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Why I've never!..

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

But I have now. Have you??

I just went through and used the Reports to look at my fitness minutes over time, cardio tracking, miles, etc. It's enlightening.

I was kicking major booTAY in June and July. 1700-1900 fitness minutes. Whoo! I was doing the BootCamp challenge at that time, too. Whoa.

Now, not so much. August was a schlumpy month for me, and so was November. I'm doing well now, though. I have nearly half the fitness minutes this month, today being the 8th day, as I had for the whole month of Nov LOL. Yikes. I think I'm going to earn my 1000 fitness minutes badge this month. Good. I did not like not getting one for last month, but that was nobody's fault but my own.

I've never thought of myself as much of a holiday person, but last year and this, I seem to have been bitten by the bug. I have christmas music playing here at work on my workstation. Mannheim Steamroller and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. We might actually have decorations up in the house and lights up outside before Christmas Eve LOL Yay!

I've never thought I'd be the person to yearn to be outside, to walk, to run.. RUN? yea, run, outside, in the air, the brisk, wet, damp, cold air. I'm getting antsy to get outside. I think we're going to have to hit the golfcourse this weekend, rain not withstanding.

Why I've never! But I have now. What about you?
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GAYLEP67 12/12/2010 9:38PM

    Hey Candy! The reports tell pretty interesting stories don't they? I took a look at them a few months ago and every now and again I revisit them.

LOVE Transiberian Orchestra especially at this time of the year! emoticon

I know exactly what you mean about being outside now. It started snowing a few hours ago and even though it's 9:35 on Sunday night and I have a ton of stuff to do, I'm thinking I'll go and walk in the snow!
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KAREN42BOYS 12/9/2010 8:34PM

    oh, i love playing in the reports section here at SP. lots of fun data to mess with!

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MRSBENNETT2 12/9/2010 7:42PM

    Good for you on the fitness stuff! It truly does get to be almost addicting. I've had to take a couple days off because I was pounding my feet too hard earlier in the week and an old injury is threatening to take me down for the count. Dont want that!!
I'm not so much for the Christmas stuff this year. I'd like to do some serious scaling back from here on out and husband is all for it but it might not happen because his girl really depends on routine and tradition. Sigh! I'm trying not to be a Scrooge though.

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GAYEMC 12/9/2010 7:08PM

    I just found that report about a month ago. It's pretty neet! Glad you are getting back on track. Me, I couldn't stand the thought of a 20 min walk in this down pourand then having to ride the bus overpacked with loud highschool kids today so I had DH pick me up. I really wish there was another Jingle Bell race this weekend! And next.

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ANNESYLVIA 12/9/2010 12:19PM

    I would not worry about a few sluggish months if I were you. Because overall you are doing terrific! emoticon

I am glad to hear you getting the Christmas spirit. It is hard for a lot of people to feel jolly this time of the year. emoticon

Wow! You WANT to run outside in this weather! That is truly wonderful! emoticon I am not a emoticon cold weather person. I prefer to exercise home or at the gym. emoticon


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MACILINN 12/8/2010 11:22PM

    Way to go you christmas cheerie! If you do better this mo. than last you will really be one of the few! Dec is the most messed up mo for most. stats say Halloween-New years is the eating season, girl we are doing great! I don't think I have ever lost wt during this time of year, let's crash the stats and do it!

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ATREAT4ME 12/8/2010 10:06PM

    Awesome!

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 12/8/2010 8:24PM

    I think November was a slacker month for a lot of folks, myself included. Not sure what was up with that. I think between the Halloween candy fretting and the countdown to Thanksgiving sucked the motivation out of a lot of us. Here's to not letting that happen in December! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You're a RUNNER!

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NEWHORIZONSR4ME 12/8/2010 7:57PM

    You go girl!

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First 5K Pictures..

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Let's see if I can upload these now after a reboot.

Before leaving home. I've got the Jingle Bell spirit, can you tell?


A side view, which is very important. My ponytail is stuffed up into the curve of this hat LOL I love it!


It was very very windy, so as a precaution LOL I borrowed a set of safety glasses from Bill to keep the wind out of my eyes


Courtney and I before the start.


