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December 7, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

December 7, 2011
I started off this week a little perturbed about the fact that with the new tweaks to WW, I have been gifted with a lower daily target. When I heard this was one of the changes, I resigned myself to the fact that I would very likely be getting that 26, since I am almost to my goal, and when I logged into WW online- this was confirmed. I know there is flexibility in it though, and I am approaching this with a positive attitude.
I want so badly to achieve my lifetime goal by Christmas- and if not then, by the end of the year. It is definitely within my grasp, and I have noticed after 4 days using my new, lower target, that the scale is dropping again!
My weekly activity goal is 14 after completing the online tool for choosing a goal, and that is an easy target for me to hit. This time of year, while itís incredibly busy, it has plenty of opportunity for built in activity with all the running here and there that has to be done. Not to mention the up and down the stairs I will be doing in the next week or so getting the Christmas decorations all set out. I know lots of folks have already completed this task, but I donít jump to this right after Thanksgiving. I like to wait a little longer- sometimes I donít do it until the week before. This comes from childhood traditions, I am sure. We always had a real tree, and if we got it too early it would be too dry (and dangerous) by Christmas- because we also had wood heat, so the air was plenty dry and warm in the house. They were the scrubbiest little cedar trees- always had a flat side and a pretty good side. They smelled so good though.
One more exciting note- Iím replacing my dial-up inter-net with high speed! Modem arrives tonight, and I get to install it! Will that mean I stay more up-to-date with Spark and FB, etc.? Probably not, but my kids will love it- being able to work on some of their web-based learning software for school from home...and of course the fun stuff too:)

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APIRLRAIN888 12/7/2011 12:34PM

    U can do it ;)

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DONNAEDA 12/7/2011 12:02PM

    My points were dropped to 26 also and I thought I would be unhappy, but now I am used to it and also dropping pounds.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

I want to share a link to a site I just read about in another sparker's blog. If winning $$ for losing weight would motivate you, check out the following website:


Nearing some goals!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's so strange to know that I am only a few pounds away from a healthy weight. I haven't seen myself look this fantastic in nearly 20 years. It has been such a long, but steady journey. I'm anticipating tears when I finally reach that goal.
I was kind of stuck for a few weeks at the same weight, and I remember thinking "oh yeah, here we go...the final CRAWL to the goal" :) But I'm ok with that. Things have been picking up a bit the last week or so. My plan is to achieve lifetime membership in Weight Watchers by Christmas...or at least by the end of the year. I'm really excited about that!
I had slacked off on the interval training for a while, and I'm starting to pick up on that again a bit. The weather has been fantastic!!
I've been cast in a local play for the holiday season..It's a Wonderful Life...and that has been a lot of fun rehearsing. I'm excited about looking great on stage. Five yeas ago I had a small part in a production of Wizard of Oz, and I was pretty self-conscious about my weight.
I'm looking forward to the busy season upon us:)

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TAKACSR 11/7/2011 9:46PM

    So close! I know you'll be great in IAWL! What a nice Christmas present you'll get when you reach your goals!

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JUDITHROXANA 11/1/2011 8:07AM

    OMG how exciting!!! I wish I could see you in your play! You look so beautiful and young so you're going to look AMAZING! Congrats on how far you've deserve to enjoy all of your success! You're so inspiring to me! emoticon

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WATCH_HER_GO 10/26/2011 10:50PM

    This is such great news!! As a fellow Quad Citian, it's motivating to know someone close to home has succeeded.

