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10,000 minutes..

Friday, December 31, 2010

I know many many people will surpass 10,000 fitness minutes this year, and I hope I do next year. Correction - I WILL exceed 10,000 minutes next year.

This year though, I'm tickled that I've hit this milestone today, the last day of 2010. What a great way to end my year.

It was cold and crisp and clear this morning, so I decided to head out to the golf course for one last run this year.


It was a fabulous day and I was so happy to be out on the trail again. I did my five minute walking warm-up, then took off doing my run 1 min./walk 1 min. It was so cold, it hurt to breathe at first, but that eased up eventually. I finished the 2 mile loop in 30 minutes. My best ever. Then, I did the unexpected. I sent Bill a text that I was going another 2 miles, and I'd be later than planned.

And I ran 2 more miles. I was only going to walk the loop, but I felt good, so did the 1:1 run/walk all the way through. This time I finished in 32 minutes, and I couldn't have been happier! It was that same bouncy, I can do ANYTHING feeling I had after the Jingle Bell run. Completely awesome!

When I got home, everyone was awake (they weren't when I left) and mostly ready for the day. I logged my run, and realized I was 49 minutes shy of breaking 10,000 fitness minutes. I could def. do that!

Mom volunteered to get dressed and go on a walk with me. WooHoo the family's going to help me break through! Kristan dressed as well, and we set out around the neighborhood.


The wind was howling around us, so rather than going my usual 3 mile route, we cut it short to 2 miles. 36 minutes down, 13 to go LOL

I rounded out my efforts with hip flexors, reverse crunches, lying leg raises, and back extensions. Nothing like a little ST to finish off the day, eh?

There. I've done it. The number seems incredible to me, although so many of you have so much more. I'm thrilled, not only with my own efforts, but also with my family helping me achieve this at the last.

Kristan has signed up for SP as well, and we've been going through the site, checking out the features and helping her learn how to use the trackers (she has some really yummy items on her SP provided menu LOL).

We're going to enjoy a small buffet-style dinner tonight with a few indulgences, and try to stay awake to see the new year in. Even if I'm not awake for it LOL I'm looking forward to 2011. Guess how I'm going to celebrate it tomorrow?
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Happy New Year, everyone!!
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BIGMAMAT 1/3/2011 12:12AM

    Soooo proud of you Candy! It's very hard to go out there in the cold!! You go girl!! emoticon

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 1/1/2011 7:37PM

    Candy, that is such an AWESOME way to end 2010! And what a high to be on to ring in the new year! It's so nice that the family helped you along the way at the end. That will be a memory you'll never forget. I can't wait to see what you will log in 2011, and how many more races you'll have under your belt by the time 2012 rolls around (and the belt will no doubt need tightening because you won't have a roll to fit it around!). I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm SO proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROBBIEMARIE 1/1/2011 4:20PM

    AWESOMENESS abounds! I am so proud of you for finishing so strong and beginning the new year with tons of enthusiasm. You truly are spreading the spark and setting your world on fire.

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KASHMIR 1/1/2011 1:27PM

    Way to finish 2010 strong!!! you Rocked it for sure!!!

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BEAR2009 1/1/2011 11:08AM

    Congrats!!!! What a wonderful achievement, made even more special by having your family's support and encouragement!
Here's to an even better year in 2011!

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ANNESYLVIA 1/1/2011 10:00AM

    Way to Go! How lovely that your mom and daughter supported you by being by your side. That is wonderful. I am guessing your are running today? That was a lot of minutes for someone who started with the year half over!

YOU FINISHED 2010 STRONG!

Anne

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GAYEMC 1/1/2011 12:50AM

    Way to go Candy! I'm so happy to have met you and can't wait to see you again soon. You are such an inspiration with your humor and determination. I hope you and Bill have an amazing 2011!
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GAYLEP67 12/31/2010 11:11PM

    Candy, you have been a true treasure and I was so lucky to find you here on SparkPeople this year. I am so proud of you and your many many accomplishments. You have the BEST can-do attitude and your drive to secure your 10,000 fitness minutes by the end of this year is proof positive. I think it was fabulous that Kristan and your Mom were by your side to support you in achieving that goal. So nice!!

I wish you all the best for 2011 and look forward to seeing where this journey takes us!

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HANSRICO 12/31/2010 8:21PM

    Congrats on 10K minutes! Woo Hoo!

