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#125 - Only One More.


Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Hi Sparkfriends!

It's been a couple weeks since I last posted. I'll catch you up!

1. Weight - Since beginning the cleanse, I've lost 6 pounds! I only have ONE MORE pound to lose until I hit the big 30 pounds lost goal! Wow. I just reread that sentence; it's so weird to read. Back in June 2012 (when I began), I never thought I'd ever get this close to my goal. Shoot, I never thought I'd keep 10 pounds off. It's a wonderful feeling! I still have about 7 pounds that I would like to lose though, but I am working on it. However, I am learning to love my body just how it is, and it's a great feeling!

**I just have to share - my boyfriend, BJ, lost 20 pounds while doing the cleanse! Ahh, I'm just so happy for him! Plus, he's even said that he's ready to begin eating better. Ahh, happy girl right here!**

2. The cleanse - I've been doing an alkaline cleanse as well as an elimination diet to see if I have a food intolerance. After 10 days of no meat, I ate chicken last week, and I immediately had a reaction - exhausted, foggy brain, etc. I concluded that it's probably the antibiotics/steroids or the chicken feed, so I'm working on doing more organic meat. I'm a little worried about tonight as I will be introducing wheat/gluten back into my diet. I'm pretty sure I have an intolerance to it, but it'll be confirmed over the next three days.

3. Race to the Inlet 5K - Last Saturday, I had a 5K race. I was pretty disappointed with myself because I basically walk/ran in 38 minutes. The reason I took so long was because I have not been able to run while on the cleanse. The cleanse is a time for rest (which I got!). So, I tried to remember that it would have been better if I had been training. It was still tough though. My next 5K is in July; my boyfriend and I begin training today. Here are some photos from the race:



Pre-race picture.



I'm waiting for the race to start.



Almost there!



4. 12K Update - I signed up for the race in October to participate in the 5K, not the 12K. I was going to, but my boyfriend wanted to run the 5K too. I felt bad, so I decided to do the 5K instead. However, I am hoping to do a 10K in November or December. I'm not giving up!

Well, that's about it. I'll post tomorrow about April goals and about the wheat encounter. Hope you all have a wonderful afternoon!
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DJSQUISHIE 4/3/2013 10:14PM

    Congrats on your weight loss, and to your boyfriends as well! That's so wonderful!

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MELLYBEANS0919 4/3/2013 3:49PM

    emoticon on your weight loss, your races, everything!! Happy for you!

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CHODGES83 4/3/2013 10:17AM

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GET IT!

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SAPPHIREBLUEKYU 4/3/2013 1:00AM

    Congratulations!! Your success is so inspiring!!
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OJIBWEEQUAY 4/2/2013 9:28PM

    you look FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! Great job on all your hard work!

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GIANTMICROBE 4/2/2013 7:51PM

    Wow, you must feeling AHmazing and you should! 30 pounds is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PAPER_WINGS18 4/2/2013 6:09PM

    You look absolutely fantastic, Sam! So proud of you! And awesome on your BF!!

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WINNIE1978 4/2/2013 6:07PM

    I'm glad to hear you are doing so well and that your healthy habits are rubbing off on your boyfriend! It's so much easier to do the healthy lifestyle when you are doing it with someone else.

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KANDOLAKER 4/2/2013 4:36PM

    You are doing marvelously!! Congrats on all your successes!!

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LRB444 4/2/2013 4:34PM

    You are doing a great job!

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ALLIEALLIE2 4/2/2013 4:32PM

    emoticon You are looking fantastic!! and emoticon to your boyfriend!!!

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CAGMUAHFO2 4/2/2013 4:27PM

    emoticon on the weight loss for you and your boyfriend!! That is emoticon Don't get discouraged about the 5k. Like you said you were not able to train b/c of the cleanse. I'm sure you and your boyfriend will ROCK the next one!! Good luck with the gluten tonight.

You look emoticon in the pics!!

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POOKASLUAGH 4/2/2013 4:22PM

    You are looking so good in those photos!! And yay for getting your boyfriend on board too! Good luck with the reintroduction of new foods. I'm trying to figure out what I'm reacting to too, and no luck so far. :/

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LAURENXX19 4/2/2013 3:59PM

    Congrats on the weight loss since beginning the cleanse! You look amazing in your pictures.

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