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Monday, August 19, 2013

I hit a huge speedbump last week.

Something happened in my personal life that sent everything crashing. There were a few days that I didn't eat at all, and a few days that I ran to the point of exhaustion.

One thing I can say, is that there were no days that I regret what I ate or did. Even though I was mentally devastated, I didn't binge, and I didn't layabout.

But I didn't track. I didn't pay attention to my body.

I'm okay- and things are okay now. So time for me to get back on track!

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CANDACEMM 8/20/2013 8:21AM

    You've done the most important thing - realized that you need to get back on track! Now focus on you!

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CATHYROSE40 8/19/2013 8:43PM

    They say life happens while we're busy making other plans. I hope whatever it is has settled down, and good for you for hanging in there. Shows your strength!

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KIWIANN 8/19/2013 5:07PM

    Great job keeping yourself on task despite last week's difficulties - that is no small feat in my book! Life is never completely smooth-sailing, but I hope that the bumps you encounter this week are minor ones! emoticon

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FITFRIT 8/19/2013 2:32PM

    I hope you are dealing with all of this okay, I'm not sure what happened but if you ever want to talk I have a great set of ears or rather eyes in terms of messaging via sparkpeople. I have a couple of degrees in psychology so I make a pretty fantastic unbiased party. If you need to that is.

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BARBANNA 8/19/2013 1:54PM

    There always obsticles, its a big part of why we are here on the great journey! emoticon emoticon

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UPBEAT551 8/19/2013 12:58PM

  Life is all about starting over- many times. At least you have no regrets about the food you ate those days! Hang in there. This too shall pass.

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Ch ch ch changes

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

This week is so busy, I am teaching a kids class all week, and my running schedule is off. I managed a run last night, but today has to be a rest day, as there is just no time. It is probably good to rest though, as I hurt my foot last night!

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SPICEMWE 8/6/2013 12:19PM

    Rest days are important for high impact exercise like running. Don't forget to step back and take a breath.

RICE that foot! (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).

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THEEXERCISER 8/6/2013 12:07PM

    I hope you feel better soon.

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WANDA68 8/6/2013 9:20AM

    I hope you enjoy your rest day! hope foot feels better soon!

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 8/6/2013 7:46AM

    Hope your foot feels better - gonna be hard running after kids all day!

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Dear self...

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Dear self,
You look fantastic in these size 10 jeans. I am really proud of you for being able to fit in them again!

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MOMMY2MADILYN 5/9/2013 7:57PM

    Way to give yourself a compliment!! What a GREAT way to acknowledge your AWESOME success!! emoticon

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A surprise, albeit, a nice one.

Monday, May 06, 2013

My daughter's senior prom was Saturday. My husband and I have been planning for years that when she had her senior prom, we would also get dressed up in formal attire, and go out for dinner.

I was planning on wearing a bridesmaid dress from last summer.

When I ordered the dress, I ordered it in a size 14. The lady at the shop encouraged me (based on my measurements) to order it in a 16 because she said these dresses ran about two sizes too SMALL. But I refused. The dress was a little snug, but with the help of some serious undergarments, it worked fine.

Anyway, I figured I've lost some weight (not a tremendous amount, but 16 pounds or so) and the dress might be a little more comfortable now.

I was wrong. I put it on, and it literally FELL OFF.

My daughter saw, and gave me her homecoming dress from last year (a size 10) and it fit beautifully!

So here's a pic of the four of us (I'm in the blue!!)

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CIROHIO 5/6/2013 9:13AM

    emoticon emoticon You look fabulous! What a good inspiring blog! The group picture is a very nice picture! So happy for you! emoticon

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CLARKKAMI 5/6/2013 9:12AM

    Wow! That is so exciting. I am so Proud of you. You all look beautiful. emoticon

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SUNSHINE99999 5/6/2013 9:12AM

  very nice. emoticon emoticon

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See you at the end of May!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I am taking a hiatus.

Not from eating right, or exercising, but from extra clicking.

I have finished my coursework for my PhD, and start my Comprehensive Exams tomorrow. I will have 28 days to complete this rigorous task. Because I will need to focus on research, qualitative methodology, and learning theories, I am taking a break from blogging and social media.

I am NOT taking a break from tracking my foods.

I am ABSOLUTELY NOT taking a break from running. That keeps me sane.

I will track my foods here, and my miles on dailymiledotcom.

Keep up the good work in my absence. I will see you all at the end of May!

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SCRAPBECCA 4/17/2013 9:14AM

    Good luck with your Comprehensive exams. Way to go with your ongoing commitment to food tracking and fitness. emoticon

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SUNSHINE99999 4/17/2013 9:14AM

  Success to you on your exams. emoticon emoticon

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