Thursday, November 19, 2009


I have many things to be happy about since I last posted.

First, I have falling off the plateau. In the past 2 weeks I have lost 7 pounds! 42 pounds total! I don't know how it happened, but it did, so I won't complain! I hope my body is back on track and it will continue to lose weight. However, with the holidays coming up, I am a bit nervous!

Next, my injury has healed nicely. I am back to running and am happy again! For the first week I did basically nothing but take Medo on his nightly 3 mile walk. The second week I started running a mile and was, for the most part, pain free. I have worked myself back up to 2.25 miles, but want to take it slow for fear of reinjury.

Last, I have discovered the joys of outside running. I never thought I would really enjoy it, fearing my ultimate goal, the 5K Riverbank Run. Running outside is so nice and relaxing. There are things to look at, the time passes quicker, and actually, I run about 2 minutes faster per mile than I was on the treadmill!!! Amazing!

Rain, rain, stay away. Angie wants to run today!

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Good: Today, since I was feeling blue (more news about that below), I decided to partake in some retail therapy. I knew that was going to be the only think to make me feel a bit better. Since I have started to experience "baggy butt" in my work pants, I went over to Kohls to see what I could fine. Too my great pleasure, I have dropped a size. My 4th size this year!!!

Bad: Today was also weigh in day. I continue to remain on my plateau and did not drop a single pound. This is very discouraging as I was dropping two pounds a week previously. I blame my plateau on Jasmin's return from Bosnia.

Ugly: During my run after work today I somehow injured my right knee. It is quite painful when I run, and doesn't feel the best when I walk. I only got a mile in today. How disappointing. I hope for a speedy recovery. Until then I will try riding the bike...snoooooooze!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Medo

Today my little baby turned ONE! 7 weeks from today will be one year since Medo has entered our heart and our lives. I cannot even remember what it was like without him. He is such a joy and a love and not a day goes by that he doesn't make me smile.

I decided to throw Medo a small birthday party. My parents came over as well as my grandma. Unfortunately Andrew could not make it due to a homework crisis. What made this day even more special was that I actually cooked lunch for everybody and nobody has died...yet.

Medo enjoyed opening his presents. From his grandparents he got a stuffed bone, which was torn apart in under five. From his favorite Uncle Andrew he got a neato ball that he likes to chase around the house. His great-grandma got him a box of doggies treats and a nice crispy $5 bill. Medo has yet to tell me what he would like with that. Maybe some new cow hooves.

A proud mother on her son's first birthday!

Medo was not very amused by the hat that his mother made him wear.