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Took a Peak...Oh, My STARS!!!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Yesterday was the day I "officially" weigh in and input it on SP. I actually weigh myself everyday, not allowing the up and down fluctuation to play with my mind. I use it as motivation for my day.

When I got on the scale this morning I saw..............299.6!!! YES, That's Right that's a TWO in the front!!! I wasn't expecting that for another week. I was shocked, it caused me to pause a bit. I stepped off and got back on. Yes, stayed the same. YAY!!!

I wanted to shout it on the roof tops! The only person awake was my husband, and sadly enough I didn't want to share it with him.

He's been wonderful, supportive and caring through this whole journey. I KNOW he would have been thrilled for me. So what's the problem? ME! I'm sure my husband already knew I was in the 300s. I've been here forever with very, VERY short visits into the 290s. My husband used to be 330. Now? 275. Wow, that's great, AWESOME! Yeah, except he hasn't done anything to lose it. He has diabetes and he's ignored it. His untreated, dangerous health condition is making him lose weight. He sits on the couch and eats ice cream each night. He probably has at least 84oz of soda a day. And inbetween that he eats poorly! Last night for dinner he had 5 items from Taco Bell (I oredered the Fresco chicken soft taco, brought it home and made up a huge bowl of steamed veggies).

I just didn't want to share with him that I had been in the 300st. I've always been lighter than him, except for the last year.

Right after weighing myself I got on the treadmill for an hour. My husband poked his head in the garage to tell me bye before he left for work. I had the urge to tell him my exciting news. I blurted it out and immediately started crying! Of course he was thrilled for me but my confusing emotions were right at the surface. I'm thrilled to be out of the 300s but at the same time I'm completely embarrassed that I had even let myself get that obese.

I'm fine now. Very proud of myself and my hardwork. I texted my mom, two sisters and my college-age daughter to let them all know. They are my long distance cheerleaders!

I'm thankful for my family's support, especially my husband's. I know he might be lighter than me but in reality he is sicker. He told me, as I cried, how proud of me he was and wished that he had the determination that I've been showing the past month. I so hope he'll have the desire to take care of his health!

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Krista

  
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FLUTTER-BY)L( 2/3/2012 12:05PM

    You are doing so awesome. Keep moving forward. It is exciting to see all that you are learning.

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JCDUBEA63 2/2/2012 11:40PM

    emoticon emoticon Its hard facing all that but it all has to come out to get u where u need to be so u dont backslide or give up!! I know ur husband will see ur accomplishments and jump on the band wagon if not just keep doing what u are doing!! We can do this together!! Keep pushing forward!!

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KARENDEE4 2/2/2012 8:30PM

    Sorry about hubby's health.

So happy for you!! Welcome to twoville!

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DSW310 2/2/2012 7:08PM

    Isn't it a fabulous feeling to see that number 2? Good job!

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FITMARY 2/2/2012 5:32PM

    That's really good news, and I agree with Brenda and The New Melissa: the longer you keep going, the more likely it is that he will eventually follow! You are setting a great example now so just keep putting one foot in front of the other. You will get there and, with any luck, he will follow!

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DEBLYNN323 2/2/2012 3:16PM

    Congrats Krista! Way to go!

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INKYCAT 2/2/2012 2:56PM

    Congratulations! Welcome to the land of 200's. Very happy for you! Thank you for sharing your blog. It's very inspiring. Keep up the good work!

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BRENDABUNNY 2/2/2012 2:56PM

    emoticon on getting umder the 300 mark,you can do this and i'll bet as you keep going your good habits will wear off on hubby emoticon emoticon

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MOMOFBOYS 2/2/2012 2:39PM

    Hooray for you! You should be SO proud! I totally understand your feelings though. My husband has never said anything about my weight. He seems to not really care what size I am. But I too, feel so embarrassed that I've let myself get this big. But we can only look forward now and not back! You GO GIRL!!

