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Lessons Learned from an Epic Fail

Thursday, January 12, 2012

This may sound rather familiar to some. Today I started out with best intentions, I have been on fire. And then a little stress set in, the time of the month arrived, and somewhere in my best intentions I ate like there was no tomorrow. I don't accept this as a good thing but I accept what happened. Instead of totally saying screw it, I exercised, I salvaged as best I could on calories, and I looked at the triggers. So the lesson learned is tomorrow this won't happen and maybe next go around maybe control will be taken sooner. I'm actually proud of myself because normally this would turn into a spiral of self loathing and saddness. Today it was "maybe I have been hitting it hard my body wanted to rebel, aunt flo is in town, and peanut butter isn't the worst food to eat ever and I still ate less calories than a binge a few years ago. Life will go on" My attitude is changing and I hope others can learn to allow slip ups, not every day of course but once in awhile.

  
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ON2VICTORY 1/14/2012 12:45PM

    hey Kara, that is big medicine there. you are really growing on the inside while shrinking on the outside. you are doing awesome.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/13/2012 4:20AM

    that is great love.not only did you stop sooner than usual but you also regonised the facr. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BENNY2284 1/12/2012 9:55PM

    Way to go! It can be so difficult to find the silver lining in the little hiccups that come up along the journey, but you have been able to do that.

Keep up the good work and don't let one bad day let you down.

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This is the year I reach onederland

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I don't know what it is, maybe I have found peace with myself, maybe its cause I'm happy and in love, maybe because I finally stopped trying to lose weight and am focusing on being an athlete. Maybe because I am not so over focused that I am stressed out. All these maybes just are me saying I am losing weight slowly consistently and I am not stressed or "working" so hard that I hate losing weight. I think that this is finally the year I will find that golden ticket to onderland. I'm 37.7lbs away and I will get there come hell or high...wait careful what I wish for don't need another house flood... On to great news it is finally snowing in Iowa, I may get to use my cross country skis this year afterall. Oh and the Pigman forms are sent in woot!!

  
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KKINNEA 1/12/2012 11:16AM

    Makes sense to me - with your steady, consistent effort, you'll get there!

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KAKAKALI4 1/12/2012 8:43AM

    You got this! I know how you feel, I am 36#s away .. and my goal for the year is to get under 200 and to feel good and make working out something I just do cuz I want to .. not because I want to lose weight! You will do it!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/12/2012 2:46AM

    i reached one-der-land very briefly(for 5 weeks)last year and i plan to reach it again this year.so hetre´s to us both reaching one-der-land.i really think that is why you are losing the weight because you are taking the pressure off yourself.it make s a big differance.my losing weight is on hold at the moment as there is alot of stress and illness in my life at the moment so i am concentrating on not emotionally eating to oft and onmaintaining my weight as opposed to putting on lol.you can do this love and i will be so ,so please to join yout virtual party when you get to one-der-land. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My 5 year Sparkiversary (a Thank you to friends and a reflection)

Monday, January 09, 2012

I recently hit that milestone and I thought I should reveal what spark has done for me. Okay yeah I have lost 60lbs since my ultimate breakdown day, that wasn't my first day on spark granted, I gained and lost for about 2-3 of these years. But since Sept 2009 it has been losing and mostly maintaining, some tears, some triumph, some wtf over days. Spark helped me have the courage to do a marathon and a triathlon. And all you wonderful spark people were there with me every step, every grueling step of my first marathon. If it weren't for my real friends that were there and my spark friends that I knew would be there finish or not I would not have made it through (I trashed my hamstring on mile 3 for those that may just be picking up on my saga). I have met real friends via spark, I have people I can call, text with support, need for support, or just a triumph, or sometimes just to say hey I'm here for you, you're here for me. I have met the most perfect man in my life through spark, although not completely directly ( my boyfriend is one of my friend's older brothers, I met her through spark, we started walking together and realized we were great friends, a couple years later after my crappy relationship and his crappy relationship she gave us a little push). I'm not always super active on the site, but I am always excited to keep up on accomplishments of others. I sometimes just log in for a short bit put in exercise look to see what's going on and log off sometimes with or without comment, but never worry friends I keep up on you even if I don't always have sage advice for you. I am still on my journey, I am moving from a weight loss mode to an athlete mode this year, while I still have 60lbs I want to lose I am not "focusing" on that I am focusing on strong and athletic. I want to thank all of you spark friends for being here and I hope you all continue to be here even after you hit your goals.

