2009, Maren said…
Hey Dani...Ive been meaning to get back to you about your questions. Ive been so busy working so I apologize. You asked about adding weight training days. When I went up to doing the class 3-4 times a week...thats when I saw a BIG difference. I also started adding weight. When I got comfortable and wasnt getting as sore, I added weight the next class. THAT will help a lot! Also make sure you eat enough. 1200 calories isnt a lot. If your Just eat haelthy clean foods. Also, make sure you get your protein in. If your weight training, eat soon after you workout and try to eat a gram of protein per pound you weigh throughout the day. Food is KEY! I can work out and weight train but if my eating is off...I dont reap the rewards. I also recommend Tosca Renos Eat Clean Diet. She talks about how eating is 80% of how you look. She also talks about supplements and also how you should eat a protein with a carb about 5-6 times a day. I also love she teaches you about carbs and how processed ones are no good for you. I dont eat them any more. I do eat whole grain breads, rice, oatmeal and things like that but nothing white. Check it out! I love it! Anyways good luck and keep me posted on your journey!
At 4:50pm on July 16, 2009, Erin P. said…
I'm in Waitsfield. My in-laws live here. Today was BEAUTIFUL for sure! I did a 2 mile walk today (one uphill, one down). I'm jealous you get to live here. I love Miami, but this is a stunning state and Burlington is a cool city!

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