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Almost Half

Sunday, February 24, 2013

On my ticker I'm about 5 lbs from the half way mark. Wow! It's awesome to me to think of how far I've come. I just need to keep going and not get too comfortable, even if I'm shrinking out of all of the clothes I own.

Thursday is my baby's 1st birthday. In my pictures posted here is one of me the day before he was born. I can see that and really think of what I felt like then. It hurt to walk. It hurt to lie down. My breathing was hard after walking across a room. I was miserable. I realize that some of this comes with the territory of pregnancy, but much more of it had to do with the overall weight I was carrying. Now at 70+ lbs lighter I can do so so much more. I'm grateful to be able to do so much.

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HTARIN 2/24/2013 7:56AM

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In the meantime

Monday, January 07, 2013

Well my last blog was dated June of 2011. The weekend after the 4th of July I found out I was pregnant. In late February, I gave birth to another boy. Life has been crazy, as you can imagine. So my weight loss went out the window. In June I started over. So here I am. luckily already weighing less than I have in 8 years. I have a long road ahead of me, but I have another reason to make the journey.


1/3 there

Monday, June 27, 2011

It's been a long time coming, but I'm 1/3 of the way to my goal. It's taken over a year, with ups and down, mainly due to me turning to food for comfort. I'm glad I've made it this far, but know I still have my work cut out for me.

I had to stop the walk/jog a 5k program for now. It's just too much on my poor knees. I want to try again in about 40 lbs. Then I think it will be much more feasible, as will running. For now, I'm back to walking through the neighborhood, which is fine. I've been doing my roughly 1/2 hour walks every day (with Sunday as the exception, played with my son as my activity instead). I've been using the iMapMyRun app on my cell, which uses the GPS to map my run, and keeps time for me. It's a good motivator, to try to beat my best MPH every time. I did pretty well this morning - up to 3.43 miles per hour. Considering the hills around here, not bad at all.

I can do this. I know it. emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 6/28/2011 6:20PM

    emoticon You HAVE done a great job.

I, too, cannot run for the time being, but I have learned that I enjoy walking. I wish I had discovered what type of activity I enjoy doing when I was your age. emoticon

Spark on!

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Plan to Walk/Jog a 5k

Thursday, June 16, 2011

So, I walked a 5k on Sunday. This week I found a plan to walk/jog a 5k. It takes 5 weeks. Yesterday I did my first day and it didn't kill me. Tomorrow I do my second day. I live in a hilly neighborhood, so by the time I'm doing the 5k on a track, it should be easier than my training workouts, since the route will be relatively level. Nothing like trying to jog 1 minute uphill. My side hurt a little after that.

So far so good. :)

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CHALLENGER15 6/17/2011 6:38PM

    emoticon This sounds like a goo d plan!

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    CONGRATS! keep up the great work ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Chapter 2

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Just finished. I guess the biggest difference in this book and the way I've lived my life is that I get tunnel visioned on ONE goal. I finally got my Bachelor's two years ago. It's like I just put a check by that item on my list. Next up is losing weight. But I do think now that my overall happiness is tied to more than one goal at a time. I haven't yet, but writing a full list of goals will help, at least I think.

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MAGGIELOU59 6/13/2011 1:25AM

    Goals will definitely help, just don't beat yourself up if you don't always stick to them. Start over. We're all doing this one step at a time. emoticon

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