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Back at it again!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Well it's been a long time since I've been on here and things haven't been the best. Least to say is that I've had a huge back slide, but the good news is that I'm back and getting on track!

  
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Here's to your health!

Friday, January 20, 2012

I usually fall victim to several sicknesses a year and I was never really surprised at that fact emoticon . I have three children in school, I attend a community college and all the various public place you go running daily errands. That's a lot of places to pick up germs and get sick!

Or so I thought until I started working out and eating healthy emoticon ! Yes, that light bulb went off in my head about two weeks ago when I had fallen prey to the second round of bronchitis and a sinus infection! This was the first time in over six months that I had gotten sick and it was a duzzy that wouldn't go away!

What was the event that triggered the illness you might be asking me now emoticon Well, it was Christmas! Yep, I thought I would take a break the week before and during Christmas from working out and from eating anything nutritious.

I strongly believe that eating healthy and exercising has raised my immune system and when I failed myself by taking a break, I brought down my immune system. It took a month to get to where I could get over the bronchitis and even be able to exercise. emoticon

It's been about a week now of being back on track and I can tell how much more quickly my body is healing! Something no medicine did for me. I feel good and I won't be looking into taking a break anytime soon. So here's to your health and mine and keep up the hard work!

  
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SHAPESHIFTER09 1/17/2013 11:41PM

    welcome back! it's kind of amazing to realize the human body's natural capability to heal itself when we actually take care of it! best of luck to you!

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JUSTMI1 1/21/2012 7:00AM

  Good for you for listening to your body, you rock!

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J0ETTE 1/20/2012 3:59PM

    It is amazing how much our body's appreciate the exercise and healthier foods.

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Post Holiday Blues

Friday, December 30, 2011

Well, my Christmas holiday didn't go exactly as I had planned. Being that this was our first Christmas without my mother I knew that things would be hard and emotional. I wasn't prepared for a one week melt down filled with uncontrollable emotional eating, followed by a week of being sick....bronchitis, sinus infection and double ear infection....yuck!!!!

I'm here today though to say that I am back and retaking control of my life. I am not 100% percent healthy, but feeling much better than I have in a week. Finally got out of bed yesterday and got out of the house and did some grocery shopping. It was time to fill the fridge back up with fresh fruits and veggies again. Today I will be cleaning said house...three pre-teens can take a toll on a clean house in a weeks time...and I will be heading to the gym today. I plan on taking it slow this first week back into my routine, but some exercise will do me good.

One thing I know is time heals all wounds and with time and God all things are possible. Have a great New Year everyone and looking forward to a great 2012!!!!

  
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JUSTMI1 1/3/2012 5:44AM

  Smile sweety because your momma can still see your beautiful smile. It's time for me to do things the healthy way also. Lots of fruits and veggies are in my future. Have a wonderful day my friend.

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GLMOM2 12/31/2011 7:32AM

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Glad to hear you are getting back to normal & the icky stuff has gone away.

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PINKBEANBOO 12/30/2011 12:09PM

    Sorry you had a rough week but I'm glad you are putting it behind you & moving forward. emoticon

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KCKITTY43 12/30/2011 11:41AM

    hope you are doing better,have a good 2012 emoticon

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Running

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Yesterday was one of those not so desirable days. Not that anything bad happened, but it just was so blah and I didn't feel good. It seemed that nothing went quite right and everything I touched I either dropped, spilled or broke.

Finally I thought to myself that I needed to snap out of this funk and that things could be so much worse. It's funny how when we are having a bad day we tend to forget about others who are less fortunate than ourselves.

I decided that I needed to get outside and get some fresh air and get the blood pumping, so I went for a run. One of the biggest blessings about my weight loss journey is that I have truly learned to love exercising and my greatest satisfaction comes from running. I use to hate running and now I love it!

What I love the most is when I'm running I can lose myself and all the thoughts of the day. Nothing else matters at that moment but the road ahead of me. I love how I feel when I am running, how good it feels to finish a run and yes how much more energy I have after a run!

I finished my run yesterday and it was exactly what I needed to turn my day around and get things back on track. I turned out to be a pretty good day yesterday.

  
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PINKBEANBOO 12/16/2011 5:46PM

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CORINNEMOMMY 12/16/2011 7:43AM

    Running helps sooooo much. Totally agree. I had to give up coffee per dr's orders and I replaced it with a jog. I like it a lot better.

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Three month Sparkaversary

Monday, December 05, 2011

December 3rd marked my third month with spark people. I can't tell you how happy I am to have found SP and met some amazing people on here as well. When I started back in September I was 273 pounds and I smoked a pack of cigarettes a day! Today I weigh 230 pounds and I haven't smoke in three months!



When I first started my weight loss program I could barely walk a mile and it took me 30 minutes to complete that mile. I hated every minute of it, resented exercise and tried to talk myself out of exercising. The one thing that I did that changed my life was to exercise. I made myself get out there and walk that mile every day, five days a week. I have to thank my fitness tracker for keeping me motivated to carry on.

Once I started noticing a change in my fitness level I became empowered and determined! I don't know what got into me, but after a month with SP I decided to change my goals on my spark page to include completing a 5K. I quickly began working on the 5K your way walking team. I then moved onto the walking/jogging 5K your way team. A fire was lit inside of me and I was determined.



Up until this Sunday all my 5K walks/runs had been in the gym on the tread mill. The day after my three months with SP I competed in my first official 5K. My 12 year old daughter joined me as well and we walked/jogged together. I am so proud of my daughter for completing the race and for running as much as she did! My time is a little slower than it normally would have been, but it was so worth it to run side by side with my daughter. We finished in 47 minutes 9 seconds.

I have changed my goals once again and I now am working towards being able to run a 5K. I am already planning on competing in 5 other races next year. I have found a new hobby and I really enjoy running now! Thank you Sparkpeople for igniting the SPark!
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NITELITE72 12/10/2011 10:42AM

    What wonderful accomplishments!!! Starting is always the hardes part! I commend you for your determination. I know you are a busy mom of three...and student...but you just keep on going!! emoticon

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PINKBEANBOO 12/6/2011 1:50PM

    What a wonderful blog! It got a click of the "LIKE" button from me : )
Congratulations on making so much progress & it only 3 months! You are a ROCK STAR!
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ENLIGHTEN74 12/6/2011 12:16PM

    Super awesome ! Keep the momentum up !

Super impressive .....

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J0ETTE 12/6/2011 11:17AM

    Wow wow wow! You rock!

Keep up the hard work! It is so awesome that your daughter is doing this with you!

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GLMOM2 12/6/2011 10:10AM

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Look at you Richele! emoticon

Keep on moving toward that healthy lifestyle!!! emoticon emoticon

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