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My FIRST 5K-!!!

Sunday, October 06, 2013

I participated in my first 5K yesterday for a great organization called NAMI National Alliance of Mental Illness. This was a very rewarding feeling to walk for such a great cause. Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness and those who love them. If you are interested in more information log onto;
WWW.NAMI.ORG

While driving down to the train station yesterday headed downtown Atlanta, I had a very sobering moment. It was so surreal for me because a year ago not even 6 months ago did I see myself being able to take part in a 5K. This was an amazing milestone for me. It gave me added self-esteem to continue to keep striving emoticon and to continue on my journey of weight loss and healthy living.

Now I can, MARK IT DONE, COMPLETED, emoticon I DID IT!!!!

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DIANESKATZ 10/11/2013 12:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon ON YOUR 1st 5K!! That is truly awesome!! Yes, it is a great feeling to take part in one. And, I love your cause because I suffer from bipolar 1.

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CHANJEN348 10/7/2013 12:10AM

    Congrats on your 5k!!!! And for supporting NAMI! emoticon

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LALMEIDA 10/6/2013 9:23PM

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DON'T GIVE UP!!!!!

Saturday, October 05, 2013


In approximately 11 hours from now I will be participating in my first 5K! emoticon This is a HUGE milestone for me emoticon and one that I did not see myself accomplishing a year ago, all because I DIDN'T GIVE UP!!! I took a chance and made an attempt, and during this process of learning my inner strength, I developed my physical/mental strength. That's right, NO LIMITS! And never GIVE UP, PUSH THRU emoticon and the results will astonish and reward you! emoticon DON'T GIVE UP!!!
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READY4CHANGE81 10/5/2013 1:23PM

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NVR2LATE2BFIT 10/5/2013 12:20AM

  You are so right! We'd be surprised what we can do if we just keep pushing and don't give up! I know you'll do great at your 5K! Good going!
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No more LIMITATIONS!!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013



On this journey of healthy living & spiritual transformation Iam realizing somethings. I put to many limits on what I couldn't do and not enough faith in myself on what I CAN DO! Too many times in life we put limits on ourselves without even making the first attempt. I broke two workout records today. I completed 4 miles of walking within 60 minutes. I received the greatest bill of health my physician stated throughout her entire practice and her exact words were "OUTSTANDING!". In addition to this I was recognized in the top 500 in fitness minutes at the YMCA for the month of September, WOW!! YES my name on the board #119 and I'm standing there baffled, in disbelief, shocked!! Why because God is teaching me to take the LIMITS OFF! They only exists if you afford them too. I CAN DO THIS!!! emoticon emoticon
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LOSE4LIFE47 10/2/2013 11:07PM

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Its about ME---!!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

I have been away from Spark People for quite some time emoticon and during this time away I had to be REAL with myself. I've had to dig deep within myself to embark on this come back of wellness and physical fitness. I've had to come to grip with the real reason I have used food as a drug to comfort and to numb me through the vicissitudes of life. The stressors that triggers the overindulgences such as: relationships, family, friends, children, failures, successes (yes successes!) , rejection, abandonment, resentment and betrayals. I had to face off with the TRUTH. This was an AHA! emoticon moment for me on many, many levels but I knew that in order to get to the root of the REAL matter with food I had to go deep and peel back the layers that covered why my eating habits, and physical fitness had tipped the scale.

This time I return with sheer determination and focus emoticon .
I am committed to this healthy living journey. Its about ME, and the totality of myself. My physical well being, mentally, spiritually, relationally, financially and emotionally emoticon .

I've started on a journey again that has been a life long struggle for me, but I have a new perspective on why I am so motivated and determined on this leg of the journey because.... Its about ME! I must conquer the fear that I have of being defeated and achieve the goals that I have set for myself once and for all and incorporate them into a lifestyle not just a temporary fix. I must prioritize MYSELF of importance to know that my workouts are for ME and about ME. I've tried the fad diets the pills and even DENIAL yes!! Denial its a super... POWERFUL drug its kept me high for years...., but I had to embark upon implementing real changes and accepting the TRUTH of why
I am where I am and what I need to do to incorporate life changing transformations for ME!

I love the new ME as each day goes by more and more. I love the fact that I am now doing the things I really love. Reading, writing, ministering, becoming athletic again. I'm walking, cycling, and I am even training to run again emoticon . I love the early morning track walks. It gives me the opportunity to enjoy the nature that God created as I walk and talk to God.

I have learned to know that remaining consistent to REAL changes in your life equals RESULTS emoticon and if you take the time to implement necessary changes RESULTS will follow.... emoticon the next time you feel like giving up, throwing in the towel, feeling defeated, having a pity party and skipping that workout remember its about ME! emoticon
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KELLIEBEAN 9/30/2013 9:15AM

    So true! We are creatures with many levels and we must take care of each level to be a great package!

You have a great mindset. You will succeed!

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DIANESKATZ 9/29/2013 7:28PM

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I have faith you'll do this!! All the best to you!!

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ASYREETA 9/28/2013 1:35PM

    Good luck on your fitness journey!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 9/28/2013 1:03PM

    This above all, to thine ownself be true.

Make Today the Greastest Day of Your Life!

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Losing Momentum

Friday, October 22, 2010

Okay so this weight loss and healthy living journey is a serious obstacle for me however, I have been doing so well up to this week. I slowly feel like I'm losing momentum with my workouts and eating habits. Up until this point I have been doing so well. Tracking my food and caloric intake, drinking my 64oz of water, walking 5 days a week at least 2.5 miles, totally cutting the sodas (to date I have been 71 days soda free!!!!) and watching my sugar intake.

With all these changes I have made thus far I have loss 10.1+lbs (could be more didn't weigh in initially). My willpower has been stronger than ever and my mental has been "determined". I knew that I had to mentally prepare to take on this huge life changing journey before I could even get started so prior to July 2010' I started to condition mentally for two weeks to tackle this obesity.

With all that being said this week has been quite challenging. I am still motivated, and determined however, my workout sessions, caloric and water intake has been a challenge. Although, I did face this challenge due to a major tootache ache (urgh!!!!) this week. I was still determined to workout in spite of even if it meant only walking one mile so thats what I did (except for Monday 3 miles) . When I begin to think..about the fact that I went to workout for 30 mins each day and missed Tuesday due to the excruciating tooth pain that seems to be a determined gesture of meeting my goal and continuing with my healthy living, but I am still not satisfied with just that.

So here I am today upset because my fitness minutes are down and my water intake this week was not good at all. Not to mention some of the high calories that I intook. How did I do so well up until this point and then just decrease in all of these areas within a week?? I feel like Iam losing momentum. I want to jump start my momentum again and get motivated like I was before. If I be honest part of the problem is I am soooooo anxious to lose the weight and feel healthier than I have ever been. However, I am going to continue to put one foot in front of the other and continue with this journey. I gotta get my momentum back!

  


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