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It's a start..

Thursday, April 04, 2013

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Calories
Eaten 1,813
BMR* 2,180
Exercise 673
Total Burned 2,853
Differential -1,040

Now to decrease cals in and increase cals out.
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SEABREEZE64 4/5/2013 5:03AM

    Good job!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 4/4/2013 8:42PM

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And great comments here! Soon you'll be feeling much better and fueling the desire for more good and you won't have to rely so much on luck!

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CARLENLLOYD 4/4/2013 4:42PM

    You can do it!

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GETFIT2LIVE 4/4/2013 4:05PM

    It is a great start, Candy! One day at a time, one choice at a time--sometimes one MINUTE at a time. That's how we get it done.

WOO HOO for you!

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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 4/4/2013 4:04PM

    Great job. Baby steps are best. emoticon emoticon

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HOLLYL7 4/4/2013 2:48PM

    Couldn't have said it better than Really_Robin! There is value in the journey - just keep moving in the direction of your goals =)

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 4/4/2013 2:45PM

    and a mighty good start too!

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REALLY_ROBIN 4/4/2013 11:40AM

  You've got this sis! Remember there is so much more that we are fighting for...it's not just pounds lost and less jiggle...it's keeping Type 2 Diabetes at bay, making our hearts healthier, keeping our blood pressure down, and keeping the cholesterol and triglycerides in normal ranges, and fighting that ever present gravity!!! It's so many things we can't see and it's worth doing so that we have a future worth living! You've got this sis! Let's do this together!

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FRUITYFUL 4/4/2013 10:13AM

    Yes, it's a start....a very good one!

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MSJESSPDX 4/4/2013 10:08AM

    Fantastic! You've got this!

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GINGERHAWK 4/4/2013 9:40AM

    That's a GREAT start - yay for day 1!

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Believe it or not..

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Feeling sorry for myself has ~NOT~ helped me release any weight.
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I know.. shocker, right?
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Rant ahead. You've been warned.
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"Feeling sorry for myself" is the best way I can think of to describe my mindset of late. I'm irritated, irked, p*ssed, over it, rollin' my eyes, shaking my head, snorting in derision and in general - ridiculous.

None of that has helped me maintain my goal of letting go 1 lb a week. I'm off track (completely derailed?) on that front and hope to get back on track once again.

Do you ever get so fed up with yourself that if you were someone else, you'd avoid you like the plague? Not answering phone calls, ignoring text messages, turning the other way when you spot yourself coming down the street? Yea.

Suzie mentioned she and her DH spent some time with us this last Saturday, and it was good to see them again, get all chatted up and wot not. Suz said something that stuck with me and I've been ruminating on it since then.

Consistency and luck - that is what she attributes her success. (Yes, there's more to it than that likely, but nuts and bolts, bare minimum kind of thinking..) Neither of which I've had for quite some time. I haven't dialed in my nutrition. I've all but given up on fitness. I have allowed myself to develop a bad attitude and wonder "what's so wrong with being soft and jiggly, really?"

My biggest issue right now is I. Don't. Want. To.

Period.

I just don't.

I don't mind eating well for breakfast and lunch, even for dinner, but all bets are off after dinner and my mouth-cravings over-ride my better common sense.
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I don't want to constrain myself to eating smart and healthy and actual portions rather than 'some'.

I know I need to move. I need to walk. I have the Rock'n'Roll coming up in May and I need to be prepared. I don't need to go into it half-*ssed as I did last year, and yet here I am. Again.
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I don't want to run, much less walk, or even lift a 5 lb weight at home while sitting on my *ss watching tv in the evening.

Well isn't this nice?
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You know me - I own my faults and failings, and really it's not admirable, it's ridiculous. I've been hiding out for the most part, not blogging because I try really really hard not to lie to you all, so it's easier just to say nothing at all.

Nobody's fault but your own.

That's our family motto. It is, really.

If I say I'm going to reduce processed carbs, I need to do that. Not partially, or kinda sorta, but for reals.
I FEEL BETTER when I'm not shoveling crap in my mouth, physically and emotionally.

I talked a bit about this with Suz and hubby over lunch, while forking in bite after bite of chocolate muffin into my gob. That's right, a chocolate muffin made with refined carbs.
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It's not rocket science. C'MON!

I hate being a hypocrite. I can rah-rah cheer all y'all on, encourage people, believe in someone and explain why they should believe in themselves.. but I am not able to do it for myself.

