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My busy seasoning is happening already!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I have had less time to be on Spark recently. I had to edit the work Christmas Card mailing list, fold the cards, stuff envelopes, postmark them & print the labels. Once I am done that, I am going to start with the end of the year tax organizers. The extra work is making the days go by faster, but I am also tired when I leave work now. It will get even busier once I start my training for the new position - then tax season will be here before I know it!

Even now, I have less time to Spark. I feel like I am missing out on a lot of good blogs from you awesome Sparkfriends. I miss reading them! It will be tough keeping up with these two challenges - I can feel it. At least in the one, I am an honorary member - I still want to do a good job so hopefully I can be in their Spring challenge!

Once tax season starts, some days I will be working 8:30am to 8 pm. That means even less time for Sparking!! Hmm... I will have to start bringing lunch and dinner with me. Yikes. I may need two lunch boxes or one bigger one! The fridge is small here, so it will be tough fitting my food in there. The bosses buy us dinner when we work late, but I don't want to get paninis and salad every night. I enjoy variety in my food choices.

There are a few more things I need to get for Christmas. I feel the Christmas pressure hitting me! I need to get the ingredients for the Hot Chocolate Mix I want to make. I also need to pick up the chocolate to melt so I can try making the chocolate covered plastic spoons! At least I don't need those right away - but the sooner I get it, the less stressed I will be. My payday is today, so I can go out this week & weekend and finish my shopping.

I have my work Christmas party Friday & a friend's holiday party on Saturday. It will be tough with my food this weekend. I won't cave in to the bad foods, but I may not get enough good foods. I still need to figure out what to bring to the holiday party - I need to skim through the Spark recipes & find somethin healthy and yummy! I bought a new outfit to wear to the work Christmas party. I got a frilly shirt & a skirt! I barely ever wear skirts. I checked with my Mom to make sure the outfit looks ok together haha. Black & white striped shirt with a red skirt. Hopefully it is presentable enough!!!!!

My calves are still super sore today - even to the touch. Hopefully they heal up by Friday so I can dance at the Christmas Party =)

Hopefully everyone has a great rest of the week. Good luck to everyone with any holiday festivities you may have! Keep Sparking!


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SOOKIE 12/13/2012 10:45AM

    Planning is key and you're already ahead of the game! emoticon emoticon

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    Oh Kimpy!! You so inspire me!! Maybe you can post pics of you dancing in your new outfit!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEWNAC304 12/12/2012 2:18PM

    Don't forget to take care of yourself!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/12/2012 3:28AM

    You are and will be a busy gal over the next months. Very wise of you to think about planning ahead on the meals during the long work days coming up. I know what you mean about missing sparking when you have to cut back. I am finding I need to cut back a bit right now and miss it so before I know it I am at it and spend more time reading friends blogs and feeds than I have. I just realized a few minutes ago that it's already after 12 midnight and I thought it was like an hour earlier. I need to get to bed but am caught up in sparking. I will call it quits soon.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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ROXYZMOM 12/11/2012 4:54PM

    Good job thinking ahead on your meals. Have a great time at your parties! Dance the night away!!

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RACEWELLWON 12/11/2012 2:10PM

    That outfit sounds adorable emoticon I am sure you will be the bell of the ball ! Do not worry about us - we will still be here ! I here you on the calf's - mad me laugh. emoticon I am confident that you will make all of this happen as you always do - keep that stress level down - enjoy yourself at both parties - lunch box suggestion - small cooler on wheels that takes reusable ice pack - check the dollar store - Hugs K emoticon

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LYNSEY723 12/11/2012 1:54PM

    Wow! Very busy! I'm sure you will make it through just fine, you are on top of things and have come so far. The things you have learned along the way will carry you through this busy time.

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GINGERHAWK 12/11/2012 1:45PM

    It sure sounds like you've been busy but the good thing is it also sounds like you've got a plan and you're staying on track. Remember, Spark will be here waiting when you get back so no worries on that front. I'm sure your outfit will be great for the work party - black and red are a winning combo! Have fun!

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PDSLIM 12/11/2012 12:27PM

    It's important to take time for yourself. Do you have a very organized friend who could maybe suggest ways to shorten certain tasks.

