Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and...– Gandhi (via mr-smit)
Weigh-In Wednesday 5/30/12
Starting Weight: 205 Last Week: 170.4 This Week: 173 This Week’s Weight Loss: + 2.6 I have no idea what I’m doing wrong. My eating has been amazing. I’ve been exercising regularly. WHAT IS HAPPENING. This is the cherry on top of the crap sundae that has been my week so far.
Chick Fil A 5K recap.
Honestly: there was not a lot of excitement about this race. I’m convinced that 3.1 miles just aren’t long enough for there to be too many things going on. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t fun. It was HOT, even at 8:30am. What can you do - I live in the South. I ran into a friend of mine from boot camp, which was pretty fun. She’s way faster than me, though, so we...
hey, I just saw I do life sticker
first 1 I’ve ever seen outside tumblr
Did I mention that it's also, like, 80 degrees at...
One of the few things that make me rethink living in the south.
Now I'm just sanding awkwardly by myself listening...
I ran into a friend from boot camp.
In the past year she has turned into a running beast. I’m totally in awe of her.
There are some people here who are clearly in it...
I am not one of them.
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I almost completely forgot to do a Friday List of...
We have a three day weekend this weekend! I just got a brand new phone (HTC Evo LTE) and it’s AMAZING Seriously I’m in love with a phone That makes me feel lame I’m going to go and pick up my race packet for tomorrow’s 5K OMG, I’m running a 5K This shouldn’t even make me nervous - I ran an half marathon This time I’m going to plant my herb seeds...
I totally forgot to tell you yesterday that I'm...
Starting Weight: 170.4 4% Loss: 6.8 (I hope this is right - math is not my strong suit. I actually had to Google how to find a percentage.) That would put me at 163.2 by June 20. That would make me very happy. Okay, time to get serious.
Pretty sure Luke and I just had the worst night...
Must have been something in the water. We both tossed and turned all night long. And when I wasn’t trying to get comfortable (even my super awesome amazing memory foam mattress topper didn’t help) I was having the most bizarre dreams. I need to get my brain to shut off. I am so stiff. I feel like I ran ten miles yesterday. How can sleeping HURT?
No, I'm not watching the Glee season finale and...
Not even a little bit. On a completely unrelated note: I’m pretty sure I’m turning into my dad - who cries at everything. Movies, tv shows, commercials, songs, little kids playing in the park, cute animal picture…
Had another one of those "fuck it!" moments this...
Woke up in a better mood than yesterday - but not by much. I actually woke up, saw Luke off work work, and then went back to bed to have a do-over. It helped. Little by little I’m losing my positive attitude. I can’t do that. I just can’t. My friend texted me about a cupcake shop that opened fifteen minutes from my house. It took every ounce of will I had to tell her that I...
Weigh-In Wednesday 5/23/12
Starting Weight: 205 Last Week: 169.8 This Week: 170.4 This Week’s Weight Loss: + .6 I had a month of incredible losses - which has made the past two weeks really suck. I’ve been jumping all around between 169.8 and 171.4 for two weeks. The thing that really gets to me, though, is that I don’t know why. My eating and exercising have both been great. I drink a ton of water. I get...
My friend texted me and asked if I wanted to take...
It was a four mile walk. And it was pretty amazing. Aside from the three ticks I pulled off myself. Who knows how many more I’ll discover as the night goes on. I don’t even want to think of all the ticks Rusty has. Luckily I just gave him his flea and tick meds - so hopefully it’s still pretty potent.
I just found out that a friend from high school is...
What have I done with my life? (But seriously, I’m super excited for her. Liz and I are going to see if she’ll let us be extras in her next movie.)
Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have...– Mark Twain (via robindoesrunning)
I woke up angry today.
Not for any particular reason. I was just angry. It happens. I made the executive decision that I was going to say fuck it to everything today. To running. To work. To keeping keto. Everything. Then I sat down and stared at my computer. Then I got bored. And that made me even more angry. And then I threw on my running clothes and went outside for the worst run I’ve had in a while. Oh my...
So I kind of forgot that I'm running a 5k this...
I ran a half marathon. Why are these 3.1 miles making me so nervous?
I actually feel prepared to tackle this week.
This differs from my usual Monday routine of shoving my head under the covers and hoping against hope that it’s actually still the weekend.
I love Sunday's where I'm productive and get...
Today I have: Weeded my garden Put tomato cages around my tomato plants Did all the dishes Went to the gym (that’s TWO times this month, you know, if you’re counting) Went grocery shopping Made Luke’s breakfasts (and some lunches) for this week Started the laundry Finished the laundry
Luke is having some friends over for a LAN party.
I feel like it’s 1999 all over again. Except that in middle school people didn’t show up to LAN parties with beer and whiskey. Whiskey is, in fact, keto friendly. Just saying.
I can't believe it's already Friday.
I have literally nothing on my calendar for today - which is amazing I found this on thinkgeek this morning - I think I need it It is super beautiful outside I don’t think I have plans for this entire weekend Except to run three miles on Saturday I’m actually going to plant those herb seeds in my garden I’m going to actually get some writing done I’m going to finish...
My favorite keto recipes.
So the other day celebratingorselfmedicating asked me about my favorite keto recipes. Let me tell you - there a quite a few of them, but I’ve whittled down my list to a few of my go-to dishes that I think are pretty much amazing. Buffalo chicken “mac” and cheese (after it comes out of the oven I top it with equal parts chopped parsley, cilantro, and green onions) Gorgonzola...
So I made this new rule for myself: every time I...
It’s extremely effective - especially because you have to pass through my kitchen to reach my hall bath. My butt thanks me.
I put off running this morning.
Which means I have to go do it now… I’d like to say I’ve learned my lesson - but I know I’ll do the same thing again.
I'm going to talk about my little sister.
Okay, I guess she’s not that little. She’s going to be 23 come September. Anyway, she’s a really weird kid. Who likes to take pictures of herself with my camera so I’ll find them later… As well as do other… questionable things… Anyway, the last time I was back in California (November 2011) I convinced her to go running with me: She was not...
Today is going to be one of those days where I...
I can feel it in my bones. But mostly I feel it in my stomach.
Went running again.
I promise, one day this won’t be big news for me. Finishing the half just left me with NO running motivation. Maybe doing this 5K will help. Anyway, went out for two miles before the sky opens back up again. Rusty is now completely passed out, and all is right with the world.
Weigh-In Wednesday 5/16/12
Starting Weight: 205 Last Week: 169.8 This Week: 169.8 This Week’s Weight Loss: 0 I’m happy I didn’t gain - but I’ve been kind of on a losing streak, so a little disappointed I didn’t keep that going.
No, I'm not watching The Spirit of the Marathon...
Today is going to be a day of crazy productivity.
Work - lots of work Teleconferences - lots of teleconferences Attempting to give both my pets their flea and tick meds (Rusty is fine with it - Hemi, however, has started to rebel) Sweeping and vacuuming my house (I’ve broken up all my cleaning, so that I do one thing every day - and I kind of love it. It takes, like, 15 minutes a day, and my house is consistently clean) Having a...
Actually went to the gym today.
I used the elliptical machine for the first time ever. The TV in front of it was set to the Food Network - as if it knew I was going to be there. It was actually really fun.
Took me a while to put together this Friday's list...
I made some delicious keto friendly pancakes this morning It’s BEAUTIFUL outside I only have one teleconference for work I sat down and made Excel spreadsheets of my finances for the past year - it was actually a very zen-like experience Have I ever told you guys that I’m an organizational freak? Unless you look at all the closets and drawers in my house Please don’t look...