Finding a healthy medium at parties... feels good!
Today was my daughter's preschool bbq... basically the last gathering of the year. Livy was thrilled to give her presents to her teachers, play with her friends, and especially to eat lunch with them.
I had a root canal yesterday, so I am ... Read more
Mind over matter kind of day
I did NOT want to work out today. I've been sore, with a 3-day long headache and achy hip. It was raining and cold all day. And I just had a good case of the "don't wannas".
But I went. Set the elliptical to a harder mode, and went to i... Read more
First race.... finished strong (with pics!)
I ran my first race this morning. A 1 mile fun run. My trainer ran with me (does it GET any more supportive than that???). My husband and daughter were at the finish line to cheer me on.
Less than a month ago, I started Couch 2 5k. I ... Read more
Today I was driving to work, and noticed a house that was looking pretty sad. You know the type... the one house on the block with overgrown grass, weeds, peeling paint, and clutter around the house. Just looking neglected.
Now, let me pr... Read more
What everyone ELSE is doing....
That seems to be on my mind a lot lately. My dearest friend in this world has gone Vegan. Even further than that, she is following the Hallelujah diet, and eating mostly raw whole foods and juicing. She feels this is "the" way and wants me to... Read more
There, but for the grace of God, go I.....
Today they are holding a viewing/rosary service for the brother of a friend of mine. He was 42. And he died this week from cardiac arrest during gastric bypass surgery. And I realize that could have been me. That nearly WAS me.
Today... Read more
"Look at me, Dad! I'm riding a bike!"
My birthday is in a few days, and after much deliberation between getting a new tattoo or a new bike, I decided on a bike (a tattoo won't help me lose another 120#!). Tonight my hubby took me to the store and bought me a mountain bike, a comfy ... Read more
"I can't do that" is no longer a valid reason to not start it
Two weeks ago, another sparker inspired me to start the couch 2 5k program. One little glitch... I wasn't ABLE to jog 60 seconds at time. Since that is the starting jog time for this program, I normally would have used that as a perfectly legi... Read more
Registered for my first race
My church is having a Run for Rice event in a couple weeks. They are having a 1 mile, 5k, and 10k. I registered for the 1 mile. I just started the Couch 2 5 k program a week ago, and I am just now jogging for 45 secs at a time. But I'm doing... Read more
Hey! My under knee fat bulge is gone!
Lol... today I was sitting outside at the patio table, talking on the phone. I had my feet up on the table, and noticed that a specific fat bulge on the side of my leg, just under my knee, is gone! Now... It's still a LITTLE bit there when I s... Read more
Working towards the Turkey Trot!
A few days ago, I set a goal: to participate in and complete the Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning this year. It's a fund raiser for the American Red Cross, and gives me 6 months to get prepared.
Today, I started. I decided to do ... Read more
Setting a goal!
I want to be able to RUN the Turkey Trot 5K fundraiser in November.
Two years ago, I got a fool's notion ... Read more
Shocked and happy!
Two quick things...
First, I hit a yard sale this morning, and picked up a few clothes in smaller sizes. I was happy because the clothes were in excellent condition (most with tags still on) and great bands. I bought a pair of cute capris... Read more
How I measure my success
I re-started this journey 4 months ago. Weighing 308#, I was tired of it, and set about formulating a plan for change. I've spent the last 4 months educating myself and putting my plan into action. And I've learned a lot. But one thing I've ... Read more