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feeling motivated and proud of myself

Sunday, November 17, 2013

I've been feeling a lot more motivated since I stopped focusing on the last five pounds and started focusing on small, achievable training goals. My current goals are to improve my mile pace, increase my plank time, and be able to do "real" push-ups without falling into a puddle of mushy muscles. And I'm starting to see it happen!

Today's surprises...

I haven't worn this top in a while, so I was pleased to find that it's no longer form fitting but quite loose. I haven't lost any pounds, but I've definitely toned up.

and THIS!!! I'm aiming for a ten minute mile (modest, I know, but it's a major step for me)... I'm almost there! And it no longer feels like I'm about to pass out.

Small steps :)

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BARCLE 11/17/2013 4:00PM

    Well done emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 11/17/2013 11:32AM

    Fantastic job Gricel! That's awesome.

Honestly I'm thinking about switching over to thinking about something other than weight loss, which is driving me crazy, taking months to lose a single pound.

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so this happened

Friday, November 01, 2013

We were planning a Star Wars day at work, but things happened and it didn't pan out... what did happen is that we ended up with a box full of costumes, including a Small "Sexy" Princess Leia with wig and all. I kept eyeing that thing and thinking thoughts, but didn't think I would be able to squeeze into a small, especially not when I saw the girl it was ordered for--she's tiny. But my little devils spoke (ie - my students and coworkers) and I took it home and tried it on. And it fit. OMG, did it fit.

This may have been the best Halloween ever.

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POOKASLUAGH 11/2/2013 8:44AM

    Awesome! You look fantastic, Gricel!

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different facets

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I tend to avoid pictures of myself at my heaviest. Luckily, most are safely hidden in non-digital formats. But there are those few...
This is me then and now.

At my heaviest, I weighed 220lbs. And I had no cheekbones. I've only ever shared that with one person. However, accepting where I am now means recognizing where I came from (talk about purple prose). I lost over 70 lbs through diet and exercise--and, by diet, I mean the healthy lifestyle kind of diet. It worked but it also means I have to keep working at it. I have a slow thyroid, letting myself go means letting it all go. I can't let that happen, not if I want to stay fit and healthy. So here's to getting back to my goal weight and letting go of excuses.

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ZIGGY122 5/11/2013 7:39PM

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POOKASLUAGH 5/11/2013 7:09PM

    I avoided the camera like the plague at my highest weight and have very few pictures of me back then. my face looked like a potato. I'm glad I have a few pictures now, to see the difference, and I wish I had measurements from back then too.

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