HOLY GUACAMOLE. You guys, I  really missed you. I never anticipated being away from you all for a whole week!



SO, when I last chatted with you all, I was excited about my new blog design, bummed about not running, but excited to spectate my friends at the 10K that I was supposed to run with them.

2 of those things are still true, and one of those things did not happen.


You know you’re a blogger when you document your sickness ;)

On Sunday (the day of the 10K) I woke up feeling absolutely terrible. Hello flu, not nice at ALL to see you. I don’t get sick too often, and I am huge baby every time that I do. I hate throwing up, hate. it. I did nothing but lay on the couch all day, eating popsicles and sipping on ginger ale and regular cokes.

Then, this past week I had my work’s big event (NO time to be sick!) and that took all of my time and energy.

I’m feeling MUCH better, thank goodness I have been since mid-day Tuesday, and I’m ready to get back into chatting with you all!

I suppose that was life’s way of making me slow down a bit. Between work, school, blogging and such, I’ve been feeling a bit cray cray lately.

There are A LOT of blogs in my BlogLovin’ feed to catch up on, but you know I’m looking forward to hearing what you were all up to this week! AND, I know I’m behind on responding to comments, but I can’t wait to reply to you (and thank you for the all the kind comments on the new blog! – I’m so glad you all like it!)

Alright, I love you all (and thanks for sticking around this week!)


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Scenes from Rock ‘N’ Roll USA 2014 (My First Half!)

Edited to add: As I was publishing this post, my new design changes went live!!! I am SO obsessed with the new design, and hope you are too. I’ll have a whole post on the amazing Tasha next week! Let me know what what you think of the new design :)

I’m bumming hard right now that I’m not running due to this stupid knee injury. I think that’s pretty evident by my whiny Instagram captions, and general hate of having to go to Physical Therapy right now. Obviously, I know that I will recover eventually, and then next 4 weeks at PT will go by quickly.

The delivery of my photos from my first half could not have come at a better time. It’s amazing to look back at these photos, and remember that I’m able to accomplish whatever I put my mind to, and to remember the happiness of that day. I thought you’d all like to see them!


You’ve of course seen some of the personal pictures that I have from the race, but these are the ones that were taken by the professional photographers along the course.

All these photos were taken by MarathonFoto, though I paid for the following four photos with my own money! (Well, technically my mom bought them. Same difference, right?) ;)

half 3

Just enjoying life, running 13.1 miles! Either they cut Jodie out of this photo, or this is one of the times when she was trying to get a credit card she found on the ground to the police. (Another story for another time!)


Couldn’t have done this without you, Jodie! I love this picture!

half 1

Fairly certain this is around mile 11, because I am a crazy person who likes to jump in the air after running 11 miles, with 2 more to go. I did one of these by myself when I saw the photographer (we know I love jumping pictures!) and he said “Do it again! Do it again!” So Jodie and I both did it a few more times, and this is my favorite of what they caught. Basically, running half marathons gives you wiiiiiiiiings!


Crossing the finish line of my first half. Hands in the air, smile on my face. One of the best days of my entire life, and one of the greatest feelings in the world. Set big goals, guys, reach for them & never give up!

I hope your weekend is fabulous, and my goodness if you’re running this weekend, run some miles for me. I’ll be cheering Kristen and Becca on (with my cowbell!) at the Hershey 10K this weekend! Obviously I wish I could still run with them, but I can’t wait to be a great cheerleader. Let me know if you’re there :)

Do you buy pictures from your races?

Tell me your favorite pose in pictures (not just running!) I need some new ideas (clearly!) ;)

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Thinking Out Loud: Confessions (Again!)

I debated putting this post up, just because it’s later than I usually like to post. Yesterday, I worked, went swimming, went to dinner, came home and did homework & then passed the heck out. No time for writing blog posts. But, not to worry amigos (well more likely amigas – pretty sure my readership is mostly females) here is a confession laden post for you. Enjoy!

Confession… I am not a good swimmer. This I already knew. Part of the reason I signed up for a tri was to push myself to become a better swimmer. I know how to swim well enough not to drown, and that’s pretty much it. I’m looking forward to learning some of the strokes, and also how to breathe during the strokes without inhaling a bunch of water (….like last night. ANYWAY.)


