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Learning to focus less on dieting and more on overall health and wellness

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Good morning!! I’m back in Boston and feeling ready to face the week. My house smells amazing as I have a pot of bean soup simmering away. Yum!

The rest of my Vermont vacation was awesome. Friday night we took our friend Katelyn out to dinner for her 30th birthday.

That's my girl!

We went to an amazing new restaurant called The Wooden Spoon Bistro. For some reason, the burger kept calling my name so I went with it. PHENOM!  After dinner we went to see Bad Fish, a Sublime cover band. The crowd was fun– picture a bunch of white hippies dancing around with Redbull Vodkas in hand. I’m definitely guilty. Unfortunately I don’t have any crazy to stories to share as I was pretty well-behaved which is a total bummer.   I was hoping to provide you all with some x-rated entertainment. Perhaps another time.

My face looks like a bloated tick

Despite being hung over on Saturday, we dragged our asses out for a nature walk.

 

My heart felt sad seeing this cow since I likely ate his brother the night before.

We made sure to bundle up this time.

 

I love spending time with these two. Thanks for taking care of me this weekend, guys. Love you. I hope she doesn’t mind that I’m dry humping her hubby.

 

 

Biffy (real name Elizabeth) met our freshman year in college when she moved into my dorm. Our friendship was solidified when I asked her if she wanted to have a farting contest and without hesitation she said yes. Not sure who won but that’s neither here nor there.

After our walk, we proceeded to eat the store out of samples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t mind if I do!

Okay folks, off to drag my bloated ass on a run. Happy Monday.

 

November 21, 2011 Posted by | Food, Friends, fun, Vermont | Leave a comment

Time to bust out the ear muffs

Hi Everyone.  How happy are you that it’s Friday?? Sorry to all those suckers out there who work weekends. 😉 Sucks to be you.

I forced myself out of Ali’s warm house this morning for a freezing cold run. Don’t I look psyched?  (If I smiled you’d find peppercorn in my teeth from my breakfast burrito). Don’t mind the unwashed face, unbrushed hair and lack of makeup. Though I never understood people who wear makeup to workout.

My intention was to run 6-8 miles but I could only stand 3. My fingers were like popsicles by the end of it and my vagina was numb. I ran along the Burlington Bike Path which runs along Lake Champlain. So beautiful.

Swings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t let the sun fool you.

 

 

 

After the run, I hit up Church Street, which is basically the “city center” of Burlington. It’s so quaint and romantic.  Church Street is very nostalgic for me.

 

My friend and I attempted to go for a nature walk but we are pussies underdressed and only lasted 500 feet.  Instead I snapped some photos and drove home. Good times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I’m sitting on my ass eating trail mix. Balance, people.

 

November 18, 2011 Posted by | Friends, fun, running, Vermont, Workout | 3 Comments

VT FOREVER!

My idea of a great vacation doesn’t include  tropical waters,  warm weather, and palm trees. As a matter of fact, just the opposite is true.

 

Welcome to Vermont, folks.   My favorite place on earth.

Though many days here are gloomy and cold, Vermont represents comfort and peace for me. The pace is slow, the people are friendly, and the air smells of bonfires. Most importantly, many of my favorite people live here.  I took a couple of days off to spend time with them. We’re celebrating my friends 30th birthday tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll have some scandalous stories to share.

 

 

Amen for Girlfriends.

I’m currently blogging from the sweetest little house around town.

If I ever move back to Vermont, I’m totally moving in. I’m sure my friend Ali won’t mind 🙂

I spent the morning drinking coffee from a mason jar.

As if coffee wasn't awesome enough

Catching up with the girls.

 

And playing with domesticated ducks.

 

 

Sunny and Sweetie playing in the kiddie pool.

 

Only in Vermont.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 17, 2011 Posted by | Friends, fun, Vermont | 4 Comments

Loooooong post so get comfortable.

Is it really Monday already? This is bull crap! The weekend was pretty good, however it was missing something… my sister.

