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Fitness goal for the week.

Monday, March 12, 2012

In preparation of my first 5k in May, and thanks to BusyBuggy for motivating me to get off the treadmill, I've set a fitness goal this week.

~copied from comment on busybuggy's page:

GOAL: three thirty - forty five min outdoor pavement sessions this week. I'll try your walk five jog five three times and then come home and use the mileage tracker to see how far I went. This seems reasonable.

Update to follow.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LIWARD3 3/13/2012 7:27PM

    great job on the work out plan and good luck in the race!! i cant wait to be able to run again (never thought i would say that) but am hoping to be able to run a 5K in September!! keep us updated on the progress and the race!!

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    You got it girl!

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WOODHEAT 3/12/2012 8:36AM

    Go with it Lindsey! Feel the wind beneath your wings, er feet!

Live life big!

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XRSIZE18 3/12/2012 1:26AM

    I think I'm going to start the walk/jogging this week, too. Depending on how nice the weather stays, that is.

Good luck and keep me posted!

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Surprising Week 5 Measurements!

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Yesterday I was blown away. Admittedly, I've been putting off the one month measure because I really wasn't sure that I had done anything. I do feel better and lighter everyday, but really? Change in the measuring tape? No way.

I've lost ten pounds which was surprising, but Spark People has been helping me just realize what exactly I put in my body. So it has been five weeks. My first measure was Feb 1. Second measure was March 9.


Shoulder -1.25 in
Bust -2.0 in
Waist -0.5 in
Arm -0.25 in
Hip -0.75 in
Thigh Same
Calf -1.0 in

So I lost Total 5.75 in all over my body! In five weeks! Pretty awesome, and I feel good about it for sure.

What I would like to ask everyone is, does anyone know where I would make one of those virtual me's that I see on some peoples pages? I guess you enter in your measurements and it generates a virtual you? I would like to see what I "actually" look like. I'm sure its different than my own perception...

Go ME!


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BRENDALEEFREE 3/12/2012 9:22AM

    That's awesome! Measurements are just not, if more, important than weight. You are transforming yourself! WOHOO!

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WOODHEAT 3/11/2012 8:09AM

    Way to go Linsey Girl!!!! A little positive thinking (and some exercise) go a a long way! I think the time on the deck has helped you as well. lol! Now keep it up!

Life is good!

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KELPIE57 3/11/2012 4:27AM

    Well done,keep going!

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XRSIZE18 3/10/2012 11:54PM

    I'm not sure about the virtual mes. I think a lot of people create them through their biggest loser games.

Congratulations on losing the inches! You're doing amazingly well! Keep it up, girl!!

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LUVS2BIKE101 3/10/2012 11:27PM

    Wow! You are doing great on your journey to better health!
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SNOWSNAKE 3/10/2012 11:25PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonYay!! Good job- hard work pays off! I bet this made your whole day! Woo hoo!!!***SNOW*** emoticon

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SHES2FAT4ME1 3/10/2012 11:23PM

    Hello and welcome to SP, actually you have been here a bit longer than I but not by much! As active as you seem to be I don't know you could help but lose weight! Our scales don't always tell the whole story, so happy that you have lost so many inches! Keep up the good work, stay motivated and most of all, come to SP daily for good advice, friendly folks and great receipes, exercises and a lot more! SP ROCKS!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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First BLOG.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

I'd be lying if I wasn't a little weary about blogging. Putting all of my thoughts and fears out there, for EVERYONE to read is more than a little bit daunting. I'm just really trying to change my life here, and everything I've read says that blogging, like conventional journaling, is helpful not only because I can get it out on paper, but unlike journaling I could potentially get feedback and support from other sparkers.

So my first topic I would like to discuss is the Eat for your Type diet. I have type A blood and everything that I am reading about says my body would function better and more efficiently if I went to a vegetarian diet. Now, I've been backpacking for six weeks at a time and I know first hand that my body CRAVES protein after like week two. I guess not animal protein though, so now I am trying to get excited about soy proteins and legumes and I think I'll try it for a month. I'm going to still eat maybe one animal protein per day (like an egg or a piece of fish or chicken) but I'm really going to try to steer clear of read meats and pork at least in the beginning. Friday's grocery shopping trip is going to include soy protein and beans.

