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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Tri is in 17 days. Another lady invited my daughter and I to go to the trails where the triathalon will take place to ride our bikes. There were five of us in all and, it being only the second time I've been on an actually bike in the past 30 years, I chose to take up the rear and follow the lead.

I'm glad to have tried the trails. LOTS of pot holes, other parts of the pavement was ruptured with root growth and part was gravel. Most was flat but there were a few hills I LOUDLY grunted through as I pushed up them.

About four miles in I watched my 19yo daughter, up ahead, flip over her bike, roll and land on her bike. Poor thing! She accidentally squeezed only the front brake which sent her flying! Her arm was bloody, dirt all over her face (thank goodness that wasn't hurt), both legs and stomach with awful road burns. She was such a good sport, said she was okay, climbed back up and kept riding. She finished out the remainig 7 miles.

I'm was more cautious after that and was thankful for the refresher lesson on brake usage. That could have easily been me since I really had no idea what I was doing. The ride itself wasn't rough but the sharp turns, very narrow passage ways and flying downhill fast were a bit nerve racking for this overly cautious, non-adventure girl. It was a huge step for me. So glad I did it.

After riding for 11 miles we packed up our bikes and then walked. The ladies wanted to practice the transition from biking to running. I'm not planning on running at all but walking. It felt good.. We were only able to get 1.5 miles in before it got dark but after riding the actual bike distance and walking half the walk/run portion I know I can do this. Of course I'll also be adding the swim in first.

One of my trouble areas will be my right knee. I've had problems with it for 30 years. The last three miles on the bike every time I pumped my right foot down the one spot, on the right edge of my knee, killed. Strangely enough, once we started walking the pain went away.

I'm sure I'll be sore in the morning. But I'll be ignoring that. I've made plans for my daughter and I to meet up with the other three ladies, plus two others, at our neighborhood pool for swim training at 5:30 in the morning. That's in seven hours so I'd better get to bed.


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MACMOM57 7/13/2012 7:21AM

    You go girl. I'm sure thats one of the reasons why my family wont let me have a bike. I sure hope she is ok. You are doing awesome and I love reading about your progress. Cant wait to hear the results. Hope you werent to sore.

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MISSG180 7/12/2012 10:31AM

    I'm thinking of training for a tri next year--right now the MS150 is all I can focus on. I don't run, so it's encouraging to see you taking the "I don't bike, but..." approach. I am inspired!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 7/11/2012 10:03PM

    It's so great to read this update on your training! I'm totally impressed with your biking adventure when it's only your second time out in so long. I admire your courage! I hope you're sleeping as I type and don't even see it until after an excellent training swim!
P.S. OOPS! I just realized that I'm reading this late, that your bike ride was actually yesterday and your swim this morning... but I still hope you get a good night of sleep! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 7/11/2012 7:21PM

    Wow! Look at you go girl!!! You are going to do awesome!!! emoticon

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DEBLYNN323 7/11/2012 12:25PM

    emoticon emoticon....keep pushing forward! You can do it!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 7/11/2012 11:30AM

    So awesome. You are going to be great. It is so fun to watch you move closer to goal and be succeeding. You will do wonderful. I hope you have fun with it. Don't stress too much.

I am enjoying watching you progress towards this. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JCDUBEA63 7/11/2012 11:06AM

    emoticon emoticonKrista!! I am in awe of u!! That is so fantastic!! U are doing this!! I know u will be awesome!!It will also make u feel good about yourself n keep pushing u will meet all your goals!!

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FITMARY 7/11/2012 7:28AM

    Wow! You are really stepping up! Hang in there and take care of yourself!

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ASHLEIGH_BRIANA 7/11/2012 2:50AM

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I don't think I could ever do a tri! You're so awesome! Hope it goes well for you!

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 7/11/2012 2:09AM

    Poor daughter, glad she was okay and kept going, that's awesome! Glad you are getting in some practice, that is going to help tons during the race when you already know what is coming and that you can, indeed, do it!! What a great adventure you are having with this race!! Try adjusting the seat on your bike, you might be too low or too high and stressing the knee. If it keeps up you might want to look into KT tape (that stuff that you see on pros when they compete that looks like strips of color all over). There are specific applications for knee problems and it can help support weak areas. It is also waterproof. Can't wait to hear how the race goes!! You are going to do great!

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SUNSHINE99999 7/11/2012 1:33AM

  what a day you had and congrats that you did so well. I hope your daughter is feeling much better real soon.

