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Yesterday's 10K

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Just checking in with a quick update about yesterday's 10K! I had a great time. I ran with my friend Gina - I was so happy when I found out she was running this race because I had considered doing it but was a little ambivalent about running it myself. But she was doing it too and that made it so much fun. I still find that six miles seems like a lot but I am thinking about longer distances for 2015. My pulled muscle did make itself known but not as bad as usual so I know it is continuing to heal. It wasn't as cold as yesterday as the run that I did last week but the wind was certainly fierce. I wasn't exactly sure how to dress. I ended up wearing my Run Happy t-shirt and capris and once we got going, I was fine. Here is a photo of Gina and I before the race - I still have the jacket on so you can't see the Run Happy t-shirt.



My time was about a minute better than last weekend's time, so that is great! It probably would have been better but at the very end of the course was a monstrous hill - we train on hills around here, can't help but run up them as that is just part of our terrain, but this hill was HUGE, and I did walk up part of it. Still had great time though not a negative split for the last mile. I did RUN HAPPY!

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HOLLYM48 11/25/2014 10:07AM

    Good for you Gloria! That is awesome. Sorry to hear that your muscle started bothering you but you persevered and finished in great time! I did try to increase my running yesterday and my back is really bothering me today but I am sure if I slowly ramp it up I should be able to do it if I decide I want to. That is so awesome that you went from being a non runner to a 5K runner and then on to a 10k runner and now you are thinking 1/2 marathon! YOu are unstoppable and we are capable of so much that we don't even know we can do!
You look absolutely fantastic in your pre race pic with your friend! It is always interesting to me how small our faces get as we lose weight! Keep up the great work!
You are awesome!

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QTLADY 11/24/2014 4:47PM

    Great job!

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JEANKNEE 11/23/2014 11:54PM

    Way to go running happy and nice to be able to share it with a friend.

Congrats on your 10K!

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AJDOVER1 11/23/2014 9:24PM

    RUN HAPPY is a great mantra! Keep up the great work!

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/23/2014 8:57PM

    Woo hoo! Congratulations! I am so proud of you! I love the picture of you and Gina! I hope your Sunday was full of lots of love and happiness!
Hugs and love,
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ONEKIDSMOM 11/23/2014 8:32PM

    emoticon on a race well run! It's always fun when you have friends in the race, even if you don't run step by step together.

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KELLIEBEAN 11/23/2014 8:20PM

    Great picture. Congratulations!

Hills really do me in. One of these days I'm going to get better at that.

Thanks for the inspiration.

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Check In

Friday, November 21, 2014

I'm just stopping in for a minute to check in. I've been having some knee issues and then I had a pulled muscle in my groin, but I am still running. Doctor wanted me to cut back drastically on the running for a while and I kind of bargained with him and agreed to run only two days a week instead of four. Knee seems to be better, groin is getting better too, it is just slow. I've been running just three miles once a week and about five or six the other time - I usually start to feel the pulled muscle at about the three mile mark. When I saw the doctor on Monday he said he wanted me to keep the running to just two days a week for at least two more weeks. I ran three miles on Monday and three miles on Thursday and I have a 10K scheduled for tomorrow. Oops, I am going over. Speaking of 10Ks, last weekend I did my first one ever. I am not going to lie, it was rough. I have not had very good runs lately because of the groin so I had not run that distance before without stopping. I was okay until about 4.5 to 5.0 miles in. My doctor has me running with a metronome to make sure my cadence is at 180 because he noticed that my stride is longer on one leg than the other if I am not at 180. So my phone died, with my metronome and my music. This was at about 3.5 miles and I was doing fine but then about one mile later I felt like things were just falling apart. I didn't give up, and I didn't quit and I did finish! The pace of my last mile was terrible but I FINISHED. I ended up at about just under one hour and nine minutes....slow slow slow but given my situation with the training and the injuries, I was SOOOO happy. And when I saw the official race pic, I was thrilled because I actually look HAPPY! Some of the other people that I ran with, when I saw their pics, I thought they looked like they were in misery, LOL! Oh, on race day the windchill was only about 19 degrees. It is hard for me to know how to dress for this cold weather but I think that I have been doing okay. So, I decided to do another 10K tomorrow morning with one of my running friends. I am a little nervous about it, probably more so than last weekend, when I wasn't nervous at all! But this time I want to do better and I am afraid that I won't! However, I am trying to keep this one thing forefront in my mind. I am doing this for fun. I am not doing it to win races. I am never going to be a fast runner. I have some structural issues that make exercise harder for me, and that is not going to change. I am going to do my best, and just try to finish and if I am not fast, so what. I am going to RUN HAPPY!

