Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What a gorgeous day!

I took Max on a 5K run today.  It was such a beautiful, sunny day and we had a great run!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Is it dedication or did I eat too much?

The rain has not let up here, quite the bummer.  However, it did look like a bit of a let up so I got dressed for a run, Max saw me and got very excited.  Then the rain started again.  How could I not go?  So I did, a short one mind you, but I did go.  Now is that dedication or did I eat too much yesterday??? The truth... I defninitely ate too much yesterday, but what a great Christmas we had.

Now back to regularly scheduled cleaning and laundry.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ran with Max

Today between rainfalls I decided to go on a short run and see how Max (our 7 month puppy) did.  He did great so it looks like I have a running partner now.  Today I only did about 3K but long enough, when I got back it started raining again!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Finally out

I got all ready for a run yesterday, went outside and the skies opened up... it just poured... so I came back in.  Today I got out for a short half hour run.  That is all I intend to do during this busy season when I am trying to get so much stuff done around here!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Between the rain and against the wind

I snuck out on a short run today.  I went between rainfalls but it was windy and I had to run against the wind, whew.  Oh well, I went and that is what is important!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Run, run, Rudolph

What a beautiful sunny day!  I finally got out for a run again.  Danica and I have been going to Curves a couple of times per week, aiming for 3 but seem to only get 2 times.  I have gone on a hike with Jason and the dog, but with snow on the ground and the busyness of the days I haven't been able to run.  So today I did a short 5.5K run and it was a good one.  Now back to getting ready for the season!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chilly run

Finally got out for another run, wanted to go for a bit longer of one but it wasn't in the cards.  It is a very chilly day and kind of windy so it wasn't really an enjoyable run.  I only did a short one but better than none at all.  The good thing though is that Danica is coming to Curves with me and we are trying to go 3 times per week.  She is a go getter and will keep me going.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


So I finally ran again.  I have come to realize that these last 5 pounds will most likely not come off in the next few months.  With unpredictable weather and such I will just set my goal to maintain where I am right now and think more about the loss come spring.  I ran about 5K today.  Now to do some report cards then watch Danica's guitar recital.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fresh air!

Finally got out for a run again.  I am feeling better and the weather cooperated!  A beautiful sunny day.  I did a 6.5k run.  Felt good to get out and get some fresh air again.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


I had been sick for about 2 weeks, a pounding head and very tired.  Friday morning when I woke up I was soaking wet, guess the 'fever' broke.  Anyhow apart from a couple of running club runs and the short daily runs with my class I haven't done anything.  Today I did a short, slow 25 minute run.  Going to ease back into it.  Felt good though!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Good week

Having a great week. I did curves yesterday and a run (6.5 km) today. What a beautiful sunny day today!

Monday, October 11, 2010


I did the 8K yesterday and ran it in 46:52s over 4 minutes faster than last year! It felt good. I didn't push myself, just ran at a steady pace. Jason did the half marathon in 1 hour and 39 minutes, he reached his goal of less than 1 hour 40 minutes.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

One more week

Next week at this time I will have finished my 8K race so today I pushed myself to do an 8K as fast as I could.  Although at times, I did realize I had gotten into a slow pace just running, I did try to improve my time.  I did 8K today about 3 minutes faster than my race last year.  Hopefully I'll be able to do the same when in the race in Victoria next weekend. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Beautiful day

I had a better day at work and it was such beautiful weather I went for a run.  I did 8K in about 49 minutes.  Felt good!

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Yesterday was very stormy - windy and rainy so I went to Curves.  Today it was a beautiful fall day so I went on a 12K run!  Slowly pushing myself to go farther, hoping next year in October to do the half marathon rather than the 8K I am doing this year. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Long Run Day

It was pouring, really pouring last night so I thought I wouldn't be running today.  But it stopped and was beautiful out.  I went out and ran about 11.5K.  I went slow and it was windy but it was a good run.

