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Brain plays tricks, so record everything

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hey spark

I'm so glad I take pics and record everything

Everything from distance, pace, measurement weight, pics and non scale victories

Only thing I don't have is my body fat for may, still looking for it... Will be interesting to see. I know I wrote it in a blog...only I blog daily lol!

So today body automatically wanted to run 9 min mile!

I burnt out... But glad I have my garmin bc

NOW I KNOW IT IS AN UNSUSTAINABLE PACE

Repeat.....not because I can't run a 5k!!!

These are the kind of tricks ur brain plays!

Also I can't compare my shrink pics

But today the small size 4 could not zip or button!
It did last week!!!

I think, my other 2 pair are fitting better...
SO I M NOT FREAKING OUT

My abs are weird. They shrink top down and waist shrink in!
So leaving a huge pouch in the middle as I lose weight or inches...

Very discouraging if I didn't actually sit an analyze what my body is doing!!

ALSO
I took another pic... Again can't post
It is of my thighs as inwas driving.

I was wearing these shorts I reserve for only INDOOR use
Bc the were tight and gave me a wedggy! And thigh burns

I was swimming in them today! It was like a skirt! I remember filling it all out!

No don't have bef pic, just the after so u have to take my word for it lol.

So......yeah moral of story

RECORD EVERYTHING good and bad!

Your journey will be easier to live with

Spark on

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ROOBEARZ 10/15/2011 11:46PM

    recording does help - and good job w/ the shorts!!

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KAMAPERRY 10/15/2011 2:11PM

    I have that pooch too, but we can conquer it!

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RUNJEWELRUN 10/14/2011 2:54PM

    Good for you, in learning from yourself.
It takes time.
You can do it!

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NATPLUMMER 10/14/2011 1:46PM

    So true!

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6x Hill @ race pace

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hi spark

Sorry no pics ;(
No watch me shrink til wknd too...will take pics tomorrow though

Hubby took computer...and iPad can't add pic or edit!

So.....

emoticon I started off running today.......

At mile .5 hit a wall! Off long run on tuesday...still emoticon sick!

emoticon no problem, interval it! Run walk emoticon

Ok....then I saw the hill!

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I m not in the mood to run emoticon

So why not make this 15 mins worth it emoticon

So I emoticon up the hill!!!!
And I emoticon down the hill!!! Well it felt like that

I was like a emoticon!

At least for 15 min or .5 mile.....6x up and down

Then.....I emoticon back to my car!!!!

Logged in my min and mileage on SP
270 cals burnt

Looked at HRM 400 hahaha!
See what u can do burn extra 150 cal just by emoticon a little harder ;)

When I got home..... emoticon napped

I didnt get that tired doing my 9 miles

Spark on

  
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ROOBEARZ 10/15/2011 11:44PM

    emoticon on that hill!!

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KAMAPERRY 10/15/2011 2:11PM

    Feel better soon!

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BNSUHAS 10/14/2011 12:19PM

    Hills are brutal.. great job! Feel better soon!

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FUNGIRL81005 10/14/2011 12:02PM

    Rest....Then come back and Kick BUTT!!


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RUNJEWELRUN 10/14/2011 10:30AM

    Rest

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WORTHEYMOM 10/14/2011 9:34AM

    Hope you feel better soon! Great job on the hills!

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NATPLUMMER 10/14/2011 9:18AM

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ABB698 10/14/2011 2:42AM

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ECHAVEZ2 10/14/2011 12:29AM

    Get better!

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PRACHI17 10/13/2011 11:19PM

    I felt the same way yesterday didnt wanna run so decided to go for a walk and then did walk run walk run :) ended up busting more calories than my regular run cause I went farther :) . Keep up the good work ,you motivate me !

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MYSPARKLER 10/13/2011 10:42PM

    Way to be flexible. It's always good to have a back-up plan. Nice workout!


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JETERSGAL729 10/13/2011 10:10PM

    Hey I'm sick too! Have been for about 10-11 days already! UGH! But great work on the hills!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/13/2011 9:56PM

    emoticonSorry you are not feeling well. Praying you feel better soon.

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Just want to say

Thursday, October 13, 2011

it is taking MORE than 2 months. to UNDO 2 months DAMAGE!

Keeping keeping on emoticon

  
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ROOBEARZ 10/15/2011 11:43PM

    Important thing is - you're doing it!! Keep up the good work!

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KAMAPERRY 10/15/2011 2:10PM

    Hang in there, it will come!

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ZOMBIEAPOCALYPS 10/14/2011 2:24AM

    emoticon emoticon

(and I love your new background!)

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LARIESHA 10/13/2011 7:14PM

    Keep moving hard work pays off!

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APPLESANDPB 10/13/2011 5:51PM

  Your perseverance is going to pay off though:longer life, better quality of life, better feelings about yourself, better example for your children and better looking too :D. Keep up the AMAZING work!