Plus, if Joe Blow/Jane Doe can lose X lbs in Y time, why the h*ll can't I?
Oh, that's right, they're actually trying, not feeling sorry for themselves.
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I do not believe releasing weight is ONLY calories in, calories out. I believe there is much more to it than that. But I bet.. I BET.. if I work on balancing out that equation again in earnest, consistently, I might just get lucky.

Consistency and luck.

I need lots of both. Yes, please.
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SUSUSUZZZIE 4/4/2013 8:38PM

    I'm sorry for being so late here! I had to take a break from spreadsheets before my eyes pop out of my head LOL!

I love your rant blog. And yes, I totally get sick of myself. If not for this it's for that and I'm most frequently sick of myself. And it's often along with a case of the I. Don't. Want. Tos. I love how you put things!

But I bet none of us here are sick of you so let us help when you need. That's what we're here for, right?!

I'm glad something I said gave you something to think about (without thinking or trying).

I relate to so much of what you have said here even though I'm in a losing streak (hope I didn't just jinx that). I find I'm constantly fighting the "I don't want tos" and it's getting old. Thankfully I've been winning the fight more than losing but I don't want it to be a fight like this because it feels like it's only a matter of time until I'm on the other side of the battle. Sigh.

For what it matters, I never gave it a thought about you being a hypocrite at all. If I hadn't been so full, I'd been right there with you enjoying that chocolate muffin you all said was totally worth it.

Wishing you and all of us mega-dose of consistency and luck!
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GAYEMC 4/4/2013 5:49PM

    I can't believe there are so many out there with the same feelings (after reading replies). Add me to the list. The only thing I would change to make it my blog is "Do you ever get so fed up with life that if you wish you didn't wake up".

Well, I've had enough of that, time for an attitude change. But since I can't go buy one at the store I guess it's up to me.

I hope April turns out to be a better month for all of us. And yes, I do want to go on the walk.

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MSJESSPDX 4/4/2013 10:13AM

    Thank you for posting this! There is nothing in here that we don't all experience, whether it's for a day, a few months, most of our lives, whatever. But, also as you say, this is nothing we like to admit, to ourselves or other people (gasp!). You're awesome for finding the words, and bravely sharing them. We're all cheering for you as you move forward!

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PARASELENIC 4/4/2013 10:02AM

    "Do you ever get so fed up with yourself that if you were someone else, you'd avoid you like the plague? Not answering phone calls, ignoring text messages, turning the other way when you spot yourself coming down the street? Yea. "


Oh man, I've been there. It sucks when you're your own saboteur.... and there is a cheesy poof version of me that loves to sabotage my efforts. I've had the it's unfair monster and the I don't wanna monster move into the guest room of my house, too.

This, right here: "I don't want to constrain myself to eating smart and healthy and actual portions rather than 'some'."

It's not fair. It's not fair. There are some girls that I work with who eat alfredo pasta and burgers and drink mello yello ALL DAY, and they don't gain an ounce. They're not gym people, they don't have super secret workouts, and to the best of my knowledge, they're not binging and purging. When they drink coffee, they drink it loaded with schmancy flavored creamers. When they get snacks, they are eating full on dortios and hershey bars.

I'm nomming black coffee, Sometimes with a fat free creamer or sugar free syrup. Those things are good, but they aren't the same as the baileys Irish Cream by international house coffee.... I'm nomming fresh veg and hummus for snacks, or in a real bind, pretzels or stupid 100 calorie packs of almonds.

Why do they get to and I don't? What is it about them that gets them all the foods, and I have to log every one, monitor myself and stop myself from eating too much?



I have theories about it, but I won't go into it here. I want you to know that I share your frustrations, your dismay about the whole thing. I don't wanna get too "silver lining" about it, because you're in the spiral down place, where it's nicer to commiserate in misery than it is to have Sally Sunshine saying buck up butter cup, BUT:

--The times that I do spiral into the orange crunchy land of cheesy poofs, mac and cheese, doritos, chocolate: I feel like hell. My bowel movements/ my stomach both go on strike. I'm gassy. I'm crabby, and I feel more listless/lacking motivation. Additionally, I find that many of those foods don't really taste that great-- little debbie cakes are gross!

