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Fear - You can't keep me down anymore!
Fear is an ugly part of my life. I have lived with it for such a long time, I don't know what I would do without it. That has to change in order for me to succeed.
Most of my fear is based on what I look like or what people think. Or shoul... Read more
Such a ROUGH day for me and my kiddo!
So I had an extremely difficult morning with one of my daughters. I have been working out of town A LOT (5 weeks was my last stint) and I think that every one of my daughters are dealing with it in a different manner. One of them, has gained a s... Read more
Goals for October 20-November 20
October - November Goals
Exercise 6 days per week:
- 3 days per week C25k
- 3 days per week othe... Read more
I had my husband take some before pictures for me yesterday. I was expecting to see someone completely out of shape, but what I saw in my pictures was bad, really bad. I told my husband to pretend like he hadn't seen them and then had the realiz... Read more
2.5 Years - OUCH
I was looking back through my blogs and kind of laughing to myself. It is a very poignant reminder of not only where I was at, but where I expected to be at this point in my life. As with so many on SP, I made some bad choices. I got off track. ... Read more
So I did really well this week as far as eating and exercise go. I had been reading that you should have one day a week where you have a "free day" because it keeps your body from gong in to starvation mode when you start eating less calories. T... Read more
I have always wanted to watch Supersize Me, but haven't until challenged by my Wildflower team. It was one of those things that as I watched, I kept thinking, you know fast food is bad, so why are you so surprised? I guess that I had downplayed ... Read more
I, Gina, do hereby solemnly vow to hold myself accountable. To not lie to, cheat or fool myself from this day forward. I promise to honor myself by looking to see the truth, name it and receive it openly. I will call myself out if a moment of we... Read more
I did it!
I am writing this blog to mark a momentous occasion - I actually ran the 3.1 miles in a 5k without stopping. I was so excited when I realized that I was going to finish (around mile 2.5) that I almost started to cry and got all choked up. Then I... Read more
Encouragement from an Unexpected Source - my little Rosie
Yesterday was my sweet baby's 4th birthday.
I know, I know, she is not a baby. However, she is my last, so still my baby. Anyway, we had all sorts of fun things planned for... Read more
New Shoes and Running
So I went on my last run of week 2 of Couch to 5k, but my first run with my new shoes. I went to Portland Running Co. and had them fit me with shoes (thanks for the suggestion Rachel). WOW!!! What a difference! I felt like I could go forever. I ... Read more
2011 Here I Come
I am ready for 2011 to come because this is MY year! I have never started off a year with so much optimism or a running start like this. Thank you to everyone who has given me support through comments, emails, and calls. I love all of you! So...... Read more
Telling the truth & Measuring
Yesterday I went to the mall with my girls to see Santa.
We waited in line for over two hours. The kids where really good, but needless to say I got really stressed out. Also,... Read more
Kids hear everything!
As most mothers do, I know that kids are like sponges. They hear and FEEL so much more than we realize. That is a big part of why I have been working to lose weight. I want to be a good role model and hopefully spare them some of the pain that I... Read more
For the past few months, I have been a no show. Not just on Sparks, but in life. I have been very depressed. So depressed that I didn't want to participate in anything besides sleeping and eating. Sparkpeople made me feel guilty because I wasn't... Read more