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MSILVER94 10/13/2011 5:16PM

    OOOOOOooooh do I know, do I KNOW!!!! Keeping keeping on over here too!

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ECHAVEZ2 10/13/2011 2:56PM

    Don't you just hate when reality sinks in just so! Amazing.....what a lesson learned! Now keep on going so it doesn't come back. You can do this! You got what it takes! You have the power within you. Push GO! GO! GO! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/13/2011 12:53PM

    Yep, unfair how that works. emoticon emoticon

The good news is you are getting stronger this go around. You are making changes you can maintain a lifetime.

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LYNNA7499 10/13/2011 12:45PM

  Don't think about the time - just keep working at it or like you said "keep on keeping on"

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ABB698 10/13/2011 11:41AM

    I love how you always keep it real! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 10/13/2011 11:38AM

    It always takes longer to undo....for pretty much anything.

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ONESTUBBORNTART 10/13/2011 11:27AM

    But never fear... you can do it! emoticon

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RUNJEWELRUN 10/13/2011 11:15AM

    Just attack it and don't worry about how long it takes :)

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RADFEN 10/13/2011 11:10AM

    emoticon

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MERISSAJOAN 10/13/2011 11:08AM

    It's all you can do.
Keep on keeping on!
Way to go!
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A-HA Fix Personality Flaws

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

hi spark

been reading ur blogs, had an aha moment!

I Don't want to claim I know YOUR problem, but it made me realize my own!

so I will share mine and u can take away or add ur struggles. so other sparkers can identify when they read the comment!

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well, to FIX we need to IDENTIFY. the FLAWS!

ME?

I was a CLOSET EATER!

yup, looking back...I would wait til I was alone, at home or in car!
or even worst wait til everyone is SLEEPING!

And pull out my stash!
I say STASH BC I literally hid it!


IDENTIFY The BEHAVIOR

well, I "KNEW" I had the issue
but it took my hubby in my 2 months away from SP.

I got sloppy, he said WHY BOTHER WORK SO HARD. IF U ARE GOING TO EAT LIKE CRAP!

SOLUTION

not saying it works
but my low sodium has curbed it!
I don't want it!

I don't want to feel sick!

and running makes me TIRED so I Sleep not look for food at night!

lol simple no?

OTHER FLAWS & SOLUTIONS

1. POWER of SUGGESTIONS.

I was a sucker for pics of food! I order from pictures on menu! I MAY NOT WANT IT, but it looks so good!

SOLUTION : daily torture from sis FB Foodie posts. I mean a whole year!
YUP...can look at food pic and be EH!

2. ALL OR NOTHING

well, yeah That was a whole blog, thank you for pointing it out!

SOLUTION: work in progress


3. CAN'T MULTITASK

this is Not a flaw, but understanding this helps.

so...focused on exercising last yr! no brainer now
today ... with fitness like getting dress focus on EATING!

ITS A LONGER JOURNEY, But its lifestyle change!

and I like to focus on ONE Thing!
running!
doing p90x and running drove me bonkers BC I can't commit to both at same time!

but if I think of it as cross training its easier.


SUGGESTIONS:

Now for some flaw I see in others and my feeble attempt to suggest solution.

1. Great starters, bad follow thorougher!

this is a SPARKER that is great at sparking the fire and initiating. she gets all excited about the NEW and come week 2 she struggles!

solution? maybe try new weekly challenge! or do 1 wk of a program and switch to another on week 2!

ex. p90x
is the variety in the program enough to keep u interested?

or

is it just the idea of doing p90x is boring?


2. SELF DOUBTER

this is a SPARKER that psych herself out before she starts!

Solution? TRY it! give it 1 min! if u hate it move on!

3. HATE CHANGE

that's me! This SPARKER could probably do great things but so scare of changing what she knows!

SOLUTION? EDUCATE yourself! then it wont be new! that is how I ran, eat right p90x. reading all ur blogs! gathering data, recording my own data!

4. PUT YOURSELF LAST

me too! dress my kids, fed my kids, make gourmet for hubby, me a slob and eat crap?

SOLUTION? make time, u r important too! and it can become addictive, beware of me! me! me!


OK WHAT ARE YOUR FLAWS?

ok I ran out of ideas ...share yours

spark on

  
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AFITONE 10/13/2011 11:03AM

    great blog...my flaw? stress and emotional eating...I know what I need to change but haven't been doing it consistently...so perhaps that's my other flaw...lack of consistency :)

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KINSBAILE 10/13/2011 10:14AM

    Not being aware of the numbers. I just recalculated food this week and SODIUM is way over the amount I imagined.

Friday night Buffalo Wild Wings and beer night.

I can't do it EVERY Friday.

