This is essentially my running blog first, weight loss blog second.. If neither of those things interests you, then jog on, this is not the blog you're looking for.

I'm Valerie. I'm almost 31, I'm a mom, I'm a developmental editor, I'm a recovering actor, and I'm a Teamster girlfriend. I'm also a bit overweight and out of shape, and I am SICK OF IT. So, this is my place for accountability.

I'm a fitblr, but from time to time I will also post lady rants, fashion, and baby animals. The fashion, at least, can be tenuously linked to the fitness and weight loss focus of this blog. I don't wanna hear any bitchin' about it, k?

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Stats:

Height: 5'4"

HW/SW: 188.5

CW: 157

GW: 145

UGW: 130

Current One Mile PR: 10:39:56

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13th February 2014

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And we’re back. I cut my hair. Cuz I had a job interview, and the long mess wasn’t gonna cut it. I think it went well, but we’ll see. You never REALLY know, right? 
In other news, during the week of radio silence I drank a lot of beer and ate irresponsibly. I just wasn’t in the right head space to care, or to worry. But we’re back on the wagon now. Can’t mope forever.
I did a weigh in this morning, and holy Chinese for Breakfast, did I gain. Its mostly bloat, I assume, cuz:


Last Weigh-in: 155.2 lbs.
This Week: 160.5 lbs.
Weight Lost This Week: +5.3 lbs.
Total Weight Loss in 2014: -1.1 lbs.
Total Weight Loss to Date: 28 lbs.
I doubt I’ve actually gained 5 pounds in a week. 5 pounds of fat, not water and salt and feelings. We’ll see what next week looks like.

Running will resume next week, but for today, i have a plan for stupid amounts of stair climbing at an employee contest at work. I’ll tell y’all more if it ends up being feasible with my life stuff.

And we’re back. I cut my hair. Cuz I had a job interview, and the long mess wasn’t gonna cut it. I think it went well, but we’ll see. You never REALLY know, right?

In other news, during the week of radio silence I drank a lot of beer and ate irresponsibly. I just wasn’t in the right head space to care, or to worry. But we’re back on the wagon now. Can’t mope forever.

I did a weigh in this morning, and holy Chinese for Breakfast, did I gain. Its mostly bloat, I assume, cuz:

Last Weigh-in: 155.2 lbs.

This Week: 160.5 lbs.

Weight Lost This Week: +5.3 lbs.

Total Weight Loss in 2014: -1.1 lbs.

Total Weight Loss to Date: 28 lbs.

I doubt I’ve actually gained 5 pounds in a week. 5 pounds of fat, not water and salt and feelings. We’ll see what next week looks like.
Running will resume next week, but for today, i have a plan for stupid amounts of stair climbing at an employee contest at work. I’ll tell y’all more if it ends up being feasible with my life stuff.

10th February 2014

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adamazur:

"Victorian Velociraptor with Violets." Acrylic and liquid gold leaf on Rives BFK. Made by Adam Mazur. 



This is in line with my interests

adamazur:

"Victorian Velociraptor with Violets." Acrylic and liquid gold leaf on Rives BFK. Made by Adam Mazur. 

This is in line with my interests

5th February 2014

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Peaks and Valleys, I Guess

So, real quick and dirty, lovelies: I got some very bad, game changing news at work on Saturday. I bawled my eyes out at work for an hour, and then pretended to be happy for people who paid for smiling faces for 5 more hours. I’m off work for the week. There is a new, better opportunity on the horizon, possibly. I’ll know more Thursday (fingers crossed SOOO hard). Long and short, without details, cuz holy confidentiality clause, Batman: I’m not paying attention to my fitness while this is all in the air. I’ll run if I can get out of bed, I’ll eat when I remember, I’m not counting this week. I’ll likely skip WIW tomorrow. I’m in this weird upswing downswing thing right now, and worrying about the size of my ass is not a priority while this is going on. I’ll keep posting, and no matter what happens Thursday, I will get back on the wagon, I just need the freedom this week to take care of myself mentally first.

Um, upshot, Manfriend came over yesterday and today to make me do things, so I walked all over Costco today and did ALL THE LAUNDRY, so my step count’s pretty good for not working?

PS, my birthday is Thursday. So, best week ever for Manager Jerkface to drop this all on me, basically.

