Thursday, August 27, 2009

Logging the Time

A blog I recently discovered, Running Through Life follows someone who started running as part of a healthy lifestyle change, like me. I noticed just below the banner of her blog that she's counting down 1,000 miles run. I am intrigued! Granted, she runs half marathons and I run 5ks (maybe 10ks), but I still like the idea of keeping track of how far I run. I might just start doing that. I'm goal oriented...something about writing stuff down makes me do it better. For example, I use an old-school day planner to put X's on the days I work the end of the month, I figure out what percentage of the time I worked out, and at the end of the year I do the overall figure for the year. When I started watching my calorie intake, I started keeping a food diary on my iPhone. I've recorded every morsel I've put in my mouth for about six months now. So, maybe keeping track of how far I run will inspire me to go farther and faster.

Off to find a counter to post on my blog!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I'm so excited right now! You'd think something earth-shattering had happened...and depending on how you want to look at it, it just may have.

I was reading a fashion blog I visit regularly and discovered that The OutNet will be offering over 50 styles of Christian Louboutins for 50% off. Meaning, the $700 pair of shoes I wanted to splurge on when I met my weight loss goal may just be around $350.

My conundrum is this: If they do indeed have my size in the style I wanted, should I go ahead and buy them on the cheap and put them away for "Goal Day"? B. says no. He says I'll get them, see how awesome they are, and say screw it. I think I can handle it. Couldn't I order them, try them on to make sure they fit (of course), and then put them away until such time as I've reached the target? I'd like to think that the make-sure-they-fit try-on would be super motivational? As in, do you really want to eat an ice cream sundea right now, or do you want to put yourself that much closer to those beautiful beautiful shoes??

I'm thinking....In the meantime, I've gotta figure out what size I wear!