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One Week And Going Strong
It has been a week and a day since I had my last soda. THIS IS A BIG DEAL! :) :) :)
Although I've ... Read more
I am feeling good and positive for the first time in months. The weather in Texas is finally below 100 degrees (yes, in mid-October), and we just had our first rainfall in 6 months. Things are starting to feel normal again.
Sorry to keep ... Read more
Mysterious Yoga Studio Closing
I got an email the other night from my yoga studio that said they would be offering no more classes, ... Read more
Getting Back On Track
Following my last blog/vent-session, it was apparent that I really did want to change things. I'm trying not to get stuck in the disappointment of half-completed goals, because that always means that I end up abandonning my goals completely. S... Read more
Back to Square One.
Well, this is embarrassing.
My last blogs were written at the end of March, and it is now mid-July. At the time of my last blogs, I had just run a 10K and was eating healthier than any other time in my life. My blogs weren't exaggerating-... Read more
My First 10k Race!!! (Photos included!)
I did it! I ran my first race! I ran a 10K! That's more than 6 miles!!!
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Proud of Myself
My journey towards better health has been gradual over the past year. So gradual, that I easily forget all the positive changes that I've made.
But yesterday I was looking through my cabinets and it hit me. There was yogurt, there were n... Read more
A Delightful Surprise
I went home this weekend for a bridal shower and several people told me that I look like I'd lost some weight. I had seen many of them over Christmas, so their comments surprised me because, try as I might, the scale has barely budged in the la... Read more
First Run on the Course
On Monday, my husband and I finally went downtown to try to run part of the 10K course.
The first mile is a slow incline over a bridge and directly up a long street ... Read more
Ran 4 miles!
Yesterday was, for sure, the longest run I've ever completed. 4 miles, woohoo!
We did our 2-mile loop around our neighborhood two times in a row without stopping. Strangely, our time on the first 2 miles was the quickest it's ever been.... Read more
Ran a 5K :)
Big news! On Friday, the hubby and I ran our first 5K. It wasn't a race, just a full 3.1 miles running... Read more
My husband and I have been trying to do more running, and somehow in the process we decided that we'd train for the Austin Capitol 10,000-- the biggest 10K race in Texas (4th in the nation). Apparently any garb goes for this race (there are som... Read more
Update on Goals
Well, I meant to post a goal review a week and a half ago, but, well, got a little side-tracked. But I wanted to make sure to report my progress as it is mostly something to be proud of! The good news is that-- since my last post-- I have been... Read more
Feeling the Momentum
It's funny how things just don't seem doable for so long... and then, POOF!, something changes within you and things feel possible once again.
Since around September of last year, the good health habits that I had developed started to deter... Read more
Embracing the Middle Eastern Diet
I had the lucky chance of visiting my sister over Christmas break, who lives in Israel. Aside from the joy of seeing her, I had the unique opportunity of celebrating Christmas Eve in Bethlehem's Manger Square, and spend the next week touring va... Read more