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My third 5K - details & a new PR!!!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Saturday morning came way too fast for me. It was 7am, and I didn't want to get out of bed. It was still dark outside when I woke up, and it felt like I didn't get enough sleep. For a second, I even felt like missing the race. Something made me get up & get ready! I put ribbon in my hair to try to dress up a bit. They gave us bells at the race, so I put one on each first. I listened to my music this time. The only time I heard the bells was in between songs!

It was a bit misty for most of the race, but at least it didn't rain. My hands were a little cold, but at least my feet weren't. Christmas is coming up soon, but I think I may ask for a workout jacket/long sleeve shirt. I wore a regular sweatshirt over my workout shirt, and I had to roll up the sleeves towards the end of the race. A few times I felt like I was going to slip and fall because of how wet the ground was. There were some leaves in the park part of the race & that was super slippery! We raced around the school once, and then ran through the park. I saw two squirrels and the creek! I can't wait for the warmer weather again. This 5K reminded me of how much I miss the park!

Even though I was nervous and excited for my 5K, I still forced myself to do it. It was my third one, and I knew I would get through it. It actually seemed like this was my easiest run so far. I jogged a lot more than I normally do during my training. My race time was 36:11 but my chip time was 36:04. New PR!!! I was a bit further back from the starting mat/line so it took me a few seconds to cross it! My first 5K was 37:37, the second was 36:36 and now 36:04!!! I was # 250/317 of the timed racers. There were a lot of other people who were walking that didn't have bibs. I feel very proud of myself! I just need to keep up my training.

I need to figure out my next 5K race. I did a search the other day, but there aren't any close by. There are a few in Philadelphia, but I don't know if I want to go that far by myself. Hopefully a few more pop up soon! I will probably do my own around the neighborhood, but I still like the whole atmosphere of the race.

My legs are sore today, but it was definitely worth it! Besides the 5K, I had a fun weekend. I played the game Risk, and I won! I took my normal 5K after-race photo!!! I also took a picture of the lovely flowers which are on my work desk. I am getting more into the Christmas spirit every day.

My two challenges start soon - tomorrow & Wednesday!! I hope everyone has a great week!







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FATHINSN 12/14/2012 9:37PM

    Love your description about the race! Your hair accessories looks festive, I imagine lots of red and green and bells ringing :D

Best of all, you got new record, CONGRATS!

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NANCYSINATRA 12/12/2012 11:23AM

    Woo Hoo!!!!!! Love new PR!!!! Great job!!!!!

I use the race calender AND my local running company to check out local races. This is my favorite one though. http://www.racecenter.com/race-cale
ndar/ I can use it to see if there is a race coming up somewhere I'm traveling to also. Hope it helps, and keep up the great work. You have some AWESOME times. My first 5K was 40+ minutes, so you are ROCKING girlfriend!!

PS I have those same Christmas towels. :)

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SABLENESS 12/11/2012 7:04PM

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RUNNING-TURTLE 12/10/2012 7:30PM

    Great Job. I'm hoping to one day be able to run/jog or walk a 5k. Keep up the good work.

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JAXMOMMY 12/10/2012 7:09PM

    I had no doubt you would rock this race! Wish I could see those ribbons everyone is commenting on! Congrats!

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SIRENSONGS 12/10/2012 3:50PM

    Love the ribbons in your hair! Congrats on completing another 5k and on beating your PR. You rock!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 12/10/2012 2:37PM

    Fantastic! I knew you would do great!

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RACEWELLWON 12/10/2012 1:22PM

    You look cute - very good Kim - I am so happy for !!! Good job - nice motivation getting out of bed !! Keep it up - you are almost there !! Hugs K emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITBIZZZ 12/10/2012 11:15AM

    Nice going!

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MICKEYH 12/10/2012 10:10AM

    Congrats for your new PR!! Well done for your 5k. emoticon emoticon

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POMATOJUICE 12/10/2012 8:54AM

    Does your city have a local running club? I only knew about the 5k to benefit the zoo and the jingle bell run in my town. When I started looking around, though, I found out that we have a running club that keeps a calendar of all the runs coming up, and there's at least one a month around here! I was totally shocked! I had no idea that there was so much going on in my dinky little city.

