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Grabbing the Bull by Its Horns


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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I sank $50+ to sign up for the Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle Race in November.

Time to get serious.

Sunday was my last day to be a slouch. 'A' and I set Monday as the starting off point. So what did I do? I made peanut butter fudge and this fantastic Pizza Balls recipe that I saw floating around on Facebook to share with his family.

He indulged much more than I did. I pretty much behaved. Plus, we spent about an hour and a half in the pool playing water volleyball with his family. Very good workout! (PS - Got brave and wore a bikini without a shirt over it and got compliments. Yay for finding confidence!!)

Monday is when it began. When he texted me around noon to let me know he was home, I headed over. First thing he asked: "What have you eaten?" LoL

Well, friends, I had 3/4 cup of Special K Protein cereal with 1/2 cup of 1% milk and four glasses of water already. I had done some core exercises and legs workouts (Thunder thighs, you are goin' down!!)

While at his place, I had four more glasses of water and he made me dinner (didn't eat lunch). Some awesome Hamburger Helper with rice and lean ground beef. I didn't have nearly enough calories yesterday, but that rarely happens, so it's all good.

Today, I'm walking like I rode a horse all weekend from those lunges and squats. Bowlegged and stiff. Needless to say, I couldn't jog or run this morning, which I was planning on. Grrrr. I'm hobbling around work like I got clubbed in the kneecaps. I still hope to do Coach Nicole's cardio DVD after work, and I'm loosening up a little so I think I will be able to.

BUT.....

I stepped on the scale this morning: 174.0 pounds.

Granted, I didn't eat much yesterday, but WHAAAAAT?!?!?!?

I don't remember ever seeing that number. I was 200lbs in 8th grade, so this number is foreign to me.

I expect it to go up in the morning, but for now, I'm on Cloud 9.

That means, according to the BMI Calculator, I am 0.1 pounds away from the Healthy Range. And that's just crazy talk. I am 91 pounds lighter than my highest recorded weight. More crazy talk.

That goal of mine can happen. It WILL happen. The tide is turning. I'm excited.
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TERRIJ7 8/25/2013 8:02PM

    I know this is an older blog but I just found it and got SO excited about that weigh-in! You'd think it was mine, or somethin'! I'll have to catch up on your blogs to see how the training is going~

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MONTREAL12 8/11/2013 6:02PM

  Congratulations emoticon on your amazing results; wonderful to see that success can and will be achieved. I'm grateful for your progress and hope to emulate your success although, it will be a long time before I am anywhere around 200 let alone 174. emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 8/10/2013 3:36PM

    That's great! Be sure to eat enough calories too!

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JENNIFERSTAM 7/12/2013 10:25AM

  Way to go!!! Keep up your efforts for weight loss!!! You can do it!

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KAYYAK1 6/17/2013 3:59PM

  Good for you! Keep it up too.

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MAW_OH 6/11/2013 9:56PM

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WHOVIANGIRL23 6/9/2013 1:23PM

    Awesome. Very inspirational!

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BOPPY_ 6/9/2013 1:16PM

    Nice.

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GRAMPIAN 6/9/2013 5:18AM

  Well done! emoticon

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FUNLOVEN 6/4/2013 9:30AM

    Hope you still on Cloud 9. I'm rooting for you

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KALEWINE 6/3/2013 9:41PM

    Yay! So proud and happy for you! A little soreness is a good thing. Keep up the great work!

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ELINTY 6/3/2013 11:41AM

  good for you

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SLIMLEAF 6/1/2013 5:26PM

    Excellent! Well done!

Now, if only I can do that too...!

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PAULA3420 5/31/2013 6:32PM

    emoticon what a wonderful feeling. GO GIRL!!!

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LEANMEAN2 5/31/2013 6:45AM

    Good for you! Thanks for sharing.

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GEORGE815 5/31/2013 12:30AM

    Keep pushing!

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GEORGE815 5/31/2013 12:30AM

    Keep pushing!

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CORNEJ2 5/31/2013 12:20AM

    I've had those days before too where I worked out hard, had big plans for working out the next day, only to be so sore I could barely walk to the fridge to eat something (which could be considered a good thing to some)...But it's a sign that we are making progress, right? It's totally awesome that you have come this far!

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DESERTJULZ 5/31/2013 12:00AM

    I've been on Cloud Nine before, too! If you fall off, just know it is only 1.5 miles uphill to get there again (if you're in Phoenix). (grinning... )

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GWINNER1 5/30/2013 10:16PM

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J2740LOU 5/30/2013 7:58PM

    and........Yes, you will! emoticon emoticon

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ANGIEN9 5/30/2013 7:20PM

    emoticon Keep it up!!
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AJB121299 5/30/2013 6:27PM

    Nice

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NILLEY76 5/30/2013 4:58PM

  Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>

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ELIZABETH5268 5/30/2013 3:45PM

    YAY GO YOU, YOU'RE AWESOME!

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FIRECOM 5/30/2013 3:43PM

    With an attitude like yours, you are destined to win. Congrats

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222NICHOLE 5/30/2013 1:02PM

    Wow! That's amazing!! Great job at getting so close to the healthy weight range for your BMI. I hope I can do that too soon! Keep working hard!

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SHERYLP461 5/30/2013 12:57PM

    Fantastic!

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DIANAOR1 5/30/2013 12:53PM

    Congrats!!!! I hope to be below my BMI really soon. I have a lot of work to do. It's people like you that keep me going on this journey. Thanks for sharing!

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AMBER281 5/30/2013 10:40AM

    Awesome!! Way to go!

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SANDYCRANE 5/30/2013 5:09AM

    Super. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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MARIANNMC 5/30/2013 5:06AM

    A happy ending. YAY!

And it's good for me to know (many, many, many pounds before the BMI Calculator will pronounce me "healthy") that exercise will always make me sore. I keep kind of waiting to not-hurt after a workout. But I guess the trick is to KEEP MOVING, even when I am stiff and sore.

CONGRATS and thanks for the inspiration.

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NEWTINK 5/30/2013 5:06AM

    I am very proud of you .... you are coming back emoticon

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DUBLINROSE 5/30/2013 5:05AM

    Good luck with the race.

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