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Weekly Tracking (May 6 - May 12)
Saturday, May 05, 2012      5 comments

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Weekly Update Blog (WUB)
Saturday, May 05, 2012      15 comments

This was sort of a strange week for me but I kept it together and overall I have done well. I'm not used to running so many times in one week, so it will take some time to get used to it, but I am easing into it with lots of stretching and I wil... Read more
5k training schedule
Thursday, May 03, 2012      7 comments

Inspired by Carly, I've adapted one of Hal Higdon's running schedules to suit my own training. Link to Schedule: tinyurl.com/7qsnntu Sat = speed interval day Tue = distance day Thu = timed run I am going to f... Read more
Yay!!! size 22/24 running shorts!
Thursday, May 03, 2012      33 comments

I have been between a size 26-32 my entire adult life. I have not worn a size 22/24 bottoms of ANY kind since junior high (age 13). I just tried on a pair of these (WONDERFUL) running shorts (which I highly recommend; they flatter in all ... Read more
Weekly Tracking (April 29 - May 5)
Monday, April 30, 2012      4 comments

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May Goals
Sunday, April 29, 2012      18 comments

Fitness: -Strength training 2x per week for at least 30 min -Cross-train 2x per week for at least 30 Min -Walk/Run at least 10 miles total per week -Run/Walk intervals at least 3x per week -At least 250 total cardio min per week -A... Read more
NSV's: Blood work, and celiac disease highly suspected by my doctor
Thursday, April 26, 2012      24 comments

I visited my endocrinologist today and got some really great numbers :) my total cholesterol and LDL are still incredibly low, but my "good cholesterol" has gone up to 48 :) yay! (I will keep working to get it higher!) Also my triglycerides are ... Read more
Letter to Myself in 8 Weeks (BLC#14)
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      21 comments

Jamie, You did it, again. You have worked hard each week on achieving better health and fitness, and you have supported your teammates through another successful BLC. Whether you reach your weight goal of 349 or not, you are a success. ... Read more
New calorie range, again!
Monday, April 23, 2012      20 comments

Thanks for the comments on my last blog. It was a bit incoherent and poorly written so I ended up deleting it, but I still appreciate the feedback. I've made a decision of what to do, just to rule out the last possibility.... The last possi... Read more
The magnesium miracle
Sunday, April 22, 2012      21 comments

Remember my blog about potassium? well, it's time to celebrate another essential nutrient... Magnesium is an important electrolyte that the body uses for normal functions (your nerves, your insulin production, etc). Along with my multi... Read more
Sleep Fail
Friday, April 20, 2012      9 comments

I've been having some terrible muscle pain recently in my neck, shoulders, back, obliques, glutes, and calves--all over really. I think it has to do with that gluten-free fail on Sunday.. I tend to get this sort of fibromyalsia-type pain when I ... Read more
Weight-loss !
Thursday, April 19, 2012      48 comments

Well it looks like focusing on all of my non-scale victories has paid off.... Although I have been bouncing around 363.5 - 365.5 for a few weeks.... I woke up today to a significant loss! I am now 361.4! ... Read more
NSVs - Waist to hip ratio :)
Wednesday, April 18, 2012      21 comments

It might seem like I am bragging recently, but I am really just trying to keep myself motivated by focusing on how far I have come OFF of the scale. I like to celebrate every victory, and to constantly remind myself that this journey is about so... Read more
Another gluten-free fail, more painful this time! And the shrinking size of my undies
Wednesday, April 18, 2012      23 comments

On Sunday I accidentally ingested a good 20 grams (at least) of gluteny goodness.... oh dear, it wasn't pretty. Symptoms: immediate bloating, gas, headache, and malaise. Delayed symptoms: all of Mon and Tue were unbearable.. I was retaining flui... Read more
Inches lost in 9 months
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      20 comments

The scale didn't agree with me this Sunday at weigh-in (ToM and a few bad eating days last week). Along with starting FRESH this week, I am focusing on my non-scale victories to stay motivated. Although I haven't lost weight in about 2 weeks, I ... Read more

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