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Weekly Update - 4/22

Weekly update - Zero loss. At least I stopped gaining!

Exercise - Running 5 days & Upper body workout 2 days.

Food - I really need to focus here. Maybe I munch due to hunger & not just thoughtless munching.

Mood - Working on trying to see the positive side of things. We can't change things, we can change how we react.

Added by Paula on April 22, 2017 at 7:45am — 1 Comment

Weekly Update 4/15

Weight - Up 1.6 pounds. What was lost is now found. Ugh!

Exercise- Ran 5 days & upper body 2. Considering training for a 1/2.

Food - Good choices, but still too much salt snacks.

Mood - Good until the scale. At least it doesn't effect my mood like it used to. Happy Easter to all.

Added by Paula on April 15, 2017 at 8:07am — 3 Comments

Weekly Update - 4/8

Weight - Down 1.6 pounds. 2nd week in a row seeing a loss.

Exercise - Still running 5 days a week but did cut the mileage to 17 but still did 2 upper body workouts.

Food - it was my birthday on Tuesday so I did indulge, but back on track. I also cut out the work crap!

Mood - As a very sensitive individual, my feelings can be hurt easily. Work has been a struggle for sure.

I am really placing my focus on my eating this month. I am really working to eat… Continue

Added by Paula on April 8, 2017 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

Weekly Update - 4/1

Weight - Down 0.2 pounds. I will take it!

Exercise - Ran 5 days. Did 2 upper body resistance workouts. Held a fore arm plank for 1 minute.

Food - I ate too much. I found I do eat at work since food is so readily available.

Mood - So ready for spring baby!!

New month means time for goals.

1. Food plan.
2. Stop small mindless tastes, mini candy etc at work.
3. Keep with my workouts.

Added by Paula on April 1, 2017 at 7:36am — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 3/26

Weight - Up 0.8 pounds.

Exercise - Ran 27 miles & did 2 upper body resistance workouts

Food - Had a few mini stress eating binges.

Mood - Disappointment with my progress.

After watching an episode of extreme weight loss on TV, a couple was working out 2 hours a day with Chris Powell. The husband stuck with the diet, the wife was closet eating. It was determined that she wasn't losing weight because of this over eating. Once she did stick to the… Continue

Added by Paula on March 26, 2017 at 4:25pm — 3 Comments


I started changing things up. I am continuing to run but since I was feeling fried I knew I needed to do something. Sunday was a 6 mile run. Monday Before work I ran 3.4 miles & after work I ran another 3.5 miles & after I did a 30 minute upper body work out. I held a fore arm plank for a full minute. I have not been able to do that for a while. This morning I ran 3.4 again, but tonight I took a break. I figured if I split up my running I will fall back into wanting to run. I am adding… Continue

Added by Paula on March 21, 2017 at 7:39pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Update - 3/18

Weight - Up 0.6 pounds. Ugh! I am sick of this crap!!!

Food - Food Day yesterday in the office. Yep, over ate. Gaincould be sodium overload.

Exercise - Ran 3.4 miles each day for (5) days & added in (3) of upper body resistance work.

Mood - Ready for change. Starting summer, running outdoors, eating better.

Added by Paula on March 18, 2017 at 8:43am — No Comments

Burn Out

I think I am getting burned out. I like what running has done for me. I look so much leaner. But I have been pushing myself & to be honest I am bored. I am not sure if it is due to the treadmill or what but I know I need to add in some resistance training. I was planning on joining a health club through the winter months to break up the running & get some much needed upper body work. Well, I never did that for many reasons. The most obvious one is my concern I would undo all the great… Continue

Added by Paula on March 12, 2017 at 1:53pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 3/10

Weight - Down 1.4 pounds.

Exercise - 30 miles on the treadmill.

Food - Cut back some. Need to do more.

Mood - Meh, winter blues I suppose.

Added by Paula on March 11, 2017 at 4:08pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 3/4

Weight - Up 1.4 pounds.

Exercise - Ran 26 miles on the treadmill

Food - Eating too much. Too much snacking.

Mood - Mad at myself for not overcoming this damn food addiction.

What the hell is it with me & food?? I cannot stop with the Goldfish crackers or other salty snacks. I think I can relate to the cravings a heroin addict has. At least I am consistent with exercise. I try really hard to NOT let the scale dictate my mood or self worth, but it… Continue

Added by Paula on March 4, 2017 at 9:16am — 3 Comments

Weekly Updates - 2/25

Weight - Down 0.2 pounds.

Food - Always a struggle. Working in an office that gets candy & snack sample is really bad for me.

Exercise - Ran 25 miles this week. I know I need to do some resistance training. I just hate not running. Ugh!