Bill snapped this one of me as we were heading out.


And here I am coming back, heading for the finish.


Finally, the victorious runners, after the race. Hee!


I've never before wanted my picture taken. I shied away from the camera, not wanting to see or show what I really looked like. Now, yea.. I'm turning into a picture ho', and that's alright LOL I'm proud of my efforts and my accomplishments, and I hope you got a giggle out of my goofy good time with this.

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REALLY_ROBIN 12/12/2010 8:15AM

  Congratulations! I loved the outfit! And thanks so much for sharing the pictures with us.

My daughter and I are doing our first fun run/walk 5K in a week and half. I won't be able to run the whole thing but it's a start! You are such an encouragement!

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RADTRAVELER150 12/11/2010 8:39PM

    It looks like you had a blast!! Congrats!!

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DISNEYPARIS 12/7/2010 6:17AM

    Well done. Love your outfit. emoticon

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ATREAT4ME 12/6/2010 8:43PM

    I love the red and white socks. They are awesome. I love all your pictures. I think you had a blast. Woohoo!

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 12/6/2010 6:52PM

    LOVING this!!! Thanks for posting the pics! When you feel down, come back and read this blog and look at your pics and remember how awesome this feels! I'm so proud of you! Smart move on the safety goggles...that wind can get brutal pretty quickly. So when's the next race??? Love ya hon! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KEAKMAN 12/6/2010 1:00PM

    HUGS!

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ON2VICTORY 12/6/2010 9:20AM

    I totally love the costume. you have so much to be proud of. you have come a loooong way baby! keep rockin'

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INIT2LIVEIT 12/6/2010 6:11AM

    Oh my gosh - you ROCK!!
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GAYLEP67 12/5/2010 10:55PM

    OMG you look AMAZING!!! Your daughter? You look like SISTERS!! I am so incredibly proud of you and I totally love your outfits. Too cute! Thanks for the pictorial...

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2BERUNNING 12/5/2010 9:17PM

    Great pictures! Your outfit is so cute. I am glad you don't shy away from the camera, your accomplishments are WONDERFUL!

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ANNERBEES 12/5/2010 7:56PM

    I LOVE the outfit!!!! LOL Looks like you had a lot of fun with your daughter!!! That is awesome! emoticon

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KIMBANN 12/5/2010 7:43PM

    I LOVE the outfit. You look like you had a blast, which is really inspirational. Someday I will have to try this - add it to the ol' bucket list! :)

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BIGBADMOMMABEAR 12/5/2010 7:02PM

    Great outfit! YOu're looking good!

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WALKAWAY 12/5/2010 7:01PM

    Love the pics, love the elf outfit. emoticonjob.

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ANNESYLVIA 12/5/2010 6:31PM

    emoticonAnd you should be proud of your accomplishments!!! I am!!! emoticon

What a great outfit! Does Bill want to be a dentist? (Rudolph's friend)


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MRSBENNETT2 12/5/2010 4:10PM

    What a cute little elf you are! And now I'm homesick for Portland....

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ROBBIEMARIE 12/5/2010 3:53PM

    A picture ho! I love it. You look like you had so much fun.

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GAYEMC 12/5/2010 3:47PM

    Great pics, love your outfit! So sorry I missed you!

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I ran my first 5K! WooHoo!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

And I want to do it again! LOL

This morning was the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk in Portland OR, and I was a part of the celebration and fun. I was nervous leading up to today, but figured last week I was going to have fun because I'll never have another FIRST 5k.

I'll have to add pictures in later, as SP doesn't want to let me include them at the moment.

I was nervous, but a good kind of nervous. Mostly good. Bill was on the receiving end of my nervousness and I think his patience was wearing a bit thin LOL But, we both survived the morning and headed downtown.

Where I work is just shy of one mile away from the start of the run, so we parked at the office and walked over. It was cold and blustery, but I don't think I felt anything until well after we'd finished. By the time we got to the starting area, they were lining up the kids for the Kids 1K Fun Run. It was so neat to see the little boogers take off racing down the street. How great that they were participating in something so fun and healthy at such a young age. Go kids!

