So it begins..

On February 22, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Well, I’ve officially begun my half-marathon training.

Yes, I really am going to go through with this insanity. Please remind me of this when I start to whine.

So a few numbers -

Starting weight: 218.5 (would like to get down at least to 200)
Minimum speed: 4 mph (must be completed in 3 1/2 hours)
Distance: 13.1 miles or apx 22 km
Time to train: bit over 8 months

I’m going to start working on short-term goals.. something “due” every 2 months and will report back with those.


On February 19, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

So yesterday, I attended the Bariatric Breakthrough Challenge run by Erin Akey and hosted by Dr. Eric DeMaria of New Hope Wellness.

We were encouraged to set some goals. 3 month, 6 month, 1 year …

In the process, we learned about a half-marathon held down at Disney World in November – the Wine and Dine half.

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a HUGE Disney fan. Absolutely HUGE. I went down to Disney every summer with my dad for 20+ years, my kids and I watch Disney movies on the weekends, etc.

So if there was to be any motivation to get my ass back into a running program? This would be it. Further motivation would be to somehow get my favorite musical artist involved somehow..

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Apathy vs. Zen

On February 17, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted.

I know this. It’s not because I’ve not wanted to post anything.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened up the editor and tried to write something.. only to come up blank and then given up. But at some point. caution does not become the better part of valor and giving up does not do any favors.. and well, for me that day is today.

I’ve been very apathetic about the WLS community for awhile now.

Not in helping the people in it.. but the community as a whole. And in looking back, I think that began around summertime. In speaking with Kaitlin N yesterday, we both agreed on a few instances which probably started the ball rolling, and yeah, summertime was about the time in which things began roiling to a nice simmer. The full boil happened this fall, with explosion this past November.

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