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Haven't I learned anything???
I have been at this for two years. You'd think after two years I would have learned NOT to eat my feelings. NOT to worry when I am doing the right thing but the scale is up .5 lbs. NOT to eat when I get frustrated with life's little details. NOT... Read more
First weekend back
So far, I have made it through the weekend without doing serious sabotage to my new plan. I will admit there were cocktails involved, but I counted them and stopped early. I ate lots of salad and did not snack. Today I am hoping to plan out some... Read more
2 years and a day later...
I am re-committing myself to Spark. It was 2 years and one day ago that I wrote my first blog post. I had to go back and look at where I began. 30 pounds higher than what I weigh today. But I still have 30 pounds to go. So here I am. After a blo... Read more
Compliments sure are nice
I went to the dr office today for a routine visit. I haven't been in the office since last year. I got on the dreaded scale. It was basically what my home scale shows which is fine. But the nurse said, "Wow, you've lost a good bit of weight! Goo... Read more
Re-focusing on weight
I have been really focused on running. I finished a half marathon, after all. Then I went and rewarded myself with new running shoes. Basically like my old ones (which were almost 2 years old) but the newer version. However, after my second run ... Read more
New day, new goals
I have to have goals. That's something I've learned about myself. Yesterday was the culmination of months of training, mentally and physically. I woke up this morning realizing I had to stay focused or else I would flounder. So with it being the... Read more
Today I ran my first Half Marathon!!
Wow, I NEVER thought I would say that. I have been training for months, but the last two weeks have been crazy. And then last week I was sick. But I had signed up and was committed.... My mom and my husband told me to not get injured and that I ... Read more
10K PR but still disappointing...
I am having a pity party, I guess. So my hope is that writing about it will put it into perspective and I can move on. I ran my second 10K this morning. I ran the same race last year, so I kind of knew what to expect. I had such a high after run... Read more
Day before race day
Nothing on my schedule for today, which is nice. Nothing except traveling to the lake to run tomorrow's race. So I am hanging out this morning with the puppy and reading blogs. I am going on a walk in a few minutes, just to stretch the legs. I h... Read more
What am I thinking?
So I ended up gorging on potato chips and ranch pretzel bits, but it was Fat Tuesday, after all. Yesterday was Ash Wednesday. Day 1 of my plan for giving up processed foods for Lent. I am not exactly sure (even still) what the definition is of w... Read more
I am running running and running. Friday I ran farther than I have ever run before. 9 miles. Holy cow! That's far (at least in my mind). I did it, though. The problem was when I finished, all I could think of was that I have to run that PLUS 4.1... Read more
A Master of Excuses
Give me something to do and I can find an excuse NOT to do it. It isn't something I am proud of but it is something that I feel like I have to confess, in the open, to myself, so that I can recognize it and deal with it. It is 12:26 p.m. right n... Read more
New year, new start
Happy new year!! Today, the first day of the new year, 2012, we got a dog! A sweet black lab puppy and so far, she is precious. I hope she sleeps as much tonight as she is sleeping right now. The boys are so excited and are really really cute ab... Read more
What I need
I love Christmas! It is my favorite holiday for so many reasons. Now that we have kids, I love trying to anticipate what they want and provide for them, while combining it with what they need too (like new winter coats, which Santa is bringing..... Read more
And so it begins...
I haven't blogged in a month. But I have been constantly trying to move forward. Two steps forward, one step back. So in light of that, and the holidays, I bit the bullet and decided to register for my first half marathon. I am terrified! Seriou... Read more