TAWVRY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TAWVRY TAWVRY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Broke through the plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401896 Week 9 (6/24/13): 126.2 <BR> <BR> I've been losing weight again! It seems that once I broke through that plateau I have started losing a lot again. I'm back on track it seems, losing 1.9lb a week, which is healthy. I believe that once my body got used to running, it stopped retaining water post-workout - I can feel it in that my joints don't feel so swollen post-running, even after long runs, and my recovery time is quicker now. <BR> <BR> I'm also really excited to start training for ... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:14:27 EST I gained http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397888 Week 8 (6/17/13): 131.3 <BR> <BR> I just wrote a loong blog post....and sparkpeople had some malfunction and lost it. Grr. So, here's another attempt. <BR> <BR> So, this week I gained weight. I know why, at least. First, I did 3 long runs throughout the week - 10 miles, 8.5 miles, and 15 miles. I know that my muscles were swollen and I had a lot of water retention. <BR> <BR> Second, it's that time of the month. Blech. Even more water retention. <BR> <BR> Third, I ate like a ... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 00:19:37 EST Monthly bloat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389609 Hm, another negatively-toned blog entry. Oh, well. The reason for tis one is because I feel bloated and pretty sure the scale isn't going to go down this week for my Monday weigh-in. I went to a potluck where I pretty much pigged out (within my points range, but that was estimated). Since then I've felt bloated, which isn't helped by Aunt Flo (when will she come already?? I need to keep better track.) <BR> <BR> On a more positive note, I had an absolutely awesome run yesterday. I defi... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 01:18:52 EST Original blog date: 6/9/13 - Not Feeling it Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389600 (warning: ranting below) <BR> <BR> I'm so exhausted. I had to go to a party last night with my boyfriend's co-workers and their friends, none of whom I knew. They were nice enough but it was the first time I'd been out in a while. Since I usually don't drink or eat out (too hard to stay OP) I never go out anymore - too stressful. At this party I had 1.5 beers and had a hangover the next day. But the worst was that I felt like the fattest person at the party. I was so encouraged by my progres... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 01:07:50 EST Original blog date: 6/6/13 - Someone Finally Noticed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389599 I've been on WW for around 6 weeks now, and I'm halfway to my goal weight, meaning I've lost about 10 lbs. Finally someone noticed that I've been getting somewhat more....svelte? Less ample? Not as puffy? <BR> <BR> While that's encouraging, I'm now at the point where I'm not so sure losing 20 lbs or so would be enough. I see the people around me and I look at myself and I see a little porker. I can't imagine that losing only 10 more lbs would make me look significantly better. There's still ... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 01:06:51 EST Original blog date: 5/29/13 - I'm a bit impatient http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389598 I've been on WW many times...the first was on the old points system, and I was wildly successful. Granted, I was also training for a full marathon. I have a constant reminder of my success in the form of my driver's license, for which I had to take a picture when I happened to be at my goal weight. Now it's an embarrassment to have to show it (not that I have to bring it out often, given that I'm now in my 30's and pretty convincingly over 21) when I'm obviously not the 120 lb listed on my DL... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 01:05:19 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389595 I tried doing the Weight Watchers blog but that site is dead compared to Sparkpeople, so I've decided to transfer my blog to this website. I will post my earlier blog posts from the WW site, and then continue from there. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 01:02:23 EST