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Month: August 2015

Caterpillars and cotton

Caterpillars and cotton

I ran 11 miles this morning!!!!!   Can’t believe it!   Not even three years ago, when I first started my weight loss and running plans, I struggled to run for 30 seconds. This morning, I had no problem running for over three hours straight! And yes, I realize I’m slow as dirt– but I still run!! Some views from my run:   Cotton fields     Blurry close up of cotton!!      Saw this fat little guy and a bright…

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Weight watchers weigh in

Weight watchers weigh in

As a long time user of weight watchers, I feel I know a lot about the program. I started using it three years ago on a free trial basis and within what felt like a few moments had lost over 50 pounds. But counting points grew tedious and I longed for a change. Something more exciting! Flash forward to gaining back 20 of those demons due to floundering, fad diets, and stress eating. Now I’m back to weight watchers for…

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Tuesday treat day!

Tuesday treat day!

Today I treated myself to  a treadmill run to beat the heat and humidity     Starbucks snack after run!  This tasty passion tango tea and a chocolate chip cookie!  They were BOGO!! Pancakes and turkey sausage for breakfast! A nap!! Homemade pizza for supper!! How did you treat yourself today? What’s your favorite pizza topping? Do you take naps as treats??

Gross, great?

Gross, great?

Tried these the other day.    Don’t know if I like them or not. With each bite I’m at once grossed out and struck by the tasty cheesiness of a cheese it Cheeto combo.  Has anyone tried these yet???

Week 6 of Half Marathon Training

Week 6 of Half Marathon Training

¬†This week: 2 – 3 – 2 walk/run/walk — Tuesday on Treadmill, rescheduled due to meetings for Wednesday… Was a terrible run… 4 MIle Run — Friday on Treadmill — Great run ūüėÄ 9.5 Mile run — Sunday on long winding country roads… Thoughts from this week: Ups and Downs This week started with the crappiest run ever. ¬†I was supposed to walk 2 miles, run 3 miles, and walk 2 miles. ¬†With the start of the school year, chaos,…

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9.5 mile run

9.5 mile run

Today I ran the farthest I’ve ever run ever.  I’m at the point in my half marathon training where each long run is the longest ever – so each week I surprise myself.  Here are some sights from my run: Lots of farm land on these quiet country roads   One random tree that doesn’t quite belong amongst the pines and farms.  These pine trees are so tall and thin. They are like the supermodels of pine trees.     Sunlight…

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Floundering

Floundering

Have you ever looked back over your blog posts and realize how much you’ve floundered about some issues??   I feel like I switch back and forth with my weight loss plan too much. From strict eating plans like 21 day fix to more flexible eating plans like weight watchers.  Writing this blog has helped me process my thoughts in a reflective way and reading older posts sometimes brings to light weaknesses I wouldn’t otherwise see.  My current weakness –…

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Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating

It’s really no wonder… Eat when you’re hungry. ¬†Stop when you’re full. Avoid Sugar. Carbs are the devil. Meat is murder. Calories in, calories out Good Calories, Bad Calories Paleo is the answer Paleo will give you heart disease It’s really no wonder that I’m struggling with my weight. ¬†There are so many theories, diet plans, diet fat, trends, and misinformation out there that it’s hard to know what to do. ¬†Many, including myself, are paralyzed with indecision. I’m most…

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Back at the Beginning…

Back at the Beginning…

A little piece of history If you’ve been following my blog posts, you know that I’ve tried several things to manage my weight/eating. ¬†I did weight watchers with mixed success for years… I’ve done the 21 day fix with success for several rounds. ¬†I’ve also counted calories and kept a food journal of every bite for very long stretches… All this is to say that I’m at a point where I feel like I’ve done¬†so much for so little success….

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Planning and Prepping

Planning and Prepping

Planning, huh!  what is it good for? Over this summer, I planned a lot of my life out.  I planned meals.  I planned workouts.  I planned activities, tasks, errands, and work.  Talk about planning overload! This week was spent mostly planning for the start of school and the kiddos to come back. All this planning and organizing and prepping has made me reflect on whether or not planning is worth it.  After all, what is all this energy expended for?…

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