So Here's the Thing...
I don't actually like running. It's boring. I've been doing this C25K thing, and I've done alright, I guess, but I just don't look forward to it. There are lots of things I'd rather do---workout-wise, not just "things I'd rather do"---that I wou... Read more
C25K - Week One
I've always wanted to be a runner. I've never felt very good at it, and I've never stuck with it for more than a week or so. I generally prefer things like dancing. A little more fun, I think.
My friend Jenn started the C25K (Couch to 5K) p... Read more
If It's Repeated, It's Important
In his sermons, our pastor, Gary, always says, "If it's repeated, it's important!" Whether it's in the Bible or in your life, if something keeps coming up, you should at least stop and think about it. It's probably God trying to get your attenti... Read more
Sweet, Sweet McD's
I was reading RGARCIA3803's blog, and it brought up a lot of things for me, so I thought I'd throw a blog out. Props to RG for sharing!
My parents have been alcoholics as long as I can remember. When I was in elementary school, sometimes m... Read more
Pain, Pain, Go Away! At Least Until 40...
Ugh. I feel awful. Not because it's gray and rainy outside---I actually like rainy days. My back is miserable! Boo! I wake up in the morning, and I can barely move. I think the problem is that I flip over to my stomach in the night, which is not... Read more
So I found this site called WeightView. It's really interesting. You upload a picture of yourself, you tell them your weight, and you tell them how much you want to lose (up to 50 pounds). Then they alter your picture to show the "after" you. He... Read more
Back in the Saddle Again
We're home from vacation! We had a lovely time in DC. Spending time with my aunt was wonderful---my son loved her, we got to see lots of friends and family, and we all had a fabulous time! Yay!
But now comes the post-vacation reset. I didn'... Read more
On the Road Again
This week, my husband and I are taking our little spring break vacation. We're going where we always go: Virginia. My aunt lives just outside of DC, and we like to spend time with her and go see all the FREE attractions in the city. DC is great!... Read more
Step Up to Setbacks
In the summer of 2007, I had the privilege of going on a mission trip to China. It was a wonderful, incredible experience. As an amazing surprise, I also got to accompany my husband on a business trip to Italy exactly one week
after retur... Read more
I am devious. My husband just told me so.
Today is the first day of the Curse, and I was overwhelmed with a desire for sweets. So much so that the Twix I brought home yesterday for my husband and I to share today was gone before lunch, and ... Read more
A Moment on the Lips, Forever on the Hips
I hate that saying. My sister always says it to me. My sister, who is 5'2" and has been tiny her whole life. My sister, who had twins and has still always been smaller than me. My sister, who was helping me get onto one of her horses and my foot... Read more
Confessions of a Sneaker
Have you ever been doing something and simultaneously observing yourself doing that thing and wishing you weren't? Yet somehow you can't stop yourself? Yesterday, I found myself being RIDICULOUS. I don't know why I did it. I have no reason. As I... Read more
Memories of Memories
I was dreading this morning. I'd scheduled family photos, and I really hate getting my picture taken. Reasons:
1. I'm chubby, and I didn't want to be in any position for my rolls to show.
2. My husband wanted us to wear white shirts and b... Read more
I just want to mention that I did so well yesterday, I had a Dunkin' Donuts chocolate kreme-filled donut and STILL stayed within all my ranges. It was pretty much the most wonderful, guilt-free donut I've ever had. *sigh* Now I'm thinking about ... Read more
Better is better than bad!
I got a little frustrated yesterday. My calorie tracker says I should try to stay between 1200-1500 calories. Well, I've been on the high end of that, and usually over---like 1700 or 1800 calories. I started to really beat myself up inside. "You... Read more