Hugs,
Wendi


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THE_NEW_MELISSA 2/2/2012 2:13PM

    That is soooooooo awesome! I'm so happy for you!!! woooohoooo! You are rockin' it girlfriend! I'm glad you told your husband. Hopefully he'll follow your lead with the health movement and start to take better care of himself as well, that can be scary! Health enthusiasm is contagious! I really didn't want to admit to my husband what i weigh either, but I do tell him now. He's only about 20 pounds heavier than me, and I hate it too. I want to be the tiny one that he can throw around :) :) But I am one of YOUR biggest cheerleaders and I think you're doing a terrific job!

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January Was A GREAT Month!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

January found me making a comeback to SparkPeople. I'm so thankful I did. Wasn't able to start on January 1st due to the stomach flu but I began my healthy eating and exercising on Jan. 3rd.

Still worked on sticking with the calorie range 1200-1550. Most days I stayed within that range. Some days I was full, even stuffed, and was surprised to find my calories were low. And there were a few, less than a handful, days when my calories went a bit over. I always tracked so the overage was not a surprise, or ignored.

My workouts I started small. Began on my treadmill at a pathetic 2.7 speed. Now, just four weeks later, I'm doing it mostly at 3.2 speed, an incline of 3.0. Sometimes I've been able to do 3.6 for a minute or so. My stamina is so much stronger! I usually do my treadmill for 45min and once this month did a 5K in 56:59 min!

Two weeks ago I started going to the gym. Just 10min on the elliptical was a KILLER! It's amazing how each cardio activity uses such different muscles. I'm trying to mix it up more. At the gym I do ST 3 days a week, warm-up with the elliptical, then finish with the recumbant bike.

I failed to take measurements at the beginning but I did take them today! I feel so much stronger, energetic, energized and all in only 4 weeks! And a perk from this dedication?.....

.....15.4lbs GONE!

GOAL for February:
1. Lose 10lbs
2. Figure out a more comprehensive ST program
3. Increase monthly exercise minutes to 1920 (Jan was 1880)
4. Drink 72 oz of water each day.
5. Schedul appointment with trainer for body fat

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JCDUBEA63 2/2/2012 11:43PM

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SOULWOMAN 2/2/2012 10:19AM

    You are an inspiration. Fabulous job in January and great goals for February.

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MISSG180 2/2/2012 8:10AM

    You've done an amazing job in just one month! emoticon

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FORBANDE 2/2/2012 8:04AM

    Awesome!! You have a great plan for February!

Way to go!!!

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MOMOFBOYS 2/2/2012 8:03AM

    You are awesome!! Great job! You inspire me!

Hugs,
Wendi

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KARENDEE4 2/2/2012 7:46AM

    Great Loss for January!

Great goals too!!

I love goals!

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HELENTORTOISE 2/2/2012 3:58AM

    Sounds like you have great determination. emoticon

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35ANGELS 2/2/2012 12:38AM

    15.5 lbs gone in 1 month! wow.. emoticon emoticon

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Please, Do NOT FEED THE BEARS!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Have you ever been camping where they have signs posted advising you to keep food out of smell, reach and sight of the bears? Whenever we go my younger kids are always very vigilant out of FEAR. Before we leave for a hike or turn in for the night they make sure that everything is locked tight in coolers and even into the car. That no scrap of food is to been seen or smelled so the bears STAY AWAY!

Well, I am a BEAR, and you better keep that food AWAY FROM ME!

I'm finding I can't have food left out where I can see, it smell it, or get to it. I can make meals for my family and daycare kids but if I leave the food out after it's served my cravings kick in and I become a Starving Bear. My glands start salivating, I can taste the food just through smell and I MUST have it. If I allow myself even just one bite when I'm in Bear mode it will not stop there.

Have you ever tried taking food away from a raging bear after just one bite? Not a pretty sight!

Of course, I'm a pretty civilized bear, once the food is portioned for someone or is in front of them I will leave it alone. I won't frighten the poor child away so I can access it.

