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W1D1 C25k & Spring into Summer Challenge

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I started 2 new challenges today! I thought the two of them will work well together. One of my SP teams I am on, "Done Being the Fat Girl" is starting a new challege called "Spring into Summer (sis)" and I also joined the SP team "Couch to 5k".

I did my W1D1 C25k today and it was sooo cold! (42 degress out!) But at least the rain stopped while I was running/jogging. You wouldn't think 60 seconds of running at a time would be tough but this was sure tougher than I thought! I did feel really good after I was done!! emoticon

I am also going to continue doing the SP bootcamp videos and playing volleyball 2-3 nights a week. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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MADMISTRESS_65 3/23/2010 3:09PM

    How I wish I could run. I would love to do this. I'd be lucky to walk 5K right now, though. It's certainly something to shoot for in the future though, eh? Keep up the great work and see you around the Firefly camp. Heh

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SM-ARTGIRL 3/23/2010 8:51AM

    C25 K makes me smile every time I complete a day- I think , wow, I can run??? Yes I can RUN!
I am on week 6 Leslie, being outside is invigorating isn't it?
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DASEEMAN 3/22/2010 11:00PM

    Way to go Leslie! I think I will check out that SP team "Couch to 5k". I have been dabbling with the idea of doing some running but just didn't know how to get started.

You go girl!!!!

Deb

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RUNNING_LUCY 3/22/2010 10:58PM

    Good job, creating a mixture of different types of exercising really helps me to stay motivated. Good luck!! emoticon

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E1SPAG 3/21/2010 10:01PM

    Hope you have a great time with your challenges and reach your goals!
Ellen

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MY1FAN 3/21/2010 6:59PM

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P0KERS0PH 3/21/2010 6:40PM

    I'm scared to start the couch to 5k programme. I really need to step out of my comfort zone and give it a try at least!

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NEWCASTLE7B 3/21/2010 6:11PM

    Great job Leslie! And hats off for running outside, with all the inclines it can be much harder than the treadmill, in fact I need to start running outside more myself!

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CRYSTALFLAIZ 3/21/2010 5:37PM

    Leslie -you and Lisa make it sound so fun.I've been adding Quickfire challenges they are fun just not fitting the whole challenge into my day yet.
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THENEWCINDY 3/21/2010 5:15PM

    good luck!! I am in the SIS challenge as well

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ESBELL 3/21/2010 4:43PM

    Love the C25k Program !! I did it last year and have finished several races!! Good luck with your training emoticon

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Goals - tough to do

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Well, a few weeks ago I posted goals wanting to lose 2 lbs a week Well, so far that hasn't happened. I have lost about 1 lb a week since then, so not too bad. I joined a new team, Couch to 5K but won't be able to start until next week. I am working 10-12 hours a day so there is no light left when I get home to run/walk! Plus I am just too exhausted.

I am hoping that doing the Couch to 5k will boost up my weight loss without being too overhelming. Every week my fitness activities show that I go over what is being counted, so I sure would think that the weight loss would be better! So, I am hoping that doing the walk/run training will change things up for my metabolism!

~Leslie

  
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KELLYTHERASCAL 3/11/2010 1:50PM

    Great job starting the couch to 5k! You will do wonderful and you'll reach those goals. Don't put too much pressure on yourself to reach a certain number, just stay consistent and you will do it!! emoticon emoticon

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E1SPAG 3/10/2010 8:42AM

    Leslie,
Good for you! It does seem like the walk/run should boost your metabolism. In the long run, no matter what, it will make you stronger and healthier! Hope you survive the week at work,
Ellen

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BAILEYSMOM7 3/10/2010 7:00AM

    You are doing great!!! This is not a scale thing, this is a better you thing..and you are doing it!! I might join the C25K as well. I was thinking about it. I used to train for marathons but I always ended up cutting it short due to some injury. I talked to someone yesterday who was talking about the Disney Marathon and how they light fireworks at the start, you run through all the parks, etc. That is really something I would love to do. The Couch to 5k would be my best start. Keep it up, Leslie! You are doing so well!!

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CRYSTALFLAIZ 3/10/2010 12:46AM

    Makes sense to me. Sounds like a good plan. emoticon

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30th Class Reunion - GOAL!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ok, we got notification yesterday that my husband's 30th class reunion is June 12th! I am SO not ready for this! Ok, I'm going to buckle down and really make this happen. I am going to set some big time goals and I would like my SP friends to hold me accountable for these goals (please!). They did not have a 25th, so I have not seen some of these people in 10 years and about 9 years ago is when I started putting on all the weight. Here are the goals for right now:

1) Lose 30 lbs by June 12th! emoticon
2) Carefully watch portion control and log everything single thing I put in my mouth! emoticon
3) Work out 6 days a week. Take Saturdays off to refuel. Do more than just my bootcamp videos - add extra cardio! emoticon

Here's my weight goals:

192: 2/17/2010 - starting weight today
190: 2/22/2010 - 191.4 (boo 1.4 lbs down from goal... I will hopefully make it up this coming week!)
190: 3/1/2010 - 2lbs behind but I did at least lose 1.6 lbs this week!
186: 3/8/2010 - 189. Now 3 lbs behind my goal. Maybe need to rethink goals!?!
184: 3/15/2010
182: 3/22/2010 (birthday goal!)
180: 3/29/2010
178: 4/5/2010
176: 4/12/2010
174: 4/19/2010
172: 4/26/2010
170: 5/3/2010
168: 5/10/2010
166: 5/17/2010
164: 5/24/2010
162: 5/31/2010
160: 6/7/2010

32 lbs until June 12th! That's the goal! emoticon

~Leslie

  
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KELLYTHERASCAL 2/24/2010 2:08PM

    That's a great goal Leslie and I KNOW you can do it!!! Just stick to it, stay consistent, portion control, exercise and remember you are worth it!! You'll be looking AMAZING for that reunion :)

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SERENEMOM71 2/24/2010 12:29AM

  Thanks so much for your goodie! giving me one just because I left a note saying I needed support!! What a sweetheat you are!! So, I am going to give you support on your weight loss and keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you lose weight to wear that great dress for the reunion. However, just remember that you will look and feel great no matter how much you weigh just because of who you are - and like someone else said - all of you will be that much older!!

However, with all that healthy eating and exercise you will look emoticon!
Good luck on your continued weight loss!
Take Care and God Bless!

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 2/24/2010 12:14AM

    Well, I didn't quite do my goal. Only lost .6 lbs so I am working harder this week to hopefully make up for it!

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NAVYCHICK73 2/21/2010 8:22AM

    emoticon Lselie!!

You are emoticon and you have the motivation & drive to reach your goal!!
You are going to knock your hubby's socks off in your new SEXY emoticon!! And your going to show his classmates what a HOT wife he is priviledged to have!!

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Marina

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JYMOONGIRL 2/20/2010 12:22AM

    Wow Leslie! Your motivation is impressive. I like how you just wrote all that down for the whole world to see. When I think of doing such a thing it scares me to death of failure. But, what I'm hearing from you and many others on spark is that FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION! SO, that being said, pump up the cardio and go for it!
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JOY_IS_LOSING 2/18/2010 1:29PM

    I agree with the sexy dress - make your husband only look at you! But, you'll be surprised by how "old" everyone looks! LOL BTW, it's been 36 years since I was in high school - dang, how did that happen! emoticon

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 2/17/2010 3:56PM

    Good idea Crystal! I'll have to find a sexy dress, print it off and put it on the frig! Thanks for your support!

~Leslie

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CRYSTALFLAIZ 2/17/2010 2:20PM

    What a great way to get yourself motivated. Maybe you can find a sexy dress online that you can post up as a visual or some pictures from the last reunion.
You can do it. We will be with you the whole way.
-Crystal

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Wonderful concert & time with daughter & mom!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

After a few scary, hesitant moments yesterday my Mom & I decided to go ahead and brave the winter weather! It was snowing to beat the band! We thought about not going but we had so been looking forward to my daughter, Lauren's concert with Neal E Boyd for months now. It was so weird, we got about 25 miles away from our home town and there was absolutely NO SNOW whatsoever! It just rained the whole way there (3 hours drive). After we got there we got to visit with Lauren and 2 of her roomies for about an hour then checked into our hotel. Which was so very nice!!!

Then we all went out to eat --- I did fairly well on the calories. emoticon As we were coming out of the restaurant the storm had caught up to us! We had to slowly get back to our hotel room, change and get to the concert hall. I let my mother out at the door and then had to park over a mile away and walk in sleet & snow, again coming down to beat the band! And in new Killer Boots! We had to rush to our seats & I was able to get a couple of dark blurry pictures in the auditorium, but they don't allow cameras or recording devices during the performance. boo. SO NO good pics at all.

But to the AWESOME emoticon good part! The concert consisted of 8 pieces with Neal singing along with the orchestra for 4 of them. They included: Nessun Dorma, songs from Westside Story, selections from the Sound of Music, Chess and Ave Maria. My absolute favorite was the orchestra doing a selection of songs from Phantom of the Opera! That was so great and I was crying throughout most of it. My daughter plays the flute & the piccolo. There were several spots during the selections that the piccolo was playing semi solo and I could really hear her playing. I just had chills throughout the whole performance. I am so proud of her and what she has accomlished!

It was such a wonderful weekend and I enjoyed so much hearing her performance and spending time with her and my mother!

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~Leslie

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KELLYTHERASCAL 2/10/2010 3:34AM

    That is so awesome Leslie!! :) I'm so glad you had such a great time and I love hearing what a proud Mom you are!! emoticon emoticon

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CRYSTALFLAIZ 2/7/2010 11:54PM

    Leslie,
So sad that none of your pictures turned out. Glad you made it there safely and enjoyed yourself.
What a great moment in your life.I'm sure the memory will still be special with out the pictures.
I love boots. You need to at least take a picture of your killer boots.
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Crystal

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JOY_IS_LOSING 2/7/2010 11:49PM

    Glad you had a safe trip and what sounds like a once in a lifetime concert. A great memory moment.

