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Think SP not FB

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Yup, I spend way to much time on facebook...I realize that when I slow down coming here that I slow down the good progress I make. I need to be here...to see pple change, to be motivated, to be inspired. I need that spark in my life. I get so gunho and ready to do it then it fades away as my life gets busy...this year I had health scares and I know I need to be here for my kids, one choice I CAN do is what I eat and how I move...lol like my dr says all junk food is poison, and all natural food is vitamins...maybe that way of thinking will help. Who knows all I know is I have to keep plugging away.

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TRACYZABELLE 4/18/2014 10:53PM

    ohh me too dang that facebook!!

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VONBLACKBIRD 1/16/2014 4:51PM

    I now limit my time to facebook to 10 minutes a day. That gives me time to scan down through other's posts and then get off. I rarely post anything to anyones page and rarely post to mine now. I also now limit my time to the computer to 2 hours a day. I'm making myself do more outside and exercise inside and read and hand stitch more.

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Will I ever be a "Runner"?

Monday, April 15, 2013

I see them out there...jogging, running, looking like they are taking a walk in the park..You know the type. They look as if they are barely sweating or even worse "glistening" . They make running look easy... and here I am...panting like a big foot in the ozarks that just got chased by a group of sasquatch watchers!...Not a pretty site I must say.

I have been trying repeatedly to do the c25k training. There is NOTHING easy about it. Granted Im slightly over..ok ok...way overweight. But running is suppose to help right...but not if I die first! I started wk 2 today..90 sec running, 120 sec walking...sounds easy right...no problem right...tell that to my lungs! ya know the 2 pink things in my chest that threatin my life everytime I try to inhale...Oh and lets not get me going on my hips and ankles...ahhhhh yea running....

However Im on wk 2..which means I finished wk 1...which means sooner or later (more likely later) I will finish wk 2...and I know slowly (I do everthing slowly) but surely I will be jogging more...weighing less. I may always be at war with my 2 pink enemies, but at least Im lapping my past self with every ft or yrd I go.....

So if your in my neck of the woods, and think you hear a yeti, or see a sasquatch...don't be alarmed its just me....practicing being a runner and getting my workout on! emoticon

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ARMATTHAEI 4/18/2013 8:38PM

    Each person travels this journey at different rates. When you get frustrated with yourself use it as motivation.

Not everybody is to be a runner & running can be harder on joints than walking. Go at your own pace, or slightly faster, & keep pushing toward your goals.

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RRTSMOM 4/15/2013 9:47PM

    PMCOPPI10-- I see you found my c25k team! Its a training program that gets you in shape to run a 5k in 9 weeks...hahahaaha well suppose to...Unless your like me and need extra time..which is ok....I have found many different mp3's that go to different music..and tell you when to walk/run...may try making my own soon...hope to see you on the boards

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AMARILLYS 4/15/2013 7:45PM

    You are a runner!

Maybe not the "running is easy weeeeee!" type just yet, but you will be if you keep it up! :)

I'm just one week ahead of you in C25K. It's hard, but we're running! Go us! Have you thought of signing up for a 5k in a few months? I have and it's a great source of motivation.

Keep up the good work!

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PMCOPPI10 4/15/2013 2:03PM

    This is so cute and so true!!!
I walk jog walk jog but a year ago jogged face first into the pavement so I am gunshy.

Can you please tell me more about the challenge that you are doing to improve yourself? Where do I go to find it?

New Friend,
Patty emoticon emoticon

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 4/15/2013 2:00PM

    Love your blog, and I want you to know I really admire you for trying to be a runner. I know what you mean about other runners making it look so easy. Myself, I would be happy to just walk the mall for an entire week without my knees killing me. But you know, we do what we can do, and for me its my bike and today I've done over 18 miles on it. Good luck with your training.

