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Woo hoo!!!!! Back in the game!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010      11 comments

Today started out bad. I locked myself out of the house without car keys, money, or a phone. I tried every door in the house, and every window I could reach. I knew some windows were open, but they are on the second floor and the ladders were se... Read more

On the road again...part 2

Tuesday, August 31, 2010      5 comments

Last week I hopped on my road bike for the first time in a year. It was not a great ride - I had forgotten how to clip into my pedals, how to shift gears, and how to get off the bike. I torqued my hip because I went the wrong way with the gears,... Read more

Stretching Really Pays Off

Tuesday, August 31, 2010      8 comments

Lately my hip has been bothering me. I tried easing up on my activity, but it only got worse. I know my hip gets better with more activity, which is the opposite mindset that you usually need to have. Generally speaking, if something hurts after... Read more

I did it!!! And you helped!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010      14 comments

Today is by no means an official weigh-in day, but I'm so happy and excited, I decided to make it official. Today is the day I hit my 50 pounds lost weight. It has taken me much longer than I wanted to reach this goal, but I'm here now, and... Read more

Back on the road...and dealing with saboteurs (LONG)

Sunday, August 22, 2010      8 comments

Today was such a mixed bag. I was so excited to start - I was finally going to get myself back on my road bike and out on the road. I've been using stationary bikes and my mountain bike on a trainer for rehab, so I haven't actually been on a bi... Read more

Is there any way to get a race in this year?

Saturday, August 21, 2010      5 comments

Last year, I had my best race year ever. I dropped 24 minutes off my sprint triathlon finishing time, and got my 5k time under 45 minutes. (For me, that's a huge accomplishment!!) I was geared up for the late-season half-marathon and my sec... Read more

Vanity has its benefits

Friday, August 20, 2010      3 comments

Lately I've been checking myself out in the mirror a lot more than usual. My midsection is smoothing out, and my clothes are really starting to look nice. I no longer see a short, round lady in the mirror. I seem taller, somehow. My back is stra... Read more

Getting Rebellious

Thursday, August 19, 2010      4 comments

I can feel it. It's coming. It's that "I don't care what I eat as long as it tastes good, the way food should!" feeling. That "I work so hard, why can't I just come home and lay on the couch?" feeling. Aarrrgggghhh!! It's like a little mons... Read more

What a day!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010      5 comments

Today was quite atypical for me. I started out by getting up early so I could head out for my appointment with the dietician. My last weigh-in with her was 236.2, and I was pushing to reach 226.2 today, but fell short due to a lack of dedic... Read more

Decisions, decisions

Monday, August 16, 2010      3 comments

Well, my appointment with the dietician is tomorrow morning, and my goal of reaching 10 pounds lost by then is kaput. Part of me says I should have known better than to think I could lose 10 pounds in 5 weeks. I have PCOS, and women with PC... Read more

Through the Wringer

Thursday, August 12, 2010      8 comments

Today was another great day! I'm completely on track with my food, except I'm having trouble getting enough fat in. I've never had this problem before, so I'm not going to worry much about it. Pretty sure it will all just balance out in the end.... Read more

A Good Day

Wednesday, August 11, 2010      3 comments

Yesterday was a really good day. I regrouped after Monday's fiasco, and held my eating in total control. I also managed to get a 40-minute walk in over lunch! The only downsides? It was so humid out yesterday that my 40-minute walk was mo... Read more

Heading South

Monday, August 09, 2010      4 comments

So today hubby and I played hooky from work and went to the State Fair. We started the day off right with a high-fiber, low-sugar breakfast and a promise not to eat the cheeseburger on a doughnut. It started out pretty well. It was hot, so... Read more

Sunday musings

Sunday, August 08, 2010      4 comments

Hi all! Daily ramblings here... I've been tired lately, but today I woke up early and with lots of energy! Woo hoo! School is still dragging me down, but I'm making progress. I spent all day yesterday playing catch-up so I could m... Read more

When did that happen?

Saturday, August 07, 2010      6 comments

This morning I was at the gym, and I was so excited about starting up my jogging intervals once again. It was so frustrating to be told I could jog again, jog for two days, then be told to wait three more weeks. Read more


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