--When I'm eating on track, exercising, I'm more even-keel. I can listen to my body and can expect more from it (I have more energy, I know what kind of stomach stuff/ sleep stuff/ mood stuff I go through regularly and am not effed with sugar spikes and bad tummy crud-- my body operates on an expected route and I can depend on it more).


I still cycle, sometimes I'll be on a really good streak of 2 months and then have a complete trainwreck. Sometimes the swat team doesn't come quickly and I'll set up camp by the train wreck, but sometimes the swat team is on the ball and I get outta there fast on only one bag of cheesy poofs. I've decided that feeling frustrated, hateful of others and myself for failing is totally useless. I've decided that my life is a life with cheese poofs, and sometimes the cheese poofs will become a staple for me-- but it's not permanent.

We're learning. You're doing the best you can right now, and that's GREAT. It's okay to derail and regroup. You can use this last off track as an opportunity to see what was a possible trigger-- I seem to remember that you were trying to cut out sugar from your diet with Rockstardaddy and the zombie folks-- before that, you seemed to be on track, and doing well. I don't know exactly what was going on and I'm totally over simplifying, but what if you looked at the two months prior to this adventure off the sparkpath-- what was going on? Was there a THING that happened to knock you around or where there things that happened? What was your diet exercise like when you were on track, and where did it change?


Okay. I wrote a novel-- to the point that I've forgotten where I started. Sigh.

Shorty: I hear you. I have felt similarly. I've missed you. It's nice to see you again.

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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 4/3/2013 7:47PM

    I am so right there with you!! I want my body to change and lose weight - without me doing a thing. I know it's not realistic, but I wish I could "Wish" it away. Instead I need to buckle down and do it...Hugs!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 4/3/2013 6:31PM

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BOILHAM 4/3/2013 4:18PM

    I totally get this blog. I don't however, have any advice for you that you don't already know.

It did help me, though. I have cravings in the evening, too. But, when I cave in, I always exercise harder the next day. Maintaining is worse than losing, too. You can fool yourself into thinking you've already made it and now can resume normal eating. And normal soon becomes "resume old, bad habits".

I have been close to ideal weight for many years. One would think, by looking at me -"Gee he's got it made, he looks so slim. How lucky he is". I hear it all the time. But, no it isn't easy for me and even though I'm in decent shape, I too suffer guilt every time I gain a couple of lbs back. It never ends, it has to be a lifestyle (as you know).

Good luck to you, and thanks for posting this, it helped me stay strong.

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REALLY_ROBIN 4/3/2013 4:09PM

  I'm so there with you. Exercise has been increasingly hard lately, and having a foreign exchange student at my house has been a license to overindulge. But the one thing I can say is having the cruise in front of me keeps pulling me back in. Maybe you just need something to look forward to...something that makes you think wow I have to wear shorts and I would sure like to look better than I do right now. I think for both of us, going backwards and having to relose these pounds is more devastating than we would care to admit. I know for me...knowing that I weigh more than I did for my Europe trip two years ago has been really hard. But I can't do anything about the past, all I can change is the future. And I want each future outing to be one that I way less than the last time. That is what is keeping me going! And I've missed you...JS!

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 4/3/2013 3:44PM

    Consistency and luck. Could I order a double helping of each please? I so get this. I just said pretty much this same thing to Irish earlier. I'm crossing my fingers for each of us!

Keep us posted please.

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PIXIEMOM13 4/3/2013 3:37PM

    Count me in as another person who's mind you must have been reading. I'm right there with you in terms of doing well for breakfast and lunch.... then not so well in the evening... in my case I call it half-a$$ed tracking.

I don't have the answers either but thought I'd let you know I'm right there in the trenches with you.

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FRUITYFUL 4/3/2013 2:57PM

    Everything you're saying could have easily been written by me. In 2006, when I joined Spark, I hit the ground running, lost a bunch of weight (130 lbs) in about a year. Then I was faced with maintenance and could not figure it all out. The thrill of seeing the pounds drop each week wasn't there. I tried to go back to "normal" eating, not tracking, etc., giving myself more breaks from exercising. It was like the process was over, now on to real life. But that's not how it is for me.

I gained it all back, and I fought tooth and nail to prevent it along the way. My way of thinking was exactly as you described. I didn't care. I didn't want to eat healthy. I wanted to eat what I wanted, when I wanted to, and I wasn't ready to start exercising again.

