I came to the realization tonight that I am pushing too hard with my running. I set my sights on running 5 miles and maybe someday a 1/2 marathon, and it's just not happening any time soon. I need to slow down the progress, or my knees and feet ... Read more
Like It or Not, Fall Is Here
I was bumming out about summer being over. No more beautiful, sunshiny, hot days. Boo hoo.
Then, last night when I was out watering my mums, the crisp freshness in the air reminded me -- fall is awesome too!
There are so many things t... Read more
Tomorrow's Run: A Test of My Plan
I started running about 22 months ago. It was the most monumental thing for me to run my first 5k. It was rough, but that started my quest to do more -- run faster, run longer! Just run!
So now I'm thinking I want to move beyond the 5k. I a... Read more
Another low-calorie day for me. 1349.
I'm low on protein and was going to have a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese as an evening snack. But I realized that I'm not actually hungry. Being low on protein for a day can't hurt now and then. Right? I'm ... Read more
1293 calories today. Really?
I never, ever, ever am that low. My range is 1200-1550, and it's tough for me to stay under 1550, let me tell you! It's much easier since quitting pop (again) and beer (temporarily), but still -- if I weren't w... Read more
August Eval + September Goals
My Great Big August Goal was to lose 10.5 pounds -- to finally get down to 130. Did I do it? [Drumroll..... oh the suspense!]
I started the month off with a bang, largely because I had eaten quite badly toward the end of July on ... Read more
Meditation Retreat: The Whole Story
The meditation retreat yesterday -- I’m still fired up about it and can't wait to try it again on my own. I'll tell you everything we did and what I learned.
First off, we had a great guide. He is Buddhist and has been meditating and studyi... Read more
I've been wanting for years to meditate. I've tried it and read about it, but mostly not done it. When I try, I do short sessions and don't manage to relax and get into it.
Today I went to a whole-day meditation retreat. It was amazing! Our... Read more
Indoor vs. Outdoor Running
Until a couple months ago, I did most of my running on the treadmill. I
the treadmill! It tells me how fast... Read more
True confession: I like beer.
I like that they've said (doctors and other health types) that having a drink a day is good for you. (Did you see that? It's not just red wine. It's other stuff too.)
I like that I was able to lose 30 po... Read more
A week into this "Low-Sugar Thing," I'm doing a good job of keeping those carbs in check. What have I changed?
* NO MORE POP! I haven't missed it, except for one day at work. The thought popped in my head to go grab a Pepsi. Oh yeah, I don'... Read more
I've been thinking a lot lately about perception, namely my own perception of my own fatness. When I was 30 pounds heavier, I viewed myself as very fat. When I lost 10 pounds, I instantly felt pretty good, maybe even thinnish because by comparis... Read more
Pushing Past the Pain
After my bold statement (I Will Run... No Matter What), I am taking a break from running. Why, you ask? Let me tell you.
Last week I was getting some random stabbing pains in my foot, right in the ball of my foot by the big toe. My knees ha... Read more
This Low-Sugar Thing
We've all heard by now that sugar is bad for you. You hadn't heard? Listen up: SUGAR IS BAD FOR YOU!
We know we should cut back on cookies, candy, pop, and ice cream, if for no other reason than it makes us fat. Well, that is the main reas... Read more
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I Will Run... No Matter What!
Last night I went to the Y to run. My goal was 3.4 miles, but it started off not so great. I was only .38 miles into it, feeling quite sluggish, when the fire alarm went off! Most of us kept right on working out, waiting to see if it was a false... Read more