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Must have music

So yesterday I get dressed for the gym. I go to my purse to grab my iPod. I can’t find it. I freak for a second and then remember where it is. It isn’t lost. But it isn’t with me either. I had no music while on the ellipitical yesterday. That 30 minutes felt a […]


26 frickin’ pounds! (2 bags of potatoes and then some)

Just came back from my WW weigh-in (WI) and I lost 1.8 pounds over the week for a total loss of 26 whole pounds! I am so close to my goal. Only 3.6 pounds to go. I have been doing really well with tracking my food, making good food choices and working out 4-6 times […]


Friday afternoon treat

So my friend Sue at work asked me if I wanted to go to Starbucks. I said no. Then I decided to go on their Web site and find the nutritional information for the drink I wanted and to make it manageable. I ordered a tall, nonfat vanilla creme, no whip. The amount of calories […]


Relief with Aleve

I am a big advocate of Advil or its cheap generic ibuprofen. Great for headaches, cramps, etc. Well, we have Aleve at work and I took one a bit ago for my knee. It is amazing how much better my knee feels. I have been taking it easy on the knee. I did the boring […]


Yummy lunch

My friend Alex came over to our hood to hang out and do girl things with me. We had lunch at Oliveto’s. We shared a salad and a delicious pizza. We also tried a really nice wine. (Lunch was my splurge for the week. I have been pretty on track with eating. And this meal […]


Ahhh … my knee

I am already injured. I think I am too old for this exercise stuff. Anyway, my left knee was bothering me a bit while walking/running yesterday. (But the other day my foot was bothering me and I kept on trucking and it was fine later on.) After my workout last night my knee was hurtin’ […]


2.8

So my weight loss had been on a little hiatus recently. I would lose a little, gain a little, lose a little, etc. It was getting frustrating because I wasn’t going anywhere. I reevaluated and decided I needed to start tracking my food again. (And I recently was overindulging in the food dept. Gotta stop […]


Running, I must be nuts!

I started running. Yesterday. I had been fast walking for about 4 weeks. So I told myself April was when I started running. It wasn’t as bad as I thought. I still felt a little akward while running. I am not exactly the most graceful and coordinated person. But I started out walking for 5 […]


9 pounds to go

I think these last 9 pounds are gonna be a little harder to lose. But I know I can do it. Curt and I are going to Hawaii in about 10 days and I AM gonna have as many drinks with little umbrellas in them as I want. I still will eat whatever I want–but […]


Meet Hungry Girl

Meet Hungry Girl. She maintains a blog all about food. She writes about some cool stuff. I just found her today through my Yahoo! Today I was reading about Little Light Lies, food that says it is light, but it ain’t. She also wrote about healthier options at Fast Food restaurants. She also linked up […]