Saturday, June 29, 2013

We define our own success

Today I biked 12.5 miles. Flat miles. In an hour.

Fist bump!

Yeah, before my accident I was averaging more like 14-15 mph, not 12.5 mph. And I could do hills. And 80 miles minimum. But, guess what? I don't care! Because 12.5 miles in an hour is not only the farthest I've biked since then, it's the fastest.

So that's my new standard. I feel good. And successful.

Friday, June 14, 2013

CNN to attend this year's Your Weight Matter's Convention

YWM2013 Convention badge I love a good pun. Maybe that's why I like the Your Weight Matter's campaign. You can read the phrase in any number of weighs. (Get it: weighs. ways. heh.)

You can read at as your weight MATTERS. And your weight does matter. If it's too low, you can suffer from certain health problems. Likewise, if it's too high. But it matters because it's something very visible about you and people judge you on it and treat you a certain way because of it.

But in other ways, it doesn't matter. On other hand, you can read it has Your Matters of Weight. As in your weight subjects.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Are you going to the Your Weight Matters National Convention?

Last year the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) hosted a ground-breaking educational convention on weight and health, the Inaugural "Your Weight Matters National Convention." I had to miss it because of my job, but I'm really hoping I can go this year.

It's being held in Phoenix, AZ, August 15-18. Unlike a lot of the weight loss-oriented conventions I go to, this one is a lot more educational -- including a day on how to be an obesity advocate and also some sessions for CE credit -- and is not just for people who have had weight loss surgery but for all people interested in matters of weight and health. But don't worry -- there is a lot of socializing and connecting with people, too!

Here's some more information about the conference:
If you do decide to sign up, be sure to put "Marie Hughes" as your referred by. There's a contest and I might actually have a shot to win!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

At least some part of me is working

About a month ago, my tri club put on a little 5k called the Chick Chaser. It was fun! I volunteered, but didn't run. Except I challenged my friend to a little race to the finish line. I had been feeling pretty good and feisty and my head wasn't really bothering me very much, not as much as it had in the past at such an event. So I yelled "I'll only give you your wig back if you beat me to the finish line."

Um, I was wearing a blue wig. Long story.

I didn't think she would because she had run most of a 5k, but she smoked me.

On the other hand, I didn't have a headache after and I was so excited. I started planing out the rest of my life and how I was going to train for this and that. I was BACK, BABY!

The headache didn't hit until later. Ugh.

However, the silver lining? No calf issues at all.