ELLAGURU518's Blogs

My hair!!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2015      2 comments

I have been shedding inordinate amounts of hair lately. After looking it up, I see that some hair loss in common when on a restricted calorie diet. I feel like I'm losing a lot, though, and it really bugs me. I'm not quite sure what to do about ... Read more
Sunday, November 08, 2015      4 comments

I've reached my first weight goal! As of Wednesday, November 4th I am 275 lbs. That means I have another photo to do. I'll try to get that sometime this week. Next up, I need to reach 250 lbs. I am aiming to hit that goal by February 1st. ... Read more
Roadblock #1
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      3 comments

I hit my first roadblock recently. I've been stressed at work and got sick. Shark week is (hopefully) approaching so I've been extra tired and hungry too. Over the past week, I have over eaten and under exercised. I know I needed the rest to get... Read more
There's no place like home!
Saturday, October 24, 2015      5 comments

I technically live in Denver. However, I have been working in the four corners area since the beginning of May. It's been great for my weight loss. I had time to go to the gym after work and not much else. In fact, other than hiking and the gym,... Read more
Tuesday, October 20, 2015      5 comments

A comment to a question I posted on the SparkPeople message board made me think. I was asking about how to eat healthy in a hotel. They responded with something along the lines of "You should never eat your meals alone." Why are we so afrai... Read more
Not Quite
Monday, October 19, 2015      3 comments

I'm officially done with the C25K program! Friday, I made my first attempt at a 5k run. I didn't quite pull it off. I did the distance, but had to walk a few times. Oh well, baby steps. I'm going to try again tonight, and Wednesday, and Friday. ... Read more
No Meat November
Friday, October 16, 2015      3 comments

I get bored easily. If I want to stick to something, I have to keep challenging myself. I finish my C25K today and will soon be slugging along to increase my distance to 4 miles by Thanksgiving. I've decided to add another challenge to the comin... Read more
Working out more
Thursday, October 15, 2015      2 comments

For the past few months, I have been working out 3 days a week. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I religiously drag myself to the gym to do the next run in the C25K. Now that the end is nye, I am looking at what I should do moving forward. I ... Read more
4 More Days!
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday was the first day of my last week of Zombies, Run! Couch to 5k. I decided to move my run outside for the last week and here on out. Until now, I have been running on a small track inside. I've been thinking of moving outside for some t... Read more
Excel... It's an obsession.
Monday, October 12, 2015      4 comments

I basically live and breathe databases and spreadsheets at work. I kind of love it. In my desperate need to quantify and compartmentalize everything ever, I have managed to do that to my weight loss goals. Below is an Excel spreadsheet I m... Read more
A new day
Thursday, October 08, 2015      1 comments

I was feeling a little apprehensive yesterday about whether or not I would be ready for a 4 mile run on Thanksgiving. I did the math and assuming I am able to complete a 5k on schedule by next Friday. I will only have to increase my running dist... Read more
Home Stretch
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      3 comments

I’m almost a week away from my first 5k run! I’m a really slow runner and calculated that it’ll take me about 43 minutes to run that far. Yes, I run a 14 minute mile. Yes, I walk a 16 minute mile. Yes, that means I don’t run much faster that I w... Read more
Tuesday, October 06, 2015      6 comments

Deep breath.... Okay. I wanted to take a before picture to track my progress. Well it's a mostly before photo. I took this at 291 lbs, so not my heaviest. Yesterday, I decided I should post it on here so I can share it with the Spark Commu... Read more
Zombies! Week 6 Day 3
Monday, October 05, 2015      2 comments

I finished Zombies, Run! C25K Week 6 last Friday. For the first time ever, I ran all the free form runs! I feel like since I managed that, I can complete this program by the end of Week 8. This week doesn't seem to be too bad, the longest run I ... Read more
Friday, October 02, 2015      4 comments

One of the seven deadly sins. Now I’m not Christian, but I was raised as one. As a Christian and as a woman, I was told that pride was undesirable. A good woman (and a good Christian) is supposed to be mild and put others first. While I managed ... Read more

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