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I am not a frog!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I was trying to give my page a face-lift and was uploading some photos because I was attempting to add photos that were of a particular color (green) and somehow my profile changed to the frog photo.

I left it even when I changed the color theme I was going for. It did make me think of you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find you prince. It is sort of like this weight loss/maintain journey that I am on. One day I'll wake up and find that I am really a princess.

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MIRFA71 1/24/2013 1:27AM

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JIBBIE49 1/24/2013 12:21AM

    You will. You run YOUR life.

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I think I Finally Rebooted!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Yesterday was a successful day for me. I stayed within my allotted calorie range and got in a workout. Albeit, my workout was not as scheduled for my half marathon training due to the cold weather, but I managed to do an alternative on the recumbent bike here at home.

I have been eating terribly these past few days. I sort of feel like my fat cat, who has a tendency to want to eat more of her snacks when the weather gets cold. Must be the body trying to store extra fat to carry her through the colder temps. But, I kept my appetite in control yesterday and drank water and chewed gum instead of eating things I ought not be eating anyway.

I had to get up early today and so I had my breakfast and lunch earlier than normal and I am feeling hungry (and it is not even noon). I am hoping to stay focused but we have to go to town and I know DH is going to say "Let's eat out". It seems like he cannot go anywhere and not eat out. It is a bad habit to have because it is so hard to find healthy food in restaurants.

I only have 450 calories left for the day, that is unless I workout before we leave. So, Nike Training Center app workout, here I come! ...
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon (if working out could be so easy) lol

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ROSALIEESTHER 1/22/2013 6:20PM

    I used to have that eating out habit too and I'm still working it off my hips and my waist. Sometimes that habit still calls to me, but I feel so much better when I resist.

Congratulations on the reboot.

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COOP9002 1/22/2013 3:11PM

    Weather is such a challenge when it comes to exercises. Hopefully, your weather will moderate soon and give you a chance to get outside.

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CATMAGNET 1/22/2013 12:59PM

    I know what you mean with weather wreaking havoc on a half marathon training program! I'm just lucky my gym has an indoor track.

Glad to hear that you're back in the swing of things! Keep going!

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March For Babies

Monday, January 21, 2013

I just signed up to walk in honor of my grandson who was born 10 weeks early.
He is doing so well and he is such a joy.

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JTREMBATH 1/21/2013 1:00PM

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    What a miracle.

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I Started My Day Great...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Yesterday, I started my day with the normal coffee routine and had my usual breakfast (oatmeal with fruit and flax seed). I even did a 45 minute training session with the Nike Training app.

Then, came disaster, I had to go to town. I did great until my daughter bought a bag of rice and bean chips. Then it was downhill from there. I had a lot of fat, sugar and salt with very little nutrition. And this on the day I signed up for the "Eat Better, Feel Fitter" challenge.

I know what I should eat and I know what I should avoid, but I find myself continuously drawn to the unhealthy choices. On a positive note, I am more selective in the junk that I choose now. I used to eat anything and everything.

Toady is a new day and a new beginning.

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MOONANDSTARS77 1/21/2013 7:02PM

  Everyone makes mistakes, you are picking up and moving on!

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LIV2RIDE 1/21/2013 9:14AM

    I love rice chips! On the bright side it wasn't a bag of Doritos or Lays Potato Chips. It was a better choice even if it wasn't perfect. Take pride in the fact that you are making progress. Next time will be even better!

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SNOWJESTER 1/20/2013 12:34PM

    emoticon One day at a time.

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Treadmill 5k 32:29

Friday, January 18, 2013

I am not sure but I think that is my best time for the 5k on a treadmill. After my times from last summer, I am encouraged that it was under 33 minutes. Plus I never had a good time on the treadmill. I think that was due to the consistent movement of the belt. I have trouble running at a constant pace so I find the treadmill more difficult than running outdoors.

I think it will be a while before I can run outside; my running route is all ice. emoticon

The gym I go to has recently updated the equipment and I love the treadmills (STEX)

photo from

OMG! No wonder it is so nice! It has a pretty price tag even on sale.

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BECKYANNE1 1/19/2013 7:14AM

    Way to go on the time! It's tough to get a good time on the treadmill.

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COOP9002 1/18/2013 12:46PM

    Nice job on getting the run in and with such a nice time.

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