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Still Going to Try the TRI

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I've been MIA for a bit. Allowed a small vacation to throw me off track, allowed some family problems to completely turn my endeavors around pointing me WAY in the wrong direction!

I've been trying to get going again. I've done better on the workout department than eating. It's amazing how my food cravings have come back raging!

Although I've done some workouts it's truly not been much. Just a walk here and there.

My women's Tri-athalon is in 6.5 weeks. A goal I set for myself at the beginning of the year. I would have been on track for it if I had stay on my program. Instead my cardio is worse, muscles weaker and weight...I don't even want to know. Definitely higher than when I left off a couple of months ago. (I'll be facing that demon tomorrow...Yikes!)

I am still determined to do the Tri. I swam last night. Definitely slow but I did it. I used to be on swimteam as a kid but that was over 30 yrs ago. I've never truly swam laps since then. It's amazing how sore some of my muscles are today.

Tomorrow I'm going to attempt the scariest part of the Tri, at least scariest for me...the bike. I've biked at the gym using a recumbant and upright but it's been even longer since I've ridden an actual two-wheeler than it's been swimming laps. Tomorrow morning, hopefully veiled in the early morning darkness, I'll attempt to keep my balance while riding around the neighborhood on two wheels. It will be a comical sight, hopefully one that will not lead to any falls. Not sure what my stamina will be like or how much my leg muscles will take but I'll never know unless I attempt it.

So in 6.5 weeks I need to swim 500 meters, bike 12 miles and do a 5k (which, as of right now, I plan to WALK) Can I do it? I'm not sure. But the one thing I do know is if I don't start training FOR SURE I will not be able to accomplish it.


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CHICAT63 7/11/2012 10:13AM

    Sorry I just saw this, I know late in catching up on blogs and all. Anyhow, all to say WOOHOO on doing your first triathlon, all the best to you. Myself, I am doing "Tri-A-Triathlon" on August 4th with my 18 yr old niece. emoticon emoticon

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 6/29/2012 12:07AM

    Whether you finish or not at least you are trying it and that is better than so many people still sitting on the sofa. You can do this!! Hopefully you've had a chance to get on the bike and are feeling more comfortable now and you can walk a 5K no problem. Hope you are getting into the summer groove (the shift always throws my family off and gets us all weird until we settle into a new schedule). Good luck and I know you can do it!!

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BLUE42DOWN 6/13/2012 12:50PM

    We are all amazingly capable. With the level of determination to turn things around and work for it, I believe -- emoticon!

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MISSG180 6/13/2012 11:29AM

    You can do it!!! I have about the same amount of time to get ready for the 150-mile bike ride, so we can be training buddies.

And next year I might just try a triathlon....

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NANCYSINATRA 6/13/2012 11:22AM

    Nice to see you back Krista. You inspired me to try a 5K. Ended up doing the Eugene Marathon 5K portion. So I'm really glad to see you back.
So where are you doing the Tri?

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GOLOPTIOUS 6/13/2012 10:32AM

    You can do it! Reading about it has made me want to look into a tri - although I'm really not a great swimmer, so I'll have to work on that first....

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FLAMINGOMAMA66 6/13/2012 7:49AM

    Glad you are back! It is so easy to get thrown off course. Keep us posted!!

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CHICAT63 6/13/2012 5:12AM

    You and I will do it together....I am doing a Tri-A-Triathlon on August 4: Swim 200m, Bike 20K and Run 2K. We can and will do this ! emoticon

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    One thing that my husband and I have discovered over the years is that, when you mess up for a short time like that (and in the scheme of the things, a few months is a pretty short time), your body will bounce back to pre-mess-up condition pretty quickly... with a bit of hard work. I'm happy to hear that it sounds like you're willing to put the hard work into it. I really do think you'll be able to do your tri. I hope the training process will be fun for you!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 6/13/2012 1:00AM

    You can do it. You will do great. Just stick to what you know you can do. Be brave my friend be brave.

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PATTOMMC3 6/13/2012 12:48AM

    You can do it! I love biking.....got back into it a few years ago.

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Addictions and Choices!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I've been M.I.A for awhile. I keep trying to make a comeback, my head has been able to bob up to the surface on occassion only to sink back under the waves of overwhelming emotions.

Here I am, on my official weigh-in day and I am 10lbs heavier than I was 3.5 weeks ago. Why? Addictions and Choices!

