BOBCATGIRL76's SparkPeople Blog BOBCATGIRL76's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day 1305- Having a Great Time <img src=""> Hi everyone! I'm updating my blog on a bus with wifi from Dublin to Galway! Technology is so cool. You guys were so right! We keep forgetting to eat because we're trying to do so much and I walked 25,000 steps are first day here. I might come home lighter than when I left! We've had fun so far and I've taken a ton of pictures but the SP app will only let me upload one so I'll give you a pic of the be... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:45:02 EST Day 1301- Prepping for Vacation Sorry for my absence. I'm trying to get everything prepared for our trip, and have been running errands all over the place. I've got our mail stopped, and both passports finally. Also been packing, and let me tell you, if that isn't inspiration to get the pounds back off, I don't know what is. <BR> <BR> I hate having tight clothes, but I refuse to buy more in larger sizes. I've got the more loose closed packed and I hope that by walking around a lot, I'll be able to minimize the weight gain... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:04:57 EST Day 1298- Another Wedding Weekend Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn't update this weekend. I've been going nonstop since driving back to Ohio Thursday night. I went and had my nails done with the bridal party at noon on Friday, then we went to Macy's (the bride) house to get ready for the rehearsal dinner. We had a great dinner and I got to wear that size 10 red dress I bought a few weeks ago. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The wedding and ... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:18:10 EST Day 1293- Mindful of Mindless Eating Today while eating my measured and pre-tracked lunch, I realized something. <BR> <BR> I don't ever truly eat mindlessly. Sure, when I'm on a binge, I eat way too much food, for absolutely no reason, sometime sitting at my computer, or while watching TV. <BR> <BR> But I'm always aware that I'm doing it. And that's the scariest part for me. So many times, after eating one free donut at work, I'm on my way to getting another, and I think, why are you doing this? You're certainly not hungry. ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:22:52 EST Day 1292- Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight First off, thank you. <BR> <BR> As always, your love and support overwhelmed me. I sat here reading your comments on my last blog with tears in my eyes. Although almost all of you, I've never met and probably never will meet, you can't begin to imagine how much I appreciate you for being a part of my journey and helping me when I get down on myself. <BR> <BR> I took so many things away from your comments. <BR> <BR> Many of you asked or suggested that I get help from J.D. And last night ... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:00:03 EST Day 1288- How To Stop a Downward Spiral My silence is deafening. <BR> <BR> I shy away from SparkPeople when I'm embarrassed or ashamed. And for the past month, I've been out of control. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to say that I can't stop eating crappy food. Because I'm entirely capable of stopping. <BR> <BR> But every time that I've had to make the decision, do you really want to do this? I've said yes. I've eaten ridiculous amounts of terrible food, for no reason I can really pick out. <BR> <BR> There haven't been any events ... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:26:31 EST Day 1284- Active Weekend Sorry for the delay in updates. <BR> <BR> This weekend was very busy. <BR> <BR> Saturday morning, I ran my first 10k ever. <BR> <BR> I was aiming for a 10 minute mile pace. I ended up running it in 1:03:18, which was around a 10:06 mile pace I believe. <BR> <BR> I ended up winning second place in my age group. <BR> <BR> Trick is there were only 2 of us in my age group... *womp womp womp* <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 8 Jun 2015 20:03:23 EST Day 1279- June is Here So I was thinking about how we're in the sixth month of the year, and thanks to regain, I'm only 9 pounds lighter today than I was on January 1st. <BR> <BR> Usually, I'd be upset and feel like the past 5 months were a waste. <BR> <BR> But I don't feel that way. <BR> <BR> Each month I've run a race. Each week I've burned at least 1500 calories through working out. <BR> <BR> I may have not had my nutrition where it needed to be, but I'm not becoming the couch potato I used to be. <BR> ... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 16:23:44 EST Day 1276- Surprised Myself Day 151 of 2015: <BR> <BR> It's amazing what a good run can do. <BR> <BR> I was so sure that my weight gain was going to prevent me from having a good race this weekend. <BR> <BR> I had signed up for a 2 mile race for May because I've got a 10k next weekend for June. <BR> <BR> So for this 2 mile race I had hoped to run it in under 20 minutes because I can usually run a few miles at a 10 minute mile pace. But I was scared since during my last run I felt slow and sluggish and just out o... Sun, 31 May 2015 14:24:51 EST Day 1273- Well That Didn't Work Day 148 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Remember how I said I wasn't going to weigh myself and just stay in the 180s where I'm happy and healthy? <BR> <BR> Well I did that for a few days, and didn't track my food, and just lived life. <BR> <BR> And when I went for a run on Tuesday morning, I noticed a heaviness in my chest, and strange pains in my shoulders that felt like I could feel my body bouncing up and down. My clothes felt tighter. I realized I hadn't kept control of my situation. <BR> <BR> D... Thu, 28 May 2015 11:35:54 EST Day 1270- Let's Try This Again Day 145 of 2015: <BR> <BR> I had a nice blog written, and it timed out and I lost it all. I'll try and write another one tomorrow. As for tonight, I'll just post all the pictures I had in my other blog. