JPRAHL's Blogs

Day 313: Epic.. fail?
Sunday, November 16, 2008      0 comments

Okay, not really epic... but this was a tough weekend calorie-wise and I blew my numbers, though I really do feel a little proud of myself for not blowing the numbers more. I really didn't binge nearly as much as I wanted to. I'll make up for it... Read more
Day 311B: Drawing...
Friday, November 14, 2008      0 comments

I saw this body acceptance challenge that said "Draw what you think you look like - and then show people you trust to get their opinions." So I've drawn what I think I think I look like, and the more I look at it the more thoughts go through my ... Read more
Day 311: Beautiful?
Friday, November 14, 2008      0 comments

My boyfriend, wonder that he is, thinks I'm beautiful just the way I am. I, on the other hand,... don't. This is pretty much the only remotely serious disagreement in our relationship at this point. It makes me wonder - Where did ... Read more
Day 310: Possibly...
Thursday, November 13, 2008      0 comments someone who can easily obsess about things, this whole "Two workouts a day" thing might be dangerous for me, as I'm finding myself slightly addicted to the numbers of calories I can burn a day. I'm also seeing some serious changes in my bo... Read more
Day 309: Goalz
Wednesday, November 12, 2008      3 comments

Today is November 12th. I go home for 10 days at Christmas on December 20th. That give me about 6 weeks. I also registered for a 5K on New Years Day. I would like to lose between another 5 and 10 pounds before I head home. I would also... Read more
Day 308: Guilty Non-pleasures...
Tuesday, November 11, 2008      0 comments

Dear Jamie. Have you not realized, by now, that whenever you do something stupid like - eat a giant piece of chocolate cake that you KNOW will push you over your calories - you're going to feel absolutely terrible afterwards and there's no ... Read more
Day 307: Milwaukee Magic and Madness
Monday, November 10, 2008      1 comments

I spent a lovely weekend in the lovely city of Milwaukee with my lovely boyfriend and had an amazing time. Though I was an asshat and forgot my sports bra, so I didn't run, we did a ton of walking and - for being on vacation - I ate way better t... Read more
Day 303: Using your resources
Thursday, November 06, 2008      3 comments

I have worked at my amazing company for 1.5 years now.. and we have a gorgeous, high-tech gym, and I've always been intimidated to use it, usually because of the sheer number of dudes I work with almost always being in there lifting or playing b... Read more
Day 302: Elections!
Wednesday, November 05, 2008      1 comments

Last night was election night, and I bunkered down with Eric, pajamas, and champagne - after a nice long workout at the gym - to see the results. We flipped back and forth be... Read more
Day 300!!!
Monday, November 03, 2008      1 comments

Wow. 300 days of "getting healthy." I've learned a million lessons about food, exercise, and myself. I've had bumps and bruises and tears - but also a lot of personal achievements and smiles. I'm still not where I'd like to be at ... Read more
Day 295: A New Simplicity
Wednesday, October 29, 2008      1 comments

Day 300 approaches, which is... just wow. I think I might lose my mind on the "ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY" weigh-in. ...But, I'm still taking things day by day, and last night after the gym (At which all the treadmills were full so I wound up on ... Read more
Day 294: Jamie vs Chicken Wings
Tuesday, October 28, 2008      1 comments

I had sparked 2 MIller Lites and 6 Chicken wings into my daily calorie allowance for yesterday - as it was 10 cent wing night at The Rail, which is too awesome to miss. I had one Sam Adams Octoberfest beer and 7 wings - with no blue cheese ... Read more
Day 293: Race Results!
Monday, October 27, 2008      3 comments

Lord - I really thought I'd get out on the path and cramp up or be way more out of shape than I thought... It didn't happen. I had a lovely, lovely run. I finished the 2008 Trick or Treat Trot in 31:52, a time roughly 2 minutes fa... Read more
Day 290: Weighed-In
Friday, October 24, 2008      1 comments

Well, through a routine of less exercise and eating more, I have gained 4 pounds. Which isn't terrible, and I know how to take it off, but yeah... I knew I'd have to backslide someday. Breathe deep. It's fine, it's fine, it's fine. I'... Read more
Day 289: Coming Clean
Thursday, October 23, 2008      1 comments

I'm going through a bit of a rough patch right now - and I thought I'd come clean at the place where people have changed their lives. Though I'm 40 pounds lighter than I was in January, the magical effect of all my worldy problems going aw... Read more

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