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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!


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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One 30 Day Commitment

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Because I'm ADD, it's very hard for me to stick to anything for an extended time (part of my struggle with weight loss). Today, I am committing to doing Jillian's 30 Day Shred (and nothing more). I've got 59 days until I have to go back to work so this is the perfect time to make the rest of my summer vacation count - and give me more energy for another school year.

Day 1 of the Shred is in the books! It was tough, but I feel better already. Has anyone out there completed the Shred? I can't wait to see the results of this 30 day journey!

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PATSYB7 7/21/2013 5:43AM

    I haven't done the Shred but it sounds great--good for you! I have ADD so I know what you're dealing with. I start challenges but then get so distracted! Hang in there and keep us posted.
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Made in Heaven Mangoes

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Yesterday, I got to experience the tropics in Texas - in my mouth. My husband bought some mangoes from Sprouts for a snack. I'm usually not a mango person but these mangoes were heavenly. I could picture these mangoes being plucked right from the mango tree in some tropic paradise (even though I've never actually seen a mango tree). What a treat! It was so sweet and juicy - better than ice cream or a candy bar! I highly recommend them if you're looking for a sweet snack.

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PATSYB7 7/7/2013 6:01AM

    Yum! Thanks for the great idea. Have a super day!

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Almost 5-O

Thursday, July 04, 2013

I never thought I'd be 50, and now I'm just weeks away. I don't know what 50 is supposed to feel like, but I don't feel like I'm almost 50. I'm not sure I'll feel or act "mature," whatever that means.

The one thing I do know is that I don't want to use my age as an excuse to let my health - mental and physical - to continue to deteriorate. I've been up and down and up (currently) with this weight battle and am exhausted trying to beat it. Yes, I agree with the government that it is a disease, but a preventable one. My addiction to food is real, debilitating, and dangerous. I'm pledging this first year of the 50s as my year to beat it once and for all. Now, I guess I have to resign from the 40 yr old group and join the 50+, right?!

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SPEEDY143 7/5/2013 6:39PM

    50 ROX!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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NYARAMULA 7/5/2013 1:39AM

    Hope you have a wonderful 50th birthday. With your attitude, I know you will rock the 50's.

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DWSCHUYLER 7/4/2013 6:13PM

    You have the right attitude! Keep making goals! emoticon

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MYBESTNOW 7/4/2013 5:50PM

    First of all, congratulations on hitting 50! The funny thing is you won't even realize you're 50 for a few years - it's a strange phenomenon. It's only a number, anyway. With the addiction to food, first fall in love with fresh lemons and limes and keep a couple on hand all the time. When you feel hungry, grab a tall glass, put in ice cubes and water, then cut a piece of lime or lemon and squeeze it in your drink. Take time to have a nice, refreshing drink. By the time you do this, some of the craving will have gone away. You'll be doing something really great for yourself - and be taking a step towards your goals, too. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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