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Sunday, July 12, 2009

I am always amazed at my husband's leadership abilities

I told someone the other day that my husband is my hero

Today again he has amazed me...he called me to share an event

You see my husband is a Staff Sargeant in the Army reserves

He was on active duty before the reserves

His integrity was challenged and he showed strength through it even though we suffered for years and actually still do

He teaches and encourages all his soldiers to be a soldier but where some leniency is needed he gives it, but sometimes he has to be hard and he doesn't like it, he consults with other leaders, and if the hard hand is warranted he goes that route - but he has fewer problems than other Sargeants

He never changes the rules for himself no matter how convenient - and boy would it be nice sometimes

Besides the military

He never calls in sick just because he needs time to do something else, he always tries to work between the other folks and supervisors / managers to make sure things are covered

He always stops to help people that have become stuck on the road

He is the first person to call in emergencies and react at the same time - thank you "jawbone"

When I was in a prayer conference he asked me to pray for other people by name and I fully intended to pray for him because he has been having such a rough time

I could go on and on about him with so many examples but what really makes him stand out is all the bad leaders we are exposed to on a daily basis. And one thing that I just don't understand is how such a good man can be the target of someone's malicious intent when truly bad people are walking around with the king's ransom. hmmm

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ITALY67 7/12/2009 9:11AM

    Not surprising. Good people are usually the target because goodness and coherency is scary for most of the regular folks :-)
Give a hug to your husband. Lucky you !

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Proud of myself

Thursday, July 09, 2009

I took a day off from running yesterday, I thought my legs were just going to die so just did the fast walking inclines - I sure broke a sweat, that thing said I burned like 450 calories.

Today I decided to try to move to the new week schedule, which is what I was supposed to do yesterday but couldn't even get last week's schedule in, and I did fabulously - my daughter started shouting. She has been my helper, making sure I get my timing, encouraging me to keep going, she knows how hard this has been for me. It was great.

But now the question is, was it the break that helped me run today or the fact that I ate everything in sight all day long?

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KAY185 7/10/2009 12:40PM

    I know for myself when I give myself a break.... then I have the "legs" to get my run in... those days I could just run and run.

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ITALY67 7/10/2009 11:17AM

I think that the rest day made the difference, at least it does for me :-)

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Weight is deceptive

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

So today I ran into Sandy

She was on BLC, was on another bootcamp team and then just disappeared

Well I had found out that she was going through some things

So today I was thinking I would call her if I didn't see her at the gym, you see I need nice people like her in my life to counter balance some of the others

And I saw her at the gym

She looked great! Bright, cheery, happy, healthy

But you know what, she says she gained all the weight back

I couldn't tell

It was so nice to see her, made me feel better about not being able to run today

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KAY185 7/9/2009 5:21PM

You're totally right...we can go up and down and still look the same sometimes....that darn scale can be ever so annoying.

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SWIMGIRL 7/9/2009 3:35PM

    Glad to hear you ran into your friend. You're right weight is deceptive. Every time I gain I get compliments on my loss & every time I lose no one notices.

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1 week down

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I ran ahead of schedule, I am on week 2 of the running schedule and week 2 actually starts tomorrow. Week 1 was absolutely no effort so I moved to week 2. Now week 2 has proven more challenging for a few reasons besides the actual running is longer; my allergies have been bad giving me a headache and asthma attacks, my body decided it wanted to have a period this week, and the weather has been a challenge - making the gym most of the time though. Today I pushed the running sprint a little longer than week 2 schedule so that maybe I can move to week 3 tomorrow.

My eating is off, then on, somewhat like a roller coaster and then I get upset about not eating right and I add fuel to the fire. Plus for some reason I am craving sweets. While driving to the gym I was thinking over what I ate today, you see I was hungry and postponing dinner to go to the gym. I didn't eat enough. Then I did my run...I am setting myself up for failure. I need to get this under control.

Now I did do the calcium figures the doc asked me to do....figure out how much calcium you can get through just foods in a day. So I will still have to take one vitamin but no extra calcium - it upsets my stomach too much. I don't know if you all know this but you should spread your calcium out through the day whether foods or supplements. Even if I miss one or two of my foods in the day I will be okay calcium wise.

So I have an exercise plan on paper and I'm sticking to it. So maybe I should just put the whole food plan down on paper and maybe I can stick to it. I used to be able to do it that way but then I got creative and now for some reason creativity went out the window.

Clothes...a constant issue with me
I hate shopping for them
I hate paying for them
I hate growing out of them
I hate shrinking out of them
but most of all I hate trying to figure out what is the right thing to wear

At home I just wear old shorts and my muscle man t-shirt...nobody cares
can't do that at the gym

The other day I stripped off my regular t-shirt because it was bothering me when I was running...I had on my muscle man t-shirt underneath and it felt like everyone was watching me ick!

I need special shirts to run....they must be like real runner clothes at the top so they don't flop around when I run but then they must be like maternity shirts at the bottom so no one can see my stomach LOL emoticon

Man I am tired.

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KAY185 7/8/2009 10:52PM

This can be such a pain in the butt journey sometimes can't it? Hang in there...I know you can work through the hurdles that are thrown at you, whether it be clothes, allergies, asthma.....believe I know...I've battled all of those myself.
I have complete faith in you just don't give up. I think once you become a runner you'll always be a runner....wasn't that you who told me that? Even when I set out just to take a brisk walk, I find myself yearning to run.....who would have ever thought it.

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New Month - New Plan - Day 1

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

So today is July 1st

My dh left today for 4 weeks of annual training (don't believe that 1 weekend a month two weeks a year stuff the commercials tell's almost a second full time job these days)

My plan is to get moving, get tracking, and get back in line, in 4 weeks

I do have a written plan

And I started working it already

Wish me luck

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KAY185 7/2/2009 4:17PM

    Good luck Theresa I know you can do it.

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JODI2321 7/2/2009 2:06AM

    You can do it!!!

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JENNIFERD2008 7/1/2009 9:43PM

  You can do it and we can help keep you motivated and on course!! I am proud of you for planning this out and taking the first step back. WOOHOO

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