I posted this on Instagram and also sent it to MamaSica. She sent me back a lot of “hahas” so I think she appreciated it!

Swimming caps are not fun. I do not like them. Goggles however are quite nice, and I like being able to see underneath the water.

Confession… I miss my sister. I didn’t realize (well I knew, but maybe I just never paid that much attention to it) how much I talk to her throughout the day, even if it’s just a quick text message. Her being out of connection most of the week whomps. Looking forward to chatting with her this weekend!

Confessions… I worry I’ll never be as brave as The Peach (my sister.) She headed off, not knowing anywhere there or in her program. She’s so brave. Like The Brave Little Toaster!

The part with the air conditioner in the beginning used to scare the crap out of me as a kid. (Source)

The part with the air conditioner in the beginning used to scare the crap out of me as a kid. (Source)

Confession… I always want to wear red lipstick, and always see other people rocking it, but I’m always worried that I can’t. Christine’s post today made me think of this because she looks rockin’ with it on, and I always worry I’ll look like a clown.


I polled you all about this in December I think via Instagram with this picture, wore it out and felt SUPER uncomfortable and clown like. And then it wore off so all was dandy.

Confession… I can’t decide what I want to do for my birthday. I’m thinking dinner/going out, but part of me wants to do something CRAY. Give me your ideas so I can pass them off as my own. Kay thanks!

Confession… I have so many post ideas, and none of them written yet. Hopefully I can work on that this weekend, since my homework is already done. (WHOOP!)

Confession… Speaking of homework, I can already tell this is going to be one of my hardest terms. I’m VERY interested in the classes, but it’s going to be a lot of work. I’m getting deeper into the core work for my program, so it’s no surprise they’re getting harder. I’m ready for it, throw it at me bro. (J/K, please don’t.)

1st Day - highlighting and writing on the syllabus like craaazy.

1st Day – highlighting and writing on the syllabus like craaazy.

Confession… I already can’t for Brynlee’s 1st birthday party next month. Crazy Auntie alert! Girlfriend is a vampire though. It is NOT nice to bite your Aunt Linny, sista. No more presents for you. Just kidding, I’ll keep showering you with love and presents. Side note: My mom says it’s karma because I used to bite my little brother? I have no idea what she’s talking about ;)


Confession… There’s too many selfies in this post always on this blog. #butfirstletmetakeaselfie. Confession... I’m shamelessly obsessed with that song.

Confession… I am also obsessed with this song. I’m trying to learn all the words so I can belt it out. Let me know if you’d like a vlog with me singing it here on Lindsay Weighs In ;)

Confession… Is it June yet? I CANNOT wait for Blend, and keep getting more excited (though I didn’t know that was possible) each time I talk to the girls, or we make more plans! I’m so excited to meet you all that will be there! I’m warning you now, I’m a hugger.

Confession… Cori is doing this, and I had been thinking about doing it too. Apparently I borrow steal all my best ideas from Cori. Hi pretty lady! Would you all be interested in an “Ask Me Anything” post? Are there any burning questions you’d like to know? (Probably not because I overshare too much here.)

Confession… I keep trying to come up with a way to get my PT to take a picture of me there for you all for the comedy factor, doing an exercise. Particularly crab-walk (not it’s real name, I give them fun names so I hate doing them less.) I also do crab-walk sits, butt squeezes, pant lifters and stupid hip rises. ;) Do you think if I told him it was for my blog he would judge me? (Yes.)

I'm not above taking pictures of my icing though AT physical therapy. (And whiny and talking about hobbits in the caption.)

I’m apparently not above taking pictures of my icing though AT physical therapy. (And whinning and talking about hobbits in the caption.)

I need to be better about taking pictures that I don’t also post on Instagram. Sorry ya’ll. I’ll take them with my NEW PHONE. 5S baby! The fingerprint unlocking makes me way happier than it probably should. It’s the little things right?