Oh and I have finally hit the 35 pound mark! YAY!  

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Curves day

Well I decided to try and fit some Curves into my schedule too, so today I went, although it would have been a good running day.  I took it easy as I don't want to reinjure anything so we shall see how it goes.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just running

So Monday and today after work I made myself go for a run.  I am always so tired, and just want to sit but before I do that I just change and go.  They are short ones, but I'm ok with that.  Until I get in more of a routine with back to work, it is good enough.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Short not long today...

What a crazy morning!  Trying to make some soup and bread, and no ingredients! URGH.  Oh well, everything is on and I finally got out for my run.  I just did a short 5K was supposed to do 10K on Sundays, but by the time I got out I only felt like doing short one.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Better than...

Today was a short, slower run.  However, it was a day when I got home from work and felt like laying down and going to sleep kind of day.  So a short, slow run is better than that!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Yay I did it!

Ran a 10K race today in Nanaimo.  A tough, hilly race but I bettered my last time and finished in an hour, quite happy about that!  Jason did the half marathon in 1 hour 46 minutes!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Finally got my long run in.  I wanted to do my 10K in prep for this weekend.  I wore hubby's GPS watch and was really pushing myself to get up to 'speed' as no matter how fast I ran, I couldn't get to my regular speed!  I thought what has happened to me I have barely started out, can't get to my usual pace and am getting really tired?! I figured out that it was still set for biking as he took it on a bike ride the other day thus instead of giving me my pace in minutes per km I was in km/hr thus the faster I ran the higher the number got (eg. 11 km/hr) rather than smaller (5.5 min/km)!  Geesh!  At least I figured it out early on and didn't burn myself out.  I cleared the watch and continued my run.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


I wanted to run 10K today, my last one before the race next Sunday but it just didn't happen.  It was just one of those running days when it wasn't supposed to be so I only ran about 3.5K.  I may take tomorrow off then try again on Tuesday.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Not hungry today...

I didn't feel hungry on my run (do now though) so I made the 8K today.  A good run.  Now to eat, shower and head in to the school.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


So I went for a run again and fully intended on running 8K but part way in it was harder for me than usual.  Then near the end I was very hungry!  So I cut it at 5.5K and called it good.  That has never happened before.  Oh well each week I do a shorter run I guess this was it!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Weigh in Wednesday

I saw another blogger who is on a weight loss journey like myself and she has a 'weigh in wednesday'.  I like that so since I won't be running today - first day getting into my class to prep for back to school on Sept. 7 - I thought I would do my own weigh in.  Remember when I started this journey I was hoping for 40 pounds lost.  In one year (July) I was at 30 and had hoped that this summer I could hit the 35 pound mark.... I am at 34 pounds!  Yippee!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A 10K

Today I went a bit farther on my run so I ran at a bit of a slower pace.  I did about 10.5k and I still felt good at the end.  Getting ready for my 10k race on September 5th.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Played a little long...

I played a little long in my craft room this morning so I had to do a short run.  Lots of stuff to do today.  So a 20 minute run is better than nothing.  And I am happy to say that the scale is sneaking down a bit again finally!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Finally at it again

Well after a few days off due to garage sale, camping and such I finally ran again.  I did about 9.5K and took it slow.  It felt good.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Like Childbirth???

Today I ran 9.5K and it was a 760 kcal run! I signed myself up for a 10K run in Nanaimo on September 5th... geesh what was I thinking???   When I finished my last 10K I felt so terrible that I didn't think I would do one again, now here I am a few months later and signed up for another one.  Perhaps it is like childbirth... you kind of forget what it is like until you are going through it again! LOL we'll see.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Running with the devil...

there now I have said it!  I sure hope that running 8K at least 4 times per week rather than 5K will help shed some of these last few pounds otherwise I will blame the devil!  Had a great run today.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Over the hill...!

not in age (yet, hehehe) - I finally ran all the way up Ravenhill (quite a steep hill) so I didn't walk at all on my 8K run today!  I had wanted to title my post 'running with the devil' since I can't lose these last few pounds but I'll save that for another day.  646 kcal today!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ran to my car!

