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the little things...

Friday, March 09, 2012

i had no idea that so many things would be and feel different when i finally got to a healthy weight. running feels better and is faster, it's more fun to get dressed and put on clothes i like, i have more energy, i'm in a better mood...

i just keep having this fear that one day i'm going to get on the scale and it will be right back at the 25 pound heavier mark from 2.5 years ago. like it's not really real. it doesn't help that people i know who have always been on the thinner side ask me, "do you think you can sustain it?" really? of all the questions, that's what they want to ask me... amazing.

yet there's a piece of me that's still not sure i can sustain it because i'm not convinced it's real. i still see myself as an overweight person. i wonder when that will change...



Monday, August 30, 2010

today i ran 5 miles for the first time in a looonnnngggg time. it felt really great. one of the best parts wasn't that i had to wonder as i ran if i could do it... i knew i could. and it was an amazing gift!!! i've worked since march on strengthening my back and making it healthy again. still have a ways to go...but am working on it one step and one core strengthening exercise at a time....

last night i was hungry, which was unusual. and i ate some snacks, which is really unusual for me at night. i felt like i really went overboard, to the tune of some cheddar straws and chips and salsa... then i realized how great it was that my "overboard" now is a 300 calorie snack after eating well and staying in my range all day... and i still only went over for the day by 100 calories. if that's my worst day, i'm doing well. it's not perfect, but it's growth.

i am hoping, now that school has started, that my workouts will be more regular and i'll be able to stick to my core strength plan better. fall is my favorite time to run, so i'm looking forward to putting in some miles as the leaves start to change....

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CECE0330 9/1/2010 4:44PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I totally admire your running determination! 5 miles is awesome, and it boggles my mind that you will be running 13 before long. Looking forward to the race Saturday!

(and it IS funny-i feel the same way: "Oh man, I BLEW it" over a few extra calories, when before, seriously, some days might have been like 2500-3000 calories without blinking an eye. Ouch.)

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something new...

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

so i measured myself today and have lost 2 inches in my waist and hips...!!!! i had no idea how good that would feel, or how motivating that would be. it means all my work is paying off, the counting calories and work out minutes and the core work i do almost every day...

this was just what i needed to get me through our day trip to chicago tomorrow! cubs game and then navy pier... i'm going to pack some fruit and luna bars to get me through the day...

being healthy just feels better :)

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CECE0330 8/4/2010 9:04AM

    Hoorah!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon The big battle will be Vegas.....we definitely need to work the buddy system! (Though I do want to indulge in one decadent dessert).

Have fun in Chicago! Hope your game doesn't get rained out. Stinking rain.

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biking... for the first time

Thursday, July 08, 2010

something weird happened today. i was biking, for the first time this summer (which is a whole different blog...) and realized part way through my ride that my hands weren't numb. my hands are always numb when i ride.... then i realized why...I actually have enough strength in my core to be able to hold myself upright, and I'm not relying on my hands to hold me up. i've been working on my core for about 3 months. it inspired me to pass up michael's frozen custard when we went there after the Star Wars concert tonight. I bought a bottle of water. i am an emotional eater, but am so happy with feeling like i'm finally making progress that i don't need food to make me feel better or reward myself. :)

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CECE0330 7/9/2010 9:09AM

    Nice job! I see that Michaels every time I go to your house, and swear one day I am going to make a special stop....after this 90 days is up, of course! emoticon emoticon

The best part about all of this is noticing an improvement in yourself, and it feels so good to FEEL stronger. You'll have to show me sometime what you do for your core, I'm sure I could use some help there as well. Stay strong! emoticon

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the party's over...

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

thank goodness summer eating fests and guests are done. i loved every minute of them both, but took a big slide by gaining back 5 of my 7 pounds i'd lost so far. yikes. time to get back on track. i'm focusing on exercising and eating better. the exercise has been fun. my running is up to 5 miles so far and actually doesn't feel like work any more. i'm finally getting some relaxation and good thinking time (instead of just trying to breathe). it's taken me many months to get to that point, but i'm grateful to be there. yesterday i went for a 25 mile bike ride (that almost killed me...). it felt great to spend that time with my husband, he was really supportive.

i'm starting to feel better and am hoping to be able to better stay on track.

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RENA1965 9/3/2008 10:29PM

    Try to intergrate these times into your nutrition. A life style not depriving ones self or doing damage control efterwards. You need to learn to plan, eat the fun stuff in moderation so you don't back slide. Jo jo dieting is more hard on the body than constant overweight. It wrecks our metabolism and makes it harder each time to get back into the swing of things.

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