I feel so amazing when I'm eating healthy and exercising. You'd think that would be enough to keep me doing it, right? No. I try to convince myself that I should, but I talk myself out of it. I remember the summers when I was thin. I was not miserable. I could wear tank tops and shorts and not be self-conscious. I could get into a bathing suit and be active with my kids. The summer that followed, where I was on my way back up in weight, I was hot, sweaty, miserable, etc. But did that motivate me? No.

I feel for you and I really wish I had the answer. Whoever can figure this out, how to get past this mindset, could write a book or run a program for us folks when we fall off the wagon and strike it rich.

Just do for yourself what you would do for others. Be positive. Don't beat yourself up. Start with baby steps again. Don't try to do too much at once. Maybe even speaking to a counselor who specializes in eating disorders? I have considered that one too.

Hang in there. With your run coming up in May, just concentrate on prepping for that. Nothing else. And see where that gets you! I'm rooting for you!!

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IRISHBEANERGAL 4/3/2013 2:50PM

    Get out of my head Candy (kidding, sorta)

Funny- we know what works. We have to just work it. Kind of like my mantra - "plan to work and work your plan". I got the planning to work down - working my plan - eh... I struggle.

Hang tough. I don't have any answers. But I know that acknowledging it is the first step, at least for me.

Thanks for sharing your comments. At least I don't feel alone.

~Irish

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GETFIT2LIVE 4/3/2013 2:24PM

    That does about sum it up, doesn't it? Sometimes you have to make your own luck, though; I'm pulling for you to get things headed in the right direction and get that spark blazing again. You absolutely positively can do this, I know; it's getting started again to get the momentum going that is so stinking hard. Been there, done that, not too far from that I-don't-care place myself because of stress/life/grief/excuses. We have to just suck it up and do what we know is needed to move forward, even if we don't 'see' the results that we want right away. Let's kick that attitude out the door and get going again, shall we?

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GINGERHAWK 4/3/2013 2:11PM

    Consistency and luck - I love that formula! There's a lot to be said for simplicity in thinking, isn't there? Reading your blog reminds me of all the times that I've felt this way myself, about weight loss or other aspects of my life. I saw what I was doing but just couldn't get it together to fix it. The good thing is, tomorrow is a new day and another chance for a new start. If you don't get it right today? Try again! You CAN do this. emoticon

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Two of my favorite things..

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tell me this didn't make your heart smile and/or giggle.


I haz all yer puppies.

Lil Ms Poppy takes after her auntie.
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I'm here. I'm dealing. I'm dealing pretty well-ish actually. Onward.
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GAYEMC 4/2/2013 5:39PM

    Look at those cheeks! I just want to give them a squeez.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 3/25/2013 4:58PM

    Awwww! How did I miss your blog filled with an abundance of cuteness? I needed this smile-break this afternoon - perhaps that's why I missed your blog...until I needed it most?
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GAYLEP67 3/21/2013 4:06PM

    Ah yes...Ms Poppy and puppies...I know one Auntie that can't resist that combo!

Glad to hear that you're still moving forward...

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ALICIALYNNE 3/21/2013 9:51AM

    Too cute!

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IMIN2GENES 3/21/2013 8:27AM

    OMG!!! Can I borrow Ms Poppy and all those puppies? I admit... I smiled and totally giggled!
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 3/21/2013 8:18AM

    I'm in love with Ms Poppy and all her adorable puppies. (There's got to be a country song in there some place!)

Hang in there sweetie. We're all cheering for you!

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CHEETARA79 3/21/2013 7:51AM

    Oh my goodness! CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!!!

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SEABREEZE64 3/21/2013 6:56AM

    So cute!

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MRSBENNETT2 3/20/2013 8:09PM

    AWWWWW!!!! That's just too adorable!

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PARASELENIC 3/20/2013 6:06PM

    ZOMG Babies AND puppies???

I think I just blew my cute fuse.

Whoa.

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FRUITYFUL 3/20/2013 5:41PM

    Cuties. All of them! Glad to hear that you're still around.

Kristin

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IRISHBEANERGAL 3/20/2013 5:39PM

    BEAUTIFUL...makes it all worthwhile, doesn't it?

Carry on!

~Irish

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Unraveling..

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sometimes, the ends become frayed a bit and things unravel. Now seems to be one of those times. I'm fine, albeit it at loose ends somewhat.