Of course, I’m also linking up with that beautiful Canadian Amanda for Thinking Out Loud today, because I’m all about thinking out loud and confessing with you all on Thursdays. Make it a great day, America Lindsay Weighs In Readers! (Did anyone catch my GMA reference? No one? It’s cool.)

Confess something with me, guys! It will make you feel better.

Can you rock red lipstick? TEACH ME YOUR WAYS!! 

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Weigh In Wednesday #3

Alternative Title: What goes down must come back up again?

Weigh In Wednesday

So let’s get right off to this. I don’t have good news today.

Starting Weight: 234.6 

Current Weight: 233.2

Loss/Gain: -1.4 (but up 1.7 from last week)


Obviously, I’m happy that I’m not all the way back up to my starting weight. I recognize that this could be much worse! :) However, I’m not really surprised at these results, and that’s what’s irritating me.

I turned to food as a comfort quite a bit this past week. I’m stressed, I’m bummed and I’m turning to food. NOT OKAY. I really need to find another outlet, and I’m working hard at doing that. However, I went to the ‘ol standby this week, and the scale reflects that.

I also have had waaay too much Starbucks lately. Although I always try to get “skinny” drinks, the calories still add up and they’re unnecessary calories. I’m back on the Spark train now, though I must confess I did get a Skinny Iced Vanilla/Caramel (Thanks Roomie!) Macchiato this morning. I cannot tell a lie.

Proof of my problem.

Proof of my problem.

I can’t run right now and that’s a bummer, but I need to stop dwelling on it. I need an attitude adjustment, and ruuuuull fast. Don’t worry, I’m working on it!

So is this the end all be all? No way jose! I’m working on it, and just because I had a gain this week doesn’t mean it’s hopeless. It just means that I have to try harder this week (and stop drinking so much damn Starbucks.)

What do you do when you gain in a weigh in?

Do you have a Starbucks problem too?

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Adventures In Online Dating

I’m not really quiet about the fact that I’m “unlucky in love” here on Lindsay Weighs In. I don’t know if I’m too picky, too unlovable or too something else. So far, I haven’t had any success on Match, and honestly, I’m kind of over it.

It took me awhile to even set up an account, but I’ve been on the site since mid-December (I bought a Groupon) and actually canceled my account once already because I wasn’t having any success. Then, I was offered 3 months for the price of one, and signed back up again.

My subscription ends mid-May, and I won’t be renewing it.

This probably comes into the fact that I’m too picky, but I refuse to settle. I have standards and a picture in my mind of who I want to be with. At this point in my life, I’m not dating just to date. I’m going to be 26 next month (holy crap) and I want to find someone who I can settle down with.

I’ve been on a few dates, and although they’ve gone well, I haven’t gone on any second dates. Either I decided not to move forward, or they did.

Dating is stressful, and makes me super nervous. Although I look forward to the dates, they’re such a stressful situation and it’s hard for me to relax.

I have some things to work on before I’m ready to let someone else love me, I think. I’m not always the hugest fan of myself (though I try to remain positive), but I think I’ll be better of at finding someone once I’m at my goal weight. It’s almost like I have my guard up, and I think that part of that is because I’m uncomfortable at my current weight.

So do I think I’ll be alone forever? Honestly, sometimes, though I know that’s not true. One of my self-defense mechanicsms is to joke that I’ll die alone with my cats (though I really would prefer Yorkies if I get the choice.)

So will I find someone? I hope so. Just not right now. :)

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MIMM #2: Weekend Fun

Hi guys!! I hope you’re having a wonderful, wonderful Monday. This weekend was pretty darn amazing, so I thought I’d link up with the beautiful Katie for her Marvelous In My Monday Link Up!


First of all, I got to see some of my favorite people this weekend! I headed out to Emily’s to snuggle the baby help her and her husband get their new house ready. I even got to work up a bit of sweat painting for a few hours, which felt amazing. I haven’t done any kind of workout since the half (almost a month ago! Holy guacamole) so I was really happy! Plus I got to see my loves, which made it all the better :)


Someone got camera shy and wouldn’t do her “yucky face” for Aunt Linny. Seriously cutest thing ever.

