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KEEP GOING - The Art Of Perseverance
by: Joseph M. Marshall III
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"Lack of effort, doing nothing, accomplishes nothing.
It is the absence of hope, and it empowers the problem.
Lack of effort is also self-betrayal. When we do nothing,
we become our own worst enemy. If we do not take a step,
if we do not make that effort, we are dropping victory into
the jaws of defeat.
" And if we can take one step, no matter ...
KEEP GOING - The Art Of Perseverance
by: Joseph M. Marshall III
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"Lack of effort, doing nothing, accomplishes nothing.
It is the absence of hope, and it empowers the problem.
Lack of effort is also self-betrayal. When we do nothing,
we become our own worst enemy. If we do not take a step,
if we do not make that effort, we are dropping victory into
the jaws of defeat.
" And if we can take one step, no matter how slow or
no matter how small, chances are we can take another.
" Eventually one of those steps will make the difference, because victory, more often than not, is achieved
by a series of small actions.



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Member Since: 3/28/2008

SparkPoints: 12,558

Fitness Minutes: 16,188

My Goals:
My goal is to stop yo-yoing with my weight. I want to take the weight off and maintain my healthy weight from that day on.
I will either walk or ride my stationary bike for exercise. I also have a stability ball and free weights for strength training.

My Program:
The Fat Resistance Diet
by: Leo Galland, M.D.

Personal Information:
I joined Sparkpeople in March 2008. I lost 48 pounds, but in November 2008 I really struggled with emotional eating. Now it's May 2009, and I'm starting again. And June 7, 2011 I'm trying again.

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I am reading "50 Ways to Soothe Yourself without Food" by: Susan Albers, PSY.D.

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IDLETYME
3/6/2012 7:27:03 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Wishing you a bright and beautiful day!
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MCSASSY
9/5/2011 4:16:16 PM

I like your new icon.. good for you for never quitting. Your quote at the top is very inspiring. I'm in the same boat that you were in June and I really found inspiration by what what you wrote. How're you doing so far??



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GBOOMER
8/15/2011 6:27:35 AM

Thanks!

I don't want to say "never" but a half-marathon isn't in the plans now. This year will be the year of 10ks. I'll run the Marine Corps 10k in October, maybe another one in early 2012 and one in early Summer.

Then! If 10ks start feeling easier, MAYBE I'll up the mileage.

Gotta watch those knees...

Have a great day, Sugar!!!
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GBOOMER
8/8/2011 7:11:52 AM

Hi Sugar! Thanks for your comment!

Different people probably have different knee problems, so I'm not sure if my experience would help you or not. But, I'll tell you what I do.

1. become a strong walker first.
2. very gradually, add short runs to your workouts.
3. do your walk/runs consistently so that the support muscles of the knee keep getting stronger and stay that way.
4. allow at least 2 days of rest in between runs. (You can do strength training, or pure walks on those days.)
5. learn good strength training exercises for the knees, such as squats, and do them regularly. Learn to do them correctly and safely.
6. learn good stretches for the knees and knee support muscles.
7. follow an established program for beginning runners. I used the "First Day to 5k" podcast program to start. (You can google it.)
8. Take longer with each stage of the program than they suggest. (For me, they suggested 3 runs a week and I did 2. They suggested moving on to the next workout after 3, I didn't move on until I had done each workout 4 times.)

Hope these ideas help, or, at least, are food for thought!

GBoomer
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WISSABEE
6/12/2011 4:06:42 PM

Yay!! I'm so glad to hear from you!! I kept checking back to see if you'd been on your page. I've been trying hard to maintain, but I'm expecting (due in Oct.), so now I know I'll be working hard again after this fall. I'm just sooo glad you're here again!!! emoticon emoticon



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