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Five Years Ago

Saturday, January 01, 2011

five years ago I celebrated the New Year by setting up a series of goals for the year. They weren't all about weight loss, as I recall I purposely didn't mention a specific weight that I wanted to be. The goals were all about living a happier heather and more satisfying life. The major goal (I will not ever call them resolutions) was to run two half marathons in honor of my Dad. It was one thing that I wanted to get off my bucket list, and I thought that turning 50 I needed to start at that. I did it in honor of my father. He had just suffered from his second major stroke, and was unable to speak. I vowed to match the amount of time that he had to put in exercising I was never able to match the effort that Dad made, but I ended up fit enough in my 50th year to run 2 half marathons. This was after I started out at 200 lbs.
This year I am am back at my start weight from back then. I can not let the inspiration that helped me 5 years ago go to waste. My Dad passed away this past spring. I want to do this for him again. This is my New year's goal. I will be running again by this fall.
I have to stop the roller coaster weight changes I have always fallen victim to. Here's to a happy healthy new year.

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  I'm sorry about your Dad. It's hard to lose someone you love, much less someone who inspires you so much. I hope both of you have a relationship with Christ, so you know you will see him again.

I am impressed with your goals. More power to you gal! Go for it!

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MUSICALGAL123 1/1/2011 6:59PM

    Wow! That is amazing that your dad is such an amazing inspiration for you. I wish you all the luck in the world. If you did it once, you can certainly do it again.

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AAAARRRRRGGGGG why am I starting over again

Saturday, January 01, 2011

When will this all end?? I mean I have started this process so often, loosing weight, and then gaining it back, and then starting again...I am still trying to figure out why I keep on theis roller coaster...I guess that makes me the same as a lot of people...hense the need for all these wieght loss sites. I think that this is a good year to make these changes. There is a lot going right in my life, and I feel like this is a good time to make a change in my eating habits. I usually start trying when I feel bad, so maybe when things are going well, Maybe the habits will stick. It's either that or glue my mouth shut after 7 pm. That is when I eat the worst crap, and I do it with out thinking. Well here's to a new beginning. Happy New Year to all of us...

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LADYH7801 1/2/2011 10:06AM

    Same here. I was doing very well for awhile and felt great. Don't really know why I stopped exercising then I started falling back into my old eating habits again. I think we all go through it more than once during the process.I think the important thing is to keep trying. It's great that despite gaining the weight back again you are willing to fight again to get rid of it.It is a learning process and sooner or later the roller coaster we are on will reach us to where we can be happy with ourselves and grateful for all we had learned and accomplished along the way. You are not alone, You can do this.

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ANITAWPG 1/2/2011 9:33AM

    I am tired of the roller coaster, but at least the upward peaks are not as high as they used to be.
I finally finished the year at a lower weight then I started, although not the lowest I was all year.

2011 is going to be a much better year fo all of us!!

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EASYRIDER1983 1/1/2011 11:56PM

    I'm in the same boat. Maybe the 2 of us, both from Manitoba, can get it right this year. New Year, new resolutions.

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JCRIGER 1/1/2011 5:26PM

  I'm with you...Lots quite a few pounds a year ago...hit a plateau (oh, and quit exercising...maybe it was the other way around... emoticon ) ...gained some I have to get back at it. Have a goal of 12 pounds for January and February.

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  I hear you loud & clear. I keep having the same problem. Drives me nuts! Well, hopefully, new year - new us! emoticon

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    I feel for you! I am starting over too! And that was after at a point being down nearly 100 lbs... and then I was a fool!!!!

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DONNAGA 1/1/2011 5:05PM

    I am on the same roller coaster. Etch time I start losing I am sure I will keep the pounds off, but things happen( my letting them) and the pounds return. I want this time to be different. How do you stop the bad habit?

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AIMIE32 1/1/2011 5:02PM

    good luck, noticing where the bad habits are is the first step to changing them.

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Well today I got up and went to Hot yoga. I am going to Tae Kwan Do tonight , and I went last night. I am not having to force myself to go anymore. This is a nice place to be in. I hope it lasts for awhile. ai only have 9 more weeks before I go to Africa I really want to be physically and mentaly ready for the challenges tat will be there. Maybe that is why I am doing so well in the esercise department, but what ever it is I'll take it!!

I have a lot of ideas about a project that I want to do while I am in Zambis. I am finding it difficult to shut my brain down at night.


Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Lots of Ideas are dancing through my head this morning. I need to get out for a long walk and sort them out. I think that there is a opportunity knocking and it is huge. I think that I am up to the challenge one minute, and then I am overwhelmed the next.

Anyway...I guess I should get out and walk.

Sorry the message is so criptic today, It is just for me anyway.


Sunday, June 29, 2008

Well I need to start a streak, and entering something every day is a goal. I dam doing fine. I am not loosing weight, but I really don't care about that so much. It will come off eventually. I have re dedicated myself to being active and always having a new and unexpected challenge in my life. I joined Tae Kwon Do, and on Friday I got my yellow belt. Not too bad for a women of my age. I am going to get back to hot yoga with Dawn on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. I Hope to get Sylvia to come as well. I am lucky enough to have found a couple of friend who share my love of taking on hard physical challenges, so I hope that this will help me keep consistant.

In the "diet" front. I usually eat reasonable healthy, but just oo much. I celebrated my yellow belt with a litre of ice cream. Not a great idea, but I have disided not to beat myself up about these things. I find if I concentrate on being active, my body starts to demand that I give it healthy fuel. Since the ice cream incident, i have been craving frit and vegtables. I think that I had better start listening to my body, and not to the "diet gurus".


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