  
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AJDOVER1 11/23/2014 9:23PM

    Great job! You are such an inspiration to me!

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THEVOW2013 11/23/2014 4:46AM

    Wow, you go I would love to send you a workout for runners so you have less injury I will try to sparkmail it to you!

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NICKYCRANE 11/22/2014 1:58PM

    Well done!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/22/2014 9:06AM

    Yes, indeed run HAPPY... and UNINJURED! Love race pictures that show me smiling, too. emoticon

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GRACED777 11/22/2014 1:34AM

    Enjoy, Gloria! Life is too important to be driven, but also too short to sit on the sidelines!

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JEANKNEE 11/21/2014 10:43PM

    You run happy, woman!

I thought you looked really happy in the photo too.

Keep listening to your body and give it the time it needs for recovery and you'll be running happy for a long time.

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/21/2014 10:10PM

    If your body starts hurting you while you're running tomorrow it's trying to tell you, "take it easy!" RUN HAPPY TOMORROW!
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Update

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hello hello hello! Miss everyone here very much! I have not been checking in nearly as much, trying to just keep in with life. I miss it for sure but still I am having some issues with balance so I am still not back the way that I want to be. But I did want to do a quick check in and say hello, give an update and see how everyone else has been doing.

Me, I've still been excessively busy and tired, still not getting enough sleep. It is better some days than others. This past week was not one of the better ones - home late several nights and that means too little sleep. This morning I went on my group run and after I got home, I showered and ate, and then I pretty much crashed. I am hoping that the extra bit of rest that I got today will help me feel better.

I've been having issues with my good knee for just over a month now and I am seeing a chiropractor for that. As a result my running has not been as good as I wish it was. I was going to do a 5K tomorrow but opted out of that just to err on the side of caution. I've been doing shorter runs and some of them are really good and some are really bad. Some are fast (for me, I am not a fast runner) and some are terrible - today was a five miler and my pace was ridiculous. The chiropractor has a partner and the other chiropractor saw me the other day. I think that we are going to change our course of action. I have "anteverted hips" and that seems to make things a bit more difficult for me. But they checked my form on their treadmill and said that it is not too bad, and my cadence, though not at 180 where I would like it, was a 168, which they said was very good for a person who has just been running a bit over a year. The other thing is that one of the running coaches from the 10K training has said he will work with me even after the 10K is done...he knows things have been rough and has been so encouraging and helpful. Now I am having some upper thigh issues. I can work through the knee stuff but this thigh pain - not so much. I've been thinking about what I want to do after the 10K is over - want to stay motivated and on track with the running. Have some ideas in mind. There is a running group in my community and some others not far away - I might join them for some group runs, and there is a running team at my work that I belong to and I can do some races with them too. I have a couple of races in mind for November and December. Depending on the progress with my knee will determine if I do half marathon training in January. If I can't do that I might just stick with another round with the 5K/10K group that I am with now - I just don't know yet. If I do the half, I might back down to intervals just to help with the knee issues, although I am better at straight running than I am with running/walking - stopping and starting seems more difficult to me!

Anyway, work continues to be very busy and I am still trying to keep up with a lot of things...wish that I had three weeks to just get things very organized at home - that would help a lot! I am still getting my exercise in most days (sometimes a day gets by here or there) and my eating is still okay - not perfect by any means but okay. I still struggle with thoughts of wanting to eat constantly even when I know that I am not hungry and I need to figure out the cause of that (I think it is boredom) and do something about it. But in general, I am happy, healthy and still working on fitness!

Hope that everyone is doing well, I will continue to check in periodically to catch up! Love and hugs to all!

