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Feeling Alive Again!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I had an awesome 8 mile run on the 9/17, the flew to TX for a conference the next day and got sick from the air in plane cabin! It was a horrible weekend and it led me to being sick all last week! I'm such a hyper person so it was SO hard for me to not work out, but I didn't want to risk getting worse, so I worked out 30 minutes last Tuesday and that was it for the week!

So yesterday was feeling much better, and determined to get back on track as I'm 8 weeks out from my Half-Marathon, so I ran my scheduled 4 miles. Was my first run in 12 days! I was slow, took more walking breaks than normal, but I did it and felt good!

Today, did my 2 miles and my weight training with my trainer and again felt great! My trainer told me she was shocked how strong I was even after being sick and taking the week off. That was great to hear!

Tomorrow, another 4 miles, then Saturday, 9 miles - ouch! But I'm ready for it! Back in the saddle again as they say! And so glad to be back!

This past Saturday, went to a Clothing Swap Party (we call it Naked Lady Party), and I picked up a couple of SIZE 4 pants! Did you hear me? I said SIZE 4!!! OMG! My trainer had been telling me to try a pair on, and I finally did! I can't tell you that last time I wore a size 4, it must have been some time in the '90's when I was in my early 20's. So I'm really at the size I want to be at, I just want to focus on getting more upper body definition and getting rid of rest of the stomach pooch! And my year end goal is to get my body fat to 20%. So I'll just keep doing what I'm doing, will increase my calories a bit and rev up the workouts!

So I'm still enjoying the process! Hope you are as well!

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 10/1/2009 4:52AM

    Nothung keeps you down for long hun, I'm sorry you got ill.
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Luv
Caz

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Love Getting Compliments!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Went to TX this weekend for a business conference. Most of the people there I hadn't seen in about 18 months. A few came up to me and asked if I had lost weight and some didn't even recognize who I was! I even had two people ask me if I had been working out because they noticed the cuts in my arms. Gotta tell ya, this is the compliment I've always wanted to get! I've wanted to lose weight, get into my size 4-6, etc., but for someone to notice my arms is for me the ultimate compliment! The pic I'm attaching is from a couple weeks ago. I wasn't flexing or anything, but when I saw the picture, I thought "Hey! You can see the tricep muscles - cool!" So I'm still making progress! Ate way more than I should have while in TX, but had worked out so much that week (including running 8 miles on Thursday), that I didn't even gain a pound! Woo Hoo!

  
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NYCOLA44 9/22/2009 8:53AM

    As always you rock, I gotta get back on track... I have been slacking on the workouts... the eating is going pretty good I guess I built a habit of thinking about calorie intake now. So just gotta get back in the gym and running consistently. I am out of town until next tuesday but I will be calling you to run.

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 9/22/2009 3:58AM

    WOW Tia you look amazing hun, all that hard work has paid off and isn't it great when you get compliments from others- it puts a spring in your step

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Caz


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VEGAN46 9/21/2009 10:12PM

    WOW I CAN SEE IT TOOO!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GURL!!

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AUNTIEJILL 9/21/2009 9:47PM

  Wow, how exciting! You've worked hard, you should feel good. You go girl!

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The Goal Outfit...

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

So in 2001 my husband and I were separated for 5 months. I was so depressed during that time that I dropped a lot of weight in a short period of time from just not eating. I was the smallest I had been since we got married 10 years earlier. During that time I found an outfit that I fell in love with. It was a junior size 7 and so flattering. Once my husband and I got back together, the pounds quickly came back with a vengeance! Over the years, I got rid of clothes that I figured I'd never wear, but I just couldn't get rid of this outfit because I loved it so much and I just knew one day I'd wear it again. So many times over the years of trying to lose weight I tried it on and couldn't even get it to my thighs! The pants AND top zip up.

So today I put it on... (Drum roll please...) I was able to put it on AND zip both up! Now mind you, breathing was a challenge at this point, but the accomplishment is that I was wearing it!!! A few weeks to go and it'll fit perfectly! The dream is alive and well!

Here's a couple pictures, one from me wearing it in 2001 (this is how it's supposed to fit) and me wearing it today (it's pretty tight but it's zipped up and that's all that counts :-).

So I'm enjoying the process, and hope you are too!

  
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VEGAN46 9/21/2009 10:16PM

    STUNNING!!

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SHININGTHRU126 9/2/2009 2:46PM

    I'm so happy for you! It looks great and so do you!
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NYCOLA44 9/2/2009 1:56PM

    Yahhh!!! we were just talking about this at your house the other day.... You so ROCK! I am so happy for you... Good job! I need some motivation this week... I'm thinking we should run tomorrow...let me know?

