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Exercise Milestone

Monday, June 23, 2014

Uually when I run it is in intervals.
Run, walk, sprint, power walk.
My longest "sprint" was about 15 minutes.

Yesterday I decided randomly to run (jog) a whole 5k.

I DID IT!!!!

Uually when I run it is in intervals.
Run, walk, sprint, power walk.
My longest "sprint" was about 15 minutes.

Yesterday I decided randomly to run (jog) a whole 5k.

I DID IT!!!!


My time was longer though than some of my interval sessions.

It took 39 minutes.

This is because in order to make sure I could sustain it I was going about 12.45 minute per mile.
Or about 4.8 milers per hour,

What drive me crazy is trying to track this in Spark People.
According to them the slowest you can run/jog is 5 mph.

I ended up logging 30 minutes at 5mph and 10 at 4mph (fair because after I finished I still walked home so my total work out time was likely closer to 45 minutes or more anyway).

I really like the tracker but I wish it had a few more speeds in it.

I am still not really managing to re-shed weight. (190 lbs this morning)

I am not going to ignore the scale but I am trying not to over focus on it.

My calorie intake is still not as low as it should be. I am working on that.

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STODD251 7/8/2014 12:51PM

    That is awesome!!!! Congrats! In some ways, that is even better than losing weight, because there is so much work that went into building the strength and endurance you needed to be able to rock that run! It will make the weight loss so much more worth it, if you're also building up your fitness! emoticon emoticon

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"Don't Stop Me Now"

Friday, June 06, 2014

Woo Hoo!
It's Friday and I have met my fitness minimum for the first time after a 4 week derailment.

Also, no binges, although still not doing great in the overall calorie/nutrition department.


The 4 week Exercise derailment is the worst bad steak I have had in years. I am glad to be re chugging along.

I like my body at 179 lbs, although I hoped to get it down a little more.

That is where I was 14 months ago.

Today I am 190.

Goal: Fix it. Sooner rather than later
No time windows, just fix it. Now.

Speaking of windows, I finally have an estimate from my insurance so I will be getting my broken window fixed next week.
Between being closer to fixing that and the security system I just had installed I am slowly regaining a sense of security.

Hopefully soon I will have a replacement computer too.


"I'm a shooting star leaping through the skies
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity
I'm a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva
I'm gonna go go go
There's no stopping me"

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CLAIRESUELLEN 6/13/2014 10:47AM

    Just wanted to say WAY TO GO on getting past the derailment. I just made a pretty big move back to my hometown and have definitely used that as an excuse to not work out as regularly as I was. Trying to get back into the pattern, and it's been tough. So, props to you.

Just as (or more) important, it's really great to hear about the progress on your windows and security system--must be such a relief to be feeling safe in your own space again.

All the best; you got this.

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SPUNKYDUCKY 6/7/2014 11:23PM

    Glad to hear the derailment is in the past - that is all that matters. It takes courage to stop bad habits and get ourselves back on track and you have plenty of that. Don't worry about where you are now compared to prior - just focus on where you want to go, then ask yourself what it will take to get there.
Thinking of you

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MAPFARMS 6/6/2014 7:29AM

    emoticon emoticon
Don't let anyone stop you, you are rolling! emoticon

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Now what

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My house was broken into and robbed (we were not home)
I have not exercised in 5 days.
I anxious and stress eating.
I cannot sleep.

I am sure it will get better but right now, just getting through my day seems like all I can manage.

The fact that I logged on to here either proves I still car (even if I can't be bother to do anything about it) or that I am seeking attention.

I am as human as the next person

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SPUNKYDUCKY 6/4/2014 12:20AM

    So sorry this happened to you - I have gone through it too and it is scary. Kudos for logging on and asking for support from friends as one way to make sure that you are coping. Thinking of you, Hollynn

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BURGUNDYBABE 6/3/2014 1:19PM

    I am so sorry to hear this. emoticon

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CLAIRESUELLEN 5/23/2014 2:56AM

    Hey there,

It's awful that someone broke into and robbed your home--the place where we expect to feel the safest and most secure. I know if it had happened to me, I'd be feeling freaked out, unsafe and afraid to go about my regular routine.

Seeking support to ease these feelings isn't anything to be ashamed of; we take comfort in others' reassurance, understanding and solidarity. It doesn't make you weak or lazy--like you said, it makes you human.

What would help restore the balance? What would make you feel safe? Would exercising in a new location (a park instead of your gym), or doing group activities (rather than solo ones) be helpful?

Sending positive thoughts your way.

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PENNYSAVER2 5/21/2014 9:05AM

    Sorry to hear you are going through this. Hang in there. emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 5/21/2014 8:25AM

  I'm so sorry that happened to you. We had our suv broken into once and groceries stolen, tapes etc. It leaves one feeling violated. Exercise does help with the stress tho.

