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no pain, no gain?

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Oh how true this is!! The more physical pain I'm in, the more I gain (in weight because I eat). I am trying to watch what I do, just doesn't always work. I know how to do all this, but am still lacking basic motivation to put everything into daily practice. Why do I fight this all so hard?

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ZANYGIRL1 11/9/2014 1:34PM

    It is so hard to stay on track when you're recovering from an injury. I know you can do this, but you need to believe it also!!! emoticon

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OPHELIE 11/8/2014 6:20PM

    I am lacking the motivation too lately, and trying to "find a way back in". The intentions are always good when I get up, then, as the day progresses, I let obstacles block me. Hopefully you and I can break through soon!

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What I did after

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Back in August, I had a freak accident at work. Pivoting out of a truck, I lost my footing and fell. The result was a broke bone (my first), couple of very large bone contusions, tendonitis through the bottom of my foot, and a lot of torn ligaments. Needless to say, my foot is a mess. Crutches, moon boot, PT, and a lot of ice its still nowhere near healed. I got more depressed than I normally am, mostly because exercise has always been a form of medication for me. And I quit caring about what I ate. I have put on almost 17# in 9 weeks!!!!!! I can only do recumbent bike at the gym, I can't hike, not allowed to do weights, and still not eating right. I am working on getting my eating under control, but it is so hard when I'm not happy and have no motivation. Times like this is when I wish I wasn't always alone. What I did after the fall is making this whole thing harder than it ever should have been...

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ZANYGIRL1 11/7/2014 6:56AM

    I'm sorry to hear that the foot has caused so many problems for you. Sure hope it heals up quickly! You can do this Becca. Having a bum foot certainly doesn't help, but you have to take it one day at a time, do what you can, and STAY FOCUSED. I believe in you and I know you will come out of this a "winner"!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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KAYDE53 11/2/2014 6:49PM

    That is too bad; I had the same momentum going last fall when I had to have rotator cuff surgery. Knocked all the motivation out of me too, slowly getting it back. Sorry to read about your foot, that sounds like a doozy of a break. Hope it heals back quickly..take care!! emoticon

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No idea where this came from...

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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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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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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LKS2GAB2 2/9/2014 2:12PM

    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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KAYDE53 2/7/2014 12:07PM

    You're doing an emoticon job!!! Good for you!! emoticon emoticon

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