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The conference I went to last week was in Baltimore. I was there Wednesday through Friday and had no wi-fi. <BR> <BR> I started a vision board at the conference. <BR> <BR> <i... Mon, 25 May 2015 21:05:26 EST Day 1264- Feeling Powerful Day 139 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Sorry for the delay since my last blog. <BR> <BR> I was really confused and unsure with how to move forward. <BR> <BR> I think since I've been doing this for so long and because I have so many wonderful SparkFriends who constantly comment and check in on me, I was worried to let you all down. <BR> <BR> I was worried about feeling like a failure. <BR> <BR> But it's like something magic happened. <BR> <BR> It's as if writing all my thoughts out and express... Tue, 19 May 2015 15:00:22 EST Day 1260- Soul Searching Day 135 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 504+618+507+180=1,809 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 43,915 <BR> <BR> This blog is going to be a long one. So I'm just warning you now. <BR> <BR> Yesterday morning, when I woke up, I got out of bed, looked at myself in the mirror and thought, "You look pretty dang good and pretty dang healthy." <BR> <BR> Then I stepped on the scale and saw almost a 2 pound gain. <BR> <BR> And I couldn't understand it. I ... Fri, 15 May 2015 11:21:26 EST Day 1258- Recharging Day 133 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 185.0 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 504+618+507=1,629 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 43,735 <BR> <BR> Today, I was battling yet another migraine that came on hard last night after I played soccer. <BR> <BR> Yes, I'm back on the soccer grind. A girl from my team last season, had a team that was short on girls so I'm joining. The best part? No team fee, just $15 to use the indoor facility. So that will be fun. <BR> <... Wed, 13 May 2015 22:55:46 EST Day 1256- Catching Up To Do Day 131 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Last week's Calories Burned: 280+180+324+435+288+471= 1,978 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Weight: 186.0 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 504 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 42,610 <BR> <BR> When I logged into SparkPeople yesterday from my phone, it said that I'd logged in for 1 day! What? My streak was broken? How could that be? I read so many interesting comments to my latest blog on Saturday. <BR> <BR> Apparently clicking the links SparkPeople s... Mon, 11 May 2015 13:39:43 EST Day 1253- Lookism. It's a Thing. Day 128 of 2015: <BR> <BR> More and more I've been noticing the way I'm being treated. <BR> <BR> It's not that I'm being treated poorly; in fact, I'm being treated so kindly that it got me thinking. <BR> <BR> I'm completely aware that prejudice exists. People have prejudice based on gender, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, age, and so many other things. But it wasn't until I started feeling like I was receiving special treatment that I started thinking about how ... Fri, 8 May 2015 11:18:09 EST Day 1252- Redefining Goals and Surprising Myself Day 127 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 182.8 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 280+180+324+435=1,219 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 41,347 <BR> <BR> Last night, when I got home, I went for a run like I said I would since the weather was so nice. I found a running path that leads to the bikepath near my house and when it loops back through my neighborhood is exactly 3 miles from start to finish. Well, I just like running 5ks so I ended up running 3.1 miles, but I did that in 30:... Thu, 7 May 2015 10:00:49 EST Day 1251- No Excuses and No Justifications Day 126 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 184.0 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 280+180+324=784 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 40,912 <BR> <BR> Monday, I was pretty tired so I rushed through my blog. But one thing I noticed was that even when I posted my weight, I didn't feel the need to justify the gain. I post my weight every time I blog, just so people know where I'm at and if I'm headed in the right direction. But every single time before that, I always explained about the s... Wed, 6 May 2015 14:23:34 EST Day 1249- 30 Day Shred Day 1 Day 124 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 185.6 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 280+180=460 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 40,588 <BR> <BR> Today I started Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, and it was just as difficult as I remember it. My measurements are as follows: <BR> <BR> I took all of these at the widest part <BR> <BR> Chest: 40.5 <BR> Waist: 32.5 <BR> Hips: 41 <BR> Arm: 14 <BR> Thigh: 24.25 inches <BR> <BR> Here's my photo. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Mon, 4 May 2015 22:26:12 EST Day 1248- Wonderful Weekend Day 123 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 183.6 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 280 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 40,408 <BR> <BR> This weekend was great. Saturday, I took Marigold to meet one last family, the retired couple, and after meeting them, I made the decision that they'd be the best fit for Marigold. She would never be crated, and she has two people who love to take walks and just want a companion. