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One of my favorite non-scale victories
Thursday, November 08, 2012      9 comments

I wore a skirt to work today, and it reminded me of one of my favorite NSVs that I suddenly realized over the summer but I don't think I ever stopped to really celebrate: I can walk around in a skirt without my thighs rubbing together painf... Read more
Same old, same old
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      4 comments

Two steps forward, 10 miles back. I planned to run 10 or 11 miles yesterday before voting. I knew this was more than I ought to run, but I was planning on getting Indian buffet afterwards so that was how I balanced the two things (running &... Read more
What people think of me
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday I wrote a little bit about how dependent I can be on other people's opinions of me. I had two different people make comments that really affected my own self-image yesterday. The first was this very kind-hearted but totally outsp... Read more
Thinking and exercising like I'm already pregnant?
Monday, November 05, 2012      5 comments

If you've read pretty much any of my blogs in the last couple months, you know I overexercise and need to cut back but am struggling because somewhere along the way, I replaced being a compulsive overeater with being a compulsive exerciser. ... Read more
Turkey Trot!
Sunday, November 04, 2012      5 comments

I am super excited! After checking with my husband, I signed us both up for one of those Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot races! Not that we race competitively or anything, of course. But I really like the idea of doing these kinds of runs; it's som... Read more
Responsible Pet Ownership
Saturday, November 03, 2012      7 comments

I'm going to miss living in West Virginia, but I swear - it's going to be WONDERFUL to move to a place that is a little more advanced when it comes to responsible pet ownership. I got chased by no fewer than seven dogs during my run this mo... Read more
I got whistled at today!
Friday, November 02, 2012      3 comments

LOL is it sad that that makes me so happy? That I am so invested in other people's opinions of me and my appearance? Am I un-feminist? Whatevs! This dude totally wolf-whistled at me when I was hauling ass downtown on a walking break earlie... Read more
When did I become such a cold-weather wuss?
Thursday, November 01, 2012      7 comments

Oh yeah. It probably happened when I started shedding a whole lot of insulation! Seriously, it's only about 40 degrees here. That's not THAT cold. I mean sure, it's dark and overcast and rainy (when is the sun coming back???) and has been a... Read more
Halloween Hodgepodge, including the Couch Potato "Workout"
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      2 comments

LOL did anybody else see this article today?
y-200-calories-a-time.html The gist is that watching scary movies can burn calories! Ten people we... Read more
Snow day!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      3 comments

Sandy has done some terrible damage to the East Coast; I'm so grateful that all my friends and family are all right. Here in West Virginia, we just got snowed on. Tons of heavy, wet snow. The governor made an announcement at quarter after 8... Read more
Still not in control yet
Monday, October 29, 2012      2 comments

I hate not being in control of my food. I went to visit my husband in the new house this weekend, and one of the weekend's events was a visit from my parents and my sister/brother-in-law to celebrate my dad's birthday. So my mom brought an almo... Read more
This DailySpark post is COMPLETELY about me!
Friday, October 26, 2012      3 comments
lfilling_fat_prophecy It basically says that girls who think they are fat (but aren't) are much more likely to actually become fat as adults. That is exactly what happened... Read more
Just watched "Supersize Me"...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012      5 comments

...that dude is crazy. [OOPS - edited to fix the title, because apparently I lost a key part of it when I firsted edited some typos in this blog. It helps to know what movie I'm talking about, huh.:)] I can't believe he made it a whole... Read more
Exercise Compulsion Progress?
Tuesday, October 23, 2012      3 comments

Maybe? I'm back to "teaching" Zumba (unofficially, just with a couple other women in the apartment complex), but the office forgot to leave the key under the community building door mat tonight, so we couldn't do it. Old More Compulsive Me ... Read more
Everyone should start their day being mistaken for a high schooler!
Monday, October 22, 2012      5 comments

Seriously. I had the best start to my morning today. A little context: I carry a large backpack to work. It carries all my stuff comfortably (sun hat, sunscreen, wallet/keys/etc., book for lunchtime, my various tupperware containers with m... Read more

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