lostweightgainedlove replied to your post: Running in Florida’s cold weather

of course I have to comment on how 37 is a nice balmy day at the end of March and tshirts are breaking out around here!

Oh of course I get one of ya’ll northerners remarking on the temps! ;-)  Well I’m a sissy when it comes to cool running weather since I’m such a newbie runner.  But I was definitely only rocking a long sleeve shirt and shorts, plus my compression socks.  Combine that with gloves and I was out the door.  So I guess it wasn’t too bad of a get-up, right?

 becomingabetterbecky replied to your postRunning in Florida’s cold weather

37 is freakin’ cold! It’s been in the mid-thirties at night the past couple weeks here in California, and I can’t stand it!!!! I”m cold! lol

Haha, see, someone in a warm state agrees on the temperatures being just a tad on the cool side!  I actually love the cold weather, makes for me enjoying my favorite activity–snuggling under the covers with some good movies/Netflix.  And at night is the BEST time for it to be cool because otherwise I can never get comfortable and fall asleep.

Tagged from betternikki

So, apparently, these are the rules to this game.

Rule 1: Repost the rules
Rule 2: Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then make 11 new ones
Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to your post
Rule 4: Let them know they’ve been tagged

  1. What did you want to be when you were little?- Teacher. I still want to be a teacher. 
  2. Do you ever day dream of living in a storybook-esque world? Not really. Something always goes wrong in the storybook worlds. If nothing went wrong, it wouldn’t be much of a story. 
  3. If you had superpowers, what would they be? Being able to speak/read/write any language.
  4. What was the last song that got you dancing? “It’s Gonna be Me” in honor of May. Someone posted it and I couldn’t resist. I was never a fan when it came out, but now… I can’t help myself. 
  5. If you could tell your 5 year old self one piece of advice, what would it be? This is a tough one… “Go everywhere you can. Take advantage of every opportunity to travel.”
  6. Favorite snack food? Raspberries or Cucumbers. 
  7. What is the next big goal in your life? Get married. Two weeks away!!
  8. If you could spend an afternoon with anyone across time and space who would it be?  Shakespeare. Sounds cliche, but that guy had a knack for words, and I want to know what his inspiration was for his creativity with words. 
  9. Fictional character you wish to be for a day? The Doctor’s companion from Doctor Who… whichever doctor decides to drop by would be fine. I mean, it’s really only one guy. 
  10. What is the biggest drive in your life right now? Getting healthy. I’ve spent far too long living in an unhealthy way. 
  11. Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? Right where she always is. 
  1. What is your favorite shape and why? I really love circles because I can’t draw them well, they’re so dynamic, and they remind me of water.
  2. If your favorite running/athletic shoes could come in any color combination, what would you choose? Doesn’t really matter to me, my feet have enough problems, and recognizing colors is not one I’m going to add to the list. :)
  3. What was your least favorite subject in school? Physics. A lot of the problems took place “in a perfect world”. I wanted to see how they worked to help me understand. Nope. 
  4. What food do you not like that you wish you did? Melons. I never really liked melons. 
  5. If you needed to be rescued, what superhero would you hope would come to your aid? The Doctor! (Does he count as a superhero?)
  6. What would be “somewhere over the rainbow” for you? A world where money isn’t important. 
  7. What’s something that was a huge childhood dream that no longer matters to you?I wanted to be an actress. I was in drama classes whenever I could be and still occasionally am in plays, but it’s not really my goal
  8. Use their, they’re, and there properly in a sentence- together. “There”, “their”, and “they’re” are examples of a homophone.
  9. If you could meet me, what would you want to do? (If you wouldn’t want to meet me, then pretend that you would.) Meet for coffee? Go for a walk? I’d say go for a run, but I’m not quite to that point yet. :)
  10. What’s something that really grosses you out? Ticks and leeches
  11. What’s something that’s trendy/fashionable/popular now that you think is dumb? The hair bump. Is that still a thing?

TC and Tiki’s questions:
  1. If you were to be a crisp, cracker, or chip which one would you be?
  2. What do you hope to get out of 2012?
  3. What is the craziest thing your younger version of yourself would never believe you had done? (Example: My 15 year old self would have laughed you to shame if you told her that I would live in Texas and be getting married by the time I was 25)
  4. Who was your first best friend?
  5. What was the first movie you saw in theaters?
  6. Shows usually have the four character archetypes (think Golden Girls, Sex and the City, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Which one are you?
  7. If you could go anywhere right now, regardless of cost, where would you go?
  8. Do you know the muffin man?
  9. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
  10. Ketchup or mustard… or sauerkraut!?
  11. Do you use tumblr as an expressive outlet? A place to vent? or a place to find encouragement? 

And now, the tags- I tagged the first 11 people in my “following” list that I think will actually do this, but if they don’t, it’s okay. If you want to do it, go right ahead! 


