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BLC #21....Go Scarlet Skaters!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

So the biggest loser challenge I joined starts on Monday. I'm a little nervous because it means committing to something again, but like I said before, hopefully it will be a nice jump start. I just brought a scale into the house again so I could do the weigh-ins. Not super happy it's here, but I know that at this point it's necessary. I was surprised, though, because while weight has definitely been creeping back on, I'm still in the 250s which amazed me. I was certain I'd be back in the 260s, at least.

I should've realized from my clothing that I wasn't, though. My jeans are a little snugger, but still fit. And I had to buy a dress last week at Lane Bryant and I was very solidly in the size 18 I tried on. Very often I need to size up at that store, but this dress fit perfectly.

I thought I'd beat the winter weather today by running the stairs in my building. I was all pumped, thinking it'd be torture but I'd put in a good 20 mins, maybe even 30 if I could stay focused, and call it a day. Yeah. Right. I made it 10. I'm keeping the workout clothes on so I can hopefully convince myself to do something else later.

I'm not entirely sure what my goals are for this challenge, yet. It's something I'll have to think more about as it gets started next week. Look at the amount of time I have and see what's possible. And what I want to accomplish, besides a "jump start."

I haven't had a chance to check in about the gym (more on that later...) yet. I'm thinking he may have just passed my info along and they'll have it there. It doesn't matter anyway because the earliest I'll have a chance to go is next week. Or maybe Saturday if I'm not too beat after work.

I also haven't signed up for the BL off road challenge yet, but I'm actually doing that right now. Okay, all registered. I was looking at the description again and it says that this race isn't even timed ("we start as a team and end as a team") so I guess it probably doesn't really matter that I'm going alone. In any case, it should be fun. I just need to get back into running shape now.

My schedule and everything is all thrown off because I was just home for a couple days. My grandmother died last week, so I went down for the viewing and funeral and to spend some time with my dad. Now that I'm back, I really wish I would've stayed longer. It feels weird to go back to life, and honestly I'm not sure I'm up for it yet. But it has to happen, I know. *sigh*
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ANEENZZ 2/16/2014 8:36PM

    i'm sorry about your loss, but i'm very happy for your 10 minutes! That is an excellent starting point...and WAY better than I can do! :D keep it up, and more goals will come later :D

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FINDINGJENJEN 2/15/2014 10:03PM

    Go Scarlet Skaters!

I'm so sorry that you recently lost your grandmother. That can be a really tough loss to work through while also making lifestyle changes, but you know that you can always get support here at Sparkpeople. We are here for you!

Make sure to give yourself some credit for those stairs! 10 minutes is nothing to sweep under the rug! I'm sure if you stick with it, you'll be to 20 or 30 minutes by the end of this BL challenge. emoticon

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MADEIT3 2/13/2014 4:34PM

    So sorry about your grandmother. Remember that to succeed, the body needs rest. I hope you take time for some!!

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LILMISSRED79 2/13/2014 1:20PM

    Oh my gosh.. I'm so sorry for your loss, my friend. I just lost my dad in October, so my heart goes out to you because I know how hard it is to lose a parent. I hope that you and your dad are hanging in there as best you can.

Remember to be kind to yourself with all of this. Doing your best is a relative thing, and you've been through a lot lately. Running the stairs for 10 minutes makes you a rockstar in my book!

If you ever want to talk / vent/ share your successes, I'm always here for you.

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LEANIE64 2/13/2014 11:08AM

    I am so sorry that you have lost your mom..I hope you stay in close touch with your dad..you need each other during this period.
Sounds like you have alot on your plate..and too it sounds like you have good plans..Keep up the good work !

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