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Starting Over - again

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Here I am again - only more downhearted this time. I had such good success, lost 50 poiunds, felt strong and proud - but when I fell, I fell all the way down. So, here I am again - back to 200 pounds, now 50 years old, with more physical aches and pains to get in my way. But I'm making a plan to be successful again. I joined the January Challenge so . . . here goes!

  
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CRIS76 12/29/2011 8:24AM

    small goals will lead you to success :)

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GRANDMACOO 12/29/2011 7:57AM

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Setting small goals is helpful. I always tell my patients that losing 10% is a doable thing!

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BRASKIN 12/29/2011 7:36AM

  I so understand and I couldn't be more tired of the word "again".... Good luck in the new year. emoticon

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Two days in a row

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

This morning I ran. Not far. Not fast. My knees hurt already and I got a blister. But I ran, nonetheless. It's a good sign.

  
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IMAGIN8 6/30/2009 5:08PM

  Heya, good for you!

Do you know about the c25k (couch to 5k) podcast? I started with that last July, when I was over 200lbs and couldn't walk around the block. It gets you into it gently so you don't get hurt, and gives your body a chance to adjust. I highly recommend it -- I did a 10k race on Sunday with no trouble at all. I would never have imagined that this time last year!

Good luck with your running, and have fun with it. It DOES get fun, eventually.

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. . . and again

Monday, June 29, 2009

Worked out this morning for the first time since . . . well. . . some time in the beginning of March. And if I don't exercise I just don't eat right. For me, the two are not just correlative; it's causative. And my weight shows it. The true test will be whether I'm back again tomorrow.

  
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IMAGIN8 6/29/2009 4:05PM

  Hey, I'm just back it too! Welcome back to both of us :-)

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Plan of Attack

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Today I commit to begin again. I've been dancing around it for sometime. Tomorrow I'll. . . Later I'm going to . . . I could try . . .

It's basically a just do it and I'm not. Today my scale showed my weight at 156.2. I've been hanging around 150 for a while but had gone up to 153.9 yesterday. I haven't been recording faithfully and that has to be my second action. First commit, second record, third get a daily plan for exercise back in there. This heading the wrong way on the scale has got to stop! Today!!!!

  
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IMAGIN8 4/7/2009 4:50PM

  You go!! I'm with you, all the way.

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NHSTITCHER 4/7/2009 1:35PM

  Today is the day, you can do it! I'm rooting for you!

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Still mostly off track

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Less hours at work this week, more like 11 or 12 a day than 16 and that's way better. And I didn't have to get in so early so I had time in the mornings to exercise -- I just didn't. It's that getting started again thing. I remember how proud I felt of how I was doing and the progress I was making; how strong I felt; how disciplined I felt -- and then I rolled over to get another hour of sleep.

Yesterday, though, I participated in my first official race. It was called the 4Kay Race Against Cancer and it was, in fact, a 4k race rather than a 5k. That was probably good for me since I hadn't been running or doing any cardio so I'm rapidly losing all of that endurance. I ran with a friend who, in the past, ran a marathon, but who suffers from a medical condition that can get in the way of her ability to breathe. It's called mediastinitis secondary to fibrosing histoplasmosis and although she had been doing well for the past several years, it flared up in the last month or so and she needed to walk two or three times during the race. I stayed with her so my time was not great but the opportunity to do something healthy with a friend was. We received pamphlets for other races at the conclusion so I'm thinking that one way to keep me engaged is to keep signing up for races for good causes. I'll feel like I have to do them for someone else's sake and maybe that will help keep me on track with running.

Anyway, I'm still trying to figure out why I'm so off track in my head that causes me to eat so poorly and not jump back into the things that were making me so happy and proud. IN the meantime, I'm making a plan for the week. That may be part of my problem. Leaving my organized classes means I don't have the structure I once had about where to be when. I think I might need that structure to keep on track. So, I'm back to I'd better plan to succeed or I'll fail.

  
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IMAGIN8 4/5/2009 2:59PM

  Good for you. Signing up for races sounds like a good way to go, and you're supporting your friend a the same time. I think once you force yourself to get out there regularly it'll come easier quite quickly. I'm glad to hear you're able to cut down on your hours, gosh no wonder you got demotivated, you must have been exhausted. I don't know how you do it. Amazing.

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