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Moving towards new goals!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Well I've been using the Sparkpeople program for two years now and have shed most of my pounds. Now I'm focusing on the last few and I'm pumped. I took a Sparkbreak for a few months and maintained mostly. Now Iím mentally ready to do what it takes to achieve my next stage of personal goals. I want to weigh 135 lbs & begin train to become a long distance runner! If someone would have told me that I'd only be about 20 lbs away from that goal today I would have probably laughed in their face from disbelief. I never imagined that I would be able to do this. I used to wish that I had enough money to do some kind of bariatric surgery to help me lose the weight. I thought I would never achieve my goals on my own, and well, Sparkpeople proved me wrong. I know that I can achieve anything I put my mind to. Iíve been exercising consistently and havenít even created a goal that was fitness based (always weight based) before so my long term goal is to run a marathon! I know that I can reach this goal by achieving it in small increments. So this week Iím going to start by working on running a non stop mile! From there I will work on running 4 miles and so on. I know Iím capable and I have plenty of tools and resources to help me along the way. I have strength, will power, determination, occasional self control, and most of all the support of millions of Sparkpeople members who are going through the exact same thing. Iíve already lost one hundred lbs and only have about twenty more to go. I know I can do this & for those of you who are strugglingÖLet me be the first to tell youÖ YOU CAN TOO!

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TANYA210 7/11/2009 5:35PM

    Good for you. You are an inspiration to us all. Keep it up and I know you will make your fitness and weight loss goals.


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Stress! Stress! Stress!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Life has been challenging the past few days and I'm happy to say that I've been handling it with a ton of grace. I've been stressed but I'm proud of me. My boyfriend & I broke up a couple days ago, my mother had a small heart attack yesterday (she's ok, don't worry), and I start a brand new job a week from today!!!! Eek! Life is crazy but I'm dealing with it pretty well. I have my moments when I feel like I want sob my eyeballs out but I have much to look forward to. The new job is particularly something to get excited about but very scary at the same time. Absolute thanks be to God that I have a gym membership. Exercise has been giving me the release I need in these very aggitating times. Even before my fella and I broke up I knew something weird was going on (he wasn't his usual self) I found the gym to be a place for me to just figure stuff out. Instead staying home and worrying, it's nice to have a place to go to release energy and feel free. Before I ever started this journey I would never have thought that I would ever say that I LOVE EXCERCISE & NEED EXCERCISE!

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BZYBOYSMOM 7/21/2009 9:23AM

    You are an amazing, wise woman. Good job!

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LETOIYA 7/10/2009 6:35PM

    OMG im soo trying to get to where you are with Loving exercise and needing exercise. im glad that it is an outlet for you during this time. CONGRATS ON THE NEW JOB ALSO!! and with the fella out with the old and in with the new. emoticon

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Goals, goals, goals!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Well I'm thinking I'm not going to reach my weight loss goals by there predetermined date. But I'm not freaking out about I'm just going to adjust them. I'm actually happy with the progress I've made thus far. I'm haven't been losing much because I've been so focused on strength training as of late. The result in the muscle category are basically amazing! I've noticed so much change in my upper arms. Plus I'm starting to feel stronger. It's also been helping me in the running department. I can run longer and faster than ever before. Oh why did I put strength training as such a low priority before??

Oh well I'm happy that I'm learning my lesson!!! :)

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    That's awesome! I've just decided in the last few days I want to make sure to do more strength training.

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VIRGO_ASHLEY19 2/5/2009 3:06AM

    emoticon emoticon i saw ur page one day when i did a search on 253lbs and ur b4 pic came up. u are so inspirational. ur page made me want to start up a healthier me. i've been dieting and excercising for 3 or 4 weeks and ive lost 16 lbs. i dont know if i would have started all this if i hadn't seen ur page.

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KWANGAWOO 2/4/2009 9:48PM

    Strength training is soooo envigorating, i could do it so much longer. I hate cardio :(

Go, you!

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Reigniting my Spark!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Midway through last year I began to falter on my goals. I didn't abandon them or anything, but I wasn't doing my best to attain them either. I noticed that I was beginning to let myself get out of control and was starting to lose my self-confidence. That's when I knew it was time to rejoin my gym and recommit myself to being healthy. Spark has always been there awaiting me but without the internet at my apartment it made it difficult to log everything. Well I think I've recently fixed that. I now carry around a handy little notebook, so I make sure I will remember to log everything. Then when I do finally get to a computer with the internet I just log it all first. Plus I'm beginning to plan out meals and will log them before I actually eat them. I find that it helps by reducing the amount of time I spend logging it later on. So since November (the time I recommitted myself) I've really been noticing results and I'm gaining my esteem and confidence back. I'm super proud of myself. I'm still not quite back to the lowest weight that I've logged since being with spark (147 lbs) but I'm only 5 lbs away from that and well....I'm pretty sure that I'm actually healthier now than I was then. I've involved more strength training this time around. The results are really paying off big. Before I was just focusing on getting the weight off, but now I want to be strong, toned, and healthy. I'm happy to say that my spark has been reignited!


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