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knee pain - new shoes help but don't solve the problem
Well, my new shoes from my last blog post ended up being too small so I returned them for a larger size. They didn't have the larger size in stock, so I had to wait a while. I finally got them this weekend and was able to take them out for t... Read more
Big changes for me. A few weeks ago, I got a job in Germany that starts in August - which means I am not just starting a new job, but I'm also moving and changing countries!! (I'll be teaching physics at a high school in Thuringia).
Th... Read more
10k, new goal, new focus
Well, I "ran" my first 10K last weekend! My partner organized it with her work, and it was a fundraiser for Duchenne's Syndrome (her boss' son has it). It was totally fun! It was a trail run, so there was a lot of terrain and up and down h... Read more
So I'm finding myself very close to my weight loss goal. I'm not sure where to go from here.
Back when I set that goal, I couldn't imagine being any thinner than that. But now that I have more or less hit it, I feel I could lose a few ... Read more
My parents were visiting us for the last 2 weeks, and we took trips to Barcelona and Normandy. Aside from a few pastries and a little too much wine, we all were very good about keeping to our diets!!
My dad and my partner rode bikes all ... Read more
Milwaukee - suggestions of places to live
Anyone from Milwaukee out there?
We're considering a move for work - my job would be on the East Side. From what I've read, I think we would most like to live in Riverwest. The internet says it is a lively area, and would be close enough... Read more
Well - I'm 3.5 lbs above my maintenance goal!
I've been losing at a rate around 1.5-2 lbs a week for most of this journey. But for the past 4 weeks I've been slowing it down. I've been increasing my calories a little at a time, and no... Read more
SJ2F5K - just roll with it, it will catch on!
So, my running has been stuck in a rut, without a real goal or good instructions about how to improve (or vague instructions, or conflicting instructions)..... So my partner and I have been making excuses not to run, being lazy, and not keeping... Read more
I've been having abdominal pain a lot lately, which intensifies during exercise. I saw one doctor who diagnosed it as "benign abdominal wall muscle pain" and said I just have to wait it out until it heals. I saw a second doctor who said he co... Read more
into the 60s!!!
I weighed in at 69.9 kg today! I started in the 90s - so this is my 4th and last decade in my weight loss!
I've only ever been below 70 once in my life (5 years ago) when I hung between 69-70 for a couple weeks.
My goal weight is... Read more
Dad is no longer in the diabetic range!
My dad was diagnosed as pre-diabetic in 2011, and shrugged it off, as many people do... in 2012 his numbers tipped him into the diabetic range, and after he got over some depression regarding his diagnoses, he got serious about fixing it!
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Valentine's Run!! - photos :-)
On my way to the Valentine's Run starting line! My wings moved one at a time while I was running. One lady who passed me said it looked like I might take off. haha
A... Read more
So it seems like it has been a LOOONNG time since I last wrote a blog! So this blog is a hodge-podge of what has happened in the mean time.
My life has exploded over the last month with new (and fun) commitments! I got to substitute ... Read more
The goal is in sight!
Well, on Friday I had a meeting with my two PhD advisors (yes, I have two - twice the opinions, twice the fun!). We agreed that I am in a place where I should start giving them chapters to review.
My first chapter - the introduction - i... Read more
In my last blog post, I discussed the sudden realization that I am terrified of the "maintenance phase" .... I've been thinking about that for the last few days and think that the reason I am so afraid of this is that I am REALLY a goal oriented... Read more