Then, it was a countdown until the adults could start their run/walk. Courtney, our oldest, joined us. She was running as well, so it was great to nervously chitter-chatter with her before the start. Bill was old reliable and held everything we piled on him, from a jacket to phones and cameras and a spare banana LOL

Finally, it was time to line up to start. They had signs up to help line up based on our times. I found the "Over 10 min mile" sign and dutifully followed. Courtney was in the '9-10' group. There were lots of people ahead of us in the faster paced groups, but plenty of people in the 'over 10' group as well. I wound my way through the crowd, picking a spot that wasn't dead last, but not at the front of the group either. I stuck to the right side, hoping I could stay near the curb and allow those faster than me to truck on by as needed.

The announcer counted down the time to the start, and then the horn blasted! Go Go Go! Lots of WooHoos and applauding and cheering! Stop! Shuffle forward. Applaud s'more! WooHoo, here we go! Shuffle s'more. Oh, look, people ahead are starting to run. What have I gotten myself into??? Here we go legs, start running!

I started out well I think. I'd cued up my music to my first running bit after the normal warm up walking section. The thing is, I couldn't find a good pace. My body wanted to go much faster than the beat of the music. I'm sure I looked staggery trying to make peace between my body's attempted pace and the music LOL It all worked out eventually though. I used the music for queues when to walk and when to run.

I walked more than I intended, but I think starting out faster than I should have - and YES I read all the advice not to start out fast, but my legs were determiend to GO GO GO - but I was quick-stepping it when I was walking, and kept on moving moving Moving!

The front runner came whipping back by us, heading for the finish, before we were even at 1 mile. We - those runners and walkers in the general area - cheered for him, and the person hot on his heels as well. It was a very nice route. The river on our right heading out, the city on the left, lots of people spectating along the way. Plenty of people made their way past me, but I also passed others, which felt very unusual but I went with it LOL There was one lady who I kept with pretty consistently. She'd lead, then I'd pick up running and pass her, then slow to a walk and here she'd come. We didn't chat much beyond my telling her I liked her shoes (nifty red Nike runners) but huffed and puffed along together the whole way.

I kept an eye out, and finally there came Coutrney, heading back to the finish, well before I'd gotten half way. She saw me and I saw her and we let out a woohoo and high-fived across the distance and kept going. That was awesome!

The half way point was further off than I'd originally thought, but that was alright. I ran past the 1 mile marker. I ran through the turn around to head for the finish. I ran lots inbetween, especially when little kids ran past me with their parent[s] LOL I did see Gaye and gave a yell, but she was in her zone, walking strong, and I was happy enough to simply have seen her.

It was fun. FUN! There wasn't a step that I regretted. There wasn't a moment that I thought 'I quit' There were plenty of moments that I thought about all y'all, my Spark Family - the struggles you've had, the successes, the ecounragement and support you've given me, we've given each other. You were with me, and the finish line was in sight. I was tired, but knrew I HAD to run across that finish line, and I did. I was thrilled to finish!

Bill and Courtney found me after the finish line. Courtney had finished well before me, and we all knew she would. It was great to find them and hug it out and do a WooHoo dance in the middle of the street. I kept applauding and cheering and bouncing around. I DID IT! My stopwatch said it had been around 45 minutes, and that was my fastest time ever. More awesomeness!

We made our way over to the courtyard where the organizers were passing out bananas and cheese and bagels and .. well, we think they had water somewhere, but we never found it. We did find coffee, and I settled for that because I just wanted something wet. We also found the computers set up to check for your official chip time. Courntey finished around 28 min., and I finished at 45:01 minutes! As the glow of finishing wore off and we cooled down, we headed out again, back to my work building and the cars.

I'm so happy that Courtney and I both ran this. We may not have been side-by-side for it, but we ran it together and it was great to have her support for it. Bill, as always, was such a huge support and my biggest fan, and I am very lucky and grateful.

I think we're signing up for the Valentine 5K/8K/12K Run/Walk. I'm going 5K, Courtney's going 8K, and Bill may be doing the walk. We'll see. Courtney and I have already signed up for the Shamrock run in March! Hee! Now I have something more to look forward to, to train for, to keep striving to achieve. I bet I can beat 45 minutes! LOL

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DISNEYPARIS 12/7/2010 6:24AM

    Great blog. Thankyou for inspiring and motivating me - l need to get back out there.