  
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AJDOVER1 10/20/2014 6:54PM

    so good to hear from you!
I'm really struggling with balancing my time. A lot of Spark has fallen by the wayside. I've got so much to do with work and classwork!

I hope your knee problems get resolved so you can continue your running.
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JULIA_211 10/20/2014 5:03AM

    It's so nice to hear from you again, I've missed seeing you around spark! I hope your knee will heal soon and you will find some peace of mind and less stress in your life. emoticon Take good care of yourself!

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JANTHEBLONDE 10/19/2014 2:16PM

    Gloria, I'm so glad you're checking in and letting us how you're doing! I'm so sorry to hear you knee is giving you problems. I hope the chiropractor can you help the pain in you're knee. Maybe you need to baby in a little bit and walk instead of run right now! I hope your knee feels better soon! I want you to know you're not alone... wanting to eat all the time! I am in the same way! I battle with my food everyday! I am so proud you... running your 5K and 10K! I think you are doing awesome! I hope you start getting some sleep! Thanks for all the updates! I hope your month is full of lots of love and happiness!
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THEVOW2013 10/19/2014 11:08AM

    So glad to hear from you,
I too have tons of work and overwhelmed by it at times.

I pray often, God gives me times of refreshing and sleep to energize me.
You too, can tap into God's refreshing and I pray you do!

-Deborah

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/19/2014 10:45AM

    emoticon Thanks for checking in. Sounds like you have the same season change, self-assessment issues as the rest of the world... but are continuing to be committed to taking the best care of you that you can manage.

Sounds, in other words, like small struggles and victories, one day at a time! Spark on!

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HOLLYM48 10/19/2014 9:43AM

    So great to hear from you Gloria!
I had an issue with my knee earlier this year and right after my April 5K was wondering if I would still be able to continue to run. I actually just walked for a couple of months and stopped running and it did get better and then I was able to train again in June and July for the color run and I gave it another month off from running, I walk several miles a day but just didn't want to run on it. Then in September started training again for my Oct 5K and that went fine. I am not sure whether I will do any organized 5K's next year or not, still up in the air about that but will continue to just run on my own for the sake of keeping it up. It is amazing how fast we can lose that ability if we stop running.
I hope you are feeling better soon, the knee and the all around business of your life!
Thanks for updating us and keep on doing a great job like you are doing. You are awesome! Hugs!!

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JEANKNEE 10/18/2014 11:48PM

    Love and emoticon to you too!

Thanks for the update. You have been on my mind.

Hoping that an ability to rest is soon yours.

If you haven't read it, Spark by John J. Ratey, MD might interest you. There's some wonderful science shared regarding exercise and the brain. As a runner I think there's much that would speak to you.

Take care and know that others are thinking of you and wishing you the best.





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MICKEYH 10/18/2014 11:02PM

    Thanks for checking in and your update. Sorry to hear you still has issue with sleep. And you are so right, it is so hard to find true hunger. I've been fooled by fake hanger and keep eating my way to gained couple pounds. :( emoticon emoticon

