Health and Fitness
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Oprah’s Recent "A-Ha" Moment

Get it? A-ha. The band. A-ha. Ok, well, it was funny in my head. But this post isn’t about an 80s band. Rather, it’s about what Oprah calls (and has) “A-HA” moments. And last week, Miss Oprah had another...

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Feeling Healthy, Finally!

Coming from someone who has lost nearly 100 lbs in the last 18 months, you might be surprised to hear that for the last couple of months, I really haven’t felt “healthy.” In the past three months, I’ve d...

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Fat is a Four Letter Word!

The word disgusts me, even today. Fat. Because, you see, I think it’s safe to say I was never skin and bones. No one ever called me “skinny” as a child. And it just got worse as I became an adult. But this wee...


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TC 10 Mile Race Recap

Well, I’m alive. So I guess that means I made it through my first 10 miler! And I suppose the fact that I’m calling it my first 10 miler means I’m not hurting enough to rule out the possibility of another! Ove...

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Running Highlights – and soon to be 10 Mile Race

After months of training and anticipation, and really – nearly 10 months of leading up to this. The date is almost here! THE TC 10 MILE IS SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY! Sunday, I ran my last long training run of 8 miles –...

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Infomercials, Really?

Prior to losing the 90ish pounds I’ve lost since last February, I had been on every “diet” known to man. If it was on an infomercial, between my mother and I, we’d bought it. The “think yourself th...


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Tigers in the Mind

I’m reading what I will call the world’s most mind-blowing book right now. “Women, Food and God.” I’m going through it slowly, because I literally cannot read a chapter without having to put the bo...

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CGN Recommends: Nike+

My husband bought me an iPod Nano and the Nike+ Sport Kit for my birthday. I’ve been loving running, but one of my greatest frustrations is sitting down to map my run exactly so that I know how many miles I’m doing....

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Goal Met: Ran the 5K!

It’s been fourth months since my amazing trainer looked at me and said the words that scared me most in the world, “You’re going to run today.” Fear came immediately. I said, “I can’t” so many times, it’s almost...