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HEALING_LORI 12/31/2010 8:13PM

    Congratulations on making 10,000 minutes Candy!
You are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I'm so excited to read your stories and now that you've added pictures, it makes them more inspirational! You are one special lady and I wish you nothing but the best in 2011! I look forward to reading more of these amazing stories in the new year! Keep it up! and guess what??? I went out and bought myself brand new "RUNNING" shoes today AND the "SPARKBOOK"!!!

HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

Lori
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MRSBENNETT2 12/31/2010 7:16PM

    Wow Wow Wow! Now THAT is dedication! You are a real inspiration to me.
I would welcome a walk in the cold temps. Today we are having the hottest day yet this summer and it was too hot and humid even at 8am to have a really productive walk. Blech.

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KAREN42BOYS 12/31/2010 7:12PM

    look at you glowing with your accomplishment! i wonder what all you'll accomplish in 2011?

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SWEETMOMMY41 12/31/2010 7:06PM

  congrats on reaching 10,000 minutes! that is fantastic news! happy new year and have a fabulous 2011!

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Happy Holidays and thank you SparkPeople! 7 1/2 months, 50 lbs gone... w/ pics!

Monday, December 27, 2010

I've waited for what seems like a very long time to create this particular blog.

Thanks to SparkPeople, my family, my Spark-family, and my own stubborn determination, I have created a healthier life for myself, including quitting smoking and losing 50 lbs in the last 7 1/2 months.

This time last year, I was sad.. miserable really, and trying to put on a good front.


Not anymore.


Last year, I could not wear my wedding rings on my left hand properly, and I tried to hide myself away as much as I could.


Now, my wedding rings are loose, and I take pride in how I look.



I'm a goofball, yes, and that has helped make this journey, a journey that can be hard and makes for a long struggle sometimes, much more bearable and fun.



The morning I woke up to discover I had finally lost 50 lbs (Christmas Eve in fact), I took it all in stride, and headed for the treadmill. It wasn't until I was in the midst of my run - yea, I run now. No really, I do, I haul my bootay along and wrack up the miles, slowly but surely - I realized "I've lost 50 lbs, and I never thought I'd do it" and I got all weepy and teary-eyed. Whether you're a runner or not, you know crying while you're trying to do something makes it that much harder LOL I dried up the waterworks long enough to finish the run, and head back upstairs. Bill was awake by then, so I told him that I had finally lost 50 lbs. This has been a big deal, a big milestone number for me, and just telling him that simple statement, I started crying again. Ninny LOL

I'm proud of me. I'm proud of my accomplishments. I know I still have a LONG way to go - 70 more lbs in fact. It's not easy, it's not quick. But it IS worth doing, and it IS something I am committed to accomplishing.

Thank you, SparkGuy, SparkPeople, and SparkFamily! Happy holidays to all!

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BAILEYS7OF9 1/12/2011 11:54AM

    Another GREAT blog!

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GAILEBEE 1/11/2011 8:58PM

    You are my hero!! You look amazing and I'm sure that amazing extends to how you feel too. Keep up the great work. I know you can do it!


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BBGYRL4 1/3/2011 6:30PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss. You look great!! Keep up the great work!! emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 1/3/2011 12:14AM

    You look amazing Candy! So proud of you!! congratulations on making your 50 pounds gone! Woohooo!!! emoticon

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ROBBIEMARIE 12/31/2010 10:11AM

    emoticon beyond emoticon You look fantastic! Merry Christmas to you!

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HOLLYL7 12/31/2010 9:57AM

    You are such an inspiration!! I can see that your dedication to your program is netting you great results, and it inspires me to take things to the next level. Awesome pics!! emoticon

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AMYSNEWSPARK 12/28/2010 9:10PM

    Wow! What a transformation! You look amazing! Thanks for sharing your story. It is inspiring!

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KAREN42BOYS 12/28/2010 4:15PM

    sitting here grinning! you running determined 50 pound losing woman! you have changed your life!

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TIGGYWINKLE1 12/28/2010 12:46PM

    So wonderful - you must feel so much healthier. Congratulations - keep up the good work - whatever you are doing, its working.

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TIGGYWINKLE1 12/28/2010 12:46PM

    So wonderful - you must feel so much healthier. Congratulations - keep up the good work - whatever you are doing, its working.

