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October 4: Picture Time!

Friday, October 05, 2012

So i've realized that i haven't posted ANY of my pictures lately. So let's back track a bit...

On October 20th I have a Halloween party that i'm attending. I'm going as a psycho doll. I've tried three different makeup attempts and i've decided what i'm actually going to do. Here are three of the attempts...






I have a friend going and i'm doing her makeup as well. She's going as a killed librarian...i'm excited about doing her makeup.

Last Saturday i had one of the Race for the Cure Walks...the one in Denton, TX. Since i went alone this time i didn't as many pictures taken...

BEFORE






You can't really tell from this picture, but that was a steep hill in front of us...


AFTER: it was raining/drizzling the whole time








I made another project i saw off of Pinterest. It's a Halloween wreath.









October 2012 Fitness Goals:
* Complete 2250 fitness minutes
* Walk/Run 100 miles
* Complete a 5k in under 50 minutes

October 1 - 4:
Completed 446 fitness minutes
Completed 10.506 miles

Side Note: I have seven opportunities to complete the 5k in under 50 minutes. I have a scheduled 5k on:
1) Race for the Cure Denton 9/29 ...53 minutes :(
2) Race for the Cure Dallas 10/20
3) Trek or Treat 5k 10/28
4) SP Virtual Halloween 5k 10/31
5) Dallas Turkey Trot 11/22
6) Deck the Trails 5k 12/1
7) Santa Run 12/15

I also have a scheduled 10k on:
1) Cowtown 10k 2/23/13

I also have a scheduled half marathon on:
1) Heels & Hills 5/5/13

Other Walks:
1) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 10/6
2) STOP Diabetes 11/10


I came across this picture and i thought to myself, "this looks familiar" and here's why!


  
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PRINCESSAMY 10/16/2012 2:50PM

    Number 3 is my favorite one!!!

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REEGETSFIT 10/6/2012 11:08AM

    Look #3 for sure! It's incredibly creative and guaranteed to be unique at the party. Have fun :-)

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SOULFISH80 10/5/2012 11:24PM

    Second or third makeup pic emoticon ..............those two are INCREDIBLE! I am so inspired by all of your runs scheduled, that is amazing. It is sparkers like you that really keep us all inspired. Great job! Keep the spark falme burning bright!

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JANNIEWANNIE 10/5/2012 10:11PM

    You are a talented makeup artist. Have fun at your party. Hugs from Janet in central Illinois

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 10/5/2012 10:08PM

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GOODBYE-FRIENDS 10/5/2012 5:25PM

  Very creepy psycho doll make-up! And the harbor seal pic compared to you made me pee a little because I laughed so hard.

It is awesome that you can smile and have joy at where you are on your journey!
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MJ7DM33 10/5/2012 5:24PM

  The pic of you and the pic of the seal ! Funny! Thanks for sharing!

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IAMZBEE 10/5/2012 3:14PM

    The wreath is SOOOO cute! Hmm... I will have to make one myself. emoticon

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LAINYC 10/5/2012 3:11PM

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ANDREAG89 10/5/2012 2:08PM

    First, thanks for all the photos!

1. All psycho doll makeup displayed is appropriately creepy. And fun!
2. The Race for the Cure is such a great motivator! You are AWESOME at setting all those goals and dates so you can aim for our fitness goals. Way to go!!
3. You have a beautiful smile - before the race! :-)
4. Be nice - I realize you're joking, but (as one who has self-denigrating humor herself) it can even hurt ourselves.

BTW, I love your background. And can you visit my page or send me a SparkMail with your Halloween wreath link? I looked on Pinterest but couldn't find that exact one. I think my kids would love to create it with me!

Have a great weekend!

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40LESSOFERIN 10/5/2012 2:02PM

    Great Halloween makeup!! Have a great time at your party! And super duper great job at your Race for a cure! emoticon emoticon

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October 3rd...I'm Struggling

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Since August i've been bouncing the same 4lbs back and forth. And i KNOW what it is and i say it all the time:

Regardless of the amount of exercise you complete, if you still eat crap, you won't lose the weight.

I eat crap! It's the truth. During my 5 day Staycation i ate cheese burgers, cheese fries, pizza, french toast, loads of buttery bread, soda, donuts, muffins, brownies...the list can go on. The entire time i kept telling myself, "You're gonna regret it!" But did i listen? NOPE! I ate...and ate some more.

