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My 3rd 5K.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

My husband and I started running/walking 5K's in July. We just did our third today. I didn't break any records but I finished the race in a reasonable time. I have yet to run the whole race but each time I run a little further. This course was a tough one. Lots of hills.
I am struggling with getting control of my eating habits so I take one day at a time.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 12/4/2012 7:27PM

    CONGRATS! emoticon

Keep trying with the eating and you'll get there!

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PATTYR81 11/23/2012 2:01PM

    emoticon on getting out there!!!

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WILLOW49 11/22/2012 9:38PM

    Congrats! Keep up the great work!

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My bummed out challenge

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Well I really bummed out on the Spring Challenge. I did not reach my goal. I'm at a stand still varying between a few pounds. right now I'm just trying not to gain anymore than a few pounds. I'm working on changing things up a little to see if I can "wake up" my fat burning fairy...LOL.
I wish everyone the best.
You gals are the greatest.


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SUSUSUZZZIE 5/22/2012 10:51PM

    Good luck with changing things! And good luck waking up that fat burning fairy!
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DIFROMWYOMING 5/22/2012 10:39PM

    Spring seems to have been rough for a lot of us....time to move on to summer and let's turn up the heat! emoticon

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CATEECHER 5/22/2012 9:54PM

    Hang in there Betty. We all come to roadblocks. Keep doing what you're doing and you'll get past it. Hope to see you back for the summer challenge!!

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BOLTIADORGIRL 5/22/2012 5:16PM

    Good luck changing things up! If you find something that works for you, please share emoticon

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April 1

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Another month, another time to set some goals. This month I want to get down to below 160. I am at 162 according to my TOPS scale. My goals are not big in amounts, but big in changes. I need to change my lifestyle.
My husband has joined me on this journey and it's so much easier now. I normally get up early and exercise, but I've been so tired lately so when I get home at 4, we are going to exercise together. We just got a new treadclimber, plus we have a treadmill so we both will have something to use. we also have WII and like the dance games plus Biggest Loser and Fit Plus ones.
I have about 17 pounds to lose to reach my ultimate goal.

Here is our new "Toy"

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BOLTIADORGIRL 4/4/2012 10:21PM

    Wow what great support for your husband to be doing this with you!

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CATEECHER 4/2/2012 10:25PM

    So nice Betty. Good goals and what a blessing to have your husband support you and want to exercise with you! I know you can do it!!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 4/1/2012 9:11PM

    Congratulations! Enjoy the new equipment and enjoy doing this with your husband!

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WILLOW49 4/1/2012 8:30PM

    Great that hubby is joining you on getting healthier. I always think it's easier when couples help each other along!

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Biggest Loser Winter Challenge Week 10

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Well here we are 10 weeks later. I wanted to lose between 12-14 pounds. I'm down a little over 10. I can't be too disappointed as it's better than gaining. I can only look forward and take one day at a time. I'm pleased with my progress but not so pleased with myself as I don't feel like I did the best I could. I need to pay more attention to how much, and when and what i eat. My health needs to be number one.
Now on to the Spring Challenge.

Proud to be a Tangerine.

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BOLTIADORGIRL 2/21/2012 12:21AM

    Wow, I think that much of a loss, especially through the holidays rocks. Way to go@

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MBUELL28 2/20/2012 10:00PM

    10 pounds is awesome!! You're doing awesome. See you next challenge. emoticon

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KAT_31316 2/20/2012 9:02PM

    You Did a Great Job this Challenge Losing and You'll Do a Awesome Job Next Challenge..

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CATEECHER 2/19/2012 4:29PM

    Betty that is fantastic that you have lost 10 pounds. You have had so much to deal with and have lost in spite of all that. Don't beat yourself up at all. You are doing great! Looking forward to having you on the team for spring! emoticon

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/19/2012 11:16AM

    You've done absolutely wonderful this challenge. So far you've lost over 10 pounds. You lost all of that weight, never to come back, in spite of some of the most challenging circumstances any of us can go through. You've lost weight when so many of us would look to food for comfort. This shows what a strong woman you are. Please turn that displeasure with yourself in to some major pride in yourself.

