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Today is the Actual Day! Reward Time!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Four years ago, on March 21, 2009, I had my first free lifetime weigh in at Weight Watchers in many, many years. I then weighed 155 with a BMI of 25. Since then I have had 48 free lifetime monthly weigh ins, which means I've weighed in timely each month not more than two pounds over my goal weight.I've not had to pay once. I've also reduced my goal weight from 155 to 148 to 139 pounds. On March 20, 2010, I had my first WW weigh in ever under 130 pounds. I've fluctuated, but stayed under 135 since then. Almost all the time I have been 132 or less, which means I've maintained an 80 pound weight loss. I largely credit SparkPeople with helping me get to my current weight and BMI. Recently I've been weighing in dressed and after a small breakfast at around 129 pounds. My personal goal is to average 126 pounds (BMI 20.2) here at home and 129 at WW, dressed and lightly fed. Right now I am very, very close to doing that!!

Earlier I got a lot of congratulations from my At Goal & Maintaining Plus.... Team because I'd listed my goal weight anniversary date a little early.Ooops. I appreciate all the support! It isn't always easy, but it is definitely worth the effort.

I plan to reward myself. I had planned to take Gwen with me and go to the health food store and splurge on some things I don't usually buy. One thing I know I am going to get is steel cut oats. I eat oatmeal all the time, usually the old fashioned kind, but I've never tried the steel cut. Looking at the price has always stopped me from getting it, but I'm going to celebrate! Looks like it probably won't be today that I get to go, though. My hubby is in terrible pain from a shoulder injury. We're waiting on a call from the doctor's office. We share a car and he may need me to drive, so I'll put off my reward shopping and today's training run until we get him taken care of.

I also need a new wrist watch and I plan to get a better one than I would have had it not been for this celebration!! The watch will be another daily reminder that hard work and healthy eating pay off!!

  
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IAMWINNING 3/22/2013 5:43PM

    emoticon You've earned the rewards.

Hope your hubby is ok.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 3/22/2013 9:56AM

    Congratulations! What an inspiration you are!
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We get our steel cut oats from the bulk section of our regular grocery store...the quality seems the same as the health store. Enjoy!

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MANDELOVICH 3/22/2013 9:47AM

    Big congrats to you on this huge anniversary and I hope your husband is OK!!!!

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GINGERSSPARK 3/22/2013 6:52AM

    Congrats Marsha. What a proud moment for you. The watch is a wonderful reward to remember this omens in time and all the future milestones you will reach.

Hope your Hubby feels better soon

Ginger

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COCK-ROBIN 3/21/2013 10:01PM

    You ARE amazing. And an inspiration to me.

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COCK-ROBIN 3/21/2013 10:01PM

    You ARE amazing. And an inspiration to me.

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_LINDA 3/21/2013 9:24PM

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So very well done!!
Sorry about your husband's injury :((
Enjoy your well deserved rewards!!
I like steel cut oats, nice and crunchy with a nutty flavor more robust then normal oats. I have them sometimes when at Mom's and she also makes muffins out of them for me :)

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WATERMELLEN 3/21/2013 8:52PM

    Hurray! You are amazing and what an accomplishment you've achieved! Rewards are a very good idea . . . I haven't tried steel cut oats yet either!! The new watch is a terrific reward too because every time you look at it you'll remember why you earned it!

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MIRAGE727 3/21/2013 7:44PM

    In the last two months, I started adding oatmeal to my breakfast menu. I would wear out egg white omelets. Now I can't get enough as the oatmeal fills me up, tastes great, and provides good fuel for the day. I am definitely going to go out and get some steel cut oats. Thanks for sharing, Marsha, and congratulations on your outstanding maintaining effort!
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FRAN0426 3/21/2013 7:40PM

    Congrays on such a milestone, you have worked consistantly to reach the goal. Sorry your DH is having a lot of pain, hope he has relief soon.

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/21/2013 7:34PM

    So sorry for your DH's injury. Hope the Dr. is able to help.

And so many heartfelt congrats on your maintenance of a healthy weight. It's not easy, as we keep saying, but it is OH, so worth it!

