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The journey of becoming a runner
Monday, May 09, 2011      3 comments

I want to be a runner. I love the idea of it. It can be done anywhere. It is fairly efficient way to exercise and burn calories. It doesn't cost that much. But the reality is that I got it in my head that I hate running. So, for me, runnin... Read more
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      2 comments

Well, I never got around to my February goals -- I am still plugging away on the couch to 5K program and have 6 weeks until my race in March -- the plan is getting harder but I know that I can do this...I have been trying to do one workout a we... Read more
January is approaching its end
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      4 comments

This month has had it's ups and downs. I started the couch to 5k program on January 4 and 4 weeks later I am getting around to day 1 week 3 of the program. But I am still doing it and I signed up and paid for a 5K yesterday -- I will be runnin... Read more
Reflections on my body image: what better time than now
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      2 comments

I have suffered with body image issues for much of my life. While I was not over weight as a child/teenager, I was not happy with the body I had. I was a small child and hit puberty fairly early (not by today's standards). With the curves cam... Read more
My birth month approaches
Thursday, October 28, 2010      3 comments

Some people celebrate a birthday -- me? I celebrate that anniversary for the whole month. But I spent the past month getting way off track and so while there will be plenty of celebration I need to get things back under control. 1. Track... Read more
Goals for September
Saturday, September 11, 2010      0 comments

Well, August ended a little shaky and then I took a break from the vigilance although I still was getting quite a bit of exercise. For this month I am looking for some new goals. 1). I am recommitting to WW, in addition to following the p... Read more
Third week wrap up
Monday, August 23, 2010      1 comments

So, I ended my WW week 16 points over (maybe 800 calories for the week). It could have been much worse considering all of the eating out good food and drink opportunities. 1) I tracked pretty much everything something I often don't do w... Read more
Third week of August
Thursday, August 19, 2010      0 comments

So this is a challenging week with lots of prix fix three course dinners out and so I am trying to compensate with extra exercise and have committed to 20 miles and added an extra strength session with my trainer. So far I feel like I have ... Read more
2nd week of August
Monday, August 09, 2010      0 comments

So, I was pretty well behaved at Sunday brunch -- I ate half my quiche, half my potatoes and half my biscuit taking the rest home for another meal or spread out. Champagne I had a bit of but with a light eating day today, I am right where I wan... Read more
first week of August successes
Sunday, August 08, 2010      1 comments

So there were definitely some food snafus this week -- I am about 25 points over for the week -- I would guess that is about 1,000 calories. It could be worse. There were several meals out and this is largely where the extra points came from (... Read more
August 5th
Thursday, August 05, 2010      1 comments

Well, so far I am keeping up with these crazy goals that I set at the beginning of the week. I went out to dinner on Tuesday on top of a piece of pizza for breakfast before it made it into the freezer and a snacky day at work (I need to plan be... Read more
August 2
Sunday, August 01, 2010      0 comments

Well, it was the first day of school today and it was a bit disorganized and chaotic. I went early to my training appointment and completed day 1 of couch to 5k. With the 5 min warm up and 5 min cool down I completed 2.1 miles. I was running ... Read more
August goals
Sunday, August 01, 2010      1 comments

Well, on a happy note, my beau wants to give it another chance now that we have recognized some of the communication problems that we have. So after 10 days of feeling miserable, I am in a better mood. School starts for the kids tomorrow... Read more
Emotional response
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      1 comments

So I thought everything was going really well until my boyfriend mentioned he needed to talk to me even better see me. I was hoping it was just that he wanted to see me before heading out of town with the kids. I did everything I could to conv... Read more
Time for a new start
Monday, July 19, 2010      1 comments

I came back from vacation a couple of pounds heavier than when I left. (Not surprising since I was in New Orleans and I ate like there was never going to be another meal). I have one week of break before school starts again and I am ready to g... Read more

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