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Running Makes You Stronger. Period.

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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! The weather kind of sucked here in NJ (except for Monday), but I did get to spend some time in Atlantic City and catch a Third Eye Blind concert...I've been obsessed with them since middle school, and pretty much stalk them every time they come … [Read more...]

Why I Love Running

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In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd proclaim the reasons I've fallen head over heels for running. (I better love it, seeing as how ONE WEEK FROM TODAY, I will be headed down to Walt Disney World to take on my very first half marathon!) 1.) The way I feel when I'm done. Sure, sure, the … [Read more...]

The Right to Bare Arms (and Stomach, and Thighs…)

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As the summer months officially come to an end, I decided it was finally time to step back on the scale. And, unsurprisingly, I was greeted by an additional five pounds. It's what I was expecting, given my week-long jaunts in Vegas, Atlantic City, and Orlando, the endless string of barbecues and … [Read more...]

My Inner Battle with Obesity

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It's no secret to anyone here that losing "the final 40" has proven a challenge that I have not yet been able to conquer. Granted, I now have my sights set on the "final 30," but completing my weight loss journey is a goal that has continued to elude me...for nearly three years now. I continually … [Read more...]

Goal Weight

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I lost .2 at weigh-in this morning.  Once again, I was expecting more - I had a particularly good week.  In fact, according to my scale at home, I was down a full pound as of yesterday morning.  But then I went out for dinner last night to celebrate my boyfriend's father's birthday, and even … [Read more...]

Twilight Zone

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After I weigh in at 8:30am on Sunday mornings, I enter what I like to call the "twilight zone" of weight loss. Essentially, it's the one time a week when any and all food items I consume simply don't "count."  I've just had my weekly weigh in, and there's a whole seven days until I have to step … [Read more...]

Gains Happen

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At this Sunday's weigh-in, I was slapped with a 1 lb gain.  Actually, allow me to rephrase that.  It was a 1 lb undeserved gain.  In the grand scheme of things, a single pound is nothing.  It's a measly 16 ounces.  I've been at this for more than two years now, so I know better than to get … [Read more...]

Surviving Restaurants

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Since I started my weight loss journey, I've made it a point to continue eating out in restaurants regularly.  While the over-sized, fat-laden meals at restaurants can be kryptonite to those of us trying to lose weight, dining out has always been a big part of my own personal weekend time...and … [Read more...]

There is No “Only” in Weight Loss

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On television and in magazines, we're constantly bombarded with "lose weight FAST" schemes and promises.  Swallow this pill, drink this powder, or have this frozen meal plan delivered to your home, and you'll lose 12 pounds in two weeks. We're obsessed with shows like The Biggest Loser, where … [Read more...]

Real Runner

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When I was bigger, I used to judge healthy, active people all the time.  I'd see runners pounding the pavement along the main drag through town, or at the nearby park, and I'd drive by and silently berate them.  "Who do these people think they are?"  If I happened to be driving with someone … [Read more...]