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5k walk/jog challenge YES BIG PEOPLE WE CAN ALL DO THIS

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ok so today is day 2 first week of the 5k walk/jog challenge. I am a big girl and 52, but still I walked the 4 mins and ran the 1 min a total of 5 times!!!! And us big people know with all our flabs flapping and thighs rubbing, that is not an easy feat!! emoticon

So I challenge everyone out there to try this challenge even if it the 5k walk, let's show those skinny people what we are capable of!!!

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NANCYSINATRA 6/20/2012 11:26AM

    I'm right there with you. I've been trying to complete the walk/jog challenge for some time now, and finally made it to week 3, but then had to deal with an injury. Have been slowly trying to get back into it, but so far walking is about it for me. But I did get in 6 miles of walking yesterday. So yes, even us big girlies can do it!!!

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joined the spring challenge

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I started the spring challenge on Sunday 4/29. This seems to be one that for once I will actually be able to stay with and am motivated by.

I've gained back weight since last year....not happy about that. So I have to make changes in my eating and especially exercising!!!

I want to be at goal by the end of this year!



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I was watching Biggest Loser and saw the Pound for Pound challenge, that you pledge to lose a certain number of pounds by June 30, 2010, up to 50lbs and money is donated to your nearest food bank. What motivation, lose weight and help those who are going hungry everyday. I read a recent statistic in my local paper the San Jose Mercury and they said 1 in 4 people in Santa Clara county are at risk of going hungry everyday!!! I challenge everyone to join, even if it is to lose only one pound!!! emoticon

I am participating in the Pound for Pound Challenge. I pledged to lose 50 pounds and donate to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara in San Jose, CA. Check it out at http://www.PFPChallenge.com

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way to make a difference!

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QUILTINGQUE 3/17/2010 2:07AM

    sounds like a good idea - I'll check it out

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almost 9 months out

Monday, March 15, 2010

Thurs 3/18 I will be 9 months out from surgery. The weight just doesn't come off as easy as before. I am going back to basics, whether I like it or not! This is my life, not a diet and I must succeed! In many of my co workers and family's eyes i have succeeded, but I still have 100lbs to go. It seems the closer I get to being in the 100s the harder it is for the weight to come off. It is frustrating.

And now it is time to make that frustration work for me and for me to take action! I can do this!!

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LOIS263 3/15/2010 9:53PM

    Thanks everyone it is nice to know I'm not alone!!! emoticon

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SCUBAMOM1964 3/15/2010 12:43PM

    As a longterm post-op I'm here to tell you that if you get back to basics, your tool (the WLS) will still work for you.

I recently gained 20 pounds due to a relocation. I started getting back to basics shortly after the new year (late Jan/early Feb) and have lost 15 pounds since then. Yes, the weight loss slows down; our efforts more closely resemble "normal" or non-WLS people's.

If you work your program, your program will work for you.

emoticon You can do it!!

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THEELOPERS 3/15/2010 12:29PM

    I totally know the feeling! I am 5 1/2 months out and have hit three different plateaus! I hit one in January, one in February and now one in March. I will lose three or four pounds and then nothing. Ugh!

Just keep on keeping on. I know that we will all make it to where we want to be. I still have 100 to loss too and it looks a long way off...so I focus on my NEXT goal and not the long term. Makes it easier and not as stressful!

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NEWMEIN2009 3/15/2010 7:43AM

    I am 7 months out and the scale barely budges so I know how you feel. I am 7 lbs away from ONEDERLAND and the last 2 months, I feel like my progress has practically come to a standstill. I am doing well with keeping my exercise goals but I need to get back to the basics with you on the food intake. 3 months ago I could have easily lost these 7 lbs in 2 weeks but I'll be lucky to have them gone by Easter. Good luck to you!


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LIQUIDJEWELS07 3/15/2010 7:19AM

    Yea I know it is rough getting back into the game- especially after surgery. I wish you luck and success in everything you do!


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There is something positive in that comment.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

This is for the people who have or had over 100lbs lost or need to lose. When we are losing the weight people are amazed at all the weight we are losing and are trying to be supportive. Then they ask the inevitable question...."How Much Weight Have You Lost?", simple question for most. When I say at least 130lbs in less than a year, the comments come....

Wow you've lost one of me!!!

Wow you didn't seem that big!!!

Wow how much more do you have to lose, because that is a lot of weight!!

I know in there someplace people are trying to be positive....even if I am a very cynical person, I do want to think people wouldn't be that negative. Guess to me it is like the "Slap, Kisses" we get most of our lives when we are fat.

"You have such a pretty face, if only you were thinner"

"Lucky for you, you have a great personality"

"Should you be eating that, aren't you big enough?"

And the list goes on of "Well Meaning Comments" that people say to "MOTIVATE YOU". I was never one of the Dr. Phil fatties that cry and lament my size, that say I can't live my life because I am fat. I am losing the weight for my health, so I can live longer, not so I can "FIT" into society's perception of what I should look like.

Even in the "BBW" world I am different in that I don't have large breasts, but have a big booty. I am definitely a Pear!! It can make shopping for dresses very difficult!!! Men always assume BBW means Big Breasted Woman....but not for all of us! emoticon

Guess what I am getting at is so many of us have to deal with the thoughtless, ignorant comments of so many and yet we survive and live our lives. We work to lose the weight, we have families and partners who love us, we go to work and make a living, really we are no different than anyone else, except for our size. And I am working on getting smaller just for my health. Is it easier to find clothes, sure but to me that is a by product of getting healthy!!!


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