  
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ABSOLUTZER0 1/10/2012 5:31PM

    Woohoo! Congrats on the Sparkiversary! The next 5 years are going to be even better! GO GET IT!

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KKINNEA 1/10/2012 11:05AM

    Congrats on your Sparkversary!! You are already rocking 2012!

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DEUSMACHINA 1/9/2012 9:52PM

    **hugs** Congratulations on a massive journey. You truly are an athlete, and a positive and inspiring SparkPerson. I'm so glad I've met you.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/9/2012 7:33PM

    hope you continue to meet your goals as well love.never knew you nmet him through a spark friend must have missed that somewhere along the line love.keep up the good work love you are doing great. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2012 Race Calendar

Saturday, January 07, 2012

May 19 MAF HM
June 3 Pigman Sprint Triathlon
August 19 Pigman Long Course
October 7 Chicago Marathon??(this is the only one yet to be decided)

  
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DEUSMACHINA 1/7/2012 4:30AM

    emoticon this!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/7/2012 3:28AM

    wow love and you said you are only now feeling like an athlete.you have been that longer love.good luck on them all love.you can do it emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WALIDGAZALA 1/7/2012 2:17AM

    well done

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I feel like an Athlete...

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I have been super focused since early November, mostly because that is when the idea of a half iron distance triathlon started to be a reality. I made it through the holidays and lost weight, I'm 3, now 4 days into January and I feel more focused and determined than I have in the past 5 years on Spark, I don't want this to fade, I think this is the year for me to finally see onederland again and to stay there!! I'm ready to be successful in my athletic goals and to just feel like an athlete again. I am starting to feel like that again, honestly one of my biggest tools for helping me feel athletic is playing raquetball a couple times a week, that little bit of competition and seeing my fitness put to function is really boosting my self image as an athlete. For some reason it makes me feel athletic to jump and run and hit the ball. Kettlebell training is helping me feel this functionality too, I feel like it trains me the way an athlete trains, not just a person trying to lose weight to fit into some jeans. My cycle trainer kicks my butt, but is also a nice reminder of the support system I have at home from my wonderful boyfriend (I gush about him so much but he really is great). On the treadmill I have been pushing myself to run faster intervals, I have a mental capacity of 2 miles at a pop on a mill so I really focus on quality intervals on the mill. I make a lot of sweat with each workout and that makes me feel like an athlete, I guess I had forgotten how much I liked being an athlete. While I am not a Iowa Hawkeye track athlete anymore I think I feel more like an athlete than I ever felt before.

  
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ON2VICTORY 1/6/2012 10:58AM

    YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!!!!

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RUNTRILAUGH 1/5/2012 3:50PM

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

You ARE an athlete!!!!

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KKINNEA 1/5/2012 2:43PM

    Love it - I think trying to be fit beats trying to be skinny any day of the week!

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ABSOLUTZER0 1/5/2012 10:48AM

    What a feeling! You ARE an athlete! Your athletic prowess is evident! That fire will continue to burn and I'm sure it will become fiercer as the year progresses.



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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/4/2012 2:38PM

    i remember that feeling.i want to get it back as well.good for you i love i am so proud it is great how your enthusiasm is growing and growing over the years.you are awesome.never forget that. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAKAKALI4 1/4/2012 9:11AM

    Awesome! You are an athlete .. girl if I could do half of what you do .. I would blow away in the wind! You are an amazing person to be able to push yourself the way you do! Keep it up .. and you will soon reach all the goals you set for yourself! :)

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