CRAZYGIRLSAM's SparkPeople Blog CRAZYGIRLSAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Eugene Half Marathon...Here I Come! I’ve started training for my first half marathon and I figured this would be a great place to record my journey. I always figured I’d be much closer to my goal weight when I ran my first half. It’s the reason I didn’t do it last year like I wanted to. But I’m beginning to realize that I’m going to miss out on a lot of really great opportunities if I wait to be at my goal weight. I’m 3 years into my journey and I have lost 80lbs which is amazing and I need to remember how far I’ve come. I st... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:22:50 EST A well deserved complement Recently at my companies annual Christmas party one of my co-workers wife’s came up to me and asked if I had lost weight. I quickly replied yes and told her all about what I had been doing. I talked about how I get up at 4:30 every morning to get 1 to 1 ½ hours in at the gym before work and about how I am trying to eat healthier but still letting myself splurge (like at the Christmas party). As I was talking to her, I realized that everything I had been doing was totally worth it. She was... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:10:01 EST B2B Half Way Blog I first started this challenge because I wanted something to keep me accountable. I thought that if there was a team that I would be letting down then I’d be more dedicated to sticking to my plan. And I defiantly have been. I want to be able to help my team earn the most points and I want to make sure that I lose weight also. I have loved this challenge because of that. I like that someone else is telling me what I need to do everyday. I like that I have someone else I need to be accoun... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 19:58:33 EST My new best friend...the mirror! Once again I found myself staring at my reflection in the mirror. I know I still have a long way to go but I can’t help but be amazed by the change. I always thought I looked better than I did. While most people look at themselves and think they look bigger than they really do, in my mind I always looked smaller. It wasn’t until I was looking at some pictures from my 21st birthday that I realized how bad it really was. I’m completely embarrassed and ashamed at what I looked like. It was... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:08:20 EST I hate to admit it... Today much like every Saturday for the past 5 weeks I dragged my feet about running. I signed up for a Dirty Dash in my town so I figured I better start running, because at a whopping 4 miles the race can't be all fun obstacles. I downloaded the couch to 5K app, got myself some running shoes, and made a play list for my runs. That was by far the easiest part of it all. <BR> <BR> The first workout only requires you to run for 60 seconds. I thought no big deal! The last time I tried runnin... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 16:40:00 EST