You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      11 comments

For the first time in my life I took an entire week off of work for the holidays. I am realizing now that was not a healthy decision. I was completely out of my routine and fell into bad habits. Eating like crap and never once did I exercise!... Read more
Thursday, December 13, 2012      11 comments

So I have been struggling up and down on my weight for the last couple months trying to get over this plateau. I never could cross the 25lbs weight loss goal UNTIL TODAY!! WOO HOO! CHECK IT OUT! (Don’t mind the long overdue pedicure! HA) ... Read more
My Name is Rana and I’m a Team Challenger Loser!
Tuesday, December 04, 2012      9 comments

For the last two months I have been sitting steady at the same weight. Plus side, I’m not gaining weight but negative side, I’m not losing any either. After this last November challenge, I have realized I need to be honest with myself and say ... Read more
What a Difference a Year Makes!
Saturday, November 24, 2012      14 comments

On Thanksgiving each year, we always take our family picture for our annual Christmas card. And OH BOY! What a difference a year makes! My family and I Thanksgiving 2011, me at about 190! ... Read more
The Glow Run 5k Recap!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012      7 comments

Last Saturday night I ventured to the Glow Run 5k with my team the Gleaux Cups. I created the team name because for those of you not familiar with New Orleans, we can leave restaurants and bars with our alcoholic drinks in “to-go cups”. I figu... Read more
Halloween Before and There After
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      12 comments

Halloween is probably the first moment in time that I have picture proof of the before non healthy self to the new me. Not going to say after because I am still a work in progress. ... Read more
Thursday, November 01, 2012      9 comments

I call it MOVEmber because that is just what I need to get back on track on, GET MOVING! In my October challenges I pretty much sucked at them all but ONE! Once I didn’t hit some challenges, I lost my motivation to push on and try my best. I ... Read more
Komen Race for the Cure New Orleans 5k Review
Monday, October 22, 2012      10 comments

It started off Friday night when I received my team “Breast Friends” t-shirt and downward spiraled from there. When I received my t-shirt I didn’t notice until the morning of the race that I received a MENS LARGE not a woman’s large. I was dro... Read more
More Joy Than The Number On The Scale!
Friday, October 19, 2012      10 comments

It has been about four years since I put these goals on my Spark Page and have come to realize I have accomplished a lot more than what is noted on the scale. At my heaviest, these were the things that bothered me most about my body that I want... Read more
Spooktacular Challenges ~ Week 1 Update!
Sunday, October 07, 2012      6 comments

First I wanted to let everyone know that I baked the Skinny Pumpkin Cupcakes that I posted in a previous blog this week and OMG THEY ARE DELISH! Highly recommend them! But a few notes of my alterations to the recipe. I used a box of Carrot Ca... Read more
Tipitina's Rhythm and Blues Run 5k
Monday, October 01, 2012      8 comments

My father and I attended the Tipitina's Rhythm and Blues Run 5k last Saturday night. This is my second 5k I completed for the month of September and pretty darn proud of myself! It was a wet a rainy day but we decided to run it anyway. I... Read more
October’s Spooktacular Challenges
Monday, October 01, 2012      6 comments

I love love love October in New Orleans! It is a great month with cooler weather to run in and all around a festive month. With that it definitely makes working out that much easier and enjoyable. So I hope this is my month to accomplish my m... Read more
Friday, September 21, 2012      15 comments

So I was getting myself ready to go for a run in my neighborhood. I tied my shoes, got up and put my headphones in my ears and about to head out the door until my 14 year old daughter stopped me. She says, “Mom, didn’t you forget your strap-on... Read more
OMG…I Found My Dream Race!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      22 comments

WOW, I have finally found the race of my dreams! Living in New Orleans I thought unlimited beer was the bomb at the finish line until I saw this! http://www.hotch... Read more
Did You Know?
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      9 comments

This information is truly informative to me so I thought I would share! My husband likes his bananas between 4 and 5 and I love mine between 6 and 7! Never did I know I was eating the healthier banana. I just thought it was sweeter and ... Read more

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