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My HM#3 Recap - Buffalo Creek HM
Monday, October 17, 2011      12 comments

Eighteen months ago I would have never imagined writing a half marathon recap blog – now I’m writing my third in 6 months’ time. Yep, me, Britt who couldn’t pass the one mile run on middle school fitness test and couldn’t run between two lamp p... Read more
Half Marathon #2 Completed
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      16 comments

After our May half marathon, Bonnie and I thought we should do somewhere for another one in the fall. Looking at schedules and costs, Erie's Half Marathon on Presque Isle seemed like a good choice. We went up late Saturday morning and we... Read more
The "doctor's scale" and a new mini goal
Friday, August 12, 2011      16 comments

Since I bought a new scale earlier this year I was a bit bummed that I'll never know how much I really have lost since my new scale was higher than my old one. While I totally understand that scales are calibrated differently, having just one s... Read more
Best Pound I've Lost
Friday, August 05, 2011      16 comments

I stepped on the scale this morning to see 159.2. I think this means I officially ended a 5-6 month plateau. In February, I had to buy a new scale which showed me about 5 pounds more than the older one. I didn’t like it but it was what it wa... Read more
Why I Run
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      25 comments

I saw Serene_Me's blog about "Why I Run" and thought it was a great idea. Since hers, I see there have been a few more - I guess it's a good bandwagon to jump onto! My dad started running when I was about 8 and continued for another 30 yea... Read more
1 + 3.1 + 5 + 6.2 + 189.5 + 13.1 = Success
Friday, May 20, 2011      13 comments

I ran my first half marathon this past Sunday - the Pittsburgh Marathon. I know, I've been slow on a recap but I'll be honest, I don't remember a lot of the race. I didn't remember it a few hours later - kind of weird. The weekend was a g... Read more
My 2 New "Experiments"
Thursday, April 21, 2011      7 comments

I have been too focused on the scale for too long. Like I've written in other blogs (and responding to so many posts on a message board) it's just a number and one that we have so little control over. In reality, though, I'm still overweight a... Read more
Strength Training
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      13 comments

I rarely ever do it. Last time was at the gym and it's probably has been a month since I've been there since I've been running outside (cross training has been slacking, too). Even when I would do some at the gym, it wasn't a lot. I need ... Read more
My sort of weekend review and a couple ah-has
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      24 comments

I’ve been writing this blog in my head for a little while now, when I tried to get it typed last week, I had trouble organizing my thoughts, so I hit delete. After Just a Short Run (JASR) this weekend, I wanted to give it another try - it may b... Read more
Saying No
Friday, March 04, 2011      10 comments

Means saying YES to me. I finally stayed awake for a whole The Biggest Loser episode the other night. One of the contestants made this statement after she was home for 2 weeks facing temptations "When I say NO, I say Yes to me!" Gosh,... Read more
How early to eat?
Thursday, February 17, 2011      12 comments

I've been at a basic standstill with my weightloss for what seems like months. I know I need to add more strength training and quit the mini Snickers Bars throughout the day - but besides that I've been eating well and exercising often (enough)... Read more
The scale is dictating more than it should
Friday, February 11, 2011      9 comments

For most of January I was in a holding pattern at about 161. Some times plus a pound or two but that's OK because of water. Then I saw the scale at 158. YAY, a great feeling. I love being in the 150s, it helps me mentally because I don't eve... Read more
My Third Sparkversary! How great it's been!
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      18 comments

Three years ago today Bonnie stumbled upon SparkPeople and we signed up. That weekend, I remember walking around Wal-Mart buying Tupperware (to pack work meals in) and a food scale. I'm guessing Bonnie probably wanted the food scale because sh... Read more
A few pounds
Wednesday, December 29, 2010      7 comments

Can be a world of difference in one's psyche. I have gained about 4 pounds (maybe 5) over the past few weeks and it feels like 20. I'm sure anyone looking at me can't tell but for me it's like I'm back in size 16W pants. (OK, maybe size ... Read more
Conservative goals for December
Tuesday, November 30, 2010      11 comments

Thinking of my life last December and how this year will probably be the same - I decided to have very conservative goals for the month. - Work out 2 times a week (I know I should shoot for more but I know me) - Only get take out 1 time a... Read more

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