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I Need to Act and Eat Like the Person I've Become--Not Continuing Like the Person I Was...

Monday, June 24, 2013

This weekend I participated in--and completed--my first 5K. I finished it in 43:09.3 a quite impressive time for me considering earlier this year, I could only walk 3 miles in an hour. I was also never one to be able to jog, let alone run, in grade/middle school. I could barely complete the President's Fitness test mile and would often be told not to even bother to try out for the longer runs when we had track tryout days.
I am still super impressed with myself for compeiting in it. I was able to jog the first mile in 13 and some odd seconds. I walked fast and jogged and alternated the rest of the way, jogging the last part of the 5K as I crossed the finish line. I didn't cry like I thought I would (tears of happiness) like I did when I finished, but I did later on after I finally posted on Facebook what I had done and got many "likes" and words of congrats.
However, with impressive as what I did is, I still find a way to eat like I did before, and have continued to do. This weekend was a big one for me with my accomplishment and I still act like I don't care or "oh, I can work this off" when I eat something 'bad'...
I really need to adjust my attitude so I can finally get under 200 lbs...and it's only less than 25 lbs away...
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SLLYONS51 6/27/2013 3:17PM

  Congratulations!! Well done emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 6/25/2013 8:08AM

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LOOKINGUP2012 6/24/2013 7:35PM

    Fantastic!

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MLDRLD 6/24/2013 4:41PM

    emoticon Congratulations on completing your first 5 K. You have every right to be proud of yourself.

Obviously, you are getting exercise under control in order to have accomplished this feat. Now perhaps you can keep up the exercise habits you have worked so hard to establish and start in on eating habits. I recommend choosing one or two small things to focus on first as trying to do too much at once, for me at least, tends to be overwhelming and backfires.

Wishing you all the best as you start working to change your eating habits. Do you use the SparkPeople tracker?

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