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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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Week 4 C25K training complete

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I kind of fell behind on my updates on this-
Between being sick during week 3 and switching my schedule and the big snow that disrupted week 4, I still managed to keep plugging along. Day 2 of week 4 was the race that I competed in- although it was more like a day in week 5, because it took more intervals to complete the race than the prescribed 5.
Starting week 5 today. I had to drag myself to the chiropractor yesterday. I have been having trouble with one of my feet since the race, and it just feels like I have some bones out of place. The adjustment seems to have helped it feel better. We'll see how it feels when I'm finished with my training today.
I'm really surprised by my increased stamina. I have NEVER run a mile in under 12 minutes in my life, but I'm hoping to be able to do that by the time I run in the next race(I'm at 14 min mile right now). That will be better than what I could do in high school.
Small steps really do accomplish some really awesome things:-)

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JUDITHROXANA 2/11/2011 4:53PM

    It's all about the small steps towards success and you are well on your way!

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PAINTER_LADY 2/11/2011 7:22AM

    I hope w5d1 was easier than you expected! Did the trip to the Chiro make a difference when you did run?

You are doing great moving along with C25K in spite of the nasty temps. Keep it up!

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MISHOWIE 2/9/2011 10:44AM

    Good job! I just finished week 4 this morning and it's getting quite a bit tougher, isn't it? Week 5 looks sure to let us know how it goes for you. emoticon

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Ran my first race!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Ran my first race on Saturday! It was 4 miles, and I did it in intervals of walking and running, because I'm not ready to run the whole thing yet. It was a fantastic day- snow and all. Finished it in under an hour- that was my ultimate goal!
I wasn't even horribly sore the next day. I little stiffer than usual, since my run/walk training sessions haven't gone past 35 minutes yet, but all in all, it was great!

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JUDITHROXANA 2/11/2011 4:51PM

    Awesome! I knew you could do it! Also you lost 45 pounds...that is huge!!!! Congrats!

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APIRLRAIN888 2/7/2011 8:34PM

    way to go!! great job meeting your goal

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    GO you!!! Wonderful! emoticon

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KRIS4CRAIG 2/7/2011 2:16PM

    Nice work!!! Congrats! emoticon

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    That's fantastic! The next race you do, you have a Personal Best PB time to compare yourself to. Well done!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANITZA421817 2/7/2011 1:54PM

    CONGRATS!!! Keep it up!

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