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Frustrated!

Friday, May 03, 2013

Can't really think of a better title than that.
I was doing so great, like happens often, then I let life gets in the way, which ALWAYS happens. I stay drowning in struggles for a few months before I pull myself out again and then have another two to three months of success before I start the cycle all over again.
I've been seeing a wonderful counselor off and on. She's kind of my sounding board to keep me sane, pats me on the back and puts me back in the war letting me know I CAN do it! For some reason I brought up my frustration with my dedication to my health and the cycle I go through. She started digging deep to help me figure it out. Wow, very interesting and brought tears. The Ah Ha moment has not come yet but I know it's something I need to work on.
The half marathon I trained for is next Saturday. My training has been thrown off, I've gotten walking in but nothing intense like I need. The pain in my feet and knees and hips are still there. It doesn't take as long or as far to get them hurting. I've got to decided if my body can do 6.55 miles in one week.

I'm grateful for my Spark Friends and team challenges that keep me somewhat conscious of my choices and make me want to put ME back on the list.

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Krista

  
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DETERMINEDJANET 5/4/2013 1:59PM

    I hear you on the mental/emotional side if this journey. I am tired of those"setbacks" but I know true progress can't happen without them.

I say walk as far as you can at the event....you might surprise yourself!

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BECCABOO127 5/4/2013 12:39PM

    Do what you can and rejoice in your accomplishments!

Also, my physical therapist (who is great by the way) says that it should not hurt! May wish to try physical therapy at some point, and soak in epsom's salts in the meantime.

I go in and out of pain too so I know what it feels. Hope you get some mending soon. emoticon

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MRSHONEYCOMB 5/4/2013 8:51AM

    Can you just walk a 5K maybe?

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FITMARY 5/4/2013 8:23AM

    Can it really be good to walk through pain? Not sure. But I'm certain that you will come to the right decision. The on-again, off-again thing is something we all do. It's normal. The fact that you are still trying is PROOF POSITIVE that eventually you will get where you want to go. YOU WILL!
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CARRIE1948 5/4/2013 8:16AM

    Just go walk the race.

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CHRISTINASP 5/4/2013 7:50AM

    Good for you for working with your therapist to dig up the reasons behind the struggles. It can be so helpful to work on issues with someone to support you!

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 5/4/2013 6:49AM

    I think you are a wonderful, beautiful, inspiring soul and you certainly deserve happiness and joy! I am proud of you for going to a counselor to get help and to dig deeper. You will succeed. Don't fret. The best is just ahead of you because you keep on trying.
(((hugs))) and *high fives*
~Teresa

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FRUITYFUL 5/4/2013 2:03AM

    I've been there and I know how you feel. I wish I knew the solution. After four months on track, I blew it today. Well, I didn't exactly blow it. It was one day. But I went nuts and that scares me! Keep talking to your counselor and working on YOU. Just do what you are able to do without too much pain. I look forward to seeing more of you on Spark!

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FENWAYGIRL18 5/4/2013 1:03AM

    I'm sorry to hear your in pain, I hope you feel better!

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Left at Home and Moping

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My two oldest boys play high school basketball. The senior is a starter for Varsity, the junior plays JV and some V. Tonight is our leagues championship game. (We've already clinched a spot for the state tournament.)

This game is HUGE. Against our rivals who are undefeated in the season and ranked 8th in state. Last year when we played in the league championship my senior son was still recuperating from all the ligaments being torn in his ankle during a game with the same team we're playing tonight.

My 5yo had a fever yesterday. Woke up with it today but then it disappeared. She's been up running around and playing. Then at 5 things changed 103 fever back, dd moaning on the couch. I'm missing the game. Staying home with my sick little one. I haven't handled my emotions well. Ate of track BUT have logged everything .

Still need to work on my emotional eating! Did great with my exercise today and have gotten in all of my steps

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Krista

  
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CARRIE1948 2/20/2013 8:49AM

    Sometimes it's really hard. And, at 5, children are unpredictable.

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TERRY0217 2/20/2013 6:50AM

    I remember those days! trust me...you'll miss them when they are gone! I too am guilty of emotional eating...it just happens before you know it...it's over and done with...just move on...good luck



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FITMARY 2/20/2013 6:22AM

    I've been in that position. But whaddaya gonna do? Hope they won and your little girl has now recovered!
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FRUITYFUL 2/20/2013 1:12AM

    Good job getting your steps in and logging your food. I would be bummed out too if I had to miss that game. Hopefully everyone will be back in good health so you won't miss the state tournament games!

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What Brings On A BINGE?

Monday, February 18, 2013

Well for me it's...

*No School and all 7 kids home
*Daycare kids here
*A day or two away from TOM's arrival
*Financial stress
*An appt with a Counselor
*My husband with an eye issue, not working, underfoot
*My 5yo waking up with 102 fever
*10 people all wanting me to do things
*a messy house
*a million things on my "to-do"list
*Kids' leftover Valentine junk
*Girl Scout cookies

My tummy hurts! A full-out binge? I've got to say no. In the past I would have kept going, I would have sat down with a book or tv trying to ignore the stresses escaping to a different "world"and FOOD. Today I reached out to my sister via text who, knowing I was in crisis, responded right back. Once putting little ones down for a nap I jumped on the treadmill, in my normal street clothes, and walked for 30 minutes at a incline of 5. And I'm taking the time to process my thoughts by coming on SP and blogging.