I’m back on the Spark train! I really loved it when I was doing Advocare, so I’m sip sippin’ on it again! Thanks to the lovely Becky for sending me a variety pack. I’m trying two new flavors today – Mango Strawberry and Grape. I have lots of new ones to try, but I just may be buying a canister of Mango Strawberry sometime soon. That might be my new favorite! The only bad part? Waiting a WHOLE 30 minutes after drinking it to eat ;)


Curly (au natural) hair brought to you by the fact that I forgot my straightener at Emily’s. Probably for the better, as I’ve been straightening my hair probably way too much lately. A blessing in disguise that I forget it? We’ll go with that!

I got to talk to my sister on Saturday morning!! She arrived safely, and will be able to talk to us once a week. I enjoyed a lovely, lovely 20 minute phone conversation with her (thank you Viber app!!!) and it was so good to hear her voice & hear things are going well. I can’t wait to hear all about her adventures!


I stayed up entirely too late watching the Game of Thrones premiere, and it did not disappoint. I just recently watched the first three seasons, so I didn’t have the long wait that many did, but I’m happy for it to be back! Love, love, love.

Life is good, pals. :) I hope your weekend (and Monday!) are/were fabulous!

Do you watch Game of Thrones? Love it!

Are you good about wearing your hair natural? Clearly, I am not.

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Friday Things

Hola! Que Pasa? I took years of Spanish in High School, yet I can barely remember most of it. Sometimes I try to listen along to conversations on TV and such, and every once in a while I can understand just enough to kind of get what the conversation about. But if they’re talking fast? Forget about it!

So here’s a brain dump for you (bucket of craaaazy!) on this fine, fine Friday morning.


1. My sister left for a month long trip today, and I’m going to miss her like crazy. I know she’ll have the best time though, and I can’t wait to hear all about it! (And hear she made it safely of course!) :)

Lily does not want Peach to leave. (Or is trying to stow away.) ;)

Lily does not want Peach to leave. (Or is trying to stow away.) ;)

2. I really miss exercise. It’s one of my biggest coping mechanisms for my anxiety, and I all around feel better when I’m being active. Counting down the days until I’m cleared to work out again. I miss running!!

3. I have new tape job from the ‘ol PT, my new bestie. I keep pronouncing it wrong, but it’s kinseo tape. Itchy, itchy but please helpy helpy.


4. I’m terrified I’ve lost all my fitness while I’ve been injured. Am I going to be back where I started when I can run again? Someone give me a crystal ball so I know all the answers.


5. My birthday is in exactly one month!!! I don’t know if ya’ll know this about me (you totally do) but I LOVE MY BIRTHDAY. I’m renting a dress from Rent The Runway for both my birthday and for the Blend Cocktail Party, and don’t worry – I’ll let you all help me pick it out!

6. I’m in a phase of loooooving Country music again. Brad Paisley’s “When I Get Where I’m Going” is on constant repeat right now. I love this line:

I’m gonna walk with my Granddaddy, and he’ll match me step for step. And I’ll tell him how I’ve missed him, every second since he left.


Replace Granddaddy with Daddy <3

7. I let my BlogLovin’ get over 1,000 this week. Becky is probably having (another) panic attack reading this again ;) Never again! So many good posts, so little time.

8. Online dating is annoying. Expect a post on this next week.

9. I get to see my little love muffin this weekend (and help her Mama and Daddy work on their new house!) I tried to get my PT to write me a note that painting would agitate my knee, but no dice ;) jk, jk — I’m really excited to help them out!

10. I’m so excited that it’s getting warmer. It’s been a long, cold, dark winter & I need some sunshine in my life!

What are you up to this weekend? I hope it’s fantastic!!

Anyone have a crystal ball I can borrow? Kaythanksloveyoubyeeeee!

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Guest Post – Aqua Aerobics: Have Fun Getting Fit!

Hi you guys! Today I have a guest post for you from Becky Flanigan. When she reached out to me about doing a guest post on Lindsay Weighs In, I thought you all might like something about aqua aerobics, especially because for those of us who are injured (ugh!!) often times water activities are one of the few things that we are cleared for. Take it away, Becky! 

Aqua Aerobics: Have Fun Getting Fit!

