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April 25th - I was Attacked!

Thursday, April 26, 2012



I went for my usual walk after work...and i completed my 3.14 miles. It was HOT but i had my water with me and i slowed my pace a little. I wasn't casually walking around but i wasn't really doing it for a better time either. But here's a few things that i saw on my walk...i decided to take my camera this time!


hmmm...i need to continue working to improve my shadow figure





After my 3.14 miles i went home and cooled off. I met my friend for dinner at 7. I had the BEST porkchop and broccoli for under 550 calories. YUMMY!

After dinner we headed to the park to complete another 3.14 miles. So here's the deal...it was DARK. Last week when we went at 8:30pm it was a lot brighter out. It took me a few minutes to realize why. There weren't any little league games playing so the field lights were off. We did was 2.10 miles - a lot of it in the dark which scared me a bit. I even said to my friend, "this is when they ask stupid girls why they went down a dark road after they get attacked." WELL...

As we were on the turn about to head back to the other end of the park we decided to start jogging - to get our heart rates up and to just start the walking into jogging practice. At a turn near one of the many ponds there were a TON of ducks and geese littering the sidewalk. We thought they'd move once we were jogging closer to them. It WASN'T until we were right up near them that they started flying up and TOWARDS us! I screamed and covered my face! One bird came inches away from my friends face...then flew in the other direction...we made it out safe...i think it was the same gang of ducks/geese that attacked that little female duck last week...hmmmm...i hate birds...they are just rodents of the air...and now they've officially tried attacked me.

So i didn't do my full 3.14 miles last night, we just ended at 2.1 miles. But i'm happy with that...

I went to bed a little excited...if my calculations were correct i should have dropped back into the 270's today...and low and behold...279.4!!!!! Now time to work on getting to those darn 260's...


  
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YESCURLYCAN 4/26/2012 5:45PM

  Oh my goodness re: the birds
But congrats on hitting the 270's

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CHICAT63 4/26/2012 12:58PM

    emoticon about the attack !

emoticon on your walk/run and totally AWESOME about hitting the 270s !!!!

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April 24th - The Healthy Me Said,

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

So after work yesterday i headed over to the park to complete my 3.1 miles walk. Each loop around is 1.57miles. Half way through the first loop i started feeling EXTREMELY sluggish. Side note - i had already drank 8 glasses of water and enough food to fuel me. When i was almost at the close of the first loop i took notice that i was dragging my feet a bit. My legs were wobbly and my hands were a bit shaky. So i decided to head over to the car - even if it was just to cool off for about 10 minutes. You see, it was 93 degrees yesterday and there is no shade in this park. Once i hot to my car my body was shutting down. I mean my legs could hardly move! And i was so shaky it was hard to drink my water from the container i was holding. So i drank some water and munched on a nature valley protein snack and had the air conditioner on full blast at 63degrees. After about 10+ minutes i felt better but thought it was best if i stopped for the day. The last thing i want to do is pass out...



So here's the thing...i did NOT give up. Giving up means that voice in my head that says i'm incapable of doing it won. I TOLD myself it was time to stop for my health. I would not have made another loop around. I may have been dehydrated due to the beating scorching sun even though i had drake 64oz of water. It was a smart decision to stop. My body told me to stop versus those crazy voices in my head. They may have been snickering, but those crazy bitches didn't win.

Today my plan is to walk 3.14 after work. Taking time to break for water and shade. Then my friend is coming over to walk and we'll do another 3.14 after dark when it's cool.

Today's goal:
6.28miles

I'd like to see 270's again...

  


April 23rd - NEW SIZE!!!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012



Two Things...
1) My goal was to complete 6.2 miles last night. I DID NOT think that i would have burned 1205 in those two hours. So when i saw that i decided that i needed to eat just a bit more. Here's the problem...i was sooooo exhausted and full after dinner (chicken breast with broccoli and cauliflower) that i just couldn't eat another bite.

2) It felt GREAT to be able to have walked the 6.28 miles! When i was walking i kept having that conversation with myself, "should i just do 3.1 miles? I can just stop after 3 laps or 4.8miles...That's a great walk, right? I'm tired and want to go home. It's ok that i stop right?" But instead i ignored that conversation with myself and kept moving.

So here's the deal...even though i burned a lot i didn't eat enough to cover the loss. So I KNEW i shouldn't have lost weight this morning - i mean that's been my problem these last few weeks, right? But i was down - just 0.4lbs. I'll take it, but i know i can't do these long high calorie workouts often. AND If i do, i need to eat more throughout the day.



So even though i haven't lost many pounds this month so far, i have lost inches. In fact i just came from Lane Bryant, i'm on my lunch break, and i needed to purchase new work pants. All of mine are in 26-24's. So i tried on the 24's...too big. The 22's fit perfectly! WOOOT WOOOT! I'm ecstatic!

My tops are still in the 22/24 range. I mean the 18/20's fit, but i don't enjoy all of my rolls showing. But soon...i can tell!

Today's goal:
walk 3.1 miles outside

  
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KARENDEE4 4/25/2012 7:58AM

    Congrats!!!

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KARENDEE4 4/25/2012 7:58AM

    Congrats!!!

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YESCURLYCAN 4/25/2012 1:47AM

  New sizes are great and great job on making it happen :)

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RACHELBUGSMAMA 4/24/2012 9:46PM

    Awesome job! Go you!