Wishing you a wonderful last few days of the winter challenge and much success in the Spring!
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WILLOW49 2/18/2012 8:28PM

    You might not have lost as much as you wanted, but 10 lbs. down is nothing to sneeze at! Good job! On to the next challenge :)
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A Tough Week

Thursday, February 02, 2012

February 2, 2012
This was a tough week. On the weekend I tore my workout room apart and got it painted. We are putting wainscoting up so we are in the process of staining that. I hope to get it up this weekend so I can get the room back together next week. Elwin will be moving into that room and using it as his library.
The ďdenĒ will then be my workout and computer room. It is bigger so Iíll have room for my bike and the treadmill. I canít wait to get it organized.
Sunday night was bad. I think it finally hit me that Mom was really gone and never coming back. I really needed to talk to her, but I couldnít. I cried most of the night. I had such a headache Monday morning, I couldnít go to work.
I imagine I will have days like that. I miss her and Dad so much.
I gained 2 pounds this week. Thatís the first time since August that I gained. But I wasnít totally watching myself and I was stuffing myself to the point of being sick. So it was a lesson learned.
Iím feeling much better about myself and Iím dressing differently now. I finally feel like a woman. I just wish Mom could see.
I go tomorrow for my yearly mammo and ďpapĒ test. Iíve been having pains in the lower quadrant of my abdomen. I must mention it to the Dr. At times it can be bad.
My 6 month stats:
Iíve lost 63.2 pounds, lost 1.75 inches from my neck, 2.25 inches from my biceps, 10 inches from my chest, 9.5 inches from my waist, 10 inches from my hips, 3.25 inches from my thighs, 1.5 inches from my calves. My BMI went from 45 to 34.3, down 10.7 points.
Iím very proud of myself.

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CINDY-K 2/6/2012 12:57AM

    I think you will find in the beginning that you spend a lot of time missing your mom but it will get better with time and you will replace the missing with fond memories that bring a smile instead of sadness.
Take each day by itself, do not beat up on yourself if you are not perfect. Do your best. Start over each day with a clean slate and do your best that day.


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PATTYR81 2/4/2012 9:14PM

    You SHOULD be VERY PROUD of yourself!!! Congrats on all your hard work and effort paying off!!!

I'm so sorry about your mom. I'm a mom to 3 girls that I am VERY close to and I just want to tell you what I tell them. Your mom IS seeing your success and ALWAYS wants the best for you! You can still talk with her and will know in your heart how she would respond. I know I will ALWAYS be connected to my girls!!!

Be kind to yourself~


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    I'm sure your mom is very proud of all the progress you've made, you have amazing results. It's normal to go through spurts of falling apart while dealing with the loss of a loved one. I lost weight last year then gained some back because I got all depressed. This year I'm trying to find different ways to sope, and stay healthy at the same time. It's what our moms would want for us. emoticon

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CATEECHER 2/2/2012 11:00PM

    Betty I'm sorry it was a tough week for you. You sound as if you are in a good place though and I'm sure that even though there will be tough times you have the support to get through them. Sounds like fun to re-do your workout room!! I would love to do that. What wonderful accomplishments you have made, especially about feeling more like a woman. I'm sure your mom is watching and smiling. emoticon

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/2/2012 10:41PM

    The workout room change sounds very exciting but a lot of work. Good luck getting it finished.

I'm so sorry about your mom. I cannot even imagine. Try to take some comfort in the fact that she's not suffering any longer. But I'm sure that doesn't help a lot when you really want to talk with her.
Don't worry about your weight will have it off in no time. Good luck at the Dr. I hope they can help fix the pain.
Congrats on all of your terrific progress! You really are doing amazing and you should be very proud of yourself!

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