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Training Day #2

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ok so today my schedule has me Marathon training for 30 min. so I mapped out my Neighborhood. I figured 30 min. would be about 2.5 miles according to what I tested at yesterday. I was really sore when I woke up this morning from yesterday but, I stretched and off I went. I'm not going to lie it was a lot harder to jog today then it was yesterday but, I did it and I feel GREAT! I still cant imagine doing the Marathon in October but, I am going to do it!

I have the next 2 days off from Marathon training so I am going to concentrate on eating right so that I feel better when I am jogging on Wednesday!


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FRUITYFUL 4/14/2009 12:14PM

    You are in the right frame of mind. Keep up the good work. Just reading this blog today and seeing that you're down another two pounds, really helps motivate me!

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I did it!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

This morning I joined Salt Lake City Fit I paid my fee and I ran my first 3 mi. I will be in the Red group. emoticon I was really nervous going in but, I feel great and I'm glad I did it! I even surprised myself. Jogging outside is so much easier then on the Treadmill. I did my 5K today in 37 min. all this at 215 pounds with little to no exercise over the last 6 months.

During the week I have an exercise schedule to follow and then next Saturday we meet again to run 4 miles this time.


Thank you Fruityful for encouraging me to do this.. Portland Marathon here we come.


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FRUITYFUL 4/11/2009 5:59PM

    I am SOOO PROUD OF YOU for taking the plunge! Wow, 37 minutes, I'm in the red group too! Sounds like we'll be at about the same pace in the marathon, which will be nice. I'm glad you are glad that you did it. It is a totally different feeling running outside. Way to go Mrs. Honeycomb!!!!!

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FITLIKENIC 4/11/2009 12:02PM

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AWESOME! Sounds like you have a plan, and a support group to keep you going... You will be ready for the Portland Marathon in no time!

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Portland / Salt Lake City Marathon

Thursday, April 09, 2009

I am going to take the first step this Saturday towards doing something that I never would have even thought about doing before joining Spark people. I am a point in my life where I need to do this in order to feel good about myself again. Unfortunately the SLC Marathon is in 9 days and I am not in shape to do that so I am planning a trip to Portland Oregon to visit Fruityful and run the Portland Marathon with her. We will both be training in our own city's and then meeting up for the run. I am really nervous but, excited at the same time! If all goes well she will then be coming to Salt Lake next April to run a marathon with me.


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WONDERGALE 4/10/2009 5:38PM

    Hey, that's sound like a great idea! How far is the run?

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Starting Small

Saturday, April 04, 2009

I read a Spark Article today that I'm sure I had read before but, I guess I needed to see it again.

I have decided to take their advise and so here are my goals for however long it takes me to get them down.

1-Drink 8 glasses of Water per day
2-Exercise 20 min. 5 days per week
3-Log my food and Stay under 2000 calories per day (If i must go over they need to be calories I could at least log.)

I tend to have an all or nothing mentality and then when I don't do everything on my list I just give up in every area.

Last year before I gave up on myself I was doing:

1-14+ glasses of water per day
2-Exercising 40+ min per day 6 days per week and running a 5K
3-I stayed between 1200 and 1500 calories per day!

So I think my new start will be more attainable for me now and as I am able to succeed I will then modify it.


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LISAROUSSEAU 4/7/2009 2:29PM

    Please know that you are not alone. I am SO glad I came upon your page today. I was 25lbs away from my goal and doing awesome, I am up 25lbs and though I feel as if I am starting over, I am not. I have not gone back up the 70 lbs I had lost, just slipped off the path awhile. I am as hard on myself as you are - but trying not to be.
Thank you for your honesty, though I KNOW how hard it is to get on here and be honest about weight gain, your honesty has truly helped me today not to feel alone. I know we can both do it - you are welcomed to check out my blogs too if you have time.
Once again, your honesty has helped more than just yourself, you have given me more hope again. I can't tell you enough how much I needed that today.

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~BLUERASPBERRY~ 4/7/2009 11:56AM

    Quietly watching! :)

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FRUITYFUL 4/6/2009 6:16PM

    I know you can do it!