Great job on your PR! I'd definitely count the chip time ;)

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ALICIALYNNE 12/10/2012 8:24AM

    WOOOHOOO on your new PR! Knew you could do it!

And those ribbons in your hair are too cute!

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PMRUNNER 12/10/2012 7:36AM

    Way to go!
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ROXYZMOM 12/10/2012 7:25AM

    Very good time! Great Job!

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    Congrats on the new PR!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/9/2012 11:33PM

    Congratulations on another successful 5 km. I love your after photo. You look so pleased with yourself and you should be! Not only did you run the 5 km. but you improved your time once again. I am hoping to run a 5 km in the new year. I started training in the fall but had trouble with my foot. Not giving up though. Congratulations on a great finish!
Wishing you a fantastic week.

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Thank you for the PUSH! I am mentally prepared for my 5K no matter what time I get!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Happy Thursday everyone!!

I am a more prepared for my 5K on Saturday even though I did not train last night. Thank you for all of the support on my last blog & my Sparkpage! I really appreciate it.

Mentally, I am now ready to give it my all on Saturday! I woke up in a very happy mood today which is still here! I was invited to a board game night, and I am going to that tomorrow night. At least I will be having fun instead of worrying about the race the whole night! I keep reminding myself: The time I get only matters to ME - not to anyone else. If I get a slower time, I am the only one that can allow myself to be upset with it. OR I could use the slower time to push myself to train MORE! I am in control of me! I have my outfit all ready now for the race even though I will probably still be cold on Saturday morning! =)

There are many things I have changed in my life - completing 5K races was definitely not in my past! Not only am I being healthier by getting the cardio, but I am giving to a greater cause. The Jingle Bell run supports Arthritis research. My Grandmother & Great Aunt had really bad arthritis before they passed away. I am sure they would both be proud that I donated for this cause & I am also running to give my support! Although I am running as an individual & not on a team, I still know I will do my best no matter what the time says!

I can't wait to post my race results no matter what time I get! I am ready & I am PUMPED UP!!!

The Jolly Holiday challenge starts on 12/10 & I am going to be an honorary team member for a different Winter Challenge which starts 12/16. Both will help me push hard to reach my goals! I have been part of a December Challenge too which has been very helpful also. I have two pounds to lose this month to get to 161. I KNOW I can reach that goal. It just takes one dedicated day at a time!

Thank you to all of my Sparkfriends for giving me that push to believe in myself no matter what. I am in control of myself, but you all have helped me in many ways! This website helps guide me in the right direction. Thank you! I hope everyone has a great rest of the week & a great weekend.

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SABLENESS 12/10/2012 10:06PM

    emoticonand whatever you do will be good, better than not running at all. Great idea, having fun instead of worrying!

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JAXMOMMY 12/8/2012 12:31PM

    I never got to comment on your last blog, but was thinking that you are more prepared than you think simply because this is your 3rd 5K! Thinking of you today! Can't wait to readd your results! You go firl!

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ROXYZMOM 12/7/2012 7:06AM

    You will do great! ENJOY the run!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/7/2012 4:01AM

    You're doing so well with your 5kms. I am sure you'll do fine on Saturday and look forward to hearing about it. Of course I expect another after the race photo. I just loved the change in your expression from the first photo to the second. You looked much stronger after the second race than the first. Go for it. Run like the wind. You'll finish well and for a good cause to boot.
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FATHINSN 12/6/2012 9:24PM

    I also can't wait to read your blog about your race :D

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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/6/2012 9:06PM

    You will do great in the 5k on Saturday!
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LIVINGFREE19 12/6/2012 6:05PM

    Keep talking to yourself and giving yourself a pep talk on how you can do it! (The 5K on Sat.)

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LINDAMARIEZ1 12/6/2012 4:01PM

    have fun Kimp! You can do it! enjoy enjoy enjoy! big hugs
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    You can do it!! Go girl! :-)

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MICKEYH 12/6/2012 10:41AM

    Glad to know you are feeling better. No matter what, you are great. Enjoy yourself and have a safe 5k.