2nd February 2014

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Last month’s steps! Well, half of last month, anyway, since fitbit didn’t enter my life until the 14th.
Average Daily Steps: 10241.05
Average Daily Distance: 4.43 miles
Not too shabby. For February, I’d like to average 12,000 steps a day, maybe make it to 5 miles on average? I’d also like to see a more consistent level of activity every day (I’m never going to walk as much on a day off as on a work day, but I can at least try to get closer to 10,000 on a day off)

Last month’s steps! Well, half of last month, anyway, since fitbit didn’t enter my life until the 14th.

Average Daily Steps: 10241.05

Average Daily Distance: 4.43 miles

Not too shabby. For February, I’d like to average 12,000 steps a day, maybe make it to 5 miles on average? I’d also like to see a more consistent level of activity every day (I’m never going to walk as much on a day off as on a work day, but I can at least try to get closer to 10,000 on a day off)

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2nd February 2014

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note-a-bear:

aminaabramovic:

everyone needs to watch this video before they log off tonight

well, now I know what I’m doing every time a car alarm goes off

Car alarm dance. Best. So shake. Much booty.

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2nd February 2014

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So. Not much to say, I just thought I looked pretty banging in my jammies when I went to brush my teeth this morning. My half awake brain thinks that tank/sweater combo looks all sci-fi excessive bewb mechanic or something. Guys, I’m hawt, basically.
I should prolly be taking progress pics, not weird ‘jama selfies, but I haven’t had my coffee yet. This is what my 155 looks like, y’all! So, let’s call this body positivity and positive self-image and move on, eh?

So. Not much to say, I just thought I looked pretty banging in my jammies when I went to brush my teeth this morning. My half awake brain thinks that tank/sweater combo looks all sci-fi excessive bewb mechanic or something. Guys, I’m hawt, basically.

I should prolly be taking progress pics, not weird ‘jama selfies, but I haven’t had my coffee yet. This is what my 155 looks like, y’all! So, let’s call this body positivity and positive self-image and move on, eh?

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1st February 2014

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Can I do It Again? Right Now?

Seriously, this second honeymoon I’m having with running is aweome. We’re taking it slow, since I’m not the girl I was last time we did this dance, but it feels so good. Damn.

C25K week 1, day 3? Done. Killed it. Felt amazing. I’m scared of next week, as I am of every uptick in C25K, but I’m sure we’ll be fine. I’m just so happy to have running in my life again! Hadn’t realized how much I missed it until I started up again.Can’t wait to get my endurance back. I’ll be an even badder bitch then ;P

Numbers: 27:22, 2 miles EXACTLY. Much more consistent pacing throughout, top speed 7.1 mph for both miles. 202 calories burned, according to Edna.

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31st January 2014

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So. I have NEVER been able to comfortably wear a bikini. I was too stupid when I was a teenager (I thought I was too fat. 135 to 140 lbs of OBESE!!! I was so dumb), and as an adult, I lacked the confidence to wear one at my weight (160 to 180). Now, I know there is no such atual thing as too fat for a bikini. Ladies, rock ‘em out whatever size you are. No judgement. I’m just too chicken shit to wear one myself. So. I’m thinking, one of my goals this year is to reach a level of fitness and confidence where I can comfortably just rock a damned bikini! So I’m window shopping. I’ll need a real, underwire top no matter how much weight I lose, because the bewbs ain’t going nowhere, and Freya is the jam.

So. I have NEVER been able to comfortably wear a bikini. I was too stupid when I was a teenager (I thought I was too fat. 135 to 140 lbs of OBESE!!! I was so dumb), and as an adult, I lacked the confidence to wear one at my weight (160 to 180). Now, I know there is no such atual thing as too fat for a bikini. Ladies, rock ‘em out whatever size you are. No judgement. I’m just too chicken shit to wear one myself. So. I’m thinking, one of my goals this year is to reach a level of fitness and confidence where I can comfortably just rock a damned bikini! So I’m window shopping. I’ll need a real, underwire top no matter how much weight I lose, because the bewbs ain’t going nowhere, and Freya is the jam.

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31st January 2014

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So much this.

So much this.

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30th January 2014

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Dinner is delicious, but not pretty, so have a pic of Didymus’ ‘gimme your food mommy, I won’t tell daddy, I SWEAR’ face. Lookit his shovel paws! (I’m having Albondigas. It’s meatball soup, and yummy)

Dinner is delicious, but not pretty, so have a pic of Didymus’ ‘gimme your food mommy, I won’t tell daddy, I SWEAR’ face. Lookit his shovel paws! (I’m having Albondigas. It’s meatball soup, and yummy)

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