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Lessons Learned During My 5k
Monday, April 07, 2008      10 comments

Well, my race this weekend ended up being a great experience. I started with the goal of finishing within (or at least close to) 45 min. Since I finished my walk last month in 1:03, I thought that was a pretty reasonable goal. Plus, it was ... Read more
5k No. 2 - Race for the Roses
Friday, April 04, 2008      3 comments

Well, Sunday will be by second 5k race of the summer. My last race was actually a walk, so this will be the first one I will attempt to run any portion of. Since I finished my walk in just over an hour, this time my goal is to finish in about 45... Read more
Couch Potato No More
Tuesday, April 01, 2008      0 comments

Well, the end of last week ended up way better than I would have expected from the beginning of the week. Knowing that I have my second 5k race this coming weekend, Friday I decided to test myself and do my usual jog/run outdoors. I starte... Read more
Tough Week and it's Only Tuesday
Tuesday, March 25, 2008      3 comments

This is shaping up to be the kind of week where, if life was fair I would be allowed to stay at home in bed all week. It's my grumpy time of the month to begin with. Then I had to make a hard decision this weekend not to take the Washington stat... Read more
I Did It! And I'm SO Proud
Monday, March 17, 2008      1 comments

The walk this weekend went even better than I expected. I actually finished in about 63 minutes, considerably under my goal of 70 minutes. It's even better when you consider that there points where crowd of walkers hit a bottle neck and everyone... Read more
Shamrock Run Here We Come
Friday, March 14, 2008      0 comments

So a few weeks ago I made a comittment to myself to do one fun run type race each month this spring/summer. Well, Sunday will be the first of them. This time I'm actually doing a 3.5 mile walk. My goal is to finish in 1:10, which is a 20 m... Read more
Good Bye 240s!
Friday, February 29, 2008      0 comments

Hurray! Today's my first day under 240 - at 238.5. Unfortunately, part of how I got there was the stomach flu and only being able to get down a few peices of toast yesterday. But give all that, it was a radical weight loss so I'm hoping I won't ... Read more
Summer Fitness Goals
Monday, February 11, 2008      0 comments

I decided, as a way to inspire myself, to try to participate in one fun run or walking event each month this summer. I've already signed up for the one in March. Here is the list of all of the ones I plan on doing this summer March 16 - S... Read more
15 lb. Down!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008      2 comments

I was so excited any happy when I stepped on the scale this morning and it said 245. This has been my mini goal for a couple of weeks. In fact I was so excited I stepped on the scale again (always a bad idea) just to have it say 246.5. So, I'm s... Read more
First Pair of Pants Retired
Thursday, January 03, 2008      0 comments

I'm so excited! Today I realized that I need to stop wearing one of pairs of pants, because they're TOO BIG!!!! Of course they were my biggest pair, and were already missing a button, so I probably should have stopped wearing them a while ago. B... Read more
Smaller Pants, Hurray!
Friday, December 28, 2007      0 comments

Yesterday I did a little post-Christmas shopping. I found a couple pairs of pants I liked, and I decided that I would try them on in a size smaller than my usual and only buy them if they fit. I was super excited when one pair actually fit! The ... Read more
Still Trying to Get Back on Track
Thursday, December 27, 2007      0 comments

Well, I didn't do as well yesterday as I would have liked. I ended up skipping the gym and ate way too much candy. On the bright side, I logged my calories and (if I hadn't eating all that chocolate) I did pretty, given everything. Resolute to d... Read more
Getting Back on the Horse
Wednesday, December 26, 2007      0 comments

This last week has been a hard one for me. On top of all the holiday food temptations, I've had strong pms cravings. For the last few days I haven't stuck to my eatting plan at all. But, I know this is one of the most important points in succeed... Read more
The Horrors of the Tape Measure
Thursday, December 20, 2007      3 comments

Last night I finally got around to buying a tape measure. My waist and hips were a inch or two bigger than what I would have guess. But the real suprise came when I made the mistake of measuring my thigh. I won't say what the number was, but bas... Read more
No Workout + Eating More = No Weight Loss
Wednesday, December 19, 2007      1 comments

Okay, lesson learned. So far I've been consistently losing .5-1 lbs. each day since I started. Until yesterday, which was also a day where I didn't workout and probably ate the most since I started. I was very bummed when I got on the scale this... Read more

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