Yesterday I was able to pick up the new car that I ordered, now how to get there - Jason was at work?  Actually I just decided to run over to the dealer, it was a good 5K run and I did it faster than any other 5K I've done... now because a lot of downhill? or because I was excited to be getting my car? both?  Who knows but what a great reason to run!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


So I did an 8K in about 49 minutes today.  I have to say I am addicted to Jason's GPS that I kind of laughed at him for getting.  I love knowing how far I went, how fast I went, my average pace and how many calories I have burned!  Today 642kcal - yay!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wow, felt good

Today I decided to stretch out my regular run around my neighborhood, hills and all  I did 7.3K in 45 minutes and it felt good.  Next time I'll go a little farther and try for 8K since I am doing the 8K again in October.  Hard to believe a year ago I couldn't even run 2k!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A nice long run

Today I got to do a longer run without really any hills, what a nice change.  I went for a 7K run between Parksville and Qualicum, if only the runs in Port were so nice and flat.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Plugging along

Well another run, I still keep to be hanging around the same average speed, I'm sure it is those darn hills.  Oh well, each run is about 400 kcal and that is good!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Just checking in

Not much to say, I did another run still working on increasing the speed a bit not much faster yet. 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Home again finally

Finally at home again for a few days before camping again.  I went for a run this morning.  I have to say I am feeling very disappointed as I can not get any more pounds to budge off.  I would love to lose another 10 and 15 would be awesome but just aiming for 10 right now.  Very disappointing that it is sticking like glue.  Almost makes me want to give up but I won't just wallowing right now - did have 2 cookies though, hehehe

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Slow and steady

Today I wasn't really feeling like running so I decided to do a shorter and slower run.  I did 4K along the beach instead of 5K.  Almost like a day off!  Still 339 calories though, and that is a good thing!  no run tomorrow as we will be packing up and heading home.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Another run today

Another lazy, beautiful camping day.  I did my 5K run this morning.  Hoping to do one again tomorrow then we head home on Friday.  Everyone went to the beach I stayed behind to babysit little Max, who is proving to be a great little puppy!

Ran yesterday

We are now camping and although when I camp I really get into it - ie. get up and sit, sit, sit - I didn't feel like it but I went for a 5K run along the beach.  Felt good.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Let the timing begin

So today I used Jason's GPS watch and my average speed is about 6.04 min/km, and I burned about 384 kcal!  Now I know what my speed is and I wonder if I can get faster?  Time will tell.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Building speed

Now that I am comfortable with my distance I am working on increasing my speed a bit.  We'll see how that goes.  I guess it means I'll have to get techie and use Jason's GPS watch.  Oh and I ran today.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What to say?

I am always struggling with what to write here but then I thought about why I started this blog in the first place.  I started it as a diary of sorts of my journey to my weight loss goal.  My record keeper of runs, pounds lost etc.  Nothing more, nothing less.  So with that in mind just a quick post today to say that I did a run, I am liking my runs and now when we camp I want it to have a place that I can run.  :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Getting there

I was smart today and went out for my run earlier today and it was much better!  the sun was just starting to get warm as I was finishing.  So here's the deal, I did not get to my 40 pounds in the year but I did make about 32.  I am hoping to get to 35 by then end of July - I'm getting there.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Getting warm

I waited too long to run today, it was 9:30 and I am already too hot!  Oh well, at least I ran.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Yay another run

Danica had her tonsils out and is resting and doing well.  We had our overnight stay in the hospital and got home yesterday afternoon to 38 degree weather!  Today is going to be another hot one so I did my run already.  Thank goodness, it was already feeling warm.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Getting into the groove

I still feel like a hamster in a wheel and I shouldn't as school is out.  However there is so much to do to catch up on things around here and more activities keep being planned.  I need a few days at home to feel like I am making a dent ahhh, hopefully that will start on Friday.  I did do a run today now to prepare for today's festivities.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Been off kilter lately!

