My first official training run - 1st 4 mile run!
So today was my first official training run for the Memorial 1/2 marathon, and my first outdoor run in several months, AND my first ever 4 mile run - can I get a Read more
First training run - 3 miles
Well, I realize 3 miles isn't that big a deal, but I'm still proud of myself for doing it. Mostly because I spent close to half a day today unpacking boxes for one of my Professors, which I wasn't supposed to do, but he was out of town and the ... Read more
I'm Baaack - Happy New Year
How is everyone? Time for the annual New Year's resolutions, and my resolution this year is to run my first half-marathon. Yeah, I'd like to lose some weight, too. Took all my stats today, and they are really awful - weight is up, waistline i... Read more
Been down but not out
You ever notice that sometimes life just gets in the way of your plans? I was "planning" to start training for the Reindeer Run 10K - it would have been my first 10K - when I twisted my ankle around Halloween. Read more
Well my last blog may have been full of self-pity, so this one will be better. No, I'm still not "trying to lose weight" before the home situation improves - too much stress for that, BUT I don't want to use this as an excuse to gain weight, ei... Read more
Well isn't that strange?
I am seriously considering taking a break from the whole "weight-loss" thing, partially because I'm not losing any weight but mostly because a certain home situation still hasn't been resolved, and may not be before the end of the year. Yesterd... Read more
My plan doesn't seem to be working
So I've been tracking food for nearly two weeks, and here we go again: weight drops down to around 151, the goes back up to 153-54. I spent five months earlier this year trying to drop down below 150, and it was down for a little while. So I'm... Read more
Not so great Labor Day weekend
I don't know why I always have so much trouble on the weekend - I still don't know how to track food when I eat out, and I ate out twice! Saturday we went to Ron's Hamburgers (not a terrific choice for dieters), and that night we got pizza from... Read more
Take a chance
In my last blog I mentioned that I was considering dropping the jazz ensemble because of my weight gain - and I did consider doing so, for about 5 minutes. But I really like guitar playing, even if I'm not that good at it, and like I said I oug... Read more
Lose 20 lbs - quit playing guitar?
Well this is probably dumb, but here goes. About 2 years ago I started playing guitar in a community jazz ensemble (I pay THEM to play, LOL!), but since I've been playing I've been gaining weight. I have at least twice in the past 5 years gott... Read more
Walking with my hubby!
Well the backache is better - not terrific, but better. I've started doing some lower back stretches, talked with my chiropractor first of course. And I've put in quite a bit of time walking. Well tonight my hubby & I went to NorthPark mall a... Read more
Down with a back injury
So my goals for July were to get 30 - 45 minutes of cardio 5 days a week, and do some serious ab work 3 days a week. Unfortunately, I am recovering from another serious & painful back injury. No idea how it happened, but Wednesday I was in so ... Read more
"Normal" swimsuit model?
So, this is going to sound like complaining, and it kind of is. Here is a picture of Ms. Indiana, who is being touted as having a "normal" figure:
Okay, I appreciate... Read more
FINALLY!!! Some progress!
So, for the first 5 months of 2014, I lost maybe 2 lbs. The scale would go down, get close to 150 lbs, then go back up - so FRUSTRATING!!! Read more
HELP!!! How do you handle a "pot-luck" dinner???
So my Church has an annual Memorial Weekend pot-luck dinner, and I absolutely DO NOT want to GO! It's like I'm afraid of the food, I don't know what they'll have (exactly) but I do know there'll be alot of food, probably higher calorie stuff, a... Read more
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