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 3 May 2015 19:08:06 EST Day 1246- Forgotten Lunch Means Opportunity Day 121 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 182.6 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 458+370+163+535+157=1,683 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 39,872 <BR> <BR> As I walked out the door this morning, I left my wonderful packed lunch sitting on my kitchen counter. <BR> <BR> Great. <BR> <BR> But then I thought, maybe it is great? I work less than a mile away from a great little grocery called the Produce Station that has an awesome salad bar. So today, I'm going to wa... Fri, 1 May 2015 11:13:38 EST Day 1245- Last Soccer Game Tonight Day 120 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 182.0 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 458+370+163=991 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 39,180 <BR> <BR> Yesterday's meet and greets went well. I'm definitely leaning towards one family that seemed the most excited and most in love with her. Still have two or three more applicants to meet but I'm almost positive this family will get her. <BR> <BR> Walking the dog every morning has made me realize I'm completely capable of getting up earlie... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:41:32 EST Day 1244- Two Workouts in One Day Day 119 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 181.4 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 458+370=828 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 39,017 <BR> <BR> Yesterday afternoon, I met up with my friend to go to a spinning class. A local athletic club was offering free one day passes to see if you like the club. I'd agreed to it, completely forgetting that last night was my last soccer game for my Tuesday night league. But I decided to try it out. <BR> <BR> Man, were my thighs burning! I alway... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:00:46 EST Day 1242- Somehow Did What I Said I Would? Day 117 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 181.0 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 0 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 38,189 <BR> <BR> As I went to update my weight from Saturday's weigh-in onto my front SparkPage, I noticed something. <BR> <BR> A while back, I talked about controlled plateaus. How I seem to do better focusing for one month and losing some weight, then allowing myself a bit more leeway and maintaining for a month. And I decided that I'd lose in January, maintain in... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:01:33 EST Day 1241- Hello Marigold <img src=""> Say hello to Marigold. She is very calm. Like hasn't barked yet. She's content sleeping most of the day but she's very attached to me. I know most people would also get attached but it's hard to explain. I've always wanted a really active bigger dog. And she won't even chase a ball. She's super sweet just a bit less active or energetic than I wanted. She's also still in pain meds so that could be some of her sluggishness. The... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:47:02 EST Day 1239- Ready For the Weekend...And Our New Foster Dog! Day 114 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 180.6 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 702+502+570=1774 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 38,189 <BR> <BR> Last night at our soccer game, we were too tired and lost. But I did score! And my mom was there to see it so that was nice. <BR> <BR> I also wore a dress to work yesterday and realized how much more comfortable I am in my body these days than I used to be. I mean I think everyone has issues when they're staring at the... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:03:18 EST Day 1237- It's Not Just Me Day 112 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 182.8 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 702+502=1204 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 37,619 <BR> <BR> Last night during my soccer game, I was body checked into the wall by a 40+ year old goalie, who I believe was not happy that I had scored on him earlier. He was carded for it, and his team played down a player for 2 minutes, but I'm a bit sore today. That's what I get for playing coed indoor soccer I guess. We lost and it wasn't as fun as ... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:41:46 EST Day 1236- Somehow Still Breathing Day 111 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 185 (yikes!) <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 702 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 37,117 <BR> <BR> Boy do I have a blog for you. <BR> <BR> To start with, I've realized a serious correlation between times when I'm not doing as hot, and the times that I stay away from SparkPeople. Now, I haven't completely stayed away because I'm still on my 111 day streak of logging in, spinning the wheel, reading some blogs and posting somewhere. However... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:51 EST Day 1235 Hectic Day I will tell you more about my hectic day tomorrow. Prayers for an ill family member who had to have emergency surgery. And also. I was contacted about my first chance to foster a dog. And who could say no to this face? <img src=""> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:37:15 EST Day 1234- Couldn't Give Blood Day 109 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Today, I was unable to give blood because the veins on my arms weren't large enough. <BR> <BR> Hopefully, I'll be able to hydrate better next time and be able to donate. <BR> <BR> Had a good weekend with J.D. and our friends. <BR> <BR> Today, we decided to pick a paint the piano room a lighter shade of yellow because the wall treatment the previous family used is a little too dark for our taste. Sherwin Williams is having a 40% of sale until tomorrow so J.D. ... