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Here I am again

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Well, I did my second half marathon :). I added 7 minutes to the last one. I'm sure it is in part due to the additional 20 lbs, and other hiccups during my training. I finished. Trying to give myself kudos for that. I've already signed up for another half marathon for June 2013 so that I have another goal to work towards. The June half is a much tougher course including some doozer hills so if I pb on that one I will know I am doing well!
I'm giving myself permission to lose weight and get stronger so that I can run faster. I started today with a healthy breakfast. I know that I can do this. I've done it before! Go me!

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GOODGETNBETR 11/8/2012 9:51PM

    emoticon and yes you can. emoticon

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ADLINS 10/28/2012 8:50PM

    Awesome job on the run!

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    Great job!!! What a great accomplishment!!!

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but now I'm back!

Monday, March 29, 2010

well, I took a good break and now I'm back. I just really needed a clean break from recording every move I made. I think sometimes you need to do that. I know my weight has slipped in a bad way but really I'm okay with it. I'm feeling ready to get back into proper eating and exercise.
Sorry I was gone for so long and didn't keep in touch. Thanks for waiting for me!

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TRAVEL_CHICK 3/30/2010 3:52AM

    I'm so glad that you're back, sweetie! And you're right...sometimes you need a break, if only to remember how gross you feel when you don't make the healthiest decisions. You can do this, you've got the support and you know what to do!

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ADLINS 3/29/2010 9:59PM

    Good to see you back! I totally understand. Going off and re-charging the batteries is sometime necessary. Makes it some much easier to get back on the program.

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LEAKAY59 3/29/2010 9:36PM

    Perfect timing, 'Stina! Day one of the battle! Let's get it back in gear now - we're going to have a GREAT battle!

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ANGELFMABV 3/29/2010 7:37PM

    emoticonBack! Glad to hear you recognized that you needed some time away. Sure glad to have you back! emoticonBack!

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TINKMCD 3/29/2010 4:00PM

    I'm just back from a long hiatus myself. Let's cheer each other on as we resume making progress: we've already proven to ourselves that we *can* do it.


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VLECKB 3/29/2010 3:56PM

    YAY!! We're here! We're strong! Let's ROCK this thing!!

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ELISELOVE1 3/29/2010 3:18PM

    emoticonback . the next 8 weeks are going to be great.

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Garlic intolerance?

Sunday, March 07, 2010

This weekend my Mom gave me an electric garlic roaster. At first I laguhed inwardly (outwardly I was very thankful) thinking "are you joking!? That looks as useful as an electric can opener" BUT then I tried it! OMG! 15 minutes to roasted garlic and no needing to heat up an entire oven for an hour! Mom knows how I love garlic, especially roasted.
Now I need to find a way to ease the tummy pain I have had for 2 whole days of cramping from roasted garlic. Any suggestions?

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ANGELFMABV 3/7/2010 12:27PM

    Mmmmm roasted garlic! I have never heard of that type of device. Moms are sure thoughtful! The only ideas may baking soda for indigestion or peppermint. Hope you are feeling better soon!

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What was I thinking!?

Sunday, March 07, 2010

WOW! I was checking my Facebook this morning when a status update from Spark appeared saying "Secrets of Success (#7): Start small to achieve big". Usually I ignore the updates but this one somehow intrigued me. As I got into it someone made a comment about pushing the goal date further away and not needing to lose it all so fast. OMG. Why didn't I think of that? Why do I think I need to lose it all by tomorrow?

I redid my goal date and pushed it 9 months away. I gained a 300 calorie increase for my day and it looks easily doable! Now I have 1600-1950 calories allotted per day. That looks so much better to me. Not so restricted. When it was 1200-1600 I would hit the 1600 and panic and end up blowing it. I am so excited now to try try try again :) This looks completely achievable! I don't need it to all come off NOW. I need some to come off any time. I know from the past that once a little comes off I feel better and move more and more comes off. I am hoping that having a higher daily amount will help me not need my weekly cheat day which seems to have been backfiring on me for the last year or more anyway.

Hooray! Excitement is back in my eating plan!!!!

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GOODGETNBETR 3/17/2010 1:19AM

    Like a great quote I've heard: By the yard it's hard, by the inch it's a cinch.

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TRAVEL_CHICK 3/8/2010 4:04AM

    That's fantastic, Miss C! And so very true....give yourself a little bit more time and a lot less stress and you're much more likely to achieve it! (Also, you'll have made just a small correction instead of a huge change to what you used to do and you'll be far more likely to keep it up after you've stopped "dieting").
I'm glad that you've found something to put the spark back into your day! :-)
Love and Miss You hun!!!

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MAESTRACH 3/7/2010 7:38PM

    Best of luck!!!!!!!!!!!

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LEAKAY59 3/7/2010 12:30PM

    Yup - a very wise Sparker told me way back when I started - sorry I can't remember which one it was, everyone was so helpful! - we didn't put this all on overnight, why do we expect it to come off overnight? Like Tanya says, release your inner turtle! Slow and steady wins the race. I could always hope to be a little LESS slow and steady myself, but at least I haven't regained enough to worry about, and I know it will come off again, I will make a little more progress before stalling again, and continue on!

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ANGELFMABV 3/7/2010 12:29PM

    emoticon find! I discovered this about 1 week ago. I have my goal all the way out to July of 2011. Congratulations and keep up the good spirits! emoticon

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TWICKETT 3/7/2010 11:59AM

    What a great gift you've given yourself with this realization. Congratulations! emoticon

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THROOPER62 3/7/2010 11:47AM

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Has it Come to This?