I know where I have to hunt for my food. I have spots in my cupboard that are for me. My family is welcome to it as well but that's the area I can go to. I also have a section in the fridge as well as the fridge out in the garage.

But there are times, when food is left in my sight and smell, when I just can't stay away. Thank goodness there are some BIG hunters at my house. Last night I was reaching for the scrumpteous yellow cake with chocolate frosting, when my 6'8" son came and scared me off. I wasn't about to come back for it with him standing guard.

So, Please Don't feed the bears! They know where to find their food and it is MUCH healthier for them (me)!

  
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JCDUBEA63 2/2/2012 11:48PM

    I have foods I can't keep in the house also!! If there is cake in my house I will not stop till its gone!! Its a lot easier now that my son joined me in healthy eating!! With a big family I know it has to be hard!! emoticon

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SOULWOMAN 2/1/2012 3:56PM

    I'd like to post that sign in my house sometimes. I definitely do best with the "out of sight, out of mind" technique. Once something is brought into my house (or office) and even worse, left behind after everyone has left, then it takes all of my might to not indulge or more likely overindulge by trying to "rid the beast" by finishing it off. Now I try to catch people before they leave and tell them to take the leftovers with them or I have to destroy it (make it unedible - dish soap works great for this) and throw it in the garbage. Don't like to waste food, but either way it's going to be waste or waist and I'd prefer the former.

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 1/31/2012 2:26PM

    Oh that is awesome! I'm so glad they're looking out for you! Unfortunately at my house, everybody's a pusher! Ohhh one piece won't hurt...blah blah blah :) Kudos :)

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DEBLYNN323 1/31/2012 2:21PM

    Too funny! emoticon

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 1/31/2012 2:15PM

    I like to bake. I bake lots of things. One thing that I sometimes bake is cookies. If I feel I am in danger of eating cookies that I don't want to eat I put them out of sight. Usually in the microwave. I figure then I have to think to get them. I don't mindlessly eat them.

When my missionary son was still home I had a big plate of cookies left on evening during the next day I did not want to eat them. I put them in the microwave. He came home and looked for them on the counter. He asked if they were all gone. I told him no. He went right over to the microwave and asked why they were in there. I said to keep me from eating with out thinking. He looked puzzled and asked if I could really eat a cookie without thinking about it. When I shrugged he looked puzzled.

When his younger brothers walked in he made them look. He was surprised they did not know because I have been "hiding" things in the microwave for a long time. For me out of sight out of mind seems to work.

I like the idea of having areas for your own healthy food.

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Wouldn't It Have Been Easier...?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

This afternoon I had to head up to the school to pick up my 17yo son from basketball practice. He's still in a walking boot but works on his shot while the team practices. I thought I'd share our conversation on the ride home.

Before he could sit shotgun he had to move the monthly schedule of classes from my gym. As he buckled his seatbelt I told him, "While you were working out I went to the gym and did 15minutes on the elliptical and 25 minutes on the recumbant. PLUS, while you were sleeping I woke up at 6:30 (YES, on a Saturday morning) and did a 5k in 57min and actually JOGGED for the last minute"

He kind of looked at me and nodded then asked "How much have you lost?" "12.5lbs!" I proudly announced.

"Seems like it should be more than that" was his reply. (I think his generation has grown up seeing the BIGGEST LOSER, which I love, and assume weight loss should be just as fast in real life as it is on the reality show.) I took no offense and replied, "It might not sound very much but if I was to lose 10lbs a month that would be 120lbs in one year."

His next question..."How much total weight do you want to lose?" "Well, I said, I've already lost some so from this point on I still need/want to lose 145lbs more. But my goal is to lose 102lbs this year to get out of the obese category."

He paused for a moment then turned and said, "Wouldn't it have been easier to have just done all this all along?"

Without thinking I said, "Yes, yes, it would have but I allowed insecurities, life's struggles and my family to come first on my priority list before my own health. I'm already a better mom because I'm putting my needs first and as I get healthier and stronger I'll have even MORE to offer others."

