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  • I'm going to get to take a bath!

    9/29/2014 9:04:19 PM, by CATTUTT

    In our shower, we have this pole thing that is a shower caddy to hold all our shower junk. The pole has thus far made it impossible to take a bath. I decided to look and see if they make caddies that go over shower doors, since one that goes on the shower head won't work with our shower. Turns ou... Read more

  • Queen Of The Forest

    9/28/2014 8:40:28 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today's trip to the park led to a great photo op. This art chair in one of the parks had a plaque saying you should sit in it and think of ways to help the Earth. Which is a good idea. But I sat in it and pretended to be Queen of the Forest. Read more

  • Beautiful day at the park...

    9/27/2014 9:07:18 PM, by CATTUTT

    I'm starting to think that waking up early {early-ish, anyway} is becoming my new normal. Once again I was up before 10, which NEVER used to happen. I could have gotten up even earlier, but I decided to keep trying until about 9:45. I didn't waste the time, though. Since I was awake... and b... Read more

  • I made it all the way around the trail!

    9/26/2014 8:34:56 PM, by CATTUTT

    I did it! I beat dh's challenge to get all the way around the trail we often walk. We had only ever made it about 1/3 of the way around, then turned back. Today I was DETERMINED, and we got all the way around it. With distance to and from the parking lot, it was about 1.2 miles and took 32 minut... Read more

  • A successful restaurant visit!

    9/25/2014 8:56:14 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today started out pretty well. I woke up kinda early and went ahead and got up. I sat around for a bit, then had a healthy breakfast. Then I sat a little more while I waited on the spirit to move me to go walk. It finally did, and I headed to the park. I made it 1.2 miles plus the distance from... Read more

  • A new personal record...

    9/24/2014 8:56:34 PM, by CATTUTT

    Pretty sure I exercised more today than I ever have in one day, quite possibly in my entire life. Details later... So, this morning did not start out well. I got on the scale and it was up .8 from what it was a couple days ago. I know I shouldn't weigh myself so often, and fluctuations happen,... Read more

  • Ready for tomorrow...

    9/23/2014 8:50:45 PM, by CATTUTT

    I never thought it would be hard to NOT workout. I guess I got dependent on having exercise to do so that I didn't get bored, and since today was a rest day... I got bored. I survived though! First I woke up WAY too early. I got up for a few minutes, then decided to lay back down. I slept a... Read more

  • Stick a fork in me...

    9/22/2014 8:58:18 PM, by CATTUTT

    So, revision of the week's workout plan -- tomorrow will be my rest day, instead of Wednesday. Explanation later. I woke up early again this morning. By 8:30 I was already struggling to sleep, and I gave up and got up at 9:30. I didn't want to eat breakfast just yet, so I decided to go on an... Read more

  • Made it farther on the trail than ever before!

    9/21/2014 8:43:12 PM, by CATTUTT

    I started this morning out pretty well. I woke up a little earlier than I had hoped, but I think this exercise is helping me sleep more regularly and not need so much. Not a bad thing in general, Sundays are just boring. Anyway, I got up and got online for a bit while I shook the cobwebs out of m... Read more

  • My mom is awesome!

    9/20/2014 9:05:21 PM, by CATTUTT

    So, I bought new shoes a couple weeks ago, and it seems I've made a mistake. The mistake of buying cheap shoes. They're not supportive enough, especially considering I'm already prone to plantar fasciitis. I was looking for a new pair online tonight and chatting with my mom at the same time. She... Read more

  • Another 2 workout day...

    9/19/2014 8:56:55 PM, by CATTUTT

    I woke up ridiculously early this morning. I was having trouble sleeping and got tired of rolling around, so I gave up and got up 2 1/2 hours earlier than I normally do. That was not my ideal way to start the day, but it has gotten better from there. I sat down and played online for a bit a... Read more

  • Feeling good tonight!

    9/18/2014 8:58:46 PM, by CATTUTT

    This morning when I woke up I felt curious about the scale. Part of me was screaming "GOD NO! It's TOM! Don't get on!" but the curious part won, and I got on. Much to my {very happy!} surprise, I was down 1.4 lbs since Monday. I was so excited! I'm at 260.6, so very close to being under 260, h... Read more

  • Who exercised twice today? Me! Me!

    9/17/2014 9:00:24 PM, by CATTUTT

    So, once again did not make it through the night without eating. This song and dance is getting old, I know, but I want to keep myself honest here and admit that it happened. On to other things... So I woke up this morning not feeling great. TOM is here, and brought it's friends like C... Read more

  • So close!

    9/16/2014 8:40:48 PM, by CATTUTT

    Well, I almost made it through yesterday unscathed. I made it to bed still on plan, no extra snacking or anything. Fell asleep like a baby. And then woke up in the middle of the night, had to pee, and ended up eating. Grrrr! I didn't go wild and binge or anything, but still, very annoying. ... Read more

  • I wanna clear something up...

    9/15/2014 9:01:46 PM, by CATTUTT

    When I wrote last night's blog, I was definitely thinking "me me me" and being self-centered. I want to amend what I said to say my friend has done an AMAZING job of losing the weight. She has not taken any short cuts or done anything unhealthy. It has all been hard work, a healthy diet and exerc... Read more

  • Half motivated and half depressed...

