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Shelley B. Patient Expert

College Station, Texas
I lost 100 pounds in 18 months, and have been mostly maintaining that loss for four-plus years...since losing the weight I started running and ran six half marathons.  I like being active - didn't expect to discover that when I lost the weight!
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End of June... by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Or as I like to call it, "Eatin' Month" - because it feels like June is one big celebration.  Which is OK, but boy howdy do we have lots of occasions to celebrate, and food ... Read on »
Friday Mishmash by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Did you know that MINI cars naturally gravitate toward each other?  It's most noticeable in parking lots The one on the left is a Clubman - biggest of the Minis. I espec ... Read on »
WWU - 5.8 For 58! by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss June is birthday month around here, and Jeff's birthday was on Sunday, so he decided to be a copycat continue our family tradition and run 5.8 miles.  I told him he didn't h ... Read on »
Summer Reruns - Not Just For Television Anymore by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss With summer here, I'm finding less time to be at my computer, which means less time for writing posts, so I'm going to throw in the occasional rerun.  I usually can't bang o ... Read on »
Friday Mishmash by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This Is NOT this:  And grabbing the wrong jar from the drawer resulted in this One hefty shake and my nose instantly told me something was wrong.  Dangit!!!  I recen ... Read on »
WWU - Aloha 5K Virtual Run by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss   I don't do a lot of virtual runs/races, but sometimes the medal is just too appealing and I can't resist registering.  Such was the case last year with the Beat the Ble ... Read on »
Volunteering - Can I Get a Witness? by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss One of the things I didn't anticipate doing as a hospital volunteer (in the gift shop, no less), was being needed as a witness when patients signed legal documents.  The pol ... Read on »
Friday Mishmash by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I have not been eating fruit much lately, but I had a hankering for cherries this week: Along with the cherries, I also bought a watermelon - maybe I'm finally feeling ... Read on »
WWU - Trying to Keep Up by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It's no secret that I prefer running with friends over going solo, but finding a running buddy with a pace that is the perfect match is a challenge.  In all of my years of r ... Read on »
Getting Comfy, Settling In... by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that I am my own worst critic when it comes to seeing pictures of myself.  It's pretty normal to have those UGH moments, especially when you ... Read on »
Friday Mishmash by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Anyone remember that scene in the movie Love Actually, where the salesman at the jewelry counter is wrapping a necklace in agonizingly slow, meticulous fashion?  I feel like ... Read on »
WWU - 5.2 for 52! by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss 5.2 on 6/2... Clearly, I didn't think this through when I began my tradition of running my new age in miles on my birthday.  What didn't seem too bad, mileage-wise, whe ... Read on »
MINI Motoring Challenge! by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss So much free swag! Yesterday, Jeff and I went to Houston to participate in a MINI Motoring Challenge, which was a free event where you could drive on closed courses and ... Read on »
Friday Mishmash by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I ended up traveling to Uzbekistan last weekend - or the Stonebriar Centre Mall, your choice.  Interestingly enough, the United States Capitol building was there - in Uzbeki ... Read on »
WWU - Not a Whole Lot of Running Happened... by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The last time I ran was on Thursday!  What can I say, life (and weather) got in my way.  But let's rewind to that Thursday run - Cary and I met for our usual 6:00 am run.  I ... Read on »
Friday Mishmash by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss One of the Texas taglines is "It's like a whole other country" but I don't think they meant that literally...however, Google Maps seems to think that the town of Frisco (nea ... Read on »
WWU - Snakes in the Rain by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I had a couple of good title options for this post - I could have called it Two By Two By Two Plus Canines Equals Nine...darn it, so often I have nothing, and today I had tw ... Read on »
Year Seven by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I can't believe I've been blogging for seven years now.  My gosh - I honestly just started this blog so that I would be able to look back and be reminded of how hard I was w ... Read on »
Friday Mishmash by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Mini is the brand that just keeps on giving - a couple of days ago I found a package stuffed into my mailbox...turns out it was all this So many fun goodies!  My second f ... Read on »
Wednesday Workout Update by Shelley B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I promise you, I've been running consistently.  Year-round.  But my last few runs have made me wonder if I've been imagining that I was running, when in reality I was just s ... Read on »