Losing Weight in the City

Sep 02

Learning to Believe in Myself

Learning to Believe in Myself

I saw this quote on the Instagrams a few week ago, and it seriously resonated with me.

I was always slightly shy but relatively confident growing up. I did well in school, I was at least nominally athletic, I had friends and a supportive family. I had a bunch going for me, I thought.

Going away to college, I gained the Freshman 15. And then some. And then some more. Being the chubby girl around…

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Sep 01

What’s On the Menu? What’s Off the Menu?

What’s On the Menu? What’s Off the Menu?

I am participating in a sponsored campaign for Beano. I received Beano products and compensation in exchange for my participation. The opinions stated here are my own.

We talked a few weeks ago about what was off the menu for me. Namely, dairy, raw veggies and spicy foods. Now, while probiotics have helped immensely, and I’ve actually been able to enjoy salad for lunch lately sometimes like a…

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Aug 31

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

I mentioned the other day that I’m exploring tri clubs. Although 70.3 just wasn’t for me right now, I am definitely enjoying tris. I like the addition of biking and swimming to my running as cross-training. Although I do lifting stuff because I know I should/it’s good for me (as both a woman and a runner), my jam is endurance, baby. 

With a little help from Triathlon Angel Sam and an open-water…

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Aug 29

Thoughts

It’s Friday night and I’m having a wild evening of sipping on this, leafing through all of the September issues and watching the U.S. Open.

Earlier in the summer, I’d decided not to go away for Memorial Day and Labor Day and got bored and lonely and regretted those decisions, but I’m more than okay with being around this weekend. I woke up with a sore throat this morning, so I’m definitely coming…

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Aug 28

Pretty sure @stitchfix hit it out of the box this month! I think I may keep it all.

Pretty sure @stitchfix hit it out of the box this month! I think I may keep it all.

Aug 27

On Becoming a Morning Runner

When I started working out regularly about 5.5 years ago, I’d drag myself to pre-work training sessions with…

On Becoming a Morning Runner

When I started working out regularly about 5.5 years ago, I’d drag myself to pre-work training sessions with…

Aug 25

My Favorite Lorna Jane Pieces

My Favorite Lorna Jane Pieces

Last year, I reviewed a bunch of Lorna Jane clothes.

I thought they were super cute, and I felt cool reviewing a brand that was pretty new to the U.S. (They’ve been in Australia forever.) 

At the time, I just thought they were cute clothes.

Last August, I went to a press breakfast where Ms. Lorna Jane Clarkson herself spoke — very candidly about the ups and downs of building a very successful…

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Aug 24

Workouts Lately

So it’s been two weeks since I decided not to do the Half-Ironman. And I still feel great about the decision, so it was certainly the right one right now.

What have I been up to since then?

It should surprise nobody that I’ve been to Uplift three times.

One regular class, one “triathlon” and one Workout + Wine.

I went to SoulCycle once with a coworker.

I ran two loops of Prospect Park yesterday…

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Aug 22

Throwing a Lobster Party with Fresh Direct

Throwing a Lobster Party with Fresh Direct

I’ve had some pretty freaking cool experiences since starting this blog, but Fresh Direct helped me pull off a really cool one last week.

A few weeks ago I was driving back from the Hamptons, and I got an email from the FreshDirect PR people asking if I wanted to participate in a lobster party with them. IS THIS REAL LIFE? WHAT IS MY LIFE? immediately went through my mind, and I emailed the…

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Aug 20

Love-All: A Morning with New Balance Tennis

Love-All: A Morning with New Balance Tennis

Long-time readers know a few things about me:

1. I’m a little wacky.

2. I’ve loved New Balance since they were a client of mine a few years ago. I think it’s a truly amazing company with amazing products and amazing people. (I got to tour their factory and totally geeked out.)

3. I loved tennis far before I loved running or any other fitness activity.

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Also, I LOVE causing rackets. Er, racquets? 

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