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Hanging in there...

Monday, March 11, 2013

Yesterday I ran in the Corktown 5k race! It was my first 5k. I ran the entire thing in 32:36! I was so proud of myself!!!! (Nonscale victory!!)

I'm busy with school and work so I will do my best to keep up here.

Things I'm thankful for:
Light at the end of the tunnel (PTO next week)
getting to speak to my nephew on the phone today.
Randy and Cameron.

  
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WONDERGALE 3/12/2013 11:29PM

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MINDY502 3/12/2013 11:03AM

    Way to go!!! How awesome. I got a 5K coming up but my knees wont let me run it all but I am going to try and do some. Have a great week!

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ZORAHGAIL 3/12/2013 11:00AM

    Congrats on your race!

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CANDOK1260 3/12/2013 9:45AM

    congrat on your race

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TKOVACH1 3/12/2013 7:55AM

    Congrats on your first 5K!
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RABBIT8301 3/12/2013 12:32AM

    emoticon on your 5k! That is a great time for your first one!

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BILLB000 3/12/2013 12:07AM

    Congrats! That is a nice accomplishment. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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LOLAINSC 3/11/2013 10:59PM

    Congratulation--all your hard work and determination are really paying off.
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UWHK8STER 3/11/2013 10:27PM

    Congrats - that's a good time too!

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LAURELSPARK 3/11/2013 9:46PM

    Congrat on your first 5K and here's to many more!



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NS_GIRL 3/11/2013 8:15PM

  Congrats

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-AMANDA79- 3/11/2013 8:03PM

    So excited for you! Congrats!

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Struggling...

Friday, March 08, 2013

I feel like I've been struggling a bit this week. The scale is showing 152 again :( and I've been doing some emotional eating. I need to get it together. I'm taking a full week off of work in two weeks so I can recover from some of the stress...I can't remember the last time I took a week off from work.

I've been getting my water in but I didn't have time to exercise yesterday or today. Last night cam had a band concert and today we had to look at flower arrangement.

I wanted to run before the race... Ugh... I can tomorrow but I don't want to over do it the night before.

Non scale victory? Looking in the mirror today and my tummy was flatter.

Things I'm thankful for:
Kathy being a good co-worker
Randy
Cameron.
Back feels a bit better.
Happy that I went with the girl I did to do our photos.

  
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LRSILVER 3/9/2013 10:35PM

    I know you can succeed. Keep pushing. Good luck with the 5k

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-AMANDA79- 3/9/2013 9:12AM

    So glad you are taking some time off of work. Take care of yourself.

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SPARKCHANTAL 3/9/2013 3:37AM

    you'll be ok!

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MINDY502 3/9/2013 12:12AM

    Hang in there things will get better just focus on yourself and taking care of yourself. Good luck on your 5k tommorrow you can do it!

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LOLAINSC 3/9/2013 12:01AM

    Love the new picture! emoticon

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LAURIEJOHANNAH 3/8/2013 10:39PM

    Struggle is something I am all too familiar with. I think we all are. But you know what? I'm on your side. I know you can do this. And you are right. Every day is a new start.

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BILLB000 3/8/2013 9:05PM

    I get frustrated too if a couple days go by without exercise. I feel like i am missing something important. It is ok to not be perfect you know. And I admire your gratitude list at the end of your blog. That is so important. Keep the faith, as we all will.
Bill

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No change?

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

No change on the scale from last week. I'm not too worried about it...its the fourth week...and judging by my pattern this is what I do.

More importantly I feel good. This will be my third day on reaching my water intake goal. I also tried a new exercise today: Yoga. I tried it before and didn't like it. Yoga is not my thing yet, but it did feel peaceful so I'm going to keep at it and see how I come along in the future.

Nonscale victories: I have more upper body strength that I realized. I could hold some of the yoga poses longer than expected. I hear comments on my weight loss pretty much daily now. (Kinda sad that it takes someone losing over 30 lbs before people realize but...hey I'll take it, lol).



Things I'm thankful for:
My body. Its not perfect, but its the one I have, and so far, its working for me without too many issues.
Randy.
Cameron.
Having a job.
Discovering new exercises that I enjoy.
Having the confidence to sign myself up for a race.

  
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CANDOK1260 3/7/2013 12:16PM

    you seem to be doing good on the challenge emoticon

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JEANUT 3/6/2013 9:26PM

    Great attitude
congrats on the non-scale victories.

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-AMANDA79- 3/6/2013 8:50PM

    I also used to despise yoga and now really like it!
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HEALTHY4ME 3/6/2013 8:12PM

    I love your thankfuls today. HUGS and sleep well and wake to another great day!

