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SOBBED on the Treadmill This Morning!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Not because I had accomplished some amazing feat like jogging for 10 min, or accomplishing 13.1 miles. NO, I cried because the realization of a goal not accomplished.

13 months ago I set the goal to be in ONEderland by the time my Senior son (at that time a Junior) had his last home high school Varsity basketball game. At the time of that goal I weighed 310.2lbs.


January 2012, my two boys (Junior and Sophmore) and me

April of last year I fell off track. Tried several times to struggle back onto the path but never quite succeeded.

This morning, as I did my assigned half marathon workout, I sobbed! It hit me that today was/IS the day and I haven't made it to my goal, Not even close! I was surprised at the extent of emotion that came flooding out of me, with tears flooding and chest gulping.

It was cleansing AND a wake up call (how many do I need to add to the list?) This day was going to come no matter what I did. It was up to me to make that dream, the goal, a reality!

I lost site of that vision. Lost site of putting me first.

So tonight, at the beginning of the Varsity game, I'll be escorting my talented, handsome son. I won't be in ONEderland but I will walk tall and be proud of ME, who I am and what I have done and WILL do!

Tonight I'll be walking on that court at 290.6. 19.6lbs less than when I set my goal.

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Krista

  
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DETERMINEDJANET 2/9/2013 8:19PM

    "So tonight, at the beginning of the Varsity game, I'll be escorting my talented, handsome son. I won't be in ONEderland but I will walk tall and be proud of ME, who I am and what I have done and WILL do! "

Loved this statement! Definitely.... be proud of who you are, what you have done and will do! Enjoyed the photo too.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/9/2013 3:29PM

    Your blog really touched me. I'm so sorry you aren't able to reach your goal but I love how you've turned around that to pride!

You should be proud. You may not have lost all you wanted, but you have made progress and progress isn't ever easy.

Keep focusing on all of your goals and keep moving. You can get there! I'm really proud of you and inspired by you!


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CHRISTINASP 2/9/2013 1:55PM

    You did lose weight. I'm glad the cry was an experience of release for you, so you can make a fresh start now.
Do you know WHY you got off track in April? Maybe analysing where and why you went off track can help you make a plan to be prepared next time you meet such circumstances. So then you can make a different choice.

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HDHAWK 2/9/2013 12:29PM

    Try to enjoy the night without focusing on what you didn't accomplish but on what you have accomplished. Your son is proud of you no matter what. I have a similar goal of being 50 lbs lighter by my son's graduation in May. I'm thinking 30 could still happen. I better start doing more than I have been if I'm going to reach that goal!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/9/2013 12:02PM

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CHICAT63 2/9/2013 5:09AM

    Foremost don't be too hard on yourself, you are doing amazing things at this very moment you're in training. Ok, you had a slip we all do myself including BUT slowly but surely you got back on the wellness bus and you're on your way ! You are not alone Sista, big hugs !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NANCYSINATRA 2/9/2013 2:01AM

    krista, I'm back up too. Not back to where I started, but up almost 40 lbs, so I get it. I've been off track for months. What matters is that you are back on that treadmill now. What matters is you are walking tall and proud of you. What matters is you are training for a half marathon. :) Me too. Mine is in May, so together we can do this. :)

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WOLFKITTY 2/8/2013 10:24PM

    Sounds like some powerful realizations, expectations, and determination! :)

All the best,
Jocelyn

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CARRIE1948 2/8/2013 7:24PM

    This is what happens when you make a weight figure your goal. The past is gone and can't come back. So, re-commit yourself to your current goals and be proud of losing weight,

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FRUITYFUL 2/8/2013 7:12PM

    You're such a good mom. I'm sure your presence and support is all that your son will remember from this day, not your weight. Be proud and enjoy the moment. They grow up so fast.

You are doing so awesome! Keep moving forward and you will reach your goal. The time is going to go by no matter what. Will you be losing while it passes? YES YOU ARE! YOU CAN DO IT!

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MRSHONEYCOMB 2/8/2013 6:42PM

    Don't be hard on yourself it wont help ... just be proud that you are down 20 pounds and not up 20 pounds and emoticon emoticon

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Dang Fitbit!!!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

It's making me ACTIVE!

Instead of sending my son to walk to school by himself or drive him in the rain.....I bundle up the little ones and we walk him to school

Instead of having my kids take the folded laundry upstairs...I walk them up one stack at a time.

Instead of sitting on my behind for a full hour show...I spend a portion of it on my feet walking in place

Instead of zoning out and being lazy...I set my timer for 5 minutes and walk up and down the stairs

Instead of listening to my kids sing and play to their music...I dance along

Instead of sitting down while I fold laundry...I do it standing up and try to move my feet

It's amazing how making those simple changes can bring about other changes! I've lost 10.8 lbs since getting my Fitbit on January 18th

A quote, from Biggest Loser, that I'm using as my mantra..."If you're not moving you're NOT losing"

Get out there and MOVE!