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ATREAT4ME 12/6/2010 8:48PM

    What an awesome experience. It sounds perfect. I am so glad you had so much fun and how special to do it with your daughter. Perfect!

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 12/6/2010 7:02PM

    Ok, so I guess you need to start working on your cupid outfit for Feb. and leprechaun outfit for March! emoticon I know you WILL beat 45 minutes! Once again, I'm soooo proud of you! emoticon emoticon

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TORTUETOO 12/6/2010 2:18PM

    Way to go! Your first 5k is a BIG accomlishment - congrats! emoticon

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ROSH64 12/6/2010 1:28PM

  What a great accomplishment! I'm so happy for you. I haven't signed up for a race yet. I guess I need to put my "flag in the ground" and commit. Still early in the training and a little scared.

Good for you that you're already planning the next one.

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BUGSMOM211 12/6/2010 1:24PM

    emoticon on your race..Those races always make you want to go faster out the gate then we should. It is hard to pace yourself at first but you will get the hang of it. One race leads to the next, always trying to make better time for a new PR..feels so good!

Nice work!

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PAMINHALF 12/6/2010 1:18PM

  How fun that you can do it as a family. That's my hope is that I'll find one that my family will do with me too.

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KEAKMAN 12/6/2010 12:58PM

    Woohoo! I am so proud of you and so happy for you Candy! You made me cry here on the max, but that's ok - good thing it's Portland!! YOU ARE A RUNNER!


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GAYLEP67 12/5/2010 11:09PM

    Oh Candy! I am so very proud of you and your many accomplishments. It sounds like you had a fabulous time and it's exciting to hear that you're looking forward to your next run. Will you be a cute little leprechaun for the Shamrock run in March?!
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HEALTH4LYFE 12/5/2010 11:06PM

    Way to go on a GREAT first race!! Really enjoyed coming along for the run by reading your blog.
Since running can become contagious, and it seems as if it may have for you, I am wishing you lots of luck as you continue to race and register for the next one. emoticon

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2BERUNNING 12/5/2010 9:15PM

    emoticon So proud of you for running the 5K. It is contagious LOL...I have 7 planned for 2011. Your time was emoticon

Congrats again!!!

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LIZZIEGEE13 12/5/2010 9:13PM

    Way to go!!!! The jingle bell runs are so fun!!! I did one in Birmingham yesterday! And I love that you are already thinking of the next race!!!

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ANNERBEES 12/5/2010 7:54PM

    I am so excited for you!!!! Your first run sounds quite a bit like my first in Oct!! I am just thrilled for you and so impressed you have already signed up for more!!! Guess I better do that!!! LOL CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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KIMBANN 12/5/2010 7:42PM

    I just think this is so awesome! emoticon

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WALKAWAY 12/5/2010 6:59PM

    emoticonYour awesome lady. Congratulations on enjoying your first 5K. Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

I think your doing such an awesome job, keep up the great work. emoticon

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MRSBENNETT2 12/5/2010 4:09PM

    Go you! I so admire everyone with the determination to run! I really loved reading this as it was so full of your pride and well...determination! Yay! I also enjoy how all the other runners/walkers are so supportive.

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GAYEMC 12/5/2010 3:44PM

    Way to go on your 1st 5k. I'm so proud of you! I'm so sorry I didn't see you. I got there a bit before 7:30 and picked up my bib and shirt. There weren't a lot of people then and I looked all over for you. I ended up walking up to McDonalds for an egg McMuffin as I'd left the house without eating. By the time I got back, the place was packed. I watched the contests while keeping an eye out for you and Mina but there were so many people. I too enjoyed watching those little tikes take off and finish. I finally warmed up after I got moving and had to unzip my jacket. Also did a few jogging intervals. I'm so glad it didn't rain! Can''t wait to see more photos. There were some pretty cool costumes. Next time we'll have to arrange a meeting place. Did you ever see Mina?