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:00:54 EST Day 1232- We're Preapproved! Day 107 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Calories Burned This Week: 488+214+499+293+554= 2,048 <em>248</em> <BR> Calories Burned This Year: 36,415 <BR> <BR> Today, two women from the dog rescue I volunteer with came and did a home visit at our house. They asked us questions about our routines, how we plan to train our dog, how we stored poisonous chemicals and other questions. At the end of the visit, they presented us with our approval certificate meaning that when we find the right dog, it will be mu... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:33:46 EST Day 1231- Pictures of Our New House Day 106 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Calories Burned This Week: 488+214+499+293=1494 <BR> Calories Burned This Year: 35,861 <BR> <BR> And now the blog you've all been waiting for. I'm going to attempt to post pictures of my house, but I'm not sure how many it will let me post. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> What will be our formal dining room once J.D. builds a dining room set. (We'll probably buy a cheap one until that happens, because woodworkin... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:34:32 EST Day 1230- Today Is a Great Day Day 105 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 183.8 <BR> Calories Burned This Week: 488+214+499=1201 <BR> Calories Burned This Year: 35,568 <BR> <BR> First, thank you all for your prayers. We are still figuring out what to do about J.D.'s back pain but he seems to be in good spirits despite the nagging pain. <BR> <BR> Last night, I made Garlic Hoisin Chicken Thighs and Fried Cauliflower Rice. Here are the recipes: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2758697... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:59:50 EST Day 1229- Sympathy Pains Day 104 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Calories Burned This Week: 488+214=702 <BR> Calories Burned This Year: 35,069 <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning, and although I hit snooze twice, I still ended up getting up around 6:45 to head out on my run. I only did two loops around my neighborhood. I've discovered one loop is .85 miles so I only ran about 1.7 miles but thank goodness I cut it short because I completely forgot that I had a meeting at 9 that I had to get to. I made it on time, but was then remin... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:49:11 EST Day 1228- How Do I Put This Nicely? Day 103 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Calories Burned This Week: 488 <BR> Calories Burned This Year: 34,855 <BR> <BR> Sometimes, I just need a kick in the butt. <BR> <BR> I am so comfortable at this weight, and I keep allowing myself to eat the food that got me to 275 pounds by justifying it with, well I'm running tomorrow, or soccer will burn a ton of calories. <BR> <BR> And I have watched and seen too many people in my life lose weight, just to put it back on. And I get so frustrated when they s... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:11:55 EST Day 1227- Not All Is Lost Day 102 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Calories Burned This Week: 488 <BR> Calories Burned This Year: 34,855 <BR> <BR> I forgot to blog yesterday. I actually logged in and spun the wheel, so my SP login streak is still intact! 102 days in a row! However, I was about to right my blog when my friend came in and I just never remembered to log back on. Yesterday, I showed her around Ann Arbor and then we came back to the house and watched a few movies. <BR> <BR> She was worried about slowing me down but ... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:48:56 EST Day 1225- 100 Days in a Row Day 100 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 182.4 <BR> <BR> Calories Burned This Week: 877+662+437+533=2,509 <BR> Calories Burned This Year: 34,100 <BR> <BR> We lost our soccer game last night. I couldn't make a shot for the life of me. But I was still playing well, getting open, and challenging the ball. It's crazy how much pride I get from hearing the other bench tell their team to stay on me. <BR> <BR> And I realized how much I really need to change my way of thinking. Multiple times, I was ch... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:18:01 EST Day 1224- Finally A Moment To Breathe Day 99 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 183.4 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 877+662+437=1976 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 33,567 <BR> <BR> Whew. Let me just take a moment to breathe. <BR> <BR> The past few days have been a whirlwind. My parents and J.D.'s dad got in on Monday night while I was working and helped move a bunch of smaller things in the UHaul my dad brought up my BABY GRAND PIANO in. I'm only a *little* excited about finally having my piano w... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:22:52 EST Day 1223-Busy Day Day 98 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 183.6 <BR> <BR> Such a busy day. Still love you SparkFriends! I've discovered I love grocery shopping at 11 at night though! Wed, 8 Apr 2015 23:36:52 EST Day 1222- All Moved In! We are in our beautiful home. We have a lot of unpacking to do. We will have Internet tomorrow. And I can't seem to find my laptop but hopefully I can find it tomorrow. Then I can take a bunch of pictures and show you our home! I think my Fitbit broke. It said I took 23,000+ steps but has stopped syncing or lighting up. :( I will have to try returning to tomorrow if it doesn't come back on. Sorry for another short blog. