Tomorrow is Day Seven.
I am down from Day One, but this morning the scale bumped back up a little bit. Hoping that's a fluke! I have done much better this week with my diet and exercise than I have in a long, long time.
Saturday - long run
Sunday - recovery... Read more
Talkin' smack! And no, running a marathon does NOT mean you get to eat like a trucker.
I'm getting a little better at picking on Paige. We have a good time giving each other a hard time, but we both want each other to succeed at losing the 10 lbs. We just each want to finish first!
It's day... what... 5 of "lose 10 lbs" ... Read more
149.2: There, I said it. I own my number.
Today I am starting a bet with my friend Paige. The first one of us to lose 10 pounds - through healthy eating and exercise - wins a hand-stamped necklace from the Vintage... Read more
Make Yourself Proud
A Nike ad in December's Women's Health Mag. Nevermind that I covet the abs of the girl in the photo... it took me a minute to see that it said "proud" across her stomach... but isn't that a really great mantra?
Maybe that's something to r... Read more
2010: the year I ran a freakin' marathon!
I've been a little discouraged lately - pants getting tighter, scale being unfriendly, motivation low. But really, thinking back, I have accomplished a LOT in the past year. As part of my new year's resolution to practice kindness toward mysel... Read more
Since 2006? Really? Wow. (It's me again, Margaret.)
I can't believe I have been a member since 2006. That just caught my eye and kind of shocked me, though intellectually it's unsurprising. That's four years! (More or less. I'm not into math.)
And here it is, the first Monday in January, ... Read more
How shall I bribe myself? I mean, um, reward myself?
I'm quite frustrated that I can never seem to follow through with tracking my food, even though it is *THE* missing component that would probably make the final five pounds (ok, seven pounds) go away. It's not like I don't want to lose them. ... Read more
So, I'm taking the Sparkpeople quiz about IBS, and it says that gentle exercise is the way to go. Intense exercise can actually increase stress response and make IBS worse ???
I know a lot of runners suffer from these types of problems dur... Read more
I shouldn't be in a foul mood, I just got home from YOGA for heaven's sake. Sometimes though, working your butt off all day then rushing to a meeting then rushing to yoga class, when you come home you don't really WANT To have to do anything el... Read more
Dusting off the bike
Saturday was my unofficial duathalon. (sp?) I ran 7 miles, then biked 7 miles, then ran 3 miles... sort of! Had to cut my planned long run really, really short because of a work event. So in the morning I ran 7 (instead of 16) then rushed to... Read more
I'm seriously considering BEANO. No, really. Does it work?
My stomach is continuing to freak out every time I eat. Haven't been eating any gluten (that I know of) for the past 7 days and it doesn't seem to help much. I am seriously thinking this is not about wheat, it's the Return of IBS. Yippee. It... Read more
Can't figure this gluten thing out...
So, lately I have been having major tummy issues. I always have had a little bit of a sensitive stomach - inherited that, thanks Dad! - but in the past few months it's been worse, and in the past few weeks it's been REALLY annoying.
So I t... Read more
The running bug bit me.
If you asked me this time last year if I was planning to run a marathon, I would have laughed.
I started this "running thing" in March because I enjoyed the time with new friends and because, honestly, I just wanted to lose a little off my ... Read more
Hamstrung. And, the beginning of Marathon Training.
My hamstring has been sore off and on for the past, oh, let's see, how long have I been doing bootcamp??? 9 months or so?
I know what triggers it, but I don't know exactly what the issue is and what to do about it. It's not actually hamst... Read more
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Gotta stop skipping weekends!
I am terrible about tracking my food on weekends. Workouts, religiously. Food, sporadically at best.
Part of it is laziness, or just plain "not wanting to mess with it"
Part of it is that my eating on weekends tends to be more difficult... Read more