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I heart Sparkpeople!!(Random Ramble)

Thursday, December 01, 2011

I was just typing on someone's blog and realized how much I love SP. This is truly a wonderful place. A community where we all inspire and motivate others . A place where one can feel safe to openly discuss WEIGHT. And a lot of time its more than that, its somewhat of a supportive network!
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Anywho, December is here and the year is coming to a close. There is still time to meet your goals (not just weight). And if you don't think of the accomplishments that you have made thus far. If you are like me, I'm super happy that I have literally change my lifestyle into a healthy one throughout the WHOLE year!!

Wish you all a Happy December! Embrace each moment with love and peace! And my prayers to those that the Holidays is hard due to death of a loved one.
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RASCALRACCOON 12/13/2011 3:25PM

    Agreed :) its a great place of love a support and I LOVE that people from all over the world, different people who would never get the chance to meet in the 'real world' get to hang out here and make friends and support each other in a common purpose :)
Here's to a great ending to a brilliant year!

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MINENA1 12/2/2011 9:04AM

    God bless you, hun. emoticon emoticon

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First Race!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

So I did my first race and I feel good!
Initially I wanted to do a 5k but instead did a 5 miler. Thinking that it won't be different than my regular runs(WRONG). I've run this particular park before but not the entire park and it was full of hills. But I got through it despite having a cold and all!!!
I'm not gonna lie there were so many thoughts running through my mind: what did I get myself into, I should have done a shorter one and maybe I can cheat among many other thoughts was racing through my mind. But I couldn't give up and I definitely couldn't cheat in the line (there was a lot of athletes)). I kept going and pushing.
emoticonI finished at 72:29. My goal now is to shave a lot off this next year. I'm just glad that I did it. I decided to join that runners group which I know now that I will do better. And I know that I will definitely do a shorter race 3.1. I am just excited that I accomplished it. I am realizing that nothing is impossible!! We may not finish first but the success is in the doing!!! emoticon





  
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PASTAFARIAN 1/2/2012 7:07PM

    Unless you were in the first row at the starting line (doubtful!), you did it faster than 72:29 since there was no chip timing at the start of the race. Yes, I recognize the race from the picture background (I was there too)! Kudos for joining the club (they have a lot of 5Ks you can choose from) but more kudos for doing that 5M race. That's one very tough 5 mile course!

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FANGFACEKITTY 12/3/2011 9:35PM

    emoticon emoticon That is an awesome accomplishment, congratulations!

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FITWITHIN 12/2/2011 8:59PM

    Yeah! You did it! Kudos to you! emoticon

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PDQ1203 11/29/2011 8:23AM

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EL-E-E 11/29/2011 7:07AM

    Great job!!! I hope I can post one like this in a few months - I've just started out running again...

You did it!!

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FITNESSMONSTER8 11/28/2011 3:08PM

    Way to go on finishing the race!!! emoticon

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LOVE7755 11/28/2011 2:33PM

    Thanks everyone!! I'm still on cloud 9. We can do this!! Thanks BrewMasterBill, I shall own this and shoot higher!!

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HOUNDLOVER1 11/28/2011 12:46AM

    Congratulations! You look great in the pics! emoticon emoticon

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BREWMASTERBILL 11/27/2011 7:52PM

    Curious, why do a shorter race when you were able to finish the 5 miler? 5 miles is nothing to sneeze at, why pull back? Own 5 miles!

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SAHARASUE 11/27/2011 7:45PM

    That's awesome! You should be so proud of yourself. It's a great feeling when you realize that anything is possible if you want it and work for it. Congrats on your accomplishment. Keep running!! emoticon

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TACONES 11/27/2011 7:36PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You did it.

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Reflection and Rewards

Saturday, November 05, 2011

In the midst of my running I realized the importance of rewards. I couldn't believe how far I've come. With each milestones that I have met for myself I hadn't complimented and/or rewarded myself. I stepped back and looked at the numbers. Although I am not where I want to be I have come a long way. This time in my weight release journey it was really important for me to do it the old-fashioned way which is exercise and food control. I am very adamant in not taking any weight loss aids or drastic weight loss. I've done both before just to gain it all back plus more.
Anyway, my point is in the midst of the sweat, the huff and puff and the high and lows. Take time to congratulate yourself whether physical or verbal. "YOU are doing it" is what I smile and say to myself. Even if the numbers or measurements are not yet where we want them to be. We are doing it!
I can say for myself, the accomplishments of implementing an active exercise lifestyle, feeling great about myself (inside and out), not wanting to cover up with baggy clothing, consciously thinking about what I am going to eat(not eating massive amount of junk ), running and dancing around with my daughter, wanting to venture to new things, RUNNING (omg I can't believe that I am one of those people that want to run outside and don't care who's watching) and releasing 60 pounds. I am excited of where I am going and what I have learned. So to that among many other things I congratulate myself. I also congratulate everyone else who stay on the journey for a better self. Each sweat, tear, pound and pain is worth rewarding. The reward may not be physical but step back and give yourself a mental pep rally, you deserve it!!

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RASCALRACCOON 11/19/2011 5:19AM

    Its so great that you are taking the time to focus on how far you have come and say well done to yourself for it! :)

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LOVE7755 11/7/2011 6:53PM

    Thanks everyone! As for rewards self compliments goes a long way. I got a haircut, considering I needed a trim. Treating yourself to a movie. My plans are for hair coloring, boots and a skirt ( I never liked wearing skirts or dresses and I want one)!

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KIBAISREADY 11/6/2011 1:52AM

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CRABADA 11/5/2011 6:14PM

    So, what kind of goodie are you going to get for yourself as a reward?

