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Aw, BTL. You're always here.

Big news: I moved into a house!  It's been crap on my eating habits and I'm finally realizing how bad it's gotten.  I've gained (ugh) 18 lbs since I stopped everything health related.  I say 18 more or less b/c it may have been bloating or whatever happens when you just eat anything on site.  I was nervous about the loan, nervous about our bills, and well, in no mood to pack and cook/workout.  Yep, excuses.  I know, moving on.

I am finishing my first week back on WW (new…

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Added by Nubia on April 14, 2013 at 11:42pm — 3 Comments

Feeling good.

It's been a long day but a good one.  I went grocery shopping but still had wings for dinner.  They're awesome and the only time my hubby and I eat wings.  It's somewhat hard for us to go out with the kids being so young without making it awful for them.  I don't know how they manage to not get too bored while we're at restaurants but it seems unfair for them to sit through our date.  Lol.  We baked them at home and I had a Coke, too.  I can't believe it's getting easier to enjoy a meal and…

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Added by Nubia on December 6, 2012 at 9:02pm — 2 Comments

Race, pasta and indoor cycling.

Race was awesome!  Came in at 67 minutes.  I didn't even know I was going so fast (for me!) b/c I had the biggest smile on my face.  I feared my knee would act up since it hurt the few days before it.  Turns out it was the weather b/c it happened again today and it was raining/temp. dropped.  OMG, all my race pictures have this goofy looking person that looks somewhat like me but it's hauling ass.  LOL.  Too bad the race people didn't even include me in the race results.  I had to email them…

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Added by Nubia on December 5, 2012 at 11:12pm — 2 Comments

Don't know what's different this time around...

But e/thing's going well.  I think it's because I've stuck to few meals and few snacks.  Not that I didn't have either of one, but I stuck to the same recipes.  Fish, brown rice, lettuce, frozen veggies, frozen fruit, yogurt, milk... blah blah.  I haven't felt deprived and I honestly feel better than all this time trying to reach my goal weight.  I don't have one anymore, I don't know if that's bad. 

I have also decided today's the last day I'm having fish for a long while,…

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Added by Nubia on November 30, 2012 at 9:34pm — 4 Comments

Oook, this post gets published no matter what.

I wrote a lengthy (emotional) post last night and didn't publish it after previewing it.  I know, I gotta let those words out and blah blah.  So this one goes up, no matter what.

I've lost 2 of the 4-6 lbs I'd gained in the past 5 months while I wasn't running or giving a crap about food.  I don't know why it's either always easy to work out OR eat healthy.  I can't seem to get both under control.  I'm not bitching, it's just a question.  Maybe if I can find out why I…

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Added by Nubia on November 28, 2012 at 3:45pm — 6 Comments

Blanching veggies and race

Today I ran the monthly free 5K a few minutes away from home. I finished at 30:19! I was really pumped bc I was leapfrogging three runners and I beat them at the end. Well, they don't now I was racing them but I WAS at a race. Lol. My picture looked horrible. Seriously, my body doesn't resemble the one I feel I have. I've realized the little c-section pouch may never really go away without surgery, but I can help make it slimmer by eating healthier.



I have not been keeping track of… Continue

Added by Nubia on November 25, 2012 at 9:29pm — 3 Comments

Cross training

I'm being super careful to avoid getting injured again.  I even did yoga yesterday instead of going to sleep 30 minutes earlier.  I use doyogawithme.com, they have a whole section for runners.  The one I followed was for the ITB, a whole 27 minutes of ITB and leg stretching.  My legs felt so... loose after I finished.  No pain today, I think I'll have to learn that class and do it as the kids play around.  It was that great.

Food, well, I have my family coming over.  My mom is…

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Added by Nubia on November 15, 2012 at 4:20pm — 5 Comments

ACK! A little over 2 weeks and then a race!

With my whole "my knee is dead!" drama I had going on for almost FOREVER, I had forgotten about the race on Dec. 1.  My parents are coming with me and I'm excited b/c I thought this would be the first race I had to cancel.  There's a medal!  And a cool tech shirt.  It's a 10K and it has some hills that I'd rather avoid.  Good thing that park close to home has hills e/where.  Not the easiest runs but they work.

*face palm*  I just uploaded my run to Garmin and realized I'd a 3…

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Added by Nubia on November 13, 2012 at 10:34pm — 2 Comments

Marathon/2 training

Today was day 2, yesterday was strengthening and stretching, which I regretted today.  I did 10 minutes of arm workouts with 3 pounders.  My arms felt like weak rubber by the end.  I also stretched my legs and arms, but I was worried I'd fall on my face if I tried foam rolling.  I skipped it and I guess that made today's run a little harder.  It was a planned 3 miler and had it not been extra windy, I would have loved it.  The day was a little gray but cooler than usual at 12…

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Added by Nubia on November 11, 2012 at 5:44pm — 3 Comments

Virtual Marathon!

I paid $11 and will get a medal once I post my half marathon time.  I know, it's a virtual half marathon but hey, I can run again!  I can't tell you how happy or tearful I was when I completed those 2 miles without pain during, after or way after.  I think I may have scared a few people on the trail, but not the runners.  Runners know (I hope!).  Anyway, finally doing the half marathon I have been training for since who knows when.  The deadline is on 01/31/2013 and that's the day I'll be…

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Added by Nubia on November 9, 2012 at 10:59pm — 2 Comments

Catching up.

