Runs for Cookies
Hi everyone! Yes, I'm still around :) Lately, I've gotten a lot of messages and comments asking where I've been and why I'm not blogging... and they are surprised to find out that I actually DO blog just about every day. I apologize if you've ... Read more
500 Festival Mini-Marathon 2011
I just got home from my fourth annual trip to Indianapolis for the half-marathon. I've walked it the past three years, and this year was my first year RUNNING it. It was fantastic!! Hopefully I can remember all the details (there was a lot of d... Read more
Journey of 125 pounds
I've been wanting to make a video like this since before I even lost the weight! I hope to inspire at least one person with this :)
ETA: I've been getting swamped with e-mails and Spark messages from people asking questions about my wei... Read more
Doing well :)
I'm so sorry it's been so long since I've written a blog on here. I write in my Open Diary a few times a week, but I usually save my blogs on Spark for more meaningful entries. So for those of you that have been asking about me, I'm doing pretty... Read more
I can't believe it's been a month since I passed out, fell, and severely broke my jaw. Thank you all so much for the well-wishes and concern! I'm recovering pretty well, and the doctor said that my jaw is healing very well.
I still don't h... Read more
Accident, ER, Surgery, etc.
I'm going to try and remember everything with details, so I apologize for a long entry. I'm in an insane amount of pain right now and I keep making spelling errors that I probably won't correct soon. This whole mess started on Friday. (Oh, and... Read more
My First 5k Race... FINALLY!
In December 2009, I wrote a list of 30 goals to accomplish by the time I turn 30 years old (my 30x30 list, which I refer to often). Feeling ambitious, I included "Enter a 5k race and RUN it" as one of the goals on my list. At that point, I had n... Read more
Why THIS time is different
I think for many (maybe most) of us here on Sparkpeople, this is not our first weight loss attempt. I know that I have tried to lose weight dozens, maybe even hundreds, of times. A few times, I was even successful--losing as much as 60 pounds. ... Read more
Ragnar Relay 2010 (picture heavy!)
This is going to be a long entry, so let me start by apologizing for that! I'm really excited about finishing this race, so I want to remember all the details.
First, let me explain what the Ragnar Relay is. It's a 200-ish mile relay race... Read more
One Year Later: A Then & Now Comparison
It's been an entire year since I started this weight loss madness! :) I can't BELIEVE how much I've changed in a year's time. Not just how I look, but my entire lifestyle is completely different. Here are some stats from then and now...
C... Read more
Dangle me a carrot...
...and I will run!
Quite literally, actually. I've been craving carrot cake for a couple of months now. Yesterday, I bought a big piece of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting from a deli (NOT low-fat or sugar free or anything), and I put... Read more
Losing Weight on Vacation
Throughout my 11 months of weight loss, I've gone on 4 trips--and each trip, I went home a couple of pounds lighter than when I left. Staying on track while on vacation can be very difficult, especially if you're not prepared. But if you plan ev... Read more
"Saggy baggy skin"
I've been getting probably 1-2 private messages every day asking me if I have issues with excess skin now that I've lost over 100 pounds. Some of these messages are very tactful, and I'm more than happy to answer them. However, a few of them hav... Read more
100 Pounds Lost--Before & Current PICTURES
I thought it would be fun to take some cliche pictures of me with my old size 24W jeans... I'm still amazed that those jeans used to FIT me!
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The Warrior Dash
I really don't want to write much about this, because I honestly hated every second of it. Everyone in my group had SO MUCH FUN, and I feel like a total Debbie Downer for even saying that I hated it, but it's the truth. I felt HORRIBLE about my... Read more