It was my first aqua aerobics class, and I was having a grand old time. The teacher said we would do the Spiderman next. It was odd name for a workout move, and I wondered what we’d be doing, but it was that exercise which made me fall in love with water workouts.

My friend Betsy had talked me into going to a class with her. She’s kind of a free spirit and has gotten me into some wild situations before, so I did a little investigation to see what I was getting myself into. I found a great article describing the benefits of water aerobics, so I read that, then an article about the types of exercises, and even watched a video showing some of the moves. With that preparation, I had a good idea of what a water workout looked like.

A lot of laughter. When we showed up at class, I was first struck by how everyone was laughing and chatting. I guess it was just a change from the gym, where everyone is really serious and in their own little world. These people were excited about being here. We got in the water, and I admit, it sure felt soothing – there’s just something good about being in the water. The teacher started us off with some warmup moves, and most of the people continued chatting and laughing. I was getting to know the woman next to me – everyone was super friendly. When the teacher announced “Spiderman,” there was a ripple of laughter and some cheers, and I wondered what we were in for next.

So that’s the Spiderman. Everyone moved to the side of the pool and spread out, without even waiting for instructions. The teacher moved over and gave me some basic instructions. We would begin treading water with our arms, then leading with the right leg, run up the side of the pool and back down. We would do this 15 times, changing the lead leg each time we go up. It sounded simple enough, and I smiled and joined in the laughter as we all got set up along the side of the pool.

This is a workout. My laughter quickly subsided as my breathing escalated, and I tried to keep up. I could feel my arms and shoulders beginning to burn, and my legs were really getting a workout. When we got to 15, I had a real sense of satisfaction that I had made it. I turned to move away from the side of the pool, then noticed that no one else was stepping away. The teacher said “OK, round two,” and that’s when I realized – I had gotten myself into a really good workout class. So why was I grinning like a kid? I looked forward to the challenge of making it through a second set, and sure enough – I did it.

Will I keep coming to aqua aerobics? Absolutely! When I told Betsy, she just smiled and nodded, using her best “I told you so” look.

Becky Flanigan has spent many years writing, and now writes freelance articles. She is also an aspiring artist, and finds that visualizing the arrangement of elements on a canvas is very similar to finding the just right way to arrange an article.

I hope you all enjoyed this post! Have you ever tried any water activities like this?

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Weigh In Wednesday #2

Happy (Weigh In) Wednesday, you guys!

Ugh, I wanted to have this post up earlier today, but couldn’t get the connection to work at the car dealership. You know, just giving lots of money for inspection and oil changes and such. Sometimes, I wonder if it wouldn’t be cheaper to just live in a more expensive city, but not have a car. Stella sure is a money sucker! ;) 

P.S. – Katie (and Alex!) let me know that my comment reply notification isn’t working. YOU GUYS, I’m so frustrated about this. I’m looking into a different plug-in to try to make it work, but please know that I reply to every single comment. It’s my personal preference to reply to everyone, because I’m honestly so excited/amazed that you all are reading this, and I want to let you know that – even if the reply is to just to say thank you. Please let me know if you get an e-mail that I responded to your comment! 

Weigh In Wednesday

I’m really excited to have good news for ya’ll today after my first weigh in.

Starting Weight: 234.6 

Current Weight: 231.5

Loss/Gain: -3.1


I’m super, super excited about this! It’s gets me thinking how much I’ll be able to lose when I’m able to exercise again. Physical therapy was frustrating this morning, my knee is sore and I’m being pessimistic dramatic about never being able to run again. I know I’m being silly, and I’m just getting frustrated. Anyway, that’s another convo for another day!

So, how did you do it?

I was pretty good this week about not just reaching for food when I was bored/stressed/tired/emotional and listening to my hunger cues. Of course, I wasn’t perfect, nor is anyone – but I’m glad the scale reflects that I tried!

I also tried to plan ahead, and have easy, healthy options to reach for instead of unhealthy options. I did my best to eat limited processed food. I always feel better when I’m eating cleaner!