Mood - Good. Working on being mindful.

I have been using my foam roller this past week & think it will really be good. It does hurt, but I feel better afterward. I want to start a training plan. I found one for… Continue

Added by Paula on February 25, 2017 at 7:54am — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 2/18

Weight - Down 1.0 pound. Relief to see it go down

Food - I did make better choices, but I still ate too much & snacked too much.

Exercise - I really kicked up my running. I ran 27 miles.

Mood - Really trying on focusing on me & not the world at large.

Today I bought myself a foam roller. I was hoping it will help me feel better. I have been running so much over the last year or better & although I do stretch afterwards it just isn't… Continue

Added by Paula on February 18, 2017 at 9:08pm — 3 Comments

Update - 2/12

Weight - Up 1.2 pounds. Not good. Result from BLT ( bites,licks,tastes )

Exercise - Running 5 days a week on the treadmill. Averaging 15-22 miles per week.

Food - Making better choices, but getting kinds of sloppy. The "just one" syndrome. It is not just one however.

Mood - I have been stressed & depressed. But I realize it is up to me to change. I cannot change the world, but I can change how I react. I am working on being the "change" I would like to… Continue

Added by Paula on February 12, 2017 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 1/3

Weight - Down .4 pounds.

Exercise - Running 5 days a week. I have cut back since I am not sure if I hurt my high hamstring. I ran 15 miles.

Food - I am making better choices. I did not gain weight in the last 4 weeks of December.

Mood - Positive.

2016 was better than 2015. Although I am not at goal, I lost 15 pounds from 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016. I ran 5 races in 2016. Here is to 2017.

Added by Paula on January 3, 2017 at 8:55am — 2 Comments

Weekly Update 12/10

Weight - Down 1.6 pounds. When it stays here or goes lower I will believe it is a loss vs. fluctuation.

Exercise - Ran 5 days. Got in 27 miles this week. Treadmill miles are not fun like outdoor running is.

Food - I did reign in a bit more this week, but there is much more that needs doing.

Mood - Okay.

I think I am the only one who blogs here anymore. I feel silly sometimes posting, but I am doing this to help me hold myself accountable. Maybe folks… Continue

Added by Paula on December 10, 2016 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Weekly Update - 12/3

Weight - Zero. No change.

Exercise - Ran the treadmill 5 days this week. 25 miles.

Food - I need to make changes here. I have lost weight since the beginning of the year, but want to lose more.

Mood - Tired. It has been gray & blah since last weekend. I need sun.

I really wanted to lose 5 more pounds by the end of the year. I am not sure if I will make it, but I am going to give it my best shot.

Added by Paula on December 3, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments

Weekly Update - 11/26

Weight - Up 1.6 pounds. No surprise after Thanksgiving. I have still lost 13.8 pounds since New Years.

Exercise - Ran 25 miles this week. The 5 mile Turkey Trot was fun. It didn't prevent the gain.

Food - I really need to focus more on Eating clean wholesome foods. I have been leaning to much to processed.

Mood - Up & down.

Added by Paula on November 26, 2016 at 7:34am — No Comments

Weekly Update - 11/19

Weight - Down 1.4 pounds. I was really getting upset seeing it climb. I have to work harder.

Food - The fact is I really have to get this under control. Weight loss is 80% diet. There is no exercising away a bad diet.

Exercise - Ran 5 days on the dreadmill. This year we had cable down in the basement so it is a little more tolerable.

Mood - Still suffering with anxiety. Worried about everything. Praying gas been more intense than ever.

I can't believe… Continue

Added by Paula on November 19, 2016 at 8:26am — No Comments


Got up this morning & headed to Dunkin Donuts for a coffee & toasted bagel. I put pumpkin butter on mine. It is fat free & I like the flavor. It is basically pumpkin purée wth spices. I chose the sugar free. It was still chilly when we got to the park to get in our Sunday run. The first mile was tough, but i did warm up. Not sure how long we will be able to continue runnning outside. We got in 6 miles. Lucky for me, it has been a mild November. I signed up for the Turkey Trot. A 5… Continue

Added by Paula on November 13, 2016 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Weekly Update - 11/12

Weight - Up 1.0 pounds. Overeating is the reason.

Exercise - Ran 25 miles on the treadmill. Getting too dark to run after work. I am still running Sunday mornings.

Food - Too much eating. Frankly there has been too much crap at work. This week alone I did a serious binge on Goldfish crackers. I really need to get my mini binges gone. Stress & boredom seem to be the reasons.

Mood - Stressed. Nervous. After this past week of elections & the violence that… Continue

Added by Paula on November 12, 2016 at 8:32am — 2 Comments




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