:) Courtney

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FANGFACEKITTY 11/5/2011 5:12PM

    Congratulations on your successes so far and the ones yet to come!

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Thoughts of me after

Thursday, October 13, 2011

So I am visiting my parents, family and friends in Florida after I have not seen them in about a year. It's funny how I am receiving weight loss reviews. According to one uncle "wow you look nice...stay that way not good to have a lot of fat". I guess it awakened to me that I really have lost weight ( I don't see it). My parents have even congratulated me on the weight loss. Not saying that I am not happy for the remarks but it just makes me wonder how big I really was. I did not see myself as overweight all these years until last year after seeing a picture of myself, of all places, Facebook. Seeing that picture and noticing the difficulties I had breathing while taking the short flight of steps in my home triggered something in my brain. At 30 I should not be that way and thinking how would I be at 35? At 265 something had to be done. But why I say it's funny now regarding the remarks is that no one told me about my size then. Absolutely no one, not even my husband. It's not that I say this out of anger but out of comfort ( or something like that). But it also makes me think about how would I have taken it? And am I willing to do the same for others without fear of backlash. Even though I know when I saw the need for myself I did it for myself!
During this journey even though I have some ways to go. However, this journey is a springboard for life. I have learned not to limit myself or allow anyone to limit me. To me, my weight loss journey propels me to other goals in my life. Because I know with God I can do all things. Never in a million years would I ever thought that I could run, do Insanity, do Taebo (without stopping), or do a Bootcamp. And I have. We all can, just take one step at a time and keep it moving. No one can do this for you but you. Your own motivator is YOU!

  
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LOVE7755 10/15/2011 10:47PM

    Thanks everyone for the feedback. And yes I truly know that weight status is not discussed But the visit is great motivation (among others) to keep going.

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CRABADA 10/14/2011 2:10AM

    I know what you mean, but I actually think it's AWESOME that your family - esp. your husband - didn't say anything. Because to me, that means they loved you just the way you were. How great is that?

:) Courtney

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PURPLESPARK89 10/14/2011 12:16AM

    My family has always been a little on the blunt side. They never said anything hurtful (not too much) but they definetly dropped lots of hints every now and then, like:

"You would be a knockout if you lost some weight"

"You look like you gained a little, oooo-weee!"

They may sound hurtful, but coming from my family it really is not, haha. We're a little rough and tumble. Sometimes it would almost spark me into action, but I wasn't ready to do it for ME, not because someone else commented. Now Im doing it for ME and Im seeing results. :)

But yes, most people wont speak up about I think because in most cases it will be hurtful. No one wants to be told their fat, even in the nicest of ways.

I love your wording in this. I feel like my new lifestyle and weightloss is propelling me into other goals too! It really does transform you little by little :)





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GEORGIZ 10/13/2011 11:45PM

    About acquaintances: I work with all men and even though I've dropped over 50 lbs no one utters a word. I wore my hair up once and everyone was all "what you doing differently? You look great!".

About friends and loved ones: I think your family would have intervened if they thought the weight was making you unhappy but were unwilling to cause you grief on a matter that didn't seem to interfere with your enjoyment of life. Frankly, they sound kind of awesome!

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LIVIN_THE_LIFE 10/13/2011 1:24PM

    I've noticed a lot of people shy away from asking me how much I have lost. I'm sure it's out of awkwardness, but I generally appreciate it, since I have so much to lose.

But if people said anything back when I was heavier, I would have been so so so embarassed. I think all of us start this journey with a realization of WOW - I am so much larger than I ever pictured myself being. It's possible from others' comments that you would recognize this, but it's also possible it would do nothing but hurt their feelings ...

In the end, keep it up!! You're doing awesome!

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STSCOTT11 10/13/2011 1:05PM

    Those little remarks get to me too.
It is ONE of the things I am working on.
Even compliments can be overwhelming at times depending on HOW it is said.
I had someone say WOW! You look like you lost -50 lbs.
Clearing my voice...WELL...I HAD NOT! And even though I know they meant it to say something NICE...I didn't receive it THAT. The remark sparked all kinds of THOUGHTS in my head.
Or people will tell me how small this or that is getting or how this use to be SO BIG. ...smh
I would just like a simple compliment...Oh! You look nice. Oh! You look like you took off a few lbs. LOOKING GOOD!
Something LIKE THAT.
So...I am ACTIVELY learning how to take it all in and CONSTRUCTIVELY deal with it.
Keep Sparking!

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FANGFACEKITTY 10/13/2011 12:56PM

    Someone's weight is one of those politically incorrect subjects we all avoid...until the person shows themselves willing to discuss it. Your family probably did not want to embarrass you or hurt your feelings, and probably was just so used to you being you that they may not even have really noticed anymore. Until you started losing weight and they could see the difference.

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SUPER EXCITED & MOTIVATED

Friday, May 06, 2011

I'm just excited that I'm approaching -30 lbs. This is really a positive adventure of learning about strength, will power, discipline and courage! It's funny that out all the accomplishments that I've had in life, weight loss and food has always been challenging. However, now thanks to SP I have learned more about food and weight. This has propelled me to empower myself and educate myself about what goes into my mouth! This is important for me because I've lost weight before however gained it back. And I attribute it to my mind not equipped and educated for healthy weight management and turning to quick fixes.

But overall, I thank God for SP. This site has motivated in so many ways. I am feeling good from the inside out!!!!!!!!

  
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JENNY712 5/17/2011 7:15PM

    YES! Spark People is a great for information and weight loss! Thank you for posting! emoticon emoticon emoticonJenny

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NELLIEC 5/6/2011 8:29PM

    It is a good feeling to lose that weight with God's help and yes, I thank God for SP also!

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