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Home sick...

Friday, October 24, 2014

So I am home sick today and I found this. Not only did it make me laugh and cheer me up immensely but the lyrics are great too. A reminder that we are already perfect. emoticon

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc9MzCcmNCU&
list=PLykzf464sU9-uj2DvWN3k3S6k_EPDw9pN

  
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MSMAKEOVER 11/10/2014 4:06PM

    I hope you are feeling better... emoticon

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SGTSUNNY 10/31/2014 11:46AM

    Hope you are feeling better, Laughed so hard thank you for sharing

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REENSKI 10/26/2014 3:51PM

    Love it! emoticon
Sorry you were homesick-glad you are better!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/25/2014 7:55AM

    Take the https:// off and the link should work.

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SWEETNEEY 10/25/2014 3:53AM

    Wasn't able to access it. But hope you feel better.

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249--Yeah it sucks but it is what it is...

Monday, September 08, 2014

Ok, so going to keep this short and not-so-sweet cuz the truth hurts sometimes...

To say I have been struggling the last few months in too many areas of my life would be THE understatement of the year. I have been in so much denial about so many things that I think it took getting on the scale and seeing how far I've fallen to snap me back to reality.

At the same time, I have achieved some things I never thought I would like run my first Ragnar Relay and land my dream job in my dream city. That being said, I remain committed to getting back on track, changing my life and achieving my health goals. In fact, change has already begun.

Anyway, that's it for now. Thank you for all the virtual high-5's and attaboys. They have meant a LOT.

More to follow I'm sure.
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BOOKSCATSTEA 10/26/2014 3:22PM

    Keep at it - and remember that you're awesome! I try to remind myself that I can create a better reality for myself tomorrow by the choices I make today. Sometimes my choices aren't great - but fortunately I have the opportunity to learn from it and make a BETTER choice the next time! Take care of yourself.
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LADYSHERRY 9/29/2014 3:56PM

    You're doing great!!!! emoticon

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MSMAKEOVER 9/12/2014 4:49PM

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SGTSUNNY 9/9/2014 12:55PM

    You are awesome! Do not lose sight of that. You can shift your focus to lose the weight and you will succeed at that too, I have faith in you

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MISSROCKABILLY 9/8/2014 9:57PM

    Oh girl, I am so sorry to hear that you have been struggling. It seems like it has been a hard year for many people. I love that you are still able to see the positive that has come to you as well though, that is truly a gift.

You are amazing and you have the power to do anything you set your mind to! I know that you can get back on track and attain all the goals you set for yourself. Text me anytime you want or need some support--I'm here for you!
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REENSKI 9/8/2014 4:49PM

    You can achieve ALL your dreams!
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RIDMYCOCOON 9/8/2014 11:45AM

    Congrats on your dream job! and dream city! That is really something!! emoticon Keep plugging away at the other stuff....you got this emoticon

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PLATINUM755 9/8/2014 3:30AM

    The power is IN YOU to make your goals happen. Although everything may not be perfect, you ran your first relay emoticon, you landed your dream job emoticonin this economy emoticon in your dream city emoticon

Overall... emoticon emoticon Keep pushing and the rest will come! emoticon

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NYARAMULA 9/8/2014 2:36AM

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My first Ragnar Relay

Sunday, April 20, 2014

SOOOO...I just did my first Ragnar Relay April 4-5, 2014.

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For those of you not familiar, here is a link to the one I completed with my team. They are held all over the country.

www.ragnarrelay.com/race/southerncal
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My first two legs were hella hard--4.10 miles mostly uphill (hard), 3.5 miles mostly uphill (hard) and early morning (I should mention here that I never run at night so to do that at 1AM took everything mental I had NOT to freak out) and lastly 2.80 miles rolling hills (easy--says who!?). I should also add that up until then, I had also not run outdoors extensively, so the pounding on the street, did a number on my shins and knees. Despite the breaks in between my runs, this race was easily one of the most challenging and exhausting activities in which I have ever participated--both physically and mentally. It was also the most number of total miles I have ever completed. Since I have gained back a good amount the weight I had lost, that fact that I completed it all--well, let's just say I learned a lot about myself.

Still, the experience was nothing short of aMAZing, truly. Our team name was Strangers to Solemates and we were made up of 12 people who had never met in person, only virtually. Our team captains were two former SparkPeople members who have now made somewhat of a name for themselves in the weight loss/running world thanks to this feature length documentary coming to a theater near you sometime this summer, I believe. vimeo.com/47110893

In the end, this race was not about winning or establishing a new PR. It was about 12 virtual strangers that met online last August and became a family through our online and in-person support of each other on race day. I am happy to say the love and camaraderie has not waned since the race ended. And I don't expect it will. emoticon

Thanks for reading!!



This pic was taken at 4:30 in the morning right before our 5AM start time on Friday, April 4th.



This is right after we crossed the finish line as a team on Saturday, April 5th--36 hours later. (God help us. I don't think we got more than 3-4 hours of sleep--IF that.)



My finishers' medal--it is a serious piece of bling. LOL! SOOO heavy but well worth it.



Signed by my fellow "solemates" on Sunday, April 6th at our team brunch in San Diego. AHHH...good times.

  
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LADYSHERRY 4/28/2014 5:07PM

    Amazing. You're my hero emoticon

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SGTSUNNY 4/21/2014 1:59PM

    You are are amazing! Great experience and meeting other Spark people is awesome.