I'm a little sketched out by being a vegetarian only because I know that my body is going to crave protein - week two on the trail is about the time I start binging on nuts, handfuls at a time.. Soy protein here I come! Wish me luck.

emoticon= so good, yet soooo bad for me!

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XRSIZE18 3/10/2012 11:51PM

    Oh! I'm so excited that you're blogging! It is an amazing source of encouragement for me to read the comments people put up. And I'm so surprised because sometimes I'll start writing a blog and have all these new thoughts and feelings halfway through. By the time I'm finished, I'll have learned something about myself that I didn't even know I need to learn!

Good luck with the vegeterian thing. I'm trying to eat one vegeterian meal per week. I love my meat because, growing up, I lived on a sustenance farm where we raised our own cattle, pigs and chicken.

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TXGRANDMA 3/10/2012 1:19PM

    Great first blog! Every one gets easier.... I think a long time before I ever post a blog, it seems to take me a while to get my thoughts together. Good luck on the Vegetarian diet...I have never tried it. emoticon

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KAYOTIC 3/9/2012 2:16PM

    Good start on the blogging, Lindsey! I like blogging for the record keeping and feedback, and sometimes it's just fun!

I'm on the same page as some of the other posters here, do what feels good for your body....if a particular diet doesn't work for you, don't try to push it. I also rarely eat red meat (I just prefer chicken and fish) but do enjoy the occasional's all about moderation really, and knowing your limits. Good luck!

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DEBBYFROMMT 3/9/2012 9:28AM

    Hey Lindsey! Good to see your blog! I don't know about going totally vegan, but I do know that certain food can make me feel sluggish. I eat red meat only occasionally. Mostly fish, rarely anything fried. I go by more of how I feel than totally taking any one thing out of my diet. My daughter went totally vegan for a while until she became anemic. Then added chicken and some other healthy meats to her diet. Good luck! Educate yourself on what you should eat! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WOODHEAT 3/8/2012 7:50PM

    Lindsey - Welcome to the world of blogging. One thing you will get here is comments on the things you say and frankly, that's why I blog, I like the interactions.

I am not a nutrionalist, nowhere close, but I have spent most of my life being active and reading a LOT of fitness magazines and books. Like most others out there, I have experimented with all kinds of ridculous diets and exercise programs, but the conclusion that I've learned works best for me is staying active with things I like to do and being smart with my eating. Which to me means watch my portions and I can have anything in moderation. Moderation is the big word here. Being a vegetarian works well for some of my friends, but it wouldn't work well for me, simply because I wouldn't be happy with those kinds of restrictions. As I've gotten older, I've greatly reduced the amount of red meat that I consume and now eat a lot more fish.

To me, Life is good! and it's meant to be enjoyed.

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    I'm glad you stepped out of your comfort zone to blog - it can be scary!

I've avoided using "diets" persay. I try to focus on overall healthy eating. I'd read the Spark, which is the book the founder of Sparkpeople wrote. I like what he says about just being real with what's out there and to try your best to put healthy stuff in, in moderation.

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BASILIC 3/8/2012 2:56PM

    First of all, congratulations on your first blog.

You may want to consider taking vitamin B12 supplements once you start going strict vegan.

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    Welcome! I enjoy blogging just because I get all my feelings out there like in a journal as you said. But also as you said I get feedback. If I have an issue, question or just need support someone out there will give me what I need. It's also great when I can blog that "I did it!" and someone posts "Congrats or Way to go!" It makes you feel great!

As for the vegetarian diet, I myself limit red meats but I love my chicken and fish. I try to get protein in other ways like peanut butter, yogurt, milk and cereals high in protein. It makes me feel better to limit red meat but like you I LOVE a good steak. Let us know how your new vegetarian diet goes. I'm thinking about starting a new 40 day Vegetarian challenge.


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