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Time for a rebirth...

Friday, December 28, 2012

So, my last blog has focused on where my life has been...time to focus on the future.

My divorce should be finalized soon, February looks right. It'll be nice to put that to rest finally.

Some exciting things have been in the works, among all the garbage. As you most know I haven't posted anything in quite awhile...because there's nothing to post. The injury to my foot last year as continued to hurt, but that excuse is wearing thin. My company (Honda Mfg) is very health conscience company and have many tools for us to lose weight, quit smoking, etc. A new program is “U-turn” which is helping u-turn your life. In 2009 at the convention in Cincinnati I was at my lowest adult weight 250; I’m now over 400 again. I can make any excuse, but ultimately I’M in charge of ME. I went to a u-turn information seminar and liked what I heard and submitted an application. They took 20 people from a pool of over 100; proud to say I’m one of those people! I've met with my coaches, the program is ran like a game/team, and they shared that the doctor that reviewed everyone’s application said they’d be foolish not to select me. As most know, I’m loud and outgoing, but not a braggart. This really touched me and reignited my passion for fitness and getting rid of this weight once and for all! The fit test was tough on me and I was sore, but in a good old way. These coaches will push us and drive us much like Bob or Jillian…much what I need right now. So look for me to start posting some smack talk and some fitness goals soon! I had to have permission from my doctor to participate and he signed the papers yesterday. He's see what I've done in the past and knows I can do it again.

In other news, and THIS one is something else.

Back in November I was contacted by RUNNER'S WORLD to do an article on ME! I was totally floored! I commented on a blog about how I got my start running and my achievements. Well, the blog writer and RW editor Jennifer VanAllen contacted me about this and thus we’ve been interviewing on the phone. This potential article will be in the May issue AND potentially in a new book RW is working on…how to get started running. I’m giving no promise that it will actually make it, but should you glance through and see a familiar name…now you’ll know.

This is where things are looking right now. I need to gain control of my boredom eating and getting some exercise in. It's hard to start over when you've become used to being able to put the limits. Walking is forefront as exercise again as well as hitting the punching bag.

Rock on and bring on 2013!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COUNTRYBUMKIN65 2/23/2013 4:45PM

    emoticon I love the sound of your Team! I have a friend that wants me to join their training group on Saturdays. That's the only day I can go. but they sound a lot like your Team. They will push and help you the whole time. Good Luck!!!!

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ERIC_ANDREW 1/3/2013 9:05AM

    HOLY CRAP. I catch up on all three of your recent blogs and BOOM. Check you out!

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CANDOK1260 12/30/2012 6:54AM

    Thank you for sharing

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EGRAMMY 12/29/2012 12:24PM

    emoticon Sounds great! Youha ve a lot of fans here. You inspire me to do a u turn with the weight I put back on.

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TIGGER622 12/29/2012 10:55AM

    Oh my gosh, this is so exciting!!! Life is taking a great turn, right when you need it! Take full advantage of all this buddy, you deserve every drop of it!!! HUGS! So proud of you!

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CARILOUIE 12/28/2012 8:55PM

    I am so excited for you!!! What wonderful opportunities.

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JENNIEONFIRE 12/28/2012 1:23PM

    Glad to hear that you are back on the right track...2013 seems very promising and fun for you..Congrats on all of these achievements ...Keep fighting the good fight emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 12/28/2012 12:22PM

    What a great program your company is offering! I am looking forward to hearing more about it. You will definitely be an awesome cheerleader if you find it works for you!

RW is absolutely awesome ~ you would be a great inspiration for people.

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MAKULEWAHINE 12/28/2012 12:08PM

    Hmm. A punching bag sounds really useful when you are going through a stressful time. I know I could have used one when going through my divorce 30+ years ago:) Glad to see you have such a supportive community around you. You have great power to live your life well. Will look forward to hering more.

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MRNOTABOUTFACE 12/28/2012 11:04AM

    Awesome to see that you are turning things around. I know you can do it. Can't wait to read that RW article too! 2013 is going to be awesome for you!

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LAURIE5658 12/28/2012 11:02AM

    You go!!! This is the perfect time to start over and finally gitter dun. Congratulations and best wishes!!!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 12/28/2012 10:59AM

    That's awesome you were selected for that opportunity and I have no doubt you will succeed. You've done it before, you can do it again!


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LUVMYK9S 12/28/2012 10:45AM

Sounds like you are ready to start moving forward again. U-turn sounds like a great program, you know you've been successful before at making the necessary changes so there's no stopping you now! And way cool at being contacted for an article in Runners World, surely that is a boost to your motivation. Some positive changes coming your way!

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CATTUTT 12/28/2012 10:44AM

    Sounds like you have a great opportunity, and it's awesome that you're taking advantage of it!


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SCOTIANRUNNER 12/28/2012 10:33AM

    emoticon You can't see me, but I'm happy dancing. Picture the Snoopy dance if you really need that visual LOL. U-Turn sounds like the perfect opportunity for you and the others that were chosen. Now, go kick their hineys!!! Show them how we Sparkpeople get 'er done!! emoticon

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APPLEPIEDREAMS 12/28/2012 10:27AM

    Nice. Sounds like you are at a good point in your life to be moving forward, make some fabulous positive changes and start a new, exciting chapter!

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EVIE4NOW 12/28/2012 9:42AM

  It's wonderful you are ready to begin again and way too cool that your company is supporting you. For the boredom maybe get into a new hobby? Staying busy helps me to stay on track. Good luck and HNY.

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