At first I was thinking the addiction wasn't mine but that I was only making bad choices in dealing with someone else's addictions. Well, I was wrong.

Easter Sunday I received a panicked phone call from someone letting me know that a loved one had OD'd and they didn't know what to do. I hurried over and saw a sight I hadn't seen before. My loved one stumbling around, mumbling non-sensical words, bumps and bruises all over the body from many falls and incapable of doing anything for themself. We made the decision to go to the ER.

I spent 7 hours that day sitting there, worried about this person. Going over their life and seeing a pattern of addiction and hoping, praying, that this time would be the rock bottom that would spur a change.

Since that day I have been closely involved in the daily life of my loved one. Giving support to them and their spouse in this very difficult trying time, making appointments with counselors, doctors and even attending some of those appointments.

The day after Easter I was able to somewhat stay on track. I didn't eat 100% on plan but the stress of it all did lead me to do three different workouts on my treadmill, an escape, where I cried as I walked.

I've allowed those feelings of stress, overwhelming worry and chaos to take over, derail me and pull me under. During the past 10 days of much thought I've realized that my loved one is not the only one with an addiction, I am an addict too!

Three days ago I was invited to sit with my loved one, their spouse and a spiritual advisor for a 2.5 hour counseling appointment. Were we there for them? Because I really felt most of the counsel was given for ME! Things I needed to hear to pull me off my trail of destruction!

Oh, I'm not being destructed by alchohol, and there is no addiction to nicotine or pot or perscription drugs or even to street drugs. My drug of choice is much cheaper and readily available than any of those and it's socially (and legally) acceptable. My addiction is to food!

I heard my loved one say that it wasn't the taste or the smell that set off the addiction this time around. It wasn't sought out because of any craving. It was used because of feelings, emotions and wanting to feel better and make those go away.

Do those feelings, emotions, or situations that brought them on truly go away after succumbing to the drug of choice? NO! Not only do they NOT go away but things are worse, usually drastically so!

So food, specifically sweets and peanut M&M's, were sought out on my part. Did I seek them because they taste good? NO! Well, they do taste good but I've known they taste good for the last 15 weeks but have been able to stay away. Just like my loved one, I took those foods to escape, to feel better! Did they make me feel better? NO!

As the past 10 days went on I saw my healthy habits slowly slipping away the longer I caved into my drug! The first day I justified a little bit, just to add a little enjoyment to my day BUT I did do 90 minutes of workouts. The next day my workouts were drastically decreased but the sugar increased (I specifically went to the store hunting for 50% reducsed Easter sweets). And now, looking back at my week and getting ready to log in for my BL challenge I realize I haven't exercised at all! Not one minute of cardio, not even a squat (well except the ones I do while unloading the dishwasher). The sweet taste of my drugs no longer hold enjoyment. The true sweetness is only appreciated after the first few bites after that the taste is almost non-existant and it becomes just the action of eating. My drug choice, after 10 days of increasing doses, has left me 10lbs heavier, made me feel physically sick and has facilitated a lazier even more depressed attitude than before.

Did I truly think a LARGE back of M$M's would give me the energy and strength to deal with life? NO! But a 30-60 minute workout would have!

It all comes down to choices. Addictions are there, they are reality and MANY deal with them in their various nasty and ugly forms. But I DO KNOW that I AM STRONGER than an addiction! Is an addiction easy to break? No but it can be done!

My loved one has a serious addiction but it can be broken by choices. Choices:
*to stay away from where those things are
*to continue visits with doctors and counselors
*to attend an addiction program
*to admit there is a problem
*to seek help from his spiritual advisor and loved ones
But more importantly
*to WANT there to be a change

My addiction to food can also ONLY be broken by my choices. Choices I have to make daily, even hourly or by the minute. Choices:
*to keep my drug of choice out of the house
*to keep appointments with doctors and possibly counselors
*to seek help from my family, loved ones and friends (including Sparkers)
*to take on only what I truly and healthfully can handle
*to admit there is a problem
*to WANT to change

During this challenging time I admitted to my 13yo daughter that I was having a hard time staying away from bad foods. I said, "Why do I always turn to food when things get rough?" "Doesn't everyone?" was her response. Oh my goodness, what have I created? Another generation of food addicts?!!! "No", I quickly responded, "A lot of people turn to other things, exercise, reading, a hobby, etc... I'm working on being one of those other people." I hope that sunk in with her. But more than my words making that wanted impact it all comes down to her seeing my better CHOICES.