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AHARONA 2/7/2010 3:42PM

    Sounds like a very memorable event! I didn't know who Neal E. Boyd was, so I had to Google him to find out - what an inspiring story!

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GABBIE00 2/7/2010 7:54AM

    so glad you had a good time with your mom and daughter.I always have a good time when I'm with my family

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NAVYCHICK73 2/7/2010 3:41AM

    Leslie~

I am so happy for you!!
I am glad you had such a emoticon time at the emoticon!! Sorry you couldn't get any photos!! But I know you will ALWAYS remember the video you have recorded in your head!

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Marina

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So proud of my daughter!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I have a daughter, aged 22, in her 4th year of college... we tease her that she is on the 10 year plan...! emoticon but actually she changed her major from nursing to Music Education midstream. So she now has to go 6 years instead of 4. But that's ok. She is doing what she LOVES!

She tried out for wind symphony orchestra 2 years and didn't make it. But then this year she made it! What great timing... she is going to be part of the orchestra that will be accompanying Neal E. Boyd (winner of last year's "America's Got Talent" show). He is a wonderful opera singer with such passion and soul. He is actually from the town I was born in, Sikeston, Missouri! and went to High School with 2 of my cousins! I cried every time I watched him on TV so I can't imagine how wonderful it will be to hear him sing Friday night along with my daughter playing in the orchestra accompanying him!

She texted me tonight that he will be in Cape Girardeau on Thursday and that they will have reshearsals with him that night. How awesome is that! I told her, you can always say you played with someone who was a millionaire! Plus a Christian! If you have never heard him sing, I am sure you can do a search for him on Utube. I don't think we are supposed to post links to other sites on our blogs.?

This will be my reward of the month to go there and hear her performance and get to enjoy a wonderful night! Plus I am going tomorrow night and buying a new outfit (with my new weight!) to wear!

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~Leslie

  
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SHLUMPY1 2/3/2010 5:13PM

    That is wonderful, Leslie. Make sure to take a picture of you in your new outfit, too!!

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AMYROSEC 2/3/2010 5:01PM

    WOW! This is fanatasatic news :) So happy for your daughter what an experience she is going to have. You are going to look fablous in your new outfit as well :)

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LOTSAKATZ25 2/3/2010 1:25PM

    Wow! That is fantastic! Congratulations!

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 2/3/2010 1:18PM

    Thank you for all the great comments! I will definetly take pictures and post them asap on my page.

I am so looking forward to this!

~Leslie

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CRYSTALFLAIZ 2/3/2010 12:45PM

    Leslie,
I totally want to see pictures. So excited for you. What a wonderfully proud moment for you and your daughter. Take lots of tissues in your purse and wear your best waterproof mascara girly. emoticon emoticon emoticon-Crystal

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VALERIENEAL 2/3/2010 11:50AM

    Oh WOW, I loved watching him sing!!! Your daughter is truly blessed to be playing with and for a voice like that, and such a wonderful man too.

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WALKINGINGRACE 2/3/2010 11:46AM

    That is so exciting! I love that Neal E. Boyd is a Christian, I didn't know that. What a wonderful blessing for your daughter to have this opportunity! Congratulations!

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SHELBYBEAR 2/3/2010 10:05AM

    Wow, that is amazing! Have fun, enjoy your daughter's great accomplishment and Look fabulous in your new outfit!!

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BETHSHEALTH 2/3/2010 8:39AM

    That's really cool! Glad your daughter is following her passion and congratulations on the new weight and new outfit!

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FISHINGLADY66 2/3/2010 7:58AM

    You are so Blessed to have a daughter with ambition. Congratulations on you weight loss. I know you feel on top of the World now. God is good to His children. I am so happy for you.
Irene

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TGROOMS1 2/3/2010 7:52AM

    Congratulations

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MYTURN11 2/3/2010 7:27AM

    emoticon What an wonderful experience for your daughter and yes you should be so very proud of her. Enjoy the concert and your new outfit. emoticon emoticon

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RSWIFE 2/3/2010 7:25AM

    Wow that is so great! Kudos to your daughter on playing in the orchestra. My son is also passionate about music. I know you must be so proud of her. Bring your video camera as I'm sure you will want to remember that great night!
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MYJUNIEMOON 2/3/2010 6:58AM

    Enjoy the evening and your new outfit! You've earned it!
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KELLYTHERASCAL 2/3/2010 1:58AM

    How wonderful for your daughter!! That is such great news and you are such a proud Mom and great mom :) Woohoo!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NAVYCHICK73 2/3/2010 1:48AM

    Leslie~

I am so happy for you and your daughter! I know she must be as PSYCHED about it as you are!!

Have an AMAZINGLY emoticon time!!
With rewards like this, WHO NEEDS CHOCOLATE??

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Marina

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FRAN0426 2/3/2010 1:44AM

    How wonderful that you daughter is having such an experience this Friday night, you deserve to be proud of her. I do hope you to will have a very enjoyable evening at the cocert.

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