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Monday, March 29, 2010

Yippee! I made it four miles this morning. After four weeks of physical therapy for a torn hamstring, I'm finally able to run whatever my leg allows me. I'm a little sore but it feels good to be back making progress!! It was so discouraging to be hurt because of my half-marathon goal but there are some other halfs if my first pick date is going to be too soon--I'm still trying to figure that out! And, for some additional motivation, my physical therapist invited me to be on his radio show to talk about my weight loss. Last week, we talked about food and how I made food choices for losing the 100 lbs. (Of course, I talked up sparkpeople!) Tomorrow, he wants me to come back (!) and talk about the workout side of it. It's so flattering (nerve-wracking too) but it's great motivation for keeping up the activity and reminding myself that I've come too far to go backwards!!!

  
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MELIBUG 4/16/2010 3:34PM

    emoticon on being selected for the talk show! What a compliment and a reward for all of your accomplishments. You deserve the recognition. I am proud of you.
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Step backwards

Monday, March 08, 2010

11 days since my last run...I didn't know such a simple little phrase could depress me so much. I tore my hamstring playing volleyball and while in the midst of training for my first half-marathon on May 2. The physical therapist said on Friday that maybe this week we could try easing back to running. I'm back on elliptical with no problem but, as of this morning, he tells me running is still out for probably all this week yet. I'm not sure when my running status became what defined me but I feel so depressed over it and not just a little panicky! What if I can't get prepared for that half? What if I can't run regularly and as far as I was? What if all my weight comes back?? How much stamina/fitness do I lose in this time (even though I'm doing elliptical, it's not the same as running.)? Are there other halfs--yes but I haven't dealt with a setback like this since I started losing weight and have a lot of uncertainty that I can recover from this enough to get back into running. Having a bad day/week... emoticon

  
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IHEARTNOAHSDAD 3/8/2010 12:03PM

    This doesn't define you! YOU define YOURSELF. And you've come from a lot farther behind than this, right? Even if you have to start over, you're not starting over at zero! And think of it this way... you'd have to have gone OVER your BMR by 3500 calories just to gain 1 pound. I have every faith you'll bounce right back, but you have to give yourself time to heal or you'll be out even longer! You should have faith in yourself too.. look at all you've accomplished!

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Who is this person??

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

I recently found a running group in my town and got up the nerve to try it. I've been hooked ever since...it's so great to have people to run with. It has definitely made me enjoy running more than ever before. As we were running this morning, I was thinking "I could run forever". Then, I thought about the whole situation...5:30 am, 10 degrees, dark, snowy. How ironic that I, of all people, would be thinking I could run forever or that I would even want to run a little further. When the run leader said we'd go about 4 miles, 3.8 or so, I was actually disappointed we weren't going further. WHO IS THIS PERSON? Two years ago, I was saying: "I'm not going to run" "I can't run" "I only run when something with big teeth is chasing me" And even a couple months ago, despite having been running for over a year, I was saying "I'm not a runner". Guess what? I'm a RUNNER and I'm HAPPY/THRILLED/PROUD about it! emoticon emoticon

  
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DTCELLO 1/7/2010 11:49PM

    You are inspiring! Thanks for sharing such a positive blog! I cannot run myself (physical limitations), but this inspires me to decide that I am an exerciser! Will work on that. emoticon

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-LOSELIVELOVE- 1/6/2010 11:06AM

    i love this blog! it was a perfect pick me up, after the one i wrote yesterday :) and you better let me know when you and daniel get engaged ;)

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NANJET 1/5/2010 9:57PM

    Me too...but I need good music...never thought I could get back into running...but I ran a half marathon in Sept and hope to run full one in May...

Keep on moving!!

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BIGMAMABJ 1/5/2010 12:19PM

    AMAZING! Congrats on the changed mindset. You should be very very proud of yourself. Keep up the great work! emoticon

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GRANDMAAMIE 1/5/2010 9:51AM

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Keep those feet moving...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Accomplishments, success. Thanks SparkPeople. A few weeks ago, I decided I'd try to run 4.5 miles on a Saturday morning when I had extra time. It went badly...I walked about 3/4 of a mile and my goal was to not walk. I tried again on Sunday and DID IT!!! I've done it consistently for a few weeks now when an old vb competitor posted on facebook about completing a 10k. It was driving me nuts that she did that and I hadn't even attempted it. So, this morning I did something that I never thought I would want/be able to do--I ran 6.1 miles. And, I ran them without walking and with hills and at my normal 3-mile pace!! I was tired but I was totally exhilarated. One year ago today, I was struggling with 3-30 min swim sessions a week...running was not in the plan, not even a goal. Now I can run 6 miles non-stop!!!! When those hills came this morning, I had to keep telling myself, keep those feet moving...it's just like my weight loss journey...never give up, I can do it as long as I keep my feet moving!!!!!

  
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ZSAZSAJANNY 7/17/2009 4:06PM

    You thoughts very much mirror what I was telling myself today. Mind you, I'm not running that far yet, but I will! I'm determined! I posted earlier today on someone's blog and told them that 8 months ago I couldn't walk without assistance. Ruuning 16 minutes in a 30 minute period makes me feel great about how far I have come. A toast to our health!
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Almost there!

Monday, March 16, 2009

I am 13 lbs from my weight loss goal of 100!! It seems these last few are just a drop in the bucket but they seem to be CREEPING away. I know so much has changed and the feedback from those around me confirm it. Last week, a cable guy had to come to my house and he recognized my car from another time he was there but said he thought it must have been my roommate that met him there. I don't have a roommate...he just didn't recognize me!! I also went to the Dr. last week and she said she would never have recognized me and that she was "amazed" by my weight loss. She took the obese from my charts!! Coming from a Dr., I took all that as the highest compliment!!! All of this is so great and I just love hearing it and I feel like I look so much better--for the most part. However, I am struggling with my perception of my body! I still feel like I'm very heavy (even though I just bought a size Medium coat and I now buy Med and Large shirts and size 12 pants), I can't quite get it through my head that things have changed. When I read in a magazine, find whatever piece of clothing that fits your shape, I feel like I have no clue what my shape is now. This is such a strange and confusing feeling...I didn't expect it. It feels like my brain needs to catch up to my weight loss or something. Anyone else ever feel this way??

  
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OUSKABOO 3/16/2009 10:46AM

    Thats great. emoticon

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