I do this to myself whenever i start to really drop the weight. I still work my butt off, but i shovel the wrong foods into my mouth. And i do it all in private. I have some close friends that know i'm working out and i know they wonder why i'm not dropping the weight faster...it's because i eat like crazy in private...but it's not as if they can't guess what i'm doing. I mean, if i eat right in front of them and i'm working out i should be losing the weight. BUT since i'm not it does not take a genius to realize that i'm doing something wrong in private. grrrrrr...

So today...started today i am logging all my foods and drinks and i will stay within my calorie range. I've also mapped out my fitness for the week. I will succeed. I know what to do and i have all the tools to reach my goals.







October 2012 Fitness Goals:
* Complete 2250 fitness minutes
* Walk/Run 100 miles
* Complete a 5k in under 50 minutes

October 1 - 2:
Completed 209 fitness minutes
Completed 4.746 miles

Side Note: I have seven opportunities to complete the 5k in under 50 minutes. I have a scheduled 5k on:
1) Race for the Cure Denton 9/29 ...53 minutes :(
2) Race for the Cure Dallas 10/20
3) Trek or Treat 5k 10/28
4) SP Virtual Halloween 5k 10/31
5) Dallas Turkey Trot 11/22
6) Deck the Trails 5k 12/1
7) Santa Run 12/15

I also have a scheduled 10k on:
1) Cowtown 10k 2/23/13

I also have a scheduled half marathon on:
1) Heels & Hills 5/5/13

  
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PRINCESSAMY 10/4/2012 12:11PM

    I totally understand. I eat in private too. That is why I outright refuse to buy those kinds of foods and bring them into my house. It does not matter if its chips, crackers, or donuts.

For me if I lose a little, I want to reward myself with food. Huge no no! I totally get it.

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YESCURLYCAN 10/4/2012 2:34AM

  I love your renewed plan.
You got some great comments here on your blog and I would definitely take them to heart. Richla made a great point about food, so when those times hit you have a healthier option. Emeralddiver's suggestion really works btw. The first time I did it, I cried; true story. Finally Angelwendymama's comment gets to the heart of the matter, because Vicky it definitely sounds like some self sabatoge going on. If you can discover why these patterns repeat themselves then you can move forward.

You are a strong lady, and I love stopping by your page to see all of the physcial feats you have accomplished. We know that you can do this, and finish this year out shining. emoticon

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EMERALDIVER 10/3/2012 9:38PM

    Look @ yourself in the mirror......(straight in your own eyes)........and repeat this: I deserve better, I am worth it, I am not afraid to succeed, I am Vicky and I love me!!! emoticon

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TRUNKJUNK 10/3/2012 8:52PM

    You've got a great plan.

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MUSCLEADDICT32 10/3/2012 8:15PM

    I do the same crap! We can do this girly...one day at a time! Hang in there! emoticon

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JESSAAMI 10/3/2012 5:56PM

    I am struggling eating crappy this week too. We can do it and get back on track!

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LEMONLYMAN1 10/3/2012 4:35PM

    Vicky,

I was having this problem too in the past there was a 2 week binge of chinese food, and last weekend I just ate whatever I wanted, and have just started to get really good about going to the gym and coming home to water, or a healthy dinner. One thing that has really helped me is the Dot Calendar that was suggested in the challenge earlier on. It's a great visual aid, and I found it to be a great motivator. Seeing a bunch of green days in a row makes me feel so good, almost better than getting a new personal best with running. Maybe give that a try on top of tracking out your calories. Also perhaps you could find a small reward for if you only have yellow or green dots. You will get past this I know you can do it!!!! emoticon emoticon

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 10/3/2012 4:18PM

    I've encountered this before in myself.. Think hard about why you might be self-sabotaging. Are you afraid to succeed? What kind of things might happen to you when you get all fit and trim and down to your ideal weight? Is there anything that you are worried about that concerns you? For instance, any issues with men or with being physically abused or threatened.. I have been raped before and I think this holds me back from losing all my weight and fear of being too vulnerable.. so I need to maybe take some self defense training to help me with this and/or counseling, too.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/3/2012 3:51PM

    Ok, so you know what it is and how to fix it. That's half the battle. You can do it, just stick with your plan! *HUGS*

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SKINNYSTRUMMER 10/3/2012 3:44PM

    I think a commitment to logging everything may be a good step; maybe being honest with one of those close friends - to break the hiding.... but telling us is a great step. I honestly believe you cannot change anything you can not see or admit.