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TIGGYWINKLE1 12/28/2010 12:46PM

    So wonderful - you must feel so much healthier. Congratulations - keep up the good work - whatever you are doing, its working.

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TIGGYWINKLE1 12/28/2010 12:45PM

    So wonderful - you must feel so much healthier. Congratulations - keep up the good work - whatever you are doing, its working.

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HEALING_LORI 12/28/2010 11:17AM

    Candy, CONGRATS!!! I am so very happy for you! You look amazing! Thanks again for sharing your journey with us! I started my running (1 minute at a time) yesterday and was thinking of you! Thanks for being an inspiration and showing me that I can run too! Happy New Years to you and your family!
Keep smiling - It's contagious!
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CANDOTHIS1210 12/28/2010 10:36AM

    Way to go! I can definitely relate to the not knowing if you will ever reach that milestone. That is where I am now. You are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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BELIEVINGINME31 12/28/2010 10:07AM

    You look amazing! You should be so proud of yourself!
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DOWNTOWN02 12/28/2010 9:25AM

    FANTASTIC WORK...wow! I am so happy for you!

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NATTIEMAE1 12/28/2010 9:16AM

    You look wonderful!!! Good Job and keep up the good work!

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ANNESYLVIA 12/28/2010 9:15AM

    emoticon emoticonI know I told you this already, but it is worth saying again. I am so proud of you!


love ya, Anne

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APIRLRAIN888 12/28/2010 9:02AM

    great job! you look happier!

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CHALLENGER15 12/28/2010 6:03AM

    AWESOME!

I teared up when I read about your starting to cry at realizing you had lost 50 pounds! I think that I know exactly how you felt, and believe me, when my scales hit 50 lost, I will CRY IF I WANT TO, as the oldies song says!

This is great!!!!

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NEVERMIND2010 12/28/2010 3:30AM

    Fantastic!

Keep up the good work, and ENJOY the journey.

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ABB698 12/28/2010 2:56AM

    emoticon Your smile says it loud and clear! emoticon

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LEAPINGLIZARDS 12/28/2010 1:44AM

    Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your journey with us!! Keep up the GREAT work!
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FRUITYCHERRY 12/28/2010 1:22AM

    You look awesome! Healthy and confident. :o) Keep it up!

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 12/28/2010 1:00AM

    Honey, you look so pretty! You are glowing! I'm so proud of you, and just think, just 10 more lbs. and you'll be half way to your goal weight! emoticon 50 lbs. is a big deal, and I'm glad you're realizing that, Ninny or not! emoticon If this 50 feels this good, just think of how amazing the next 50 are going to feel. And quitting smoking is no small task either. I can't wait to see your next set of before and after pics. Happy New Year Candy! You're doing this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BELLALUCIA 12/28/2010 12:32AM

    Congrats dear!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 12/28/2010 12:30AM

    Amazing!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 12/28/2010 12:30AM

    Amazing!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 12/28/2010 12:29AM

    Amazing!

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REALLY_ROBIN 12/27/2010 11:05PM

  I am so happy for you! I know exactly what you mean 50 is right there behind a 100 for me...very significant! I'm hoping to join you in the 50 Club at the end of next month! And you did it on Christmas Eve...what an awesome present to yourself! I'm rooting for you all the way! Keep up the great work!! Robin

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ROSH64 12/27/2010 10:42PM

  You look marvelous and you can tell by your smile that you feel great! I have no doubt that you can go the distance. emoticon emoticon
Spark on!

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LMLOPEZ 12/27/2010 10:30PM

    you look FANTASTIC!! look at that smile!! It's pretty emotional when you realize that your work is actually paying off-hard to tell day to day until you put the big picture together b/c you live with and see yourself every day!!
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Keep it up and you will soon see the rest of the weight you choose to lose come off. Enjoy your accomplishment and be in the now as well!!!

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46SHADOW 12/27/2010 9:23PM

    So inspiring!

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GAYEMC 12/27/2010 9:13PM

    Candy, it's the goofball in you that makes you so special. Congratulations on the 50lbs lost. That is so awesome!

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MRSBENNETT2 12/27/2010 9:12PM

    YOu've done so well and come so far in your journey! You look absolutely beautiful and easily ten years younger. Woo-hoo!

Shelli

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AMBERHENLEY 12/27/2010 8:54PM

    Great job and keep up the hard work! 50 pounds is amazing!

