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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

I feel like during these last few weeks i have been bubbling with excitement and a positive attitude. I cant help it. Sometimes its hard not to break out in smiles. Right now i am having a hard time settling so i can go to bed because i am excited about running after school tomorrow. Last night the bf took me to dinner in the city. It is a realllly nice brazilian steakhouse (all u can eat steak). I didnt over do it. After he suggested we walk around the harbor. It was around 11, so there werent many people out. We walked around and then sat and looked at the water and lights. One of the best times we've had and it was so spontaneous. It also felt great to work in a walk on top of a nice dinner. I am so determined to become a runner by the end of the summer and be one of those people u see jogging down the street. Prepapre urself for future pics of me with race event bibs on:) unstoppable

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SNEVIL1 6/9/2012 2:15AM

    Thanks! I had to put myself in check tonight. I went out with a large group of girls from work. Ive only hung out with one of them before. We went on a pirate booze cruise and then to some bars in the city. It was fun getting to know new people and doing something out of my comfort zone, but i could feel myself being quiet and putting up walls. I dont know y i do this. I felt like i was out of place and am not as fun/wild and crazy as them, but i think i notice this more than anyone else. In reality, probably no one else cares or realizes it, but its exaggerated in my head. By me thinking and acting like no one wants to be around me when thats not true i push ppl away. I know im intraverted person and am not comf in big crowds but if i dont think im fun to be around then def no one else will. Overall im glad i followed thru with going out but i need to keep working on letting go and enjoying the moment. I have a hard time shutting off the responsible voices in my head. I have accomplished a lot and have been so happy lately. I am full of life and have a great personality. I cant doubt that and not let ppl see that when i go out and do something new. Im gonna keep working on this and try to go with the flow more vs reverting back into old sara ways.

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KLWALDON 6/7/2012 10:16PM

    Love the positivity!!

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OMMAMA7 6/7/2012 7:16PM

    Awesome! that's for sharing your good vibes :)

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JAMIELOGICAL 6/7/2012 9:30AM

    It's amazing how good thinking of yourself as a "runner" can make you feel!

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MUSOLF6 6/7/2012 7:31AM

    Glad you had a good time. We all need those times once in a while.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

So I downloaded Run Your Butt Off on my tablet through kindle and was inspired to sign up for a 5k on July 22nd. I am REALLY excited! I've signed up for a 5k a few years ago, but never followed through with it. This time I am absolutely doing it! I am going to start on week 3 of the C25k program since I only have 7 weeks until the event. I ran a mile last weekend during my walk, so I think it would be ok to skip the first two weeks. I am also confident in knowing that I can already walk 3.1 miles, so regardless if I can run at all I KNOW that I will finish the event. It is my goal to run the whole thing, but I WILL complete the event.

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OMMAMA7 6/5/2012 10:00PM

    You can do it!!!!!!!!!!!

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KLWALDON 6/5/2012 6:23PM

    Awesome attitude!

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Just checking in... had a FANTASTIC weekend! Got to spend time with my boyfriend and enjoy my last weekend before summer starts. I went to the gym yesterday morning. I did the treadmill. I jogged a quarter mile. I was really excited because I haven't been able to jog a lap around the track before. Then I decided, well why not try for a half mile... but as I was jogging I said let's just keep going and make it a mile. So I jogged a quarter mile and then 3/4ths of a mile to total a whole mile. I was SO proud of myself! When I was doing the C25k program in Jan of 2009 I jogged a mile, but I haven't been able to do it since then. I worked last night at the country club. I bartended a wedding. I had to be there at 1, so I thought I would probably be over around 7. It actually wasn't done until 9:30, so i had a pretty late night. My legs hurt really bad after such a long shift and running in the morning. I took some pain killer and feel better today, but I can definitely feel some soreness. I am supposed to play tennis again today after school, so we'll see how that goes. Maybe we can just do some lighter practicing versus hard core games so I can recover a little.

I am looking back over my weight loss since I started back up again.
0.4 --- I think this was a slight gain because I had lost an abnormal amount the week before.
1 ----- same thing with this gain. I had lost almost 6 lbs the week before.

This week I lost .6 lbs. This is lower than it has been, so I was trying to reflect on how things are going. Last week some of my meals were a little unbalanced. I went to Red Lobster for a friend's birthday and I went to outback. Although I didn't go over my calories any days, I did have some pretty low meals so that I could have higher meals when I went out to eat. There were also several days where I had icecream. Again, I didn't go over my calories, but I did not eat like I had been eating. I want to refocus on not only continuing to stay in my ranges, but eat good calories. I also need to work out more this week. Last week I played tennis a few times, but I also need to go to the gym. I get nervous about just playing sports like tennis because I am not sure how they are calculating the calories... are they accurately calculating for a beginner like me, or are those the calories burned if I was an olympic tennis player? I'm afraid that the calories estimated might be too high, thus I am eating too much and not burning enough. I enjoy tennis, but I also want to include days where I use a machine or walk a designated distance so I can get a closer calorie estimate. Overall, I am still right on track with my goal to be 160 in August. So far my original mapping out of losing 2 lbs per week is still averaging out in my favor. I have been going through cookbooks to get some new meal ideas, so I am looking forward to try some of them this week and to enjoy my last week of school before summer starts:) Hope everyone has a good week!


Starvation Mode

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I had heard so much that if you aren't eating enough you will stop losing weight. However, other people have pointed out some websites that have conflicting information. It looks like there are several sources that say this is not true and not the way it works. I've found for me that if I consistently eat low in my calorie ranges I will stop losing weight. If I change up high days with low days it seems to keep my body guessing and I consistently lose weight. However, I found it very interesting that there's such significant differneces in the information regarding starvation mode. Anyone else have any thoughts on this topic??

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did something new!

Monday, May 28, 2012

So i did something new this weekend... i played tennis! I went to her house in the city, which is big for me because i hate driving /parking in the city. We walked to a park and played tennis in terrrrible heat. It was so much fun! I got sunburnt even though i put on sunscreen lol. It wasnt too bad. Then we went to her gym and went to the pool. She goes to a "beautiful people" gym. Theres a bar at the pool and u can drink in the water. There were LOTs of ppl laying out tanning.. LOTs of plastic surgery. I felt like some ppl were looking at me weirdand i felt mediocre in my bikini but i sucked it up and went out there anyways. It was a good time. After we went back and grilled chicken and veggies. Awesome day! I wldnt never thought i would ever play tennis. We werent the best, but had a blast and burned losts of cals. That night my bf took me out for icecream. Overall had a great weekend and cant wait to play with her again after school on wed!!!

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HDHAWK 5/28/2012 12:36PM

    That's what exercise should be. Something you enjoy and have fun doing!

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