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One of them days
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      3 comments

Today was totally one of *those* days. Yeah, that's right. You know that ones. The ones where the scale determines exactly how good or bad it's gonna be. Even though I stuck to my calorie range yesterday, I had a feeling I should skip m... Read more
The good news.. and the bad news. Medical update.
Sunday, December 04, 2011      8 comments

This year has been full of twist and turns. Some of them good, and others of them not so good. One of the biggest things in our family though, is it has been full of medical things. My sister had two major surgeries this year, and as of this Wed... Read more
Throwing down the gauntlet
Friday, December 02, 2011      2 comments

I just realized that since late September I've stuck been at 90 pounds lost. That means it has been over 2 months with little to no progress (unless you the pounds I gained, then had to lose again from vacation)! Alright December. I got... Read more
Goals! I has them! (with pictures)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      10 comments

My fitness motivation for the past month and half has been really lacking. As in, I am now riding the line of Fitness Santa's naughty list kind of lacking. Since landing in the hospital which put a major crimp in my running plans.. I kind ... Read more
Making the holidays about family, not food.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      2 comments

For all the changes I've made this past year, this is one of the harder ones for me to grasp. Which is strange when you consider when I was growing up, the holidays used to be all about family. All the kids would get together to play vario... Read more
When aiming for the moon, if you fail, at least you'll land amongst the stars..
Thursday, November 17, 2011      2 comments

First, wanna start off with this... That is where my head has been at the past few days. Getting motivated to work out has been several flavors of tough... Read more
When life hands you lemons.. have a lemon fight.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      3 comments

One of the hardest lessons I've had to learn about weight loss has been 5 years and coming. This lifestyle change isn't about not having any set backs. It's about how to navigate them and get back on the horse when they happen. Because kids, ... Read more
Motivation... where are you?
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      2 comments

It's usually never a good sign when things start to go off path before 8am. Universal law suggestion 1: things shall not go array until at least ones morning coffee has had a chance to kick in. ... Read more
Made it to first Goal
Monday, October 03, 2011      9 comments

Yesterday morning I saw a number blinking up at me that once I had only dreamed about. 159.6. "Don't get too excited." I told myself. "It could be a fluke. Let's see if it stays the same tomorrow." Most of the day was spent wondering if it ... Read more
How bad do you want it?
Sunday, October 02, 2011      4 comments

Ever since I did 10k, I let myself get pulled into a funk. I was .2 away from my first big goal the morning of the run. I worked super extra hard those 2 days to push through my 160 barrier, only to have it not change. We all know how ... Read more
what am I doing here again?
Sunday, September 25, 2011      10 comments

The moment that I had been building up in my head since I started running a year ago had arrived. Again, no one could have told me when I started the C25k program that I would be standing in this very spot. On a dark sunday morning where the wi... Read more
Getting passed the fear
Monday, September 19, 2011      2 comments

I registered for my first ever 10k for breast cancer. I have not officially ever ran that distance, and the last time I remembered documenting that I did it was months ago... Read more
That's not a plateau..
Thursday, September 15, 2011      0 comments

For the past threeish weeks, it was really looking like I hit another plateau. Working out 4-6 days a week, and ending every work out covered in sweat? Check. Eating within my calorie range or below? Check. Bouncing between the same 1.2 pound... Read more
Safety with night runs
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      10 comments

I had originally planned this to be an entirely different blog, but last night changed that. I failed to listen to my instinct and as a result, I got a really good scare. Although the outcome turned out fine, it just as easily couldn't have. So ... Read more
Dirty Girl Mud Run 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011      5 comments

Interior: Sisters house, last saturday The blaring of Stone Sour's "So Cold" seemed to shake the small apartment as it went off. I stifled a groan, trying to bury my head beneath the pillow to block it out. Some logical part of my brain tha... Read more

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