I started crying, (my kids know that's a given for me and usually just roll their eyes) I told him I need all the help he can give me, that this won't be easy and that I had started and stopped WAY TOO many times...This time it's going to happen!

This son has been a motivating factor for me both from his positive example and his own personal struggles and weaknesses. I can't WAIT to show him what this old mom of his CAN DO!

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Krista

  
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JCDUBEA63 1/30/2012 12:20AM

    Krista u sound like me!!! LOL my son hates when I get emotional!! He hates showing emotion but is getting a little better!! He once sent me flowers I was so excited and called to tell him thank-u and burst into tears!! LOL

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MISSG180 1/29/2012 12:49PM

    Kids do have a hard time understanding at times, but it's awesome that you were able to talk to him like that. Good for you.

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KARENDEE4 1/29/2012 11:27AM

    I love it! Congrats on the loss. That is a lot of weight too!

Each pound of fat is about the size of a coffee cup.

(I have it posted in a blog if you want to see it.

http://www.sparkpeople.c
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dual.asp?blog_id=4497421

I try to picture in my mind all those coffe cup sized chunks of fat. It is a lot!

Karen

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MOMOFBOYS 1/29/2012 11:21AM

    How great to have this conversation! He'll be so proud of you! And to remind him and yourself that this is something you need to do and putting yourself first is helping you be a better mom!!

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 1/29/2012 11:07AM

    You go, Mom! Kids always think everything should be so easy. They live in a push button world, money is just lying around, and things just get done. Hindsight is always 20/20. We all wish we'd made the best decisions the first time, but this is all part of life's journey and part of our paths. We will overcome, and learn some powerful lessons on the way. Awesome job with your workouts and dedication! Let's rock this week!

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FITMARY 1/29/2012 7:50AM

    Ah, how wise our teenagers are. "Wouldn't it have been easier...?" Ha, ha, ha! He will understand how hard it is to do those "easy" things when he gets older. And that's when he will finally understand how courageous "his old mom" has been all along!
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LADYIRIS313 1/29/2012 2:04AM

    I think you must have a great relationship with your son to have these conversations. I bet it felt really good to have him on your side.
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MAMADWARF 1/29/2012 1:41AM

    Go mama go! The kids will be sooo proud of you as you go along!

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TIME4CARRI 1/29/2012 12:53AM

    You go girl!!! This is your time. emoticon

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MOONBIRD 1/29/2012 12:24AM

    First of all, congrats on your weight loss. You are doing a great job! I also sometimes think to myself how I should have done this years ago when everyone told me to lose weight. Well, I didn't, but the important thing is that I am now. I think everyone gets to a point when they know they are ready to do this, and there is no turning. That has happened for me this time, and it sounds like it has for you too. Keep up the great work!

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I Did it! I Did it!! I Really Really DID IT!!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

emoticon My alarm went off at 4;40 am and....I GOT OUT OF BED!!!

At first I didn't want to. I said, outloud, "UGH, I don't want to get up" Then I heard my husband say, "You'll feel so proud of yourself if you do" At first I wanted to say, "Well, I don't see YOU getting up and working out" But I didn't. This is my goal, my journey and I'm not going to wait for anyone else to join me (although I hope eventually he decides to). He has been wonderfully supportive in this.

Took me longer to get to the gym than planned because my workout clothes were still slightly damp. Once there I followed my plan:

warm-up with 10min on the elliptical (still at a level 1) This is a HARD machine for me. Oh My STARS I feel muscles I don't usually use. It HURTS, but a great hurt!
Next ST for 40 minutes. I want to change this up. The trainer started the program for me but I think she gives the same workout to everyone just adjusting their weights. I want to create a true ST plan for me. Going to have to do some studying and research. Any advice on this is welcomed.
Then I finished up with 20min on the bike.

