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Adios, fat clothes!
Thursday, January 10, 2008      3 comments

Today I had a great release of extra weight: I dropped off a huge load of clothes to goodwill. All of these clothes literally now *fall off* my body when I try to wear them. :-) I kept clothes that are loose but still wearable. The clothes d... Read more
Ankle pain, again
Wednesday, January 09, 2008      0 comments

It looks like I jumped the gun assuming that my ankle was good to go, because the last couple of days after resuming running over the weekend and on Monday, it really started to hurt and swell again. I'm not sure what to do to help it, or how l... Read more
Three month spark-iversary!
Sunday, January 06, 2008      0 comments

Today marks three months since I started this journey. My results so far: 35 pounds down, and 7 inches EACH off of my waist and hips!! I'm down three pants sizes (one per month!), and ran my first 5K this month. Not too shabby for a measly 90... Read more
Sometimes a "plateau" is just a lack of information
Wednesday, January 02, 2008      2 comments

The past week, my weight has been infuriating immobile. Since Christmas Eve, it's just been sitting there, not budging, despite an uptick in my workouts and excrutiating attention to my diet. It was starting to drive me crazy, especially since ... Read more
I did it! I ran my first 5K!
Tuesday, January 01, 2008      4 comments

I am feeling so good and so proud of myself. :-) My goal for running this 5K was just to get through it in under 40 minutes, which is how long it took me to do 3 miles the other day. My long-shot goal was 38 minutes, which was the fastest I'd ... Read more
Running again! Yay, ankle!
Saturday, December 29, 2007      2 comments

I got out and ran today for the first time since spraining my ankle, and it went fine! I'm so happy. :) I was able to run most of my 3.1 mile loop, with some walk breaks, and it felt fabulous. My total time was 40 mins, 10 seconds. So I'm not... Read more
Getting there
Thursday, December 27, 2007      0 comments

Yesterday I worked out on my ankle for the first time since I sprained it, and it went really well. I went to the gym and used the elliptical machine, figuring that no impact and straight-ahead motion would be best for getting back on it. I was ... Read more
Resting is good.
Friday, December 21, 2007      1 comments

This has been a good lesson for me. I've spent a day and a half sitting down, reading (for pleasure! yay!), patting my dog, and making my kids fend for themselves in the making of peanut butter sandwiches. And apparently my body really needed i... Read more
Benched. :(
Thursday, December 20, 2007      1 comments

I'm feeling like an idiot, sitting on my butt today... because yesterday I fell down the stairs and turned over my ankle really badly. It swelled up like a balloon, but luckily does not seem to be broken. But it hurts, and I can't walk on it, le... Read more
Up on the watershed
Saturday, December 15, 2007      1 comments

I had a fabulous run this morning! I was supposed to go out yesterday, but after only sleeping 4 hours the night before I just felt way too drained by the time my husband got home and I could have gone. I felt like a bum not going out yesterday... Read more
You never know!
Friday, December 07, 2007      1 comments

Running is mysterious to me.... the other day, I went out feeling good to start with and ended up feeling terrible running. I was determined and in a good mood, and my body just said, "NOPE!" Today, on the other hand, I was feeling really cra... Read more
Two months on SparkPeople
Wednesday, December 05, 2007      1 comments

So tomorrow is my two-month "anniversary" of joining SparkPeople, and I'm pretty amazed at my results: I'm down 25 pounds, 2 sizes, and 6 inches from my waist and hips. I've started running, and earlier this week actually ran 1.8 miles (and wal... Read more
I have a stride!
Monday, November 26, 2007      2 comments

Today I set out to "just run" -- not count seconds until a minute or two minutes were up and I could stop -- but just start running and see how long I could keep doing it. Before today, I had only run for 2 minutes at a time before I had to walk... Read more
Sleep deprivation
Sunday, November 25, 2007      1 comments

My big challenge at the moment is figuring out how to deal with sleep deprivation from a dietary standpoint. I'm on-call for my job and often end up awake all night after being awake all day (and then being awake again all day after!). Gee, I w... Read more
Saturday, November 24, 2007      1 comments

Today I had a bit of an ah-ha moment with my running. I started out with my husband. It was the first time I've allowed anyone to actually witness my running, since the image of myself running embarrasses me to no end. I blame junior high schoo... Read more

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