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APIRLRAIN888 10/25/2011 8:53PM

    Awesome! Exciting

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October 1st 5k

Sunday, October 02, 2011

I have been kind of hard on myself lately about how I have slacked off on my interval training. I have still been walking, but I haven't done near as much jogging as I had been. This last week, when I worked some in to my walk, I had discovered that I got pooped out faster than I had been, so I was feeling like I was letting myself down a little by allowing myself to lose what I had achieved. I didn't let it consume me or anything...I have at least gained that kind of perspective on life. I gave myself permission to just work on doing better for myself, and was resigned to possibly needing to walk a little more in the 5k I was set to participate in on Oct 1.
I had no expectations other than to enjoy the brisk morning, the BEAUTIFUL tree lined trail, and do something physically and spiritually healthy for me. It was a wonderful route- so pretty with the fall leaves beginning to change- the Wapsipinicon River flowing alongside the trail- the sun dripping through the leaves on the trees. It was cool, but I love wind or rain. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect morning for a run. I figured I would try to run as far as mile 1- then I would take a short walking break, but when I got there, I was still doing fine, so I gave myself til the turn-around which was halfway. I got there and thought...ok..2 mile. When I passed the 2 mile, and heard my pace was better than it has ever been, and I was still doing was work, but I was enjoying it....I decided that after this- I would aim for finishing the next 1.1 miles by jogging/running the whole way. I did it!! I was so excited!! I finished closer behind my boyfriend than I have before- and that was exciting.
Next time tho--I gotta make sure that my pants don't keep drooping down....I lost some time there, because I had to keep scooping them back up to my waist:) That's what I get for not doing much for training test on the gear can result in wardrobe malfunction!! It wasn't scandalous or anything, just ANNOYING!

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MKELLY72 10/3/2011 2:31PM

    Heehee...I don't think so. I was glad that I didn't have to hold them up. That is entertaining to watch them. I'm not sure how they can ever make a fast getaway.

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TAKACSR 10/3/2011 2:20PM

    Did you look like those teenagers who wear their pants around their butts? I love watching them try to run while holding up their pants! :-) Congrats to you ... your long term work paid off!

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APIRLRAIN888 10/2/2011 10:20AM

    Lol great job! Yes pants r important

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A couple recent revelations

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Since I finally hit another mini weight loss goal and updated my tracker on my spark page, (which felt like took forever by the way:) I have just realized that I have completed 9 of 12 of these goals! Something to celebrate. I've had to forgive myself some of my originally established deadlines for these goals, since this doesn't happen at exactly the same rate throughout the entire journey, but I'm ok with that. I have also realized a painful truth- the closer you get...the slower it comes off...unless of course you amp up your activity, because- let's face it- we don't burn it as fast when we have less weight to move around.
The other fantastic revelation- I am 5 pounds away from being at a healthy BMI. I was so exited when I realized this. I could be conceivably THAT close to a goal weight. I have selected, however, for my personal goal, a weight that is more centered in the healthy weight zone for my height. The reasoning I have given myself for this is to give me more wiggle room with maintenance. We'll see as time goes on, what I will ultimately settle on for a goal weight.
This has been a long time coming, and I am really excited about how far I have come, and how I have persevered through this last 3 months when the weight loss has been markedly slower than in the beginning. On a high note, I seem to be gaining a little more momentum in the last 2 weeks, although I'm not expecting to blast right through to the finish line. I know it's likely going to be longer than I would like it to be, but the prize is sooooo worth it. Not much longer and I will be on to maintenance!!!

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JUDITHROXANA 9/18/2011 7:57AM

    WOW!!!! I'm so excited for you! Your before and after pics are incredible. You look like a different person I just can't get over that! Anyways I agree...even if the loss is a bit slower it's still happening! And look at how far you've come!!! emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/14/2011 7:56PM

    Congratulations!!! So very, very, happy for you!!

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MKELLY72 9/14/2011 5:35PM

    Thank you so much, ladies! It really is exciting. Becky- thanks for the reinforcement on the mid-range goal. I have decided that I will really need that, and I will probably have to continue weighing myself at least weekly, so I don't slip into old habits again. Lord knows how easy that is:)

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TAKACSR 9/14/2011 1:47PM

    Wow! 5 lbs to that magical BMI... I'm so impressed. I think you're mid-range goal is a great idea, though. Keep up the good work, and thanks for the nice words of support. :-)

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