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Great News

Friday, September 04, 2009      20 comments

I just got amazing news that made my day and weekend (heck, my year!) and I wanted to share it with everyone quickly before I'm offline for the weekend. My husband, who emigrated to the US from the UK last year right before we got married was fi... Read more

August Recap & September Goals

Tuesday, September 01, 2009      15 comments

In August, I built upon my July success and then some. I did really well in July, but July was a very stressful month with some setbacks, and I hate to toot my own horn, but I turned it around in August. I crunched the numbers, but my biggest su... Read more

SP is my "Meeting"

Monday, August 31, 2009      25 comments

I grew up in the halls of churches, with stale coffee in styrofoam cups, Nilla wafers, Kleenex, and the lingering smell of cigarette smoke. Those times when the hulking guys with massive arms and dozens of tattoos said hello to me, the little gi... Read more

A Wonderful Feeling

Friday, August 28, 2009      17 comments

My wedding dress last year was a size 22. "They run small," they told me, sympathetically, zipping up the back. I didn't need any alterations. My bridesmaid dress this year is a size 20 from the same shop. It was too big on top but it fit w... Read more

One Month to the 5K!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009      20 comments

How nerve-wracking! emoticon But exhilerating too. Right now I'm *supposed* to be in Week 7 of Couch to 5K, b... Read more

Hectic, But Happy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009      7 comments

The last few days have been extremely hectic, but in a good way. As such, this blog is going to be a bit disjointed, so bear with me. Friday, we went on a dinner cruise to celebrate our 1st anniversary, and it was amazing. I found that I wa... Read more

Everybody Has Those Days...

Friday, August 21, 2009      17 comments

[Cue Miley Cyrus. Nah, actually, leave her out of this. The day speaks for itself!] Yesterday was just about an exercise in futility. With a great beginning and ending. I woke up feeling refreshed and happy, and figured, I'll go to wor... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts "But I'm Too Fat to Run!"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009      301 comments

I like to call myself the jiggly runner, the fast fatty! I love the looks of skinny people in the train station on the escalator, staring in amazement as I quickly bound up a flight of 50 steps! I'm 256 pounds and 5'6", which is morbidly ob... Read more

August Measurements

Monday, August 17, 2009      8 comments

Dinner at Grandma Grease's tonight, which went right through me. I ate more than I wanted to (top of the range) but good in comparison to what I'd normally eat over there. That TOM plus an icky tummy meant I put off running until tomorrow mornin... Read more

Our Anniversary, NOLA Wedding, and The Race!

Monday, August 17, 2009      7 comments

Anniversaries and Weddings... This weekend marked my husband's and my 1st wedding anniversary! I can hardly believe that it was a year ago. It's been a good and crazy first year, and I love him so very much, and every day I'm more and more ... Read more

SP > My Wellness Coach

Friday, August 14, 2009      9 comments

One of the things that motivated me to join SP was a call on June 2 from my doctor's office offering a free pilot program aimed at obese women. I figured why not? It's free and it'll provide accountability. I told a close friend about it and he ... Read more

I Look Like a Ragamuffin (But That's Awesome!)

Thursday, August 13, 2009      10 comments

Q: Why oh why did I ditch my "tight" pants last year? (Though I'm glad someone who needed them is wearing them now!) A: I guess I was resigned to always being fat, and never again fitting into a Size 20 or 18... My change of attitude since ... Read more

What 300 Calories Can Get You!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009      6 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/nutrition_articles.as
p?id=1260 I'm adding this SP article in case anyone hasn't read it, but it's amazing! "What does 300 calories really look like?" Some of my friends marvel when I tel... Read more

Patience and Payoff

Tuesday, August 11, 2009      6 comments

I'm calling this blog patience and payoff, because sometimes my digital scale is a great big jerk. Sometimes I succumb to its siren song, "Step on meeee, Kristina!!!" and it tells I've gained 3 pounds, giggles (OK, flashes) at me, and retreats i... Read more

Running the mile, sunset mojitos, and a shock to the metabolism...

Monday, August 10, 2009      7 comments

What a weekend! I had so much fun in the outdoors and playing in the sun! The Good: I ran the mile at last! I decided I would figure out what running a mile in my neighborhood meant in distance and would run it, no questions asked. It was... Read more


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