Haven't had much time for myself lately so I haven't not been very regular on my runs.  However, now that work is done I hope to get back onto a schedule and my goal is to lose 7 pounds before September.  We just got back from a 4 day camping trip - I spent most of the time napping!  I did however, manage to do a 5K run along the beach, so nice!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I'm a hurtin'

Last weekend at the track meet Jason had signed me up to do the Master's (another word for us oldies LOL) 4 X 100 relay race.  Reluctantly I did it, but I pulled or hurt my muscle.  I have been nursing it all week and tried to run today.  I am still very sore so I only did a short run.  On top of that my knee is acting up again.  Oh joy!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday run

Another quick post, went for a run this afternoon seem to be in a routine again!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Quick post

Just a quick post, forgot to say that I managed to squeeze in a run yesterday.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Down 2

Well I managed to fit in a run today.  Lots of little errands to do and also hoping to get a good start on my report cards today... hasn't happened yet.  Oh well, I am down another couple of pounds!  Yay!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Yay me

I went out for another run today.  The weather is slightly better than yesterday.  I am hoping to get 5 of the last 10 pounds off in the next month.  I sure hope I can do it!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Finally ran

The weather continues to be pretty terrible here.  Someone said the other day, "I went to bed and woke up in November!" Pretty much sums it up, it is dreary, cloudy, cold and rainy.  Today no rain, but still cold.  When it was like this in the winter I thought it was a great running day, but at the end of May it is not what I expect.  Oh well, I got out and did a run and that is the main thing!  I also ran Thursday afterschool with the school's running club but that is a very short run.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Three in a row!

Wow three runs in a row, haven't done that in awhile!  I decided to sneak in a run after work today.  Well I cut it a bit short as it started to rain a bit.  Just after I got in the skies opened up, thank goodness I made it in.  Just as a note, Jason was coming home from work, drove right by me running in the rain - nice!  Actually he didn't see me (or so he says)  and I believe him, he is pretty unobservant while driving - unless of course it is a cute little blonde - LOL!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Did another run

I did another run today and then again worked in my flower beds.  The beds are looking good - I get a good workout pulling out buttercups!  Now they need to be edged.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Another great run

So I am doing the Scrap Shotz online crop and having a blast.  I also have started the daunting task of weeding the flower beds.  But I did squeeze in a run.  It feels good to run for 30 minutes and not be too winded, if only the legs weren't so stiff!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Another day, another run

Another great run on a beautiful day, felt good.  I can almost say that I am starting to enjoy my running!  I never thought I would say that as it was always so hard for me and certainly not something I enjoyed.  Now if only I could lose this last 10 or so pounds, they seem to be stuck to me like glue!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I ran in shorts!

Well it was a beautiful day and I finally ran in my shorts!  The sun was out and it was a good run.  I'm glad I went.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Another run

With the threat of more rain on the way I decided to go for a run today.  It was kind of cold and windy, so not ideal but I am glad that I went.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Fit it in!

This morning I did a layout, my mom popped in for a visit then I made a card.  I had about 1 hour to kill before I had to take Jaimee for her haircut so I fit in a short (20 minute) run in.  I'm glad because I hadn't run all week!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

First 10K

Well I did the 10K race today.  There were 13 000 people in it, very crowded.  I ran as hard as I could, couldn't push anymore.  My time was 1:02:20, I am a little sore but it feels good to do something I said I could never do, expecially when I started running last July - never dreamed I would be doing a 10K. 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

10K practice

We were at an out of town track meet this weekend.  We were staying about 10K from the meet.  This morning I decided to try and run it in preparation for next weekend.  I did it in about 1 hour, I am happy about that - but I am stiff and tired tonight!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Squeaked in a run tonight

