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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Run Because...

Sunday, October 11, 2009      53 comments

I run because one day I felt like I needed a complete jolt. I had counted calories and upped exercise before, but I needed something completely different to keep me motivated. I needed a goal that was not measured in pounds and ounces. And ... Read more

Well, Greece is Out...

Thursday, October 08, 2009      23 comments

I love traveling, which is why my rewards for my two big goals (Onederland and Losing 100+ Pounds) are trips! As many of you have commented, yes, the background image on my page is of Santorini, which was supposed to be my reward for droppi... Read more

The Salad Experiment

Tuesday, October 06, 2009      19 comments

Before I get into the Salad Experiment, some updates: 1. Feeling better today about family. I can't control anyone but myself, and I'm grateful to have family and friends who DO get me, my great SP community, as well as a terrific partner i... Read more

A New Week ... I Need it!

Monday, October 05, 2009      13 comments

Ever have one of those crazy weekends where you feel like you didn't have a rest? I'm actually glad today is Monday because I'm trying to make a fresh start after an annoying weekend. Friday, I finished work and planned to run at the track,... Read more

DietTribe!

Friday, October 02, 2009      13 comments

This is my favorite weight loss show, and it was instrumental in getting me serious about my health and weight in January. Season 2 with a new group of friends starts tonight on Lifetime: www.mylifetime.com/on-tv
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What's Next?

Thursday, October 01, 2009      15 comments

Well, the build up leading up to my first 5K is over. I think it'd be easy to call it a day and say, "I did the 5K, good enough." But I need to set new goals immediately and keep the momentum going! So I'm going to finish C25K this month, a... Read more

September Recap & October Goals

Thursday, October 01, 2009      3 comments

September was a great month, especially given I had a vacation in it and a 5K race! But I lagged in the C25K program and amping up the fitness minutes and strength training. It's clear that my goals for October need to be fitness related. I feel... Read more

September Measurements

Sunday, September 27, 2009      10 comments

It's that time of month again... measurements! I had put them off due to vacation, but I did them yesterday again. Post-5K I'm still at 246, but a lot of it is due to high sodium (Chinese food, fries, and other crappy snacks) and being in the hi... Read more

I Did it! I Ran my First 5K!

Saturday, September 26, 2009      45 comments

Well, the day came at last. I ran my first 5K! My official time was 44:49, a 14:26/mile pace, but since this was a charity run/walk, there were a mix of walkers and runners. F... Read more

Magic Bar. Cream-filled Cupcake. Peach Scone. Custard Cookies.

Thursday, September 24, 2009      22 comments

OMG, you guys. Have you ever had one of those days when things that are completely and totally bad for you are just accosting you at every turn? That's today. I think I've been lucky recently in that I've definitely lost my extreme sweet tooth a... Read more

T-minus 2 days til 5K!

Thursday, September 24, 2009      17 comments

It finally hit me last night that I'm running my first 5K on Saturday, which is made scarier by the fact that I still haven't made it up to 3 miles in my runs AND that due to injury, vacation, etc. I haven't been diligent with the C25K program. ... Read more

NOLA Report Card

Tuesday, September 22, 2009      12 comments

I had a wonderful time in New Orleans and Mobile, and I will post pics and updates later when I'm not at work, but for now, I thought I'd grade myself on sticking to my plan. ... Read more

The NOLA Plan

Tuesday, September 15, 2009      20 comments

I'm going to New Orleans in two days!!! emoticon Today was my official weigh-in day and Friday was me cheati... Read more

Super Suprising, Simply Stunning

Friday, September 11, 2009      40 comments

I had today off because the software I use at work has been causing a lot of issues and they told us to take today off so they can troubleshoot. Which is good because I've been battling a head cold and sinus headaches, but bad in that I don't ge... Read more

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009      9 comments

Still on a bit of a high from last week's great news! My husband is positively glowing with happiness, and it's just so good to see him so fulfilled. We started looking through real estate listings, and it's kinda neat to see that it's not just ... Read more


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