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Friday, December 30, 2011

Running again - its hard but feels so great!

Went to Talbots today - they're having a 40% off sale btw - and went to the rack of size 14 pants.  I still can't believe that I can wear a size 14 off the rack and not just get lucky with a generously cut pair of pants that happens to have a size 14 label inside.  I bought some slim cut jeans and some other pants.  I'm also realizing that I have a big butt.  I've always had some junk in the trunk, but when you're heavier, it all just kinds of blends in, you know, everything is big.  Now that I'm revealing a shape, I'm realizing I have a big butt.  Proportionately, a big butt.  Actually, I'm kind of glad about that.  Because that means, when I get to my goal weight, I'll still have some butt on me, which I think looks good on a woman.  Personally, I like women with strong legs and some junk back there.

Hmmm, do we have a type?  I mean I guess we do have a preference for or a type that we'd 'like' to look like if it was really a choice and genetics didn't play a role.  I don't want to look skinny - I want to look shapely and athletic.  I also like women who have great shoulders and defined biceps.  That, my friends, is definitely NOT in my genetics.  Won't happen no matter what I do.  But that's ok.  I build muscle really easily in my legs and I have great legs!  Just think what they'll look like when I'm 40 lbs lighter and am running like I'm supposed to!

New Years plans around here keep changing.  We're supposed to go to an invitation only party at one of my favorite oceanfront restaurants/bar.  One couple in our small group has already bowed out - party poopers!!  The other 3 are still hanging in.  I also still need to get a sitter.....

I ran today on the boardwalk.  It was a gorgeous 50-60 degrees today.   Its really tough when you get back started into running.  I ran only 3.5 miles and had to stop for some 30-60 second walk breaks - about 5 times.  I can't wait for the day when you get to the point where you feel like you can run forever.  Its such an awesome feeling when you get there.  I know it won't take me long - as long as I'm consistent.  I just cannot tell you how great that is.  You feel so powerful and content and strong!  Its AWESOME!!

Right now the scale says, 190 - I'm up 6-8 lbs - I'm looking forward to those long 5-8-10 mile runs so that I can also torch some calories and get these pounds off!

 I also stopped at the new lululemon store on the way home, had some starbucks, then met my husband and daughter for sushi for a late lunch.  After that we took the kids to the movies - and saw Sherlock Holmes.  It was entertaining for sure.  I liked it!   What a wonderful day!

I hope you all are have a great weekend too!


  1. hey - new follower here! (diaryofafatwhitewoman.blogspot.com)

    I am attempting to one day be a runner, myself - but have not been doing too great with it! I also have a love for all things tropical, as well! :) looking forward to following your journey!

  2. Good for you running again! I wish I could but I can't! My daughter is running in the Disney Princess 1/2 marathon next month. She has been training all summer. I am so proud of her.

    Glad you are back, I've missed you!

  3. Glad to see you back! I did a run yesterday too-- I went for time, not distance though, and it was nice-- I really enjoy it.
    I've got the same challenges you do w0rk wise-- not so much time, but I'd like to figure out how to incorporate more running.
    Happy new year!

  4. Yeah Rhonda. I misses you so much. Welcome back!


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