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5K here I come!!!
Saturday, September 11, 2010      7 comments

I am so proud of myself for pushing myself to run 3 miles this morning. I signed up for the 5K Race for the Cure on October 9th... now I feel confident that I can do it! It was a great run and I was even a good girl and did a long stretch sessio... Read more
Hungry Girl Recipe Review
Friday, September 10, 2010      5 comments

YAY! Pay day was today and I went shopping for some ingredients for some new Hungry Girl recipes. The main dish was the Turkey Mushroom Surprise. Not sure what the "surprise" was supposed to be, lol.... It looked ugly---- all beige and brown, bu... Read more
Eating well = Awesome workouts!
Thursday, September 09, 2010      8 comments

Went to the gym early this morning and I had an amazing run! I was back up to my 2.5 miles- the point where I was when I took a 2 week hiatus from all forms of execise. It was so awesome! I felt that exhilaration I get whe I run... like I am get... Read more
Remembering the pain
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      5 comments

I was talking with my husband this evening and he was talking about how he must have slept on his arm wrong because he woke up in pain. We got to talking about how last year... actually it was the past 5 years I had horrible pain in my arms when... Read more
What better day to start over???
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      11 comments

OK, exactly one year ago today I was browsing another message board that I (used to) frequent and a lady on there was mentioning her weightloss success. She gave a shout out to SparkPeople and I took a peek... AND I WAS HOOKED! I loved being ab... Read more
Dug myself a hole so deep....
Monday, September 06, 2010      19 comments

And I feel like I can't get out of it. It's that viscous cycle again. I got back from vacation and I felt so motivated and things were getting back on track. I was eating well, I was running and was starting to feel amazing... I even peeked at t... Read more
A few more vacation pics
Sunday, August 22, 2010      14 comments

Nothing really to blog about tonight. I am going back to work tomorrow after a two week vacation and they have me working all day next week (I normally work part time). It sure does tire me out and I am not exactly looking forward to it, but the... Read more
What's 10 measley lbs???
Saturday, August 21, 2010      10 comments

SO.... I put on 10 lbs this summer, putting me back up to 153. I am disappointed in myself, but not too discouraged. I mean, I can't help but think I could be well into the 130's by now if I had stayed consistant. But, the important thing is I c... Read more
My Birthday Present
Thursday, August 19, 2010      11 comments

While we were on vacation I also celebrated my 37th birthday. Originally I had wanted a pair of ice skates.... But I found that my old ice skates from 17 yrs ago still fit me well enough to use them the occasional spin around the ice. So...... Read more
Facing Reality
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      6 comments

It totally sucked, but I had to reset my weightloss ticker. It seems I have gained a full 10 lbs this summer. Honestly, it sounds about right. The truth is I *have* been eating out of control more often than not this summer. I would have good da... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Been waiting a long time to post this B&A pic!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      208 comments

Last year when I first started losing weight one of my dreams was to be able to take lots more pics of myself while on vacation (and just in general). I was in the habit of being mortified by seeing myself in pictures and I was obsessed with mak... Read more
I will not be the camera man this time!
Monday, August 02, 2010      12 comments

Yes, I still have vacation on my mind... Made it through a day of work. A Monday, no less. The countdown to paradise is on!!!! We are heading to South Padre Island for a week. The last time we went was 3 years ago and I have a total of 3 pi... Read more
All sorts of emotions!!!
Sunday, August 01, 2010      4 comments

OK... the last few days diet and exercise wise have been not so good. I am just going through a big whirlwind of emotions right now. The big one--- EXCITEMENT! Next Sunday we are leaving on our big family vacation that we have been anticipa... Read more
Bad day got better
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      7 comments

Last night I went on a snack binge again.... Didn't even log, but I am sure it was at least 1200 calories in snacks- rice cakes, pop corn, granola bars, popsicles, juice. Ugh!!!! THEN.... while I turned my alarm for this morning ON, I did not re... Read more
Running is Mental
Monday, July 26, 2010      7 comments

I first started running back in March, I think. I had always told myself that I couldn't run. Bad knees, bad feet, poor muscle tone, etc... Well, one day back in March I was feeling frustrated with the fact that walking at 4.0 mph (I'm short so... Read more

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