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Color Run

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I've always wanted to do the Color Run. (For anyone who doesn't know what that is, it's a 5K where you get covered in multi colored pigments. Google it. It's awesome.) I just got done looking through a photo gallery on a local news station website for one that happened today. So I think that this is going to be my first big goal. This time next year I want to RUN in this 5K. I've walked a few 5Ks in the past with no problem, I can walk and talk for pretty much ever. But I'd like to be able to do this event and actually run it! I think I'll try the C25K again, but not for a while. I need to get back in the swing of exercising first. I'm going to try it a little different this time. I'm going to do it outside instead of on a treadmill. I hope that this change will keep me interested. Now I just need to come up with some other fitness goals, I think I'll start working on that!

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JAHINTZY 4/29/2013 2:10PM

    We've got a "Run or Dye" 5k coming to my area this fall and I'm hoping to take part in it, I'm hoping to run at least a good part of it - it sounds like a ton of messy hillarious colorful fun :)

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BECCAZEN7 4/28/2013 4:40AM

    I have coworkers who did the Color Run in Springfield, MO a few weeks ago and they said it was very fun. I have just started "jogging" after training up to it for the last 4 months and I am doing my first 5K next weekend at the Missourians! Team Spark Rally in Jeff City. I really want to run (jog) the whole way but knowing that I can just walk really takes the pressure off. I am just going into it with the attitude of having fun with my Spark Pals and getting some exercise at the same time.
Good for you! Make it a goal and take positive small steps to work toward it! You can do this! You know you can.
Missourians! Team

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LISA_FRAME 4/27/2013 9:53PM

  Good luck!

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MARCIEMCGOWAN 4/27/2013 9:22PM


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TWINZMOM7 4/27/2013 9:17PM

  Sounds like a great plan! emoticon

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RAPUNZEL53 4/27/2013 9:17PM

  Good Luck!

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Not a Bad (re)Start

Friday, April 26, 2013

The last two days have been pretty good. I had joined a new gym, one that is a little nicer and had more to offer, including a pool. I went on Wednesday to have a introductory session and signed up for a few personal training sessions. I like my trainer, except that he looks like he is 18, and it's hard to take him serious. Nice though.

I went swimming yesterday, which is the main reason I picked the gym that I did. It went ok. I had to walk more than I thought I would have to, but I was able to keep a steady pace and my legs felt like jello when I was done, so I'm sure I was doing something right.

Food has been pretty ok too. I've had some ice cream, but kept in to a serving and having it be my only snack (unlike before when I would eat ice cream and chips and cheese and maybe something else, all after dinner)

I think I'm going to wait a whole month to weigh myself. That way if it doesn't come off quick to start, or I have a slow week in between I won't get discouraged. I am looking forward to seeing one big number. I'm hoping for at least a 10lbs. drop in this first month, but would like more around 15. I know that I will loose a lot at the start and then it will even out.

My trainer says that loosing 100lbs by this time next year is not unreasonable and I'm trying to stay positive about that. I want to also stay realistic so if it doesn't happen I don't get down about it.

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JAHINTZY 4/29/2013 2:08PM

    It sounds like you're off to a good start, I did not weigh in as often when I first started because I felt like I needed to work on my fitness and nutirtion for the sake of doing it and re-learning good habits - not for the sake of the scale. It helped me focus on the little physical changes that a scale can't tell you.

Welcome back and good luck!

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DEEEBEE 4/27/2013 11:28PM

    Your plan sounds great. You have a trainer to give you support and encourage you to get to the gym. You're going to be so happy when you start losing that 100 lbs.
I'm anxious to see how you progress. Take pictures along the way.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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TWINZMOM7 4/27/2013 9:19PM

  You can do this! emoticon

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FUZZIEBEAR3 4/26/2013 2:47PM

    I like to weigh weekly, to keep myself accountable and on track. But you will find lots of opinions on how frequently to weigh in, and in the end you have to do what is right for you.

Welcome back! emoticon

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Ready to start over?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I don't know if I'm actually ready to start over, pretty much from the beginning. I have gained most of the 70lbs. I lost back, maybe more. I will know later today exactly how much. I haven't weighed my self in almost 6 months, but I know it's pretty bad. I feel bad, I have trouble moving more and get tired quicker. Last week I joined (another) gym. Today I am going for the first time and having a assessment and mini training session. I am trying to stay positive. I have lost the weight before. I know I can do it again, I just worry that I'm not ready to give it 100%. I feel like part of me is doing it because I need to, not because I want to, and that will set me up for failure. I'm going to try to take it slow. Maybe focus on exercise and just do a little with food. Just try not to pig out as much. I'll try to be active on here again. Honestly, I credit a lot of my success the first time to Sparkpeople and I'm wearing my Sparkpeople shirt to the gym to remind myself of that.

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ANNA0918 4/26/2013 9:54AM

    I started back up again on Monday too. I think this says it better than I ever could.


When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest! If you must-but never quit.
Life is queer, with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might of won if he'd stuck it out;
Stick to your task, though the pace seems slows-
You may succeed with one more blow.