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RACEWELLWON 12/6/2012 10:18AM

    Awesome Kim will check out this site !! Very good cause ! Just keep a steady pace. One tenth of a second is a very long time. If you gain seconds you are doing well. Do not concentrate on the clock. Concentrate on you gait. Let me give you a comparison of second - I would give any thing to take back the one tenth of a second it took to damage my legs ! Just be yourself and have fun !! emoticon Hugs k

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PUPPYWHISPERS 12/6/2012 10:14AM

    I didn't realize you're doing the Jingle Bell too! I have fibromyalgia, a form of arthritis, so this one is always on my list. I did mine on 12/1, and it was so much fun. Be sure to dress up--there were so many people wearing antlers and various other head apparel, and I was sorry I didn't wear mine. But I did wear some holiday bling, and of course, the bells they give you when you sign in.

Have fun, and I can't wait to hear how you do. You're going to be awesome as always!

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NANCYSINATRA 12/6/2012 10:11AM

    I am doing my third race on Saturday too, and am totally unprepared, and stressing. My second 5K was on Thanksgiving, and I beat my own PR, and jogged the entire thing. So silly me decided to push myself a little more and signed up for my first 8K. Then I got REALLY sick. Yesterday was my first day up off the couch, and just trying to get out and walk for ONLY 25 minutes was almost more than I could do. The stress yesterday over the race this coming Saturday had me in tears. Then, like you, I realized the only person the time is important to is me. Who would of thought a year ago I'd be even thinking of participating in a race, let alone doing one. And this is the first one my granddaughter gets to be a part of. After my 8K, we are doing the kids dash together. So not only have I changed my life, I'm teaching healthy habits to the next generation.
So focus on those positive changes you've made. Keep pushing yourself, but pause to enjoy how far you've come. You are doing great, and you are worth it. And I am looking forward to seeing your new PR posted. :)

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ALICIALYNNE 12/6/2012 10:09AM

    That's the girl we knew was hiding in there!

You'll do fantastic; now go have fun with it!!

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I still feel so unprepared for my third 5K run! It is this Saturday!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Happy Wednesday everyone!

The last time I did an official 5K was 10/13. In my head, I planned out training for the rest of October & November to include at least twice a week. I really wanted to shave a minute or two off of my last time of 36:36. Unfortunately, I only jogged a few times since then! Why did I slack off? It wasn't just the sickness. Mentally something was off. I did my own personal turkey trot in my neighborhood on Black Friday. I got a time of 38:22. I am still so happy with that time - but I still need to up my training!

I really was hoping to have my running shoes broken in by now. Unfortunately, the pair I ordered was a 1/2 size too big, so I had to return them. I am still looking to get a replacement pair!

I feel super unprepared for this race on Saturday morning. The 5K proceeds go to an Arthritis foundation - so I know I am at least racing for a good cause. I also hope this race helps push me to train More! I really would like to start using the treadmill at my home! I keep saying it over & over that I want to. I just NEED To start doing it. I don't know where my motivation went!

I still track my food and fitness. I really want to lose 3 pounds by the end of this month. Also, I need to up my fitness minutes!! I still feel proud of myself for everything I have accomplished so far. It seems like I need more KICKS to get me moving! I can't keep blaming the cooler weather & darker skies for my lack of fitness. When tax season comes in, I will have even less free time to exercise... so I really need to keep moving forward!!!!!!

My Jolly Holiday Challenge starts 12/10. Hopefully their mini challenges really help motivate me again! I already started not having tortilla chips! It has only been 5 days, but it seems so hard for me already!! I know I can last the 8 weeks!!

Hopefully everyone has a lovely rest of the week- I can't believe it is Wednesday already & December 5th already!!!

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RACEWELLWON 12/6/2012 10:12AM

    Sorry so late on the return - Kim just have fun - enjoy yourself ! I know you will ! Hugs LIL Racer emoticon

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HI-NRG 12/6/2012 10:02AM

    Your time doesn't matter, it's that you did it that counts.