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RIGBY31 12/27/2010 8:52PM

    50 lbs on Christmas Eve. How very special. Your hard work, daily commitment is inspiring! Come on 2011 !!

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CLARABRUNNING 12/27/2010 8:32PM

    SOOO proud of you!!! You rocked that first 50 pounds and the next 50 will be the same. GREAT JOB! And you aren't a ninny. There have been a few emotional moments for me during my journey...sometimes I still can't believe how far I've come. Be proud!

Clara

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GAYLEP67 12/27/2010 8:30PM

    I am so incredibly proud of you honey! You have done an incredible job at transforming your life and the pictures MORE than show it! You have one of the most radiant smiles I have ever seen and your new self shows it off so nicely. Congratulations on your accomplishments! I'm looking forward to the pics after the next 70!

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FANGLE 12/27/2010 8:29PM

    Awesome. Keep up the great work!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 12/27/2010 8:26PM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing all the pics. You look fantastic.

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KASHMIR 12/27/2010 7:41PM

    emoticon Way to Go!!!!

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BIGBADMOMMABEAR 12/27/2010 7:28PM

    You rock!!

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    emoticonYou look great!

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So far, so great..

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I'm smiling today. I'm at work, and I'm smiling. Kinda sorta odd, eh?
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I've had the last two days off to spend with my Mom, who arrived way-too-early Monday morning. We've done our first and second round of shopping (the woman is a shopping champion!) and have gotten most of our gifts out of the way, including buying for each other. She sees something she likes, I get it for her, and vice versa LOL It's nutty, but it works.

I've managed to get my fitness minutes in so far. I ran and did core ST Monday morning, I did my kettlebell DVD yesterday morning, and I got up at 4 a.m. (!!!) this morning to run again. We're supposed to go out to eat for dinner tonight, so I didn't want to get home, go down and run on the treadmill, then have to shower to go out, and make dinner much later than usual. I will have to do my upper body ST this evening, but that shouldn't be a problem.

Eating has been going well. We've gotten snacks and treats, mostly on the healthy side, and I'm not having trouble avoiding those that aren't.

For instance.. Costco chocolate chip cookies have 210 cals. each. Now, these are some delish cookies, but I don't want to blow that many calories on one cookie.
Instead, we made whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, and they're 90 cals. each. Yea, a very nice alternative!

Today and tomorrow, I work. I'm off Friday, and my daughter and her boyfriend arrive by Greyhound that morning, and then we're off to the all-inclusive Bailey-clan Christmas Eve gathering at the step-ex-wife's house.

Oh! Lindsay, our middle-child (youngest step-daughter) is pregnant, and just found out yesterday that she's having a boy. We'll have a new grandson (my first baby grandchild) in May.

So yea, I am smiling. It's been a great week so far. I'm balancing everything out pretty well, not going too far overboard in any one particular direction, and enjoying this time with our family. I hope your week is going just as well, and will be just as great!

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GAYEMC 12/23/2010 7:22PM

    You are doing so great. Give your self a big pat on the back. I'm impressed! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 12/23/2010 2:23PM

    Ooooooo, do enjoy the time with your mom. I'm so envious. I miss the days when my mom lived in the US and we could go shopping together. At least you know you will have a gift you want and will actually use if you two buy what the other picks out! And congrats on the upcoming grandbaby! How exciting!

I'm proud of you for staying on track and doing so well during this busy time when there are so many things that keep us from doing our exercise and eating right. Way to go on the chocolate chip cookies! emoticon Out of all the goodies in this world, chocolate chip cookies and brownies are my 2 biggest weaknesses! I'll have to get you to send me the recipe when you have time.

emoticonand emoticon to you Candy. And just in case I don't get back on here in the next couple of days, Merry Christmas! Enjoy your family and your blessings!

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MRSBENNETT2 12/22/2010 7:10PM

    I see why you are smiling! Grandbabies...so sweet! I haven't any yet and want to wait for awhile but still...sweet lil' things aren't they?
Have a very merry Christmas!

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ROBBIEMARIE 12/22/2010 6:26PM

    Wow! I am most definitely impressed! You are doing super fantastic, staying in control and getting in all your fitness. Yup! Quite admirable. Great job. (Soooooooo jealous of that grandchild business!)

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ANNESYLVIA 12/22/2010 5:25PM

    It really sounds like you are having a great week and a smile it required for such a lovely time!

