EEEEELIZABETH
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jan 1, 2012 ... new years resolution to get fit ... i have never been on a diet to lose more than 5 or ten pounds .... have always succeeded, never tried for more ... 185 pounds
identified areas to work on: cardio, strength, nutrition, diet coke addiction

jan 4, go out to exercise and it is BITTER COLD ... last two minutes... go back home ... drive to gym and join ... sign up for weekly trainer ... 184 pounds

exercised 19 days in january

february 1 , realize i need more cardio to burn calories ... begin love affair with treadmill .... my kindle and i spend a lot of time there ....

exercised 24 days in february

march 7, think i have the exercising thing under control, decided to go the next step and track nutrition... found SPARK PEOPLE (yay!) ...182 pounds

exercised 24 days in march

april 3, 175 pounds for two BRUTAL weeks ... uh oh, a plateau.... realized i needed to increase my cardio ... needed a plan ... more than just reading my book on the treadmill (although i do love that and do it still) .... joined 5k your way ... and chose the most fit one .... 5 weeks to 5k

exercised 30 days in april ... oh YEAH!

may ... starting may at 172 pounds ... have my cardio under control .. have my nutrition tracking under control .... kick caffeine? or start my strength training .. um ... strength training ... start the spark program spring into shape bootcamp challenge ....

may 8, finished the 5k my way challenge ... ran my 5k in 35 minutes 30 seconds .... my goal was 36 minutes .... so i won ....
170 pounds....

exercised 25 days in may (the 1st through 25th then went on vacation) .... on the 25th, weighed 168

june 10, 168 pounds ... a plateau that i have been on FOREVER it seems... so, to mix up my workout, i'm going to run for endurance not increased speed .... today, to start, jogged 50 minutes with a two minute walk at 30 minute mark ... made it 4 miles in 49.45 .... so, i'll start running for an hour two or three times a week .... and worry less about how fast and how far .... but just keep going .... hopefully this is enough different to get through the current stalled weight loss ...

july 4th ... ran my first 5k in 25 years....38 minutes ... wanted to break 40 .. wish i had broken 12 minute miles .... next time .... weigh 165 ... haven't been exercising as well or losing as fast because of back pain ... but working through it ....

july 15th ... have been nearly not exercising ... back pain .. ugh ... but i am vowing a long exercise streak starting ... NOW .... 164 pounds.

sept. 23 .... in july august and september, i exercised 55 days in a row ... i was doing great ... running farther and faster ... feeling good ... and then i got sick ... had a fever for 8 days ... was sidelined for three weeks.
so now i'm starting over. fresh. new. i hope!
just jog/walked 2.5 miles in 35 minutes .... slow and short ... but at least something .. day 1 of my new streak.. 163 pounds


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  • v 2BEABETTERME
    Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and for the kind words! Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend! emoticon
    1517 days ago
  • v DAREDEVILME
    I'm stopping by to say hi, and wish you a happy Thursday.
    Keep on Sparking, and keep on smiling!!
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    1518 days ago
  • v BLVINBUTTERFLYS
    Hello Spark Friend! emoticon

    Welcome, Welcome, to the Team
    Youíve joined SP to realize a dream
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    So, letís get up and do a little dance
    Do a little jigÖ donít you quit!
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    Letís put on some shoes and go for a walk
    A spark friend is hereÖ if you just need to talk
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    So, I stopped by to spread a little spark
    Show a little sunshine
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    Weíre all here for motivation, encouragement, and support
    Smile, your life depends on it
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    You can do it NOW
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    Remember youíre worth it
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    So glad you have decided to join us! Good Luck on your journey! I wish you the best as you adopt a healthy new lifestyle! WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER!

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    Kat

    1539 days ago
  • v 2BEABETTERME
    Welcome to Sparkpeople! There is a ton of information and helpful people on this site. We are here to celebrate your victories, on and off the scale, and lift you up when you are down, just ask!

    Here are a few tips I learned a long the way. Start small and add healthy things as you go. It doesn't have to be all or nothing. And, by starting small you build in successes as you go. Put your goals and plan of action in writing (or on your page). It is reminder that keeps you on track and motivated. Do as much on Sparkpeople as you have time for. I have learned so much about getting healthy from playing trivia, reading articles and taking quizzes. There are ton more things I could share; but I don't want to overwhelm you. But, don't use the scale as your only record of successes. Eating healthier, drinking water, losing inches, exercising more are all great ways to measure success and keep us going when the scale isn't moving as much as we would like.

    Eat less, move more! You CAN do it!
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    1539 days ago
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