I was sincerely interested and looking forward to BLC, but at this point I find that I'm not cut out for that kind of challenge. Part attitude, part schedule, all me. I won't quit, but my interest has waned and I'm merely doing the minimum as the other people on the team don't deserve to be penalized for my actions or lack thereof.

Yet another one of my phases I suspect, and this too shall pass. I have things coming up during the rest of the month that I'm very much looking forward to and I'm excited about. This, right here, right now, is not one of them. I'm allowing myself a break of sorts without guilt or worry. Maybe it will help me refocus and recharge. Or not. We'll see.
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GAYEMC 4/2/2013 5:43PM

    March was mot my month! I even had days where I didn't log on to Spark. Trying to take control of my lofe back and make April a month to be proud of.

You said BLC wasn't for you, and now you know. It wasn't for me this round either and may take a break. Hope all is well with you, Bill and the babies!

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IMIN2GENES 3/16/2013 6:23PM

    Yeah... sometimes those challenges can be a challenge... LOL! I know sometimes I struggle to stay motivated and keep everything going. Doing what's right for you is always the wise decision. I hope you have a great week and get the recharge you need!
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    emoticon You do what you need to do for YOU and take care of yourself. Others will understand. I cannot do those long, demanding challenges. I know this about myself, so I don't bother. Pressure and weigh-ins have the opposite of the intended effect on me, so I stay away. I'm glad to see you're not beating yourself up over this. Glad you have other things coming up this month to look forward to. We're here to keep cheering you on. emoticon Take care of yourself, honey. Love you! emoticon emoticon

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GAYLEP67 3/14/2013 8:39PM

    One thing (among MANY) that I love about you Candy is your ability to just own everything. You own who you are and I think that's wonderful. You recognize that your heart isn't in it and own it. No excuses. That in itself is head and shoulders above many. Hope the things you're looking forward to for the month are all that you want.
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 3/14/2013 9:23AM

    Taking a little break may be just the thing you needed. I hope your exciting things turn out well. Hang in there and keep us posted!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 3/14/2013 8:13AM

    Not unraveling. Just being realistic. No need to cause yourself extra worry or guilt. Pursue the healthy habits that make you feel GOOD and ENERGIZED!


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MAGGIEVAN 3/13/2013 11:49PM

    BLC is not for everyone. It is good to know what you can and cant do. Just never stop to take care of yourself.

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GETFIT2LIVE 3/13/2013 7:07PM

    I SO understand! Long challenges can be, well, challenging to stay excited and involved in for the entire time; life has a way of getting in the way. Do what you can but mostly what you need to for YOU; remember that you are worth all the effort you put in to yourself. Just don't you dare stay away from Spark too long, or I'll have to come looking for you there.

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REALLY_ROBIN 3/13/2013 1:52PM

  I'm having a really hard time with the time change...I haven't made it to the gym all week. Take time to rest...you will come back stronger than ever!

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PARASELENIC 3/13/2013 12:35PM

    All the things all the time doesn't work. It's okay, take your time off and enjoy the hell out of it. I get overwhelmed with BLC, too, so I do what I can and don't stress the rest.

What things are you looking forward to coming up? Is it silly that I'm excited for you and I don't even know what this stuff is?

I hope that your break/time off won't include an all out hiatus from spark, though, because I will super miss you....

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CAGMUAHFO2 3/13/2013 11:26AM

    I enjoy doing the challeneges too but I have to admit there are times I just am not feeling it. I am unable to do what I need to do. Dont beat yourself up about it. It happens to everyone. I hope you have a great rest of the week!!



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CATBEFIT 3/13/2013 10:51AM

    It's tough to stay present and committed to something every day for 12 weeks. Some weeks I do better, and some weeks not so much. The team knows we're all in different places at different times -- so I wouldn't worry about "penalizing the team". Do what you can, participate when you can -- but most of all keep following your path to better health and fitness!!! emoticon

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ALICIALYNNE 3/13/2013 10:38AM

    Hope you have a good rest of your week!

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Creatures...

Monday, March 04, 2013

First, a very important update!

One of my favorite little creatures Julian was adopted Friday afternoon!

I found out as I was taking him off for a bit of pal'ing around that he was going home. We still got to play for a little bit, then I took him back to his kennel, where I happened to meet his new mom. She was a very nice young lady, and I wish I could have chatted with her more, but I got too choked up crying and couldn't manage actual words much less a conversation. I congratulated her and excused myself.
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That little boy is going to have a wonderful life!