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Spring!!!! (long time since I updated)

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Cue outdoor exercise and allergies!

I am seriously glad for warmer weather again.
It is getting easier and easier to keep my pedometer numbers up.

I have a feeling that this Spring and summer will go better for me in the health department than last year.

I had been struggling off and on with my binging for 8 month or so but that is getting back under control.

Sadly I did not re-lose the 10lbs of regain that I was trying to shed before JAHINTZY's wedding but I did drop a couple of them so I did no feel Too self conscience in my bridesmaid dress, I was however more bloated than I would have liked (as I saw too clearly in the photos of the day) and a little ashamed that I did not reach my goals. I know I can do better than that because I have before.

The bride of course, was lovely as always

I do not think I looked terrible, but could have tried harder.
However I am still pushing.
I am going to re-lose the re-gain no matter how long it takes and go a little further,
My goal is to weigh 170-175 by October. (if I can)
I say this knowing that I fluctuate a bit and always will. I am happy in the 175-180 range so I really want to slim down closer to 170 and not be as freaked out my the little fluctuations.

I plan to do the Run or Dye again this summer. So back into running training I go. I did keep up with my exercise minimums this past winter but just barely. I am back to a 40 minute 5k, so I need to work on getting that time faster again!

I've got this.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/8/2014 8:14AM

    Lovely photos! We all have those blips as you work toward our goals. The key is to turn it around before we go too far in the wrong direction.
Hang in there!

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STODD251 5/7/2014 1:02PM

    Maybe you didn't achieve your goal, but you still looked beautiful. Keep pushing and I'm sure you'll get there.

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Tooth Trauma and interuption

Monday, February 17, 2014

I really feeling good. I was finally making progress again. I lost a half a pound two weeks in a row. This was a little slower than my goal, but at least the scale was finally moving again in the "right" direction.

I have a broken tooth in my mouth that has finally reached the crisis point and on Feb 5th I went to have it extracted. I had not been to a dentist in 15 years due to a combination of phobia and lack of insurance.
Of course instead of a simple, normal, extraction my tooth shattered and the root got stuck. It took 4 hours. Phobias have been firmly reinforced.

So the first few days I was instructed not to exercise but to rest. I couldn't anyway, because every time got my heart rate up too high my whole mouth and jaw started throbbing.

5 days later I was vomiting and my whole mouth tasted rotten.

BAck to the dentist for cleaning, packing, and a round of antibiotics.

Weak as a kitten I rested several more days.
We also got all that lovely foul weather here on the East Coast.

My mood was at an all time low and I ate more than the normal level of comfort foods (soft).
By this past Friday I was feeling more human and I finally got in my first Cardio routine in 9 days.
Followed by and indulgent weekend that capped with a Bridal Shower full of fattening and sweet treats yesterday.
I felt very icky (health wise) by the time I got home last night and rather tired. I got on the treadmill more a medium paced walk for about 40 minutes and felt a little better.
My dinner was a spinach salad.
My dessert was a left over cupcake from the party. emoticon

This morning I got on the scale for the first time in two weeks.

I am pleased to report that I am back down another half a pound!

I am not quite going to make the goal weight for JAHINTZY's wedding, but I think I will get close enough.
I am really happy that I did not re-gain over the last two weeks.

I am hoping that the half a pound is not just loss of muscle mass. I do not really know how quickly that starts to go away.

In the end I think that I was doing better than I though I was, I really did not gorge on treats the whole time, in fact a couple of the sick days I could barely eat at all.
Also, even a couple of the days that I did not work out I still shoveled snow (no choice).

Feeling very relieved and hoping that my healing continues well and that I can stay on track.

Me at the Bridal Shower with the spice cake I baked.

Side Note: My Pulse broke already (would not turn on after recharge) so I have not had it for a couple of weeks either. MY boyfriend has exchanged it so I will get it back soon and will start trying to hit my goal of 10k steps every day again.

Al set-backs are just that. They are not the End. You get back up and keep moving!

We can do this. We can all do this!

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RUDITUDI2000 2/19/2014 12:43AM

    Sorry you had to go through that with the tooth.Then the infection! Prayers for a strong recovery and better experience next time you go in for routine visit!

It is great that your scale is moving in the preferred direction! Great job persevering through your struggles. Keep on keeping on and you will reach your goals. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 2/18/2014 12:59AM

    I don't like dentist either but there are some good ones out there.

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LOLA_LALA 2/17/2014 10:51AM

    That's a nightmarish tale of tooth trauma few of us will EVER experience! So glad to hear you've recovered... be well.

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