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Trying To Find Some Balance

Friday, September 19, 2014

I haven't been here on SparkPeople much this past week.....mainly just logging my food and checking in with one team. I didn't reply to the wonderful and encouraging comments on my last two blogs...haven't read any articles, just spinning wheels and doing whatever I can do in about five or ten minutes per day. And I feel so bad because I love my friends here and I miss them. But I am struggling. I've been struggling for a long time. Back early in 2013 I realized that I had a problem. I was not getting enough sleep. Every night I was getting about 5 hours, sometimes less. And I am a person who needs around 7.5 hours. This was taking a huge toll on me. So back at that time I did the better sleep challenge. I identified some issues that I was having and made some goals and promises to get to bed earlier. I don't think that I can resolve the issues of frequent waking, but I can at least do my best to get to bed earlier, right? Well, no. After all of this time I am still having a rough time of it. I am too busy, too overextended, trying to do too much, etc. I am STILL getting only about 4 or 5 hours of sleep - 5.5 if I am lucky. I am so tired all of the time that I cannot focus at work and my work is suffering. I am one of those people who are always trying to do too much and I need to streamline. I need to get organized. I need to sleep because my body needs it to recover from exercise - I am not building strength and endurance as fast I ought to be and I wonder if it is because I am not sleeping enough for my body to repair itself. I get so much encouragement from the blogs here, from my Spark Friends, from my teams. So I am not leaving. But I might be here a little less. I don't know yet. I am just trying to find some balance. I want to be able to continue with my running and walking, I want to do yoga, strength training, maybe got to a Zumba or barre class every now and then. I want to do my paper crafts (cardmaking and scrapbooking), I want to read, I want to do my needlework (counted cross stitch). I want to spend time with my husband, my family, my friends. I don't have too many responsibilities at home - I have some help with that, but I need to keep up with the clutter, the laundry and the bills. I have some social media outlets that I like to keep up with. I have some organizing things that I want to do in my home. It all takes so much time. Cooking and food preparation takes time. Grocery shopping! I work and have a longish commute and it seems like by the time I get home and we have dinner and I get ready for the next work day, it is time for bed! No time for any of the fun things that I like to do, let alone for the things that I MUST do. So I don't know, I am just trying to work this out. In the meantime, if you don't see me here, please do not think that I am gone or that I do not care. I DO care. I care so very much. I am just trying to get things under control, find some balance, get some sleep! And with that, I must say good night - I want to try to get at least eight hours in before my group run tomorrow morning! Oh, and I am running in a 5K tomorrow night - if I am able, I will post about that on another blog. Love and hugs to you all!

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TUDAFD 9/24/2014 11:01PM

    Oh, I so understand about not getting enough sleep. You definitely need to fix that. Good luck with everything my friend.
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16TO10 9/22/2014 9:54PM

    Oh do get some rest! If anyone will understand - it's us.

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QTLADY 9/22/2014 10:23AM

    It looks like many others understand where you are coming from, and I know I do. Sleep is very difficult for me as well. My doctor tried to tell me that exercising would help. Well I have done my fair share of exercising, and it does not help me fall asleep! I usually take melatonin to help me and sometimes other things. I wish you the best in your endeavor and I hope you are able to not only get more sleep, but also do more of the things you love to do. Hugs!

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AJDOVER1 9/21/2014 10:57AM

    I so understand what you're going through! I agree, I can't do much about my frequent awakening, but I try to be very strict about staying in bed a reasonable amount of time. I'm blessed that my Guy is good about observing a reasonable bedtime.

I've cut back on my Sparking quite a bit. It seems like every time they make changes, I just drop away from things rather than figure them out. I still track my food, fitness is tracked automatically, I read my friends' posts, but I respond less and less. I've had a blog rolling away in my head for some time, but I just don't know when I'll ever get it out.
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SARAWALKS 9/21/2014 10:06AM

    I can identify with this since I've always had lots of ideas & lots of interests, I've had to accept the need to limit & prioritize...that I simply cannot do all the things I want at once. If I get overloaded, that is when I panic & can't sleep! When my schedule is manageable, I sleep quite well. Maybe try listing things in order of priority? It's hard to choose #1, 2. Etc but can be revealing. Hugs to you & not to worry about being here, that would defeat the whole purpose!
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HOLLYM48 9/20/2014 9:29AM

    HI so hear you Gloria about getting enough sleep. Unfortunately as we women get older, I hear it only gets worse as far as being able to sleep through out the night. Personally, I take some over the counter sleep meds from Costco and have for years because without it, I just cannot get enough sleep in. I really need at least 8 hours or I will have headaches(migraines) the next day. I could not survive on 4 to 5 hours a night so I hope you can find something to help you. I am in bed at 815p every night including weekends for the most part and lights out at 830p. That is when I fall asleep the best, if I try to go to bed later, my body doesn't want to fall asleep. I know it is probably all in my head, but that is what so many problems are anyway, so I just listen to my head. Just know that we are all here for you and always will be. Show up when you can and we will always be here to support you. Have a great 5K tomorrow, can't wait to read all about it and do what you have to do for yourself. This is a support site so the most important thing is to remember that you must take care of yourself first and foremost! And on that note, I better get some laundry done before I go get my hair done today. Not enough time on the weekends to relax and recoup from the week. Take good care and sending big hugs your way!

