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Friday, January 08, 2021      2 comments

To help get myself back into shape, I downloaded the Peloton app. My friends have been doing some workouts with it every Saturday on Zoom so I thought I'd like to get it myself so I could work out every day. I miss going to the Y for classes, so... Read more
New year, new challenges
Sunday, January 03, 2021      0 comments

I know I'm not the only one who got thrown for a loop in 2020. Races had become my big motivation for exercise, and virtual 5Ks and such just don't provide the same community feel, so I fell WAY off the wagon fitness-wise. But a few weeks ago my... Read more
On the road again...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019      0 comments

For some people, their weight is an afterthought, just a number they don't have to worry about that stays more or less the same, and in a healthy range, without much effort. For some people, they eat what they want and are able to self-regulate ... Read more
After the half marathon
Monday, October 15, 2018      2 comments

On Sunday, October 7, 2019, I did something I never thought I would do. I ran for 13.1 miles, almost non-stop, and finished a half-marathon in under... Read more
Motivation Mondays
Monday, April 16, 2018      3 comments

Every Monday for the past few months, I have woken up and said, okay, this week, I am going to get back on track. I am going to log my food. I am going to do all of my workouts. I am going to avoid late night snacks and stick to sweets and alcoh... Read more
Some days are just difficult
Tuesday, April 03, 2018      5 comments

I try to be a voice of inspiration, but some days it is so hard when I can't even motivate myself. I have had a lot going on lately, and getting back into the rigorous routine I had last year has been an up-and-down battle since the winter holid... Read more
Focused on what I've gained (and lost too)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018      5 comments

Last year, about this time, I was just 2 months into this journey, and to help shake things up, I joined a challenge at my YMCA called the "Ironman Challenge". In it, you do all the distances of an Ironman Triathlon (2 mile swim, 112 mile bike, ... Read more
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018      54 comments

Last year, I had a lot of success at the beginning of the year with tracking my food. About half way through the year, though, I started getting lazy. I would often track breakfast and lunch and then leave off dinner, skip weekend days, etc. Dur... Read more
Thoughts on a year of success
Thursday, January 04, 2018      7 comments

So, it's been a year. Finally, after so many fits and starts I managed to follow through with my New Year's Goals and get myself "fit". I have lost 53 lbs and gained so much more -- muscle, endurance, confidence, etc. Every year my high sc... Read more
When people ask "how'd you do it"?
Friday, December 08, 2017      5 comments

Since January, I have lost 53 pounds, going from an obese 218 to an "overweight" 165. My weight loss has leveled off a bit in the past few months, but I've continued to work out and tone, and my waistline is continuing to slim. However, I still ... Read more
Plateus are still progress
Monday, November 13, 2017      2 comments

I've been stuck for over a month now. I hit "overweight" for the first time in eight years, and my body seems to think that is good enough for now. Doesn't help that the past month has been incredibly stressful with a overly large workload, visi... Read more
Feeling unimpressed with myself
Monday, July 31, 2017      8 comments

I should be thrilled with my progress. I'm 30 weeks into this new lifestyle. I have lost 40 lb. I have completed a 5K run and sprint triathlon, and am doing a 10K race this weekend. I can lift more weight than I ever have. Just did a giant close... Read more
Why do I do this
Monday, July 24, 2017      3 comments

I was about a mile into an intended 4-mile run the other day and I got a major stomach cramp. Not just a little cramp, but one of those stab you in the gut cramps that makes it hard to breathe. I tried to walk it off, stretch it out, and it seem... Read more
Week 25: Slowly but surely
Monday, June 19, 2017      2 comments

My weight loss has definitely slowed down since my summer break started. I am still keeping with my exercise and training, now for both a sprint triathlon in mid-July and a 10K in early August, but I admit I have relaxed a bit food-wise. I am st... Read more
Week 21: 20 year HS reunion approval
Monday, May 22, 2017      5 comments

This past weekend was my 20th high school reunion. It was great to see my classmates again -- while it is still a little cliquey, for the most part everyone gets along now as we reminisce about all the times we shared and talk about where we are... Read more

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