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A Bipolar Pigman makes up her mind

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I did officially drop to the Olympic distance on Tuesday, Mike and I went for a ride and I knew if I wanted to continue to enjoy the sport of triathlon I should wait and do the Long course another year. If I were stronger in either the bike or the run it would be different but I feel neither is a strong point at this time and that I would not be doing myself any favors by struggling through, toughing out, whatever you want to call it, the Long course. I want to get stronger on the bike and stronger in the run before I attempt the distance, I still struggle too much on hills and in wind on the bike. With the run I am just not in the shape I want to be for a half marathon after 56 miles of biking. For the first time it was not a decision where my heart wanted to cry about it, even my heart knew this was right.

Wedding stuff update, date is set for July 20, 2013, the venue is booked, and I actually have my dress after confirming they could take it in at least 2 sizes (30lbs) which is perfect. And my ring finally got done being sized although I know I will have to get it done one more time before the big day, cause I am going to kick the crap out of those 30lbs I want to lose!!

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LDRICHEL 8/12/2012 8:40AM

    Sounds like a good decision. Lots to do to plan a wedding and train for a race. You'll rock em both though.

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ALEXSGIRL1 8/11/2012 5:13PM

    glad you are doing what you can and making good decisions not to overdue. you are doing awesome and glad you are planning to lose for the wedding you will do it

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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/11/2012 4:47AM

    i think you made the right decision love and proud that you made it.re the wedding i just know you will do that as well and have to make your ring and dress smaller.it is all so exciting. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AQUANESS212 8/11/2012 3:32AM

    Congrats to you with setting your goals and planning to reach them. Also congrats on the wedding :) Best of luck to you with all you have going on!

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ON2VICTORY 8/11/2012 2:12AM

    we luv ya Kara! Hey, no worries on the course downsizing... There will ALWAYS be another race... But only one Kara. Take care of #1.

Who knows, Pigman might be my #1... How cool would that be to do that one together???

Congrats you you two again, it was so cool to meet you guys... We had alot of fun.

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Motivation of a different sort

Saturday, August 04, 2012

I'm so used to my motivation being athletic goals or health goals. I now have a aesthetic goal I am in love with a particular dress for my wedding the thing is I will have to get down to "normal" sized before I could even consider buying it. While I do have goal clothes in my closet etc, this is a huge I don't want to fail, dress of my dreams kind of thing. That being said post Pigman it is all about weight loss, I will probably do a race here and there but nothing where I am training. I don't lose weight well when I am training for an event. My plan for this is to follow my Beachbody programs P90X, X2, Insanity, Turbofire etc. and since I won't be training for an event, I am going to get a lot more strict on food intake (ie won't have the carb bonking issues, and cutting breads and pasta really help I am a bit carb sensitive) I would like to be buying the dress in 6 months so I would like to see the weight down by then 30-50ish lbs is my goal. I am hanging a picture of the dress up on my fridge for those mindless wanderings into the kitchen that so plague me, going to track every morsel and drink, but I am going to allow myself cheats so I can stay sane.

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DANNIELLEFIT 8/14/2012 5:05AM

    I am sure that you will do it. I should hang my seven brand jeans I bought on sale that are a size too little for me right now. That may just be the boost to keep me motivated and pushing play each day.

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KAYLA0041 8/9/2012 8:29AM

    emoticon it's all about goals. You have the perfect motivator!

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MISSLISA1973 8/9/2012 7:30AM

    Stay strong! emoticon emoticon

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KBRADFORD88 8/5/2012 9:28PM

    Your fiance will think you are beautiful. And nothing can stop the feeling of being a bride. emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/4/2012 6:59AM

    does this mean you have set the date now?either way you will look beautiful,you are beautiful so how can you look anything less but i hear where you are coming from.i was 330lbs when i got married.one of my goals when i get to goal will be to renew my marriage vows in a drop dead georgous dress lol.are you posting a photo of your dress for us to see.i have been toying for ages about saving up to buy the P90X but something else always gets in the way,like my husbands and son bike getting stolen,lol.i know you love and when you put your mind to it you do it so i would be ordering the dress now as i know it is certainly yours,lol. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ON2VICTORY 8/4/2012 5:07AM

    Awwwww... I sense a Cinderella moment in the making...
You will look beautiful.... The blushing bride :)

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Countdown to 70.3-YIKES!!!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

My first half iron distance tri is on August 19th I am so freaking. I am just going to go out and give it my best though, I am not sure if I will finish but I have to try. I have found out though the distance is intimidating whether you're not in rockstar shape or you're a in shape mutant like my fiance. I was glad to hear him say that it was intimidating to him as well. I am excited and scared all at the same time but I have to do it I have to just go out there and give it my best, now I just have to try and stay sane until the race....

