In the past ten years I have been up (240) and down (135) the scale time and again. This time I am on the 'up' side of the scale. I want to loose the weight. I figure the humiliation of putting this on the internet and the friends that I have told of this to hold me accountable just might make this happen. It is going to take a lot of encouragement and support. Not to mention the hard work on my part. Follow my struggle here.

about laurie

Hi, I am Laurie. I am on a never ending quest to live a healthier lifestyle than the generations before me and have a great time along the way.

I started this site because I need to keep myself motivated to work out and I need people keeping me accountable. Tho growing up I was not a writer, now as a adult I have come to rely on my various blogs for a form of release. I am in my late 20’s merging with my early 30’s soon. I am not a mommy blogger, largely due to the fact that I am not a mommy, and am still not 100% certain I want to be. As a child I was not a sporty kid. Oddly enough as a adult I have been involved in one kind of sport or another almost constantly. I have a black belt in Aikido that I earned in my early 20’s. In my mid 20’s I became heavily involved in WFTDA Roller Derby as a referee “Hailey Hawkeye”. Now here I am in the latter part of my 20’s and I have discovered Zumba and Running. To tell the truth I have fallen in love with running, my running group, and the outdoors. In March of 2010 I completed my first 5K after joining the Couch to 5K training program at Runners World.
A lot of things have shaped me to the person I am today. Growing up I lived in a small Oklahoma town before moving to a large suburb. I went to Oklahoma State where I met and fell in love with the man I now call husband. Shortly after that my husband joined the military and I stepped into the role of military wife. While we were living so far from friends and family I came to rely on email and blogging as a way to stay in touch with friends, family, and my husband while he was deployed.

There have been many times I lost sight of caring for my physical well being and each time it has been a huge reality check when I think of how many aspects of my life suffer when I allow my self to slack. Not only my health was affected but also my relationships and general well being too.

Now that my husband is out of the service we are once again living in Green Country Oklahoma. You will find that the majority of my running will center in this area.

I hope that by visiting my blog you will help me stay motivated but also find motivation for yourself. Running is my time with my ‘therapist’ – outdoors, shoes, music, and friends.

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