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Monday, April 08, 2013

I've been away from Spark for quite a while now. I was doing good but things have changed a bit in my life and I've lost control of my eating habits and weight. The good thing is that I'm in a new relationship and am very happy but on the other hand family issues have made me very stressed and I've been doing a lot of emotional eating. I don't want to say I'm going on a diet or lifestyle change or any other of the BS that I tell myself because it sets off a switch in my head and I start binging. I just want to start feeling better. As I gain weight I become more sluggish and my self-esteem hits rock bottom.

So I will start by tracking my food intake again to see exactly when and why I'm overeating.

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MADZI88 4/8/2013 6:19PM

    Tracking, for me, is all-important. When I stopped tracking back in 2009, I gained back nearly all the weight I lost back then: over 130 pounds.
Don't make my mistake! Track!

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To Warrior Dash or Not???

Friday, June 22, 2012

For those who've never heard of a Warrior Dash, it's similar to a mud run. It's a 5k with obstacles. It looks like fun but it's intense. The training says to train for double the miles because the obstacles tires you out. I would love to sign up but I'm scared that I don't have enough upper body strength for the obstacles. No let me rephrase I know I don't have the upper body strength.

The race is on July 14 and I don't think that is enough time for me to train. I've started doing pull-ups but I do it with the assistance of a chair. I'll give myself another week of training and then I'll decide.

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    They have warrior dashes here where I live and when I first learned about them, I thought it was crazy. I had an acquaintance post pics from her dash on Facebook--running through fire, mud and whatever else they could think of, while wearing a tutu. Just wild, but it looked fun.

I say show up and do what you can and then train for the next one. Drink lots of water! Good luck.

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MISS_DIANA1213 6/22/2012 10:21AM

  It can't hurt to try... if you sign up and register then it gives you more incentive to keep training hard for it. If you don't make it all the way through, or if you have to stop and take a break, no biggie... you're still challenging yourself. So what if you come in last place, you still did better than if you opt out! Good luck!

Comment edited on: 6/22/2012 10:23:32 AM

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IMAVISION 6/22/2012 9:57AM

    Remember there is sure to be a future Warrior Dash that will give you time to work on your upper body strength. Interestingly enough - American youth (grade school & up) lack upper body strength. I don't know why that concern isn't addressed early on in P.E. classes.

God bless!


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First race checked off my list

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunday was my first 5k. I wanted to finish it in under 35 minutes but finished in 40 minutes, those hills got to me. When I heard the music and I realized I was close to the finish line I started to cry. I was so proud of myself, writing this now is making me teary eyed. It's a great feeling and I am definitely going to continue. I now know that I can accomplish anything that I put my heart into.

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GRATEFULBOB 6/12/2012 5:43AM

    emoticon emoticonit is one of the greatest feelings keep it up emoticon

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SEXYSLIM78 6/11/2012 5:40PM

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Mine is next month but im walking since i just had a baby by c-section 3 1/2 months ago. Im walking dis one and hopefully i can prepare myself to run one by the end of the year. Im just amazed im walking this one. My first c-sec was verrrry hard to recover from

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Sunday closing in fast

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

My first 5k is this Sunday. I thought I wouldn't get nervous but it's starting to kick in. I'm already having dreams that it's race day and I'm not prepared. I'm excited but what is getting at me is the length of time it's going to take me to finish. I'm hoping for 37 minutes but the last two times I've done it on the treadmill it took me 43 minutes and now it's supposed to be 85 degrees that day. I just have to remind myself that however long it takes me I should be proud of myself for doing it.


5k training

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Since returning from my vacation I have jumped back into losing the weight I gained & training for my 5k. Yesterday was a hard day. I wasn't able to complete the 30min, only got to 25min. I started getting a pain on my side & was difficult to breathe. I did get home & do the 10min of strength training for the other Sparkpeople challenge I joined. So not all was bad.

Today is a rest day, errands to run, but I will squeeze some type of exercise in.


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