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ROBBIEMARIE 12/5/2010 3:20PM

    HURRAY!!!!!!!! I am so very proud of you. Your account had me laughing and crying. Love, love, love the can do attitude, especially the 'I'll never have another FIRST 5k.' What a wonderful way to look at it. Even greater, having your daughter doing it with you! How very special. You have a very loving hubby who I bet was very proud of you. I have no doubt you will be running well below 45 next time. I can feel the determination in your words. You have done so well and your body is still thanking you with the ability to do all this SANS THE CIGARETTES!

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SIGNALSELLER 12/5/2010 3:12PM

    I did my first 5k on Thanksgiving, and I loved it. I was definately in the walker side of it, but kept a nice pace, jogged a few times, finished just over 54 minutes. Already looking at doing one Dec 18th.

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PICKANYNAME 12/5/2010 3:08PM

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Let this joy that you're feeling propel you to continue!!! Happy running (because the day WILL COME that you can run the whole thing .... as long as you don't give up)!

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For December..

Friday, December 03, 2010

So.. I'll fess up. I roared.. erm.. RAWWR'd into November, convinced it was going to be My Month! MINE!

It wasn't so much. Oh, it had its highlights. Such as..

It's been 33 days since I've had a cigarette!
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Yay me. I want one, still, now and again, but I want to breathe and be able to run MORE than I want a smoke.

The rest, though.. sigh.
I was going to cross the 50 lbs lost threshold shortly after my 43 birthday (Nov. 8).
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Not so much. In fact, I gained back anywhere from 4-8 lbs last month.

I was going to wrack up 1300 fitness minutes and help Portland beat Seattle in the Spark America Fitness Challenge.
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I fell very short. I only had 850 some fitness minutes.

I was going to consistently lose at least a pound a week for the 3 different holiday challenges I'm a part of for three teams.
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As I said, I've gained 4-8 lbs, due to quitting smoking, discouragement, a small bout of depression, the lost weekend of overindulging, etc. and so on.

Pretty dismal, isn't it? Yea, very.

Oh well. November's over. Lessons learned. I'm moving on. Onward, forward, downward, whatever-ward it takes to stay on track!

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That's me. I know, you're wondering how many flippin' animals I can compare myself to? Let's see, we've had the duck, the zen duck, the fear the fuzzy duck, a RAWWRing dino, a grasshopper, and now a turtle.
What can I say, I've got great animal magnetism!
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Ahem.

I'm still going. I'm still rolling along. I'm running Sunday. I'm back on the exercise bandwagon. I'm tracking my food, and I'm eating healthier again. I'm not depressed about not smoking, I'm feeling more positive overall about life and my efforts.

November was the best and worst month of my Spark journey. And it's over. And I'm still standing.

I am FIERCE!

I am FABULOUS!

I am a newbie RUNNER!

I am proud to be a member of ALL of my TEAMS!

I am so happy when I can support and encourage my Spark FAMILY!

I am a WEEPY NINNY and your messages of support and encouragement touch my heart every time!

I am an UNSTOPPABLE SPARK WARRIOR and I will succeed!
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For December....
I will get my cardio in, C25K, consistently, 3 days a week.
I will yoga, elliptical, walk, kettlebell, dvd, etc. on my off-cardio days.
I will eat within my nutrition goals.
I will drink 9 cups of water a day (I've been doing this, this past week, and it's working well for me).
If I get down, or start to struggle, I will ask YOU for help to get back up and keep my accountable.
I will work very hard to weigh only once a week, not every day.

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 12/7/2010 11:58AM

    Let's see...you didn't accomplish all your goals for Nov., especially when you were doing one of the best things you can do for your health, which was quitting smoking. I'd call you NORMAL. It's good to reassess and take stock in what you've done, what you want to do, and how to accomplish those goals. I'm just glad you didn't fall into a depression over not accomplishing everything you want to. As long as it's 2 steps forward and 1 step back, you're still ahead of where you started. I'm so proud of you for quitting smoking. I agree, that's by far the most important goal. And now that you're a runner, you know how important that is. Just imagine how great those runs are going to be after your lungs have had a chance to heal a while.

And BTW, there's nothing wrong with being a WEEPY NINNY. I'll take it over a hardened heart any day!