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/7/2012 9:48PM

    The fact your giving it a try impresses me. Good luck, and let us know how it went!

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ON2VICTORY 8/3/2012 6:21PM

    hmmmmmm time for a pep talk.... :)

race jitters..... it will be my turn soon enough.. :O

i gotta get busy, that TT bike I got is WAY more of a calorie burner than my other bike ever was.... man, its like comparing a B52 to an F-16

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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/1/2012 4:09PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonoh and ihave i said emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Vacation, Backpacking, A Moose, and a Ring

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My vacation was great 5 days of backpacking/hiking on beautiful Isle Royale NP, I haven't tallied up the official mileage but it was a almost 10 miles each day with the exception of the last day. I finally got to meet my sparkbuddy ON2VICTORY and his family although I wish we had a bit more time to catch up but the 11 hours of drive home/dog retrieval was bad enough as it was. I got to see my first moose while on the island and hear the wolves howl at night. While on the island my wonderful boyfriend surprised me by popping the question, so now I have even more weight loss motivation I want to look smoking in my dress next year. (Haven't set the date yet).

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DANNIELLEFIT 8/14/2012 5:07AM

    Congrats! That is so exciting.

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ON2VICTORY 8/3/2012 6:23PM

    you got yourself a real keeper and I think he'll make a GREAT trainer.... you have your very own coach and mentor....

Tell him it was great to meet him... my buddy is in good hands :)

congrats you two.

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KAREN42BOYS 7/31/2012 4:59PM

    What a great way to get engaged while off adventuring!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/31/2012 2:54PM

    thatīs great love,about the ring i mean knew it was on the cards.definately a motivation to keep going even though i think you will make a beautiful bride how you are now.the ring is beautiful looks abit like my engagement ring.i love solataireswoo hoo,congrats.let us know when the wedding date is.

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KLAD_COCKERS 7/31/2012 10:51AM

    Congratulations on your engagement! The ring is so pretty!

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Week 1 P90X2 is in the books

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Week one went well. The moves are challenging and I am already feeling my body beginning to tone up.The program is like the book says it's not harder than P90X but I wouldn't recommend someone starting with 2. My reason behind this is I think the moves would be really hard if you hadn't done the original and X2 is more performance/functional training if you will so far it's a lot of training the body for balance and mobility which is really great now that I have moved into a athletic mindset more so than a weight loss mindset. Still want to lose but want more of an athletic approach to weight loss. Not sure if that makes sense or not.
Week 2 for me however comes starting the 30th of July. Monday begins my vacation, I know a person getting healthy dreads the V word, but not me. My boyfriend and I are going backpacking in Isle Royale NP. 58 miles 5 days of hiking and at the end of the trip I finally get to meet my buddy Robert (ON2VICTORY) in person, can we just say I am anticipating this being the best vacation ever and I am pretty certain I will actually lose weight on vacation.
One thing that I like telling people is now that I have lost the weight I have also lost the fear of going and doing trips like this. Stuff I have always wanted to do is now becoming a reality. It also helps having a really active boyfriend to go do these kind of things with too, I'm carrying my share of the stuff, but I'm still gonna make him think he has the heavier pack! emoticon See ya in a week spark peeps!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/23/2012 1:42AM

    thatīs great have a great vacation.wow i think it is brilliant you will be getting to meet robert i am sure he is just as thrilled about meeting you as you are meeting him.i am abit behind in his blogs will have to catch up.photos please lots of them.i just know you are going to have a great time and i am envious that two of my spark friends are going to meet up,lol.have fun and take care. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonp.s say hello to robert for me when you see him.

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EJENKINSB 7/22/2012 10:32PM

    Have a great vacation!!

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