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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How I Royally Screwed Up My Workout

Monday, August 15, 2011      149 comments

I had a plan. All of my horror stories start that way, with a plan. What's that saying about men plan and God laughs? Like that, that's how my plans go. Badly. Yet still I persist in the planning. Silly Jenn. Today I had a plan. I was... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Gross, The Tasty and Training

Sunday, August 14, 2011      57 comments

Dear Self, After having only a tiny smattering of dairy for the last 17 weeks your body has changed. Having a steamed milk with vanilla syrup last night, no matter how low in fat, was a very bad idea. You have a textbook case of lac... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Advice: Ignoring It and Refraining From Dishing It Out

Thursday, August 11, 2011      169 comments

I have a big mouth, but, luckily, I can, on rare occasions, keep my mouth shut and just have an internal monologue that can only be heard by me. Cheffrey would probably say otherwise, but I really can stifle my urge to say things that should re... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Working On It. Really.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011      53 comments

So my normal weight loss goes like this (TMI, Danger, TMI!) I gain a few pounds of water, have my period, torture my husband with my grumpy personality, lose a few pounds over and above the PMS water gain. Then I don't lose anything and get al... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Random Thoughts--I'm Under the Influence of Caffeine

Saturday, August 06, 2011      160 comments

Since I've pretty much given up caffeine in its entirety, I really know it when I've had some. I indulged today. Ice tea. Giant. With Lemon. I'm like a cracked out lemming when I indulge. Or whatever small rodenty-type creature is full of e... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts In a Word, I Feel...

Saturday, July 30, 2011      85 comments

Confident. I'm signing up for a quarter marathon on September 4th and I've been concerned that I won't be able to finish it in the allotted 2 hours. Today I did 5 miles in 78 minutes or 5.2 miles in 85 minutes if you count the cool down. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Couch Potato Time or Just Time For Reflection?

Thursday, July 28, 2011      189 comments

For the first time since joining Spark, I am not going to the gym because I don't feel like it. I would rather not, so I'm not. I got my gym clothes on, started to head to the gym, and just wasn't feeling it. So I went to the grocery store, g... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I'm Nosy. Columbus, Ohio. What About You?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011      209 comments

I'm insanely curious about most everything. When I was little, my Mom would have to warn babysitters, "if she asks you a question, you have to give her a GOOD answer. If you say 'because' or god help you 'because I said so' she will harass you... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Have 9 Calories Left For the Day... AKA Important Victories

Tuesday, July 26, 2011      183 comments

My counter says I have 9 calories left. I skipped my workout. I ate more than usual. I worked out less than usual. I am a rock star of getting healthy. I got a phone call no one ever wants to get today. The hubby, who I harassed in... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Survived... Thanks to Rocky?

Monday, July 25, 2011      122 comments

Today I decided that repeating week 3 of C25K for a third time would just be me wimping out because I'm afraid to run for 5 straight minutes. I no longer wheeze on the last minute of the 3 minute runs that week 3 prescribes, and I just couldn't... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Randomness, How To End a Pity Party, Big Girl Panties, Lists & Lots of Pics

Saturday, July 23, 2011      171 comments

So after my pity party of earlier this week, I laundered and donned my big girl panties after locating them hiding under the guest bed. Then I did lots of things my SparkPeeps suggested including: I quit feeling sorry for myself, r... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Feeling Like a Failure... Warning: I am Feeling Sorry For Myself

Monday, July 18, 2011      198 comments

My sister and mom were in town this weekend, which is always awesome. I love having them here, I love spending time with them and I just plain love them. I miss them tremendously even though we talk all the time. So that was super awesome. I... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Took Some Really Gross Pics For a Great Cause... Wanna See?

Thursday, July 14, 2011      229 comments

I took some pics today. I hate them, but they aren't for me, well, they aren't for me right now. They are for future me. You see, future me, the one who does triathlons, who has completed the Vegas Rock n Roll Half (December 4, be there... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Avoiding Perks? Avoiding Fun?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      96 comments

So my workplace has a lovely traditional of employee appreciation: the catered breakfast. On this day, once a year, a caterer comes in and provides orange juice and home fries and muffins and croissants and fruit salad, and of course, an omele... Read more


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