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I need a visual to remind myself that things aren't all that bad

Monday, June 04, 2012



These are not even my fattest jeans and the picture was taken while I am stuck in this 7 pound weight gain. So, I am reminding myself that even though I am feeling bloated, things are all that bad and with a bit of tweaking my diet and exercise I should start to feel good about myself again.

  
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HOPEFILL 6/22/2012 11:48AM

    This is fantastic! Sometimes we need perspective to keep ourselves motivated and to see our lifestyle changes in a long-term perspective, rather than sprints of special effort. Thanks for sharing!

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VGNHRT 6/5/2012 9:35AM

    Look at that tiny waist, you should feel great about how far you've come! emoticon emoticon

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LOPEYP 6/5/2012 6:11AM

    Great attitude!! Don't lose sight of the big picture!!
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LIV2RIDE 6/4/2012 9:02PM

    That's awesome!! You should post that picture on your fridge and where you work out. Great job!

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One week til my trail run

Saturday, June 02, 2012

... and I am so not ready. I finally got around to runningon some trails and the first time it was difficult and I could really feel a difference in my legs. The second time was not as bad. The distance is going to be half of a half - my first trail run so I am not going to have a firm expectation as to what time to cross the finish line. This race is going to have photos at the finish line so my goal is to have a better photo than the half marathon I did. I want to look like I am enjoying my run and finish strong!!

But just for a hope - I hope to finish in about 90 minutes.

  
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LIV2RIDE 6/4/2012 6:46AM

    Good luck and have fun!

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 6/3/2012 12:22AM

  Good luck! I hope that you get a nice photo. emoticon

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Falling down is not a failure...

Monday, May 28, 2012

My grandson is learning to walk. I am amazed at his determination and persistence. He is still unsteady on his feet and can only take a couple of steps at a time before he falls down. Sometimes he will pull himself back up and try again immediately and other times he will crawl to wherever and whatever grabbed his interest at the time.

He pulls himself up, turns away from whatever he was hanging on to, steadies himself for a few seconds and then takes one step forward. Sometimes he will fall immediately and other times he is able to take a few steps before he falls. But never once have I ever sensed that he has a sense of failure when he falls. That is so awesome and there is a lesson that I need to learn.

The best thing to see is the sense of accomplishment he has whenever he actually makes to his goal of the moment. Falling down is not a failure, but part of the learning process.

  
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PANNSTRICK 5/28/2012 5:15PM

    So true!! We can learn life lessons from the youngest ones!!

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SUECHRIS50 5/28/2012 12:24PM

    AMEN sister!!!Love your blog!

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RAINBOWCHOC 5/28/2012 11:18AM

    pick yourself up and start anew, great advice for life

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I learned how to do something new yesterday

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Wild flower photography:









  
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LIV2RIDE 5/27/2012 9:33PM

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BLUE_KARMA 5/27/2012 10:12AM

    Beautiful!
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MSGO72 5/27/2012 9:59AM

  Cool

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I have a new PW

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pw - personal worst. MY 5k time on the race this weekend was the worst I ever had so far. It was so hot and humid that after the first 1/4 mile I knew I was not going to have a decent time. So, I listened to my body and ran/walked accordingly.

On the positive note, I just know that my nest race will be better. My next race is a half of a half trail run on JUne 9th. This will be a personal best for me because it will be my first time doing a trail run.

  
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MIRAGE727 5/21/2012 8:03AM

    By listening to your body, you were the smartest runner. Last year, I went into the hospital because I didn't. I also found that 5K distances can be measured long or short at times. The course can be slow or fast due to flat road running, trail running, or dealing with hills and bridges. Hence, your time will reflect accordingly. I love to run against myself for PBs but the best one is that I finish. I will always celebrate the fact that I can run. Stay positive and all the best on your next race!
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LIV2RIDE 5/21/2012 7:48AM

    All of them can't be PRs. At least you finished and listened to your body. Great job!

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JULIA_211 5/21/2012 7:22AM

    Good of you, for listening to your body! I wish you the best on your trail run! emoticon

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