Will today's binge impact my weight on the scale tomorrow. Definitely. Will it impact my weight for BL weigh-in day? Maybe. Will it stop me from continuing to go forward with my goal focusing from this moment forward? Heck NO!

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Krista

  
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CHRISTINASP 5/4/2013 7:51AM

    Very good analysis. I make that kind of lists, too! But I don't have the courage (yet) to post them in public! Compliments!

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PAMAZON 2/19/2013 4:29PM

    Nicely done! I've avoided binges in a similar way. Get on spark then get moving then repeat over and over until bedtime.

Sorry for all the hurdles that were laid out before you. Next time go over or under hurdles, but don't go around them. That's where those girl scout cookies and chocolates are hanging around waiting to be eaten.
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DB1167 2/19/2013 2:41PM

    Keep Pushing, your list made me think a lot about myself and I can relate to some of the items on your list. We all need to stick together in this, the insane journey that we are on is probably going to be one of the hugest struggles that we face in life. Hugs to you and you can do this!! Take care!!

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DDESERTDDAWN 2/19/2013 1:51PM

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SUNFLOWER4ME 2/19/2013 1:31PM

    emoticon I need to make a list myself. Yes it will affect the scale, but a lot is water weight. And you are taking a HUGE step by realizing WHY it was caused, I still struggle with pinpointing that.

You will get back on track, and sometimes I like to think that an overeating helps kick start the metabolism. So don't get down on yourself. emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/19/2013 12:07PM

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 2/19/2013 7:57AM

    Oh, my heart goes out to you! I'm so sorry you are under so many stressors, but how awesome that you turned to walking and you sister! That's MAJOR progress!

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FRUITYFUL 2/18/2013 6:38PM

    It's good that you reached out to your sister and jumped on the treadmill. One binge isn't going to undo everything you've done, which is amazing so far!

Keep pushing forward as if the binge didn't happen. What's done is done. You can certainly undo it by staying on track and continuing to exercise from here on out. I know you can do it!!

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Week 9 - Half Marathon Training

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Today's assignment is 6 miles brisk. I have an extremely busy day with two basketball games for my youngest son that is an hour away. He had one last week as well which I missed due to get my training in.

Because the assignment was a "shorter" distance, a brisk 6 miles, I chose to do it last night. I'm not a night exerciser, wasn't sure how I'd do. I also had to nix my plan of doing it outside due to darkness and no reflector attire (definitely need to pick something up)

I did my 6 in 1:45:48, shaving off 11minutes from the first time I did 6. I was also able to jog a little. Only at a 4.0 speed. Which is a jog for me if I don't hang on to the rails or a fast walk if I do.

An exciting bit of news....I'm down 17 pounds since January 1st!

This week has been crazy. We have two different bugs in our house. Sore throat/cough and also the stomach flu. Oh Joy! So far 4 of my kids have had the first with it turning into bronchitis for my Senior son who is in the middle of tournament play for high school basketball. 3 kids have had the stomach flu. I hope I can avoid both

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Krista

  
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FRUITYFUL 2/16/2013 12:39PM

    11 minutes off your time is fantastic! Way to go!

I hope everyone recovers quickly and that you don't catch what's going around.

Keep it up, you are doing fabulous! 17 lbs loss is amazing!

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CARRIE1948 2/16/2013 11:47AM

    I think it's been crazy all over. Is it something in the phase of the moon?

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 2/16/2013 10:07AM

    17 lbs in less than 2 months? Simply amazing.
Staying well with 4 sick kids? Also amazing. Here's hoping you don't catch it!
Your determination to train is awesome.
Enjoy every second of today! Even the less-than-perfect seconds!
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Week 8 - Half Marathon Training

Monday, February 11, 2013

A couple days late updating my Half Marathon workouts.

Saturday's assignment was to do 8 miles. I had the goal to do it in 2:28:00. I was able to do it in 2:25:08

At the moment I'm afraid to push it on my long distance days. I don't know how much gas I have in this tank. I'm hoping in the next 3 months I'll be able to work on trimming down the time.

The 8 miles was hard. My left foot started hurting a little towards the end but I felt great once I was done!

Next week's assignment is to do 6 miles Brisk. That will be a time to try to pick up some speed. I've been doing my workouts on the treadmill but think I might try the 6 miles outdoors. I'm sure it will impact my time but I'm a "hand holder" I keep grabbing onto the side rails.

I'm setting the goal to do the 6 miles in 1:40:00. By the end of it I might not be able to walk up the hill to my house!

I'm grateful for my Biggest Loser group! We have a challenge to increase cardio and ST each day. Because of the challenge after doing the 8 miles I went to the gym and did 10 min warm-up on the elliptical followed by some Strength Training. YAY ME!

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Krista

  
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GODIVADSG 2/13/2013 12:09PM

    Remember your long runs should be slow!! Don't worry about time... slow and steady wins the race... You can do it! emoticon emoticon Outdoors is totally different in a good kind of way. Enjoy the journey... you are amazing!

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CARRIE1948 2/11/2013 3:42PM

    I think doing the training outdoors will add a new dimension

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FRUITYFUL 2/11/2013 2:57PM

    Your 1/2 marathon training is so inspirational! I don't know if I could do what you're doing. I once joined a marathon training group to prepare to run the Helvetia Half Marathon and the Portland Marathon, and once we got to the 11 mile training run, I injured my hip. After that, I decided running was not for me.

So, good for you for doing this training! Keep up the good work!

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