Yesterday I headed out to the park for my 8 mile run. What a glorious day! It was 60 when I left. As I did my first loop, I passed a small stand of bright red maples reflected perfectly into a pool of water (which shouldn't be there, it's washin... Read more
Weight loss is like cooking
Been a while since a weight loss analogy occurred to me, but it sure did this morning! This one's for you, NATPLUMMER!
I made CCK's double chocolate pancakes this morning (it's long run day). They came out just a tad undercooked, but delici... Read more
Healthy comfort food
The scale was not kind to me. Again. Altho in reality, it wasn't a bad week considering it's pre-TOM - just when you combine it with last week it's a number I haven't seen in a long, long time. And I'm going on vacation in a bit over a week & I ... Read more
The biggest NSVs & motivation of all (couple of photos)
Thanks to everyone who responded yesterday -- your the best! I haven't lost my motivation, I simply asked the question so that others can be inspired by your wisdom. Because even tho I'm not lacking in motivation, I can't always articulate where... Read more
Where do I find my motivation?
Heck if I know. Seriously. Oh, I know I've always looked at my mom & known I didn't want to look like her - at any age. She was very thin as a girl & young adult, but she has never been thin in my lifetime. Yet always overly concerned with my we... Read more
Is it any wonder?
My brother (who lives in CA) was in town briefly, so we went down to my parents for a short visit yesterday. It was us (+ the dogs), my parents, my sister & her husband & her daughter, my brother & his son.
Here's what my mom served for lun... Read more
Breaking all the rules
First, I'd like to thank everyone for their feedback yesterday. I decided to take advantage of the free pass, which I picked up yesterday & plan to use Tuesday, hopefully, to try out the hot yoga class, a core class, & take a swim. And then mayb... Read more
A couple of decisions to make
I decided not to swim at the high school this year - the price is really right, but then the hours aren't & I'm locked into a particular day, not to mention the pool tends to be really cold. I was thinking about swimming at a local college, whic... Read more
Clinton & Stacy hate the c-word, but there can be something to be said for being comfortable, too.
Being comfortable in your own skin, for instance.
Getting my hair cut always gives me feedback. There's something about the mirrors in s... Read more
Smaller portions = smaller appetite
So I used to use 1/2 cup (dry) oatmeal for my breakfasts & recently downsized to 1/3 cup. And a funny thing happened on the way to my GW: ultimately I find myself LESS hungry - as long as TOM is not knocking at my door.
It wa... Read more
We get so caught up in the numbers game - I am definitely no exception. Looking at the 5% challenge made me realize that losing just shy of 1 lb per week in 2 months would get me really, really close to my GW.
But I know myself. I bounce ba... Read more
Month 1 HM training done!
Yes, after a week of rest, I got out for an easy 4 miles yesterday. My hip still isn't completely normal, but I iced it before & after & this morning it doesn't feel any worse. We'll see how it does as I ease back into running 3 x week & a long ... Read more
More balance thoughts & Tin Cup
So my review of the JLo collection at Kohls: the clothes are nice, but I think overpriced & sometimes the fit is rather odd. Except the jeans - they fit me very well - no gaping at the waist, which is hard to find for me. And I like the jewelry ... Read more
Balance is a b*$#%! & one last dress
One last dress photo. I'd seen this dress online at Kohls, but missed it in the store. I'd even put it in my online shopping cart, but it sold out quickly. I often put things in my online shopping carts -- for days or weeks -- when I'm just thin... Read more
Playing with dresses (photos)
I was waiting for my Kohls order to get here before posting it. I ordered a couple of items online that weren't in the store, which is always just a bit dicey.
Here's a Simply Vera Vera Wang skirt. This one actually looks better in the phot... Read more