Finally, hope you like the steel cut oats after I've bragged on them and gushed over them for so long. LOL. I never knew they were any different until a friend from California (not a Spark friend, online friend from another community) 'splained it to me.

I discovered a recipe that I go back to, day after day, because I'm feeding just me: I put a cup and a half of skim milk in a sauce pan, bring it to scalding, add 1/4 cup of steel cut oats, turn the heat down to low, and let them simmer for about 45 minutes. Yes, I know it's long and slow... kind of like cooking rice (except uncovered)... stir every so often so they don't stick/burn to the pan. Add fruit and or spices and enjoy! Obviously, if you're feeding DH or the kids, you'll have to adjust portions. I truly love them cooked in milk, so creamy and nummy... I cook my rolled oats in milk, too.

Again, Happy Maintenance Anniversary, Marsha! Spark on.

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NATPLUMMER 3/21/2013 4:30PM

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GABY1948 3/21/2013 2:53PM

    What a wonderful milestone! SO glad for you. You are a TRUE inspiration. I just pray hubby starts feeling better...pain is never fun!
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HEALTHY4ME 3/21/2013 1:07PM

    LOL Hubby laughed at me the other day my treat was a red onion, I don't normally buy them cos they are big and he doesn' t like them, but with me eating a huge salad daily it will get used up. That and some other diff food, he just laughed.

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TRAVELGRRL 3/21/2013 12:49PM

    I have to tell you to prepare your steel cut oatmeal on the stove rather than the microwave! Can't tell you how many times mine "blew up" (what a mess) before I finally gave up on them and went back to regular. Hopefully your experience will be different!

Congrats, congrats, congrats on your marvelous accomplishment! It is a testament to hard work, focus, determination -- all the good things that you obviously have in abundance!

Hope DH is on the mend soon.

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-AMANDA79- 3/21/2013 12:17PM

    I think that rewards are an important part of the process. And congrats on your continued weight loss. Why settle for good when great is so much better!

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NEWSGIRL2177 3/21/2013 12:02PM

    Congrats on your milestone! Great rewards, too.
Hope your hubby feels better soon.

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NEW-CAZ 3/21/2013 10:50AM

    emoticon Marsha. Sorry to hear DH is having problems, take care emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 3/21/2013 10:08AM

    Congratulations! You have worked hard and deserve to celebrate. emoticon

Tell Gary that I have a wonderful orthopedist. I hope that he feels better soon.

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MSLZZY 3/21/2013 9:51AM

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Hope it all works out for you today. Sorry DH is having
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Three for SparkCoach

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SparkCoach challenge today is to focus on the positive by writing down, preferably in a blog, three recent accomplishments. I've already blogged about each one of mine, but here they are together:
1. hiring a running coach and accomplishing the first 10 days of her challenging training program including 4 runs per week for the first time (previously 3) and one mile repeats at 9 minutes per mile
2. weighed 126.8 this morning, which is .8 over the target, but I'm determined and getting to 126 (BMI 20.2) as my default weight! this represents lots of healthy food selections, portion control, and consistent tracking.
3. running a 10K in a PR (personal record) of 1:01:13 on 3/16/13
SparkGuy said as a bonus you could add more accomplishments and even suggested this could be an ongoing challenge. But for now, that's enough!

  
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_LINDA 3/21/2013 9:18PM

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Nice to have them summed up!

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NATPLUMMER 3/20/2013 3:06PM

    Awesome!!

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KLONG8 3/20/2013 1:33PM

    Pretty darn impressive!

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CONTENTCHRIS 3/20/2013 1:22PM

    Agreed !

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MEXGAL1 3/20/2013 10:54AM

    3 wonderful accomplishments.
You go girlfriend!
Have a terrific day.

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JOYINKY 3/20/2013 10:50AM

    You continue to be focused and doing great!
Mine:
-Plant some spring bulbs in the garden-done
-Move the bench in my front yard and clear that area-done (blogged)
-Learn to and strip Sugar-blogged, and a continuing process
Life is good; just have to keep moving!

