Archive for August, 2013


August 24, 2013

Lately I’ve been amazing myself… For three full weeks now I’ve been running every other day, following the C25K program. Today I did week 3 day 2 and actually did the running parts at 4 mph. That may seem slow to some people but it’s actually quite fast for me as previous days were mostly around 3.5 to 3.8 mph.

Went and tried on clothes today… didn’t buy any. I set a goal that I would go shopping when I reach 175 so 6 more pounds to go. Which is good because I really do need some new pants for work. The pants that I have I already took in so it really is time for new ones!

After the non productive shopping trip I went to the sewing expo that was in Pittsburgh this weekend. Had fun, got some patterns, refrained from buying any fabric, and for the most part stuck to my budget.

Found a great new place to eat when I’m in Monroeville. Since it is over an hour from my house it won’t be frequented often though. Noodles & Company. Yum! Even with all the eating issues I’ve had recently (which I won’t go into at the moment) I was able to happily eat there and keep it down!

Oh, and I haven’t had a cigarette in 13 and a half days…


The body is the armature of the self

August 11, 2013

I feel accomplished and proud.

Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday I did what I describe as “Week 0.5” of the couch to 5k program.  Week 1 has you run for 60 seconds, then walk for 90.  So on Sunday, when I set out to do Week 1, Day 1 I found that I could not jog for 60 seconds… so I did 30 seconds with twice managing 45 seconds.  That’s when I decided I would be doing week 0.5.

Tuesday I ran 45 seconds each time I was supposed to run and the last two times I did the full 60.

Thursday I did 60 seconds the first two times, 45 the next three, and 60 for the last two.

I’ve decided to do every other day so today I did Week 1, Day 1 and ran the full 60 seconds each time.

I have surprised myself!


August 4, 2013

So. I have lost 45 pounds since the beginning of the year. I have 35 left to go. I’m at the point I don’t really care how long the 35 takes me now, I’ll just keep working at it, because I can buy a pants in a size 12

In two weeks I’m having a small afternoon party… first one I’ve had in about six years. Have been cleaning & decluttering.

Friday I signed up to do a 5k on October 12th. I’ve never in my life run anywhere for any reason. Ok, short distances at work for crisis situations but on purpose? For “fun”? Nope! So I am starting a C25K program.

I’m thinking it might put a dent in those last 35 pounds too…

And one more thing that’s changing? Quitting smoking… Quit date is August 12.

Good thing I am stubborn…

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