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 22:16:17 EST Day 1221- We Got The Keys! Day 96 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 877 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 32,468 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today, J.D. and I got the keys to our house. We started moving in small things and some clothes before I had to head to work. The next few days will be very busy so I apologize if my blogs are lacking. Especially since we have to wait to have internet installed so I'll be blogging from my phone. ... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 17:08:24 EST Day 1220- Long Bike Ride Day 95 of 2014: <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 877 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 32,468 <BR> <BR> I've been thinking a lot since my mental toughness class. <BR> <BR> One thing I've been thinking about is how happy I am, and also how fit I feel. And how I continue to allow myself to get discouraged by the scale. <BR> <BR> So I've decided to try what all of you have been telling me, although it may not last long, and only weigh once a week, at my Weight Watchers at Wor... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 23:32:09 EST Day 1219- Quick Update <img src=""> About to get on the road and head back to Michigan but no guarantee that I'll remember to blog when I do. Had a great day at my friend's bridal shower and took a photo that I thought, hey! I look normal sized! I promise a much better blog tomorrow. Love you SparkFriends! Sat, 4 Apr 2015 18:58:32 EST Day 1218- A Huge Compliment Day 93 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 182.8 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 2,112+288+484+515=3,399 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 31,591 <BR> <BR> I ended up heading to walk dogs last night and it was great. The unconditional love given by a dog who just wants attention and a good belly rub is unlike any other. It definitely makes me want a dog more, but until I can be a good owner, I'll be able to get my dog quota met by volunteering with the rescue. <BR> ... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 12:40:57 EST Day 1217- The Battle Between The Ears Day 92 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 182.4 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 2,112+288+484=2,884 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 31,076 <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I attended a workshop on Mental Fitness and Mental Toughness. <BR> <BR> We started the workshop by coming up with definitions for Physical Fitness and then compared those to the definitions of Mental Fitness. <BR> <BR> So think about that. We think of someone who is physically fit being someone with a g... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:48:09 EST Day 1216- Another Victory! Day 91 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 182.4 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 2,112+288+484=2,884 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 31,076 <BR> <BR> We won again last night! 4-1. And I scored the first goal, and assisted on the second goal, so it was a pretty great night. <BR> <BR> Arriving at the soccer field, I was still feeling pretty stiff. I warned my teammates that I was still recovering from my half-marathon so I might not have my usual speed. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:55:20 EST Day 1215- Yoga Classes and Making New Friends Day 90 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 182.8 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 2,112+288=2,400 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 30,592 <BR> <BR> I won't lie. The scale is bothering me. I've read it can take your body up to a week to fully recover from running a half marathon. But I've been eating well and drinking lots of water. And I just feel swollen. I know I need to just give it time and be patient. And probably stop weighing myself for a bit, at least until m... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:07:47 EST Day 1214- Establishing a Fitness Routine Day 89 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 181.8 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 2,112 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 30,304 <BR> <BR> With all the excitement of my race, I didn't get to talk to you about the rest of my weekend. <BR> <BR> My parents came in to town on Friday evening to help us pack up on Saturday. On Saturday morning, I ended up going to volunteer training for a local dog rescue I want to become involved with. I LOVE dogs. And I want one so bad.... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:04:02 EST Day 1213- 14 Minutes Off My Personal Record! Day 88 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 182.6 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 2,112 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 30,304 <BR> <BR> I DID IT! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This morning at 7:30, I lined up behind the 11:27 mile pace leader. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And for 12 miles, I stuck with her. <BR> <BR> And at that 12th mile marke... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:54:17 EST Day 1212- 13.1 Miles Tomorrow Day 87 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 181.2 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 397+636+460+121=1614 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 28,192 <BR> <BR> Today, my parents are here helping us pack up our house and to cheer me on at my race tomorrow. <BR> <BR> J.D. took a 42 mile bike ride and I went to pick him up so he wouldn't have to make it all the way back. When I got to where I was supposed to meet him, he wasn't there yet so I walked for a bit and burned my 121 cal... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:02:39 EST