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It was actually sunny and not ridiculously cold when I left school today, so on this first day of winter, I went for a late-afternoon run. We FINALLY got our first significant snow yesterday, so I had to watch out for slippery spots at times, b... Read more
Par-tay! Happy birthday to me! Tomorrow I'm turning 33! The celebration began on Friday with a faculty breakfast where everyone with a December birthday was celebrated, and then it continued today where my entire in-law family surprised me by c... Read more
I am feeling very accomplished today. Last time I wrote I set a goal for myself to count calories throughout the work week until Friday afternoon, and I did it! I'm down almost three pounds for my efforts, too! Not only that, but with this pa... Read more
I'm inspired by all the challenges I've been reading about in people's blogs! I've decided to challenge myself to count calories this week - I started this morning and I'm going to keep it up through Friday afternoon. Hopefully this will kick-... Read more
It occurred to me this morning that I'm probably building major muscle these days, since I'm not only strength training three times a week with progressively heavier weights, I'm also eating quite a bit. (However, I'm hardly eating any meat, so... Read more
Why do you exercise?
I have to keep this quick, since my husband just informed me that we are leaving in 20 minutes, as soon as the no-sugar-or-fat added apple pie is done baking.
I was just reading a Spark friend's blog, in which she described being introduced... Read more
Fat & Fit?
My run this morning (outside, somewhat hilly): 4.4 miles, 47 minutes, 5.6 MPH
I'm working out all the time these days. In Body Pump I'm lifting as heavy as the instructors for some tracks. I know I need rest days, as was po... Read more
We had the most fun on Halloween - we went to Salem with a few friends (not pictured here - they were all... Read more
Thank you to those who have been in touch with me lately, trying to urge me to get more active on Spark. You guys know me too well...when you're not hearing from me, things are not all good on the healthy lifestyle front.
Not ALL is bad tho... Read more
Exhausted Ending to a Long Weekend
So this past week I've been coming off a stretch of being in party mode. I had been out late and drinking too much, and I was feeling drained. So I was looking forward to having a three-day weekend with no plans. Friday night we didn't do any... Read more
Triggers & Reminders to Self
My last blog was about having a mini-binge, and MEGSFITNESS asked me a great question: Do you remember what triggered it? Thank you for asking, Megs! The answer is a resounding YES, I know EXACTLY what triggered it... sleep deprivation!! I was ... Read more
This will be a weird little post. Last night I had a little binge. Despite knowing it was a bad idea, I brought a box of crackers with me to bed and ate until the box was empty. I also ate salsa (jar and spoon), some low-fat cheese, and the o... Read more
I Pass People!
I've been running a lot lately, and a couple times lately I've actually passed other runners. This doesn't usually happen - I'm usually the slowest one out there - so I'm pretty proud of myself! Especially since all my runs are just for fun - ... Read more
Need to Tighten the Reins a Bit
Note to self - my latest eating template alone has almost 1,900 calories. That's just my standard breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, without any extras. (Well, the latte is an extra, but I've been having those almost every day - maybe it's ... Read more
This photo was taken at the end of August...my parents, MIL, hubs, and me. I think this picture pretty accurately reflects my size these days...not bad upper half, legs ar... Read more