In between dropping Danica off at her pottery class and then going to pick her up again I have squeaked in a bit of a run.  I am a bit stiff and sore so not my best one.  I may be able to run tomorrow but then that is probably it until the big race in a week and a bit.  We are at a track meet this weekend and then the following week I won't be doing a lot, want to rest and be ready!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My last big run before my race

The 10K is in 2 weeks so this was my last chance to do a long run.  I ran on Thursday, a short one with the running club at school.  Today I did a 9K run in 56 minutes.  Felt good too.  Never did I ever think I would be able to run 10K and here I am in less than a year of running ready to do it.  When I started I could barely run for a minute!  Can't wait til the race.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Run those dinners off!

The weather was not bad today... clear but cool so I decided to try and do a long run.  I put on hubby's GPS watch and off I went.  I did an 8K run in 50 minutes, felt good too.  I realized I can run farther but it seems that after about 30 minutes I am bored and just want it done and overwith!  Next is to try and find a 10K route to see how I do.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Singing in the Rain

well not really singing but I did run in the rain or rather a sprinkle.  I figured I better go as it is supposed to only get worse as the weekend goes on.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Finally a run

Finally a sunny day, report cards are handed out and I had time to fit in a run after work.  I did my 5K run however I have to work at getting longer, the 10K race is less than a month away.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Walk don't run...

Well today Jason and I went for a 10K hike up the mountain behind our house today.  So no run, but still a lot of exercise.  It was nice to get out with just him (well and the dog, lol) and it was a nice day.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Well I dropped the kids off at their track practice and then went for a run.  It was much better.  I feel the 10K looming so I am hoping to try an do a long run on the weekends and run 2 times during the week.  The 10K is at the end of April so only just a month away. I want to be able to do it in around 1 hour so I have to work, work, work!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Out of practice!

I finally went for a run, it wasn't as good as they were, I guess I am out of practice.  Nice to get out on a sunny day though.  Oh and I weighed myself again, and I am officially down 30 pounds! Whew, 9 months and 30 pounds, I can see that 40 pound mark now!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Another rainy walk

Well the weather has been less than stellar here.  Very cold and rainy!  I took Sadie out on another walk though - oh Jason owes big time for this!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I have been exercising honest!  I have done a couple of runs and since Jason is away this week I have been taking the dog on 1/2 hour to 40 minute walks in the bush.  I have to get back into posting on here more regularly again, keep forgetting!  Oh and I am at 28 pounds lost - yippee!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

No Gym today

Another day off from the gym.  My arm was feeling somewhat better so Jaimee and I were going to try to go to the gym today.  Well it was a PE day for my class and I always play with them.  I threw the ball and hurt my arm again.  No gym.  I ran instead though and glad I went when I did.  The rain started again shortly after I got back.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I can't believe the weather

Wow another gorgeous sunny day!  Jaimee is out at a hockey game with a friend.  I have done a layout and a card, the laundry and now just came back from a run.  What a great weekend it has been.  If only it were a bit longer, I feel it slowly creeping away on me.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...

Yes it is another beautiful, clear, sunny but cool (still above 0) winter day.  Jason and Danica are out of town at a track meet, Jaimee is in Nanaimo with a friend and I am home alone (well with one very needy kitten by my side)!  I spent all morning making cards and now I have just got back from a run.  It wasn't as good as the last one, but my own fault I didn't really have a good breakfast - one measly muffin and 2 cups of tea!  can't expect the best when you haven't fueled up, lol.  At least I went.  Now off for a shower, to buy some printer ink and then to the scraproom again!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A beautiful day

I am typing this 1 handed as we got a new kitten who is very needy and snuggly.  She wants to be around us all the time.  Right now she is laying on top of my right hand (i am right handed) as it is on the mouse!  cute, yes but such a pain!

I dis a run today in what felt like spring weather.  I haven't been going to the gym as i am trying to allow my arm to heal so I hope to run more often.  It was a good run. 

