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Ran most of the CASI St Patrick's Day 5 K on Saturday

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I'm so proud of myself. I ran almost all of the 5K I participated in on Sat, March 12! I improved my pace from the last race I ran in too!!
My kids were there, and it made me so happy that they were there to see me finish! My boyfriend has started running now too! I think he used to run...back in the day, and now he's thinking of starting up again. He asked me if I run really hard when I run...not yet I don't. I was never a runner before, so I am easing myself into this.

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JUDITHROXANA 3/18/2011 2:46PM

    sooo proud of you! That is so great that your boyfriend can join you in running! emoticon emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 3/15/2011 9:48PM

    woohoooo hope you keep running

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Celebrating my half-way goal and my Birthday together!!

Monday, March 07, 2011

I had the best weekend with two of my girlfriends. We went on a shopping trip and found some really great resale shops in a city about two hours from home! Got myself some rewards! I (after 2 years of deliberating) treated myself to a Kindle, and so far I love it. This is my reward for reaching my half-way there goal (54 pounds down, 54 to go). I got new running shoes too.
Tomorrow is my Birthday, and I have taken a personal day to spend it with my boyfriend. I don't know what we are doing yet, but it will be great to spend the day with him. (He has comp time to take, and he is taking the day off too:-)
I am so happy with my accomplishments...and the fact that so far, I have been staying right on schedule with all my small weight loss goals too. I have such a fantastic support system- both online and in person. I am so blessed!
Thank you to all of you who cheer me on. You brighten my days and keep me focused.

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JUDITHROXANA 3/7/2011 4:36PM

    Happy Birthday! You worked hard and you deserve it! emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 3/7/2011 3:51PM

    Woohoo on al you achievements and happy b-day! Have a great one!

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ELLEN0407 3/7/2011 3:41PM

  great job

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Just a few pounds away from half-way goal!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I am just amazed by my progress. I only have 2.6 pounds to lose until I have lost 54 pounds- half my 108 pound goal! I haven't been this close to my healthy, ideal weight in at least 10 years. It's probably more like 15, but there is a time back there, when I chose not to acknowledge what my weight was, because it was too depressing, and frankly, I didn't think I ever had a chance of seeing a healthy weight ever again. I certainly never would have dreamed that I would be well on my way to reaching that goal as I approach 40 years old! I would have thought I was destined to be over-weight forever, since I hadn't been able to get control over it before now.
I'm also really happy with where I am now, because it seems so easy to keep plugging along. It hasn't even been bothering me when I have little or no loss in week. I have let that kind of thing crush my spirits in the past, but not this time.
My small weight loss goals have really helped me stay focused, along with those non-scale victories. The one that really continues to stand out for me is the absence of pain in my heels- especially at night and when I first get up in the morning. I had so much pain in my heels from plantar facciaitis and the immense extra weight I was carrying around every day. I didn't want to do any extra walking/running, because at night my feet would hurt so badly. Heaven forbid I should have to get up in the night to use the restroom- walking downstairs was excruciating. I had to walk down like a toddler does when he or she first learns to walk- leading with the same foot for each step- and man it hurt. I remember thinking, "what would I do if I had to exit the house quickly because of a fire?" I can now get up and go down the stairs normally and with no pain! This is so exciting to me. I don't feel like my body is acting older than it should anymore!

I NEVER would have dreamed I would ever become a runner...and like it! I'm not a fast runner, but my stamina builds every day. I'm less than 2 weeks from completing the Rookie Running program, and I will be running in my 2nd race on March 12. My goal is to simply improve my pace from the first one, and I'm confident that I will.

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JUDITHROXANA 2/28/2011 8:27AM

    You have transformed before my very eyes! You are truly an inspiration! I also used to have pain on my heels so I know how great it is to get rid of it! Congratulations! You deserve all of this happiness! emoticon

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Seriously, go away 200!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Still bouncing back and forth between 199 and 200. It's been like 3 weeks now! I'm so glad I started tracking measurements too. My waist is down .5 and my hips down .75 since I've been hanging onto 200. I'm not hanging on tightly though:-) I will be so glad when I leave it well behind though.
At my WW meeting, there is a traveling 3-month tracker that a different member takes home every week and brings back the next. The last one who took it home was struggling with getting back on track and under control. She was also complaining about hanging onto a weight for weeks. She returned it, and dropped 4.8!! I decided I would give it a shot, and I volunteered to take it this week. It's like pulling teeth to get members to take that thing home. Maybe this will be an extra push....monumental maybe for I can kiss 200 goodbye forever!
Celebrating Valentine's Day tonight with my sweetie:-) I have a delicious smelling pork roast in the crock pot, and I will be making a dark chocolate cake from this week's WW Weekly. I have a heart shaped pan I plan to bake it in...sweet, right?
Day 2W5 of C25K went great. I ventured out onto the sidewalks instead of doing laps in the school/church parking lot, and man the paths in some places are terrible. I think some people made one pass with a kiddie shovel, and some weren't even touched. It was an adventure!

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MKELLY72 2/12/2011 5:01PM

    Thanks ladies! It's always great to have a cheering section! I know I will get there. AprilRain- Your blog on the same weight forever while exercising your brains out keeps me focused and positive. My girlfriend here at home and I love it. We reference it all the time...Ann said the other day- "you'll be 200 and a size 4!"
It made me laugh. We have a sense of humor about it:-) Ya gotta!
I am incredibly happy too- that means so much!

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JUDITHROXANA 2/12/2011 4:56PM

    You will get there don't worry. Good job on tracking inches lost and good job! The most important thing is that you feel great! Think of how far you have come so far! When I look at your pictures before and after is like night and day! emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 2/12/2011 1:25PM

    you are running! that is why the scale hates you!! lol scale hates runners like you and me!! hahahaha keep at it! it's a good for nothing @!#R$@T@ is what I say!!!!
MR.scale will wise up! be too I am 1 lb away from 25lbs lost for EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PLAYBLUES22 2/12/2011 11:34AM

    Sweetie, a wonderful night, great food and watching your waistline, who could ask for more emoticon

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Week 5, Day 1 C25K

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I completed day 1 of week 5 yesterday after work. It was hard, and I know my pace was slow, but I'm so proud of myself for getting it done. My foot gave me a little trouble when I was almost finished. I'm a little worried about it- I hope that I didn't acquire a stress fracture or something- I have no health insurance. It is about tax refund time, so I guess if I end up needing medical attention- I will have the funds for it. I'm considering postponing day 2 a few days, so my ankle/foot can get better. I will see what it feels like tomorrow after work when I am scheduled to run again.
One other positive note. It has been incredibly cold here the last couple of days (-11 right now), and I have still done most of my running outside- I actually prefer it. I sparked my daughter to join me yesterday. I do laps in the parking lot at the grade school where her little brother attends a block from our house, and she walked some with me. Her brother did too when he got out of choir practice. I love seeing my kids making the decision to move more too! Even in the cold weather!

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MKELLY72 2/12/2011 10:53AM

    My foot is actually feeling better now:-) I'm support staff, and our district doesn't provide insurance to support staff:-(
Maybe some year- but I doubt it will be soon with the cuts we have already had to education.

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JUDITHROXANA 2/11/2011 4:56PM

    Hope you feel better. I thought teachers were supposed to have great insurance plans and rates? Get well soon

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PAINTER_LADY 2/11/2011 7:11AM

    That is fantastic!

You're a stronger woman than I - by far. There is no way I'd run outside with the temps as low as they've been.

Your dedication is inspiring!

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APIRLRAIN888 2/10/2011 9:14PM

    congratz! keep it up

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