We're getting our acts together! :)

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KAMAPERRY 10/12/2011 11:00PM

    Emotional eating here too!

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LOOZINITNOW 10/12/2011 9:31PM

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NATPLUMMER 10/12/2011 7:20PM

    Flaw: emotional eating

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ECHAVEZ2 10/12/2011 4:15PM

    You got me pegged! Life seemed so simple when I had smaller children at home that I catered to, kept busy naturally, maintained a healthy garden that I worked in regularly and ate from consistently, took them to their practices and athletic events, got up and walked 2 mi daily before beginning the catering process and living life fully for my family and kids, while weight was NEVER an issue. Now that they are all adults and all birds have left the nest, I simply can't find myself doing it all for me. The metabolism has slowed and I can't seem to find worth in doing it just for me. I begin with a bang, feel the sensation of accomplishment, and then when I feel real good, I encounter an event, such as beginning to date again, and all the good vibes start tumbling,....one by one and I don't get a solid grip. I simply allow it to roll along beside me and drink up another Dr. Pepper or two to make me feel good. What a break! It's insane! It's work in progress and I wonder when I'll stop the rollcoaster ride and get off and pursue the fab me that really exists. Makes me wonder if I'm in this battle alone.

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-CORAL- 10/12/2011 2:34PM

    My flaws:

1. Lazy. Procrastination.
2. Peer pressure gets to me too easy (for drinks, etc)

I'm working on it.

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CURVYDIVA86 10/12/2011 2:22PM

    This is a great blog! Self-awareness is definitely the key to success. You can only change if you know what needs fixing, right?? Right!

I think my issue is that I can commit to something whole-heartedly and I stick with it for awhile, but when I start seeing good results, I get complacent and start slacking. Then it's hard to get back on track until I really hit rock bottom and get motivated to commit whole-heartedly again! That's probably why I've basically maintained this year... I've lost and re-gained the same 5 pounds about 3 times!

Anyway, great post. Lots to think about! emoticon

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FUNGIRL81005 10/12/2011 11:01AM

    That is me......I think you got ME figured out......Thank You for being Real!!! Just when I get confused and think why try?? Why not me??? I got to change my mind set now....and say Why NOT ME????

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BNSUHAS 10/12/2011 10:32AM

    Very informative! Thank you:)

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RUNJEWELRUN 10/12/2011 10:27AM

    Good job!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/12/2011 10:03AM

    My biggest flaw is emotional eating. My solution is to keep healthy choices in the house and am still working on the emotional part. emoticon

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Eating for 2...not the human kind, the Marathon kind

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

hi spark

LOL marathon baby will be born in 32 wks ;p

meanwhile, i must nurse her well and feed her ;p

thanks for the awesome info in my last blog!

Trying your suggestions ;p so far so good... will blog more when I have more data ;p

9 miles today in 1:51
7 miles nonstop, 2 interval ;p

FUELING

PB sandwich BEF

20 oz gatorade during

2 bottle of H2O after

PB sandwich AFter, 2 cups of grapes (in car)

Protien wrap (whole wheat warp with 1 egg + 1 egg white + jumbo Shrimp ;p)


so far so good........

next few hours in the car....going to put more grapes and another PB sandwich!

1130 cals toasted today!!!!! sp says 700 lol

spark on

  
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JOYFULSPIRIT920 10/12/2011 7:16AM

    Sounds like a great run :)

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ABB698 10/12/2011 12:15AM

    Glad it's working for you! emoticon

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ROOBEARZ 10/11/2011 10:58PM

    Sounds like a great plan!

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SEEHOLZ 10/11/2011 8:49PM

    Cool!

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RUNJEWELRUN 10/11/2011 8:28PM

    Good for you!

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DESYACV2 10/11/2011 5:38PM

    wow you are training for a marathon, you are my inspiration. hopefully I'll be able to do that one day.....

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-DYET- 10/11/2011 5:09PM

    I am thinking of planning for a marathon. You are so inspiring!!

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KAMAPERRY 10/11/2011 3:03PM

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KEK_KEISH 10/11/2011 2:48PM

    emoticonnews!!

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MARYMO22 10/11/2011 2:46PM

    glad you got it sorted out - and super well done on your run

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KINSBAILE 10/11/2011 2:38PM

    You rock!!!!

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LARIESHA 10/11/2011 2:21PM

    Good job! You have to fuel your body when you are in training. Keep it up!

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FRENCHIFAL 10/11/2011 2:18PM

    Good for you! You've got to give your body that healthy fuel it needs to be able to do it! emoticon

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CURVYDIVA86 10/11/2011 2:11PM

    Sounds like you've got this figured out!! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 10/11/2011 1:56PM

    YAY!!! Peanut butter sandwiches are great for fueling before and refueling after a long run :-) Well, they're great anytime...who am I kidding ;-)


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