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Month: August 2016

Weigh In Wednesday Wk 20!

Weigh In Wednesday Wk 20!

Welcome to Weigh in Wednesday!!  This week will mark the start of month 2 of being on my own… and it’s such a busy day that I only have a quick check in for you! I’m still figuring out what works for my body, schedule, and life — but I see the scale settling in around 188 – 189. I’ll be tracking my waist measurements as well, because some days I wake up noticeably bloated!  This bloat will definitely impact…

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Tuesday’s treats!

Tuesday’s treats!

For this week’s treats, I got to raid my local pharmacy! First up, a fall lip gloss color — this is the 8HR Infallible lip gloss from L’Oreal.  It’s in the shade #705 — which I think is called Sangria. It’s super flattering on my skin tone and is super sticky — so it stays on way longer than any other lip gloss!   Next up, running fuel!   I’ve been training with Raisins — and only raisins — and…

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Marathon Monday week 20!!

Marathon Monday week 20!!

Happy Monday!!!   I hope you had a great week of training last week! In reviewing last week and planning this week, I made the mistake of counting how many weeks are left in my training cycle  O_o…  Seven weeks!!  This week plus 6 more weeks!!  That’s not much at all!!  I feel motivated, energized, and TBH – terrified!   My registration went through for the actual Marathon I’m running, so it all just feels so real! Any other first timers…

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Weigh In Wednesday

Weigh In Wednesday

Welcome to Weigh in Wednesday!!  This will mark my fourth week without a specific weight loss plan (no weight watchers, no 21 day fix, no counting calories…). I’m still trying to figure out how to fuel my body without obsessing – which is easier said than done.  In the past, I have always eaten compulsively; sometimes this means super quickly, tons, and almost in a panic – like someone was going to take away my plate any minute and other times…

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Tuesday’s treats!

Tuesday’s treats!

It’s Taco Tuesday and while tacos are my favorite treat, my spoils don’t stop there!   Coffee Break One of my coworkers was the absolute sweetest and gave me a Starbucks Gift Card!  So you know I had to walk to the closest location and grab a coffee!  This is the pic of my flat white after several yummy sips! Actual Tissues This may not seem like a treat to you, but to me, actual tissues are a luxury item!…

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Marathon Monday Week #19!

Marathon Monday Week #19!

Can you believe it’s been 19 weeks of training for this marathon?  Part of me is completely surprised by this number!  Where did the time go?!? Today has been such a struggle.  The last few days too — I have a running nose, sore throat, swollen glands, and a throbbing head/neck!  SUCKS! Thursday I was achy all over, so I listened to my body and stayed in bed instead of getting in a crappy 4 miles.  I went to bed…

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Just for Fun Friday!

Just for Fun Friday!

Happy Friday!! I’m so pumped that today is Friday!  I have lots of not so fun things planned for this weekend (Chores, chores, chores… ) but to balance that all out, I have a few fun things in mind! Tonight To start off the weekend like a true hermit, I have planned a quiet night in! I stumbled across this website that lists 17 things to watch on Netflix when you’re in the mood for a girl’s night in.  I won’t…

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Weigh In Wednesday #14

Weigh In Wednesday #14

Welcome to Weigh in Wednesday!! Results On my last weigh in day, my moving average was 188.2… meaning a GAIN!! 🙁 This morning, I weighed in at 189.8.  This would mean my body is settling in around 190 again…  The bain of my existence is the fact that my body settles at my “chubby” weight. My current Happy Scale Results are as follows:   ** 10 months?? 🙁  Determined to make it much sooner!!!!! Reactions It seems like I’m a…

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Tuesday’s Treats!!

Tuesday’s Treats!!

This time of year is all about Back to School!  As an educator, it’s all about PLAN PLAN PLAN!!! Without adequate prep work, done in advance, the whole term/semester/year will feel like a giant game of catch up.  Too many things come at teachers all at once, so we have to use our summers to plan as far in advance as possible to free us up for this onslaught of stuff to do. I’m a big planner.  I love making…

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Marathon Monday Wk 18

Marathon Monday Wk 18

Well hello gorgeous!   How was your week?  I hope it was good!!   This Marathon Monday, as I’m reflecting on last week’s training, I’m so thankful for AC and treadmills!  Monday was a tough run — not because of distance or speed, but because of heat/humidity/dew point.  I ended up really struggling and passing out/fainting due to heat and exhaustion.  After that scare, I was super vigilant about staying cool for the remainder of the week. Planned/Actual *notes* Monday…

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