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Wednesday, October 22, 2008      3 comments

This morning, I woke up at 3:40 am.... after 40 minutes in bed, i decided to get up and go to the gym. I stayed on the treadmill and elliptical for 45 minutes, waiting for the sun to rise. Then I realized, its 5:30 am, the sun isn't going anywhe... Read more
Its time to get back on track!!!
Monday, October 20, 2008      2 comments

Not to perfection.. just moving forward ;) Last week was INCREDIBLE. We had the carpet replaced in my apt, which meant moving tons of furniture and reorganizing once the carpet was in place... we successfully launched a health intervention ... Read more
You can always get back on track!!
Friday, October 10, 2008      2 comments

Don't believe me? Just try!! I just took two days off because I had been staying up til the wee hours of the morning, and feeling like a dump truck as a result... leaving me with no energy to focus, let alone work out. Last night, I finally... Read more
October Update, dedicated to Danae and Zakiya
Thursday, October 09, 2008      1 comments

HI Everyone!!! I'm back with an update, and would like to thank Danae and Zakiya for checking in on me!! I'm doing well... still not on the scale, and grateful that I have a few months versus a few days to make a weight change. I've been pu... Read more
W8D1, and Qualifying Exams!!
Monday, September 08, 2008      2 comments

I have started running indoors on a treadmill, and realize that I go slower than I thought. Today, I covered about 2.2 miles in my 30 minute run. But hey, I was only supposed to run 28!! :) I'll get faster over time, but boy do I enjoy my runs m... Read more
Couch to ..... MARATHON?
Sunday, September 07, 2008      0 comments

So call me gumby… I’m flexible. I finished week 7 of Couch to 5k today and realized that I’m ready for a change. Why? I was trying to get my speed faster, when it dawned on me that this was never the point. I don’t want to be the fastest runner,... Read more
W7D2... get outta the speed lane! enjoy the ride :O)
Thursday, September 04, 2008      1 comments

W7D2 down. My first run on a treadmill since W1D1. I found out I run a lot slower than I thought I did. So, I made a promise to myself. No more doing this for speed. I'm satisfied that I'm jogging for 25 minutes, AT ALL! There will always be tim... Read more
Can you believe it?!
Tuesday, September 02, 2008      2 comments

I made it to week 7 of Couch to 5k!! I felt like I was in Week 6 forever, so I didn't realize I even broke into a new week until I came on Sparkpeople to post on my team page. WOW. I'm going to be done with Couch to 5k in just 3 weeks! I've had ... Read more
Portia--1 Cake--0
Wednesday, August 27, 2008      4 comments

I had to take a picture of my leftover cake in this coffee shop so that I could send it to you.... Here is what happened. After lunch, I went to study in a coffee shop. I must have not stuffed myself, because I was suddenly hungry again. S... Read more
How do I do this without driving loved ones crazy?
Monday, August 25, 2008      2 comments

I've had a lot of work to do on myself to not constantly desire ice cream and other sweets. I never thought I'd get there. Yesterday I had 3 mini peppermint patties, and afterwards, I literally felt SICK!! So, I can tell that my taste buds are f... Read more
I did it! Hakuna My Tata's 5k!
Monday, August 25, 2008      3 comments

OK, are you ready for a huge surprise?? I placed second in my age group, 20-29!! Thats HUGE!! This is the first 5k I've run, and probably the first I've done in a decade (I walked two when I was growing up). I ran it in 34:30, roughly an 11... Read more
The Deal
Thursday, August 21, 2008      3 comments

Yesterday, I was mentioning to my sweetie how difficult it is sometimes to work so hard and see the scale just staying there day after day. We both know that looking at the scale doesn't tell you much about the changes happening inside (bone den... Read more
W5D3: 20-minute run!!!!!
Thursday, August 21, 2008      1 comments

I DID IT TODAY!!! 20-minute run! YAY! I kept about a 10-minute mile pace, which was actually easier to do after the first few minutes. It wasn't easy getting out there, but having my watch telling me how far I'd gone and how fast I was going hel... Read more
W5D2: My first 8-minute runs
Tuesday, August 19, 2008      2 comments

They weren't so bad! I was very impressed by my pace. I was tired near the end. We did 8 minutes, walked 5 minutes, and then did 8 minutes more. I ran a pace under 10 minutes much of the time!! I'm hopeful this will build my stamina for Saturday... Read more
Starting Week 5 of Couch to 5k, and have a 5k this weekend!
Sunday, August 17, 2008      0 comments

I signed up for my 5k this weekend!! Tuesday, I will have two 8 minute runs in my workout. Thursday is a 20 minute run. Saturday is the big one!! 3.1 miles ;) I'm so excited and want to jog the ENTIRE way. I will be supremely happy with any time... Read more

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