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Committing to One Another Again

Monday, August 24, 2015      5 comments

When it has happened, dislike of my shape/in-shape-ness has always been a me thing - my husband has never complained about my appearance or weight or fitness level, nor has he voiced any real concerns about himself. We were supposed to go on a ... Read more

Race Results

Friday, August 21, 2015      1 comments

One of my principal fitness objectives is to get back into running. I was getting pretty into it when I got pregnant with #3 and have really fallen out of shape since. Prime motivation? Move away from the humiliating race times of the past ye... Read more

Everything Old Is New Again

Saturday, August 08, 2015      1 comments

My youngest is now 17 months old, and it's time to start doing something about the excess weight I've been carrying for a year and a half. I've got 30-40 pounds to lose this time around, and while I'd like to get as fit as possible before my hi... Read more

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


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


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

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