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I'm just really happy today

Monday, July 28, 2014

I have a new mattress and peacefully slept all through the night. I normally toss and turn and wake up almost every hour. I feel rested and my my back doesn't hurt! Yaay!!

I'm also very excited to have my boyfriend return home this week. He spend the past 5 weeks overseas with a study abroad program.

I've lost 5lbs this month an managed to keep it off. I'll continue training for the half marathon I'm running and hopefully *fingers crossed*I'll be starting a new job at my local city college in a month!

Good things are happening

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Happy things!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I rarely post on here, which I am going to change!! :)

I signed up to run my first half marathon this November! I've been training slowly, but illness and a minor surgery recently set me back. I'm looking forward to getting back on the horse and finishing!!
I think I have to maintain a 16 minute mile in order to qualify to complete the marathon. I'm shooting for at least a 10 or 12 minute. I know I can reasonably accomplish that much, and it leaves me some time to slow down and pace myself if I need.

I've joined up with a charity for this event and I'm so looking forward to working with them! It's Alex's Lemonade Stand, we're all coming together to raise money and fight childhood cancer.

I've known many people who have been affected by cancer in some form or another and I and eternally grateful for the opportunity to join in the cause.
I even have a cool fundraiser page:

If anyone reads this, I need help reaching out to more people and figuring out how to fundraise. Has anyone done charity runs before?

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FANNYMANSON 7/23/2014 4:55PM

    Good for you! It's nice that you can tie together your charitable work with you health goals!

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A new week, some new goals.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mother Nature paid me a nasty visit this weekend, but I feel so energized and optimistic about my future. I've been making small changes. Nothing huge, because I want to improve my way of living permanently. :)

I've cleaned out my closet and sorted through so many clothes that I will be dropping off at the new Savers that just opened down the street. I realized that a lot of those clothes were from my absolute lowest point during my battle with Anorexia. I was almost 30 lbs lighter. But with my BDD, I never noticed. When I tried to put a skirt on to size up how much I'd have to lose, I realized it would never happen. I have curves and muscle now, I didn't before. I am learning to love them and will not give up my healthy body in order to fit back into those size threes. Never again.

So I packed them all up and there is so much more room left! All these things that fit, that I don't have to pine after. I feel the weight on my shoulders lessening every day. And for me, that is progress.

I am eating right, exercising a little more every week and feel fantastic. I know in the long term, I will see fantastic -Permanent- results, and that is what I am aiming for.

This weekend was good. I am happy. :) I will continue moving forward and making progress.

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WIFE49 9/23/2013 4:11PM

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SETTIMIA 9/23/2013 3:57PM

    well done, keep focused and you will reach all your goals for a healthier way of life.


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It's Wednesday!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Yesterday I went to bed in such a sour mood for a few different reasons. But this morning, after reading a few articles on here and adding a recipe to my page, I am feeling so much better!
I have a delicious cup of coffee, a big bowl of strawberries and a much better mood to help me get through the day. :)

I wasn't able to do my morning routine today, but I'll make up for it after work. I know I'll be feeling much better then.


Starting Anew

Monday, September 16, 2013

It's september. I ended up in my doctor's office multiple times over the year for digestive issues. The moment she began throwing UC around, I freaked out and started focusing on my health more than weight loss. I put my exercising on a hold for the moment. There were days I was in so much pain that I couldn't do anything but curl up and wait for it to pass.

I've been on medication that helped fix my problems and now can go about my normal routines. My diet has drastically changed and I feel much better. The only problem now is throughout this past year, I have gradually gained about 10 pounds. It's not a huge change, but I noticed that a lot of my clothes are tighter and some just don't fit at all.

Now that I'm feeling better and my doctor says I'm ok, I'm ready to start this journey anew. I start and stop all the time. It's awful. There is no way to know if I will stick through my plans this time, but I want to. I want to so bad.

I now have a new, full time job, I've graduated from college, I have no other concerns besides my weight. (And if I could get someone to clean my house, that'd be awesome! ;P)

I'm going to do this again. The right way. The healthy way. And I will not give up this time.

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SUZIPAM1 9/16/2013 12:33PM

    i will pray for your

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MJRVIC2000 9/16/2013 12:32PM

    Jesus said in Matt 11:28, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." God Bless YOU! Vic .

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