Sometimes I do not know what I need - but other times i say to myself "If only there was someone I could...." if you tell me that - maybe I can help. And if I can, I will.

You have made a great step here.... keep pushing through it!


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RICHILA 10/3/2012 3:20PM

    The only way that I have found works for me is to log everything I put in my mouth and find substitutes for some of my favorites. I still eat cheeseburgers, but I use lean beef and reduced fat cheese on a sandwich thin-all the flavor but way less calories and fat. I love fried chicken-butbaked panko breaded skinless chicken has taken its place. I also bake it extra crispy and chop it into pieces when I need Mc Donald chicken nuggets. Tyson makes a really good one if you don't want to make your own.
We use Flat Out flat bread to make our own pizza. You can do this!
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SINGINSHAN 10/3/2012 2:50PM

    I've been doing the same thing my whole life. I know I will never give up the foods I really love, but my husband and I recently talked about it for a few hours. We have decided that we will give ourselves 2 days each week to live our lives and eat what we want. It's been two weeks, and you know, I'm still losing. Maybe I don't post a "biggest loser" number every week, but slow and steady wins the race. Give yourself a break. You are human. You will eat things not on the plan, but keep moving. Try to keep on track most days of the week and then go out with your friends and try to be conscious, but not fanatical about what you're eating.
You can do this!!

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40LESSOFERIN 10/3/2012 2:47PM

    Great goals!! Get on point, you can do this!!! emoticon

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KONRAD695 10/3/2012 2:46PM

    I hope this time around is the one that works. emoticon Try to remember how great it will feel to accomplish all those run goals. Keep up the blog, tell us how you're doing. Make it your little bragging post. emoticon emoticon

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SH9719 10/3/2012 2:44PM

    I read this today. I am paraphasing. There is no yesterday, there is only today. I cannot think of any easy cure for gorging in private. You are clearly motivated to work out. your 50 minute target is clearly pushing you to keep up a high level of exercise. Somehow you have to find the same motivation to control your binging. I have seen a number of articles on blogs on the subject on the site. I believe that you will figure it out. Good luck.

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SHANTRA 10/3/2012 2:43PM

    I honestly feel you. The cause of me behaving like that is not dealing with my emotions? Is this your problem? Does it bring you comfort? Relieve stress? Is it a reward to yourself for doing so well? Once you find the real reason you do it you might find, as I did, that you can handle it in a better.. or more restrained.. way.

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October & Year End Goals!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

October 2012 Fitness Goals:
* Complete 2250 fitness minutes
* Walk/Run 100 miles
* Complete a 5k in under 50 minutes

October 1:
Completed 135 fitness minutes
Completed 0 miles

I've realized that when i set weight loss goals i NEVER achieve them. I actually end up gaining weight during those months that i set weight loss goals for myself. So i need to JUST focus on my fitness goals and the weight will come off.

I've been fluctuating right around 265lbs for the last few months. I KNOW it's because of my eating. I work my butt off, but since i still chow down on crap, the weight is just maintained. I can't do this to myself. I work too hard to just maintain. After these last 11 months i should have dropped a lot more then what i have, BUT i am proud that i've lost 50+ pounds in this time.

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Now here are my more, specific goals from 9/12 through 12/31...
1) I will lose the 25lbs by the end of the year
2) I will drink 64oz of water every day
3) I will work out for at least 45 minutes everyday (I'm starting a 91day challenge - til end of year)
4) I will stay within my calorie range 6x a week
5) My waist size will be under 40 inches
6) My thigh size will be less than 21 inches
7) I will fit into a size 18 jeans
8) I will fit into a size 16 yoga pants
9) I will complete a 5k in under 50 minutes

Side Note: I have seven opportunities to complete the 5k in under 50 minutes. I have a scheduled 5k on:
1) Race for the Cure Denton 9/29 ...53 minutes :(
2) Race for the Cure Dallas 10/20
3) Trek or Treat 5k 10/28
4) SP Virtual Halloween 5k 10/31
5) Dallas Turkey Trot 11/22
6) Deck the Trails 5k 12/1
7) Santa Run 12/15

I also have a scheduled 10k on:
1) Cowtown 10k 2/23/13

I also have a scheduled half marathon on:
1) Heels & Hills 5/5/13

9/12/12 BEFORE pictures...



  
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PRINCESSAMY 10/3/2012 9:44AM

    I have to agree "I wills" are great. Sounds like you have a plan! Good Job!!!