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AQUAGIRL08 3/20/2013 10:34AM

    Wonderful accomplishments, Marsha!

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NEW-CAZ 3/20/2013 7:43AM

    emoticon emoticon keep it up Marsha!

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GOLFGMA 3/20/2013 7:34AM

    You're doing it! Great job! emoticon emoticon

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MAGGIE101857 3/20/2013 7:33AM

    You have worked hard and are now reaping the rewards!!! emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 3/20/2013 7:33AM

    I love that you are using Sparkcoach, and you specifically inspired me to do the same! I figured if someone who's as successful as YOU found it beneficial, I certainly could too. I realized that using all the tools available to us isn't a crutch, it's just dang smart.

So thank you for that "aha" moment!

Oh! And congrats on three awesome accomplishments!

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RUN4FOOD 3/20/2013 7:17AM

    All 3 are great accomplishments, very positive.

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COCK-ROBIN 3/20/2013 7:16AM

    Very good!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 3/20/2013 7:13AM

    And wonderful accomplishments they are! Congratulations!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/20/2013 6:48AM

    Those are three terrific accomplishments. emoticon Spark on!

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STRIVERONE 3/20/2013 5:49AM

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LWLAR7 3/20/2013 5:42AM

  Your doing good

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TORTISE110 3/20/2013 5:40AM

    Good for you! Your action focus inspires me.

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Amazing Tech Toy

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Right now I'm waiting for my new Garmin Forerunner10 to charge for me to go for today's scheduled easy run. Also have a strength training session designed by my new running coach to complete today. The tech gadget is amazing! First, here is what it looks like:


I bought the men's style because the text is bigger and easier for me to read while I'm running. They did have a cute pink and a lime green in smaller women's styles, but I think this black one will suit me just fine.

My first run with this Garmin was the 10K on Saturday. After I downloaded a lot of data, I could not find the "splits", times for each one mile segment. But after I downloaded my last eve's group coaching runs, I found them:

Split Hours:Minutes:SecondsTime MilesDistance Minutes per MileAvg Pace
Summary 1:01:13.7 6.25 9:48
1 9:58.3 1.00 9:58
2 9:23.3 1.00 9:23
3 9:49.9 1.00 9:50
4 9:52.1 1.00 9:52
5 9:42.9 1.00 9:43
6 9:58.1 1.00 9:58
7 2:29.1 0.25 9:53

It also gives a map of each run. This is the loop my group ran last eve:

Well, when I saved the map it didn't keep the red line showing our route. Hmmm...

It saves the weather (temp, humidity) on each run and the elevations. The loop had 95 feet of elevation change. I haven't worked much on hills and my May 11th 5K has maximum hills for our fairly flat area, so that is definitely an area I need to work on.

So I'm enjoying playing with this toy, er..., training tool.

As expected, the scale did not stay at my happy weight of 126.0, however, I will keep working on it until it becomes my default weight! Didn't sleep well last eve. Wonder if the evening run had me too keyed up? Anyway, I don't have the kids today so may get a nap.

Have a happy, healthy day, SparkFriends!! Hope you have something new and fun to play with, too.

  
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_LINDA 3/21/2013 9:16PM

    Wow! Isn't it amazing what gadgets can do these days! It will be interesting to watch your times and splits improve as I am sure they will. Is this new running coach still with the Galloway program or are you trying something different?
Enjoy!

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-AMANDA79- 3/20/2013 3:13PM

    So jealous!! Have fun with your new tool! (tool not toy-lol)

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AQUAGIRL08 3/20/2013 10:33AM

    Sounds like a pretty helpful gadget!

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SHRINKINGSHERI 3/20/2013 5:07AM

    Love, Love, Love my Garmin!!!!!!

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KPETSCHE 3/20/2013 1:47AM

    Love your new toy/tech gadget. I have a Garmin Forerunner 110 and I love it - even though mine is big and black!! ENJOY!!

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KLMEIRING 3/19/2013 9:13PM

    Thanks for the show and tell! emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/19/2013 9:03PM

    Enjoy! You'll use it more that I will.