Here is an image for you.
As you come to the finish line I want you to picture all your Spark Friends and Team Members standing on both sides, chanting and cheering you on. We may not be there in reality, but we'll always be there virtually.
You Go Girl!!!


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BISCO_ 12/6/2012 9:19AM

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ALICIALYNNE 12/6/2012 8:26AM

    Just give it your best on Saturday- I bet you'll surprise yourself!

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It's OK though. Any time you think you can do it, think back to any times in the past when you thought you couldn't do something, and you DID IT ANYWAY. That's part of who you are, and YOU CAN DO IT!

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TATTER3 12/6/2012 6:53AM

    I am so in awe of you!!! Just keep Sparkin'!!

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FATHINSN 12/6/2012 1:38AM

    Wish you good luck for the upcoming race, perhaps you will get faster time than your previous race!

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    Give it your best and enjoy yourself. Be in the present moment and focus on the finish line. emoticon emoticon

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KAPELAKIN 12/5/2012 10:03PM

    This is a tough time of year to stay motivated. My suggestion is to register for a 10K - you know you can do 5K, but upping the ante will give you something to really train for.

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CRAMOMMY 12/5/2012 8:13PM

    emoticon I find the easiest way to motivate myself is to say ... Ill do 10 MINUTES! If Im done - Im done .... Im never done :) But it helps just get me going!

Wishing you all the luck and speedy feet on Saturday :)

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LIVINGFREE19 12/5/2012 7:38PM

    You can do this 5K. You have come a long ways and you can't give up now.
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MICKEYH 12/5/2012 7:31PM

    Wishing you a best of luck on your 5k. You can do it !! I hope you get your motivation back. Let me know if anything that I can be of your help. You do have a tool ( treadmill ) at home . I really hope you will start using it. You can have a good walking exercise session at comfort of your own home. You do not have to worry about weather cold or hot and stranger's eye. You can do good cardio exercise almost 24 hr if you want to. I think this is such a privilege, you are so lucky to have one at home. Not everybody has one. I do have one also and I am so appreciate it to have one in my house and use it everyday. This is a best investment I ever made. (^ ^)}

About your tortilla chips, Yes, you can do it !! If you can do with out flies for over 10 weeks which i am so proud of you about, definitely you can do it with out tortilla chip too. Keep pushing. You will appreciate result later. (^!^))

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SOULFISH80 12/5/2012 6:10PM

    Way to go, I know it will be great. If you are anything like me, before finding SP you never did a 5K. So the fact that you are doing one, is SUPER incredible, no matter how fast/slow you go! BTW I think your time is really great, my best time is nearly 10 minutes slower than yours!! I don't jog that much, mostly fast walking. So, keep it up, you are motivating me to get off my duff, and do a neighborhood 5K, I always feel so good when I do it!

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KIMCOLLINGS 12/5/2012 5:19PM

    I'm doing one this weekend too and figure that even if I end up walking part of it, it will be a blast and festive and fun to participate. Try not to put too much pressure on your self and really enjoy the excitement of the race and festivities. You'll do great!

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LYNSEY723 12/5/2012 5:08PM

    You can do it!!! I am also doing a race this weekend for an Arthritis foundation. As long as we finish - that is the important part! You can do it!!!

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Fall 5% Challenge Final Update & Pictures - I ALMOST made it with 4.5% gone!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Friday Sparkers!! I posted some Old 250 Pics vs Recent Pics at the bottom!

Unfortunately, I did not reach my 5% goal - but I think I did a spectacular job regardless of what the scale says! I lost 7.8lbs (4.5%) in 8 weeks! I don't think I would have lost that month without this challenge. I didn't have any french fries for 10 weeks - Not even one bite! I completed a 5K in 38:22 after being sick & having no training those weeks! My Thanksgiving was great & I was able to share a low-fat dessert with my family. Even though I gained two pounds over this past weekend - I worked really hard this week and they are gone already. I am actually back to 163.2 on the scale!!