I felt so great when I was done! When I headed back to my car at 6:20 my windows were frozen (I had to scrape them off at 5 when I left my house)...BRRR cold morning! I walked in the door at the perfect time to wake up my high school boys. (My middle school girls wake up on their own 1.5 before they have to leave for school. My boys stumble out of bed 20min before they have to leave, although I try to get them going 10 minutes earlier) I don't think they liked my chipper cheery attitude.

Next workout plan for today is 30min of cardio. Originally thought of doing the treadmill but I think I'll try to do 2miles on the Walk@Home DVD.

This is going to be a GREAT day!
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Krista

  
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JAN1031 1/31/2012 7:54PM

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SECTION1RON 1/29/2012 3:54PM

    Great job! That's dedication!! emoticon

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ROSIESNOW 1/29/2012 8:53AM

    It's great that your husband is supportive enough to give you a little push to keep going - sometimes I need that kind of a push. Great job making exercise a priority!

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WORLDSERIES11 1/29/2012 12:02AM

    Great Job!!
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FORBANDE 1/28/2012 10:21PM

    Woo hoo! So proud of you!

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JCDUBEA63 1/27/2012 11:18PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Krista I am so proud of u!! Ur husband will take time to join but once he see's how well u are doing he will get on board!! I've been doing Dumbbells for my strength they have a lot of exercises on spark for gym or home check it out to get ideas!! I like resistance bands and also use my total gym for my legs! Good luck u are doing so awesome keep on pushing!!

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NOTGIVINGUP49 1/27/2012 9:32PM

    emoticon emoticon I am so proud of you!

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LNZMANSFIELD 1/27/2012 5:50PM

    Way to go Krista!! I couldn't get up at 4 to exercise...haha..maybe one day I will be able to get up really early and get my exercising all done in the morning!

My husband doesn't exercise either and he needs too...he says he gets enough working, but whatever, I can only ask so many times. He has to make that decision, but he is supportive of mine. :o) Glad your husband supports you too!


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SHEILA234 1/27/2012 5:16PM

    Just came across your blog entry here on Spark, and wanted to say Way to Go!!! I could relate a bit, as I too have been getting in cardio this week more consistently than I've done in a LONG time ... and also feel GREAT after doing it! But you've got me beat by far, as you got up out of bed early and went out on a cold morning --- very impressive!! emoticon

I find that it's that great feeling after the workout that draws me back to the next workout ... that is a really great reward!

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FITMARY 1/27/2012 4:28PM

    Wow! That's impressive!!!
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SCRAPPY_RN 1/27/2012 4:00PM

    emoticon You ARE doing it! and it is going to be a great day :)

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CHELAGETSFIT 1/27/2012 1:58PM

    Good job!

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RUNNINGOLLIE 1/27/2012 1:50PM

    Awesome!!!! emoticon

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DEBLYNN323 1/27/2012 1:39PM

    emoticon....what an accomplishment!

Great job!

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BELLALUCIA 1/27/2012 1:36PM

    Great job!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 1/27/2012 1:33PM

    Great and on such a cold morning too. emoticon

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CARRIEDD 1/27/2012 11:38AM

    Way to go! your Blog was just the motivation I needed to get me going today! Thank You! emoticon

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KRISTAJOAN 1/27/2012 11:33AM

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 1/27/2012 11:17AM

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! You did it! You are a ROCKSTAR!

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SA9CHI 1/27/2012 11:16AM

    You're doing great! Keep it up and you'll be there soon!

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MISSG180 1/27/2012 11:13AM

    You're a ROCK STAR!!! Great job!!

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WIZARDCHICA 1/27/2012 11:09AM

    How great!!! I'm glad you did it. I should get going too. You just motivated to get off the computer and work out!! emoticon

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MATHISC4464 1/27/2012 11:08AM

    Thats awesome congrats! I know what that feels like! I did did a 5:45 bootcamp class over the summer and some morning it was so hard getting up but it does feel awesome! Keep it up!

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