    9/14/2014 8:16:09 PM, by CATTUTT

    A friend of mine here in Columbus has been losing weight for a while. She started at 234 and hit 169 yesterday. She posted a before and after picture, the before in a sports bra and workout shorts and the after in a bikini. My mind is BLOWN. She looks absolutely amazing. Just amazing. It's mot... Read more

  • Lovely time at Market Day!

    9/13/2014 8:50:07 PM, by CATTUTT

    Dh and I went to Olde Worthington Market Day today. It's basically an arts and crafts festival. The weather was amazing, low 60s and only partly sunny. The main street through town is shut down and there are artists lining both sides of the road. As I expected, much of it was very pricey. But n... Read more

  • Impending Fall...

    9/12/2014 8:54:27 PM, by CATTUTT

    It has been such a lovely day here! It was completely cloudy all day and never got above the mid 60s. My ideal kind of day. Fall is really coming and I got a taste of it. To celebrate, I got a small non-fat pumpkin spice latte. I love pumpkin flavored stuff, and I figured the small nonfat latte... Read more

  • Stumbling across new music is like finding buried treasure!

    9/11/2014 9:17:00 PM, by CATTUTT

    I'm actually really excited to workout tomorrow. By accident I came across a new band, and then started playing a radio station based on them, and discovered a bunch more awesome new bands. {The Birthday Massacre, if anyone is curious.} It's exactly what I've been looking for... up tempo rock tha... Read more

  • Horray for tech support!

    9/10/2014 8:36:39 PM, by CATTUTT

    For several days now I've been complaining that Spotify wouldn't work on my phone. I finally gave up and got the Pandora app, only to have it do the exact same thing Spotify was doing. At that point I had dh get the Spotify app and see if it worked for him, and it did. So obviously the problem wa... Read more

  • One more warm day before the fall weather sets in...

    9/9/2014 8:56:21 PM, by CATTUTT

    Tomorrow it is supposed to be in the mid 80s, and then starting Thursday and for the next 10 days, only in the 60s or low 70s. I'm so excited about that. I love when the weather starts turning towards fall. This is probably just a little cool snap and it ill get warm again, since it's still only ... Read more

  • You win some, you lose some I guess...

    9/8/2014 9:02:26 PM, by CATTUTT

    This day did not start out well. I woke up at 6 am with a really bad headache behind my right eye. I tried to go back to sleep but it was hurting so badly it was making me feel nauseous. So I got up and took some Advil and held a cold cloth to my head for an hour, waiting for the pain to let up. ... Read more

  • Happy scale surprise...

    9/7/2014 8:46:14 PM, by CATTUTT

    I have been avoiding the scale like the plague. My eating has been pretty crappy for the last 5 or 6 weeks, and my exercise was minimal. I kept putting off getting on the scale because I was terrified of what I'd see, but I finally did it. I was only up to 262. My lowest was 258.6 and I only saw... Read more

  • Stupid, stupid appetite...

    9/6/2014 9:21:46 PM, by CATTUTT

    The day started out really well. I didn't wake up til it was time for the game {Penn St} to start, so I ate breakfast, played online, and watched football until halftime. Then I went out and walked. It was a perfect day for a walk, low 70s and cloudy, not a bit of sun. Just my kind of day. I wa... Read more

  • You guys have no idea how much I appreciate you!

    9/5/2014 8:59:02 PM, by CATTUTT

    So, when I woke up today I was feeling really lazy. I sat for a few minutes, then my rumbling belly got the best of me and I went and made food. I made a pb & banana sandwich and a few pita chips. I was starving and poured out more chips than I should have had, but no where NEAR the amount of chi... Read more

  • Let's get this ball rolling!

    9/4/2014 8:57:54 PM, by CATTUTT

    I'm finally feeling about 90% normal. The urge to sleep 24/7 seems to have disappeared, and I'm finding I have more energy. I think I need to take a valuable lesson from this -- do NOT let myself run out of thyroid medication again. I didn't think it would be a big deal, but obviously it was. I ... Read more

  • Feeling a bit better...

    9/3/2014 8:59:09 PM, by CATTUTT

    It was a task to drag myself out of bed again this morning. I didn't manage to do so until noon. Things got better after that though. For one, I didn't go back to bed an hour later and sleep another couple of hours. Although I was super tired when I woke up, I slowly got going. I turned on some... Read more

  • Hoping I have the solution...

    9/2/2014 9:08:10 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today has been another rough day. I slept late, woke up, and then went back to sleep and slept more. I've been without my thyroid medication for a few days {not smart, I know}, and I have a feeling this weary, crappy thing I've got going on is a combination of the lack of thyroid meds and my aller... Read more

  • Not feeling so hot...

    9/1/2014 8:54:46 PM, by CATTUTT

    I'm really dragging today. I'm not sure exactly what's going on, but I'm tired and weak and just want to sleep 24 hours a day. My allergies are also bothering me, so that's probably part of it, but... ugh. Anyway, despite feeling fairly crappy, I have eaten pretty well today. I did not baby ... Read more

  • Yawning, sniffling and sneezing...

    8/31/2014 9:13:27 PM, by CATTUTT

    My allergies are apparently sucking the life out of me today. I'm exhausted, and I've been sniffly and sneezy all evening. Otherwise, though, it has been a good day. I kind of got a late start, not waking up til my alarm went off at 12:20. I almost didn't set an alarm cause I was sure I would wa... Read more