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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Weight loss has been sluggish...so, have been keeping away from the scale a little lately. I feel good and my clothes fit (which is a red flag warning).

Still logging, except for slacking off a bit on the weekends. Watching portions and trying to make most meals as healthy as I can.

Walking & Running some...trying 3-4 times a week. Back up to 10-15 minute intervals in hopes of ramping back up to 30 minutes or more (5k territory).

Wow...that was pretty dull.

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KKKAREN 9/12/2012 9:11AM

    Keep up the good work. Your thougts are never dull!

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Bad/Good Sparker

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I have not added a blog in quite a while...haven't been sure what to write...and also had been a bit dissappointed in myself for a while.

I had let myself backslide some for a couple of months or so. Gained about 15 pounds...its funny how easy it was :) I also slacked off on logging my food, which was the main thing that helped me so much in losing weight. Also, I gave up the gym and running and, in general, was not exercising near enough.

Okay...enough of that trash!

The past few weeks have been used for straightening myself out:

1.) have shed (re-shed, actually) the re-gained pounds, and am back close to my lowest weight since joining Sparkpeople.

2.) My wife and I have decided on, and stuck to, a mostly veggie/fish diet.

3.) I am back regularly walking and have re-started running (up to 10 minute intervals)....I am planning on another 5k in the Fall).

4.) Logging onto Sparkpeople daily....have not been very social, but getting back into it. Tracking my food & exercise.

5.) I decided to close down the Sparkteam I had started (North Central Florida). The interest had waned, and only a couple members visited regularly (I think many teams are like this). I thought my time would be better spent getting myself back on track, rather than doing much with the SparkTeam. May try again later...if I can think of an interesting concept (any ideas?)

Anyway...feeling better, clothes fitting again, more pleased with myself & my efforts...looking forward to continuing success!

Thanks for reading and good luck with your own efforts!!

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KKKAREN 8/22/2012 8:07AM

    Glad you're back on track. Congrats on losing the weight again.

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Ups and Downs

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Have not been on Sparkpeople foe a few days...and then just to check in quick. Kinda backsliding in the healthy eating department. Have gained a few pounds...not happy with the scale right now, but still stepping on it every Monday. Have started out each day with good intentions...packing a healthy lunch and having a decent breakfast...but, it falls apart a little as the day wears on. I am in need of some extra willpower.

Its not all bad. In the last three weeks I have run two 5k's...34:20 & 30:07...not too bad for a wheezing geezer. Also, Tuesday, I made it back to the gym after a 3 week hiatus. I am going to try harder to get back to my fitness routine.

I guess I am breaking even...but would like to get back to making progress. It can be easy to fall back into old, unhealthy patterns....but I can do better.

How are you doing?

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PATTYKLAVER 3/9/2012 9:16AM

    You're getting back into the routine of exercising - that's a good thing. And you said breakfast and lunch are good. So, with just a little effort, dinner will fall into place. You can do it!

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KKKAREN 3/9/2012 8:24AM

    Slow and steady wins the race. Keep up the good work.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/8/2012 5:10PM

    A few pounds is a few pounds, you'll get them off. You're doing great with the 5K's! Chin up and stay positive! *HUGS*

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BUFFYSMOM2 3/8/2012 5:06PM

    I think you're doing great! two 5k's in 3 weeks? emoticon

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My first 5k is behind me

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A new milestone...or should i say a 3.1 milestone!

This past Saturday I ran in the Blue-Gray 5k in Lake City, FL. We started at 7:00 am and I finished 34 min 20 sec later....not the fastest...but not the slowest. 5th in my age group and 53rd out of the 76 participants.

I'm very satisfied with my time, but more satisfied with actually finishing and the fact that I ran every single step...no walk breaks. Also, after seeing the posted results, I take some pride in having a slightly better time than some much younger runners!

Felt very good after the race and am considering registering for another charity 5k this coming Saturday...2 in two weeks....who am I?

I have been struggling with a loonngg plateau in weight loss...fighting the same several pounds on and off for a number of months...so I really needed the shot-in-the-arm provided by the running.

I heartily endorse the couch-to-5k approach to running. 9 weeks ago I could barely run a minute. I followed the program to the letter and was up to 30 minute practice runs the week before the event. I have never been an athletic person and I weighed 406 pounds two years ago, having now lost over 120 lbs...so breaking the 5k barrier means a lot to me.

Get out there and join me...it feels great!!

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    I'm inspired..... thank you for that. Hey is that Blue-Gray through Kings Point?

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CRYMENIA 2/24/2012 11:06PM

    YOU ARE AMAZING! That is just awesome! And hey you finished fifth in your age group that's just crazy cool! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 2/21/2012 11:12AM

    OMG, that's fantastic! Congratulations on ALL of your success. Weight loss, finishing the C25K, your awesome time at your first race, all of it! Way to go!

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Moving Faster

Monday, January 23, 2012

Yesterday I completed week 5 of my couch-5k running plan...which means I had a 20 minute uninterrupted run. This probably doesn't sound like much to the marathon runners...but, considering I have likely not run a cumulative 20 minutes in the last 15 years, this is a satisfying accomplishment for me.

My right knee is a bit stiff, since I crammed the entire week's training into 3 consecutive days. A sports related injury!....rare in my family.

'Possible 5k next month'.... There are some words I thought I would never string together.


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KERRYG155 1/26/2012 10:59PM

    That's great! I definitely see a 5K in your near future.

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CRYMENIA 1/26/2012 7:54PM

    WOW! Your doing awesome!!! I hope the knee loosens up though. Congrats on completing the C-5k!

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KKKAREN 1/24/2012 10:05AM

    I've just started adding some running into my walk and I'm a little sore today. Good luck on your 5K.

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