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One more race under my belt!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Yesterday was the 103rd annual Bay 2 Breakers race in San Francisco and the 4th year in a row that I've participated. Wow, what a fun event. Nearly 8 miles from the Embarcadero, through the city and Golden Gate Park to the finish line at Ocean Beach. The first year I ran it my official time was 2:20:01 and this year my time was 2:09:13. Each year I get a little bit faster and next year I'm going to shoot for under 2 hours.

Physically I don't feel too bad, my hips are a little stiff but I went for a walk after lunch and "walked it off".

My next race will be the Bridge To Bridge 10k in October, I'm just waiting for registration to open up.

  
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DEBBIEDAY 5/25/2014 9:07AM

    AWESOME congrats on the race and a new PR for finishing!!!
Have a kick-butt awesome summer!!!

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JAMBABY0 5/19/2014 6:09PM

    awesome good for you

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The line I keep crossing

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It seems like I always have a weight limit. A certain number that I tell myself that no matter what, I will absolutely never go over. Over the past 2 years as my weight has been slowly creeping up, I keep moving up the number and as of this morning I am 17 lbs over my limit. I tell myself that it's probably water weight or what I ate for dinner the night before, but I ALWAYS find a way to justify it in my mind. So I move my number up about 5 lbs every six months or so. It's not that I'm obsessing about the number but my clothes just keep getting tighter and tighter. The jeans that I once tossed in the dryer now have to be hung to dry. I can't risk them shrinking even a little bit. I cannot continue this downward spiral, something's got to change and it's up to me. Is this the rock bottom I had to hit before getting serious?

Thanks for listening....I'm going to get on the treadmill now!

  
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MERRYMARY42 4/15/2014 7:43PM

    so easy for us to kid ourselves, when we are the only ones we are kidding, I have no suggestions other than keep track of everything that goes in your mouth, I find this is where I always mess up, always, and I do know that with all the exercise I do, that I am missing out on quite a few calories I put in my mouth weekly, otherwise I would drop a bit of weight. At my age it gets harder, but darn it, it should not be impossible emoticon

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FAVALL 4/15/2014 5:49PM

    It looks like you get plenty of exercise so you'll probably have to evaluate your nutrition. it is so easil out eat exercise. Make the food healthy and FUN!


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JOHNMARTINMILES 4/15/2014 3:53PM

    If you truly believe this is rock bottom than it shall be and the only way is up!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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Note to self:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"It's probably not a good idea to run around the side of the house, the walkway is un-even and you might trip and fall and end up in the emergency room!"

Yep, that's exactly what happened. It was a Saturday just like any other...out doing yardwork and enjoyng the nice weather. i was in the front yard and needed a yard waste bag which was in the back yard. I thought I would get in a nice sprint but landed face first on the walkway instead. No broken bones (thank goodness) just a huge knot on my head, 2 black eyes and a bad cut on my finger requiring stitches.

i just want to send a reminder to everyone to stay aware. You only have to take your eye off the ball for a split second!!!!!

  
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SCUBAHONEY 3/5/2014 8:52AM

    I hope you heal quickly, and walk slower! Seriously, when we are in a hurry is when the accidents/incidents happen...ouch! I wish I could be out doing yard work, but my yard is still under at least a foot to two feet of snow! If I fell now, I would just freeze to death!

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FAVALL 2/25/2014 7:28PM

    Youza! Thanks for the reminder. I can be clutzy sometimes when i am not concentrating. Take care of yourself!

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STEVEN_D 2/25/2014 6:33PM

    Ouch! I am so sorry. That is so scary, that even with the best intentions, accidents can happen. I hope you are recovering well and someboday is taking good care of you.

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LILMISSRED79 2/25/2014 6:01PM

    Oh my gosh! I'm glad that you're going to be ok, but sorry that this happened to you- it sounds painful. I hope you're resting up and taking care of yourself!

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Post Thanksgiving weight loss???

Saturday, November 30, 2013

I think I've just achieved the impossible! After celebrating two Thanksgivings (Thursday at our house with my family and Friday with the In-Laws) I hopped on the scale to see what price I paid for all that yummy goodness. What? I lost nearly a pound? When the snacks were out and everyone was enjoying rich dips and chips and crackers with cheese, I stuck to the veggie tray and gobbled up (yes, pun intended) the celery sticks. When it was time for dinner I wasn't completely famished and kept my portions sensible. Of course I did have a slice of pumpkin pie WITH whipped cream both nights, it's my favorite and the only time of year I have it so what the heck! Let's just see if I can repeat this success through Christmas and New Year's Eve!

  
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FAVALL 12/2/2013 12:56PM

    You handled the situation perfectly and saw the results. Great! Enjoy your holiday season of family, fun while continuing to improve your health.

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LILMISSRED79 11/30/2013 12:45PM

    Great job!!! Good for you for finding that balance of letting yourself enjoy the holiday without going overboard. (Get it, overboard? Cause we're divers?)

Congrats!

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MERRYMARY42 11/30/2013 12:31PM

    fantastic I checked the scales this morning, and I was up 1 pound, so you know where yours went emoticon but I will officially weigh in in the morning, so maybe some of it will be gone,
Hope so, but doubt it, all I really am trying to do is maintain November December until after the 1st of the year, oh also October, that is when I start my slide
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Only 54 days until New Year's Eve!

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

I just looked at my calendar and realized that there are only 54 days until New Year's Eve and that got me to thinking about resolutions and where I was at this time last year. Well, let's just say I didn't meet my resolution to get back down to 165 pounds. In fact I'm almost 3 pounds heavier than I was on New Year's Eve last year. SOOOOO, my resolution to myself is to lose those 3 pounds by this coming New Year's Eve. I think (or at least I hope) that this is a completely realistic and reachable goal. Wish me luck!!!!!

  
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SCUBAHONEY 11/17/2013 6:14PM

    Good luck, but I KNOW you can do it! I have a few pounds to get rid of by then. Wanna have a competition??? Does that help you?
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HEALTHY4ME 11/5/2013 6:10PM

    Eeeek that is a reminder that I needed. it is my bday new years eve, and I usually hate it cos I reuminate on what goal I didn't reach this year, yet agan. I am determined to be down some, I know I wont ge where I wanted but I am going tobe down.
Thanks for the reminder!!!

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