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Halfway There!
Saturday, August 31, 2013      3 comments

I'm planning on posting a much more informative blog entry in the next few days, but I just wanted to announce that as of this morning, I weigh 171 lbs, which is halfway between my starting weight of 223 lbs and my goal weight of 118 lbs!! ... Read more
Back & Getting Back on Track
Saturday, August 17, 2013      2 comments

Well, my sister and I are back from visiting with our grandmother and uncle. We got back Monday afternoon. I've been sort of off track, but I haven't done too badly, all things considered. I definitely need to reinstate my exercise routine, but ... Read more
Out of Town
Saturday, August 03, 2013      2 comments

I'm out of town visiting my grandmother and uncle and only have internet on my phone, so this is just a short update. As of today, I've lost 30 lbs since May 14. That's about the only thing keeping my confidence intact right now because my boyfr... Read more
14-Minute Mile!!!
Friday, July 26, 2013      4 comments

I've been doing the Zombies, Run! 5K Training. I took some time off to rest my shins (I get shin splints.), but I've been back at it for 2 weeks now. Today, I did Week 3, Workout 3. The workouts are mostly walking right now, and I've been averag... Read more
July 2012 vs July 2013: A Comparison Pic
Sunday, July 21, 2013      3 comments

I went to a family reunion today and was shocked to see myself in the photos! I've lost 25 lbs in the past 2 months, and it's more obvious than I'd thought! I made a side-by-side photo with a picture of me today and a picture of me last July; ir... Read more
Unencouraging Loved Ones
Saturday, July 20, 2013      5 comments

Why is it that some people just can't seem to say anything encouraging? For example, I have this friend. She's never struggled with her weight. When my sister first started working out, she quickly refused to keep going to the gym with this... Read more
My ST Is Overtaking My Cardio
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      0 comments

I'm playing with my strength training routine again. The week before last, I switched from 3 long, full body workouts a week to 3 shorter upper body workouts a week and 2 short lower body workouts a week; my upper body workout included core move... Read more
Hiking Jack's River Falls
Thursday, July 11, 2013      0 comments

I finally got to go on my hike yesterday! My sister (WITTYKITTY89) and I, and our mutual friend Kym, decided to hike Jack's River Falls, which starts in Tennessee and ends in Georgia. It takes a couple hours to get there from where we live in GA... Read more
Last Week Was a Rest Week
Sunday, July 07, 2013      1 comments

I didn't post in my blog last week. I was overtraining--I had every single symptom SP mentions--so I took a rest rest-of-the-week after Monday, when I seriously hurt myself by pushing way too hard with my ST workout. After Monday, I just did rea... Read more
One Woman's Quest for a Pair of Comfortable Running Shoes
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      1 comments

My sister left for Mexico emoticon on May 14, and I'm picking her up from the airport on Thursday. I've lost 17 l... Read more
Only a Month
Sunday, June 16, 2013      5 comments

I've been back on SparkPeople for just over a month; this time feels way different from all the others. In the past month, I have: ~ Walked/jogged 54 miles. ~ Started both the SP Rookie Running Program and the Zombies, Run! 5K Training, a... Read more
Smoothies & My First SparkPeople Cookbook Recipes
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      3 comments

Last night, I made my very first SparkPeople Cookbook recipe. Well, actually, I guess it was yesterday morning when I followed the smoothie formula in the book. That smoothie was delicious too! I followed Chef Meg's advice and added a cup of spi... Read more