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OMG - I did a 5k tonight on the treadmill!

Monday, March 11, 2013

I did it! It was a run walk but I finished it in less than a 15 min. mile. I used to die at 2 miles at a 15+ minute pace and I did 3.16 in 46 minutes! It felt good to me for many reasons.

A. I didn't die.
B. I was pretty consistent throughout. I did slow down a bit in the last mile as far as how often I was running but I increased the walking pace in between the runs.
C. I now know that I can build up to a half marathon.
D. I just feel stronger.

Running in short bursts, into a building, with my kids, etc. used to kill me. Now, not a problem. I only am up to 2 min at a clip running - usually 2 min run/2 min walk but it is better than the 1/3 I used to do at a slower pace.

By the way, I thought I ate a lot today but I actually was SHORT on my calories today too. I HAD to eat something. Amazing.

Have a good week. Happy Monday to you all!

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RAME123 3/13/2013 1:47PM

    You are giving me courage to go on! I have done a walk/run for five miles three days this week for the first time! emoticon

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Today was a bad food day...

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Holy cow. Didn't seem like I ate that much but what I did was "expensive!" The kids had friends over last night and I made them belgian waffles. Yes, I had one (and a half later too...) Then I was pretty good for lunch but I just had a bunch of mixed nuts and some chips. The salt craving is doing me in today. I am now only 100 points from my total calories for the day and it is only 3:00... yikes!

It just goes to show, when I am tired and there is bad stuff accessible, I have no will power!

One thing I can say about today is that it is the first day I have had like this in a while. I have been tracking my food religiously and the scale has been quite positive for me. So, I am not going to let this day get to me and I will not let it get away from me anymore. I do thank SparkPeople for having the trackers to keep a person honest and on track. I used to get to a point and say "eh, I am close enough to the end of the day - done tracking..." That obviously didn't work. As of the last few weeks I have been very careful in tracking EVERYTHING! (Even the bad stuff like today!)

Tonight is another night, tomorrow is another day and I will be better!

No sleepovers in sight for the next few weeks anyway!

Have a good week!


I finally met a mini goal!

Friday, February 22, 2013

I have been trying for MONTHS to get down past the next "0" on the scale, only to have "Aunt Martha" (or Flo or whatever you want to call it ) show up, or the holidays or an exam or whatever...... Well, I finally did it this week! I am so excited about it! Unfortunately, I had to eat fast food tonight in route and I discovered I really don't like the food at the place I went to. It used to be my first choice. I am really going to imagine all the fast food places tasting like that. Maybe that will work some too.

But, I passed that "0" mark on the scale! That is a good thing!

Now, on to the next "0"!

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LILYBELLE12 2/22/2013 10:21PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon GOOD JOB!!!!

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PLUMERIA50 2/22/2013 10:08PM

  Very cool! emoticon

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KWOOD1955 2/22/2013 10:07PM

    Congrats! How wonderful!!!

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It has been over 6 months since my last post...

Thursday, January 10, 2013

That sounds like something of a confession - well - it is. I haven't been tracking, I haven't made great choices and because of that I am up about 4 pounds. Not liking that at all. I have a potential trip to Florida in April and a summer by the poolside - I really don't want to put on the same swim suit I am wearing now!

Starting and stopping, over and over and over again. I follow the plan for a while but then life gets in the way and something has to give so I stop tracking. I do ok for a while but then I stop making good choices. One good thing through all of this, I haven't totally given up the fitness part of it. It slowed down over the holidays but it didn't stop completely. I have to figure out why I stop trying when I have success. Why don't I want it more when I do get success? Am I that lazy?

I think I have set grand goals for myself but not little ones to meet along the way. I certainly haven't rewarded myself for doing what I have done well. I need to change that.

Here are my goals for the upcoming week. (My weigh-in is always on Friday and that starts a new week)

1. Track food every day.
2. Drink more water.
3. Work out 5 times - 2 weight training, 2 pure cardio and 1 circuit training.
4. Try for a 1-2 lb. weight loss.
5. Reward myself even if I only achieve 80% of my goal. I think it will be 2 hours of window shopping... Some "Me" time. :)
6. Report back in another blog on my progress.

Have a good week!

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RESCUELADY99 1/10/2013 4:10PM

  I do the same thing. do really well for a while then it stops, who knows why we do that but maybe this time will be different it has to be or we both will be wearing that swimsuit we don't want to in 6 months. Good Luck to you ..

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I haven't been tracking...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I think the last time I was out here was last week. I think. Life has been crazy. Running here, running there. I am doing some volunteer work right now that is demanding a whole lot more time than I thought it would. I think I went through and responded to 20 emails tonight alone. I have been sitting at the computer so much with that that I haven't wanted to do anything else. I haven't even felt like wishing friends "Happy Birthday" on Facebook - and that takes what, 20 seconds???

Does that mean I have gone off the bandwagon? Not totally. I have had a few missteps but all in all it has been pretty good. Lost 2 lbs! Should be more by now but I will take it with all the craziness going on. My schedule, my kids schedules, the hot hot hot weather. Good thing we have a neighborhood pool to enjoy. Really helps. (I think that is where I got the nasty cold I have right now.)

Mental tracking isn't quite the same but I have learned enough through SparkPeople that I have made some pretty good choices for the most part. I tracked tonight just because I felt I needed to once (and to record the 2 lb. weight loss!) and I didn't go over calories but I did go over in the fat. Most of it was "good fat" but some of it wasn't.

Where am I going with this? I don't know? I just needed to put it down for myself in case I ever look back and say "What the heck happened to June???" This is a reminder.

Here is to a great July and better tracking days ahead!

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HELLODANAE 6/29/2012 8:36AM

    I hear ya!!! I think after a while you don't need to track every day especially if you are seeing results!!!

emoticon on your weight loss!!!!

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