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My 1st 5K ... sort of ...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wow ... it's been awhile since I've written anything. Guess I was off track longer than I thought. The good news is that I'm BACK! I feel strong and determined and have a couple goals! I've just started training to RUN a 5K! I've walked them before, but this time I'm going to run it! I'm doing this with a girl friend and she is motivating me. Through my excitement, I've inspired at least 2 more people to do this! What an exhilarating feeling! I am so excited and can not wait to hit the pavement running! emoticon

  
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CANARYBIRD 3/30/2011 3:50PM

    I'm following the 5K-101 program. You can download the podcasts to your mp3 player and just do what he tells you to do! I love it ... and best of all ... it's FREE! Congrats to you on your 1st & 2nd 5k's!

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JOEY331 3/30/2011 3:44PM

    Good for you! I walked my first 5K two weeks ago, and my second last week, and have scheduled my third for this week. On June 1, I'm starting the "Couch to 5K" (C25K) program so that by the end of the summer, I can run my first 5K. Thanks for your enthusiasm - it helps me reach my goals, too!

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Trying new things ...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

One thing that I typically find myself doing during my weight loss journey, is that I tend to stick with the same foods over and over. Yes, they are foods that I like and I change them as far as how I prepare them, but this time around I'm trying new things.

For example, I bought a funny little veggie called broccoflower. It's obviously a breed of cauliflower & broccoli, 2 of my favorite veggies. Now, I assume I prepare this the same way I prepare it's "brothers" so I'll be doing that tomorrow evening for my dinner. I am going to put this as one of my new goals for 2011 - Try New Things. TNT ... that's one of my new goals! I know that there are plenty of foods out there that I haven't tried due to my fear or just plain ol' stubbornness, but this time its different. I will embark on this new food tasting journey and perhaps come to find a new favorite food. I'm sure there will be some foods that I will never try again ... but for those awaiting my palate ... here I come! emoticon

This doesn't have to be only food related either. As I sit here pondering, I know that there are some workouts that I've wanted to try but haven't, like Zumba and Yoga, for example. Yes, yes ... I know these are wonderful, but I haven't tried them yet. I will add that to my TNT list! Overall I think that this new little goal of mine will serve me well. I'll have to make a list and refer back to it this time next year! I'm sure I'll be amazed!

  


New Year, new goals = NEW ME!!!!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Since the holidays began I've taken a weight loss vacation ... vacation is over! I am recommitted today to get back to my goal weight. I've lost 28 lbs since I started in August and over the holidays I did gain back 3 of those dreaded pounds. This could be much worse, so I am not going to dwell on it. I am just going to focus on losing those 3 lbs as well as an additional 5 lbs for the month of January. I am quite sure that with the right diet and exercise, this will happen for me. I need to stop eating whatever and whenever I want and fill my body with healthy, nutritious foods and only eat when I am hungry. No more cookies, no more chips, no more booze ... I don't eat these things on a normal basis, so it won't be hard to kick them to the curb.

I am ready to be healthy, to succeed and to reach my goals!!! Here we go!

  
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HSTAGNER 1/3/2011 9:29AM

  What a great attitude! Welcome back from vacation. You are off to a great start.

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JAMES870 1/3/2011 8:57AM

  Good luck. Living healthy improves every aspect of your life. You are doing a great thing making sub goals and this is something that everyone with a long term plan should do.It makes attaining it easier.

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JAMES870 1/3/2011 8:56AM

  Good luck. Living healthy improves every aspect of your life. You are doing a great thing making sub goals and this is something that everyone with a long term plan should do.It makes attaining it easier.

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December!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Look out December ... HERE I COME!!! emoticon emoticon

  
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GWCANNON 12/2/2010 9:29PM

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Preparations are underway ...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

As I gear up for hosting Thanksgiving dinner, I am very mindful of where I am with my journey and what I hope to accomplish long term. I am very happy that I am hosting Thanksgiving this year as I will be able to determine what we serve, how it's prepared and of course, how much I will eat. I like knowing that the food I prepare will be healthy and I won't have to guess about what it may contain! Just one more thing to be thankful for! I will not get derailed and I am in control! emoticon

  
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KOSTERRITTER 11/17/2010 3:23PM

    I wish I could host my own Thanksgiving! Instead I have to just bring any healthy dishes & eat something healthy beforehand!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 11/17/2010 3:14PM

    Well said, you are in total control. I like it. emoticon

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