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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ok... Its Thursday. One day until the weekend! Woot! I do work this weekend, but I'm okay with that. I miss seeing the folks from my part time job.

I stayed on track yesterday! Double woot! I ran, cut it .25 miles short, but I'm still sick and that's okay. Rode the bike trainer for 21 minutes (7 miles) while catching up on emails, etc. Unfortunately, I burned my soup in the process. It still tasted okay, just had a bunch of little black swimmies in it.

I have a slower, longer run planned for lunch and a strength training session planned for this evening. I was trying to get my dad to go with me to the gym, but he's working at a different station tonight, so he can't.

I have another store to relay... My husby has been going to the pool with me, which I deeply appreciate! I would not be as motivated to go if he didn't go with me. Anywho, we got done swimming Monday night and were on the way home. He said, "I only swam 2 laps". (as a side note, my husby isn't exactly athletically inclined and has a degenerative joint disease). I said, "baby, I know this is going to sound hokey and you can laugh if you want, but that was two more laps than you did yesterday. Remember, a marathon starts with a single step." Surprisingly, his response was, "yes, you're right". Did I hear the Spark in his response? I have learned from being a leader, mentor and motivator that the only person you can become healthy for (and be successful) is you. I never push him, I never get down on him, but when he says things like "I only swam 2 laps", I encourage him and hope that he realizes that I didn't get to where I am today by waking up one morning and being able to swim a mile, bike 50 miles or run a 10k. Its taken years of hard work and consistent training. There was a time when I used to swim 2 laps... or walk for 10 minutes... or have 0 resistance on the bike trainer and go for 10 minutes and be dripping with sweat and out of breath. There was a time when everyone on the group bike ride had to wait for me. The important thing is, they waited for me and encouraged me to keep going. Now, I do the waiting and encouraging. A lot of my friends apologize for being what they think is slow. I tell them, no need to apologize, just getting out here and doing it is the important thing. I will take any exercise I can get.

So get out there on this beautiful Thursday. I'm taking advantage of these beautiful fall days while I can!


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CATHY814 10/28/2010 1:31PM

    Thanks for sharing this blog. It's so easy to focus on what we weren't able to do. Just yesterday I had to remind myself to not get upset about a (hopefully temporary) slow-down in weight loss, but instead remember and celebrate how far I've come (and be patient. It's wonderful that you and your hubby can share time together like that!

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EMTFF376 10/28/2010 9:28AM

    @all - thank you so much for your comments!

@apple - thank you for your motivation. Remember no matter how much or how little you do, its still more than you did before you started. Its all good enough, its all worth it and it all adds up. You can do it!

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APPLEADAY2010 10/28/2010 9:21AM

    I really enjoyed reading your blog and I loved the story about your husband and how you told him that it was two more laps than he did the day before. I will remember that when I am down on myself thinking I have not done enough. The take home message is keep going and keep trying like you said. Well done in your achievements yesterday and I hope tonight's session goes well x x emoticon

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DBAILEY0438 10/28/2010 8:56AM

    it is good that you motivate him in a positive manner i get a little pushie with my hubby but you keep up the good work emoticon

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KITTYF54 10/28/2010 8:33AM

    Thanks for your blog. I sure hope your husband keeps trying too. Love that you've come so far and done so much.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I am ready for today. I am ready to be better than yesterday. In fact, I am LOOKING FORWARD to working out today. Who wudda thunk it?!? LOL

My cold is subsiding, the scale is on the downswing once again, I'm not hungry all the time anymore. All positives. Now if the fog would burn off so I can see where I'm running this afternoon... :)

So, I gotta mention this... I went and got a pedicure. A little premature from my goal of being within 5 pounds, but I was feeling pretty low and needed a pick me up and I swore to myself that pick me up was not going to be food. Anyhow (sorry, tangent), the girl is working on my legs and feet and says to me "your body is in good shape, you are beautiful" WHOA! Thanks! I told her how much weight I had lost and she turns to her coworker and says something in their native language (I don't want to offend anyone and even attempt to guess). The other girl looks at me and says "80 pounds! you lost 80 pounds! you are so beautiful!" Holy cow. I beileve I levitated out of there about 3 inches off the floor when all was said and done. Thanks ladies, you made me feel like a million dollars!

Love and joy on this beautiful Wednesday!


I'm glad today is over...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I am ready to start fresh tomorrow.



Monday, October 25, 2010

I think I can I think I can I think I can... My mantra for the morning.

I can hardly keep my eyes open this morning. I don't understand. I've had my coffee, I had plenty of sleep last night. I just don't get it.

I have a run and a swim planned for today. I have been unmotivated for the last 3 days. I guess, the better words are discouraged and busy. It was homecoming weekend. I had a great time. It was so good to see all my friends from band.

I need to put the hammer down this week. My goal was to be within 5 pounds of my goal weigh by the end of October. As of this morning, I am 17 pounds from my goal weight. I don't think 12 pounds are going to come off in a week... and if they do, I probably got my arm cut off or something. :)

My overall goal was to be at goal on New Years Eve. I still see that as very obtainable. I just need to keep working in the right direction.



Why I haven't been on Sparkpeople

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The only real excuse is I couldn't find my charger for my laptop.

I relapsed into whatever crud I had two weeks ago. I haven't worked out since Thursday. I'm coughing and my head's stuffed up. Its pretty discouraging to eat healthy, workout, try to make myself a better person all around and end up with cold after cold after cold.

I will be back to my regularly scheduled program tomorrow.


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BLONDWUNN 10/24/2010 10:19PM

    Aw, bless your heart! This is just a set-back and it will be over soon. I hope you feel better and don't get another cold for a VERY LONG TIME!!

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