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taking a breath, starting again
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      2 comments

so, it's been a while. I've been on and off SP for the last month or so, trying to be consistent with tracking but failing most of the time. I just didn't have the motivation at the end of the day. one thing I was consistent with wa... Read more
28-hour days would be just swell.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      4 comments

so, this is totally me right now: (note: this is not actually me - that's what Google is for!) for the next month and half, I will be out of town every weekend. doi... Read more
The real me (photos!)
Friday, June 15, 2012      5 comments

A funny thing happened on my way to losing some lbs... Lately I've been feeling like a "new me," a woman with energy and enthusiasm, excited to make plans with friends and enjoy the summer. A woman with goals and the drive and wherewithal ... Read more
What running can do (with pictures!)
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      6 comments

Technically, I've been running since I was eleven years old. (I guess even more technically, I've been running since I was a little, little kid, as most kids are pretty prone to running.) But I've been running as a sport since I was ... Read more
A running superhero
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      1 comments

This morning, NPR featured the following short article on their website:
nter-the-boston-marathon?sc=fb&cc=fp To paraphrase, they... Read more
Just signed up for my first marathon!
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      1 comments

Well, I'm all signed up to run the Chicago Marathon in October! It's sort of insane that you have to register so early for this thing - although I understand why, as my dad runs it every year - but luckily, I'm in training for the Kenosha... Read more
Guaranteed Way to Stop a Bummer of a Day in its Tracks: Set a Goal!
Thursday, January 05, 2012      0 comments

So, today started out on a couple of bummer notes: - Thursdays are my weigh days (I do it once a week at the gym, while in my weight loss mode), and today I showed a gain for the first time since September. It's not much, and obviously due... Read more
Something called Gooey Butter Cake? I'm scared.
Friday, December 02, 2011      4 comments

Today, our office intern brought in something called gooey butter cake that she made - it is apparently a "St. Louis thing," and I had to Google it to find out what it is. Well, the first hit from my search was a Paula Deen recipe for it, which... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I met my first goal!
Thursday, December 01, 2011      20 comments

So, thirty days ahead of schedule, I've met my first tier weight loss goal! Thanks to advice from SP, I broke my entire weight loss goal up into two tiers (so it wouldn't seem so overwhelming), and then into smaller sub-tiers that I could give ... Read more
Peace out, plateau!!
Thursday, October 13, 2011      1 comments

Today I had to run on the treadmill at the gym (blargh), because it was rainy outside. The one thing that made me happy about that, however, was that I could weigh myself (I don't keep a scale in the house), and check out my progress. Because ... Read more
Wedding Anniversary
Monday, October 03, 2011      3 comments

Two years ago today I married my amazing husband, and it was the most beautiful, festive, music-filled day imaginable. My husband is a touring musician, so unfortunately this is the second year that we haven't been together to celebrate (o... Read more, running
Sunday, October 02, 2011      1 comments

Today I had a 5 mile run on my training schedule, and I really had to talk myself into it. All I wanted was to laze around in my yoga pants, maybe eat some popcorn, and wait for the 2 hour I Love Lucy block to come on TV. But, I did it -... Read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      1 comments

So, today was one of those bad days. The weather was gray and rainy. The train to the office was crowded and smelled like farts. I came in to the office to an unexpected project that sucked up my whole day. My checkin... Read more
Upping my running and vegetable consumption
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      0 comments

So this past Labor Day weekend, I ran a 10k with my mom, dad and sister. Well, technically I ran it with my mom, as my dad and sister were setting a faster pace for themselves. I was just trying to finish, having taken a long hiatus from serio... Read more
So quick to beat myself up!
Sunday, July 10, 2011      1 comments

So, today is Chicago is hot, humid and basically gross. The little window AC unit is doing its best, but I still woke up feeling lazy and wilted. I spent the morning doing homework (yay accomplishing something before noon on a Sunday!), a... Read more

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