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/19/2013 7:10PM

    The hardest part about the tech toys ... uh, tools... is choosing which ones to put in your toy... uh, tool... box. Looks like you're having fun. Enjoy!

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LINDAKAY228 3/19/2013 5:52PM

    I love new tech toys LOL! Enjoy it! I have an older Garmin I use sometimes and I also love Runkeeper on my smartphone.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/19/2013 5:14PM

    Uh oh, she's hooked.
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Pretty soon you'll be as bad as the rest of us with all that incomprehensible talk that makes your family turn glassy eyed.

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GABY1948 3/19/2013 3:34PM

    Have a great time with your new toy!

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TRAVELGRRL 3/19/2013 3:10PM

    Very cool! I'm all about the techie toys. I wear a Fitbit and always have an Ipod when I walk or run. (Yes, my husband classifies that as a "techie toy.)

I too want to know -- do you need a chest strap for the watch? Was it hard to learn how to use it?

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MIRAGE727 3/19/2013 2:43PM

    I love my Garmin Forerunner 305!
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COCK-ROBIN 3/19/2013 2:23PM

    wow. I wish I had one of those.

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MNNICE 3/19/2013 1:48PM

    Oh, I just love "techie toys!"

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BOOKAPHILE 3/19/2013 1:13PM

    Enjoy your toy. It's nice to have toys/tools that help us WANT to do what we need to do.

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STRIVERONE 3/19/2013 11:55AM

    I really like my Garmin 310XT. I'd love it if the battery was user replaceable.

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MJREIMERS 3/19/2013 11:55AM

    emoticon I may have to try running, again, on the days I'm on vacation or at horse shows. I may be a bit more "in shape" to run now!

Keep up the emoticon runs. Enjoy your new training technology....aka. toy!!! emoticon

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JOYINKY 3/19/2013 11:55AM

    Have fun!

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MEXGAL1 3/19/2013 11:11AM

    That is just too cool. What will they think of next.
So happy that you have found this and know how to use it.
Enjoy the day!

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KOSMOS11 3/19/2013 10:59AM

    I have a question: does this watch have a chest strap you have to wear? Or you just strap it on your wrist and done?
Thanks!

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 3/19/2013 10:48AM

    You are fast!

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    Excellent splits!!

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Now What?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

For someone who is just about to celebrate 4 years of maintaining an 80 pound weight loss, perhaps today is just another day. (Forgive me. I estimated for the At Goal & Maintaining Team the wrong date -- about 2 weeks early. I looked it up. I made my Weight Watcher goal weight on March 21, 2009. So I had a little premature celebrating.)

Then again, perhaps today is not just another day. Today I am celebrating an 86 pound weight loss. I am celebrating that for the first time in over a year I do not want to lose weight. And I do not want to gain weight. I truly want to maintain this weight of 126.0. I may still get stronger. I may still run faster. I may be able to improve my body composition, reducing body fat and increasing muscle. But I'll be happy if the scale stays right where it is!!

Now what? Well, reality is that my weight won't stay right where it is. It will fluctuate. And I've learned for the most part it will fluctuate up, not down. So I won't change what I'm eating until I am to the point that 126 is my "default" weight. Right now, if I relax a bit, I'll weigh 128 or 128.x. So I call 128 my default weight. I'm not trying to get under my goal weight in order to splurge. I find I can eat socially and most of the time keep my nutrition, with the possible exception of sodium when I'm not in control of the food, in line. I am working to extinguish what is left of an old binge eating compulsion. At the moment, I feel like it is conquered, but I know that feeling can be an illusion so I am on guard.

So for now really nothing changes. Except. Except. A big except. I look at the scale and I can't help but smile.

  
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IAMWINNING 3/18/2013 3:45PM

    You've earned that big emoticon - Celebrate!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 3/18/2013 7:27AM

    I'm smiling right along with you. Congratulations!

