From 278 Pounds to Triathlete (Well, Tomorrow...)
Friday, May 20, 2011      36 comments

I'm so excited that the big day is finally here! I was worried that I would be so nervous and anxious today, the day before the triathlon. I'm happy to report, however, that I'm only excited and ready to go! I feel so ready after this t... Read more
A Picture of What Came in the Mail Today!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      20 comments

It's starting to feel real now, folks! That there is my tri suit. That's the jobby I'll wear under my wetsuit while I swim, then continue to wear while I bike and ... Read more
Just an Update: The Good & The Bad
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      15 comments

Today is the first day I woke up and didn't have a reason to rush out the door since... well, I lost track. A long time ago. And it was LOVELY. I managed to get a few things done around the house and enjoy the luxury of time during the ... Read more
About Yesterday's Blog
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      10 comments

Thanks for the response to my blog yesterday, pals. I had several people encourage me to just celebrate my own successes and be happy with that. I very much do and I very much am. I don't claim the jealousy some suggested might be behind the ... Read more
Compare & Despair: Or How Facebook is Messing With My Life
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      17 comments

Two days ago I was tooling around mindlessly on the internet (a favorite, useless pastime I've been trying--and failing--to cut back on). As I scroll through friends' facebook status updates and other mindless dribble, I notice I have an increa... Read more
Training Woes: Old Tapes
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      11 comments

Training has been getting increasingly more intense in the past few weeks. Now that cycling is in full swing, I'm dealing with another injury. This doesn't surprise me since every time I change something up in my training routine or add someth... Read more
Recognizing What's Not Working
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      14 comments

What a fast-paced couple of weeks! I knew something was going to give eventually, and it happened yesterday: meltdown. Early in the morning, I couldn't get myself out of bed (not enough sleep). When I did finally get out of bed, I had a... Read more
Setting--and MAINTAINING--Boundaries
Monday, March 07, 2011      14 comments

I had a really lovely weekend--the perfect blend of getting things done and relaxing. On Saturday I got in a great workout, finally made a decision about which road bike to buy and ordered it, then spent some time relaxed at home with Dan and t... Read more
Why I'm Hungover Today (Even Though I Haven't Had a Drink in 1 Year, 5 Months, and 2 Days)
Sunday, February 27, 2011      17 comments

I haven't had a sip of alcohol to my lips since September 26, 2009, which a handy little website told me this morning is precisely 1 year, 5 months, and 2 days ago. And yet I woke up this morning feeling horribly hungover. I AM hungover, emoti... Read more
Healing Wounds
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      14 comments

A few days ago I hit a rough patch. Out of nowhere, I woke up one morning and just felt... huge. I stepped on the scale--nope, weight was still about the same. Next day, HUGE. Stepped on the scale--eh, one pound up (salty dinner). The next ... Read more
130 Pounds Lost
Monday, February 07, 2011      49 comments

I hit a milestone today: I weighed 148 for a total of 130 pounds lost. Hooray! That's 17 pounds less than I ever aimed to weigh when I started this journey, less than I weighed on my wedding day and in college, and I'm more fit than I've... Read more
The Power of Positive PHRASING
Friday, February 04, 2011      18 comments

It's been a good couple of days without running! I've been focused in on my swimming and strength training and yoga--and I'm having a great time doing it. I think my brain needed the break as much as my knee did! I was reminded today though h... Read more
There's Always More to Learn: Reflecting on the Body's Season
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      17 comments

It's been two weeks since I took off those training wheels--stopped counting calories and stopped wearing my body bugg. I'm happy to report that on the positive end of things, nothing fell apart when I dropped the gadgets and stopped recording ... Read more
Taking off the Training Wheels (Naked Without Gadgets)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      27 comments

I have mixed feelings about this one, folks. As I shared in my last blog, I had noticed a little increase in my anxiety around my eating and calorie watching. I received such great support and feedback, and I've done a lot of reflecting ... Read more
I Am DOING GOOD (if I'd Just Get Out of My Own Way)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      21 comments

Throughout this process, I've been faithful about a lot of things: I track my food every day, I maintain exercise and my eating plan (even on and around holidays), and I work to stay centered and in touch with my emotions (since as soon as I'm o... Read more

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