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Working Hard Each Day

Friday, March 08, 2013

School has started back up and I am back working on that so I generally have less time to get on SP. Did some great activities the past few days went snowshoeing taking advantage of what will most likely be the last snow of the season I also went sledding, that is a workout for sure and a fun one at that. I got in a good run yesterday. I also started Insanity the Asylum on the 6th and I am working my way through than in an effort to improve my athleticism. It is a challenging workout and it induces no shortage of sweat. I am keeping in training for any road races that come up in the meantime and focusing on a couple half marathons that I want to run April 21 and May 18th. This could be a really good year for my running I am running significantly faster and have been able to put some good mileage in. Weight has been steady since I think mid-February which is good I think that I am seeing progress even though the scale hasn't moved things seem to be firming up which is definitely good. Alright enough break for now back to studying I love all of my spark people and can't wait for school to be done (October 8th I will have my Bachelor's degree!) so that I can spark more often.

  
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PRAIRIECROCUS 3/9/2013 4:50PM

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KLAD_COCKERS 3/9/2013 1:21PM

    Good for you! Keep it up!

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TCANNO 3/9/2013 3:58AM

    You are doing well as you are so busy.

If it is snow that you want come to England this week because that is what hey say we are getting. I can asure you that if you take it we will not miss it emoticon

Have a good week and good luck with the marithon

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SISTERPRETTY 3/8/2013 3:12PM

    emoticon Insanity is a very challenging workout...I've been doing it with a guy that comes to the gym...but it's a great workout emoticon
Good luck on the marathon emoticon and emoticon on your upcoming graduation emoticon ...proud of you. I am a big supporter of higher education. Good luck with the studying emoticon

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Meeting one of my fitness heroes Shaun T

Monday, March 04, 2013

I went to a training for Beachbody this weekend and I got to workout with and meet one of my fitness heroes. Shaun T he is such a real guy I wish the event wasn't running long so I could have asked him a million questions but still great and my abs hate him today must have been a good workout!

  
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KLAD_COCKERS 3/6/2013 11:27AM

    That's pretty cool! Lucky you!

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TCANNO 3/6/2013 3:37AM

    Now that is motivation for you, good luck

Have a great week
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SAASHA17 3/5/2013 7:53AM

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/5/2013 6:14AM

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Say What? I should be offended but I'm so flattered

Friday, February 22, 2013

I finally got into a size smaller in work pants. I wore them for training on Wednesday. Toward the end of the day I was taking one of our rifles back that was dirty and I said to one of the guys "oh jeez I better hold it away from my body so I don't get my new pants dirty" His reply was "yeah look at you skinny waist and tight butt" maybe I should have been offended but I was quite flattered it has been a long time since I have heard the term skinny associated with me and the tight butt thing well he wasn't wrong I don't do squats and lunges for nothing!

I am feeling so good lately my health is super improved and my running is improved. I know that I am getting better at running because I can actually do extended runs on a treadmill which was a huge no way a few months ago. I am still working hard to get to my 100lb mark I am being patient mostly because I am not a number on a scale I am Kara who has a skinny waist and a tight butt emoticon

  
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KBRADFORD88 3/4/2013 1:53PM

    freaking hilarious...don't ya love that skinny part! You are rocking it

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HICKOK-HALEY 2/24/2013 9:40PM

    What a nice guy. emoticon

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TCANNO 2/24/2013 3:58AM

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At least you feel good about yourself and that is good in itself.

When I started way back every time I tried to run it felt like my bones were jumping up and down inside, a horrible feeling.

That doesn't happen now.

Keep up the good work and have a good weekend


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KLAD_COCKERS 2/23/2013 10:11PM

    Sometimes those "inappropriate" comments feel so darned good!!!!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/23/2013 12:03AM

    LOL I can see why you're torn on how you should take that comment...but I'd take it as a compliment too. :) Congrats!!

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IMNAHA1 2/22/2013 4:47PM

  You really should be proud of ypurself

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CHEETARA79 2/22/2013 3:38PM

    A well-deserved compliment!

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4 Pounds away from 100 lost

Monday, February 18, 2013

I am nearing the century mark of weight loss. It has been a long journey and I expect the journey to continue as I am not yet to the elusive but oh so close onederland. My highest known weight came in September of 2009 when the scale dial spun all the way around and stopped on 10...I took action the very next day. I asked a coworker if I could try out his P90X DVDs and I got to work a couple days later eating right and exercising. The past few years have been full of ups,downs, and plateaus but I have stuck with it and have become a "healthy for life" advocate. Meaning I know that you can't just reach your goal weight and then stop its a forever kind of thing. A friend made a weight loss bracelet with 100 on it that I have to earn. It is taped on my locker at work to remind me to get after it! 4lbs no biggie then it is on to reaching my forever weight...which includes making it to onederland.
Awesome things over the weekend I had a great 8 mile run, I ran 1 minute per mile faster than I ever have at that distance. Really focusing on my nutrition and weight loss has improved my running a lot. I ran hard enough to throw a puker, which is the first time I have felt comfortable enough to run that hard. I actually feel like a runner for the first time since I started running. Sunday I challenged myself to catch my sister in Fitbit steps I had finals last week and had some lower totals during those days. I not only caught up to her I beat her by 2000 steps!