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_LINDA 3/17/2013 9:36PM

    Congratulations for finally achieving that goal weight you so desperately have watched every ounce of the scale to finally see!! Such determination and perseverance deserved to be rewarded! Now that same dogged digging in will see to you maintaining this new truly happy weight! You will have to change all your notes to now reflect that 86 pound loss! Four years of incredible maintaining! If you start to build muscle and lose body fat, I fear your scale may go up as muscle is heavier than fat as you know. Hope you will be okay with that! Just know there are a lot of your fans getting inspiration how you can do anything you put your mind to and there is no such thing as lack of time if you can do it looking full time after two young children!! Keep on being the amazing Spark lighting the flame under quite a few butts to get moving and losing! I for one look forward to your continued achievements in running!

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AQUAGIRL08 3/17/2013 8:24PM

    I'm emoticon with you!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/17/2013 7:59PM

    You deserve as many kudos for maintaining your goal weight as for meeting it! Keep giving yourself credit for keeping it off as you go forth:)

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TINAJANE76 3/17/2013 6:31PM

    Many congratulations on your upcoming maintenance anniversary! I know how great it feels to hit these anniversaries on point with where you want to be and I'm so happy that's where you're at. Here's to many more years of successful maintenance!
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BOOKAPHILE 3/17/2013 4:08PM

    Lovely to reach your goal and now tweak what you do until it's the default. Congratulations!!! You encourage those of us who aren't quite there yet.

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FREELADY 3/17/2013 2:42PM

    Can you grasp what a door of HOPE this is for me....to hear you say you used to have difficulty with binge eating, so you're on guard....in the context of four years' maintenance, in the context of a superb 10K, and in the context of a full, happy, generous life....you give a face and a form to the phrase that true change is possible!!!

It is heartening that I, yes I, who needs to lose 80 pounds, can look forward to one day deliberating about tweaking my intake to be consistent at 126 instead of 128!

Thank you, thank you for thinking out loud so that we who are looking up that steep hill we have yet to climb can hear you say the view from the top is worth it!

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OOLALA53 3/17/2013 2:16PM

    Accepting that this is who you are now and this is how you eat now is not the same as being complacent.

T hanks for your comment on my blog about Volumetrics, though I don't see how you need any help! Except support in just sticking with the kind of eating that satisfies and makes you feel vital.

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GABY1948 3/17/2013 12:01PM

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WATERMELLEN 3/17/2013 11:46AM

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You're smiling. And there's a whole bunch of us here smiling right along with you!!

Awesome!! I'm hoping you're thoroughly enjoying feeling good about yourself, which is just what you deserve. Maintaining that feeling has to be as important (or more important) than maintaining a specific/particular weight . . . although that takes a whole lot of effort as we know only too well!!

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TRAVELGRRL 3/17/2013 11:46AM

    You deserve to celebrate your success! And by celebrate, I mean LIFE, such as running your races, continuing to challenge yourself, maintaining your healthy balance. You are such a Spark success and I could NOT be more happy for you. I know you will continue to inspire the Spark community, and those in your "real" life. I can't wait to see what you'll do next!

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MEXGAL1 3/17/2013 11:39AM

    Keep on smiling! You deserve it for all your hard work.
Happy St. Patty's Day!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/17/2013 10:33AM

    emoticon emoticon Marsha, by personal observation? A huge smile is your "default" expression. Maybe it's because you're now healthy and happy with your life. Here's to keeping it that way... which truly is the ongoing journey we call "maintenance".

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JOYINKY 3/17/2013 10:23AM

    emoticon I'm happy for you! Congratulations!

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PARKERB2 3/17/2013 10:04AM

    You really look good and I know youu feel good about everything especially yourself and your accomplishments. Hope you have a good day. Good luck with maintaining.

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COCK-ROBIN 3/17/2013 10:00AM

    And you have a lot to smile about!

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COCK-ROBIN 3/17/2013 10:00AM

    And you have a lot to smile about!

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NELLJONES 3/17/2013 9:32AM

    I find that my binge tendency or my grazing tendency is only in abeyance One Day At A Time. I refresh my attitude every morning, and never let myself think I've got this thing licked. Every day is a gift provided I maintain my gratitude for the day.

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TORTISE110 3/17/2013 9:22AM

    Great work. Why not a safe range? I like knowing up a few, down a few. All in range!

