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Kara K.

New York, New York
My name is Kara, and I'm a healthy lifestyle/weight loss blogger (Kara's Marathon - www.karathon.com) training to run my first full marathon in NYC this November!  I lost over 70 lbs. through a combination of diet changes and exercise, and I'm working to lose the last of the weight in... Full Bio
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Managing expectations and letting go by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Sometimes, I’m an idiot. Before I had Liam, for some reason I assumed that maternity leave would be this magical time off where I would hang around the apartment and t ... Read on »
Weekly goals 6/13-6/19 by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve got a few more substantial posts on the horizon in various stages of completion (from mostly written to a post title written on a piece of paper to the faintest of th ... Read on »
Uni-tasking? by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Thank you for all the kind comments on Liam’s birth story — I’m still digesting the whole experience and cannot believe I have an almost 6-week old baby! Scarily, he’s alr ... Read on »
Liam’s birth story: part 3 (of 3) by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss If you missed them, check out part 1 and part 2 . At some point they stopped the Pitocin because my contractions were getting too intense and affecting the baby’s ... Read on »
Liam’s birth story: part 2 (of 3) by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Missed part one? Check it out here . We took a taxi up to the hospital and were immediately whisked up to the Labor and Delivery floor. The place was packed; appar ... Read on »
Liam’s birth story, part 1 (of 3) by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss After four consecutive hours of sleep, a nice hot shower (I even shaved my legs!) and two cups of coffee I feel like a new woman – it’s funny how the goalposts move, isn’t ... Read on »
The ABCs of Kara by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss In an effort to get my readers (hello out there!) re-acquainted with yours truly, I decided to finally do the ABCs that were floating around the blogosphere a few months b ... Read on »
Semi-Wordless Sunday: Back to blogging and meet Liam! by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Well, it’s been four months (to the day!) since I’ve written a post, and for that I apologize profusely. It turns out third trimester exhaustion leaves little energy for a ... Read on »
New York-style crumb cake by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I know you might be tempted to spend your weekend curled up on the couch like this guy: But I feel incredibly compelled to tell you to make this recipe IMMEDIATEL ... Read on »
Baby update: weeks 24-25 by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Happy Sunday! We’ve got a full day of sports ahead of us: a quick trip to Long Island to see Matt’s Sabres battle my hometown Islanders (Let’s Go Buffalo!), followed by th ... Read on »
The makings of a perfect Saturday by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Hot cinnamon buns fresh from the oven + Coffee + A couples massage with my Matt-tastic ( source ) See you in a bit! Read on »
Four Things Wednesday by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ll be back later tonight with a more “substantial” post, but right now I wanted to share 4 Things Trivia!  I love these sorts of trivia/quiz things – remember when peopl ... Read on »
2011: the year of the perfect first pancake by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Before I get to my 2011 goals/resolutions, I have to tell you about my perfect New Year’s Eve. Matt and I spent the evening partying hard (aka Matt had a beer and watched ... Read on »
Baby update: It’s a… by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Afternoon, and Happy New Year’s Eve! I hope everyone has a more exciting day planned than I do; I’m currently sitting on my couch watching a “Man vs. Food” marathon on Net ... Read on »
A day of unphotogenic eats by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Happy Black Friday! Hope you all had either a relaxing day recovering from yesterday’s indulgences or an insane day of attacking your fellow shoppers to get the best deals ... Read on »
Gobble Gobble! by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Evening, all, and Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Hope all of you are enjoying your pre-turkey day prep; I just finished making chocolate chip cookie dough (the recipe on the back ... Read on »
My way by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Evening, all! Thank you so, so much for all of your congratulations about Baby K — Matt and I couldn’t be happier to start this new, unbelievably exciting chapter in our l ... Read on »
Things I know to be true by Kara K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss 1. I’m in a healthier physical and emotional place in my life when I’m blogging regularly. 2. Dogs (and especially dogs in costumes) make the world a better place ... Read on »