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MICKEYH 9/20/2014 8:14AM

    We'll miss you but we understand sleep is very important. So don't feel bad, do what you got to do to improve your life style. We are here when you are ready. Take care my dear. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/20/2014 6:25AM

    One of the things I continually remind myself and others is that "doing it is more important than writing about it". Or, in short form, "real life trumps on-line".

Life can get crazy. Those of us committed to putting on our own oxygen mask first completely understand if one of our Spark friends needs to reduce screen time to get higher priorities taken care of. Taking care of yourself, nurturing your body with sleep, good food, and activity has to be WAY at the top of the list... so, don't feel you have to comment back to every comment. Be here when you 1) need to be here for a boost in motivation, 2) have time and are giving yourself a treat.

We know you care! We care, too. About YOU. Because you're worth it. Go ahead and determine YOUR priorities. You may have to give some things up to get others that are more important to you... we all do (I gave up several online games to get myself healthier in real life... a very worth-while exchange in retrospect).

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STEADYANDSTRONG 9/19/2014 10:05PM

    It takes strength and courage to do what we know is right. I think it's beautiful that you're setting a boundary. Be at peace with that. Life is too short to not make priority what is meaningful and important.
As far as sleep, I used to have issues too. I use Valerian Root and won't sleep without it. I also think hormones have a lot to do with sleep cycles. I hope you find something that helps.
Much success on your 5K! And thanks so much for sharing this heartwarming post!
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JANTHEBLONDE 9/19/2014 9:24PM

    Oh my gosh! You poor baby! Just reading your blog makes my head spin! You do so much... Running, Walking, yoga, strength training, Zumba, barre class, paper crafts, grocery shopping, cooking and food preparation, running 5K.'s etc.! No wonder why you're not getting enough sleep! I don't think your body knows how to relax or even has time to relax! I sleep 9-11 hours a day that's my main priority... my other priorities are eating right, exercising and drinking water! I am really proud of you and all that you are accomplishing but your body really does need sleep to recover from all the exercise! I hope you sleep like a baby tonight and get plenty of sleep for your 5K tomorrow!
Hugs and love,
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Determination

Tuesday, September 02, 2014



Yesterday I was happily surprised when I received some SparkGoodies and some messages congratulating me on my one year maintenance anniversary. I had so much excitement going on that I had completely forgotten that it had been a year! Although this is a huge milestone for me, I am still very much at risk of regain. So I am still working hard on myself, trying to make improvements, eat better, exercise harder.

The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%.
When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%.
When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%!

So for me being just a year into it, I know that I still have a lot of work to do in order to keep it off. In fact, I am a prime example of that having lost/gained many times in my life!

This time I am trying to figure out why I gained after losing. Most of my losses were with Weight Watchers. I would follow the plan to a t - never veering off the course. But I think that I felt deprived. And I would get bored with it. Life would happen and I would just quit doing it. I know that quitting will result in big weight gains, but I would just give in and start eating the junkiest food ever and slowly, the pounds would come on. Last time I gained about 70 pounds. How sad. Now I have lost 90 and kept it off for a year. But I have years to go. How am I going to keep this going? This time I am continuing to look for ways to challenge and motivate myself, especially with fitness. On most of my previous losses, I mostly walked or did no exercise. Sometimes I would do a little strength training, but when I think back on it, I don't think that I was that serious. And eventually I quit. Last time I was doing the treadmill at the Y and I quit going because there was a couple of annoying people there...what a dumb excuse. And at the same time, my eating habits had gotten out of control. This time, I don't want to get bored. I started with walking. When I felt comfortable I started doing some strength training videos here on SP. Then I did 30 Day Shred. I started going to a strength training class. I decided to try running. Eventually I found a running group and that has been very nice. They keep me going! I have to SEEK ways to keep myself motivated. Motivation doesn't just come. Most of us lose that motivation very soon because weight management is HARD! And time consuming! And sometimes boring! It takes time to plan meals, grocery shop, cook and TRACK! Yes, I still track every day. When I tell people that, they seem to believe that I am still trying to lose weight - they seem to have this idea that since I am done losing, I should never have to track again. Oh no, I always explain to them. Now it is even more critical because I am guilty of BIG portions, eating calorie dense foods, and eating lots of junk! Maybe one day I will get to a point where this comes naturally to me, but I am not there yet! But I have to say, one of the most important things that I have right now is my DETERMINATION. I might lose the motivation, but I am going to work very hard to keep the DETERMINATION. It is determination that got me on track to lose the weight, to start running when I had never run a day in my life (even as a child). Determination is having resolve, having willpower, having intent and being purposeful. I find that sometimes things are difficult for me, but even so, I work very hard to make it happen - and that is determination! If we set our minds to it, we can do it! As each of you go through your own weight management journeys, I hope that you each can find your own motivation and determination. And while we are here, let's cheer each other on and give each other encouragement! Let's find inspiration in other's successes! WE CAN DO THIS!