Fall 5% Challenge Commitment Updates:
Complete - I will post my weigh-ins every week. (probably on Fridays)
Complete - I will track my exercise to help out myself and my team!
Complete- I will stay on track with my calories/fat/etc the best I can.
Mostly Complete - I will post more frequently on the forum to help my team!
Complete - I will NOT eat any french fries - for EIGHT WEEKS
Complete - I will exercise at least 10 minutes five days a week.
Mostly Complete - I will exercise at least 30 minutes three days a week.
Mostly Complete- I will go to bed on nights when I feel tired/ready. I won't stay up late just because.
Complete - I will do the best I can with the changing weekly challenges!
Complete - I will not get discouraged if I do not meet the 5% loss in 8 weeks

In some ways, I am glad I didn't make the 5%. I can't always get what I want in life. I need to keep pushing forward to get what I want! Once I do reach my healthy goal weight, that doesn't mean I can just stop Sparking and start eating junk food again. I need to continue making different goals every month so I don't get bored or too content and give up. I can't give up on myself!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me & believed I would reach the 5% goal. Hopefully I didn't let anyone down. Even though the scale doesn't show it, I still feel so proud of myself. I have my goals ready for December, March 1st as my "deadline" for my healthy weight, and also a whole bunch of other tasks I want to accomplish. The best part is - I KNOW I will get there! Every single day is important to reach harder & higher! Weigh-in days aren't the end of the world for me! I can always look forward to tomorrow as long as I give it my all. Sometimes I know I could do better - but I still try to be smart with most of my choices!

Should I stuff my face with french fries tomorrow as a reward? Some of you would say - No, don't do it, it will ruin the rest of your day! Others would say - Go ahead, you deserve it! We all have our own choices & decisions to make. This website gives us a lot of wonderful advice, but we all need to decide what is best. Creating my own, personalized program seems to be the best for me. I honestly don't know what I will do until I am there tomorrow with them in front of me! I probably will have a handful, eat them soooo slowly, and my tummy will get upset while still eating them hahaha. But hey, it will be worth it to me =)

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Here are a few pictures of some things I did randomly that made me happy. I saw "my cats" for the first time in months. They grew up with me. When I moved, I gave them to a friend of mine! I also put some pictures of me at 250lbs and also from the start of the challenge and also from last week!








250 Pounds... I feel a little sick to my stomach just seeing myself being so big. I was so unhealthy =(






Start of the Challenge -171 lbs




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CRAMOMMY 12/5/2012 8:23PM

    Fantastic!!! Good Job!!!

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LISAN0415 12/5/2012 12:18AM

    WOW! Congratulations! Look how far you've come!

So happy for you!

Thanks for posting those photos, they are inspirational!

Lisa

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NEWNAC304 12/3/2012 3:18PM

    You have done great! You should be proud of yourself!

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BISCO_ 12/3/2012 12:55AM

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/1/2012 11:44AM

    That is awesome!!! You are doing great!

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HI-NRG 12/1/2012 11:38AM

    I love french fries, too. I try to stay away from the drive thru.

You are exactly right. You need to do what works for you. And, that can change from week to week and day to day. I like the fact that here we can share what works for us and we are surrounded by great ideas and wonderful friends.

You look fantastic.

-donna

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HHB4181 12/1/2012 9:43AM

    So proud!! You look awesome! Great job!

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MARATHONDAD 12/1/2012 9:22AM

    great job buddy u were a great team mate and keep going u are doing amazing

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SH9719 12/1/2012 1:02AM

    You have done well my friend. 4.5% is something to be proud of. You ultimate goal, health, is within reach. You have certainly reached the correct attitude.

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TATTER3 12/1/2012 12:33AM

    This is one of those blogs I want to come back to again! What a motivator!!! Thanks for posting!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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2HAMSDIET 11/30/2012 10:16PM

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FUSIONFITNESS3 11/30/2012 10:11PM

    What an awesome blog. You have done extremely well on the 5% challenge and you should be proud of your 4.5% accomplishment. You have finished the race well!!!
I just love your positive attitude which shines through in this blog. Celebrate even if you didn't make the 5%.
Those before and now photos do tell quite a story. Congratulations.
Maria

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JACKIE542 11/30/2012 10:02PM

    You are doing so great, your pictures prove that so inspiring. emoticon

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FITSMALLCLOTHES 11/30/2012 9:19PM

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HDHAWK 11/30/2012 9:18PM

    emoticon You look great!

