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Friday, July 25, 2014

I took my measurements today - first time since 2010. My 2010 measurements were stored on my sparkpeople page. I had the same waistline measurement, 2" less on my arms, .5" less on my hips. Yes, that's not much progress in 4 years, but I'm moving forward!

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That was fun?

Monday, July 21, 2014

I just finished Week 4 - Day 2 of Couch to 5K. I'd love to say it was exhilarating fun, but I'd be lying. I made it through the first half ok, but the second part was "forced" and my mind collapsed my body. I just started walking the last minute of my last 5 minute interval. My legs felt like lead.

The good part is I had a few more minutes left on my tunes and one of those songs with the perfect running rhythm came on and got me going again for an additional 2 minutes during my cool down. Thank goodness for music - I recently discovered and love it!

Today, I learned that sometimes running is not "fun," and it's ok to pause the program and run differently and do it my way!


Steady wins the race!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Just completed Week 4 Day 1 of Couch to 5K. That last 2 minutes took some mental warfare to make it through, but I succeeded!

I just changed my goal of getting to goal weight by Jan 1 (at 2 lbs per week) to doing half of that by Jan 1. I've been trying to lose 2 lbs. per week for last 3 weeks but losing 1 lb. per week. I think this is much more do-able (and a lot less stressful)!

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SUNSHINE99999 7/19/2014 3:49PM

  Indeed it does. emoticon

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LIZZY0223 7/19/2014 3:15PM

    Steady does win the race! emoticon emoticon

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Up and Running Again

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Today I finished Week 2/Day 3 of C25K (couch to 5K), and it felt great. The last time I tried this was summer 2011. I made it to the end of week 6 and broke my elbow. It's taken a while to get back up from that fall, even though the fall happened after my run (while walking the dog).

I'm glad I haven't given up. This time I'm more determined. I want to remember what worked last time and not treat myself so harshly. I've discovered that I'm my own worst bully.

Now, I'm searching for things to do and feed on (literally and figuratively) that will keep me on the right track. Cooking at home has helped a lot, as well as reading inspirational stories and watching Extreme Weight loss Episodes. Here's to not giving up and being kinder to myself!

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KATHARINA01 7/12/2014 5:10AM

    Good luck with your program and don't be so hard on yourself.

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ARNETTELEE 7/12/2014 4:38AM

  Happy sparking!

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Starting over-again!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Nothing will work unless you do." - Maya Angelou

Today I will track my food and exercise 30 minutes.

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GARDENQE2 5/31/2014 11:00AM

    It's an old saying but true...the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
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