Sorry for the long post. I hope it made sense. I needed to write/post something for me to be able to work through this.

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 5/23/2012 6:46PM

    Awesome post!! Sorry it took me so long to get here. One of the hardest things is realizing that we can be addicted to food and how it makes us feel. It is definitely an effective way of smushing emotions. Choices are not always easy in addiction, but we can choose to start each day new and make the right choices for that day. Hope you are doing well and that the loved one is on the path to recovery.

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DEBLYNN323 4/23/2012 2:03PM

    Great blog! Your words definitely caused me to take a step back and observe my own behaviors.

You can do this! Get back on track and roar like a White Tiger!

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FORBANDE 4/20/2012 5:19PM

    Thanks for this blog! I know many of us relate fully. Either we we are addicted or have loved ones that suffer.

Dealing with our food demons is no easier than dealing with alcohol, drugs, or any other unhealthy substance. In my opinion, it's harder for the reasons you list above. It's cheap, easily accessible and socially acceptable.

You are not creating bad habits in your daughter. I am sure she wasn't referring to you but rather all the images on television, magazines and her friends. The marketing that this food will make you feel good is very overpowering. Don't worry! She will learn by seeing you that she's getting very bad information.

It's awesome that you have a plan. And maybe most importantly, you are aware. We can fight and deal with what we know.

I know you CAN and WILL do this! You are AMAZING!

*really big hugs*

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GT2SMILE 4/20/2012 12:26AM

    Thank you for sharing! I posted a similar blog a few days ago, so it's nice not feeling alone. Food addiction is hard, because you have to eat! So getting all food out of the house isn't an option. But I know we'll be stronger in the end if we keep fighting! My best to you and those you love! emoticon

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JCDUBEA63 4/19/2012 10:31PM

    Krista so glad to see u back!! Its very hard going through what u are going through!! I know too well!! I struggle with addictions also!! I know I cannot keep chocolate or sweets in my house!! I went in Walmart and saw the easter candy 50% off but i steered away this year!! Other years I wasn't as lucky!! Our addictions will never go away but we will become stronger!! U made the step in the right direction!! I know u will learn from ur mistakes and u dit it before it got outta hand!! emoticon emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 4/19/2012 1:49PM

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It made a lot of sense. While I wouldn't wish for anyone to have to deal with a loved one fighting an addiction, perhaps that and these 10 days have given you something you really needed in order to fight and move forward.

Here you are - you've admitted there is a problem, you want to change. You're already on your way.


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MISSG180 4/19/2012 12:38PM

    Times of stress are really, really hard to deal with, and it makes sense that you fell back onto your most comforting habit.

The awesome thing is that you recognized it in less than a month and got back here to deal with it. That's HUGE. Many times when we go into denial, it's a year or more and everything gained back before we wake up. You didn't do that.

It's not easy, but you have resources. We're here for you. You rock, and I admire you very much for getting a grip and coming back.

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WATCHMEGO! 4/19/2012 5:42AM

    Thanks for posting this. I know you needed to write it and I know I needed to read it. Your daughter's response made me cry. It would have been something I said at that age. I wish good luck and progress for your family member and for you.


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FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/19/2012 1:10AM

    Krista, I wondered where you had been. I am sorry to hear that you are struggling. You can learn from this week. I hope that you will use prayer and whatever help you can to be the strong woman that you can become. You can use this to keep moving forward. I am kidding myself if I don't admit that I am there at times. I have eaten kisses and other Easter Candy.

Let's keep moving forward together.

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NOTGIVINGUP49 4/18/2012 9:15PM

    Krista, Sorry to hear about your loved one's struggles and yours as well. Remember--You are not alone! I too have struggled this past week with using food to cope and I was up 14 pounds! I keep having to relearn that food is never the answer. Your insight will help change your course back in the right direction. No journey is one smooth path. This is a lifetime journey so look at the big picture--this was only one week out of the rest of your life! Nothing that a course change can't fix. Let's get both of our ships turned around. Let's do this together! emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 4/18/2012 8:40PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your family member, I hope everything works out for them. It sounds like you've been struggling, but it also sounds like you've really processed all of it and have a plan, that's great! hang in there girlie, we're all here for you! *HUGS*

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 4/18/2012 5:10PM

    I'm so glad you blogged about this. Sometimes it helps just to get it out there. I hope your loved one is doing better, I know how hard that can be. My mom is an alcoholic in complete denial and I've struggled this week with it too. Was there a full moon or something? I'm about to full moon the situation, I know that! ha! Anyway, hang in there, we're all here for you. :)

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WINTERHARTT 4/18/2012 5:05PM

    emoticon The first step to recovery, is knowing there is a problem. Way to go in admitting it and taking control.