  
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WENDYANNE61 9/12/2014 10:44AM

    What a great blog! I am also a motivation seeker and have to keep a hawk´s eye on what I decide to put in my mouth! I am doing my second maintainance challege and that really seems to keep my weight in check - who knew? All the best for years of motivation to come!

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JEANKNEE 9/7/2014 12:10AM

    May your determination see you through to many more maintenance anniversaries to come!

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MEXGAL1 9/5/2014 8:50PM

    Yes we can do this! we all know how.
Keep up the good work
Sallie

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AJDOVER1 9/4/2014 1:03AM

    You are such an incredible inspiration!

I'm also concerned about gaining the weight back. I see it happening to so many people. I believe I've got a strong commitment to exercise, but I'm pretty stagnant in my routine. I just haven't made the time to increase my efforts.

It's been exciting to follow your running progress. You're doing great!
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JANTHEBLONDE 9/3/2014 11:17PM

    Maintenance to me is harder than weight-loss! Congratulations on your one year maintenance anniversary! That is fabulous! I'm so proud of you! You put the Sparks in Sparks!
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HOLLYM48 9/3/2014 7:52PM

    You hit the nail on the head girl! I find maintenance to be just as much work as losing and maintaining sure does take willpower, determination and grit! And of course the support of all of the great people here on SP that cheer us on and keep up on the straight and narrow path to success and health.
Congrats to you on your one year anniversary. That is so awesome! I am so proud of you and I know for me I still track every single day and I exercise like a demon because I don't want to ever have to lose again. It just gets harder as we get older!
Keep up the great work and I will stay here too and cheer you on as we walk this virtual path together!!!
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SUCHANUT 9/3/2014 7:44AM

    You are so right - Determination is KEY! Congrats on your success to date! I know you can maintain because this time you have laid the foundation for success!!
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ONEKIDSMOM 9/3/2014 7:16AM

    So much truth in this blog! Thank you for writing it... I'm voting with my "like"... it deserves a WIDE audience! Huge echoes in my 4 year maintainer brain on these key sentences:

"I have to SEEK ways to keep myself motivated. Motivation doesn't just come. "

I started blogging almost daily in my second year of maintenance because of exactly some of the issues you bring up in your first learning year, and using exactly the strategy of seeking ways to keep the motivation fresh!

I'm one of the 27%, by the way, who kept it off for nearly five years once before and then had it unravel and have to do it all over again. Every loss, every "failure" was a set of life lessons to bring to this one. I am aware that as a POW (previously overweigh person)... I will ALWAYS be at risk of slipping back into the old ways of coping that got me there to begin with.

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STEADYANDSTRONG 9/2/2014 11:29PM

    WOW... I feel I've opened up the right book when I read this blog. You've said so many things that are so vital to this process. I, too, realize that logging food will need to happen even after I "get there."
I understand your words on so many levels... especially the part about finding new ways to motivate yourself. Yep. I agree. Was even thinking of that today!
Anyway, THANK YOU for writing with heart, clarity and wisdom.
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Oh! And Congrats on your 1 year maintenance mark!
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