Directory

As my blog has been growing, I noticed it's getting harder to find important posts. So here, I have some important or helpful posts organized by category.

Resources
Things that have helped me on my weight loss (and now maintenance) journey:
Runs for Cookies Recipes (my recipes blog--where I keep track of all my favorite recipes)
Sparkpeople (a website that I used to count calories and calculate nutrition facts for recipes)
My Sparkpage (my name on Sparkpeople is SLIMKATIE)
Running Ahead (a website that I use to track my runs--compatible with my Garmin)
Hal Higdon's running programs (These are FANTASTIC training programs for pretty much any race you can imagine)
McMillan race calculator (you input a recent race time, and this will calculate your what your future races will probably look like as well as your optimal training paces)



My Favorite Posts
Goal Weight
'Till I Collapse
The Difference Between Motivation and Determination
Sweet 16
This Is Why I Married Him
How Sodium Changed My Dieting Mentality
Binge Eating
Waiting Until the New Year
A little of my history
Losing weight without diet or exercise
It gets easier

Race Reports
For a list of race reports, see my Running page.

Frequently Asked Questions Posts
FAQ #1: How did you lose the weight?
FAQ #2: What's the deal with you and Weight Watchers?
FAQ #3: How did you stop binge eating?
FAQ #4: How many calories did you eat while losing weight?

Reader Questions & Answers Posts
You can find a whole list of the topics and links to individual posts here.

Guest Posts
Jerry (a fun guest post by my husband)
Carly (a motivational post about running while overweight)
Adam from The Boring Runner (a fun post about all the "unmentionables" of running)
From each person on my Ragnar team (as a team we lost 1200 pounds, and each member shared his/her story in a guest post. To read each story, just click on the person's name next to their "runner #").
Ellen (Ellen lost over 100 pounds and has maintained for several years; here, she writes about maintenance)
Caitlin, a friend who lost over 200 pounds.

Weight Loss Photos
A collection of "before" photos
Re-birthday comparison photos
Driver's license comparison photo
Indy comparison photos
Same clothes, 100 lbs difference comparison photos
In the park comparison photos
253-pounds vs. 133-pound marathon runner

Videos
Video of My Weight Loss
One Year of Maintenance Video
Outtakes (from a video I was making for Sparkpeople)
The advertising video from Sparkpeople with me in it
First post-op run
Second post-op run
The night before my first marathon 
A couple of videos from my runs during the Ragnar Relay 
My Three-Year Runniversary Video
A video that a few friends put together for me before the Chicago Marathon--love it!

Interviews; Q & A's; Trivia; Misc.
10 Random Things About Me
Answers to your questions (I asked readers for questions, and here are the answers)
A guest post I wrote for Krista at Journey to a Healthy Berg
An interview with Lisa on Workout Mommy 
An interview on Healthy Page about my weight loss 
An interview on Skinny Mom about fitness
A post about learning to love the dreadmill on Fitness.com 
My Top 11 of 2011
My Top 12 of 2012
My Top 13 of 2013

Product Reviews
A Garmin Forerunner 205/305 Tutorial (LOVE my Garmin!!)
Icespikes (for running in snow/ice)
NuNaturals Stevia
EPIC TL1700 Treadmill
Weight Watchers
Cascadian Farms Cinnamon Raisin Granola
Barney Butter vs. Kettle Almond Butter
Special K Granola Bar review
Michelob ULTRA Light Cider review (sponsored post, but honest opinion)
Sinless Margarita review 
The Swing! Book review
Lose It Fast, Lose It Forever by Pete Thomas book review
Sweaty Bands
Zensah running gloves 
Virtual Active videos for indoor exercise equipment 
Albion Fit workout tank
Weight Watchers Digital Scale by Conair
NuNaturals NEW products
Purina ONE cat food
Stranger Here book by Jen Larsen
6 Dollar Bands (headbands)
SmarteRita margaritas
Words to Sweat By shop
CamelBak Marathoner Vest
Quantum Scale
yurbuds
"Honey, Do You Need A Ride?" book review
"Stranger Here" book review
Hansons' Marathon Method (a training program)
KIND bars

Helpful Posts 
My very first post on Runs for Cookies
My weight history
Lots of ideas to do with PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
A super-basic guide to wine for people who know nothing about wine
All about skin removal surgery (part 1)
All about skin removal surgery (part 2)
How to get started as a runner
The difference between motivation and determination (read this if you're wondering how I stayed motivated)
Garmin Forerunner 205/305 Tutorial
When weight gain isn't a bad thing
Things I learned about maintenance 
A beginner 5K plan and advice about getting faster 
Getting back on track after a bad day/week/month 
The basics of Weight Watchers 
What made losing weight different this time around
Tips for the slippery binge slope
50 Running Tips 
Running Lingo