Yoda was wrong- sometimes "try" is a perfectly valid choice
Despite my inability to finish full week 3 intervals on my first outdoor run, I decided to move on to week 4, anyway. The idea of running for five minutes straight is kind of daunting, but here's the thing: that old cliche of "you'll never know ... Read more
Running against the wind
Last night, I had my first outdoor run. I'm not really sure how I feel about it. Up until now, I've done all my running around the indoor track at my community center. I used the unpredictable weather as an excuse, but the fact was, I was a bit ... Read more
The (very odd) source of my weight loss goal
If you were to ask me what I think my ideal size would be, I would immediately say "Size 12, definitely." I have a very specific, silly and somewhat weird reason for thinking that. I think it makes a very "Friday afternoon" kind of story.
W... Read more
Change you can see!
Yesterday I wore a new cardigan and tank top to work and I was surprised and pleased to note that my waist looked more defined. It looked more hourglassy and less blobby. I thought it was just that the sweater had a remarkably flattering cut. It... Read more
Progress and girly stuff
Woo! I must really be a blogger now- I attracted a spammer. I wonder how many calories you burn deleting comments?
Anyway, I've been really happy with my progress lately. I had set a goal of getting to 210 by the end of April. Well, on Satu... Read more
Assignment: Trouble Goal
So, this week's SparkDiet "action step" is to blog about a "trouble goal" and try to come up with a solution. I have a lot of trouble goals. This is due, in large part, to my habit of making plans and then not following through. So I develop go... Read more
C25K Week 3 begins
So, last night I moved on from C25K week 2 to week 3. You know, the week where your running intervals go from being measured in seconds to be measured in minutes? I knew I could run 90 seconds without too much trouble in week 2. But week 3 is ru... Read more
Things: One excellent, a couple iffy
I made a decision this past weekend that I was going to break through the plateau weight (215.5) I've been stuck at for over a month and get down to 210 by the end of the month. Weighed myself this morning and I'm at 212.5! I weighed myself four... Read more
Yesterday was pretty much awesome
So, not only did I wake up with that unexpected "less tummy" feeling yesterday, I had a pretty freaking fantastic day, all around.
First of all, on Sunday night, I sent a message to an old boyfriend congratulating him on the birth of his n... Read more
What a weird and wonderful feeling
So, I don't know what the difference between today and yesterday was, but I woke up feeling like my tummy was significantly less rotund than usual. Not flat by any means, but more like a small mound of fat sitting on top of a potentially "flat s... Read more
Tonight, I'm going to "cheat" on my "diet."
Except that I'm not, because a) "cheating" implies some kind of furtive, impulse-based eating; and b) you can't cheat on a diet if you're not really on a diet, except in the classical definition ... Read more
And on that note...
The one thing I've learned from annual performance reviews and goal setting at work is that goals must be specific, measurable and time-targeted. And on that note, I have taken out my handy-dandy homemade 18 month calendar and come up with a pla... Read more
Complacency is the enemy
Two months ago, I was a relatively new SparkPeople user. One month ago, I was well on my way to becoming a veteran and was teetering on the brink of losing my first fifteen pounds. Three months in, I've stalled, gained a pound or two and gotten ... Read more
Fat and sassy, emphasis on the sassy
Lately, I've been feeling pretty good about the way I look and feel. I've only lost fourteen pounds so far...
Okay, hold up. I have to interrupt myself for a second. "Only" fourteen pounds? That's just over 6% weight loss. And it's almost ... Read more
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Ogling yourself in the mirror
When I first started going to the gym five years ago, I used to laugh inwardly at all the guys in the free weight area. There are a lot of guys at my gym who spend all of their time on free weights, and they invariably spend a lot of time betwee... Read more