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Uh, I still exist

Friday, January 17, 2014

I still exist and I have gained a lot of weight.
I think I am back up to my highest ever.
It is not fun.

I'm going to start running again (been on pause since November when it got cold). I think the weather is tempering out (Wisconsin, you know), so I'm going to give it a try.
And I'm going to be OK with however it goes.
And the next time I go out, I'm going to do a little better, further, faster, harder, something.

I haven't been big oh Spark People for a long time... but I think I'm coming back. It works for me to keep track of my calories and exercise.
I can do this. I know I can get down to where I was at least comfortable with my body.

God bless, ya'll.

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KEASEB 1/17/2014 7:25PM

    You are so worth this adventure in good health! One day at a time! You have already made up your mind. You can do it! We are all in this together and you are not alone! emoticon

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Hey SP!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

It's been too long!

Since January! jeez.... I'm a slacker.

So I did the Whole 30 in January and it went awesome, then I slipped away and have been eating way too much sugar.

But I just completed the C25K Saturday. I got 3.02 miles on Saturday night, including the warm up five minute walk.

Today, I was determined to run a whole 5K. So after I did weights, which was great, I got on the treadmill and did it.
3.1 in 35:40.

What????? Yes. It happened.

And Thursday, I have an official 5K.
And I'm happy to report that I have been running faster outside on the days I do (which is 2 of the 3 or all 3 of the C25K workouts).

Anyway, I created a Tumblr, it's just a little easier for me to update with photos and what's going on.
check it out at
there are a lot of crazy super thin and unhealthy women on Tumblr (just like Pinterest), but there are a lot of motivational, healthy ones, too. find those.
if you're into tumblr and that.

I wasn't really into it for most of the time.
and the staff is pretty liberal. ugh. but the system works well for me.
we'll see how long I stay.

I hope everyone is well!

God bless.

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CBLENS 7/2/2013 7:03PM

    Woo Hoo congrats on the 5K

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Let's try this again

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I've been eating Paleo since April 28, 2012.
Well. Almost. For the first month, I was so on track is was awesome.
I lost weight, I felt great.
Then I kind fell off that train. wagon. whatever.

Then I was back on. I tried to be "mostly Paleo."
It wasn't working for me.

I was still working out. I hadn't missed a workout since moving to a new gym in September. Until Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, both Mondays, my usual workout days.
And since the first, I've been on track, 4 days a week at the gym, 1 day a week outside taking a quick walk.
And full 100% Paleo.
I love it.

I miss coffee the most, but I know when I get back to it I'll love it even more.
I got an espresso machine in November. And a coffee grinder for Christmas from my boyfriend.
I used the grinder once, and it was delightful.
Imagine a person who loves coffee like I do not having fresh ground coffee beans. I can't wait to crank that up every morning.

Hope all is well!
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Day 61 - 30%

Friday, September 23, 2011

Current day/Days left/Miles tracked/Miles left

61 / 79 / 275.65 / 614.35

275.65 miles = 30.97% total (890 miles
September miles: 69.21
Feet climbed:
79 days left/614.35 miles left = 7.77 miles/day

Pictures tomorrow or Sunday.
I wasn't sure last night (no pc to check the spreadsheet) if I had hit the 30% mark (267 miles), so I didn't take pictures... I will tonight before I go workout.

Since I only ran a few minutes last night (yeah... I walked over 9 miles yesterday), I pumped up the incline to keep my heart rate up. This was the first time I've done it for any significant period of time and kept track of that data (I used my jump drive in a Life Fitness treadmill. so nice to not have to bring a note pad to record that stuff).

Right now, I'm at 251 feet. I'm not going to make a goal of that at all, but I am going to start keeping track of it and totaling it.

Wednesday night I did the 40 minutes run (the walk 1, run 4). It was tough. I really wanted to quit. So I just kept going but stayed slow. I didn't beat my last record.

I have a new set of blisters on the back of my heel (from work shoes, not from runnign this time)... so that sucked. That's why I walked yesterday, to give that some relief.

Plus I wanted to watch a little bit of the debate. :)

I'm pretty sure my team (including me) is about to get laid off.
Like, today. :(

Yesterday, I found a job that fits my education and experience perfectly. So I just need to write a cover letter today, and I'll send that out. Because they want writing samples (yes!), I'm sending it all postal style. I know. Old school. Ha.

There are also a few other I'm going to apply to when I can get on a computer that doesn't have job serach sites blocked (like at work).

I love it. I know I wasn't too sure about it the other day, but now. I'm so glad I did something with it finally.

Now I've been curling it in the morning and leaving it down all day. In the past, I've been all about the pony tail, usually after lunch.

I wish I had some to share.

The batteries in my camera are actually nearly dead, so I haven't been carrying it around with me. So I have nothing.

That makes me sad. Maybe tonight.



Good is the enemy of great. Most people will look back and realize they did not have a great life because it's just so easy to settle for a good life. -Jim Collin


Day 59 - "Go, you!"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Current day/Days left/Miles tracked/Miles left

59 / 81 / 261.39 / 628.61

261.39 miles = 29.37% total (890 miles)
81 days left/636.7 miles left = 7.76 miles/day
September miles: 54.95

"Go, you!" :
My new "thing" to do lately (I mean, besides sleeping for 12 hours haha) is to say "Go, you!" when I see someone working really hard at the gym (or outside running or walking). I don't say it loud enough for anyone to hear me, but I feel like it's a little extra positive energy in the room. It motivates me, mostly.

It's not worth getting jealous about someone else. It's definitely not worth putting someone down (out loud or not). That's not the kind of energy you need (regardless of if a person's attitudes affects others or not) because it only makes you feel badly about yourself.

I'm done (at least I'm trying to be) comparing myself to others. Sure, I want to have thighs like some of the girls I see... but I also know that I have a different lifestyle, genetics, and goals. I didn't grow up with healthy parents or grandparents as examples. I'm done using that as an excuse, too. I'm happy being me, and I'm happy knowing what I'm doing to make my life healthier. People at the gym only see me on the treadmill for a few hours a week (if they're there every night like me). They don't know that I eat fruit every day, that I WALKED to the gym for an extra mile of exercise, that I bring a lunch to work every day that's healthy.

They don't know those things about me, and I don't know anything about the other women I see (or men, honestly).

Next time you see someone working hard for their goals, cheer them on a little bit. Hopefully, it'll lift your mood that same way it does for me.

I cut my hair last night.


This is nothing new. I actually trim it every month myself.

But last night... I don't know. I thought I had gone crazy when I saw the big long chuck I had cut off to make side bangs...

Oh. No. Ohhhh. F.

It was rough. So I brushed it out... and saw this limp chunk of hair hanging by my ear (I made sure to cut them at least that long). It looked bad.

BUT. whew, thankfully...

After a shower and a deep condition, it felt better. Looked better, even wet.
I put some gel in it and hoped for the best in the morning.

Ta-da! It worked out. It curls wonderfully. And the body of it is thinned out quite nicely.
I won against the scissors. Haha.

It was scary last night though.



Good is the enemy of great. Most people will look back and realize they did not have a great life because it's just so easy to settle for a good life. -Jim Collin


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