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6-3-12 Same old story but the ending WILL be different! I have gained 23 lbs since last summer (after working so hard to lose 50) and I know exactly where I went wrong. In a word TOMORROW. With the number of times I have said "I will start tomorrow" I could have lived til I'm 100. I start the day with this cop-out at the back of my mind. If things get too tough or I am confronted with food I don't want to resist I simply pull out TOMORROW :-( Pretty soon I am going to waste all of my ...
6-3-12 Same old story but the ending WILL be different! I have gained 23 lbs since last summer (after working so hard to lose 50) and I know exactly where I went wrong. In a word TOMORROW. With the number of times I have said "I will start tomorrow" I could have lived til I'm 100. I start the day with this cop-out at the back of my mind. If things get too tough or I am confronted with food I don't want to resist I simply pull out TOMORROW :-( Pretty soon I am going to waste all of my TODAY's on a TOMORROW that may never come so I am eliminating it from my vocabulary. Will I mess up, for sure, but will I say "Ok, I'll start tomorrow"? No, I will get right back on TODAY. I will also get back to the basics...Tracking my food daily, staying within my calorie range and daily exercise. This is the recipe for success and nothing else works for me long term.

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Member Since: 3/18/2010

SparkPoints: 2,499

Fitness Minutes: 2,897

My Goals:
Be a size 8/10 - currently a size 16/18 so have a ways to go on this one.

Complete the C25K program - Done! 1-22-11

Run a 5K race in 36 minutes - I have one scheduled for 1-29 so look for an update soon - Done! 1-29-11 at 35 minutes 24 seconds

Run a half marathon - Done! 1-9-12 3 hours on 4 minutes. Could have run it faster but the real accomplishment is that I RAN the whole time.

Run a Marathon - Scheduled for 1-9-13. Training program starts week of 6/25.

Do 20 military pushups - I have backtracked on this goal so starting the training for it again on 6/4.

Control my type 2 diabetes through proper nutrition and exercise - work in progress

Be in such phenomenal shape that I give myself the best possible chance of having a baby in the next 2 years.

My Program:
I track my food daily and try to stick to the 1550 calorie limit.

I aim to eat more vegetables in the form of salads and SteamFresh veggies.

I exercise 5-6 days a week. My main form of exercise is running but I will start incorporate strength training.

Personal Information:
I am a single 37 year old woman who lives in Las Vegas, NV. My goal is to surround myself with people who want to live and are living a healthy lifestyle so I am always open to new friends.

Other Information:
I have type 2 diabetes and my goal is to control it through diet and exercise for the rest of my life.

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Member Comments:
PLUSSIZEWIFE
1/28/2013 9:59:35 PM

Thank you so much for the add. You're making great progress. Every now and then we slip but it's not about how many times we fall down, it's about how many times we can get back up. We're going to make great progress. Keep it up!
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_COSMOPAULATAN_
11/8/2012 8:40:35 PM

Hello friend, nice to hear from you again. Thanks for the comments... it's definitely a learning curve. Unearthing takes a lot of energy. emoticon



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MADHILDE
10/12/2011 11:57:20 AM

Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. I really appreciate it. It was hard to write this first one, since it's such an emotional topic. I'm thinking about the next one I'm going to post, and hope you enjoy it as well!

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KCATHY
8/26/2011 5:08:22 PM

Thanks for stopping by my objects-at-rest blog and laughing with me! Have a great weekend.



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SWAZY33
8/24/2011 11:00:26 AM

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*Life is what you make of it...
-::-:*'*:.:*'*:-::- and I plan on
-:... :-:*'*: making each day count!:*'*:-::- .
Thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog.
It's amazing how much sparkfriends have helped me through this cancer battle. I wasn't going to blog much about what I'm going through, because I like to keep it positive and upbeat but, reading through blogs of others that have gone through this and are doing well have really helped and inspired me. Hopefully, my upbeat spirit and fighting attitude will inspire someone else going through cancer treatment or whatever their personal struggle may be.
.(`) Hope you have a sparktacular day :)
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(. (. Karen




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