I came to read a few blogs and wanted to add mine.  Haven't been posting regularly b/c I was really tired for the longest.  The husband is working 55+ hours a week.  Me?  Twice as many.  Really.  But, and this is a huge BUT!  I can run again.  I jogged an easy 2 miles after taking a day off from 1 mile.  It's only two runs, but they have been amazing.  They were on the treadmill at 4.0 mi/hr and at 0.5 inclination, but they. were. amazing.  I'm so happy, I want to stop it.  What if the knee…

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Added by Nubia on October 18, 2012 at 12:29am — 4 Comments

Up and down and back up.

Ugh, I'm in such a mood.  I honestly don't know what it is anymore, I think it's just my mind rebelling at the thought of being "on" for 16 hours straight.  Now that the husband is working earlier and earlier, I lost those 3 hours during which I could clean without having a child clinging to my knee or I don't know, take a 10 minute shower.  I love my kids, but I need my time or I will crack.  He's off tomorrow and Sunday and I know we both need it.  I wish I could be all like, "SEE YA!" and…

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Added by Nubia on September 15, 2012 at 8:51pm — 7 Comments

Well, duh.

Since I haven't been running for longer than 30 seconds or at all, I've cut back on my calories a lot.  It was hard getting used to not eating whatever I wanted in the pantry.  Now I actually have to stop and think if it's me being hungry or just anxious/bored/annoyed/angry.  I could eat all the time before, for whatever reason, and maintain/lose.  Not anymore, bwahah.

I just had some almonds to finish off the day b/c I had to stay up an hour later than usual.  My daughter…

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Added by Nubia on September 13, 2012 at 12:21am — 6 Comments

Visit to church.

We went to Lakewood, it's huge in Houston (almost like going to a concert!) with my nephew and sister.  We dropped off my daughter at the daycare.  The message was about God's timeline for each one of us and how we worry and get frustrated when we forget there's one.  Talk about coincidence.  My sister and I were just talking about that last night.  Mostly about me and how I've been feeling, like I'm fighting the current and trying to do things the right way when e/thing seems to be pointing…

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Added by Nubia on September 9, 2012 at 4:45pm — 4 Comments

Knee hurts but what else is new?

I think I'm going back to just walking until I save enough to see a doc. Sucks ass, I say. But what am I going to do? Spending money on my knee isn't part of our budget at all and it stinks that I can't work to pay for it myself. Blegh. I walked for almost three miles to try and burn some calories from today's crazy 895 calories breakfast. Holy crap, and I ate just 1/2 of it. McDonalds does not strive to be healthy, huh? Lol, my fault for not thinking ahead.



I am going to church… Continue

Added by Nubia on September 8, 2012 at 7:29pm — 6 Comments

Well! Lost more weight!

And it's not what I wanted. I just wanted to have my knee back and since I stopped running, I cut back on calories. I lost almost three pounds or 2 plus water I was retaining from last week's extra salty stuff (a lot). If you're keeping track, I'm 2 pounds away from 130. I'm 5'4", and back in the normal range, I think. BMI, anyway.



My knee hurt after today's workout. Came home and foam rolled my medial quad--lower inner thigh--muscle, pain was gone immediately. UGH. I can't wait til… Continue

Added by Nubia on September 8, 2012 at 12:05am — 7 Comments

Getting better at getting better.

That should be a phrase.  I'm still (4 months later) trying to get back to my routine at home.  I used to work in the mornings from 6:30 a.m. up to 2-3 p.m. and would get home by 3:30 (I got more hours as work got more involved).  Then, I'd cook, watch the kids while hubby got ready, and go on as a mom.  I didn't run, didn't plan my meals and didn't care.  All I wanted to do was stay awake and not mess up at home or at work.  It was tiring.  I wasn't earning enough but the experience gained…

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Added by Nubia on September 6, 2012 at 11:23pm — 5 Comments

New shirt.

My mom bought a shirt and said it was too small so she brought it over.  She said if it didn't fit she'd return it, but it did.  It actually looks ok, I just don't like wearing anything but jogging/yoga outfits.  My sister told me I can't go out dressed like that all the time?  Really.  I guess.  

No cake today either, it gets easier saying no.  I cut up all the cake and sent it to the next houses.  I can't control myself around cake, but it's another thing I have to learn.  I…

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Added by Nubia on September 5, 2012 at 11:12pm — 3 Comments

While I hide in my bedroom!

Just wanted to post that I've had some really good days.  I'd say TWO whole days of not eating something that'd throw me off track.  AAAND, that's while I've baked a cake a day.  My sister and family come over and we, Mexicans, are used to having "meriendas."  These are the meals that come after supper but before late dinner.  Yep.  So, she's pregnant and wants cake.  You don't mess with a pregnant lady!

I've skipped on the cake and it's getting easier.  I even decorated…

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Added by Nubia on September 5, 2012 at 4:26pm — 3 Comments

Counting calories.

I don't know, I used to LOVE weight watchers but I'm not a member so I have to look up e/item's nutritional information to log it on my phone app.  It works, I know.  That's how I lost all that weight before my last pregnancy, but I like calories more now.  I'm using MyFitnessPal on either the iPad or phone so I'm always able to log it up.  WW rocks, I wish I could afford it.  I'm already paying $20 for my gym membership so... it adds up when I'm a stay at home mom.

Anyway,…

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Added by Nubia on September 3, 2012 at 9:52pm — 6 Comments

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