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The Absurd Extent

"I want life in every word to the extent that it's absurd."
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I am on a journey to a healthier and happier life. This journey is not a straight road. It has twists, turns, ups, and downs, but it's MY journey. It is filled with people cheering me on, picking me up, walking beside me, and leading me to be a better person. I want to be a healthy person for myself. I want to be able to run, jump, play, and not be held back by any insecurities about my weight. I want ...
"I want life in every word to the extent that it's absurd."
Postal Service

I am on a journey to a healthier and happier life. This journey is not a straight road. It has twists, turns, ups, and downs, but it's MY journey. It is filled with people cheering me on, picking me up, walking beside me, and leading me to be a better person. I want to be a healthy person for myself. I want to be able to run, jump, play, and not be held back by any insecurities about my weight. I want to be be proud of my choices, and proud of the person I am. I'm well on my way.

I started this journey in 2010 at 246 lbs. By the end of that year I was maintaining at 205 lbs. 2011 was fine--gaining and losing the same 5 lbs, but at the end of 2011 I ended up gaining about 20 lbs back. At first I was ashamed, then I was angry, and then I was sad. I tried some goal setting at the beginning of 2012, but my heart wasn't in it.

Now it's May 2014, and I've gained that last 20 lbs back. Feeling sorry for yourself and moping does not get you very far, but I'm ready to go again. The motivation is back, I'm aligned body, soul, and mind, and I'm ready to go. My journey is not over yet, and I'm done with the detours for now :)




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Member Since: 1/8/2010

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Fitness Minutes: 5,418

My Goals:
run a 5k (accomplished)
run a 10k (accomplished)
run a half-marathon
be out of the 200s
be a one digit size
sleep 7 hours a night (accomplished)

Races I want to complete
this year:
Jingle Bell Run 5k-Dec 9th
Some 10k in January :)
Love Em or Leave em 5k-Feb 9th
Hot Chocolate 5k or 15k-March 3rd
Bridge to Brews or Race for the Roses 10k in Portland in April 14/15th
Seattle's Best 15k--May 17th
Rock n' Roll Half--June 22nd

My weight goal for the rest of 2012 is to get under 200 lbs--and preferably, to more than get under 200 lbs and get to 184--which gets me out of the obese category and into the overweight category :)

243 Current Weight
235 (8): 3%
230 (13): 5%
225 (18): 7%
220 (23): 9.5%
215 (28): 11.5%
210 (33): 13.5%
205 (38): 15.6%
200 (43): 17.6%
195 (48): 19.7%
190 (53): 21.8%
185 (58): 23.8%
180 (63): 25.9%
175 (68): 27.9%
170 (73): 30%
165 (7

My Program:
Tracking calories
Exercising--
JM & BLWLY Videos, running, bicycling, walking
Keeping spiritual life in tact
Sleeping at least 7 hours

Other Information:
"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live"
Dorothy Thompson.

"the aim of life is to live and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware"
henry miller

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
10/24/2012 8:38:29 AM

"Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long.
Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals.
No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders.
How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come."
-Og Mandino
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Wishing you a great day of progress, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect....just do your best, and start over as many times as you need to. As long as you never quit, you will make progress!
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Thanks for the add!
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8/14/2012 3:00:09 PM

Thanks for you comment on my blog. I've missed you!



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FINDYOURSPARK
8/10/2012 12:21:28 PM

Thank you for the kind words! I'm adding you back :) Look forward to getting to know you and your journey! Have a fabulous weekend!



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