WALLSTRONG's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WALLSTRONG WALLSTRONG's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Lost my dad this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374767 I became an orphan this week. <BR> My dad had a rare form of cancer that took him from us suddenly on Memorial Day. <BR> My brothers and I had already lost our mom 8.5 years ago from breast cancer. <BR> <BR> My heart aches that I won't hear his voice on the other side of the telephone ever again. <BR> <BR> But I am proud of my brothers and I for pulling together and being the best friends we could possibly be to each other. I hope my parents are seeing this from heaven. <BR> <BR> I lost ... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 15:41:54 EST Progress photo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339838 Before picture - Day 1 of C25k training January 6 <BR> Now picture - running 3.1 miles! Today April 29 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1531995676.jpg"> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:39:17 EST C25K Training D.O.N.E. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296264 I have broken through that mental wall that had held me back from completing this 5K training program in the past. <BR> I am jogging for over 30 minutes. Although slowly. <BR> <BR> I have ordered a HRM Heart Rate Monitor so I can get in that "zone" and burn this fat and work harder. <BR> <BR> I have lost 10% of my body weight, my goal is about 47%. So, hooray. <BR> <BR> I have a load of personal issues still going on in my life but this can not overtake me, overtake the care I need to take... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:14:35 EST Don't drive angry. But go ahead and run angry. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240263 I have anger issues currently regarding my personal life, being betrayed, abandoned, etc. <BR> <BR> BACK on November 30, 2012 I posted the blog "Running To Release Anger" <BR> .. It took until January for me to officially start the C25K program but what I learned is that I was right. <BR> It works for me to channel this anger into my running. <BR> As long as I do not go overboard with anger and end up hurting myself, IT iS ALL GOOD. <BR> And after the run I Feel GREAT. <BR> Then remem... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 13:11:34 EST C25K Week 5 Day 1 February 5, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240248 Yesterday I tackled day 1 of week 5. After a poor showing last week. I thought I'd repeat week 4 this week. But looking ahead to week 5, I had to at least try. <BR> <BR> I went slow and made it through. <BR> THE FEELING AFTER was the best ever. <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Feb 2013 13:02:24 EST Can I vent? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234005 Why do my children refuse to go to sleep. It's 11pm. I am single mom burned out. No help. NO family. And now not a minute to myself when awake. I need to be alone and cry. Cant even do that. Rant over. Sat, 2 Feb 2013 02:12:28 EST C25K Week 4 Day 1 January 28, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227550 Did it, well it was rough, wasn't completely successful, but not the point. I'm on week 4. I am a runner! Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:53:16 EST NEW WEEK - AND A V-8 Moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225766 I signed up for a few personal trainer sessions. <BR> This morning was the first one. <BR> <BR> He said, NO NOT WEIGH YOURSELF FOR A MONTH! <BR> <BR> If I have to put tack, pointy side up on my scale. I will. <BR> See you in a month, scale! <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 15:20:43 EST FRUSTRATION = scale = unfair http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224387 Having over 100 lbs to lose. buckling down, training, sweating, tracking all my food, drinking water, getting the veggies in, having over 12000 steps daily, not being able to walk every night from foot pain AND STILL.. <BR> Last 3 weeks, I lost 3 lbs and gained one back. <BR> Other people with maybe 30 lbs to lose, change their diet add a workout and boom down 7 lbs. <BR> The scale doesn't define me? Um, when you have 100 lbs to lose. Um, YEAH it does. <BR> I don't get it. <BR> I have tried... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:01:41 EST Couch to 5K Week THREE Day TWO/ Jan 23, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220591 I was reading about morning running, and I thought, well, I feel stiff in the morning, but, my 5Ks will be in the early morning… so I had planned to set my alarm earlier and get up and run before my kids or even my dog (luckily he's lazy) get up. I planned to do this yesterday. But I didn't get up, I wasn't feeling well, but what made me feel worse, was that I didn't do it. <BR> BUT <BR> I did it today. <BR> It felt great to get it done before I had to wake up the kids, or even walk the dog. ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:00:27 EST Couch to 5K Week TWO Day THREE/ Jan 17, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211815 I hit the other treadmill in my apt gym today. <BR> I did it. I was sweating. I did it. I am pissed off about what lance Armstrong did. I idolized him. Nobody's perfect, I don't hate him, but.. <BR> Maybe that helped me fight through. I DID IT. <BR> <BR> On to conquering 3 minutes of jogging without stopping in Week THREE. <BR> <BR> PS I felt thinner in my sweatshirt this morning. Hooray. <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:25:31 EST Couch to 5k Week TWO Day TWO/ Jan 15, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208675 Tried as I might to give it all I got. I didn't do so well today. the calves burned. It was cold out. <BR> I could not get through the running at all. <BR> <BR> 3/4th's through I took it inside and hoped on the treadmill for the end. That seems better.. although I was almost done. <BR> I'm going to do better next time I tell ya! <BR> <BR> :) <BR> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:09:56 EST Couch to 5K Week One Day 3 / Jan 10, 2013 /Treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200725 Decided to give the treadmill in the broken down, old gym they have here at my apartment complex. <BR> It was going ok, I was imaging Jillian yelling HANDS OFF THE TREADMILL! Lol <BR> 2/3rds through, the treadmill decides I'm done.. kept doing that. I had to reset it several times, but I got through it, to the end. <BR> <BR> On to WEEK 2. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:54:35 EST Couch to 5K Week One Day 2 / Jan 6, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193864 Did different program today and continuing with this one. <BR> 5 minutes walk, 60 sec jog 90 sec walk - 8 times, then 5 minute walk - 30 minutes. <BR> Feeling really good about doing this for myself. Struggling with jogging.. can't wait til it gets easier. <BR> <BR> YAY me! Sun, 6 Jan 2013 21:17:49 EST Couch to 5K Week One Day 1 / Jan 3, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188683 Week One Day One <BR> <BR> 4 minutes walking/1 minute jog <BR> repeat this 3 more times. <BR> After the first jog had no idea how I'd be able to jog again. But I did. <BR> After the 3rd jog, I thought, OK, that's enough. Next time I'll do all 4 intervals. But I did do it. <BR> Hooray! <BR> I have to talk to myself as if I was giving someone else advice.. so I'd say, Heidi, that is fantastic, starting is the hardest part, you can and will do this,forget the other times you started and sto... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 18:19:18 EST Running to release anger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151766 Anger. <BR> I have anger. It's eating at me. I haven't slept well in almost 2 months. <BR> <BR> Time to restart couch to 5K. <BR> I'll be ready for the big race for Superbowl Weekend and freaking Valentine's Day. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l274011607.jpg"> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:43:16 EST a suddenly ruined life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122639 After reluctantly moving half way across the country because of my husband's selfish decision to take a job 1000 miles away, AND then finding out he's cheated on me, I AM STUCK IN HELL, with friends far away and no family (mother died and rest of male family well they're busy). <BR> My kids were taken out of a wonderful town and amazing school, where my youngest had incredible help with his academic struggles. <BR> Here my kids are a number in an overpopulated area and overpopulated school. ... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 15:39:06 EST How I gained 10 lbs this summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068944 I have successfully gained 10 lbs from July 2nd to September 21st. <BR> I have been dieting while my family eats whatever and how much as they want. <BR> <BR> My only solution is stress. My husband took a job across country and I'm left with all the stress of it. <BR> <BR> I should be able to see a doctor and get help for this illness called obesity. But I have 100 times, and they have no answers for me. <BR> <BR> My only answer is stress. <BR> And I have no idea how to get rid of that. ... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:52:20 EST Bob's Inside Out Day 1 Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037462 Yesterday I started Coach Nicole's 28 Day Bootcamp, I went to do day 2 today and quickly realized I was not feeling challenged. Plus she adds steps like grapevine in, so there she loses me. I am a spaz. I rather lift barbells then try to step and turn. <BR> So I flipped on over to Bob's Inside Out. They have me sweating and pushing myself. I have the schedule on my computer for access too. <BR> <BR> Side note; anyone else ever yawn excessively when working out? I have fatigue issues.. so.. ... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:46:11 EST part of me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034063 Throw your bombs and your blows <BR> But you're not gonna break my soul <BR> This is the part of me that you're never gonna ever take away from me, no <BR> <BR> Now look at me, I'm sparkling <BR> A firework, a dancing flame <BR> You won't ever put me out again <BR> I'm glowing, oh woah oh <BR> <BR> Katy Perry - Part of Me Tue, 28 Aug 2012 00:49:27 EST I need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990029 I have been trying to eat right and MOVE for about a year now. Nothing has happened besides I have gained weight. Weight goes up 1 lb every time I hit the scale. I have seen my doctor several times as well as an endocrinologist. <BR> They have no answers. <BR> I now need to lose 100 pounds. <BR> The stress in my life never ends. I never get breaks from my kids. <BR> I do not know what to do anymore. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 01:25:46 EST