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Krista

  
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GSPEIRS 2/27/2013 6:26PM

    I Love Your Mantra!
Do you mind if I adopt it, too?

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CAKEMAKERMOM 2/9/2013 8:42PM

    I finally convinced my mom to go get one and now she's got me beat on daily steps. It may be time to up my steps again!

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HDHAWK 2/9/2013 12:30PM

    Wow! Way to go!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/9/2013 12:02PM

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SCOUTMOM715 2/8/2013 9:03PM

    emoticon Gosh, I'm hearing so many great things about the fitbit! I think I may have to treat myself to one!! Great job!! keep on movin...... emoticon

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MONIQUEDVA 2/8/2013 10:45AM

    Maybe when the tax money comes back I can get one. This definitely inspires me!!!

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MISSCUS 2/7/2013 11:42PM

    I just got a FitBit too a couple weeks ago, and I have increased my daily steps almost by triple in little ways. Just tonight going to Costco was 1500 steps!! I was so sedentary before. But things are getting better! I like all the ways you moved more. It's amazing how good at conserving energy (lazy?) we can become if we don't keep an eye on ourselves.

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SYCAMOREROSE1 2/7/2013 10:57PM

    What an inspiring blog. I also love my Fitbit. I wear it everyday, I have not taken on the challenge in quite the way you have though and I see that there is much room for me to improve. Way to go on your weightloss and keep up the great work, Both of you! emoticon

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KMICHA 2/7/2013 6:58PM

    It does make you move! Today, I was going to do 100 stairs . . . 100 turned to 150! you inspired me! emoticon

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DETERMINEDJANET 2/7/2013 6:01PM

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CARRIE1948 2/7/2013 5:51PM

    This little device is simply amazing

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SCAREWALDORF 2/7/2013 3:53PM

    Totally agree, I find myself walking around my classroom to rack up minutes. Gosh-it's even made me a more effective teacher!

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FRUITYFUL 2/7/2013 1:37PM

    It was worth EVERY penny, wasn't it? I love mine. I am constantly looking at it to check where I am with my steps. Having a desk job makes it hard to reach those 10,000 steps so I too have taken stairs, parked further away, paced or walked when I am waiting for something, and I watch tv while I'm on my treadmill in the morning.

I'm finding that I get a lot more done too, when I'm looking for opportunities to get up and move more. Keep up the good work!

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GETFIT2LIVE 2/7/2013 1:27PM

    Go you--those little bits of activity really do add up to make a difference! Awesome job, Krista; keep at it!!

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Week 7 - Half Marathon Training

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Today's assignment was to walk 7 miles. I did it on my treadmill, as usual, and had set the goal to finish in 2:12:30. I was able to finish it in 2:08. WooHoo! By the end I have been tired but my body doesn't hurt while I'm on the treadmill, different story once I get off.

I'm so proud of myself that I have not missed a single day of workouts in 7 weeks!
Next weeks assignment is 8miles. I'm setting the goal to do it in 2:28

I have a brother training for his first marathon. He did 14.75 miles today running 8min miles. He is very inspiring! He mentioned his time goal for the marathon is 3:45:00. I told him that sounds like a good goal for my Half. So there it is, I've set that goal. Out for all to see. And now something for me to work towards.

On a different note I get to go on a date tonight! A date with my 16yo, 6'9" son. My niece is an amazing ballerina, 17 yo and is a trainee for a professional ballet troup in our state. She is performing in Swan Lake tonight and gave us two tickets. My son and I will be heading for dinner and then on to the performance. My family is being so supportive with my goals, my wonderful son said I could pick where we're going for dinner to make sure I can find a healthy choice!

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Krista

  
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SPUNKYDUCKY 2/3/2013 9:07PM

    You are doing truly fantastic! Glad to see you achieving and exceeding your goals!

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CARRIE1948 2/3/2013 8:11AM

    You're doing so well on your training. Hope the performance was fantastic

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CHICAT63 2/3/2013 7:09AM

    Woohoo on your training, and enjoyed dinner and Swan Lake !!!!! Especially in the company of your son:).

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FRUITYFUL 2/2/2013 9:20PM

    I am SO impressed that you haven't missed a single workout in 7 weeks!! Way to go!

How sweet that you and your son are going on a mother/son date. I love doing those with my kids. Have a wonderful time!! emoticon

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FITWITHIN 2/2/2013 8:36PM

    Keep up the great work with the training. Have a great time tonight.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 2/2/2013 8:20PM

    Congrats on the training, you're doing great = ) Enjoy dinner and Swan Lake with, what I'm sure will be, a wonderful date ; )

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Yesterday's Fitbit Goal - 100 Flights of Stairs

Friday, February 01, 2013

Can I just say how much I am LOVING my Fitbit! I've worn a pedometer before and have been motivated with the number of steps I could see. But all the stats from the Fitbit is REALLY keeping me moving!