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BETHYSMAMA 10/2/2012 7:29PM

    Love how you have used the words "I will" in your goal setting it gives them so much more power.

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Reality through Pictures!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I came across the most awesome tumbler earlier and i felt that i needed to share these with all of you!

















I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!

  
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BOOKWORM27S 10/2/2012 2:19PM

    Good ones!

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STLADEE 10/2/2012 10:56AM

    Great pictures Thanks for sharing!
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40LESSOFERIN 9/28/2012 3:08PM

    Thanks for sharing....loved these! emoticon

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PRINCESSAMY 9/26/2012 2:29PM

    I loved the one that said "Women are like roads. The more curves they have the more dangerous they are." Love it!!

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TRUNKJUNK 9/25/2012 10:18PM

    These are great. My favorite is God loved me so much he wanted to super-size me. Thanks for sharing.

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EMERALDIVER 9/25/2012 10:02PM

    I love these! Thanks emoticon

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MICYWALTON 9/25/2012 5:24PM

    Great pictures...I really love the super size one. emoticon

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ZZYYGGY3 9/25/2012 5:21PM

    great pictures.

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9/24: I'm in it to win it!

Monday, September 24, 2012

This past Saturday I went for a 6.2 mile walk/run to see what my true starting time is and i did it in 1hr and 51 minutes. Well under the 2.5hr time limit they allow you. BUT i know the trail the Cowtown 10k is on and it's VERY hilly so i'll be adding quite a bit of time due to those hills. So i need to improve my time. The good thing is that the 10k isn't until February.

Saturday was HOT! By about 9am it was already near 90 degrees. Here's a picture of me after i finished the walk/jog and jumped in my car to cool off...



I received my Silver medal for the Presidential Champions challenge!



So here i am training for 5ks, 10ks AND i have a half marathon coming up...it's hard for me to figure out but since i can already complete the 5k in under an hour and the 10k in under 2hrs, i will start the process of getting a training schedule together for the half marathon....whew!

The normal...

September Goals...

Complete 100 walking/running miles (completed only 71.152 so far)
Lose 10lbs
Complete 5k under 50 minutes
Starting Weight: 264.8lbs
PINK VIKINGS Starting Weight (9/12): 269lbs
PINK VIKINGS After Week 1 WI (9/19): 265.4 (-3.6lbs)

Now here are my more, specific goals from 9/12 through 12/31...
1) I will lose the 24lbs by the end of the 12 weeks
2) I will drink 64oz of water every day
3) I will work out for at least 45 minutes everyday (I'm starting the 100 day challenge again)
4) I will stay within my calorie range 6x a week
5) My waist size will be under 40 inches
6) My thigh size will be less than 21 inches
7) I will fit into a size 18 jeans
8) I will fit into a size 16 yoga pants
9) I will complete a 5k in under 50 minutes

Side Note: I have seven opportunities to complete the 5k in under 50 minutes. I have a scheduled 5k on:
1) Race for the Cure Denton 9/29
2) Race for the Cure Dallas 10/20
3) Trek or Treat 5k 10/28
4) SP Virtual Halloween 5k 10/31
5) Dallas Turkey Trot 11/22
6) Deck the Trails 5k 12/1
7) Santa Run 12/15

I also have a scheduled 10k on:
1) Cowtown 10k 2/23/13

I also have a scheduled half marathon on:
1) Heels & Hills 5/5/13

9/12/12 BEFORE pictures...

  
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PRINCESSAMY 9/26/2012 2:35PM

    Way to go!!!

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40LESSOFERIN 9/25/2012 11:04AM

    You go girl! emoticon

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HOLLYL7 9/24/2012 8:03PM

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What a great plan! I'm so impressed with all those races!!

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JESSAAMI 9/24/2012 7:54PM

    Great! emoticon You will easily make that 5K under 50 minutes in the upcoming months if you keep going! That heat makes such a difference too.

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KIMMYLOU4 9/24/2012 7:14PM

    You can do it! This is just the motivation I needed to see to get my lazy butt ready for a half I'm doing in April. I'm slow as molasses but I will do it! We will do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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TRUNKJUNK 9/24/2012 6:02PM

    I'm sure you meet your goals as you have a great plan

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NIKKICOLE83 9/24/2012 4:50PM

    Good for you girl!!! You are on your way! I am proud of you for scheduling a half marathon and for jumping right into a 10k. I have run a 5k every month since July and in October I am running a 5k and a 5 mile zoo run. Keep it up girlie! I am rooting for you!

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