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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I didn't get to the gym today.
I worked (and up a sweat at work).
I went to dinner and had hot wings and a deep fried burger.
I decided that it was perfect weather for a run/walk.

So I set out for my walk. Decided to give it a little lite jog since I haven't done really any running training since injury last summer.

Lite jog turned into a slow run. And I went....and went...and went. Now normally I get quarter mile or so in and walk a hair or two, then start back up. NOT TONIGHT!!! Went and went and went....

I ran my FIRST ever full mile....not only can I mark that off my goal board, but I can mark times off too!!! I did it in under 13!!! 12:59 to be exact.

I thought I was gonna die...heavy food right before going out sucked, but the fact that without overly trying I accomplished so much too!!!

Wonder what happens if I was better prepared to do it.

Guess we'll find out at my next run!!!

  
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BBORDEN86 4/9/2014 10:50AM

    Awesome job! Keep up the good work. :)

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JLAMING263 4/9/2014 10:41AM

    now, Keep at it!!!

I do not mean to diminish you achievement, in the least, but, you now need to keep it up. You can do it. for years, I had starts and faiure. The thing I did not do, was keep on, keepin on. emoticon emoticon

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ZANYGIRL1 4/9/2014 10:09AM

    That's AWESOME Becca!!!!! Good luck on your next run, you will do GREAT!!!!!

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JTREMBATH 4/9/2014 3:49AM

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SUSANBEAMON 4/9/2014 1:07AM

  good for you. you did it. keep it up.

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MARXELLA 4/9/2014 12:54AM

    Stay positive! emoticon

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I DID IT!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

So much has happened since my last blog!!! Like my entire life is upside down, backwards, crazy, and I couldn't be any happier!!!!

I will start with 2/21....I got fired from my job of almost 13 years. I loved my job, but I worked sometimes up to 85 hrs a week. I have always thought of myself as a happy person, til my friends kept saying that I am so much happier now. I am also realizing how much of LIFE I have missed out on in the last decade and a half.

So, on to what I have done.

I have had one bad habit for the last 23 years. I smoked. I tried pills, patches, gum, cold turkey, everything short of laser to quit. because everyone else wanted me to.....but it never worked. I finally decided to try a different way. and on 3/18......I QUIT SMOKING!!!!!!!! I am beyond proud!!!
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Then, 3/29, I finally did my first official 5K. I didn't run all of it, had a bunch of friends that joined me. And it was a fun run....and fun it was. I can't wait to do more and actually start racing in them!!! emoticon emoticon


I haven't been super trying to meet my weight goals. Doing more what feels good rather than a set program. I know I could be doing better, but heart not been super in it. But, this morning, I stepped on the scale like most mornings. And after 2 months...she loves me!! I met another one of my mini weight goals!!! emoticon


Other things are slowly falling into place, only thing I am missing now is a full time job/career. But I am working on that, and for the first time in almost 5 years, my mood is a 10+ when I wake up, and I am truly happier than ever!! I love waking and seeing what each day holds now!!!!

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OHIOTRUCKERMOM 4/10/2014 6:28PM

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 4/4/2014 6:22AM

   

Way to go with giving up the smokes, it's not easy I know but it's amazing how much better you feel after the first few months.

You'll get a job soon, I can't imagine someone with such a positive attitude not getting one soon emoticon

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ZANYGIRL1 4/3/2014 9:03PM

    Becca, I'm SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!! And I know you will find another job soon. Congrats on the run, that's fantastic!!!!! I'm sure you will be doing a lot more of them. Enjoy your life sweetie, you deserve it!!!!!!!

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KAYDE53 4/3/2014 4:50PM

    emoticon on quitting smoking; that's tough to do!! Glad your life has had so many positive changes!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JLAMING263 4/3/2014 12:51PM

    Keep it up!!!

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met #1

Friday, February 07, 2014

My goal board caused me to divide up my goals into baby steps. My weight was divided 12 ways.

I met first one yesterday morning!!!! Kinda awesome when I can start checking things off!!! And today I will go for my reward. :)

And I did sign up for the Cosmic Run March 29, so that will be my first official 5K and another check off my board!!!!

So far this year I am down 13.4#. I know its coming off fast right now, but it went on fast too. I know its gonna start getting harder when I reach my trouble zone lol.

Hope y'all have a great weekend!!!!

  
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COMPUCATHY 2/10/2014 9:21PM

    I usually experience a fast drop at first and then it slows down, too. I compare it to digging in the dirt...where the top soil comes off easy...then you get into the harder, packed down dirt that you have to work at. Congrats! You're doing GREAT! Keep up the good work! Glad you are meeting your mini goals! Fun! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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    Enjoy every poung lost. emoticon emoticon

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NCREMEENS 2/7/2014 8:22PM

    Awesome job! Way to go reaching your 1st goal! emoticon I'm planning on doing a 5k this spring/summer as well.

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TWEETIBEAR 2/7/2014 7:27PM

    Keep on keepin' on! When you do well, you motivate us who have a long way to go!

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What 50# down looks like!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

So ok, pic is actually only 45# down but a perfect comparison since its the same pic. I can't believe I used to carry around an extra bag of dog food with me everyday. And can't wait til I get the next bag of dog food gone!!!!



I just realized its wrong date on the fat pic, should be 10/10.

  
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ZANYGIRL1 1/28/2014 8:31AM

    emoticon Looking good girl!!!!!!!

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NCREMEENS 1/27/2014 11:15AM

    emoticon Looking good!

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BBORDEN86 1/27/2014 10:16AM

    Great job! You can definitely see the difference. Keep up the good work!!!

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Something clicked...

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Made my goal board....and I did it!!! Met one of my goals today!!! I have been wanting to do a 5k since I couldn't last year. A friend told me about The Color Run ( thecolorrun.com ).....I posted it on FB. But its pricey and another friend suggested the Cosmic Run. (Can't get link to post). And my friends decided to join me!!!! So far have 4 going with me!!!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!

I walked into my gym today (Golds Express) and they have had signs up for a 12 week challenge. And I joined!!!!!!!

So I hopped on the Arc Trainer, typed in my favorite program, upped the level, and pounded out my 45 mins and didn't realize I was done.

I am sooooo pumped right now!!!! I feel on top of the world. I want to keep this going :)

  
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NCREMEENS 1/26/2014 9:47AM

    Awesome! Things are just falling in to place for you!

5ks are so much fun - I've only every done one, and my mom did it with me, which made it more fun!

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