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HEALING_LORI 12/22/2010 4:16PM

    It makes me smile to know that your smiling! emoticon
You see ...... It's contageous.... soooo Thank You for SMILING! I'm glad you are having a great week before Christmas! Cheers! emoticon

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LMLOPEZ 12/22/2010 2:36PM

    Glad to see you are smiling; I wouldn't be smiling at 4am unless I was still awake from the night before :)
Sounds like you have many wonderful blessings!! Nice to see you can keep up with the healthy life changes as you are enjoying. Have a nice weekend and Merry Christmas!!

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KAREN42BOYS 12/22/2010 1:37PM

    DOOOOOOOOOOOOOD, up at 4? I am impressed.

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A good day..

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today has been a good day. Today, I won. I succeeded. I triumphed. And I feel it.

Today, I ate well and healthy. I had filling, delicious, satisfying meals, fruits for snacks, and I'm about to have a whole wheat chocolate chip cookie for dessert - and yes it has been logged already, and I'm still within my ranges.

That's right, that's my nutrition percentages for today. Yay me!

I ran tonight. I did upper body strength training tonight. I felt that good 'ow..ooohyeaaaaa' feeling while I lifted my weights. I felt my knee click, then settle down, as I made my distance. I felt my body respond better to running 1 minute, walking 1 minute, over and over (Galloway's suggestion for someone who runs at my slow pace) than it did to the C25K W4 session. I finished 3.1 mi in 49 minutes, and felt like I could do more, but I didn't. I'll do more on Friday.

Today, I won. I am a Warrior, and I persevered. Tomorrow, I might falter. I might stumble. But today.. tonight.. I'm going to bed, tired, happy, satisfied, and proud of myself.

Spark on!
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ATREAT4ME 12/16/2010 10:47PM

    That is so awesome, Candy! Way to go! Rest well.

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 12/16/2010 8:32PM

    What a fabulous day! I'm so happy for you that you had such a glorious day! You deserve to feel good, and I'm glad you are going for it and reaching your goals for better health. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 12/16/2010 8:32PM

    What a fabulous day! I'm so happy for you that you had such a glorious day! You deserve to feel good, and I'm glad you are going for it and reaching your goals for better health. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROBBIEMARIE 12/16/2010 3:56PM

    You are WOMAN! Hear you ROAR! Nice job on a great day!

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ANNESYLVIA 12/16/2010 3:49PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonI am so proud of you! One day at a time!

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GAYEMC 12/16/2010 2:53PM

    Isn't that just the BEST feeling! emoticon

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KASHMIR 12/16/2010 12:36PM

    emoticon And I'm betting you got a fantastic restful sleep last night too!!!

YAY YOU!!!

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HEALING_LORI 12/16/2010 11:26AM

    Good Job Candy!!! It's a great feeling isn't it?!?! :D Hope you have another good day, and another good day, and another good day....... emoticon

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KAREN42BOYS 12/15/2010 10:56PM

    this is great to document the good days! later on when your old negative self starts complaining how life is always awful, you'll have evidence to the contrary!

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ROSH64 12/15/2010 10:54PM

  Congrats on the great day!

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MRSBENNETT2 12/15/2010 10:46PM

    Good for you! It's good to sweat and work the ol' bod, isn't it?

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The Plan..

Monday, December 13, 2010

HollyL7 had a great blog that brought home a message I needed today.
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
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Up and down.. off and on.. in and out.. yin and yang. Ok, I'm playing with my words, I admit, but still. I've been dithering about, getting serious on one aspect of this lifestyle gig, and letting another component slip. Then I'll flip-flop and buckle down on the slippage, only to find the other side lacking. Well, time to tighten up and bring it all together. Sort of like gently but firmly drawing the laces of a corset tight.. tighter.. to attain the most pleasing affect. Heh. I've had corsets on the brain lately, but that's another blog.

I need to firm some things up, and I'm sharing with YOU for accountability. Especially with the upcoming weeks. My mom arrives for a 2-week visit on Monday, Dec. 20 (next week, YAY!!). The woman can eat. Let's just leave it at that. She out eats my DH somehow, and he packs it away as well. AND I just found out my daughter and her boyfriend are coming home for Christmas. I'm nearly in tears simply typing that, because she's been gone so long! No weeping until I get home!

Anyway.. onward!