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JAMIEJO7825 4/18/2012 3:03PM

    Thank you so much for this. I am currently going through the same thing, the same addication and trying to figure it out. I needed to read this and I am thankful you posted it.

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 4/18/2012 1:27PM


Hang in there, dude.

I've had to learn those lessons over and over, and I suspect I'm still not done learning them.

It was good for me to read this, because I'm struggling myself, at the moment.


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Day 91: Looking Back on March, Planning for April

Monday, April 02, 2012

Okay, looking back on March's goals:
1. Increase monthly exercise minutes to 2000.
2. Cook/prepare one new healthy meal a week.
3. Sign-up for and walk in my FIRST 5k
4. Lose 10lbs
5. Be consistent with my kids doing at least ONE job a day.
emoticon1. Uh, NO. My monthly total ended up being only 1208. I was in a funk for almost a week. That would account for some missing minutes but not the whole thing. Need to really focus on getting good workouts in 6x a week to get the number up
emoticon2. Not completely but did do some. One meal I bought turkey meatballs, WW pasta noodles my family still ate it.
emoticon3. WooHoo, SUCCESS!
emoticon4. YES, actually lost 10.2 Made my goal but it would have been more without my trip and funk.
emoticon5. Did this. Still needs some improvement. This month I'm going to implement a job jar. When my kids can't seem to leave each other alone they'll have to do a job. Yesterday I put my 12yo in time out. Decided no and gave her the job to unload the dishwasher. I have SO many jobs that need to be done. I don't think the timeout stair will see much occupancy this month but my home should be cleaner!

In ways March was a great month, even with my week of funk!
emoticonFit into a size 22 jean
emoticonLeft the Morbidly Obese category
emoticonTook a trip and saw my brother/his family and my college-aged daughter!

My weight went from 287.8 to 277.6
My BMI went from 40.11 to 38.71

Now, planning for April:
1. Get 2000 fitness minutes
2. Lose 15lbs. HIGH,yes, but I'm going to kickit up a notch!
3. Only ONE sugary treat a week
4. At least 10 min of ST 6days a week
5. Do my daily spiritual goals
6. Swim at least 4 times (that's the only thing I haven't worked on yet for my July Sprint Tri)

Last month, even though I wrote my goals here I never wrote them down on paper so I could see them daily. I will be changing that this month. I'll post them in my kitchen, in my bathroom and on a card to keep in my purse.

April here I come!


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35ANGELS 4/7/2012 3:08PM

    emoticon Your doing great!

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IWILLRUN2 4/5/2012 11:17AM

    Congrats on your success so far and good luck with your goals this month!! emoticon

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/4/2012 6:25PM

    You are doing amazing. Keep moving forward you will get where you want to go.

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JCDUBEA63 4/4/2012 12:12AM

    emoticon emoticonon a great month!!

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WE_PA_FIT 4/3/2012 10:07AM

    Wow! Very impressive!! Funk and all!!! and what an awesome idea of the job/chore jar!! I say funk the funk!! Have an amazing April!!

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MISSG180 4/3/2012 7:26AM

    You did extremely well in March, despite everything else that was going on. Go you!

2000 minutes in April is, indeed, an impressive goal. I know that people do it, but I'm always boggled! You're rockin' it, lady!

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    Writing our goals down make them more effective...good job! The more people we share our goals with, the more people we're accountable to!

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SMILESWITH7KIDS 4/3/2012 12:15AM

    Love this planning blog. 2000....really? How does the break down day by day? Do you go to a gym? I struggle getting more than 20 minutes in a day, but I think that's because my priorities are wrong.

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LOOZINITNOW 4/2/2012 8:36PM

    Congratulations on your March accomplishments!!! You did awesome! Love the attitude! You are going to blow April away! emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 4/2/2012 6:01PM

    That sounds like a nice way to combine getting a needed job done with a need for time away from whatever trouble they're up to!

emoticon on the successes of March.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 4/2/2012 5:58PM

    Congrats on all of the progress made in March and good luck with your awesome April goals!

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 4/2/2012 5:34PM

    Super, doable goals! Let's kick the crap out of April :)

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FORBANDE 4/2/2012 4:04PM

    You had a great March even though you didn't feel like it. And April's goals are perfect!

