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Race Report: Dirty Girl Mud Run

Tuesday, December 04, 2012      28 comments

This past weekend, I participated in my very first mud run, the Dirty Girl Mud Run, which benefits the National Breast Cancer Foundation. I have been super excited about th... Read more

Exercise Advent Calendar

Friday, November 30, 2012      37 comments

We LOVE advent calendars in my family. There are usually at least six around in our house every year. The one pictured above has little pockets that I keep mini-ornaments ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Three years - 95 lbs lost forever!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012      180 comments

Today marks three years since my weight loss journey began, and a new milestone on the scale - 95 lbs lost! It's been an incredible ride, long and arduous at times, sheer ... Read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 22, 2012      10 comments

'' Happy Thanksgiving from my family to you and yours. :)... Read more

"You don't look like you've lost a lot of weight."

Monday, November 12, 2012      23 comments

I recently heard the above statement during one of my NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) socials. It was not an insult. The person who said this had never met me before this particular social. She had never seen me at my most obese. She wa... Read more

Happiness is...

Thursday, November 08, 2012      30 comments

...learning to love your body again, instead of just tolerating it. Only 6 more pounds until I've lost 100. Only 7 more pounds until I'm at a healthy BMI. T... Read more

WOW I didn't deserve that at all!

Friday, November 02, 2012      24 comments

I have done absolutely nothing this week to deserve a one-pound loss. In fact, I probably deserve a one-pound (or more) gain. Seriously. This is how my week has gone: On Sunday, I ran a 5K, pushing myself way too hard. I spent the rest of t... Read more

Done Girl for Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      9 comments

The day didn't start off too well, not with temps getting back into the 80s, my oldest son coming down with a stomach virus overnight, and having major cramps (sorry to the guys). But then I checked my email and discovered I was made Done Girl o... Read more

Feast of the Heart 5K: 2011 vs 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012      12 comments

For my full race report, with lots of pics and stats and such, please see my post on my regular blog, Reading and Running: readandrungirl.blogspot.
com/2012/10/race-report-fe
ast-of-heart-5k-2012.html This post ... Read more

Don't you just love those mornings...

Thursday, October 25, 2012      24 comments

...when everything goes completely right? According to my Wii Fit today, I'm down another pound, have perfect center of balance, and am 20 years old. I can live with that. 163 lbs! Only 8 more until I hit my first goal and the 100 lbs ... Read more

10:33 - a celebration!

Friday, October 19, 2012      20 comments

I'm here to celebrate! Yesterday, I SMASHED my personal best time for running a mile, moving from 11:55 to 10:33. Woohoo! This is crazy. I've always been a very slow runner. I've been running for over two years now, and until the last two m... Read more

Reaching For that Last Big Goal!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012      19 comments

Other than my actual weight goal, I only have two weight-related goals left on my list. The first is to fit into a regular-sized watchband. For all I know, I may already fit into one. I haven't tried one on in many, many pounds, over 50 lbs, so ... Read more

Siclovia: Go play in the streets!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012      9 comments

Siclovia is a semi-annual fitness street festival here in San Antonio, TX. It originally came from Colombia, and our mayor brought it here last October. Basically, several miles of downtown-ish streets close to traffic, and people are encouraged... Read more

Stronger, Faster, Better

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      12 comments

Yesterday, I got back to my weight lifting program after a week off. Part of the day's workout included three sets of 10 pushups. There are different degrees of difficulty for the pushups, and until today, I've just been doing the second-to-hard... Read more

Ending September with a BANG

Sunday, September 30, 2012      13 comments

Only 1.5 lbs lost this month, but I'm down several inches, and more importantly, the month is ending on four really high notes! 1. Earning my 90-lbs lost trophy. Yeah, no more elaboration needed! 2. My annual NaNoWriMo (National Novel ... Read more


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