  
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MISSPALMERBEE 2/27/2013 9:49PM

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KLAD_COCKERS 2/19/2013 10:53AM

    Wow, HUGE congrats for achieving some great goals, and for being so close to losing a monumental amount of weight! You have a lot to be proud of and a lot to celebrate!

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TCANNO 2/19/2013 4:16AM

    Well Done.
You are doing a great job and seemed to have the right motivation to keep you going.
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Keep it up and good luck

Have a good week

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KBRADFORD88 2/18/2013 12:49PM

    Awesome girl...We can do this...mind over matter emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/18/2013 9:00AM

    photos please love.i think it is awesome that you and your sisters have fitbits to compete with one another.how do you think the finals went?when do you get the results?re the weight loss emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon i am so proud of you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon donīt forget to invite me to your virtual centery party.

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CHRISTINASP 2/18/2013 8:45AM

    emoticon emoticon Congratulations. That's impressive.

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BOOKWORM27S 2/18/2013 8:35AM

    Congrats! Good luck in your weight loss journey!

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What Works for Me

Saturday, February 09, 2013

I am writing this more as a reminder for me to look back on if I get off track. Here is what is currently working and what has been the most successful in the past.
I weigh myself daily for some it works for some it doesn't for me it does as long as I don't let myself get crazy about the number. It is just a good way for me to stay on track.
I measure myself weekly. This lets me know I am losing fat and not just weight.
I log my food even if I don't stay in my calorie ranges Honesty is a necessity for me.
I workout daily even if it is just walking (minimum goal 10000 steps but I prefer to get 15000 in) my fitbit is very motivating reminder to get up and move.
Eat more vegetables than anything and eat them for breakfast. I do better when I don't eat traditional breakfast foods I am better with a couple cups of steamed broccoli and an egg or 2.
I eat very little meat, for me meat is the exception not the rule. I still get all the protein I need through vegetables and legumes.
I set short term non food reward goals.
When I am able to I size down my clothes. When my clothes are tighter I want them to be looser so it is a reminder to put down the fork or avoid temptation when I am wearing that smaller size. (I have gone from a size 22 to a size 14 currently, and work pants a skin tight XL to a skin tight M).
I drink lots of water.
I keep my goals in the front of my mind so that I am less tempted to splurge
I do allow for relaxed days where I do splurge or enjoy certain things because I am human but I make this the exception not the rule and get right back on track the following meal or day.
I plan my meals to an extent. I log what I eat for breakfast and lunch and I am able to figure my calorie budget for dinner and snacks from there. Tonight I am budgeting so I can go out to dinner at the Indian restaurant one of my favorites.
I have managed through the ultimate reset to get my nutrtion back on track and I am a couple weeks removed and I am maintaining the loss and losing fat as well.

  
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RUNNINGPFUHL 2/12/2013 10:48AM

    Cuz you're a ROCK STAR!!!!

you're doing great!!

So proud of your dedication!

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AGAINFORME 2/11/2013 5:43PM

    I actually read this yesterday and am reading it again, of course, today. I kept thinking today about your comment about tracking your food even when you know you have overeaten...for the honesty of it. What a good point.

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MRSBAHR 2/9/2013 11:11PM

  Sounds like you have a good plan! Keep up the good work!

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TCANNO 2/9/2013 6:23PM

    emoticon you are doing well. I agree that if you cheat it is only yourself that you are cheating.

I don't fancy veg for breakfast but I have never tried it. I do however have a home made fruit salad every other day.

It may well help to have a cheat food as well, something you don't count mine it a pear or plumb. It is refreshing.

Keep up the good work and have a good weekend.

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KLAD_COCKERS 2/9/2013 12:05PM

    It's so important to be aware of what works for you - it's awesome that you've figured it out and that you're working hard to be a healthier you!

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 2/9/2013 9:32AM

    All very good points! It is so hard to figure out what works for you.....glad you found it!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/9/2013 9:05AM

    that is what i call a lifestyle not a diet love.keep on keeping on i am proud of you emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 2/9/2013 8:27AM

  Youi are definitly working the program.....good plan!

Very impressive

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