Long Run/Walk Success!
This Saturday, Joe and I woke up to a beautiful fall day, bright and cool. We decided to head to Percy Warner Park for our C25K run/walk on the 5.8 loop. I asked him what he wanted to do after we did the required intervals, and he said we could ... Read more
Couch to 5K
In the past, whenever I've started running, I've hated it. It's a good workout, but I suffered through it and never looked forward to going on a run. I live in such a wonderful part of the country that I wanted to change that. I love getting out... Read more
So far, so good
Four days of August in, four days of exercise, four days without artificial sweeteners or added sugar (to my knowledge!), four days with limited white flour, and I feel great. I'm putting a smiley face on my calendar for every day I exercise, an... Read more
Moments like these
It's been a hard week. Joe has been working late, and we've had a lot of social functions that take away from "us" time. My debit number was compromised, and someone in Texas took $500 out of our bank account. The money will be restored, but it'... Read more
No More Excuses
My weight keeps climbing even though I'm now off of hormonal birth control. Recent pictures show that my face is getting more and more round. No more excuses.
On October 15th, we'll be going to San Diego for a conference for my husband's wo... Read more
I Ran Today!
It was 6 am. My husband had just left for work, and I was laying in bed unable to fall back asleep. We're leaving for Wisconsin tonight to visit my mother-in-law who majorly stresses me out. I had a thought that it might be cool outside, so I ch... Read more
Healthy Eating = Pounds Dropped
I finally lost a little bit. The scale was inching up around 138, and then I weighed in today at 135.6. I've been working out really hard this past week, lifting weights again, and eating A LOT of fruits and vegetables. In part, this is because ... Read more
Let's Try This Again
We just booked tickets for Milwaukee for July 4th weekend to go see H's family for their big 4th of July lake house shindig, and I want to look and feel good about being in summer clothes. So this means a new goal date to work towards. I'm not s... Read more
I haven't exercised since Friday because I don't want to have to take a shower. There are dishes piled up by the sink, and we haven't flushed our toilet in a while. I also haven't been drinking my 8 glasses of water. Why? Because Nashville flood... Read more
I'm heading into my last week or so of the semester, which means I should be writing, but I'd rather be sparking! 15 pages due tomorrow by midnight, another 12-14 due Friday, and an exam next Monday. However, for the first time in a LONG time, I... Read more
Help me get moving again!
Ever since Spring Break I have been totally unmotivated. It didn't help that I caught a cold from my husband, traveled out of town, and am now suffering from allergies. Add to that a crazy Holy Week schedule leading up to Easter, and I haven't b... Read more
Back from Vacation
Puerto Rico was amazing. It was so great to spend some time with my husband without all the nagging daily things we have to deal with. And we absolutely loved San Juan. We both like Latin American and Caribbean culture, and this was the perfect ... Read more
I can't believe that it's already March AND that I will be in Puerto Rico in 6 days. It snowed this morning (no accumulation), which further cemented how ready I am for Spring to be here and to go somewhere warm and sunny.
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The Scale Moved!
Although I mentioned this in my previous entry, my "official" weigh-in was on Wednesday, and I was 4 lbs lighter than the week before. Based on my birth control, I think some of it is probably water weight, but I also have been eating healthier ... Read more
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You've Got to Be Kidding Me
Some of this might be a little TMI, but here goes. Ever since I switched birth control after I got married, I suspected it might be contributing to my weight gain. I can trace the majority of my weight gain to when I started Nuvaring, and when I... Read more