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AMYSNEWSPARK 12/5/2010 10:29AM

    You are fabulous! I have not done so well myself this month and feeling pretty bad about but reading this helps me realize that we all experience the same things so I will not give up. I will do better this week!!


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ANNESYLVIA 12/4/2010 3:04PM

    In all honesty...the most important goal was met...you stop smoking! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

The team goals are merely to help motivate you into doing a little extra for yourself. Ahem, you did that... you quit smoking!

And now that the 33days of not smoking is behind you, I am sure (I hope) the cigarette cravings (not carvings) will soon be behind you as well. Leaving you with all that focused energy you can use towards your weight loss goals. YOU will be fine even if December is a mirror of November there is always January! (the month I turn 44yo) Listen...this is a journey not a race! A war against overweight and inactive behavior you lost a few battles and won a few. The important thing is you WILL win the war.

Great job in meeting your goal!

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HIPPIE44 12/4/2010 10:37AM

    The smoking goal itself was a major good change, and the fact that you are going to move forward and not give up.

I also think your goals are REAL, and for that you won't fall short.

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ROBBIEMARIE 12/4/2010 8:56AM

    Big deal! So you didn't hit all your goals for November. You DID accomplish one of the hardest things you oculd have set out to do. YOU are a NON SMOKER! Your body is so incredibly happy with you and I suspect it will allow you to reach all your other goals a bit easier now as a reward. I love your never give up and never give in attitude. It is going to take you where you want to be.

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LILLYPILLY24 12/4/2010 3:26AM

    Oh, look at your positives and smile! You quit smoking!!! If that was the ONLY thing you did last month I would say you had an awesome month. I know you're going to do well in December - let's forget the bad-food/less exercise than we planned days of November and press on together into December. We can do this!

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GAYLEP67 12/4/2010 2:14AM

    33 DAYS smoke free?!?!?! emoticon emoticon That's absolutely emoticon

You may not have hit all the goals you set for yourself in November but you're doing a great job overall. You really are. Count being an incredible SparkFriend to so many of us as one of your accomplishments! You have been an amazing support to me and I am so thankful for you.

You ARE unstoppable and you WILL succeed!

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MRSBENNETT2 12/3/2010 10:31PM

    I'm so very impressed you've stopped smoking. That is such a great accomplishment! And as for the rest of it...you've got the right mindset. It's a journey.

Shelli

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WALKAWAY 12/3/2010 10:25PM

    emoticonGlad to hear your moving forward and upward to a downward goal. Together we'll grab our warrior gear and put our best feet forward. Look out December here we go. emoticon

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All aboard! The Jingle Bell Express will be departing...

Friday, December 03, 2010

Sunday morning, 7:45 a.m. PST. If you're going with, let me know! I'll be carrying all y'all along with me, every step of the 5 k, 3.1 mi way.

I'll have pictures because for this run, yea.. I'm dressing up and having fun with it. Our oldest daughter will be running as well. She can run it in nearly half the time it'll take me emoticon and that's alright. It'll be nice to hopefully see her waiting at the finish with Bill, for me to chug across the line.

Gaye, I'll be on the look-out for you. You can probably walk it faster than I can run it, so maybe we can play cat'n'mouse along the course emoticon

Any other Portlanders going to be there? I'm hoping to meet up with Mina again, but haven't heard from her in a while.

I'll file a complete report on Sunday afternoon. I'm already excited! This may be a loooong weekend!
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GAYEMC 12/4/2010 11:41PM

    And I'll look for you. Looks like it's going to be a dry event, woohoo!

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ANNESYLVIA 12/4/2010 2:51PM

    Good Luck!

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ROBBIEMARIE 12/4/2010 8:51AM

    You are going to do great and have tons of fun in the process! Can't wait to read all about it and see some pics!

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GAYLEP67 12/4/2010 1:42AM

    I'd wish you luck but I know you won't need it!! You will do great - just as you've done with everything you've set your sights on. I'll be thinking of you on Sunday and I'm looking forward to the pictures!
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WALKAWAY 12/3/2010 10:26PM

    Can't wait to see the pictures and hear all about it.



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KENK77 12/3/2010 9:47PM

  Waiting for your report! You'll do great!

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