Saturday turned out to be a good day as well. I'm a creature of habit - it doesn't matter if there's a different way to drive somewhere, I'm driving the way I know best. It doesn't matter if there's a different way to do something, I'm sticking to my habit.

I planned on finally going down to the path along the Columbia for a longer run Saturday morning - I needed 6 miles and knew that path would be just right. I drove over, and found that the boat ramp where we park was completely closed and blocked off.
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I drove along Marine Drive, looking for another place to park and get to the path, but it just was not meant to be. Instead, I ended up driving over to a shopping center not too far away (Cascade Station) and parked there at the Target parking lot.

I got to thinking though.. I'm familiar with the route around the shopping center, great sidewalks and wide open spaces for running, but not quite 3 miles. I hate running loops for some reason, so I wasn't all that interested in running that route twice over. But there's a bike path a little further on that I've never been on.. I wonder.. hmmmm......

For me to tell you that I ran along a bike path that I've never been on before is.. stupendous. Unheard of. Exciting!
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In the process, I found the perfect spot to park (Home Depot) that will allow us better access to that trail along the Columbia. I ran my way over there, and could feel the elation growing the closer I got to the trail and the river. By the time I reached the trail, I had just over a mile to run out before turning back, but it was totally worth it.


My pictures never do the scenery justice. There were ducks floating along there to the right. I disturbed Mr. and Mrs. Canadian Goose as I huffed and puffed my way by. It was serene and beautiful and overcast and lovely and soothing to my soul - just what I needed halfway through a run that I wasn't certain I'd be able to do.

I completed the run and I was re-energized once again. It was a means of reconnecting with that reason I say I love to run, even though I haven't been doing it often enough lately.

It can't be put into words, it can only be experienced inbetween the breaths and heartbeats that sync up with the rhythm of your footfalls.
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COOKIE_AT_51 3/6/2013 7:30PM

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 3/5/2013 8:23AM

    I too am a creature of habit. Way to break out of the routine and try something new. So exciting! I'm proud of you!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 3/4/2013 10:29PM

    Wonderful that Julian has found a forever home but I feel for you...it's got to be hard to see the really special ones go. Julian was a lucky little guy to have you help make his life a little better while waiting for his new mom.

Very cool that you found a new access point to your trail while getting off the beaten path. And even more cool that you found your run groove! So happy-happy to hear that from you! Savor this and remember it in detail for when you need a little extra push.

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IMIN2GENES 3/4/2013 9:17PM

    Way to embrace the change! Sounds like you found a beautiful spot to start a new habit! Kudos!
Chris
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PS - Glad you're little buddy found his forever home!

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HEALTHYHEIDI12 3/4/2013 5:41PM

    I'm so glad you pushed past your comfort zone and that it paid off. emoticon

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FRUITYFUL 3/4/2013 4:41PM

    I love that trail! I've ridden my bike on it a few times. Good job getting out there and trying something new. That in itself is a great feeling!

Keep up the good work!



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PARASELENIC 3/4/2013 2:40PM

    Awesome that you were able to discover a new route-- and cool that it's close to a target boutique, too-- you can do some sweaty shopping after the fact!


Sorry I've been MIA this past week, life has been nuts, and as a result, I went inward and brownie gnoshed--- but I will try to catch up on your blogs this week.

What a gorgeous little dog, so glad he got a new home!

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GETFIT2LIVE 3/4/2013 1:41PM

    Way to go, Candy! I tend to be a creature of habit, too; we have a trail we run on regularly, but there are so many other options that I need to explore. It is hard to put into words what running can do for you when you make that connection; yay for you finding that place! So glad to hear Julian was adopted; it's a happy-sad thing, happy for him to go home, sad for you to say goodbye.

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ROBBIEMARIE 3/4/2013 12:53PM

    Good for you! Sounds like you had a wonderful run!!!!!

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ALICIALYNNE 3/4/2013 12:00PM

    Love this blog!

How great the doggy has a forever home now!

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CATBEFIT 3/4/2013 11:56AM

    Beautiful Spot -- wonderful that you found it and were so in tune with it!

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ALICIA214 3/4/2013 11:55AM

 
I love to get out and soak up the beauty that God has created, my area of peace is the ocean...

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So happy your little boy has a forever home.... I have a rescue dog she is the love of my
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WALLINMW 3/4/2013 11:39AM

  Great blog!

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