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Crossfit, or A Very Long Story About How I Spent My Thirtieth Birthday Evening

July 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments

If you’re new here and want to understand the title and purpose of my blog, you can read my first post by clicking here. You may also want to subscribe to my RSS feed so that you don’t miss further posts of interest to you. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you’ll stop by often! […]

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Tags: non-scale victories · running just as fast as we can · sturm and drang

Looking for a Good Sports Bra?

January 6th, 2009 · 7 Comments

This is the time of year when people tend to be fired up about their resolutions to get healthier.  One impediment in the past, for me, was that I never seemed to be able to find a sports bra that actually held these suckers in well enough for major motion.  Then I found the Enell […]

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Meal Plan for the Week: Wholesome, Tasty, and Allergen-Free (Plus a weight-loss update)

August 25th, 2008 · 22 Comments

Do you ever have moments when your brain is so mashed full of thoughts, ideas, and feelings that when you open your mouth to speak or pose your hands to type, you pause to collect your thoughts, and then can get little of use to come out? That’s me today.  I’m sitting in a chair […]

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Tags: autumn · locavore · meal planning · running just as fast as we can · Uncategorized · vegetarian

The Small Things (A Short Post of Gratitude)

August 20th, 2008 · 13 Comments

I was just scratching my collarbone, and I’m still amazed that my collarbones have emerged from my body in the last 15 or so pounds of weight loss. When I’ve had abdominal surgery before, it’s always been followed by a natural period of swelling and then an unnatural period of extreme weight gain as I […]

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Tags: gratitude · non-scale victories · running just as fast as we can

Fairly Quick & Healthy Meals for a Busy Week

April 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments

I successfully kept myself busy while my husband was gone (some might say overly busy), he’s come home from Europe safely, and he brought me gluten-free pasta from Italy! I hear it’s going to be fabulous, so I’m really excited about it.  Nonetheless, I’m holding off on using any this week because I’d already gotten […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · flexitarian · meal planning · quick meals · running just as fast as we can · spring

Songs to Exercise (and Live) By

February 28th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Whether a song has a slow or fast tempo, it also has an underlying heart of emotion to it.  In my own mind, I generally categorize that emotion as negative or positive.  Some more complex songs—such as many by U2—are harder to categorize so simply.  Other singers are generally pretty easy:  Eminem? Negative, I would […]

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Why I Quit Wearing Heels (Or, Seeing & Changing What Isn’t Working in Your Life)

February 5th, 2008 · 29 Comments

You know how you look back at styles from previous decades–or, even better, from previous centuries—and wonder what they could have possibly been thinking? Powdered wigs, for example. Or those puffy Elizabeth shorts, or knee britches. Or, for a couple of example from women’s fashions, extreme corsets or tiny lotus shoes, worn in China after […]

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Tags: on the soapbox · running just as fast as we can · Uncategorized

Review of the Year

December 17th, 2007 · 10 Comments

Well, the bad news is that I’m still sick. This was Day of Near Silence #2 while I tried to rest my throat. Thank God for writing. But the weekend was certainly not a total wash. The good news is that I have hit a thirty pound loss this year. Early this weekend, I first […]

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Tags: celebrations & holidays · fruits of my labor · non-scale victories · on the soapbox · running just as fast as we can · winter


November 25th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Yesterday was a good day.  Perhaps it’s continuing into today, actually.  First of all, I weighed in at 175.4 pounds yesterday morning. (Today it’s actually a bit lower, but I’m going with my Saturday weigh-in.)  To weigh 175 pounds has been a goal that’s been stuck in my head for some reason; 175 seems like […]

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Tags: autumn · fruits of my labor · gratitude · new activity of the month · running just as fast as we can · winter

I did it

October 21st, 2007 · 14 Comments

Saturday morning at 8 a.m., I ran 3.1 miles, or 5 km.  I finished working my way through “Couch to 5k” by running a 5k. About a half-mile into the journey, I thought, This is it; I’ve actually done it.  I’ve stuck with this to see it through, even though it’s taken me quite a […]

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