December 2008

I was inspired by Caitlin, Jenna and a few other bloggers who got in the way back machine and found out what they were up to this time last year. Sounded like fun to me, so here it goes!

In December 2008…the highlights from my 68 posts that month.

Oh Lord…I declared my undying love for John Rzeznik on his birthday. Yeah, I’ve still got it, even if you don’t see it on the blog much. Ha ha ;-)

Tofu Chocolate Pudding ’nuff said.

Suzie got her first sweater :)

I let you inside my head for a discussion (with myself) about Oreos

I was building my running back up after a long hiatus, yay!

I started having doubts about the Biggest Loser. One year later, I don’t watch it at all :(

Behold, the Reindeer Crack Chow. It’s so not vegan, so I’m safe from it’s grips this year!

Went to an awesome Christmas party with my friends that I will be attending again THIS FRIDAY :)

Probably my favorite post of this blog, EVER…posting on my progress from January 2007-December 2008

I made a pre-Christmas workout plan and stuck to it for the most part. That same post also revealed that gas was $1.59 at the time!!

I tried my first Spin class at the Y and was instantly hooked (praying for a temporary membership over the holidays again!)

I forgot about Alley Cat Cafe! I need to go back there. Wonder if they have vegan options? My meal was apparently veggie.

I had my one and only visit to Karma Cafe, where I had french fries for the first time in years! The restaurant has since closed for business. Sad :(

I finally got to try that dang Pumpkin Spice oatmeal! Do they have it again this year?

Photo credit: Megansmunchies.com

Forrest Griffin lost the light heavyweight UFC title (boo! But he just won his last fight so I’m hopeful)

To get my hopes up for this year, the high on December 21st was 26, BUT it was 57 degrees on December 30th! Come on heat wave!!

In summary…

  • I was still using my cell phone camera for pics, eek!
  • It was neat to see how a lot of my meals were meatless (not all of course, but quite a few).
  • I was still using Equal in my coffee, ewwww! Plus countless other fake “sugar free” foods.
  • I noticed in a lot of posts, that I was feeling good about myself and my body.
  • However, I was still posting a lot of calories and my weight. I don’t care to do that anymore!
  • I was taking Suzie on a lot of walks…need to get back into that again!
  • I really need to find Mighty Maple PB again, yum.
  • Ditto for that Cranberry Fig Hummus!
  • I was completely, totally, utterly, addicted to sugar. Wow.

That was a fun trip down memory lane. A lot changes in a year! It makes me wonder what December 2010 will be like…

Happy Hump Day! Girl’s night potluck tonight, woo hoo…hopefully no more fires!

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on December 2, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Cranberry Fig hummus? Ok – where is that? Maybe we can do just a tapas tasting at my place after we hit Cherokee on the 19th! :) Cheaper.
    But, where is Alley Cat?

    • Alley Cat is in Middletown. The Cranberry Fig hummus I found at Sam’s Club this time last year but I have no idea if they have it again. It was Sabra brand and the container was HUGE. I don’t belong there anymore so I haven’t been able to check.

  2. eaternotarunner

    Crazy how much can change in a year!

  3. Great recap… I learn a lot about myself when I look back at old posts. It’s funny how things can change so quickly.

  4. Thanks for the fun recap…

    and thank you for your comment on my page in regards to Hailey. I try to be there for her =) she is my mini me

  5. Fun recap! Isn’t it amazing how much change we are capable of? A year may seem to pass quickly, yet we can change so much.

  6. i want you to find that cranberry hummus! it sounds like a gem :) so fun to see what you were up to a year ago! sounds like you’ve come far!

  7. Neat! I outta look back at my old posts like that. It would be interesting! And I’m with Julie. Please do find the cranberry hummus and then tell us where you found it.

  8. so much can change in a year!!

    i heard mighty maple is discontinuedddd!!!

  9. Love seeing your recap of the year! I was amazed at some of my old posts too! I want that pumpkin oatmeal!!

  10. I love your recap! My favorite part was the Forrest Griffin reference. I wonder how many bloggers watch UFC?!

  11. What a great post! Love your blog! Interesting to look back over the year…and uh Oreos…sorry I have a love affair – by themselves or in vanilla ice cream – I don’t discriminate ;)

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