Back to Working Hard
My goal for this summer was to maintain, and I completely, terribly failed. Actually, I began failing before summer. It started in May, then end of the school year. My healthy habits completely fell apart. Over the course of May, June, and July,... Read more
One Year Ago Today...
One year ago today, I ran my first half marathon. It was slow, especially the last few miles, but I did it. It took months of training to be ready for it, and I made it. It's an accomplishment that I still take pride in. If you want to read my p... Read more
Processing and Accepting Weight Loss
One thing that I find very difficult and not talked about often is how difficult it can be to process and accept weight loss for some people. As a naturally shy person who doesn't necessarily like to stick out of the crowd (although sometimes I ... Read more
Plateaus and Progress
Sounds like a contradicting title, right? Well, it is, but it is also true that there is a lot of progress during plateaus.
I've been on a plateau again recently. I quickly lost my Christmas weight and got stuck right where I was stuck from... Read more
Vacations and Culture Shock
Living in Venezuela, I am able to maintain and lose fairly easily. This is due to several things:
-There are food shortages, where it is hard to find staples like flour, sugar, chicken, milk, ground beef, and eggs. Therefore, I treat these ite... Read more
Seasons of My Life Affecting Weight
Sorry that I have been missing from SparkPeople so long, but things have been changing, and I haven't needed it like I did before. Since I was on here last (June since last post), I have moved to Venezuela. Today, I fina... Read more
Another Week Gone Already?
Wow, time sure is flying by. I'm not sure that I will be able to finish all my summer projects at this rate (what I consider my summer is short because I leave at the end of July for Venezuela and have 3 weeks that I will be away before then). A... Read more
One Year on SparkPeople
As of this week, I have been on SparkPeople for one year! In that time I have...
-Lost about 45 pounds. My weight goes up and down. So many life changes have contributed to it not being more, but I also am not always persistant about eating... Read more
Sorry that it has been so long! On May 4, I ran a half marathon called the Indy Mini. I finished in 3 hours and 7 minutes. It was great, and I definitely recommend doing a half marathon at some point, even if you just walk it (as long as you tra... Read more
It's Almost Time!
Two days until the half marathon that I have been training for all spring!
I'm getting nervous, especially about the weather. I've gotten use to running in forty degree weather, but it looks like it might be sixty on Saturday! I'm not prep... Read more
Finished My 15K Strong!
This morning I ran my first 15K in 2:01:49. I pushed my pace the entire time. The race was very exciting and tiring. I just want to sleep and can't because I have other places to go, but oh well. I could always take a nap in a random parking lot... Read more
The April Push
These past three weeks, I've just been lolly-gaging along (not certain that it truly a word, but I think you understand; slowpoking). I've been doing the bare minimum. I did not track my nutrition once since I said I needed to start again. Track... Read more
First 10K - DONE!
Yesterday I ran my first 10K. It was part of the training series for the Indy Mini that I will be running in May. I completed it in 1:20:08, which was just the time I thought I would complete it in. It was a lot of fun, and I got to go shopping ... Read more
5K - Woohoo! Runner's High
Today, I woke up at 5:30, drove an hour and a half, and ran a 5K: my first 5K as an adult! I ran a 5K when I was 9, but what I remember was stopping so that I could see the police car at the end and then finishing. Anyways, last night I was drag... Read more
Or was it 5.25?
Today I ran/walk five miles, running one minute and walking thirty seconds. My overall pace stayed just under 13 minutes, which made me very excited since that is fast for me. The strange part is, I was running on a path tha... Read more