Accountability--- Fitness minutes for the week 12/13 - 12/20
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~ Strength training (core) before running - it's the only way I'll be able to get it in, I know myself.
~ C25K W5 - I'm repeating, yes, but it's a good thing. I'm happy with it. 2.5 mi and/or 40 min.

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~ KettleWorx DVD - 30 min - I'm counting this as ST for the day

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~ ST (Upper body) before running
~ C25K W5 - 3.1 mi and/or 50 min

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~ Shred-It DVD - 30 min

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~ ST (core)
~ C25K W5 - 3.5 mi and/or 60 min

Saturday
~ Fit, Firm, Fired up DVD - 45 min

Sunday - rest (I'm building in a possible elliptical workout here if I need to burn off nervous energy)

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~ ideally I'll run, but Mom arrives this day, at 1:30 a.m., so I'm allowing myself to free-float on this day if need be.

That's my fitness plan. Better than "I'll run three days this week and.. uh.. hm. Well, do something else," which is what I've been doing lately.

I'm also going to sit down and get my menu in order for the rest of this week, especially for dinner. Breakfast, lunch, and daytime snacks are fine, but dinner has turned into a question mark, which isn't good. I'll get that organized this evening.

Once they're here, I'll have to work around them, and/or incorporate them into my routine, which I would much rather do. I think I have a chance with my daughter, not so much with my mom, but mom surprises me sometimes, so we'll see.

I feel good. I have it in writing now. I can come back and check off my goals as they're completed. I like that. Good.

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BIGMAMAT 12/14/2010 6:29PM

    Ok my beautiful emoticon!!!

1. I have missed you!

2. loooove that new running pic!!

3. So excited for you! glad your family is coming in for Christmas!!!

4. Love the goals babe!

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DEBBIEKAY1 12/14/2010 8:34AM

    Candy, that is one FIERCE, FABULOUS PLAN! emoticon


HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY YOU ARE SO BLESSED!

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ATREAT4ME 12/13/2010 10:49PM

    Way to go Candy! I love your plan. You will do really, really well.

Having your Mom and your Daughter home for Christmas sounds FANTASTIC! I hope you really enjoy that.

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WALKAWAY 12/13/2010 10:41PM

    WooHoo Friend, Love the plan. Sounds like you are going to have a busy, fun filled family Christmas. WONDERFUL.

I haven't been planning very well lately either. Had about 3 weeks that I did great and now I feel like I'm a fish flopping around not know which way to go. So tomorrow it's back to my focus ~ forward, forward, forward.

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KAREN42BOYS 12/13/2010 9:54PM

    sounds like a plan! go make it happen!

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ROBBIEMARIE 12/13/2010 8:42PM

    What a nicely laid our plan. You can do it and you can succeed. By allowing the success of this greatly planned out week you might feel so good that next week with family you will want to really continue it! Hurray for daughter and hubby coming. Enjoy!!!

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GAYEMC 12/13/2010 8:34PM

    What a great plan you have worked out for the week! I'm not quite so ambitious. How great to have mother and daughter with you for the holidays!

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ANNESYLVIA 12/13/2010 7:30PM

    Good plan....you will do fine. I started a plan several weeks before the Thanksgiving, actually right after Halloween. I added more cardio and strength workouts as well. It has been working for me. I promise myself I would do this routine until the end of the year. I WILL FINISH STRONG! Then I will have to switched it up again or the dreaded plateau will appear!

I am so glad to hear you daughter is visiting. I remember when you blog about how you find out she was leaving. All well that ends well. As for mom, let her do her own thing. Just let her know right up front you will be doing your own thing. Eating right and exercising!! Ask her to join you or step aside so you can watch that DVD!!!

Good Luck!




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HEALING_LORI 12/13/2010 6:56PM

    Great planning Candy! I am SO happy for you to have your daughter home for Christmas! That's what the holidays are about ~ Family and Friends, so ENJOY it! :D emoticon

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BIGBADMOMMABEAR 12/13/2010 6:13PM

    Good plan!How exciting your daughter is coming.

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MRSBENNETT2 12/13/2010 5:39PM

    Yay! What fun to have a houseful for Christmas!
Work up some good healthy menus and you'll be fine.
Your exersise plan sounds good! Go for it!
(I made some fitness vows two weeks ago and promptly aggravated a very old foot injury...sigh.)

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