Saturday, February 12, 2011
Day 03 - A picture of your inspiration for weight loss
This one, was easy,
I have said in the past that I would like Kelly Ripa’s Arms (bad picture of her but good one of her arms!)
and Jillian Michael’s Abs (taken 2008)
I am under no delusions here. These women’s JOBS are to look good. They are in front of cameras and people everyday. They probably work out for HOURS a day. Do I think I ever think I could get there, yes I do but not at this time in my life. I do not have the time and dedication that it takes to adjust my diet and exercise the way these women do. I am OK with that, I will get there in time. I know I will. Right now I have things like the PTA, church and my family that takes up a lot of time. I do take time for myself and exercise and do my best to eat right, everyday. Though as some of you know I am no longer at my goal weight I feel stronger and more healthy than I have in my entire life.
Because I know that Kelly’s Arms and Jillian’s abs are just not possible for me at this time, I turn to Spark for my inspiration on how to live a “normal” everyday life. For that I turn to someone that a lot of you have seen. I came across her page when I first became a member of Spark. She had just posted her 50th birthday blog with pictures. Now I am more than 20 year her junior but I somehow connect with her story, right away. I friends her and until just recently I put her as my number one friend so every time I went to my sparkpage I would see her and it would remind me of all things possible. Her name? BEMORESTUBBORN - Vivian is her name. Check out her page
She has a list of 20 ways on how she lost the weight and is keeping it off. Right now she is in the middle of blogging about each of those steps, it is awesome so subscribe! She has her own website with some beautiful pictures vivianville.com
Just over a year ago I got “The Spark” when if first came out. I was THRILLED to see her smiling face and story in the book...Maybe you did to. I took this picture from her page which is a picture out of the book:
It isn't hard to see why she is my weight loss inspiration.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
This one I had a hard time with. I couldn’t pick just one person! I have a group! I met all but one of these people within a couple years ago. Some 20 to 24 years ago.
My first picture is of me with my girls! They are my rock. They put me in my place when my head gets to big. We all have been friends since Freshman/sophomore year in high school. I can tell them ANYTHING and Often do! Kim, me, Michelle and Christy:
This picture is of my man. He is cute isn’t he? We have been married for 16 years and dated for 3 years before than. We have had our ups and downs, but this is the man of my dreams.
We met when I was a Senior in High School he was in college. Originally my friend Kim had wanted to set him up with our friend Christy....yea, that didn’t work out so well :-) Lucky for me!
After so many years of being together we still cuddle on the couch, hold hands on walks and kiss in the kitchen while we are cooking.
Like I said, we have had our ups and downs. We have decided that whatever we face we are together forever. Divorce is not an option.
Recently, we have decided we need to work on communication so we have chair time. No computer, tv, phones or kids to distract us. We spend 30 minutes to an hour in the chair just talking. I can honestly say that this time is our favorite time of the day.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
As some know, I am part of the BLC15 Challenge...I am a Jade Dragon! The Maintenance team. We have 3 current and 4 former Dragons that are going to Miami this weekend to run/walk in the 5K, Half Marathon or Marathon, so I am Ghosting them (thanks Nan, I am copying and pasting from your blog) ;-).
Beth - Coopsmom...former Dragon
Suezette - Suezette-414 current Dragon and a co-captain
Jopa - Jopaph ...current dragon and former co-captain
Gail - Rhynic...former Dragon
Tammy - Tamtam64 ...former Dragon
John - Freedomstar...former Dragon
Christy - TOBEARUNNER...current Dragon and current co-captain in charge of challenges
What is a ghost you ask? Well, it is traditionally when a person/people who are NOT physically at the race run/walk at the same time as the people AT the race. Us Dragons have put our own little spin on it...there are SEVERAL of my fellow Dragons that are ghosting this weekend, each of us doing our own miles and times to get it done. So far these are the Dragons and the milage
Mike (MKKAYA) - Half Marathon
JoAnn (JOANN562)- 10k
Nan (SEYSARAH) - Marathon - Awesome
Penny (RUNNINGWILD)- 20k
Terri (TKAYSMILES)- 5k
Jackie (MISSJCISRUNNING)- 16 mile
Me? I am doing a Half Marathon...MY style. I was so excited when Mike told me it was ok to do it this way. I started today...I plan on walking 3 - 3.25 miles on my treadmill each day until Saturday...The actual race isn't until Sunday so I am giving myself until Sunday to make up any miles that are missed. I started today with a 3.25 mile walk...I Might have done more but my computer battery went down (didn't have the plug with me in the basement). I am doing it this way because as most of you know, I have had reoccurring problems with my foot so I am not pushing and only doing the MAX my foot will allow me to do.
I am so excited and proud of all our Dragons past and present (even though we believe that once a Dragon, always a Dragon!). Good luck and Safe Travels...praying the weather co-operates for everyone to get there!
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