Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

December 19, 2010 11

Milestone: Size Downgrade!

By in Main, Wellness

Today I decided to do another side-by-side comparison of the person I am this month physically and the person I was in January, two weeks before starting my weight loss journey. Observe: The person on the left was wearing plus size 16 Lane Bryant pants, of which she had three identical pairs, because they were [...]

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October 20, 2010 0

Post-Marathon Running Bug

By in Main, Pictures, Wellness

Feels so weird to have completed the 5-person relay for the Akron Marathon almost a full month ago… That was SUCH a great day, and it gave me a serious bug for longer running, probably an eventual half marathon next year. I keep forgetting to post a couple choice shots, so here you go. We [...]

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September 26, 2010 0

Akron Marathon Recap

By in Main, Pictures, Wellness

We did it! Cumulative chip time of 5 hours, 5 minutes, and 59 seconds, and we all completed our portions faster than we thought we would! It was pretty awesome to not only finish, but to surpass our own expectation. I was really starting to freak out last week… I’d been sick with a cold [...]

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September 19, 2010 0

Wedding, and a Marathon Coming Up!

By in Main, Pictures, Wellness

Great times were had this weekend at a wedding in Youngstown. The drink below, among other drinks, contributed to the great times… Always fun to see college friends! I’m just starting to get over being sick for the past week and I’ve got to get re-hydrated, back to full health and ready for the Akron [...]

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September 11, 2010 5

Extended status update

By in Family, Main, Mental Health, Wellness

I haven’t been doing much blogging these days. I feel like everything I have to say is brief, succinct, not worthy of sitting down and hashing out in blog format. I REALLY think I’m close to converting Brandice.net over to Tumblr, because that just seems to fit. Or maybe I just need to treat this [...]

August 2, 2010 11

State of the Hazel Eyeballs

By in Main, Pictures, Wellness

Woah! Guess who has contacts after 26 years of wearing glasses every single day of her life? I can’t even express how weird it is. I went to my yearly eye exam last Friday and on a complete and utter whim decided to ask about contact lenses. My fifteen-year-old-looking optometrist cheerfully informed me that we [...]

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July 21, 2010 0

State of the Union: Running

By in Main, Pictures, Wellness

Here’s a final shot from the last race I did on July 5th. Jessica (right) did the 5-mile and I did the 2-mile and we both had to do some walking because it was over 90 degrees at 8 freaking a.m., but I was really happy with finishing at all. Later though, last Thursday actually, [...]

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July 4, 2010 1

2-Mile, here I come!

By in Main, Pictures, Wellness

See and download the full gallery on posterous See you in the morning! :)

June 26, 2010 5

State of the Union: Running

By in Main, Pictures, Wellness

So, I had planned to blog about my second 5k race a week ago, the Jackson Night Glow 5K, but it just didn’t go well and I think I blocked it from my mind after last weekend. I had wanted it to be my first ALL running 5k and it just didn’t happen after I [...]

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May 26, 2010 18

State of the Union: Weight Loss Journey

By in Main, Wellness

Since February 1st of this year, I’ve been working really hard and since this week is one where I’m feeling overwhelmed with how far I still have to go, I want to recap accomplishments, and also make a few observations. Milestones so far: 1. I’ve lost 35 lbs in 17 weeks. 2. I now run [...]

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March 7, 2010 3

Wellness Update

By in Main, Wellness

So, the past week was a tough one all around. Work was stressful in spite of a low census, I gained .2 lbs at my weekly WeightWatchers weigh-in, I didn’t feel well for a good portion of the week, so running was NOT on my list of things I wanted to do, and I found [...]

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March 3, 2010 9

Running: Doing It All Wrong?

By in Main, Videos, Wellness

So, I’m one running session away from completing C25K Week 2, and this video speaks to the reason for every ache and pain I have right now (lower back aggravation, right hip and right knee pain). I am TOTALLY running incorrectly. I always thought a person was supposed to run heel to toe and apparently [...]

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February 27, 2010 4

C25K: Week 1 + A 5K Race Commitment!

By in Main, Wellness

So, Week 1 of Couch-to-5K has been completed by a previously quite sluggish and lazy Brandice. Yay! I did the last run/walk session last night and since I actually finished the first week, I took a big leap and signed up for a freakin’ 5K on Memorial Day. (I couldn’t find a 2010 logo… sorry.) [...]

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February 23, 2010 4

C25k: W1, D2 – It DOES Get Easier!

By in Main, Wellness

Today’s workout consisted of: Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. Five-minute cooldown walk. I embarked an EPIC journey this evening: I embraced the fact that I was now publicly committed to really sucked and, despite the fact that it almost [...]

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February 21, 2010 15

Couch-to-5k: Week 1, Day 1

By in Main, Wellness

W1D1: Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. Five-minute cool-down walk. So. Brandice starts walking, happily embracing the five-minute warmup walk, listening to the first song on her playlist (“My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now” by Dirty Dozen Brass Band, which [...]

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February 20, 2010 5

Couch-to-5k

By in Main, Wellness

I had a really crazy idea today. I think, after almost 29 years of being a lazy ass who could never do a mile in gym class in under 15 minutes, that I am going to take up running in the very near future. I’m thinking specifically of doing the Couch-to-5K program, a 9 week [...]

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February 20, 2010 2

Life Since Joining WeightWatchers

By in Main, Wellness

So, after the housewarming (and a weekend of Laura convincing me by way of talking about it all weekend at my request), I joined WeightWatchers, signing up for the monthly pass, which involves use of the e-tools on the website and unlimited monthly meetings. Since January 31st, I’ve lost 8.4 lbs. Seriously! I actually lost [...]

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