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Friday, March 05, 2010

So today is a running day....didn't make it to the gym, instead I ran outside in my neighborhood. It was flurrying a little, and my hands were cold because I forgot gloves - but I really enjoyed it! I had forgotten how much faster time goes when you are in the fresh air and watching the scenery change.

Didn't have a route planned, so I used map my run when I got home to figure out my mileage. 1.1 miles instead of the treadmill .89 in the same time. Guess the scenery and cold made me move faster too, lol.

Successful week.

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URMYLF 3/7/2010 10:59PM

    I put in more effort outdoors as well! Yeay for spring!

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    That sounds awesome. Maybe the cold did move you faster? It would have me. :)

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LILBIT82 3/5/2010 2:54PM

    Nice to hear you got your run in and the bonus of being out in nature! emoticon

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Five Motivators

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Five things that motivate me.

1. To feel better physically and mentally. I know that when I drop the pounds I start to feel more confident. I have more energy. My mind feels clear. I get more active.

2. To set a good example for my kids. To get them interested in eating healthy and exercising. To understand that eating healthy can include some treats, to find the balance while they are still young.

3. To feel my real age or younger!

4. To be able to shop anywhere I want. Not be limited to plus size and women's clothing.

5. To show myself that I can do this!!! I have been on this journey for a long time now. A certain amount of self doubt has developed. I need to prove to myself that I can!

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URMYLF 3/1/2010 12:32PM

    I'm looking forward to number 4, too!

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SEBASTIANALADY 2/28/2010 10:28PM

  Love your motivators.

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LILBIT82 2/28/2010 1:48PM

    Great things to keep in mind! And you have a great eye for color, your page is a pleasure to visit.

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BLESSEDMAZARS 2/27/2010 11:15PM

    Amen to those, they're great!

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KAIMANAOC1 2/27/2010 11:53AM

    Great motivations!

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CHRIS3215 2/27/2010 11:46AM

    emoticon emoticon!!!
Were all here for you!!!

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

I seem to be slacking and I need to figure out why.

Need to clear my head. Get focused again. Write a list of all the things I need to get done, so I can prioritize.

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RKSPICY 2/21/2010 9:29PM

    For sure writing stuff down can make a big difference! Keep on Sparking

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BLESSEDMAZARS 2/21/2010 8:59PM

    Take a deep breath, sit down with a cup of hot tea and relax. This is a journey, with a few bumps in it, but a neverending journey nevertheless. Try to remember the things that are working for you and scratch out the things that make you stumble and fret. Press past your comfort zone and remember to have your goals written out and in sight as a constant reminder. I'm praying for you and cheering you on. You can do this! And we're here for you!

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MOUSTER 2/21/2010 2:33PM

    lists are good. you can do it and you will figure it out. i'm always here for you if you need to bounce ideas or thoughts off of.

i hope you got out today and get that walk in you wanted to do. My friend pushed me to get out and walk today told me it will clear the head. I think it helped.


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So many significant dates

Friday, February 12, 2010

Saw a blog yesterday that was "Day ....." three hundred and something. Made me think about how long it can take to make new habits that last. Today is 47 days since I started concentrating on all this again. But if I really think about it there would be many other starting points and the count would be much higher.

I've been on SP since Thanksgiving 2005 so that would be 4 years and 2 1/2 months. I was very successful when I first started back then. Worked out at home with Leslie Sansone dvd's and some fit television shows.

Must be something significant about Thanksgiving for me. Is it because of all the celebratory meals we are planning to eat, or maybe it's because another year is ending, and I haven't made the progress I had planned.

Thanksgiving 2006 is a marker too - I joined my local gym again and hired a personal trainer. My trainer worked me hard and introduced me to one of the most important people in my life. My gym buddy.

Jan - May 2007 I did a Biggest Loser competition at the gym and lost the most weight I have in a long time and changed the shape of my body significantly.

June 2007 I started to train for a 5K - made even more changes to my body - incredible what running does for those legs!!

December 2007 was a notably bad month - the gym I had rejoined in 2006 closed. This was the same gym I had belonged to on and off since I was 17. Sad day and still greatly missed. It was the "Cheers" of gyms - everyone knew your name and there was this great energy about the place.

So 2008 was a year of floundering - couldn't find a new place I liked to work out in - lost touch with my gym buddy - had some health issues. Gained back all the weight plus some and lost all that great strength and flexibility I had worked so hard to get.

Hello Thanksgiving 2008!! Reconnected with my gym buddy. Joined the new gym they put in place of the old favorite. It was a year of trying to get back. Notice I used that word "try". Really it's not that great of a word. It usually means I already know I'm not going to succeed. So no more trying!!

December 2009 lets do something new. More less than stellar medical news. Found "Eat-Clean Diet'.

January 2010 even more get your act together NOW medical news. So some "trying" to get back to the gym. Renewed effort on the eating.

February 2010 I'm doing. Yes there was a virus last week that interferred with my plans, but my thinking is still very clear on what I need to do. This week was a complete week at the gym and started to track what I eat.

Now I am looking to the future for some significant dates:

Reaching onderland for the last time!
Getting out of the obese category and into overweight.
Getting out of overweight and into the healthy category.
Reaching my ultimate goal!!!

or things like:

Running my first 10k
Running the Disney Princess 1/2 marathon.
Running the Cincinnati flying pig marathon!

So much to look forward to! And it's all so very good!!


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TURBO6X2 2/18/2010 8:34AM

    Awesome way to go!!!

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JUDIES 2/12/2010 9:24PM

    Thanks for all the support!! emoticon

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SOFIABUG2002 2/12/2010 9:11PM


Great plan of attack! You go, girl!

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RKSPICY 2/12/2010 6:35PM

    emoticonthat is the way to go...write it all down and planned ahead! emoticon

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MOUSTER 2/12/2010 5:40PM

    Awesome! Thank you for inspiring me to rejoin sparkpeople. We'll do it this time!!

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BLESSEDMAZARS 2/12/2010 1:03PM

    Awesome! It's wonderful to sit down and write your journey out. AND to know that you are still on that journey. It really never ends, but even if you've swerved off course for a season, you're back on the road to a healthier YOU! Keep on DOING!

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February 11, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Good workout this morning. Warmed up on treadmill - then did a circuit to work arms, shoulders, legs and glutes. I need to work on a plan ahead of time so I will move quicker and keep my heart rate up. Finished with 30 minutes on the Arc trainer.

Logged my food from yesterday and I did great! Stayed in my range for all the important ones! Improved some of the extra nutrients I am watching.

One good day down - now to keep myself motivated!

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SOFIABUG2002 2/11/2010 2:01PM


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PATTIDGN 2/11/2010 9:32AM


keep your planning and you will be sucdcessful!!!

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