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HOLLYM48 11/30/2012 9:07PM

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Looking Good. What a beautiful transformation!

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KAPELAKIN 11/30/2012 8:40PM

    Way to go. 4.5% is amazing, and you look like you've taken 10 years off. You're doing great!

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JAXMOMMY 11/30/2012 7:16PM

    Awesome! You have made so many fabulous and positive changes in your life! So much for for which you can be proud! Now, one more goal.... Stop worrying about letting others down! You said it.... We each make our own choices, our own decisions. We are only doing this for ourselves! Ourselves and no one else! Be proud! You impress me so much! Keep reaching for the stars my friend!!

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RACEWELLWON 11/30/2012 5:51PM

    You are stunning my Dear !! Woo Hoo ! Is that your Dad ? Nice picture ! It will come off - no hurries - slow and easy! Great job on the fries !!! Awesome time on that run - keep training - Hugs K

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ROXYZMOM 11/30/2012 5:24PM

    You did great!! Congratulations!!!

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LYNBRINT 11/30/2012 4:55PM

    You are always so positive and encouraging! I had no idea how far you've come from 250. You go girl!!!
Thanks for all your enthusiasm for our Firecracker team...you made it so fun!
Congrats on the 4.5% ...much better than most of us did!
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OLIVIANIGHT 11/30/2012 4:41PM

    I would not be disappointed with that at all! Awesome progress emoticon

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MICKEYH 11/30/2012 4:31PM

    KIMPY, I just can't stop praising you tonight !! You are so awesome !! You did it !!
Thanks for sharing and following up on your progress with us. Don't worry about 0.5 %. Like you've said you can not be perfect all of the time anyway. You should be appreciate what you've accomplish. And move on to next challenge ( which you've already started..i think.) Way to go and you are certainly on the right track of your weight loss journey.

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BRENDABUNNY 11/30/2012 4:31PM

    emoticon emoticon great job

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 11/30/2012 4:24PM

    You look fantastic! Don't be upset by the 4.5% it's better than a zero, or worse gaining. You should be so proud of yourself! Way to go!

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BOILHAM 11/30/2012 3:25PM

    Great Job!!
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NKOUAMI26 11/30/2012 3:05PM

    Amazing!!! Very much inspirational!!!

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DLDMIL 11/30/2012 3:01PM

    You are doing a great job. You look fabulous and very happy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IRONBLOSSOM 11/30/2012 2:45PM

    Wow, you look great! Cute cats too :-) You're doing amazingly, it's great to lose any weight during the winter and you almost got 5%!

Congrats!

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CAGMUAHFO2 11/30/2012 2:32PM

    No one is disappointed about you reaching 4.5% instead of 5% and you shouldn't be either. You did any amazing job!!! emoticon Losing any weight is hard so you should pat yourself on the back for an amazing loss. emoticon emoticon

Enjoy your french fries!!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 11/30/2012 2:06PM

    emoticon emoticon That is terrific. I need to get my butt motivated like you. I have also set myself personal goals. One of them is to not have any McDonalds (my on the go downfall food) for 30 days, I'm 1/2 way through day 14 without anything. And that's with my family eating it. I just choose subway on those days, something much healthier. You sure are a great motivator. Keep up the good work.

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LYNSEY723 11/30/2012 2:05PM

    You have done great!!! Way to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 11/30/2012 1:49PM

    Just because you didn't exactly get the 5% challege, you are right...you still did spectacular! The pictures tell the whole story! You have lost so much weight, that is so awesome
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PEPPYPATTI 11/30/2012 1:23PM

    You have done such an outstanding job! Give yourself a pat on the back & a few french fries if you want-lol! But really Kim, to see how far you have come is such an inspirations! You are quite the miraculous young woman who can do anything she sets her mind to!
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FITBIZZZ 11/30/2012 1:14PM

    Nicely done!

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ALICIALYNNE 11/30/2012 1:10PM

    4.5% is a heck of a lot better than 0%!

So proud of you for fighting for yourself. Congratulations on a job well done, and keep up the good work!

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