Lisa and her hubby typically come to Boston for a visit this time of year but someone had to go make a baby and decide to move to Dallas. Again, bull crap.  I missed our shenanigans.

 

It’s a good thing my nephew is cute.

Anywho, let’s catch up some more, shall we?  Despite yesterdays post, you should know that I haven’t spent all my free time getting fat. Four weeks ago my roommate and I ran a marathon and yesterday we ran a half marathon.

(Stolen pic.)

The mother f-ing Marathon. 

Marathon morning started off beautifully.

We were eager to wake up and eat our standard pre-race breakfast of toast, peanut butter and banana. This meal never gets old. Of course coffee was involved to clear out the old pipes. The goal is always to avoid runners shits.

We snapped a few pics right before heading out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This joy didn’t last very long. Three words– Never, Ever, Again.

I knew what to expect because Len and I ran a marathon in 2008 but holy crap– it was brutal. I swear on everything holy, I was basically suicidal by the time I crossed the finish line. Melissa and I trained a decent amount and completed all of our long runs so the physical aspect wasn’t the problem. The mental aspect is what ruined me. Things were going smoothly until about mile 13 when I found myself engaging in serious negative self talk. Soon I began slowing down and was unable to keep up with Melissa. We separated at that point and I started to feel very defeated. That set the mood for the remainder of the race which quite frankly, sucked goat balls.  Even my favorite tunes couldn’t rescue me. Thanks for nothing Rihanna. It’s crazy how powerful the mind can be.

**In about a year or so, when I’ve long forgotten the pain and agony that 26.2 miles did on my mind and body, please please please stop me from signing up for a 3rd marathon.

Half Marathons are way cooler

Yesterdays half marathon was a much better experience. Melissa and I signed up for the Fattman Cup Chilly Half Marathon at the last-minute as a ‘why not’  type of thing. We ran it last year and enjoyed the experience. For some reason, we didn’t put much pressure or thought into this half and had a very nonchalant and relaxed approach to running. No pre-race jitters at the start or anything. Because I was in such a bad place mentally during the marathon, I knew things could only get better. And it did. Despite it being incredibly hill,  I kept a 9.35 pace (which is great for me) and finished in 2.05. The bad news is I shit myself. Kidding.

Happy Monday!

November 14, 2011 Posted by | Family, Food, fun, running, Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Thanks for pointing that out.

Well hello friends. I can’t stay consistent with this blog for the life of me. Do you miss seeing this gorgeous face?

Thought so. Anyways, lots and lots to catch up on so not sure where to start.

Lets start here–  I’m fat. No seriously. I’m fat. I’ve gained 10 pounds since March and 4 people (my clients) have made comments in the last 2 weeks about it at work. I love my clients and all but good god, they lack social etiquette. Comments include: ‘Damn girl, you’re really packing on the pounds!”, “You know you’re gaining weight, right?”, “You gained weight. What happened? You stopped working out?” Mother f-ers. Although it’s hard to hear such feedback, I know it’s true and can kind of laugh at it.  Kind of.

So why the hell have I gained 10 pounds….

Well, a couple of reasons: I’ve been eating like shit and too much of it (in binge form and otherwise.) My latest favorite is french fries.  Salty? Really, Lindsay!  Also, for the last few months I’ve been eating out a lot and drinking tons of awesome beers. No Coors light for this bitch. We’re talking Pumpkin beers up the ass, Oktoberfests, and many other seasonal favorites. I’m all beered out at this point.

Remember when I mentioned that I was hanging out with a new boy? Yeah that ended last week. Although I was super (like, ridiculously) attracted to him, our personalities were too different and I wasn’t able to see past it. Booooo. He sure was nice to look at, and snuggle with, and kiss…. but character is character and it’s pretty tough to change. It was fun while it lasted. Onto the next victim!

The good news is that now my beer consumption and nights eating out have decreased. Now I just have to put down the fries and whoopee pies.

Maybe tomorrow.

 

November 13, 2011 Posted by | dating, dogs, eating disorder, Food | 6 Comments