One of the stats it keeps is how many flights of stairs you do (calculates it by an increase of 10 feet in elevation). Yesterday was my rest day for my half marathon training but I knew I wanted to still be active. I set the goal to do 100 flights of stairs. I announced it to my family and they were Wonderful support, asking me throughout the day where I was at.

We have a split level home. There is a flight of stairs to get to our front door and then once inside We have four different "levels" with 8 steps to get to each one. If I walk down to the bottom level all the way to the top it counts as 2 flights (going down does NOT count).

It was a TOUGH goal to reach. My legs burned, my right knee hurt! At 8:30, when I came home from a church meeting, I had 81 flights in. I was determined to finish. My 3 youngest were on the top level watching a movie so each time I reached the top I'd tell them the number I was at. They were so cute cheering me on.

I was Thrilled to finish my night with 101 floors, more than 11,000 steps and a calorie burn of 3500+. WooHoo!

I don't think I'll make it a weekly goal but maybe once a month I'll try to outdo my previous best on the flights of stairs.

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Krista

Tomorrow is 7 miles, going to do it outdoors instead of my treadmill. Should be interesting.

  
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CHICKIEMAUI 2/9/2013 12:13PM

    I have stairs in my house too so if I have to use the restroom I go upstairs! I usually hit about 35 flights, nowhere near 100! emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 2/9/2013 12:05PM

    Great job!

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KMICHA 2/1/2013 7:17PM

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I AM IMPRESSED!!!

. . . . and to think I was excited to do 54 one day! LOL!!!

I might have to make this a goal of mine!!!

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CARRIE1948 2/1/2013 7:01PM

    Way to go. I may focus a bit on stairs after surgery

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OLIVIANIGHT 2/1/2013 5:48PM

    Brilliant! What a lot of stairs, it must have felt like a proper workout.

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MRSHONEYCOMB 2/1/2013 4:16PM

    I emoticon walking outside....one time I walked to the store and picked up two bags of grocery's and then when I got home realized I needed something else so I walked to a different store and when I got home realized emoticon I had for got something so I walked back to the store.....I could have just taken my car but, Fitbit just does that too you! Good Luck on your 7 mile Journey!!!

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FRUITYFUL 2/1/2013 4:14PM

    You are amazing! 101 flights of stairs is no easy feat!

I love my fitbit too. I can't stand to see it read less than 10,000 steps. The most flights I've walked in one day is 25. I can't imagine 101. You got quite the workout!

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BETHYSMAMA 2/1/2013 3:28PM

    Whoo whoo and your legs are probably feeling it.

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Week 6 - Half Marathon Training and MORE

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Today's assignment was walk 4 miles, Brisk. I had set the goal of 1:10:00. I was able to make it in 1:09:26. Made it with 34 seconds to spare! Next weeks assignment is 7 miles. I did 6 miles in 1:52:30 so I'm setting the goal for 2:12:30.

My kids did a Wonderful job with TV turnoff week. My four youngest (14,12,8 and 5) and I went at 6 last night for a GREAT experience. They had a scavenger hunt that send the kids all over the library, tons of stations making crowns, jester hats, face painting, scarf juggling, catapulting, jousting and much more! At 8 we went to the auditorium for a program and snacks. Afterwards we spread out our beds in our claimed spot. The kids went several times to the kids section and brought back armloads of books. We had fun reading them. And continued to do so by flashlight even after lights went out at 10. The part I hated was the sleeping part. I didn't come prepared and the floor was HARD! I definitely want to go back next year but I will be bringing a blowup mattress. I came home, and after a few errands, took a two hour nap. I would have stayed in bed forever but I knew I needed to get up to do my four miles.

I am LOVING my Fitbit!!! I'm finding ways to get more steps and flights of stairs in. Tonight, after grocery shopping for my family of 9, my family all came to help carry in groceries. Having a flight of stairs to get up to my front door I told my husband and strong sons to not come down and help. I carried all the groceries up to the front door and then they would take them into the kitchen. I'm thankful the men in my family are gentleman but this time by them NOT helping they are helping me get fit, healthy and strong!

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Krista

  
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SHIITAKE 2/1/2013 2:47PM

   

You are doing great....keep up the good work!

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SHIITAKE 2/1/2013 2:43PM

   

You are doing great....keep up the good work!

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CHICAT63 1/27/2013 3:04PM

    emoticon you are AWESOME !!!!!

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FRUITYFUL 1/27/2013 12:12PM

    I love it! Glad to hear you love your fitbit and although I am still struggling to get in 10,000 steps per day, I too am finding opportunities to log more steps. I will pace when I'm waiting for something, show up early to pick up my kids at practice and walk the track, or offer to run errands to the post office or court house, etc., at work. Keep up the great work!

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CARRIE1948 1/27/2013 8:11AM

    The FitBit does make you think more about moving

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ZRIE014 1/27/2013 12:43AM

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