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I Refuse to Simply Exist
Saturday, July 02, 2016      6 comments

I shared a video ad for JCPenney's plus size boutique on my Facebook page last night. I had close to 100 likes and dozens of shares, but only a handful o... Read more
Sunday, June 05, 2016      2 comments

Post-race summary from yesterday's 5K: -Assistant Deputy Under Secretariat beat out Don't Make Me Glue for best horse name -It was 70 degrees and humid. ... Read more
I Won My 5K!
Monday, May 30, 2016      12 comments

I won my 5K today. No, I didn't finish in first place. Far from it. No, I didn't run the entire distance. I'm still a winner. -I got out of bed at 6 ... Read more
The Blog Remembers When
Wednesday, May 02, 2012      11 comments

So, yeah, it's been a while since I've written a blog. Over 2 months. As some of you know, I started a new job on March 5th. LOVE the job, LOVE the commute (1.5 miles) even more, but it is INSANELY busy most days. Which leads me to eat l... Read more
Get the Funk Out!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      18 comments

I have been lazy. L-A-Z-Y. If you know me, you probably wonder what the heck I’m talking about. I just ran a 10K, I exercise a lot, I’m on the go all the time. Not what most people would consider lazy. The 10K was AWESOME. I felt a fir... Read more
Monday, February 06, 2012      12 comments

Do you ever have that out of body experience? Like, you know what’s going on around you is meant for you, but it doesn’t seem like it is really you in the moment? This is how I’ve been feeling for months now, in a good way for the most pa... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - My First Half Marathon, At 222 Pounds (with pics)
Friday, January 13, 2012      188 comments

On September 11, 2011, I made the decision to start training for a half marathon...just 2 short months after running my very first 5K. Not only A half marathon, but the Walt Disney World half marathon. Why? Because it was 3 days before my 35th... Read more
2011 - The Year of the Hottie...recap and review (with pics)
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      24 comments

January 1, 2011 - I declared that 2011 would be the year of the hottie. I was determined that I would be able to lose 80 pounds and reach my goal weight by the end of the year. January 31, 2011 - I joined the gym at work, weighing in at 239... Read more
Really Real, or Really...Unreal
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      19 comments

What makes a person “real”? Am I a “real” singer? Am I a “real” obese woman? Am I a “real” runner? I sing. I don’t get paid for it. I don’t perform in front of hundreds of people. I may not even be that good at it. Does that mean I... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Great Weightspectations - An Experiment in Muscle vs. Fat (A Must Read for Scale Haters)
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      240 comments

"I only lost 5 pounds last month." "I gained a pound this week." "I've been gaining and losing the same 3 pounds for months." "I hate the scale." "I'm exercising like crazy and eating better. Why am I not losing weight?" ... Read more
Gobble Gobble, Run Til You Wobble
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      8 comments

It has been a while, and I’m way overdue. I know people were probably anxiously awaiting (well, curious at least) my race recap from my Turkey Trot 10K. I’ve been in a writing funk since then, so I couldn’t really bring myself to write anythin... Read more
You Might Be An Athlete If...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      13 comments

…you walk around sniffing your underarms to make sure they don’t stink …you have more pairs of white athletic socks than your teenage son …spandex makes you feel sexy …you are constantly trying to achieve a PR …you actual... Read more
Du It – My First Duathlon, My First Race with My Son, and an Unexpected Finish!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      21 comments

Sunday, November 13, 2011 My first duathlon. I registered at the last minute, 3 days before the race. My 12 year old son was already registered, and he has completed two youth triathlons already. I figured I could do it, because it w... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Quiet!! I'm Trying To Run! - How to tell that voice in your head to shut up
Friday, November 04, 2011      138 comments

This is week 10 of my half marathon training program. I'm doing the Jeff Galloway training plan, which is interval training. I've been doing 2 minute run/1 minute walk int... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What Did You Say? The Proof is in the Pics.
Thursday, October 27, 2011      244 comments

I.AM.AWESOME. Oh? You're still here? Well then let me tell you why. I am a fat girl. Before you lecture me on why I shouldn't call myself that, allow me to quote the definition of "fat": "having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obe... Read more

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