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Counting down to 13.1
Monday, January 31, 2011      2 comments

I can't believe that in exactly 90 days from this moment, I'd have completed my first half marathon. Yikes! I'm not sore from my 30 Day Shred workout yesterday, which is surprising because my arms were killing me after the upper body work! ... Read more
Spontaneous Decision - 30 Day Shred (Day 1)
Sunday, January 30, 2011      3 comments

I decided after dinner tonight that I am going to do Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred series. I bought it years ago, did Level 1 for a couple of days here and there, then just let it gather dust amongst my DVD collection. I honestly do NOT li... Read more
Chicago!
Sunday, January 30, 2011      5 comments

So, I just got back from a weekend trip to Chicago with my boyfriend. Neither of us have ever been there, and I got two free bus tickets a few months ago, so we decided to... Read more
"...and one step back."
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      2 comments

I always tell people who worry about fluctuations in weight that this lifestyle change is a "two step forwards and one step back" kind of thing. Well, today I had the "one step back" I was expecting, but hoping not to have. 138.0 ... Read more
Compliments? Really?
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      4 comments

Today a coworker asked me if I lost weight. emoticon I mean, tomorrow is my next weigh-in, I haven't been ... Read more
My "Real" Body Fat %
Monday, January 24, 2011      8 comments

So, I bought some body fat calipers on Amazon with some remaining money I had on an old gift card. With the assistance of my boyfriend, I measured and plugged the numbers into this calculator: http://www.clutchfitness
.com/forums/view.... Read more
"That's it??"
Sunday, January 23, 2011      3 comments

That was my reaction to looking at my scale's read-out during my sneak peek weigh-in yesterday morning. Friday night I had gone out to a happy hour and ate some high-sodium foods, had a beer, and definitely went under my protein goals. 138.... Read more
Thoughts, Sciatica, Etc.
Thursday, January 20, 2011      4 comments

I have some more thoughts about my weigh-in yesterday that adds to the confusion. First of all, I just started my period on Tuesday. Usually I gain weight during my period... which makes it more amazing/shocking/strange that I lost weight in the... Read more
A Tale of a Surprising Weigh-In Wednesday
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      10 comments

When I was mentally preparing myself to step on the scale this morning, I told myself, "I'm just hoping for 140 pounds." Last week, if you recall, I weighed in at 139.4 pounds... yet I set myself up for a gain of .6 pounds. Why? Well, ... Read more
My 2nd longest run EVER.
Saturday, January 15, 2011      6 comments

This morning I had my usual group run with Team in Training. The group is made up of runners, "run/walk"-ers, and runners who are either doing the Flying Pig half-marathon or the Flying Pig full marathon. Saturday runs are distance (we are told ... Read more
40/40/20
Thursday, January 13, 2011      2 comments

So, I've decided to up my protein like a madwoman! I'm aiming for at least 100g per day. I've bought a new all-natural plant-based vegan protein powder that tastes pretty darn good (but it is an awful forest green color despite tasting like vani... Read more
A really strange day.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      8 comments

I woke up this morning not looking forward to stepping on the scale. After Monday's sneak-peek telling me I was over 141 pounds, I was dreading today! Luckily I convinced myself to step on the damn thing and... 139.4 ... Read more
Weight, Yoga, and Snow.
Monday, January 10, 2011      5 comments

I usually sneak a peek at my weight once a week on an unofficial weigh-in. Today was that day. The scale said 141.2. Ugh! I busted my butt for the past week and now I'm weighing in at 1.2 pounds more than I did on Wednesday of last week. Crap. M... Read more
Here's what's up.
Sunday, January 09, 2011      3 comments

I want to kick this whole journey into a higher, more bitchin' gear. I remember before my 10k last May (2010) when my usual weekday routine was... Wake up Go to work See my personal trainer OR do a Spinning class -- on personal traine... Read more
The Ups and Downs of My Half-Marathon Training Group
Thursday, January 06, 2011      2 comments

As I've mentioned in some previous blog posts, I'm going to be running a half marathon in May and have been training with a group called "Team in Training". It is a part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society that runs races and raises money for c... Read more

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