Joan aka Kentucky Woman

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Awesome "weigh-in day" at MeLt

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yesterday I did my 2 mnth weigh in at Melt, they weight and measure you...I lost 2 more lbs..for a total of 8 lbs so far...not to shabby esp since I just now started really tracking my food.But the more exciting thing is....I'VE LOST 15.5 inches!!! WAAAHHHOOOOIEEE....I was at work the other day and my scrubs were falling off me.

I sat here today rereading my blogs from when I first started on spark, and realized that at my heavest I was 306....well when I started this time I was more...I topped out at 312. so I was heavier....I can NOT keep doing this...So rereading my blogs shows me I CAN AND WILL do it...I look at my comparitive pictures and can not WAIT to do it again......I will I must...

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JUDITHANNIE 2/1/2013 8:01AM

    Good for you!!!!!!

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RRTSMOM 1/30/2013 11:58PM

    Melt is a circuit gym...13 resistant machines inter mixed with cardio ...fast pace circuit...oh so wonderful lol

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ELSCO55 1/30/2013 9:37PM

    You can do it. What is Melt?

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Hi, Did you miss me?

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I sure miss me. This person I see reflected in the mirror is but a shell of who I am. I see this image and want to scream "that's not me"....but who am I kidding, it is me. It is an accumulation of all the choices I've made over the last year and a half. It was the ups and the downs. And ironically I'm right back where I was a year and a half ago..same weight, just a bit more grey in the hair! Where does time go?

Work, motherhood and housewife leaves very little for the me inside. However its going to change, it has to. For without that me, there is no mother/wife/or nurse to care for you. Time to take of me.

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RRTSMOM 1/21/2013 9:49PM

    Thank you! Today was my first day tracking calories, and woohoo I stayed w/i my limits! Now to get those work out minutes up and at um lol....Good luck this week!

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OZARKMARY 1/21/2013 8:10AM

    emoticon Back! emoticon Have an awesome Sparkweek! One day/hr at a time. Drink the water, add a walk, eat lots of veggies and fruits and skip the junk. Easy to say, but not so easy to do. Yes, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The elevator to success is out of order--

Sunday, August 22, 2010

You going to have to use the stairs----one step at a time step at a time....

This is my status today and it fits me so well...I've been trying to get my eating under control. Trying to stay with in my calorie range. and I've been 50-50...for the past week and a half..some would say that is a failure, I look at it like a success. Before; those other days would have been over also, and the over days would have been WAY over. So I'm getting there.

I weighted in today and did not loose any lbs. am I discouraged NOPE...why because I know I'm making better choices. I haven't added any exercise, I'm just working on food and water right now. However with school starting tomorrow I plan on joining the fitness center at our hospital next door to the school. I KNOW I will see results then.

This last week has really showed me just what I was eating before. I see now why all my weight came back. and I realize that I'm gong to have to be one of those people who are constantly aware of portion size and what is being eaten.

A plus to this week is that I have ordered new and different food at restaurants. before I would go for the old staples...now I'm excited to try new things...

So each choice is a stair I take to the floor of my success. There is no elevator...It is all up to me and my choices.

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BANKER-CHUCK 8/27/2010 12:27PM

    I like your attitude. It take some people to acquire your thought processes. It has taken be a while to learn not to beat myself up. I have been at this for 9 months. I have had my share of disappointments and weight plateaus to deal with. I have learned that keeping positive and consistent works out. If I stand still I am going backwards. Your climbing stairs is a great analogy.
Keep up the good journey.

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TRACYZABELLE 8/24/2010 5:38AM

    the number on the scale does not always measure our success... emoticon

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ALICIA71 8/23/2010 12:43PM

    Good for you for seeing those as progress!! You are doing great with 50% success...that means on those days you are great!! You can always get better on the other days!! Keep it up!!

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RLMCCUE 8/23/2010 11:48AM

    You're right, every choice we make takes us up or down that staircase towards a healthier lifestyle. I think you'll find out soon enough that healthier choices do become more of a habit the more you do them. Good job, keep up the good work!

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OZARKMARY 8/23/2010 8:57AM

    Good job!! It's ALL about choices!!! emoticon emoticon emoticonmary

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