Monthly Archives: April 2011

The crazy football

Day 2 of the cleanse starts out well. I love apples, bananas and grapes, so it feels like quite a treat at first. And then I get home from work. As I step into the door, the fabulous aroma of … Continue reading

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Gimmick or gamechanger?

As I’ve mentioned before, I am (still!) in last place in the Fittest Loser contest. I have beaten my personal goal of at least 36 pounds in 11 weeks, but I’m at the back of the pack nonetheless. I am … Continue reading

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Fighting temptation

All in all, the timing of this contest has been pretty perfect. It fell after the holidays and before delicious summer barbecues, and the few birthdays and a wedding that took place during it were relatively easy to handle. And then … Continue reading

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Run my first 5K: Check!

I can finally cross something off my 30 Before 30 list! This morning, I ran my first 5K. I use the term “ran” loosely, because it was probably the world’s slowest running pace on record, but it was a run … Continue reading

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Week 11!

We are now starting week 11 of the Fittest Loser competition. I can’t decide if it feels like I’ve been doing this forever, or if it feels like I just started. Some days, my answer is different than others! Today, … Continue reading

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Two weddings

I have all sorts of stuff I want to write about, but I’m so tired! This week has been crazy, with five workouts with my trainer, one boot camp and another day of workouts on my own. I’m about to … Continue reading

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Nothing fits…except the bridesmaid dress!

Today, it is a stunningly gorgeous 85+ degrees here in the Chicago suburbs. In other words, time to bust out the shorts (or, if you’re me and terrify the general public when you wear shorts, the capris). I pulled out my six … Continue reading

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