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ABEAUTIFULMESS1 4/24/2012 5:05PM

    YAY what an awesome feeling!! My 24's are all getting too loose, but the 22's just don't...look very nice and are just a tiny bit too tight! WAY TO GO!!

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TRACY31502 4/24/2012 4:12PM

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 4/24/2012 2:47PM

    We're in the same new sizes now! Yay for us!


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April 19th - Roaming the Land

Friday, April 20, 2012

Challenge of 110 miles...completed 69.916

April 19th
Walked 3.1 miles in 59 minutes burning 458 calories (outside)



So it was a bit difficult to ONLY walk 3.1 miles and not do much else. Since i ate around 1900 cals and burned almost 500 calories it was time to call it done. BUT here's where my frustrations took a turn...

I was frustrated that i wasn't losing weight even though i was busting my tail working out. BUT we always talk about the NSVs so i took out my measuring tape...took a deep breathe and measured my thighs and my waist...hmmm...thighs are down almost a full inch since 3 weeks ago and the waist is down 2 inches from 3 weeks ago. SOOOOOOO...my frown was turned upside down!

I'd still like to see that scale move back down into the 270s. It felt so good to live there even if it was just for a little over a week. This past Tuesday when i jumped on the scale it read 286!!! WHAT THE...WHAT THE...? So that's when i blogged about my frustrations and you wonderful ladies came to my rescue with some solutions. i am PLEASE to say that as of this morning i'm back to 282. GRRRRR...but it's a lot better then the 286 i saw just 3 days ago.



So a few days ago my friend that i did the 5k with showed me this park near my place. I would never had known it existed...and i love the place! I can walk the 3.1 miles around all while taking in 3 to 4 different little league baseball/softball games, watching the kids play in the aquatic center and wanting the ducks reproduce - really my first walk and i think we walked into a gang bang rape happening with these geese. It was gross and scary! I can walk a whole lot more but the trails go into the grass and so far i've only walked later in the day when there is light. My friend and i are going this Sunday together and we'll walk even further.

So my goal, since i love to walk, is to walk shorter distances during the week (3.1-4.8 miles). I'll just bring my walking clothes and stuff with me to work and change before i leave the building. I'll also walk on the weekends, but they will be longer walks (4.8 to 6.2). My goal is to be able to walk 13.1 miles. Right now i'm concentrating on distance and then i'll concentrate on time.

So i have my walking stuff with me at work and i'll hit the park up on my way home.

  
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TRACY31502 4/20/2012 8:13PM

    Good job on all your walking!!!! And that is awesome about the inches lost! YAY!

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VICKYMARIEC 4/20/2012 3:23PM

    LOL...they were scawking something terrible! And when i actually stopped to look there was this poor female duck on the ground with a duck on top of her going at it...lol...then there was like 10 ducks/geese surrounding them...just watching and my guess is taking turns...GROSS! I quickly walked away. BUT my friend had her dog with us and the dog went after them so they all flew away right above us...then i ducked for fear of poop or semen droppings from the now flying birds! HAHAHA...it was rather funny

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MARYONAMISSION 4/20/2012 2:32PM

    I wonder if anyone ever in history had said geese "gang bang rape"? Lol, super gross though.
Anyway, great job scaling back even though it scared you and now the scale is moving in the right direction again.
Awesome on the inches lost too. So amazing! Your shape is totally changing.

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RACHELBUGSMAMA 4/20/2012 1:37PM

    Great job on the walks! (and lol about the geese!)


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April 13-15th - Race for the Cure Update

Monday, April 16, 2012

April 13th
RELAX

April 14th
3.1 miles in 54.33 minutes burning 545 calories
50 calf raises

April 15th
RELAX

I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO loved completing the 5k this past saturday. It was a bit humid, but no rain and no beating, scorching sun to deal with. When we first came around towards the 1 mile mark i said to me friend, "is this really 1 mile?" It was! There were so many people it was crazy. Whenever re rounded a corner all you saw were white and pink shirts. If you glanced behind you all you saw was a sea of white and pink. Towards the end i didn't want to turn around - remember my fear was coming in dead last. But we weren't! It was an amazing feeling and knowing that I accomplished that in less than 55 minutes!

At home ready to get the show on the road...
























My friend that walked with me...


Now i need to just say that I COULD have completed it faster except for two things...it was hard to break from the pack at the beginning and at the end. AND sometime just after the 2.5 mile mark my calf muscle tightened up so it slowed me down a bit. My next 5k is in June and my goal is to complete it in under 50 minutes.

OHHHHHHHH...

AND i just have to say that i love you all! I received so many messages from you all pepping me up, wishing me luck, and best wishes. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! It meant so much to me to have so much support.

Today's goals:
7-8 miles (i've already completed 4 this morning)
yoga
jumping jacks
calf raises

My weigh was a bit up this morning. So i'm updating my weight on my blogs but not my tracker. Why? Because i don't want the congrats once i lose it again.

  
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YESCURLYCAN 4/17/2012 3:53AM

  Yay! The walk sounds like and looked like a great time. I am glad that you enjoyed yourself and that you are still going strong. June will be great! emoticon

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CHIPLEY_FL 4/16/2012 4:16PM

    Congratulations - I love the pictures! You have such a good rewarding and at the same time generous way to an active lifestyle.
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MARYONAMISSION 4/16/2012 2:32PM

    Great job!!!! I'm so happy you did the walk and that it was such a positive experience this time.
You are doing great. I have no doubt that in June you will meet your goal.
Keep up the good work.
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