Assessing the Damage of Time Off

I'm trying really hard to not beat myself up for taking time off from running and eating mindfully in order to focus on a few short term/high stress projects in my life. Between May 1 and July 15 of this year we renovated our kitchen, staged and … [Read more...]

3 in a Row

I feel like I'm now officially back in the swing of things. I ran 7 miles on Sunday. Yesterday (Monday), I went to a Boot Camp class at my local YMCA. And today, I ran 3 miles at lunch time. It wasn't a pretty run. It wasn't quick. I didn't … [Read more...]

Slow Carb Diet Progress – 8 weeks

Well, I've been following Tim Ferriss' Slow Carb Diet for 8 weeks now and I'm very happy with how things are going. I have lost a total of 12.6 pounds and 11.5 total inches.  Although I've had my up weeks and down weeks, the thing I'm most pleased … [Read more...]

At Last I See the Light

Today was an epic day. At last I see the light....between my thighs. Lemme explain. At my office, we have a handicapped accessible bathroom that has a mirror designed for someone in a wheelchair, so it tilts down. The mirror reflects my … [Read more...]

Slow Carb Diet Progress – 5 weeks

I've been following Tim Ferriss' Slow Carb Diet for five weeks now.  I started right after I got back from my vacation in Mexico and have been very pleased with my progress so far.    According to the book, women over 40 with kids often struggle … [Read more...]

Traveling and the Slow Carb Diet

I had to go to Boston for several days this week.  I was attending a two day training for my job.  I was worried that I was going to have real trouble following the Slow Carb diet while I was away.  That turned out to be untrue.  I had no trouble … [Read more...]

Running and the Slow Carb diet

I've been eating differently for the last few weeks, doing the Slow Carb diet.  In a nutshell it's no white carbs, no dairy, no fruit and no sugar/sweeteners for 6 days a week.  The 7th day anything goes. It is going extraordinarily well.  I … [Read more...]

The 4 Hour Body

I'm currently reading Tim Ferriss' new book, The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman. There's quite a bit of crazy stuff in here, but as with his last book, The 4-Hour Workweek there are quite a … [Read more...]

A Fasting 10 Miler

I set out today, mid-day in an attempt to run 10 miles. It was a glorious winter day, about 35 degrees out and the wind was pretty mild. I decided to do this one as a fasting run since I am running to lose weight. I learned about fasting runs from … [Read more...]

Bad News Triggers Stress Eating

Today I received news concerning family members that is sad but not unexpected.  The news brought with it stress and bad feelings and a general icky-ness that I couldn't quite shake. I found myself unable (or unwilling) to ignore the fridge.  I … [Read more...]