I love the job jar idea too. I think that it is more punishment to do a job versus a timeout. Plus it will help you. :)

Have a great April! I know you'll tackle the 15 pounds without a problem.

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KARENDEE4 4/2/2012 3:00PM

    Great job!!

My favorite is "Left the Morbidly Obese category"

I think that word Morbid is the worst word ever!!

I love the job jar idea! Awesome! You could also tell the kids they have to do a job before they get to do soemthing they want or before they go out to play....:)

Good idea!

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Fruit, Exercise, Treadmill

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012Fruit, Exercise, Treadmill
This evening my 4yo brought me something. She had it hidden behind her back.

"Guess what I have" she said.

"Uh, a picture?" I replied

"Nope, guess again"

"Okay, letters?" My second guess.

"YES!" she said with excitementand pulled out this piece of paper and handed it to me:

"It says, 'fruit, exercise, treadmill! Fruit, exercise, treadmill! You need to keep exercising like walking and running so you can get smaller like Camille (my twig skinny 12yo)."

My 4yo is one of my biggest cheerleaders! She comes up to me all the time and grabs my wrists and says "You don't need to lose weight here anymore" and then grambs my upper arms and says, "But you still need to work on here."

My two older boys had a basketball tournament today. One had to be there at 8a.m. UGH, on a Saturday?!!!

Sadly I'm down to one pair of jeans that fit me in my current size (24). I do have two pairs of ugly workout pants (only to be worn at home) and one pair I wear to the gym (but NOT appropriate looking for public). Then I have a pair of nice sweats that are two sizes too big (yes, I'm still wearing them)

So last night I stripped off my jeans and threw them in the wash with items my boys needed. When the alarm went off this morning dh headed downstairs and moved the laundry over. Running a tad behind I went to the dryer 5 minutes before we had to leave to grab my jeans. I couldn't feel them. Then I started taking one thing out at a time. Nope, still NO jeans! UGH! I looked in the wash and there they were, all alone, dripping wet.

What am I going to wear?! Not my too large sweats I didn't wash them! I went to my drawer and grabbed the next size down, 22. I pulled them on, zipped them up and then the test...will my kids let me leave the house wearing them.

I headed downstairs and asked the question: "Do these look okay or are they WAAAAY too tight?" They all said the jeans were fine. WooHoo! I had tried these jeans on about 10 days ago but today I'm about 5lbs heavier. I thought there was NO WAY they were going to fit.

Size 22! Feels so great! I probably won't wear them again until I lose the 5 I gained. But it's such a great feeling knowing a true size 22 is only a week or two away! They may have zipped but they weren't as comfortable as I would have liked them to be.

***For those interested in the basketball tournament outcome:
Each boys' team won one and lost one. Both of their losses were in OT, one by one point and the other by two.

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JCDUBEA63 4/3/2012 11:57PM

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NOTGIVINGUP49 4/2/2012 9:18PM

    emoticon emoticon Love your family cheerleaders! Keep up the great job!

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    How nice that you have a live-in cheerleader! emoticon She sounds like a cutie!
It sounds like you're going to need a shopping trip soon. I think it will be really fun for you to be able to pick out smaller sizes than what you're used to.
I hope this week is easier for you to make good choices and those 5 pounds disappear quickly!

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    Yay for smaller pants size!

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JMRUDY24 4/1/2012 12:48PM

    WOW~! Wonderful! I love that your 4 year old is such a cheerleader. My 5 year old too~ such great blessings!
You are losing at such a great pace it inspires me to push a little harder too! emoticon
Enjoy your sunday!

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KARENDEE4 4/1/2012 10:18AM

    What a great kid you have!!!

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FORBANDE 4/1/2012 9:14AM

    It's so great to have your family behind you! And your cheerleader is the cutest one in the world. :)

You are doing sooo great!

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SCOUTMOM715 4/1/2012 9:12AM

    The letter from your 4 yo is so sweet!! You're right, our kids are our biggest cheerleaders : ) emoticon on wearing the size 22's. Keep up the great work!!

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    Woohoo! Love it!

The letter is to cute!

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BLUE42DOWN 4/1/2012 3:02AM


How great that must feel (albeit a tad uncomfortable today)!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/1/2012 2:34AM

    Wow way to go. Good job. You are succeeding. Keep moving forward. This is great news. emoticon emoticon

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MISSG180 3/31/2012 11:51PM

    Woohoo! You are doing great!!!

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