Success is failure turned inside out-
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt-
And you may never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
It's when things seem worse that YOU MUSN'T QUIT.

Anon. You Musn't Quit

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DEEEBEE 4/25/2013 10:23PM

    Every day is a new opportunity to start least to try to do better than the day before.

I have a comment on something you wrote. Why do you think if you NEED to do something instead of WANT to do it, it's a setup for failure? Don't we need a job? Don't kids need to go to school? Don't we need to keep things clean? We don't usually do those things because we want to, and that does not at all mean we're bound to fail at them. We just get the job done. So, you might as well admit you don't like exercise and you don't like to diet (because who does?) and say to yourself, Do it anyway.

Best to you!

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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SUNSET09 4/25/2013 6:12PM

  Now that you've had it both ways and know which way you prefer is the first step towards making it happen. You can do I and do it because you want to and do it for yourself. What's for you, is and will be for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KALIFORNIA81 4/25/2013 12:49AM

    Start over with me! I just started back Monday. I am telling myself April showers will bring May flowers ~ April sucked. The warm weather starting again made me feel the extra weight I had put on. I felt terrible and now I will use how I felt this month to make May about feeling the good feeling I get when I am working out and ready for the summer. I have not worked out consistently or ran at all in 2 years, not usual for me since getting healthy about 7 years ago. I had lost 70 lb when my daughter was a baby with running, Jillian Michaels, Oxygen Magazine and Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet. Went from 220 to 150, it was actually 149 for one whole day emoticon . I found my way back up to 190 and set a goal for my self of 60 lb in 30 weeks to reach 130 by November and spend this year doing this!! I applaud you and want to encourage you because I have found my way back from motivations I have found. Check out ~ She is amazing and I have followed her blog for years. Check out her before and after pictures and read her story. I always go back to her blog when I need inspiration. She is also on SP. Good Luck emoticon

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GIRL*IN*MOTION 4/24/2013 3:41PM

  even the tiniest of steps over time amounts to traveling a great distance. Dont focus on the huge picture, take it one day at a time and focus on something small every day you can do. emoticon emoticon

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Lost Control

Monday, October 01, 2012

I've completely lost control. My weight has skyrocketed to a level that I don't even know because I'm not weighing my self. I think that needs to change. I think I might need to see where I stand to snap some reality into the situation. I don't feel like complete crap, but I don't feel great.

It's starting to affect me in a lot of ways though. I feel bad about my self. I can't fit in any clothes and the one's I can I look horrible. I have recently made some pretty large life changing decisions when it comes to school and a lifelong career. I have picked a line of work that being overweight will play a negative role. I'm afraid that I might have a harder time finding a job. I won't be taken seriously.

I need to make a drastic change. I don't think small steps is going to cut it. I need to regain control...

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SUNSET09 10/3/2012 1:04PM

  Admitting this to yourself is the first step of making a change. Take it one day at a time as it is a learning and life style change. Start with your food and then, add walking into your day .You'll look and feel better just by taking some type of action. We all had/have to start from somewhere; one step at a time! Drastic changes are not as lasting and can disappoint if yuou don't get the results you need. Get a measuring tape as that reveils so much more than a scale. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LYNNIERN 10/1/2012 9:56PM

    Your at the right place to find the support and tools you need to turn things around. I really understand what you're going through; I didn't weigh my self for ever and the weight just slowly (or rapidly depending on your perspective) came back on.
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Always a Struggle

Saturday, January 28, 2012

No matter how well things are going, no matter how much my views on food seem to have changed, I will always struggle with food. The last couple weeks have been great. I've been trying new foods a lot. I haven't had crazy cravings or even a cheat day. For that matter, I haven't even had a cheat meal. I've been focusing on portion control and making better decisions. I've had some food that's not so good for me, but I only eat a small amount of it. It's really seeming to work.

Tonight I find myself home alone. My husband has gone out for the night. With no one here to see me, judge me (not that he would ever say anything, but you know), its hard not to binge. I did eat a little more dinner than I should have, but not anything crazy. I did take a bite or two of my sons mac and hotdogs, but not anything crazy. So I'm not going to do anything crazy now. I turned some old Biggest Loser on Netflix and I'm keeping myself busy with homework and editing pictures.

It is bothering me that after doing so good I'm having so much trouble tonight, but I'm not going to give in. I have a wedding to go to in a few months and I need to fit into a dress I bought weeks ago. And most of all I feel really good. I don't want that to change.

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SUSIEGKORN 1/29/2012 10:11PM

    So happy you've been able to handle your food choices and portion control for the last few weeks! That's huge! I can't wait to see pics of you in that new dress when you go to the wedding in a few months. Have a good week!

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JAMIEHORN20 1/29/2012 7:04PM

    The food struggle never ends, at least not for me! But how you handled it is awesome! Yay you!

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BOO-SHAY 1/28/2012 11:33PM

    Food for me is always a struggle, glad to see you recognizing your cravings and working to control your portions.

It's one day at a time to improve your life. emoticon

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MERLE641 1/28/2012 11:06PM

    Congrats on your positive attitude! I know how easy it is to fall back into the insanity. Your outlook seems very healthy.

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