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Whew....

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

.... soooo I knew that I haven't been doing well in my diet and nutrition, but I didn't think it was that off... UNTIL I just attempted to jog for the first time in about 3 weeks... WOW.. it was brutal!!! I even went back in my couch-2-5K program to wk 2, just to make sure I wasn't pushing myself to hard (because of my back/knees). It wasn't as 'easy' on me as I hoped... I literally fell onto the bed when I got home.. I thought my calves were going to explode.
But instead of getting down on myself for letting it get that bad, I thought... you gotta start somewhere. When I first started on this journey, I didn't just get up and run. I had to work up from walking... I made it pretty far, I even completed a 5K in May!!! Which was a great accomplishment!!

So here's the deal: I will be participating in my first mini-marathon on October 21st! My goal is to FINISH it!! :0)

  
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SHAYTH 8/27/2007 3:44PM

    Jen I am very proud of you. You are right you have to start somewhere and you build yourself back up. You will get there I have no doubt.

Hey if you need a walking/running buddy let me know. I started a walking group so I am also in that state of mind to get my butt in gear and get healthy!

Best wishes on your journey to reach your goals...YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

Shay

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AETERNE 8/25/2007 10:40AM

    WOOO SHE'S DOING IT!! :D (Yay peer pressure!!)

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Wedding Dress

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I am so excited! I bought my wedding dress this weekend... however while trying several dresses on I realized that my recent weight gain was not flattering!! So now I must lose the rest of the weight, tone up my body, especially my arms!! I know I can do it!! I have plenty of time and I know I will make it!!

I am going to start training for a mini-marathon on Oct 21st tonight... I hope it goes well... I am a little nervous! But whats the worst that could happen? I lose weight, build endurance, and come in last... it would be all worth it!!

  


Much better...

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Things are MUCH better for me! Thanks to everyone who checked on me and gave me words of encouragement! :)

We booked a bed & breakfast this past weekend for our wedding night! It is awesome! That is another thing knocked off my list! :)

Marissa is doing some mock ups for my invites and I am really excited about those! She is also printing my programs for me and then I will be putting them together. I have a special idea for those and can't wait to see one finished!

I am going next Saturday with my mom, his mom, my sis and my BF to look at dresses in the Bridal District in Cincy! I am SUPER excited about this! I hope to find my dress then and I can get that on order.

I have an appt with a florist next month, but I think that the flowers will be one of the easiest tasks for me to complete. :0)

Overall things are going great! In my fitness, nutrition, wedding, and life in general! :0)

Thanks for all the support, and for those of you who offered to help with the wedding... WATCH OUT!! hehehe.. seriously, I might take you up on the offers!

  
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ICEDIVA76 8/9/2007 2:27PM

    WOW! You are getting a lot done! You must be so excited!
I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better. Sounds like you are rockin'!

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SIMPLYLIVING 8/9/2007 2:16PM

    Great job Jen! You are really getting yourself on track. I am here to help. I have experience assembling things, remember I have been through this before:) Just tell me when. You are rocking and you will be on your way DOWN before you know it!

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PUPSALOT 8/8/2007 5:37PM

    Man you are a busy girl!! Good luck with all the planning!

ps...this is not an offer to help. hehe. ;)

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HEATHERMARA 8/8/2007 1:09AM

    Glad you have turned things around. Baby Steps!

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Blah...

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I just can't seem to get myself in order. A lot of things are going on in my life right now and it is stressing me out! Of course when I get stressed out, I eat!! And I eat all the wrong things, then when I eat all that crap all I want to do is lay around the house! So lately the calories have been up and the cardio way down... if it wasn't for vball I wouldn't be getting a lot of cardio--unless you count running around work like a chicken with its head cut off! :0)

I want to lose some more weight, but I just can't get myself to find that happy place again. I feel tired all the time, I don't sleep well, I eat junk, I am not cooking, I am broke, and my job sucks. I am ready for things to change, but can't seem to make any decisions to make that happen.

Only 9 more months until my wedding day, and that is just another added stress to my life... It is coming so quick... So many things need to be done, but I can't find the time or energy to do it. But this weekend I am going to bite down and get some things done. I need to talk to the florist, find a bed & breakfast, and start on my guestlist. Then on the 18th I am going to Cincy to find a dress! I must get things done! My fiance is great and I know would be willing to help me out with things, I just have to figure out my plan! :0)

  
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LORIEK 8/7/2007 12:22PM

    Hey, woman. I can identify... Are you feeling any better about things these days? Got any accomplishments (things you've knocked off your list) you can celebrate?

Who's helping you with your wedding? If there's anything I can do to help, just let me know. I love planning events and am great at internet research (like finding bed & breakfasts, etc.). If I can be of service, I'd love to help!

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HEATHERMARA 8/2/2007 1:05PM

    Jen- a freind emailed this to me last night- I thought you would be interested- it is very motivating.

http://www.merco
la.com/2005/jul/5/steve_jobs.htm

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HEATHERMARA 7/31/2007 12:09PM

    Hey Jen- You do sound very stressed. When I have too much stuff to do (which is most days) I write down all the things I have to do and put them in three catagories- things I want or like to do, things I am neutral about doing, and thing I don't want to do. I then do 3 tasks in the like category, 2 tasks in the neutral, and 1 in the don't want to list. That helps me to get moving and I usually even get more accomplished.

I don't know your work situation but it sounds like you need a new job too- you spend way to much time at work to think it sucks.

Hope your week gets better- see ya tonight.

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21-Day Challenge

Monday, July 23, 2007

How exciting!?!?! The Louisville Loser's challenge started today and it couldn't have came at a better time! I need this to help motivate me and find that healthy person again! :0)

SW- 174 (ugh!!)

  
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JENBUG28 7/25/2007 8:23AM

    Well day 1 and 2 were pretty good! I stayed within my calorie range and I got lots of cardio yesterday!! I really need to keep it up! Strength training has been a job for me lately, maybe I can buckle down and do a 15 minute session today!!

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