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ELISA322 4/5/2009 7:07PM

    Starting small is a great idea. That's how I started too. I also have an all or nothing mentality and I think there's where we get overwhelmed and then start feeling hopeless.

Never in a million years did I ever think I would enjoy working out or work out as much as I am now (at least 300 min per week), but I didn't start out like this. I made small steps and goals, such as trying to workout for 25 min 3x a week. I didn't even log my food at that time, I wanted to take one step at a time.

I wish you the best of luck, and I believe you're going to be successful again!

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BUGMAMA42 4/5/2009 5:13PM

    I think this is the smartest thing you could possibly do, Kristi. I've been watching a lot of people and taking notes and the ones that seem to be able to continue to make progress are the ones who learn to let go of that "all or nothing" mentality. I think a LOT of people that are overweight are perfectionists. I see it all over the place. People-pleasers and perfectionists... two qualities that, when combined, seemed to be a recipe for being overweight.

And? I think the things that you are choosing to focus on are the RIGHT things. They seem to be the foundation for everything else. Hydration, moderate movement, (sleep - you left that one out) and a MODERATE calorie intake (not restrictive).

I'm pulling for you! And I'm so glad to see that you are continuing to try things. Eventually, you'll figure out the "keys" that will make this all work for you.

Big {{{hugs}}}

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MANDORA3 4/4/2009 8:30PM

    This is great! This is a realistic lifestyle change!! Perfect and attainable! emoticon

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KALISWALKER 4/4/2009 6:25PM

    I think you have set realistic goals. Good luck!

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GLORYTOGLORY 4/4/2009 2:12PM

  You can do it!!!! Look foward to watching the pounds fly off! emoticonI appreciate your honesty too!

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MAKEITSHINE09 4/4/2009 12:27PM

  Very reasonable goals to live by and when you get used to them just add or take away from the area nothing dramatic and it will be easier to stick with. I have had to readjust my situation also. I still can't get my mind wrapped around eating right and staying within my calories. I either go way over or am way under. So we just have to focus and push through our hurddles.

GOOD LUCK and you will succeed!!!!! emoticon

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Rude Awakening

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My family is going to Vegas this coming weekend. I went to the store this morning because none of my Shorts from last year fit me since I threw them all away. Anyways I do not want to be HOT down there. Long story short I went to Kohl's and I could not even fit in a size 18!!! I couldn'tít find anything larger and I was short on time so I went next door to Lane Bryant. They are so expensive but, they had 1 pair of shorts in stock so I bought them for $36.00 and came home. I am so mad right now I keep thinking although I did not have the money to spend $36.00 on a pair of shorts it is good that I had to make the purchase because it has made me mad and hopefully will keep me from continuing to sabotosh myself. If I still had my old clothes in my closet it would be cheaper but, I would'nt have to face the reality of the weight I have gained and I would just keep growing. I really hope this keeps me from gaining more weight!

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GLORYTOGLORY 4/1/2009 5:16PM

  I have learned the hard way that there is never a goal line with weight loss it is a forever lifestyle thing. You got all the tools you just start from this meal and go foward! I am on my journey now and still have a ways to go. But my thinking is differant this time i really enjoy working out now. just leave the past in the past and satrt fresh you can do it woohoo you have already proven that!!!

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MANDORA3 3/24/2009 6:52AM

    Have a great time!! Walk and walk and walk..before youknow it, those shorts will be falling off of you!

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WONDERGALE 3/23/2009 4:49PM

    Sometimes, we need a rude awakening. Have fun in Vegas.

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MIREBAH 3/23/2009 11:39AM

    I'm right there with you, I had my own moment on Friday. Try not to fret, just enjoy your trip and use that anger to keep you on point.

You are still my inspiration in spite of what it is you may be feeling. Just remember you're resilient...give yourself a little time, you'll bounce back!

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ETGRIP 3/23/2009 9:48AM

    I know you will walk around a ton in Vegas and that will be good for you. Have fun and enjoy yourself.

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KALISWALKER 3/21/2009 4:02PM

    It's tough going into 'the store'. Have fun in Vegas though and you can get lots of walking.

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