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The Princess & I- July 2008

Christmas 2009 with the youngest two


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9/20/2012: I've joined the 2012 Fall 5% Challenge
I've got the excercise commitment down. Although I've been neglecting the strength training again, so I'll commit to two sessions of strength training a week, I'd like to get three in, but I need to allow for the busy schedules that interfere.
I commit to find a plan & follow it. Just not sure what that plan is yet.

1/8/2011: Had my 1st WW weigh in of the New Year today. It wasn't pretty, and I'm changing my ticker to be accountable to it.

1/3/2011: I'm determined to hit my goal weight in 2011. I have a full year to find what works and what doesn't and make lasting changes so that I can maintain my loss.

10/13/2010: I'm going to keep asking myself: "Am I giving my goals my best effort?"

I have hopes of reaching my longstanding weight goal on or before my birthday which is exactly one month from today. I am 8.5 pounds away so it is doable. However, although 8.5 might not sound like a lot to lose for me it is, I have to fight for every ounce of weight loss. I need to reach for the goal, but remember that this is not a race and I'll get there, but accept that it may not be by the 13th of November, if it happens then great.

3/4/2010: I responded to a question from a friend today with this, I realized this is my ultimate goal:

To drop thirty pounds, and tone my body during the process. To boost my metabolism to a point where running three days a week and strength training two days a week is enough for me to maintain that weight loss along with eating nutrionally sound 98% of the time

Updated 12/22/09: Now I'm 44. I have been a member of Weight Watcher since September 13th and a member of the 25 pounds by Christmas team which is wrapping up this week. It looks like I'll have lost 20 pounds since starting this challenge and I'm very proud of that.

I ran my 1st 5K on October 5, 2009, my time was 31:49
I ran my 2nd 5K on November 25, 2009, my time was 31:40
I ran my 3rd 5K on April 21, 2010 , my time was 31:03
I ran my 4th 5K on June 16, 2010, my time was 28:44
I ran my 5th 5K on May 30,2011, my time was 30:27.
I ran my 6th 5K on June 15, 2011, my time was 29:52.
I ran my 7th 5K on December 4, 2011, my time was 29:50
I ran my 8th 5K on June 20, 2012, my time was 31:32
I ran my 9th 5K on June 19, 2013, my time was 30:37
I ran a 4 Mile race on January 1, 2011, my time was 39:13
I ran a 4 Mile race on September 18, 2011, my time was 37:52
I ran a 4 Mile race on January 1, 2012, my time was 39:28
I ran a 4 Mile race on January 1, 2013, my time was 41:30
I ran a 4 Mile race on July 13, 2012, my time was 38:15
I ran a 4 Mile race on July 12, 2013, my time was 38:09
I ran a 4 Mile race on January 1, 2014, my time was 42:01
I ran my 1st 5 Mile race on June 26, 2010, my time was 46:43
I ran my 2nd 5 Mile race on May 5, 2012, my time ws 46:00
I ran my 3rd 5 Mile race on May 10, 2013, my time was 49:30

I ran my 1st 10K on August 10, 2010, my time was 59:27
I ran my 2nd 10K on April 22, 2012, my time was 57:29
I ran my 1st 1/2 marathon on September 24, 2011, my time was 2:29:33
I ran my 2nd 1/2 marathon on September 22, 2012, my time was 2:22:55
I ran my 3rd 1/2 marathon on October 5, 2014, my time was 2:20:29

I've learned that running in the dark, at night, in the cold and in the rain are not things I want to do. I will continue to run, either indoors or when weather permits outdoors in the brilliant sunshine.

I'm a 44 year old mother of four children. The only time I haven't dieted is when I was pregnant. I want to be in a place where maintenance is my life, not dieting.


Member Since: 4/30/2008

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My Goals:
I want to lose 40 pounds. I plan to begin a couch to 5K program shortly and will amaze myself when I cross that finish line.

My Program:
Lot's of exercise and I am planning on re-joining weight watchers.
Joined WW 9/13/09

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    Welcome back to the Courageous Cloverleaf 5% Challenge Team! Your boarding pass should be in your SparkMail. Looking forward to traveling with you for the next 9 weeks and landing in November healthier than we are today. emoticon

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    10 days ago
    Can you believe it's the last week of the summer challenge? Wow! This challenge has gone by quickly for me. Unfortunately I have not met my 5% loss. emoticon But I am not ready to give up! Let's push hard and finish the challenge strong! emoticon emoticon #Courageous emoticon Clovers Rock! emoticon emoticon
    45 days ago
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    Some Clovers went up
    some Clovers went down
    some Clovers maintained,
    and some Clovers are out of town!

    Regardless of which way your scale went
    know that we are behind you 100%!

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    66 days ago
    Hi! emoticon Just wanted to stop by and see how you are doing this week. Week #2's LTGL is a hard one for me. I know it's a big key to being successful, but it is probably the hardest LTGL for me. I'm trying to get in more exercise minutes than I did last week. So, hopefully, it will show up on the scale Saturday. Hang in there and emoticon ! emoticon
    84 days ago
    emoticon Great job on your weigh in this week! emoticon emoticon
    88 days ago
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