Sweets will always be my nemesis. Last night watching The Little Couple, Will kept going “Mommy cake, Mommy cake, Mommy cake!” after dinner, wanting something sweet after his meal. I hear you, Will. I hear you. Trust me, I love carbs too, but I have a wicked sweet tooth.

Love this family. (Source)

Love this family. (Source)

I seriously look forward to this show every Tuesday night, though I often have to fight to stay up until it’s over at 11 ;) #oldlady. Anyway, I did my best to limit my sweets, and try to have just a little handful of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips when I was wanting sugar, usually at work.

I’m hoping to have just as good, or an even better week next week! I’ll be continuing to eat a cleaner diet and limiting my sweets. I’ve also been cleared to swim, as long as it doesn’t hurt my knee. I’ll be giving that a try before the next weigh in!

Am I the only one that’s The Little Couple obsessed? 

Do you have a sweet tooth too? What do you do to combat that? 

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Currently: April

Happy April guys! Can’t believe March is already gone (Rabbit, rabbit rabbit!) but I can’t say I’m too sad to see it go. Pennsylvania weather has been completely cray cray lately – we had SNOW/ice/general awfulness on Sunday (the SECOND to last day of March!) and I’m about ready for some Spring-like temperatures and sunshineeeee!

Being that it’s April, and I actually have some different answers to this questions for once, I though it’d be fun to share what I’m currently up to this April.

Current book:

Over my Grad school break, I took out WAY too many books at the library, and have been working through them quickly. I read Kristin Chenoweth’s book (loved it) on Saturday – love when I can read a whole book in one day. I think I’ve said before that memoirs are my favorite, so it should be no surprise that I’m currently reading another.


I’m obsessed with it. Love, love, love.

Current music:

Listening to my 13.1 Miles of Fun playlist – aka the half marathon playlist I never even really listened to because I had my girl Jodie! But, it is a perfect playlist filled with tons of my favorite songs (AKA a lot of Glee and Frozen. I don’t hate it.)

Me too, Olaf. (Source)

Me too, Olaf. (Source)

Current guilty pleasure:

Starbucks. Gotta maintain that Gold card status, yo.

I have a problem. (Source)

I have a problem. (Source)

Current nail color:

Nada. I picked (I know, I know) my gel manicure off yesterday because it was ALREADY chipping after not even a week – cool life, nails. And I have a presentation to give anyway today, so purple nails probably weren’t really appropriate anyway. Hardy har har!

Current drink:

Diet Dr. Pepper, aka my kryptonite.

Current food:

Nada thing right now, but I’m already hungry for lunch. This bodes well.

Current favorite show:

Why is this question always so hard for me? Probably because I watch entirely too much TV. One of my new favorite shows is Resurrection. Obsessed. Anyone else watching this?

Current wish list:

A money tree. Anyone know where I can find one of those? ;)

Current needs:

To exercise again. I miss that. Like a lot.

Current bane of my existence:

Stupid knee injury.

Current indulgence:

I may or may not have gone shopping yesterday, and bought a lot of things (ON SALE!) that I probably didn’t need all of. Not to be a Debbie Downer here, but I’m getting too fat for some of my clothes, and needed some fill-ins (mostly for professional attire) until I start making some progress.

Current blessing:

A roof over my head, a full heart, family & friends that love me. Gotta keep it all in perspective :)

Current slang:

My life is an entire slew of slang words. I love them. Everything should have a different name than what it should actually be called. I’m obsessed with ya’ll right now. I know that’s not really slang per say, but I’m from Central PA. No one says ya’ll here, yet I still keep trying to make it happen. I just want to be cool like you, Presley. ;)

Current excitement:

What am I not excited about these days? Apparently I tend to do these surveys before I go visit Emma, because I’m excited to see them again (this weekend!) UM I’m also really, really excited for my birthday. May 4th ya’ll! (in case you were wondering – which you totally were, right?) AND BLEND. Expect to see a lot more of stuff about these.

Current mood:

Life is gooood. Thumbs up!

Current link:

Slowly working through my BlogLovin’. 647 unread posts – NBD, right? ;) I’ve been a blog-reading slacker. Don’t worry – I’m catching up!

What are you currently up to, guys?!

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