Yep, I'm still alive.
Monday, September 12, 2011      15 comments

And kicking...somewhat. Truthfully, I just started getting burned out a little on this whole lifestyle change thing. So I did what everyone does when they get burned out...took a vacation. Not a complete vacation, I still watched what I ate... Read more
I give up, and I feel fine.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      24 comments

Yes, it's true. I'm giving up. Not on everything - certainly not on eating better, and not on working out...for the most part. I'm giving up on one specific thing - running. Last night I had a bit of an epiphany. I have come to grips with t... Read more
Karen & Dave's Not-So-Excellent Adventure
Friday, August 12, 2011      11 comments

Let me start off by saying that I'm totally thankful for getting nominated for my first ever popular blog post (the Onederland one), and I'm so grateful to everyone here at SP for the constant support. I really write these blogs as sort of a str... Read more
The Universe is trying to tell me something...
Thursday, August 11, 2011      12 comments

And it may be "running is not your thing." Monday I went to the gym intending to run W4D3. I felt too run down after abs class, so I did a little cardio and then some strength training. Tuesday I wasn't feeling particularly well and needed the n... Read more
Yeah, this isn't going to work for me.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      14 comments

I knew something wasn't right as soon as I woke up. My nose felt a little...well, snotty, to be frank. When I swallowed, I felt the vaguest hint of scratchiness in my throat. Instead of walking to the bathroom, I shambled there like something ou... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I made it! Onederland attained!
Saturday, August 06, 2011      83 comments

I had to step on the scale three times before I was able to believe it. Yes, there it was: 199. I made it to Onederland. I'm under 200 lbs. for the first time in years. I'm at my lowest weight in at least a decade. When I started at Sparkpe... Read more
That Could Have Been Embarrassing.
Thursday, August 04, 2011      12 comments

So last night, I did the dreaded W4D2 of the C25K. "Wait," you're thinking, "the dreaded run isn't until the end of week 5!" Well, you're right and wrong. Most people dread the 20 minute run. I dread them all. Someone asked in the comments of my... Read more
July in Review Plus Other Stuff
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      8 comments

Last night I did not get to the gym. My dentist appointment took longer than I expected and by the time I was done, abs class was more than halfway over so it wasn't even worth going. It took forever because after multiple x-rays, I found out th... Read more
Weekend Miscellany & August Goals
Monday, August 01, 2011      7 comments

Friday was a loss. We won't discuss it other than to say that again it involved going out to eat with my parents. Decent food choices, no exercise. Saturday I weighed in first thing, and I was at 201. That's 4 lbs. in two weeks, so it looks... Read more
Abs and spinning and HRMs, oh my!
Friday, July 29, 2011      14 comments

To say that last night was an improvement over Wednesday in terms of exercise would be an understatement. I made it to abs class, and it was hard. HARD. This guy doesn't screw around. He's very nice and he doesn't care whether or not you ca... Read more
The Best Laid Plans...
Thursday, July 28, 2011      8 comments

I said I was going to be honest about both the good and the bad in my blog, so I have a confession: I did not go to spin last night. I planned on it. I wanted to. I looked forward to it all day. I couldn't wait to test out my HRM. My intentions ... Read more
It's Here!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      9 comments

My heart rate monitor arrived yesterday, hooray! First of all, I will get this out of the way...the color is UGLY. It looks like a cute bronze/peach in the photos, but it's more of a ghastly flesh color in person. Not that I really care eit... Read more
Food Should Always Be Rated "PG"
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      13 comments

I've noticed something new and unusual since I started this whole "healthy lifestyle marathon journey" thing. And no, it's not that I totally judge people when they have an entire grocery cart filled with processed food (but I do). It's also not... Read more
Why I Will Never Understand the Scale.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      10 comments

It was with trepidation that I got on the scale at the gym last night after my totally fun guests-from-out-of-town weekend extravaganza. I was definitely expecting the worst after a weekend free of exercise and full of some dubious food choices.... Read more
Back to Reality
Monday, July 25, 2011      7 comments

It was a fun weekend with friends but it's time to get back to reality. If I were grading myself for the weekend, I'd say I earned a C. This is progress, actually, because in my previous crap-food-no-exercise life I'd have been at an F-. ... Read more

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