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Full Speed ahead!

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Yesterday I achieved a personal best for myself, I ran 3.6 miles without stopping. I have never done this in my life, I don't know what has come over me. I was a bit sore yesterday and into this am but after a half hr. HITT routine I decided to go at it again. Sure enough another 3.5 miles. I'm so proud of myself. I know some people may think this is no big deal but when you have never ran 3 miles before and one day wake up and attempt and achieve it, it's exhilarating. I know its not good to run on consecutive days and I'm going to be very careful about avoiding injury. I know lots of people who have had running injuries and what not. This is a huge deal for me. I am so proud of myself.

I decided I'm going to train for a 5K. I have always wanted to run one and someday who know maybe I'll run a half marathon or better yet the NYC Marathon, you gotta have goals!



Finally making some progress

Thursday, April 24, 2014

So I finally have been making progress lately. I also started taking adderall again and feel like it's helping me to focus and not be so off track with daily tasks. I weighed in last week and had a loss as well as this week. I hovered around 160 for a few weeks but I feel like I'm really losing now. I know that a side effect of the adderall is to lose some weight, but I've only been on it for a few days. My doctor has been gradually increasing me, at this point I'm taking 20 mg. a day. I will probably end up with 30 mg. next mo.

since my weight loss journey started in March of 2012. I have lost a total of 42 lbs. I feel so much stronger physically and mentally. I ran two miles for the first time the other day. I've never been able to do that before. That was an accomplishment for me. My goal is to run in a 3K some day. Once I reach my goal I will start to train. There's always a bunch around where I live.

Life is good and continues to get better.



10 lbs. down

Friday, April 15, 2011

I finally hit my 10 lb. goal. After being on this diet for 9 weeks I finally lost 10 lbs. People weren't kidding when they said it gets harder as you age. I never want to see the 180's 170's or 160's ever again. I'm headed down and that's a good thing.



1 week out

Monday, February 14, 2011

So I've been on alli for one week and have managed to lose 4.80 lbs. good for me. I made it through Valentine's day dinner without bombing, now let's see how I do in NYC with all the yummy delicacies.



Oh christmas......

Thursday, February 03, 2011

you were so unkind to me. Since Oct 2010 I have gained approx. 20 lbs. so now I'm back to square one, and trying to lose all the weight again. It sucks, I feel awful, but I have really learned a hard lesson in the game of life and eating. Moderation is the key, and if you want a treat it's ok but not everyday. It's going to be a long ride.



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