Diary of an Aspiring Loser

I'd struggled with weight my entire life. Having been down the weight-loss road before I focused on learning how to maintain, even when still losing. I was 233.8 pounds when this journey began.

I lost 75 pounds and was 13.8 pounds from goal in 2008 when I got pregnant with baby #1. Baby #2 came along 17 months later. I started my post-baby fitness comeback in June 2011 and after 5 years, 8 months and 25 days I FINALLY made goal in November 2012. Now I'm learning all about maintenance.

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband, son (born in spring 2009) and daughter (born in fall 2010).

Too Busy for a Cold (and 10 out of 15k ain't bad)

[PSA: "like" my blog's Facebook page to get tips and updates on my blog posts in your news feed. I'm on Instagram and Twitter too!]I started getting sick in the middle of the week last week. I went to the gym on Monday and Tuesday and then not again for the rest of the week ....more

Maybe I'm Amazed

[PSA: "like" my blog's Facebook page to get tips and updates on my blog posts in your news feed. I'm on Instagram and Twitter too!]For years people have been asking me, "how do you do it all?" And by all I think they mean raise kids, work, exercise, blog, keep a friend or two, etc, etc. Well, sometimes something has to give and the past week + it's been the blog ....more

Hard Spin, Easy Run

[PSA: "like" my blog's Facebook page to get tips and updates on my blog posts in your news feed. I'm on Instagram and Twitter too!]Same old, same old around here. Just been doing my thing, which lately means ongoing struggle with late-night snacking ....more

Run Outfit of the Day

[PSA: "like" my blog's Facebook page to get tips and updates on my blog posts in your news feed. I'm on Instagram and Twitter too!]Hey there! Yes, it's almost midnight and I'm just starting this post ....more

Backpacking in the Mokelumne Wilderness 2014

[PSA: "like" my blog's Facebook page to get tips and updates on my blog posts in your news feed. I'm on Instagram and Twitter too!] This is my 3rd time attending the annual ladies backpacking trip. The group started going in 2010 and my first trip was in 2012 to Ten Lakes in Yosemite, then in 2013 to Lake Gertrude in Desolation Wilderness ....more

Sitting is Tiring

Thursday's lunch I'm coming to you from the BlogHer's 10th anniversary conference. The food thing has gone well. Despite their serving breakfast every morning I've eaten at home because I know my Kashi GoLean and almond milk is an easy way to make a better choice ....more

All Aboard the Busy Bus!

[PSA: "like" my blog's Facebook page to get tips and updates on my blog posts in your news feed. I'm on Instagram and Twitter too!] Things are about to get crazy! I have so much going on these next two weeks that I'm actually a little intimidated ....more

Transferrable Skills

[PSA: "like" my blog's Facebook page to get tips and updates on my blog posts in your news feed. I'm on Instagram and Twitter too!]The last few days I have been lost in the depths of self-pity. Woe is me, things are challenging so I deserve to eat It's It ice cream sandwiches, goldfish crackers and string cheese until I'm over-full ....more

Goal Weight, Goal Behaviors, Goal Thoughts

[PSA: "like" my blog's Facebook page to get tips and updates on my blog posts in your news feed. I'm on Instagram and Twitter too!]If you've been following along then you know I've been over my "goal weight" by a couple/few pounds. I'm not sure when I went over but my guess is, it's been a few months ....more

Should I Eat Activity Points? Weekly Points? And Other Weight Watcher Questions...

[PSA: "like" my blog's Facebook page to get tips and updates on my blog posts in your news feed. I'm on Instagram and Twitter too!]Some of my most popular blog posts of all time are the ones in which I answer these basic questions about Weight Watchers. Of course the answers are nothing more than my opinion but I had a lot of success on WW so it makes sense people would want to know my thoughts on things ....more