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Oh what a difference 4 months made
On April 30 I ran my first ever race, a 5k. At the time it seemed incredibly difficult. My original goal run is only a 2 mile in 18 minutes but I decided I needed to be able to run further than 2 miles as a kind of buffer / safety net, to ensu... Read more
A night off? Moi?
I am not a morning person by even the most generous definition so I almost always do my fitness in the evenings. I haven't missed a day since one Sunday in mid-January when my original fitness schedule called for 1 day off per week; that schedu... Read more
The pity party is over, time to clean up after the unwanted party guests...
those being fear, panic, self-pity and a host of other negative emotions.
Time to be thankful...I have a good job that allows me to support my family and maintain a nice home for us. I am current or ahead on all my bills. I have wonderful ... Read more
A $5-6,000 repair bill, no idea what I'm going to do
Read at your own risk, I am having a panic attack right now and this is my verbal vomiting to get it out of my system. I feel so sick at the moment I have to do something other than just break down & cry. I refuse to cry.
I have no idea w... Read more
Pseudo Friend: wow, you look amazing!
FANGFACEKITTY: thank you!
PF: What's your secret?
FFK: I just started paying attention to my portion sizes and how much I eat, stay within my calorie range, and I exercise every day. I run a lot no... Read more
Just some random updates
Now that I've reached my original weight banishment goal I have decided to see if I can banish a few more pounds (while staying at a healthy BMI, I have no intention of developing an eating disorder or becoming underweight). I weighed about 120... Read more
Trifecta - Doing the Happy Dance
Well August was an interesting month. For the first 3/4 of the month I was basically maintaining. I ate much more than my "norm" while keeping up with my exercise. I did not really have any scale progress, or improvement on my pushups. My 2 ... Read more
Garage Kitty's new name is.........
Thanks to MAMADWARF who first suggested it. Voting was very emotionally charged but the doors were locked until we had a name. Some of the contenders were Frank, Sir Snuggleface, Beemer, Jake and Otis. And a last minute entry fr... Read more
Name the Kitty Contest Now Open!
Garage Kitty needs a name before his neutering appointment on Monday.
He jumped out of the bushes last week and started following my daughter and her friend. They k... Read more
DIY Warrior Babe Challenge Final Results
A bit late but here they are:
My Starting Weight: 144
My Finishing Weight: 137
Difference: -7 p... Read more
Busy weekend randomness
Nothing specific or motivating today, just random stuff to get my blogging points for the day.
Saturday morning I got up early to go to the Metropark to run with a Team in Training group. One of the coaches is at the track on Wednesdays an... Read more
Why I love my plateau
I have been plateaued for the last 17 days, approximately. In the world of Plateaus that is nothing, a mere blink of an eye. Still, the scale hasn't really moved.
I am not a patient person by nature. I am only 3 pounds away from my state... Read more
The Hills - A Love Affair Gone Wrong
Here in SC there are a lot of hills. Big hills, little hills, steep hills, gradual hills, up hills, down hills. Lots and lots of hills. I knew this in my head...but I didn't really KNOW this in my legs and feet.
I just finished my long r... Read more
Scale War: The Revolt
Deep within the Empire of Fangfacekitty lived the Old Ones. These Old Ones remembered the days Before...before the Crazy, before training, before the ascendancy of FFK to the throne and the banishment of the Scale Gremlins. Before, when sugar ... Read more
Wild Dogs & Angry Donkeys
We got to my parents Sunday night around 7:30 pm, after 13 hours in the car. The first thing I did after unloading was change, do the detested pushups, and head out for a run.
For once I had a route worthy of taking pictures. Where I live... Read more