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It's been two days.

Thursday, February 25, 2016      2 comments

I haven't had any horribly sugary foods in two days. I'm an addict trying to quit. This is ridiculous but I need to get past this. So let it be known that on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, I was on DAY TWO of my "no more eating ridiculous am... Read more

It's time to say NO

Saturday, August 30, 2014      3 comments

My sugar addiction is OUT. OF. CONTROL. Moderation? Ha. I need more drastic measures. It's time to say NO. NO more doughnuts. NO more packaged ice cream This is getting ridiculous. The sugar is holding me back.... Read more

I just keep eating!

Friday, February 28, 2014      1 comments

Gaa. I just keep eating. I've done this before. I know that working out is important, but if you're looking for weight loss, the most important thing you can do is watch what you eat. And sure, I've had some tiny victories (no ice crea... Read more

Totally not a #gymfail but...

Monday, February 24, 2014      1 comments

Totally not a #gymfail but I'm so darned hard on myself! When I don't reach my goal I think all is lost. Here's the lowdown: 1. I went to the gym! Yay! 2. This is after nursing my baby back to health - and then catching the same ... Read more

So, I ran outside today.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014      2 comments

So I ran outside today. My feet and legs got soaked and muddied from the surprisingly deep puddles created by melting snow. Then my phone died shortly after 2.15 miles so I lost my music and my gps tracking app. Then I lost motivation ... Read more

You are what you eat.

Monday, February 17, 2014      1 comments

I ate over 3100 calories today - and I don't feel full. This is pretty normal for me, too, which is scary! Yes, I'm heavier than the last time I was on SP so my BMR is higher than I'm used to (1900) and yes, I'm breastfeeding, which ca... Read more


Sunday, February 16, 2014      0 comments

Two days in a row - it's a healthy miracle. I completed four miles on the treadmill in 53 minutes - and boy, that was tough! I'm proud of myself for getting back on track, but I can't help but wax poetic about the days when a 5k would be m... Read more


Saturday, February 15, 2014      0 comments

I am GOING TO THE GYM. I am GOING TO THE GYM. I am GOING TO THE GYM. :) ...right after I digest my late lunch and write this post. I am going to the gym today! My husband and son are having a great day doing daddy/baby things... Read more

My easy life is hard.

Friday, February 14, 2014      4 comments

I live a very fortunate life. I have an amazing husband and infant son. We have a cozy home. My husband has a good job and I have a great consulting business. Our cats are fantastic too. But life just seems SO hard! I hardly leave the house... Read more

Darn you, Hills!

Sunday, April 15, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday I ran (and walked a bit) the Iowa AIDS 5k in Des Moines' South of Grand Neighborhood. I ran the same course last fall (read about it here:
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Races are fun!

Sunday, October 16, 2011      1 comments

I love races. This morning I ran the 5k that's part of the Des Moines Marathon. I did well for me, considering this was the first time I've run a 5k without stopping in two years (sufficient training? what's that?) But holy crap, peopl... Read more

Woah hills.

Saturday, September 24, 2011      0 comments

After two years of saying "I need to start running again" I decided to just sign up for a race and see what happened. And boy, did I choose a hilly race! Last night my husband and I ran (well, I ran/walked) the Run DMU, the 4th annual 5k r... Read more

Silly dinner

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      3 comments

Okay, I need to get my meals on track. But when I come home after working out, I'm just not inspired to cook a lot. So, for dinner, I had (in this order, mind you): BBQ tofu (essentially tofu that's cooked in a frying pan and the douse... Read more

The ol' Elliptical

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      4 comments

Today I did a 5k on the elliptical machine, not that a 5k on the elliptical really means anything, in exactly 35 minutes. Yup. I had planned to run/walk for 30 minutes but all of the treadmills were accounted for. Pilates was, okay, l... Read more

A weird but good dinner.

Monday, February 28, 2011      1 comments

I scavenged a bit for dinner tonight and ended up with Amy's Indian Tofu, a fried plantain, pineapple slices ...and three girl scout cookies. Also, I completed my first of many SP virtual runs - I ran/walked a 5k, on a treadmill, in about 3... Read more

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