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UNICORN212 4/21/2014 1:47PM

    Wow! Congrats! That is awesome!

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MISSROCKABILLY 4/21/2014 11:18AM

    I just love this and you are AMAZING!! Seriously. It is so cool that you did this, I am really proud of you for stepping outside your comfort zone and rocking this!
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MICKEYMAX 4/20/2014 10:01PM

    WOW! GREAT JOB!!!!!

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MARCH 2014 WALK AWAY THE POUNDS WALK CHALLENGE

Saturday, March 01, 2014

(As a side note--UH has it really been a year since my last blog entry?! WOW. Just WOW...)

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MARCH 2014 WALK AWAY THE POUNDS WALK CHALLENGE FROM LESLIE SANSONE'S WALK AT HOME WEBSITE. THE LINK IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BLOG.

Sat. March 1 – Walk It Off in 30 Days – Burn 30 & Firm 30 Segments! emoticon
(Or 45 min. Walk OR 6,000 steps)

Sun. March 2 – “Rest-ore” for the week ahead!

Mon. March 3 – Burn Body Fat – 3 Mile Walk with Hand Weights
(Or 45 min. Walk OR 6,000 steps)

Tues. March 4 – Walk It Off in 30 Days – FIRM 30 Segment
(Or 30 min. Walk OR 4,000 steps)

Wed. March 5 – Day Off

Thurs. March 6 – Walk It Off in 30 Days – BURN 30 Segment
(Or 30 min. Walk OR 4,000 steps)

Fri. March 7 – Walk It Off in 30 Days – FIRM 30 Segment
(Or 30 min. Walk OR 4,000 steps)

Sat. March 8 – Walk to the Hits – Radio Remixes! (3 Mile Walk)
(Or 45 min. Walk OR 6,000 steps)

Sun. March 9 – Stretch and Rest!
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Mon. March 10 – Burn Body Fat – 2 Mile Walk with Hand Weights! emoticon
(Or 30 min. Walk OR 4,000 steps)

Tues. March 11 – Walk It Off in 30 Days – FIRM 30 Segment emoticon
(Or 30 min. Walk OR 4,000 steps)

Wed. March 12 – BURN 30 Segment (Or 30 min. Walk OR 4,000 steps) emoticon
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Turbo Jam
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Thurs. March 13 – Walk It Off in 30 Days – BURN 30 Segment emoticon
(Or 30 min Walk OR 4,000 steps)

Fri. March 14 – Walk It Off in 30 Days – Day off!! emoticon

Sat. March 15 – Burn Body Fat – 2 Mile Walk + FIRM 30!
(Or 30 min Walk OR 4,000 steps)

Sun. March 16 – Rest!

Mon. March 17 – 3 MEGA Miles! (Or 45 min Walk OR 6,000 steps)
I’m wearing my GREEN walking shoes today! HAPPY ST. P-Day!
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Tues. March 18 – Walk It Off in 30 Days – FIRM 30 Segment
(Or 30 min. Walk OR 4,000 steps)

Wed. March 19 – Day Off!

Thurs. March 20 – Walk to the Hits – Radio Remixes! + FIRM 30
(Or 45 min. Walk OR 6,000 steps)

Fri. March 21 – Walk It Off in 30 Days – FIRM 30 Segment
(Or 30 min. Walk OR 4,000 steps)

IT’s HERE ….. SPRING! You are on track to make this Spring your healthiest ever!
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Sat. March 22 – 3 MEGA Miles + FIRM 30
(Or 45 min. Walk OR 6,000 steps)

Sun. March 23 – Restore/Refresh/Relax!

Mon. March 24 – Walk It Off in 30 Days – BURN 30 + FIRM 30
(Or 30 min. Walk OR 4,000 steps)

Tues. March 25 – Day Off!

Wed. March 26 – Walk It Off in 30 Days – BURN 30 + FIRM 30
(Or 30 min. Walk OR 4,000 steps)

Thurs. March 27 – Day Off!

Fri. March 28 – Walk It Off in 30 Days – BURN 30 + FIRM 30
(Or 30 min. Walk OR 4,000 steps)

Sat. March 29 – Walk to the Hits – Radio Remixes! (3 Mile Walk)
(Or 45 min. Walk OR 6,000 steps)

Sun. March 30 – “Rest-ore!”

Mon. March 31 – 3 MEGA Miles + FIRM 30
(Or 45 min. Walk OR 6,000 steps)

See more at:
www.walkathome.com/sansone/your-walk
s-are-ready-march-2014/#sthash.p8SgyAR
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REFFIE1 3/2/2014 2:39PM

   
Glad to see you back and hard at it too! emoticon

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MISSROCKABILLY 3/2/2014 1:41PM

    Glad to see you posting again! Good luck with the challenge, you are going to rock this!

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MSMAKEOVER 3/2/2014 8:23AM

    I'm glad you joined me. Thank you! emoticon

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LEKESHIA35 3/1/2014 3:06PM

  that sounds great good luck and have fun you can do it

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Getting ready for day two...

Wednesday, April 03, 2013





I'm still sore from day one on Monday but I am so ready to bring it--it's not even funny! At the end of 6 weeks, my body is going to look different. I'm going to feel different. I will BE different. And it will have been SO worth it.


  
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1EMMA2011 4/3/2013 5:38PM

    Awesome Attitude!!!!

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