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Hello Again

Friday, May 21, 2010

Has it really been 10 months since I've been on Spark People?!? Life has been crazy and busy, but that's no excuse. Three weeks marks the beginning of summer vacation, changing of routine, and the threat of weight gain. I haven't gained any weight back in my absence from Spark People, but I'm still not at my goal. I need the extra motivation and incentives to get me the rest of the way!

  


Back from Hiatus

Sunday, July 05, 2009

So...I lost 10 pounds as of the end of May. I was feeling pretty great. Very proud of myself...perhaps a little too proud because I decided that I didn't need to track my eating or exercise on sparkpeople anymore....hmm, that was a mistake because here I am a little over a month later and 5 pounds heavier :( With the start of summer and vacations and visitors my eating habits went south. It's time to get back on the wagon and recommit to my self-improvement. It feels great to lose weight, I just have to hold onto the drive and motivation and to never "relax" for too long.

  


Sweet Tooth

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

emoticon I have come to the realization that I eat way too much sugar (mainly in the form of chocolate). Our pantry and refrigerator are full of healthy snacks, but it's the dark chocolate hershey kisses in the freezer that I seem to always grab for. For as long as I have been living on my own, I have had hershey kisses in the freezer...I'm taking a big step today and NOT replacing the bag that just ran out today. No more chocolate kisses. The next step...no more buying sugar cereal. Lucky charms and cocoa puffs are yummy, but the sugar content is crazy. We have a box of cocoa puffs in the pantry right now and I want to just throw them away to remove the temptation, but should I feel guilty about wasting food? Even if it's bad food? I'm so weak when it comes to sugar/chocolate, especially when it's in the house...so no more buying sweets!

  


Back from a Bug

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Having a cold sucks...but it feels good to actually run tonight after a week of not being able to breath out of my nose! While I feel well enough to get back to running, a part of me is a little upset that I have been set back a whole week...no exercise for a whole week...I know that it wasn't my fault, that I was sick, but I'm finding it a little hard to jump back on the wagon. I was just hitting my stride, my routine, and then boom, a cold :( I just need to force myself back into my routine.
I'm finding that on this journey to a healthier me I have to force myself to have a short term memory. To not dwell on the pitfalls and setbacks, but to acknowledge them and move on. Keeping my eyes and heart on my goal, one small weigh-in landmark at a time. My first goal was to lose 10 lbs by my vacation to NYC in the middle of March...I'm halfway there, now I just have to keep my motivation to lose the last 5 lbs. Then, establish a new small weight goal, probably 10 more lbs by my birthday in May (and my 5k run!).
Sorry if this particular entry didn't read well. Hopefully my ramblings made sense. I just wanted to reflect on my absence from Spark and give myself a motivation peptalk!

  


1st Attempt

Friday, February 06, 2009

emoticon I've been running pretty consistantly for the last month or so and I've been really surprised and excited about how fast I have built up my endurance. Tonight I attempted to run a 5k on my treadmill for the first time. I wasn't able to run the whole time, but I ran a good chunk of it and finished in 40 minutes!! My goal is to run it in under 30, so I think I'm well on my way. I'm so excited that I am able to run this fast/long. I couldn't even run a full mile in high school and now I'm almost running a full 5k!! I love running!!

  


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