Friday, February 05, 2010

Oh my.
Is anyone else afraid to go out of the house with their wallet/purse for fear they won't be able to say no to the many temptations out there?
Today I meant to go buy a "tilt-a-table" from Canadian Tire for my lap top. This evening my Mom messaged me asking if I got it and I had to tell her I forgot. She's been worried about the knot in my shoulder that we think may have come from sitting on the floor with my laptop on the coffee table. The knot that has prevented me from continuing my Jillian's 30 day shred, and push up challenge. Anyway, I told her I forgot and I can't go now because it wouldn't be "safe". I asked if she would like to come with me? But she is sick, and tired, plus she lives a fair way from me so it would be a pain. After some time sitting there with the knot and thinking of the relief I decided I would take my chances.

I actually had to tell my Mom I was leaving, and take my cell phone with me, so that she could call at any time and check on me. (How old am I again?)
While I was there in the store, oh ya, right there at the check out counter, there were all these beautiful boxes of Pot of Gold for under $4.00 each ........ droooooool.

You know, chocolate has a lot to do with hardware shopping.

I looked at it slyly out of the corner of my right eye and then I turned and looked RIGHT AT IT! OMG!!!!!!! OMG!!!!! No, I don't want it. I don't need it. No No No No No. Look in your purse. There is gum. Oh seriously, gum!? Come on. Gum is not chocolate! Ok, just put a piece of gum in your mouth and see what happens, ok? ok fine. &^$#%*(^%@#*(

I felt my heart beating harder and faster. Put the gum in my mouth, paid for the table and got the hell out of there. It was SO hard.

Once I got home I messaged my Mom and let her know I was back. Funny thing is she didn't ask me this time if I made it safely? Maybe she knew I could do it.

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TRAVEL_CHICK 2/25/2010 3:19AM

    You are amazing, hun!!!!
Right now, I'm terrified to leave the house, too. I try to get out for a walk, at least into town, every day to give me something to do (sounds pathetic, eh? Tis the joy of being unemployed, I fear!!!)...but a walk into town means a stop somewhere to at least window shop, which means buying at least a Cadbury's easter egg, or some other chocolate sweet. I dont' remember the last time that I went out and DIDN"T buy something like that.

At least we don't keep sweets in the house, so I can't come back and snack, as well. But, I'd love to get through one trip out of the house without buying chocolate!

YOU ARE MY HERO!!!!!!!!!!!

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THINWITHIN18 2/13/2010 4:35PM

    Getting there and back safely takes on a whole new meaning when you're trying to be mindful about what you eat. Congratulations on a successful trip out into the big bad world of temptation. Unfortunately, once Valentine's Day is over, there will be so much more unsold, leftover, bargain-priced chocolate available in the stores. We Must Stay Strong! We Must Be Vigilant!

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ANGELFMABV 2/6/2010 5:58PM

    Congratulations for overcoming the temptation! You just take a small step at a time and each time will get easier. emoticon

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AELI2468 2/6/2010 4:50PM

    Kudos to you for not giving in!!! Those temptations are everywhere! Give yourself MASSIVE credit for not giving in.

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LEAKAY59 2/6/2010 12:14PM

    Temptations are everywhere, Stina! You deserve a HUGE pat on the back (always mindful of Norman, of course) for looking straight at them and leaving without them! I don't have too much trouble with candy things, but those dang bags of chips and cheese doodles - especially when I'm already shopping for healthy groceries, and they call out to me! "Hey, Laurie! How's it going? Come on, one little treat isn't going to kill you! You know you want to!" Yeah, man, that is soooo tough to walk by! We can do it though! You've proven it!

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GMACAMI 2/6/2010 2:28AM

    The impulse buying items are strategically placed next to the cash registers and check out areas for that reason... you are standing there waiting to check out...idle hands and wandering minds and those items just jump into your baskets and hands without hesitation. The companies pay big bucks to have their items put on the end caps and closest to the check out counters where you will be standing in line. The fact that you were able to resist the impulse buying urge shows great growth... congratulation !!!!


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GOODGETNBETR 2/6/2010 1:15AM

    Way to go by not giving in! emoticon
It's strange that "snacks" are popping up in places we never used to find them, like hardware and electronics stores. It's getting crazy out there. You really can't blame the retailers, they're just pushing (is it a drug?) what we want to buy. And if it keeps them in the black they're not going to stop. Will power does get stronger, that's the good news. Keep saying no more often than not and you'll see what I mean. .


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VLECKB 2/6/2010 1:13AM

    I hear ya girl. I had a battle today with cinnamon hearts. Oooh I love those spicy things! Feel the burn!


Way to go!

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DAKOTASMOMMY_07 2/6/2010 12:01AM

Oh the cell phone thing..I have to do that all the time,lol..Sometimes it gets so bad.If hubby can't get a hold of me he has come close to calling the cops!!
YOU did NOT buy the chocolate emoticonI will have to say that its the accomplishments like that that lead you to the next..then the next, you are becoming SO strong.YOU might not think so,but this is awesome!
Keep Battling on my friend.God Bless~Christina emoticon

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SQUEAKYLYNN1 2/5/2010 11:51PM

  Yes I did know you COULD do it if you REALLY put your mind to it and I didn't really think you were gone long enough to actually look for anything like that. Soooooo proud of you. emoticon emoticon

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