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Olathe, Kansas, United States
My name is Rebecca DeMoss-Koeneke and I am originally from Iowa City, Ia, that is why I say I am an Iowa girl at Heart... I have lived in the KC metro area for almost 20 years. Since moving to KC, I married the most wonderful man in the world, Trey. For 3 years, he was a stay at home dad. Which was great for me. But in late 2010 he went back to work. That has been nice too, but required a lot of change on my part... I have two awesome kids. Peyton 7 and Emily 4. And 9 year old Border Collie Lab mix named Sinjin..... This blog will be for me to document several different things.... first of all my goal at a more healthy life. In March of 08 I began a new chapter of my life. I quit some bad habits and started Weight Watchers and working out. March 08 started out at 200lbs. By March 09 I had lost 30 lbs... In September of 09 I ran my first Triathlon. 2. I will also post updates about my family including pictures.... Unfortunately in 2010 I gained a lot of weight back, so 2011 will be another year of getting that weight off. My goal is to loose 30 lbs. Also in 2011 I am going to participate in more tris, dus and half marathons...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Great start to a week

Well, after a sluggish week, I had a great run this morning... An easy 4 miles on the treadmill...... I haven't lost much weight this month. So far, I have lost about 5 lbs total since December. but I am ok with it as I am still running and riding every day.... Tomorrow is a ride day and I am going to try to do 45 minutes on the trainer. I think that is what my training calendar calls for.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sluggish week

Well, I don't know what up, but I have just felt really sluggish this week. It was tough to get in 3.75 miles today.... I have not lost any weight this week - but have maintained and not gained either. So that is good.

I have the rest of the week off to get some things done and to help Peyton celebrate his 7th birthday tomorrow....

I have to add a special note about Peyton. For the first time, my little boy read me and daddy a 30 page book about Helen Keller. We even chatted about how difficult it would be to learn if you couldn't hear or see. We did a lot of experiments with him to show him what Helen Keller had to do... It was a really fun time.

Monday, February 15, 2010

President's Day

It might be a day off from work, but not a day off from working out... I didn't get the best run in today... I swear the treadmills at the YMCA are not as easy as the treadmill that I run on at work... Very strange....

So today I got a 2 mile run in and 5 miles on the bike. Half way to my duathlon....

Well - going to spend the rest of the night with the kiddos...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Recapping my year so far to get everything caught up

Well, today is valentine's day and it is also the first day that I am going to start blogging daily (I hope)... So far this year I have been committed to my goal of loosing weight and preparing for my competitions for the year.

I finally loaded everything from my Garmin and got my Sports Track up to date. Officially so far in 2010 I have ran 67+ miles for a total of 10 hours. I have rode my bike (in the basement unfortunately) for 72 miles for a total of 7 hours. Not great time on my cycling, but I am still getting my rear end used to the seat. So my year to date total is 19 hours of working out...

So I am on the right track for working out... I have only not worked out for 14 days in 2010.... Not bad.. but how am I doing weight wise? Not great... I haven't lost as much as I would have hoped, but I have lost weight. I have lost about 7 lbs on a great day.... But at this point, I still have more than 25lbs to loose before July...

I would really like to loose the 25 by May 16, which is my duathlon, but the real hard date is July 4th weekend for my 20 year highschool reunion.

Well, that has caught me up for the year so far... From now on I will do little daily posts.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

First Time Blogger - here I go

Well, after I have spent some time reviewing my friends blogs I decided that I would follow suit and create one as well.... The purpose of my blog will hopefully be to document my year of additional weight loss and duathlon and triathlon training. (I will go ahead and even throw in the possibility of a half marathon training).....

Keep watching and I will post more as I have time and get better at doing this....