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

First the good, Danica had a sleepover birthday party last night.  She invited 4 girls, and had a 'spa night'.  She had made some homemade spa things and they all had a lot of fun, painted toe nails and all. The Bad... well my eating habits have been less than stellar the past few days... lots of candy, chocolate, chips cake.  I did go for a run today though.  It is a beautiful day, yesterday the skies opened up and it poured rain all day so no chance for a run yesterday.  Now the ugly is what I am right now so I better hop up and have my shower since my dad is on his way over.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Second run this weekend

I managed to get a second run in this weekend.  That hasn't happened in awhile.  I did my regular 6K run and it was ok, has been better but at least I did it and it was better than the other runs this week!  Now I was in at the school for 2 1/2 hours this morning, have done a run, now I'm off to play in my craft room and do some laundry!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Chugging along - literally

Well I attempted a run last Sunday - it was a beautiful sunny day and it would have been great, but nothing worked, everything about it was going wrong so I cut it short and came home.  I did a short run on Thursday while Danica was at her track practice, it was ok.  Today I wanted to do my regular run, but I didn't do the whole 6K I did my 5K and it was ok but not one of my best.  I guess it just was a bad running week.  Still working towards more weight loss and doing the 10K in April - so I am chugging along.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Did a run

Not much to report, I did a run.  Trying to increase my speed.  It is going well. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Tuesday night run

I took Danica to her babysitting course and then went for a short run in that area.  I had a hill to come up at the end and I ran the whole way.  I drove it, and see that it was a 3.5K run.  Funny thing, I did not find it hard at all, goes to show how far I have come, my usual run now is about 5.5K so the 3.5 one is easy - I do remember when I couldn't even run 3.5K!  Yippee.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ran with Jason

Last night Jason asked if I would run with him today (he was sort of kidding).  Well he headed out for a walk with the dog and about 1 1/2 hours later I was just heading out for my run when he got back.  I told him I waited and he then felt like he had to come, hehehe.  So he got changed and we went out for a 5K run.  It was good.  He ran at my speed.  Perhaps this could be a regular thing for us.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mid Week Run

Well Jaimee said she is feeling sick, personally I think it is TOM but oh well.  I didn't mind really as it was a beautiful sunny day and I have a very sore arm (for a couple of months now) so the gym actually hurts it.  I went for a run and it was a good one!  It felt good and I am happy I got to run during the week.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A tough go!

We have had so much rain all week, so much so in fact, that our streets even flooded.  But today was a beautiful sunny day so I went for a run.  I found it hard today for some reason so I did my shorter run, but better than not going at all.  I signed up for the Times Colonist 10K at the end of April so that is keeping me motivated!  My goal is to be able to run it in an hour or just over.  I have set another goal or two as well.  I am still sitting at 25 pounds, I hope to lose 5 more by the end of February and then hopefully another 5 by the end of April.  So I have to keep on trucking, and stay 'on the right track'.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Man life is busy!

I only managed to get to Curves once with Jaimee last week and that is all.  Life is busy but a fun busy.  I have a lot DT assignments I am working on as well as work and family life.  I did run today though and without my knee brace.  I  think now that I have lost the weight I won't need it, fingers are crossed (because wearing the brace gives me eczema and that's another story - so fun to age isn't it!).

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Wow, its been too long!

Well I have had a GREAT Christmas holiday, LOTS of crafting and family stuff.  But very little exercise.  I did pretty good up until Christmas but then became a slug.  The weather was rainy a few days but mostly nice.  I just didn't feel like doing anything but staying home.  So I didn't.  Thus I didn't get to the 30 pounds like I had hoped but I also did not gain any which is a good thing considering there is always so much food and goodies around.  I am happy to stay I have lost a solid 25 pounds since July 1st and it feels good.  Oh and I did run today, now back to my regularly scheduled crafting (well after doing a couple chores).