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Day 45 - Spring Training
Monday, March 25, 2013      9 comments

I had a rough couple of days. I feel like I am foundering due to lack of a solid, rigid schedule... Although I did get a few workouts in last week, they were not really scheduled. This weather isn't helping, but I can't change that, and I won't ... Read more
Day 40 - New ideas for running pain relief!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      8 comments

I get my fair share of aches and pains from running (shins, ankle, knee, hip)... nothing serious, and usually not in the same spot each time... but it happens. One acronym that is very familiar to runners is R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Ele... Read more
Day 39 - In which I Stop Being Lazy
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      12 comments

After being sick, my exercise / sleep schedule were very messed up... it made it difficult to get up early, it made me want to just sit around. I watched a lot of TV. I ate a lot of cheesy, salty, and fried food. Despite my healthy meal plans, I... Read more
Day 37 - Sunday Food Prep! Get Motivated!
Sunday, March 17, 2013      8 comments

Weekly Food Prep ---------------- Chicken & Shirataki Rice Soup
ku Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili w/ Butternut Squash
w8 Cut up & frozen leftover straw... Read more
Day 36 - Week 5 Weigh-In
Saturday, March 16, 2013      7 comments

Week 5: --------------- Weight: 363 lbs gained: 4.8 Cardio Min: 60 (1 walk run, 1 walk) Strength Min: 35 Flexibility Min: 45 (stretching) Ooookay, time to own up to this gain! It's not the end of the world. I was sick... and ... Read more
Come join the Skinny Rules Weight Loss Challenge with me!
Monday, March 11, 2013      7 comments

Hi friends! I wanted to share an open invitation to this new Sparkteam I am leading called, "The Skinny Rules Challenge for people with 100+ lbs to lose":
be Some of you may remember that I u... Read more
Day 31 - Weekly Food Prep
Monday, March 11, 2013      6 comments

I'm back!!! I did not weigh-in this week because I was in the ER for accidentally inhaling a peanut. Seriously. I know, right? Only me. Anyway, it is out now and I am OK--just have a sore throat and it sort of hurts to breathe hard. Doc said I s... Read more
Day 27 - Bounce back
Thursday, March 07, 2013      5 comments

I am feeling so much better today!!!! My sleep schedule is back on track and my energy has returned. I am thinking I may have accidentally eaten gluten a few days ago ... I will need to be more vigilant with my diet: put good in, get good out.... Read more
Day 24 - Setback
Monday, March 04, 2013      11 comments

I had a binge tonight. I was upset, I hadn't slept well the night before, and I let my emotions get the better of me. I'm trying not to judge myself or feel negatively about my actions... just trying to understand how it happened, and how I can ... Read more
Day 23 - Sunday Food Prep
Sunday, March 03, 2013      9 comments

SUNDAY FOOD PREP ------------------------- 1. Turkey Meatballs sauteed with shiitake mushrooms, pasta sauce, chopped basil. These are for lunches/snacks. 2. Breakfast Quinoa bars Read more
Day 22 - Week 3 Weigh-In
Saturday, March 02, 2013      10 comments

Week 3: --------------- Weight: 358.2 lbs Lost: 5.2 !!!!! Cardio Min: 70 (two walk/runs and a walk) Strength Min: 0 (bad me) Flexibility Min: 85 (two yoga sessions and stretching) I was incredibly sick this week with a st... Read more
Day 21 - Feb Inces Lost / Splurge Meal Guidelines
Friday, March 01, 2013      6 comments

I've decided to check my measurements on the first of every month, and add it to my blog for extra motivation and accountability. 2/1/2013 ----------------- neck: 16 bust: 52 waist: 46 abdomen: 54 hips: 57.5 right arm(bicep): ... Read more
Day 20.5 - Visual Motivation
Thursday, February 28, 2013      7 comments

I made this graph on Omnigraphsketcher to better visualize my 100 lb in 1 year goal. I will edit it throughout the year to update my progress... and I am hanging it on my fridge for motivation! Take a look: Read more
Day 20 - Made it to first goal!!!!
Thursday, February 28, 2013      13 comments

I woke up this morning and weighed-in at 358.8. WOOHOO!!! I am at 60 lb lost for the third time this year, but this time I am going to make it stick :) Also, this was my first goal for 100 lb in 1 year! I made it a day early! It was also th... Read more
Day 19 - The Skinny Rules
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      12 comments

I just read Bob Harper's book, "The Skinny Rules," and I found it intriguing. Most of what he said I already know & agree with (whether or not I practice it perfectly)... some of his rules reminded me of some old healthy habits which I want to r... Read more

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