JPRAHL's Blogs

quick update (planning for a road trip)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009      1 comments

Tomorrow, Eric and I are going to spend 12 hours in a car. (We're road warriors this holiday season. Last week we went to Michigan to spend Christmas with my family. We've been back in Chicago two days, and tomorrow afternoon we leave fo... Read more
See you January 4th!
Friday, December 11, 2009      2 comments

The next few weeks of my life are going to be utterly insane. So, while I'm going to eat as well as I can and workout as much as I can, I won't be actively sparking - Eric's birthday, Christmas traveling to Michigan, New Years traveling to New J... Read more
Post-Thanksgiving recap
Monday, November 30, 2009      0 comments

So, much like many people, all my plans for being good over the holidays went out the window. And really, I'm okay with that, which is a huge step for me. It was a blast of a weekend featuring friends new and old, movies, wine, pie, and awesome ... Read more
Happy thoughts on a Rainy Day.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009      2 comments

I know I've only been to my therapist twice, but I already feel as if some knots in my head are coming untangled. Maybe some of my friends were right and it's good to just have an objective 3rd party to ramble in front of. ... Read more
11/16 to 11/20 - This week's deal with myself.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      1 comments

I will work out all 5 days this week on my lunch break. I will do my Pilates video twice. I will try to stay, if not in my calorie range, at least under my maintenance #. :) ... Read more
Cake tasting..
Monday, November 16, 2009      2 comments

...might destroy your calories for the day, but it's among the most fun parts of wedding planning. We had our tasting on Saturday, and we're so excited. Too bad I have to wait 5 months to eat it! :)... Read more
What I want..
Friday, November 13, 2009      2 comments

I tried on a cute new outfit yesterday. I wound up buying it, but while looking in the dressing room mirror I saw some physical imperfections. I'm not toned, which is something that bugs me and I need to fix. I've been focusing so h... Read more
My first trip to therapy..
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      3 comments

There was some relief from Terrible Tuesday, in that I got to leave work at 4:30 to head to my first ever therapy appointment. While I was incredibly nervous, Kerrie put me right at ease and we drank hot tea on a cold night and she let me ... Read more
What a terrible day (Re: Monday)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      2 comments

Monday was just plain hard. I managed to actually eat lunch, though I wouldn't say I got to take a lunch, as I ate bites of soup between truck deliveries and getting yelled at by a driver in Spanish. It was a super, duper hard day at... Read more
Spontaneous Weekend Fitness!
Monday, November 09, 2009      4 comments

My fiancee is an actor, and has Sunday matinees for the most recent show he's in. Normally, weekends are all about me laying low after the incredible stress of a crazy week at my job, but yesterday's weather here in Chicago was so beautiful I co... Read more
Wednesday, November 04, 2009      0 comments

emoticon My growing depression is now affecting my workouts, it seems. After taking Monday as a day of ... Read more
My biggest stressor...
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      4 comments

It's a fact of my life that a HUGE part of my depression/anxiety is brought on and/or triggered by my job. I know I need to be grateful that in these hard economic times, I even have a job, but really... I am unvalued, and really, for the ... Read more
Moment of weakness...
Monday, November 02, 2009      1 comments

My calves hurt because I'm a dork and didn't stretch after yesterdays 5k, so I decided to take a lunchtime walk to Target. I bought a book (needed something new to read), some Starkist tuna packs, and.... a bag of Tootsie Rolls from the 1/2 pric... Read more
Hot Chocolate 5k - 33:11!!!
Monday, November 02, 2009      3 comments

I had a wonderful race on Sunday, coming in at 33:11 and running a solid 2.5 miles before doing any walking at all - and I'd estimate it was maybe .25 miles of walking total.... Read more
Every little bit helps...
Friday, October 30, 2009      2 comments

I lied. Rather than no workout, I got on the treadmill and walked 2 miles, and ran a 1/2 mile. It's not my usual intensity, but its something.... Read more

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