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Thursday, September 04, 2014

So I officially started my healthy lifestyle changes on Monday Sept 1. Yes for some reason I always do better if I start on the 1st or a Monday, and this time it was extra perfect, bc It was the 1st of the month on a Monday ;) So I have been doing pretty awesome actually, eating wise. I am cutting all refined sugar and white flour out of my life. This is hard for me since I LOVE sweets. But I know that they are awful for my weight, and most of all the health of my body. I have been reading so much about different foods and how it greatly effects your body, causing illness and disease. I want to be as healthy as I can be, I want to take care of what God gave me the best I can, and be here for a long time if I can have anything to do with it!
I do need to make my running/excercise a priority. My life is so crazy with 5 kids and going back to work (part-time), my husband is in school, and working, and i have 3 teen girls, 1 2 yr old boy and one sweet little 2 month old. So finding time to excercise has been challanging for me. I figured the best time for me to excercise is EARLY in the morning, I will have to get up at 4:30am to excercise. I have done this before, i am just finding it so much harder bc I am so tired and get very broken up sleep at night. And I know that sleep is important for optimal health too! I do want to train for a half marathon in March. I want to start lifting, which I have never done, I have always just stuck to cardio. So baby steps, I can do this, I just dont want to overwhelm myself!
oooo and I have lost 5lbs since Sept 1.

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LACY77 9/14/2014 3:30PM

    I started the same day! :) we can do this!

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JENSTRESS 9/4/2014 12:10PM

    Good for you! I highly recommend kettlebells if you want to do weights. They are weight centered but also considered cardio because of how it goes. I LOVE them.

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LALATIDAH 9/4/2014 11:28AM

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Im back and READY to start this awesome journey

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I love Sparkpeople, and I always find myself coming back here. I think its a great community and can be very motivating and full of support. Not to mention all of the information they have available for us with new ideas!
I had a baby 8 weeks ago, and I am anxious to get back on track, I tried to keep as healthy as possible with this pregnancy, but to be honest the last few months were ruff. I stopped running and excercising pretty much altogether because I felt so crappy and HUGE! Being 35 and pregnant is alot different than when I was 19 and pregnant! Not to mention its my 5th child and keeping up with 4 other children makes it even more tiring! I gained 66lbs (eeek!) and I feel horrible and need to get back into shape!!!
I want to log onto sparkpeople daily and keep motivated. I am finding it hard to do this, because I am so busy and feeling overwhelmed. But, I do know that in order to hold myself accountable I must do whatever I can to log in everyday and record my food and exercise.

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WDIPIM 8/24/2014 7:52AM

  Congrats on baby and good luck.

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2DAWN4 8/24/2014 7:48AM

    Wow! First of all, congratulations to you on the birth of your little precious one! Second of all, you sound like an amazing woman. I wish you luck on your journey! It sounds like you are determined to find a way to make all of this happen! Stroller rides with the little one are a great way to exercise!

Once again, congratulations!

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starting AGAIN

Thursday, August 08, 2013

So Ive been on this journey now for awhile...4yrs give or take a few months. i have lost 117lbs total. That sounds like alot. That IS alot, but you know whats so crazy is that I still feel like I look that same way that I did when I was super big. Size 24 pants to size 10. I still feel disqusted with my physical apearance at times, and then I look in the mirror and I see what a difference there is. I look at pictures, actually I showed a coworker today my fat pictures and she didnt believe it was even me! That is a compliment. But why do I feel so down about myself? I have been finding it hard to get motivated again. I have a lot of personal things going on right now and to be honest I am more stressed out than ever in my life. Sometimes i dont eat when Im stressed then I get so hungry that I eat crappy things. and crappy things make me feel better for a short time. Then I feel sick from the carbs and sugar...and I get tired...and I dont wake up in the morning to go to the gym..then I feel like crap because Im not excercising. Ugh. What a vicious cycle. But after showing my coworkers my fat pics, I have decided that I have come a long way. I look like a totally diff person. i still have 20lbs to lose until Im completley happy with my results. .

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DEE1221 8/8/2013 7:22PM

    You have done such a geat job. Please don't be so hard on yourself. Give yourself a pat on the back for all the work you have accomplished!!. Be happy, feel good about yourself, work on, but don't get stressed over the last 20 pounds. You can do it!!

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getting impatient.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Im so frusterated this week...i havent really lost anything, just maintaining but i havent been eating bad at all and I have barley had ANY carbs and my protein levels are high. I guess its bc Im PMSing? I dont know but I am going to start my running up again and train for a 10k,. I havent ran for 3 months after I was running 5miles due to a heel injury. Im hoping its completley healed bc i really want to get back into running...i feel soooo much better. I just hate when I dont lose, its so discouraging.

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SKEEWEE2MEK 3/28/2013 7:14PM

    PMS sucks! Don't let it get to you though. You should immediately see a change on the scale after the "special week" is over. Also, don't forget to measure progress in other ways, like with a tape measure to see inches lost. Good luck training for your race! emoticon emoticon

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JOANPHIL1 3/28/2013 4:56PM

    Don't let your frustration get you down. PMS will definately affect your loss. Taking on the challange of a 10 mile run is great well done you. emoticon

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Totally bummed.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Almost two weeks ago I injured My heel while running 4-5 miles 4 days a week. I thought maybe it was plantar faciatis (my spelling is off) which is not an injury you really want as a runner. Sometimes it takes almost a year to heal if it gets really bad. I don't think that's what I have thank God! I think it is just inflammation of the tissues of my heal because I was wearing those toe sneakers to run in which doesn't really give much support but its like running barefoot which I Love! But I threw those away and for some Nike running shoes. So meanwhile while I've been waiting for my injury to cease I have been using the stationary bike. I do not like it. It's incredibly hard to keep motivated when you have a very limited selection of excercising choices. So today when I went to the gym I ran just 1 mile and then did some time on the bike. I am praying my heel does not get worse. I guess I will be able to tell later today but at as right now I don't hurt so yay!!!!
The goals I set on my spark page for my weightloss are gonna have to be revised yet again. Boooo :( I can't dwell on it though. I gotta keep looking forward and focusing on that hot body I WILL have when I reach my goal. So later on today or tomorrow I will update my goals.

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MSKIZ69 1/26/2013 12:41PM

    You are doing great--we all misstep from time to time, we are human! Slow and steady is the best way so don't beat yourself up--keep pushing!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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