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A Weight Loss Tale in Easter Photos

Wednesday, April 10, 2013      16 comments

There's something about seeing a lineup of our family Easter photos that really brings the changes in my body into sharp relief. We did not start doing them until 2010, but we do therefore have four years of them. 2010 (okay, so I was 7 ... Read more

Between BLC Rounds

Monday, April 01, 2013      4 comments

Seriously, if we really have 8 weeks off, I hope to hit goal between challenges! My plan to get there? Keep doing what I have been: 1. Continue my 10k training plan. It'll wrap up in early June and will force me to keep running 4 d... Read more

Taking a Break from my Excuses

Wednesday, February 20, 2013      5 comments

I have grown incredibly lazy. I don't mean physically -- setting aside last week's stomach bug, I have continued to exercise 5-6 days per week, getting 300+ minutes of exercise weekly. No, I mean mentally. I have become mentally lazy. Fo... Read more

Mmm... pancakes

Friday, February 08, 2013      8 comments

We love pancakes around here. I adjust my diet one day each weekend to ensure I have the calories (and carbs/sugar!) to spare for one weekend morning indulgent breakfast (we also go out for Sunday breakfast once a month). It works for me. But... Read more

BLC21: Back to the Future

Monday, January 28, 2013      4 comments

I am still gunning for a blackout for the weekend challenge, with just under three hours to go. Between work and the kids and the fact that I had to spend my Saturday night this weekend at a ball, I haven't had a ton of time to do some of the o... Read more

Dresses and a 10k

Sunday, January 20, 2013      9 comments

For BLC21, our weekend challenge included a challenge to, well, challenge ourselves -- to push ourselves to do something we have been otherwise not doing. I have been talking a big game for months about working my way up to a 10k, but I had los... Read more

Tough Interval Run

Thursday, December 06, 2012      9 comments

I decided to make week 11, day 3 of Couch to 10k an interval workout. The closest public track to my house is far enough that I'd have to drive so I decided to try out running the path that surrounds the local little league field. Based on som... Read more

Earn Your Turkey 5k

Friday, November 23, 2012      5 comments

I signed up for this turkey trot with low expectations. I am not yet "a runner" and just did a 5k a few weeks ago and had been focusing more on swimming these past few weeks. I figured it would be a fun way to burn a few calories on Thanksgivi... Read more

Friends with Trackers

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      3 comments

Does any of you use any of the various fitness tracking sites/apps? I've been playing around with a few and would love to have some "friends" on them, but few if any of my real life friends use any of them. What I am using/trying out: ... Read more

Heart Rate Monitor

Monday, November 19, 2012      4 comments

(Written a week or so ago, but apparently left open in the background rather than posted.) I changed up my rewards and decided to get myself a heart rate monitor when I got to 173. I had done research a while back and selected the Polar FT... Read more

Laps

Monday, November 05, 2012      6 comments

I got in the pool to swim laps today for the first time in ten years. I did a mile (broken into sets) in 34 minutes. I realized quickly how out of swimming shape I am. I also realized that I have no idea how to moderate my pace. I was the fa... Read more

Scarcity

Thursday, November 01, 2012      9 comments

My father lives on a salt water marsh on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island and lost power early Monday morning, shortly after returning home from getting his Sunfish out of the water. I spent much of my morning worried about him and how he would... Read more

Superhero 5k: Postmortem

Sunday, October 28, 2012      9 comments

Today was the Superhero 5k. I had planned to dress at Katniss Everdeen but 1. couldn't find a bow and arrow set that wasn't clearly intended for a toddler and 2. I was worried about the only person not in a real superhero getup. So, at the la... Read more

Image Distortion

Tuesday, October 23, 2012      8 comments

I have some weird, semi-magical ideas surrounding various "glory days" in my life. This rose-colored-glasses-looking-i
nto-the-past thing is a fairly overarching phenomenon for me, but, of late, it has been creeping into my weight loss effor... Read more

Major Milestone

Monday, October 22, 2012      7 comments

As my status indicated over the weekend, I hit a major milestone. Saturday's weigh-in merely made it official, as weigh myself daily (Hacker's Diet) and had been at or below 173 since Monday. 173. A weight of significance. Why? 1. At 17... Read more


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