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IMHOME 9/2/2009 11:23AM

  You look gorgeous! It is a really pretty outfit, to be honest, I like the way you fill it out today! Okay you say it's a bit tight for you as breathing is somewhat important...but, it really looks hot on you now! I like the shoes, too!
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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 9/2/2009 4:04AM

    Tia you look stunning in it. I see why you kept it and the style hasn't dated- it's right on trend.
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Caz
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NEWLIBRARIAN 9/1/2009 10:20PM

    Yeah, It's always nice to see progress.

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Summer Shape-up Challenge Finale and I Hit a new Goal!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Last night was the finale of my Summer Shape-up Challenge that I organized as a 90 day weight-loss challenge. We started with 38 people, and had 17 at the final weigh-in, plus 3 who wanted to but couldn't be there. So out of 38, 20 made it all the way. The results were so surprising to many, especially to the winners! It was a very emotional evening from the winners to Angelo, who didn't place but lost 72 lbs during the challenge. He started at 478 and finished at 406. He's totally made a lifestyle change. Shegetta, who won the Top $600 prize, was completely speechless and very emotional. It was awesome! She so deserved it! Anna, who came in 2nd, was also shocked. She didn't even get serious until about 5 weeks ago! And Eric, who had been so consistent, placed 3rd. He has completely made lifestyle changes as well, and has such an incredible support team. I enjoyed the experience so much. It was a LOT of work, but so worth it to see people know they can do it and be the healthy person they deserve to be. It was such a rewarding experience.

So now for a personal milestone:
I weighed myself today and for the first time in 8 years, I'm under 130 lbs! I weighed in at 129 lbs!!! I started this year at 155! I was so excited! I was in the 120's in 2001 only because my husband and I separated for 5 months that year and I was depressed and just didn't eat. I didn't weigh 155 before then, but probably around 145. And once we got back together, I gained it all back PLUS SOME! So this time it was a deliberate effort and I'm doing it the right way! And I'm not going back! I'm 9 lbs away from my goal! Let's see if I can get there this month!

I'm excited!



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SHININGTHRU126 9/1/2009 6:15PM

    Way to go!!!! You're such an inspiration! Keep doing your thing - spread it to others and it keeps coming back to you!
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LILSHINE 9/1/2009 11:49AM

    Congratulations on the success of your challenge and to all the winners. Congratulations to you on breaking through to a new areana in your weight loss. Great job!

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CEDWARDS4 9/1/2009 7:57AM

  With your training for the 1/2 marathon, I am sure you will hit your goal soon. Keep up the great work! I just can't say "thank you" enough for all of the hard work that you put into the summer challenge. This really has been one of the most motivational things I've done in the past few years toward loosing weight. I appreciate you so much for giving so much of yourself to help others reach their goals and change their lives. While I don't have much weight to loose...and my plan is to have lost most of it by the time of the next challenge...I will participate again just because it helps me stay on track. I also made new friends and met people with common goals. Again, thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks!!!! emoticon

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 9/1/2009 4:53AM

    emoticon emoticon Tia!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What great news to find out on the day your team also got rewarded for their efforts.
Quite a day for you!!!!!

Well done Tia, bloddy well done hun!
Luv
Caz
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The Half Marathon Training is On!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Today was my first day to run with my Leukemia Team in Training Team (TNT). I've missed the first 2 Saturday runs, first because of my alarm being set wrong, and last week we did the 5k. So I was starting today with a 6 mile run at 6:30am . I hadn't run that since doing the 15k in February! I was a little anxious about it. The group was awesome and there were people of all levels of running and walking so it was easy to fit and blend in. Did the 6 miles in just over an hour and it felt good. So I know I'm definitely up to the 13.1 mile Half Marathon!

After running for an hour, went home and had a great breakfast, got on my business conference call, then to the gym at 11am for a Personal Trainer session. Am I crazy or what? Well that kicked my butt AGAIN! I'm in a small group of 5 of us. We had to do the spinning bike for almost 30 minutes, then weights, then finished with 10 min more of the bike! But I didn't punk out and I did it all! Burned over 1,000 calories today, so I'm not feeling once ounce of guilt as I drink my second glass of wine!!!

I'll be all rested up for my 2 mile run at 7am with my girl Toni!

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Picture of me and a couple of TNT runners.

  
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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 8/30/2009 4:24AM

    emoticon Tia you're on track hun.
You inspire me so much I wish you luck with your half marathon
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Caz
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