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AJB121299 3/6/2013 7:22PM

    good luck

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Day by Day.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013



Today I made my 8 glasses of water (and I will probbaly reach 10 by the end of the night).

I had two cavities filled today and also I went and got myself checked out. Apparently I have sprained (light) my back. No heavy lifting but activity should be fine. My doctor also said I could run the 5k this weekend. So that's good.

I'll let you in on a little secret...okay not so little secret. I am SCARED about this race. So many little voices going on in my head with self doubt...but this time around I am trying to muffle them with positive thoughts.

Instead of dwelling on the doubt, I went to the gym today. Ran for 20 minutes then did some strength training. Then I had cardio dance for 45. WHOO HOO.

Nonscale victory: shoot. I think being able to do all that exercise despite the sprain and the little nagging voices in my head was an accomplishment. What else...OH YEAH. I looked at myself in the gym mirror and I didn't feel fat for once!!! I usually feel like the big girl in the class, but I didn't today. I am actually seeing my waist shrink!

Things i'm thankful for:
I can still run in the 5k.
Randy being supportive of me.
Cameron for being a good kid.
Ibuprofen. hehe :)

  
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LRSILVER 3/5/2013 10:03PM

    Wow the skinny girl in the gym. You rock.

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HEALTHY4ME 3/5/2013 8:55PM

    Doncha just hate those little voices that can be so darn loud sometimes. Stick them to the background, don't be scared, just do your best and have a good time. Since it is your first you aren't out to prove anything so just enjoy the run!
Glad you got checked out and are mostly okay.
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PEPPYPATTI 3/5/2013 8:53PM

    Woo Hoo! I am so glad you will be able to run your race. Who would not be scared? I think that is normal. I will be rooting for you!
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JEANUT 3/5/2013 8:51PM

    You're doing great on your water intake.
You can do that 5K don't listen to that little voice.
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TKOVACH1 3/5/2013 8:25PM

    You are awesome! Keep up the great work! Good luck in your race this weekend.
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DIVINEPRINCESS 3/5/2013 8:20PM

    Good luck on the 5K coming up!

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How do I encourage myself?

Monday, March 04, 2013



To keep myself encouraged, I try to focus on the positive of the day. We all make mistakes, but we can choose to let those mistakes weigh us down or focus on the good moments.

Today I was proud of myself because I woke up with the knowledge that I will do better than yesterday of drinking my water. I didn't require myself to be perfect, just make a new step in the right direction. And I actually hit my water goal!

Then to incorporate more fitness I went to alive tonight. I got on the treadmill to run a little bit to prepare for the 5k's in my future. Then I went to cardio dance. I pushed myself too hard though and my back is really hurting. I really did something to it when I hit my head. I am contemplating seeing my doctor tomorrow. Ugh. I don't want it to get in the way of the race though. I also don't want to push myself TOO hard. But I also want to push myself... *sigh*

Nonscale victory: upped my running pace today. Felt good about it.

Things I'm thankful for:
Health.
Randy.
Cat.
Having a good day at work.

  
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CAROL6X 3/5/2013 5:08PM

    You are doing good-be careful about hitting your head. Head injuries are nothing to play about.

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WONDERGALE 3/5/2013 4:18PM

    I don't want to scare you but back injuries are nothing to play with. One of my Aunties hurt herself while bowling. And instead of going to the doctor, she kept doing her regular activities, including bowling, until one day she couldn't stand up. She's had numerous surgeries since. There will be other races! emoticon

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JUSTLLAMA 3/5/2013 4:09PM

    Great job! I absolutely love your positive attitude!

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FUNKY5RED 3/5/2013 9:31AM

    You are doing a great job of encouraging yourself. Be careful with your back. I am recovering from a back strain and find that walking is really good for the time when it is healing. I also do some specific stretching exercises once I can get down on the floor and back up again. :)


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LRSILVER 3/4/2013 10:25PM

    Ondrea great plan. You are awesome. Best of luck with your races. Hope your back feels better. emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 3/4/2013 10:14PM

    I too think you better get it checked out, hitting your head that hard can really jar your back and neck. Just have a check and then ice your back if it is sore. HUGS and hope it is just moving too much too fast or too soon after hitting your head.


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TERRIPAL1 3/4/2013 9:13PM

    Way to go, but please take care of your back and your head!

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PEPPYPATTI 3/4/2013 8:49PM

    I love your plan! I think you should probably go see the DR just to make sure everything is OK so you do not do any further damage if there is a problem. No more head bumping!
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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 3/4/2013 8:41PM

    You have an excellent plan! Very well-done and articulated.

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