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
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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