How much protein are you having? Too many calories will lead you to gain weight. But, it’s hard to get too much protein.

MFP recommends 48g to me. I go over it just about everyday, sometimes I’m over 100g. Still within my calories though :)

Yesterday's confession responses

catherinegetsfit replied to your post: An honest confession

You can do it Nava! Food is hard, especially this time of year.

Thank you so much, Catherine! I don’t know if it’s the time of the year because I don’t get into the holidays and all.  Especially since I don’t have a work environment, it’s me, my dad, and the pets all day long so I don’t get out much.  The sweets are what Mom brings into the house which I usually tend to avoid if I haven’t seen the package beforehand.

 kalsjourney replied to your postkalsjourney replied to your post: An honest…

This is excellent progress! Now, STAY AWAY FROM THE CHIPS!

No potato chips in yesterday’s eating diary!  Yay! :)

 erindoeslife replied to your postAn honest confession

I think we’re all kind of struggling, which is typical this time of year. Your dedication inspires me - you can do it!

Thanks Erin.  Like I mentioned to Catherine, I don’t think it’s the whole holiday rush since I’m not part of it.  It’s just my body and stress levels doing this to me.  All the same, I’m determined to get past it.  And as always, I’m just as proud of your accomplishments as you are of mine! :D

 becomingabetterbecky replied to your postAn honest confession

I’ll keep you to it!

Thanks Becky! Definitely need the encouragement and I know you’re one of my regular buddies on mfp!

 vogel-zara replied to your postAn honest confession

It’s easy to go down this road. We’ve all done it. The important thing is that you realize that this is going on, and you are willing to correct that! Good luck! I know you’ll do great this week! :)

Yes, you’re absolutely right that it is important to recognize what I’m doing wrong and switch it to go down the right path.  I’ve always known for a long time that working out would not be the problem once I got into a routine, it would be the food I consume at home.  Living under my parents’ roof after 6 years of being on my own really puts a kink into the diet that I eat in comparison to what they eat. 

 missmarisol replied to your postAn honest confession

I’ve not been able to find a job since April & I can’t help but get frustrated over it. But I can look at it in two ways: 1) be depressed & eat all I want or 2) try use the time to work on me. You choose. Just make the right choice. :)

Absolutely there are two choices.  I try to look up on it and think that hey, at least there are jobs in my field I am being rejected from instead of no jobs in my field.  I’m just a planner.  I like to know what my next move is and like to know what is happening in the future.  So for the first time to have an uncertain future really really frightens me and it is starting to show in how I view things in life.  Best of luck in your job conquest as well! Hopefully things will start to turn up in the new year.

 theskinnyongettingthinny replied to your photo16:50 — 1.33 miles Grabbed this beautiful long…

I love your posts :) they make me so happy!

Thanks! I try the best I can. :)  I’ve grown a lot in this past year to realize that this journey isn’t all about weight loss and getting active, but it’s about learning who you are and what it takes to embrace the changes in life to become something you never expected to become.  (P.S. How are you doing now that the wires have come off? Starting to enjoy eating solid foods again?)

Also, big thanks to Shoe and ChallengeMarla for also letting me know that things will get better!  It means a whole lot that all of ya’ll said encouraging words.  This just shows me how well built the fitblr community is here on tumblr and how we support one another in our journeys to become healthier, more active, and better people then what we once were.

And if you aren’t following any one of these people that I responded to, you should be. Because each and every one of them have an inspiring story to tell and it is worth seeing their lives change before your tumblr dashboard eye’s. 

New running trail responses

becomingabetterbecky replied to your post: 4 miles being done in fashion

sounds like a fun adventure and a great idea! Have fun!

Thanks Becky!  It was definitely a neat adventure that I can’t wait to do again.

 simplyaimee replied to your photo4.36 miles @ 58 minutes in 83 degree temperatures…

Great job!

Thanks!  I’ll be recapping the run tomorrow, so I didn’t ignore your previous comment. :-P

 erindoeslife replied to your photo4.36 miles @ 58 minutes in 83 degree temperatures…

Ummmmm *I* want to run in a tank top!! It’s supposed be a high of 25* here today. Congratulations on getting those miles in though. How was the new trail?

Yeah, NO YOU DON’T.  I kind of didn’t mention the whole I forgot to bring sunscreen part of my post.  It’ll be in tomorrow’s recap of the run [and the trail] but needless to say there is definitely a tan line.  LOVE LOVE LOVE the new trail.  Again, more tomorrow.

 runsforredvelvet replied to your photo4.36 miles @ 58 minutes in 83 degree temperatures…

So thankful it isn’t quite that hot here! Good job!

It was definitely a bit too hot for my liking, but I did go running in the middle of the day, so that probably didn’t help too much either.