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MAGGIE101857 3/17/2013 9:16AM

    Amazing accomplishments my friend!!!

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NEW-CAZ 3/17/2013 9:15AM

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SUNSHINEYOURWAY 3/17/2013 9:09AM

    Awesome blog... Congratulations on your weight loss and maintaining that loss! Maintaining and keeping wight off, I think is not as easy as loosing the weight.

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Incredible Running

Saturday, March 16, 2013



I'm the one in the yellow shirt in the middle. I ran my 10K in 1:01:13 which is a PR (personal record) for me. I was the first woman finisher and third overall. I set my new Garmin for run 4 minutes/walk 1 minute -- but I'd just walk until I felt recovered, 35-50 seconds. My fastest mile was mile 4 in 9:22. My fastest pace was 8:30 per the Garmin, but I don't know the distance on that one. No one was running my pace so I just carried a flashlight and ran by myself. The director had told us to run in pairs, but if I was going to run my race I had to risk doing it alone. No problems. We started at 6:15am and saw the sunrise. It was 41 degrees.

I do think I'm getting to be a better runner and to be doing this at age 63 is just incredible to me!! Oh, and by the way, I weighed 126.6 this morn at 5am, just .6 pounds over my target. I'll be there soon.

Edit: Below is the picture of the beginning of the race.



Edit 2 -- My Spark Trophy:

  
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WATERMELLEN 3/17/2013 11:43AM

    You are amazing . . . but all of us know and believe that (so "incredible" not so much!! Love the pics!!

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SEABREEZE64 3/17/2013 6:57AM

    emoticon What a great time! You are a strong runner - good for you!

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CINDYW1102 3/16/2013 9:37PM

    Amazing! Congrats on your personal best! emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 3/16/2013 7:10PM

    YOU must e so proud!!! I am so proud of you!!!! Going to make a wall of us wee bit older sparkers that do such awesome things, and of ernestine oh man lost her name the woman that started exercising at 56 and is in such shape... oh....... her name... Be right back go check on Pixie-licious blog lol
Earnestine Shepard

http://rajganpath.com/2010/
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MIRAGE727 3/16/2013 6:39PM

    Outstanding, Marsha!
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JOYINKY 3/16/2013 5:21PM

    I think YOU'RE incredible! emoticon

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KLMEIRING 3/16/2013 3:06PM

    Awesome! Way to Go! emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 3/16/2013 2:39PM

    LADY, YOU ARE A MACHINE! (I mean that in a good way)

Congratulations on finding that you can still surprise yourself! I want to be *YOU* when I grow up!!!! (I better get started, I'm already 58!)

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!!!!

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STRIVERONE 3/16/2013 2:21PM

    Kudos to you!
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PMFISH 3/16/2013 1:19PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

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IAMWINNING 3/16/2013 12:00PM

    emoticon Congratulations. Thanks for sharing the pictures. You look so excited, getting ready to run.

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BOOKAPHILE 3/16/2013 11:57AM

    Congratulations on the accomplishment and the feelings of joy you exude! Have a great day today enjoying your triumph!

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GABY1948 3/16/2013 11:43AM

    emoticon on the weight and you look SO cute there in your bright yellow! Have a great weekend!

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ONMYMEDS 3/16/2013 11:11AM

    Outstanding!! You just keep getting better and better and your enthusiasm and joy of running really comes out in your blogs. Great job!!

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MEXGAL1 3/16/2013 11:03AM

    Woo hoo, congrats for another accomplishment!
Geez, though it's dark when you go out......that is dedication.
So happy for you!
Have a terrific week end.

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ALIWVU121 3/16/2013 10:48AM

    I've read quite a few of your posts throughout the year and you are an amazing lady! Congrats on a great run!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/16/2013 10:40AM

    Your joy is so apparent in your posts! Spark on and amaze yourself, every day.

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SWEDE_SU 3/16/2013 10:30AM

    wow!

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GEEKYGRANDMOMMY 3/16/2013 10:14AM

    Awesome.

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COCK-ROBIN 3/16/2013 10:08AM

    You did great!

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