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Fitness Assessment
Sunday, October 06, 2013      15 comments

Using my Digifit App and my Heart Rate Monitor, I took a fitness assessment today called the Cooper Running Test. It is 12 minutes of running followed by two minutes of recovery. I run 4 to 5 days per week, walk 12,000+ steps every day, an... Read more
October 5, 2003
Friday, October 04, 2013      16 comments

This blog is not about my weight loss journey. This blog is about my son, George. George would be 10 years old on October 5, but he left us on the day he was born. I went into pre-term labor. I was only 5 1/2 months pregnant. I had ... Read more
September Results and October Goals
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      14 comments

September is over! I didn't meet every goal but overall, I'm satisfied with the month that I had. Goal: Work arms and abs every other day. Failed. I did it maybe 5 times the whole month. Ugh. Goal:: 11,000 daily steps Success! I... Read more
I'm Running in the Rain...Just Running in the Rain...
Saturday, September 28, 2013      14 comments

This is the sight that greeted me when I got out for my run today. My long run. I knew that there was an 8 million percent chance of rain today. But my bed was so ... Read more
Temper Tantrum
Friday, September 27, 2013      11 comments

Today I went to the gym to do Zumba. I haven’t done Zumba for several months since running has become my passion, but today I wanted something different. I’m not coordinated or graceful and I don’t care. As long as I’m moving, sweating, an... Read more
BLC23 Goals -- Special Ops!
Monday, September 23, 2013      11 comments

I am so excited to begin BLC23. These are my goals for the 12 week challenge: Lose 25 pounds (this will take me well into ONEderland) Get at least 30 very active minutes daily (although I run every other day and I walk every other ... Read more
This Week's News!
Sunday, September 22, 2013      9 comments

I got CAMO Crew in BLC 23, and I am on the Violet Assassins squad. Whoo Hoo! CAMO STRONG! Thursday, I tried out CrossFit. I did the baseline workout, which was a 500m row, 40 squats, 30 situps, 20 pushups, and 10 pullups. The squats... Read more
Food Prison
Monday, September 16, 2013      15 comments

I was doing some grocery shopping tonight and was walking through the frozen food section. Blue Bunny Peanut Butter Panic ice cream used to be my favorite. For a split second, I thought, "You can have some ice cream, it won't hurt just this o... Read more
First Week on the New Job and other updates
Thursday, September 12, 2013      8 comments

I really love working at PetSmart! It is challenging to hold down a second job, but I love getting to interact with all the animals. My co-workers are fun, the bosses are great, and mostly the customers are in a good mood because they are hangi... Read more
Beginning Biggest Loser Challenge 23
Sunday, September 08, 2013      16 comments

I have joined BLC23 and this post is to put my starting pics and measurements up. My weight today is 217. My starting measurements are: Waist 42.7" Hips 52.7" Thigh 27.4" Bicep 14" Chest 44.1" My goals for the 12 week chall... Read more
The Importance of Non-Scale Victories
Friday, September 06, 2013      8 comments

Before I started losing weight and getting healthy (this time), I would have told you that the most important things were the numbers on the scale. I am learning every single day that I was WRONG. Sometimes the scale doesn't move for a whi... Read more
Taking Care of Myself and Beating Myself Up
Tuesday, September 03, 2013      6 comments

I have a cold. A crappy, yucky summer cold. Sunday, I only made 7,000 steps. First time in months I have missed my goal. Monday, I got up and ran and I made my step goal, but today I felt worse. I spent most of the day in bed, and... Read more
August has been GREAT!
Friday, August 30, 2013      14 comments

Yes, I know there is one day left to the month, but for all intents and purposes it is DONE! Here are my August goals and recaps Pilates roll up! I began doing Pilates in January and thought I would never be able to do the roll u... Read more
Getting a Second Job
Tuesday, August 27, 2013      9 comments

I've decided that I'm going to get a second job through the holidays. My husband and I both changed jobs and both of us are much happier, but making less money than we used to make. As a result, although we are making ends meet, we never seem ... Read more
Stupid Scale
Monday, August 26, 2013      12 comments

I got on the scale this morning and was horrified to see that it was 5 pounds higher than when I weighed 2 days ago. My first reaction was to blame myself. What did I do wrong? What did I eat that I shouldn't have? Have I been lazy about workin... Read more

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