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Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Six years ago I decided (age) 42 would be my magic number. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a LONG time. It was a BIG number, it was a SCARY number, but mostly I knew I had to own that number. I lost 40 pounds, leaving the obese category behind. In 2014 I committed myself to working out HARD and a low sugar diet, losing more weight and gaining nice definition. Then life happened, and I lost momentum, gaining some weight back. My goals now are different, and include completing my first ever marathon at age 48. GULP! You can read about the next part of my journey here.

Friday, June 24, 2011


I dropped under 11 minutes for my first mile, when I ran 5K the other night. New record for me! On the not-so-good news front, my weight is up. I am updating myfitnesspal to reflect it. There is no mystery to it ... I have stopped rigorously tracking calories. Either I want to track my food and lose more weight, or stick with where I am at. It is up to me.

I did have a doctor appt yesterday, with a new doctor, and I really like him. He is very thorough and personable. My blood pressure was excellent -- 110 over 70, and I had my first EKG, which was also normal. Still waiting on blood test results. Overall, he declared me healthy. I am very bad about going to the doctor, so this was my first trip in years. I don't plan to cut corners on that in the future. I am officially "over the hill", although I foresee many good years ahead.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Just got back from an awesome run, I reached a new personal best for the 5K, at 36 minutes flat.

I want to get back to commenting on blogs, but I can't seem to authenticate via Google and post a comment. What is up with that?


We made our first excursion to the pool yesterday .. perfect day for it, as it was hot as hell.
Now no one would mistake me for a super model, but what a difference from last year.
Last year, our first trip to the pool coincided with 1 day into my weight loss journey. My extra large swimsuit barely fit (the bottoms are boy shorts with snaps), I was busting out of it. This year that bathing suit would literally fall off me, so I went out a bought a similar style in size Large, which was plenty roomy (but Medium would be too small).
I am not where I want to be, but heading in the right direction ....

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Green Uniform

I have been MIA lately, busy with finishing up the school year. Holding steady, weight wise.
Here is a pic of me in my uniform with green trim.