I must have angered the exercise gods . . .
So yesterday was one of my “off” days from running, when I go to the gym in the morning and then walk about 3.5 miles on my lunch hour. I dutifully headed out for my walk at 12:30 only to get caught in a freak hail storm in the middle of the da... Read more
Finally Lost those Pesky 5lbs from Spring Break!
I can't believe that I could gain 5 pounds in two weeks of goofing off and then take a couple of months to lose them. Wow. I didn't think I'd ever see the scale move again. I've been working out like a mad woman and doing really well at keepi... Read more
I can't believe it - 60 minutes on the stairmaster!!
OMG! I never thought I'd actually do it - I just set the timer for 60 minutes in case something good came on TV while I was stepping, so the machine wouldn't cut off in the middle of whatever I was watching. As (bad) luck would have it, someon... Read more
Friday and Feelin' Good :-)
Okay, so I went jogging on Tuesday, not knowing what kind of state my foot would be in afterwards, but unable to wait it out any longer. On Wednesday I was fairly miserable. My heel hurt so much, I almost wished I hadn't tested it by running. ... Read more
"Ran" 4 Miles Today!
I'm still dealing with the pain in my left foot from tearing that tendon months ago. I decided that I would stay off my foot as much as possible last week while I was on vacation. I think that helped some, but the pain is still lingering, just... Read more
Trying to Catch my Second Wind
We just came back from vacationing in Sunny Phoenix, AZ for a week. Hubby, two kids (one was in Washington DC on a school trip) and three dogs piled in the truck and headed east to hang out poolside for a week. Needless to say we ate and drank... Read more
Paying for Slacking Off . . .
Around Thanksgiving I started cutting back on my exercise – school had really ramped up and there were family gatherings to attend, so I just told myself that after the holidays I’d get right back to it. December was worse – final exams and par... Read more
Well, I managed to get through Thanksgiving virtually unscathed. I was a nervous wreck about taking 5 days off in a row from working out. We went camping for the holiday and I only managed to get in one good hike. But, even though I told myse... Read more
Doing Better This Week
My head is screwed on a little straighter this week. I've been sooooo busy, at work and at home. School has gotten INSANE for me. I don't know how I keep my sanity some days. Hubby's been traveling (again!), so I get to play single mom this... Read more
So, after reaching the 20 pound mark, I somehow decided that I am not going to lose any more weight, and that this program is not going to work for me anymore. It's so irrational, and I don't know why, but I spent a couple of weeks telling myse... Read more
People are Starting to Notice
There's nothing in the world like someone telling you that you look noticeably thinner. Yesterday, two people at work made unsolicited comments about how much weight I've lost. That's totally renewed my motivation. I feel so proud of myself f... Read more
Feeling Energized This Week!
So, I didn't lose any weight this week, but I didn't think I would because it was the week of my period. I did lose another inch in my waist and half an inch in my neck. I'm feeling really optimistic this week. I've been doing this for over a... Read more
Shut up!! Is the scale broken?
Last week I lost a grand total of zero pounds. I wasn't surprised, but I was definitely sad. I spent the past week feeling down and thinking (irrationally, of course) that there's no way I can lose weight, even if I never eat another morsel. ... Read more
I had a good run today!
I went out for my usual walk/jog, but after walking for a few minutes, my legs became possessed by some kind of demon and just started running. I had a great run - about 2.5 miles, including some hills. Not that 2.5 miles is a long run, but i... Read more
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Achieved a Personal Goal Today
I've been slowly trying to integrate running back into my workout. I can't believe that only a year and a half ago I was able to run a half marathon without stopping. I've got such a long way to go. I've been doing a combination of walking an... Read more