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Just a few pounds away from half-way goal!
I am just amazed by my progress. I only have 2.6 pounds to lose until I have lost 54 pounds- half my 108 pound goal! I haven't been this close to my healthy, ideal weight in at least 10 years. It's probably more like 15, but there is a time b... Read more
Seriously, go away 200!!
Still bouncing back and forth between 199 and 200. It's been like 3 weeks now! I'm so glad I started tracking measurements too. My waist is down .5 and my hips down .75 since I've been hanging onto 200. I'm not hanging on tightly though:-) ... Read more
Week 5, Day 1 C25K
I completed day 1 of week 5 yesterday after work. It was hard, and I know my pace was slow, but I'm so proud of myself for getting it done. My foot gave me a little trouble when I was almost finished. I'm a little worried about it- I hope tha... Read more
Week 4 C25K training complete
I kind of fell behind on my updates on this-
Between being sick during week 3 and switching my schedule and the big snow that disrupted week 4, I still managed to keep plugging along. Day 2 of week 4 was the race that I competed in- although... Read more
Ran my first race!
Ran my first race on Saturday! It was 4 miles, and I did it in intervals of walking and running, because I'm not ready to run the whole thing yet. It was a fantastic day- snow and all. Finished it in under an hour- that was my ultimate goal! ... Read more
The Spark: Chapter 2: Focus
Even though I had worked through some basic goals in my head, I hadn't actually written them down yet. Now that I have them on paper, it's easier to visualize and stay on track. I have started with 3, but I have begun jotting down notes on dev... Read more
My Story/Reflection on Chapter 1 The Spark
It's unbelievable that I am almost halfway to my goal. It feels like I need to write down my story. Even though I have mentioned little blurbs here and there in responses of the moment, I have yet to sit down and recount it all. After all- we... Read more
Had to take a break from running today- sick day
I had to postpone today's run. I wasn't feeling well today. I can't believe how assertive I had to stay with myself today about allowing myself to take a day off without bully-ing myself for it. I kept having feelings of guilt start to creep ... Read more
Running Day 8 (day2,wk 3)
Today was much warmer than it was on Friday! I'm not sure what the temp was, but it was probably around 30. Compared to 6,, it was a heat wave. I had a great run. I got farther than I expected to. I had found some Cuddl Duds long underwear ... Read more
Running Day 7 (day1,w3)
I did my first running outside on Friday morning. It was 6 degrees, but it wasn't so bad. I need to get used to running in the cold anyway, because I will be doing it in the race on Feb 5. I plan to run outside again today after work for day2... Read more
Running Day 6( day 3,wk 2)
Finished week 2 today!! Planning to actually run outside for the first day of week 3. It will be cold, but since I am going to be running out in the cold in a couple of weeks for my first race, I need to get used to it!! Ann has been running ... Read more
Lifestyle Change Strategy #5/blog assignment
"Think about why you are eating, and situations in which you find yourself slipping. Is there a life issue (stress, failure, gloominess, a traumatic experience) that may be at the root of the problem?"
This is really something that I have b... Read more
Running-Day 5(day 2, wk 2)
I think I will have to accept the fact that week two may take me more than 3 sessions to be ready to move on to week 3. I Started by jumping rope, and I was able to walk 3/run 2 today, but it was because I decreased my running speed from 5 mph ... Read more
Running-Day 4(day 1, wk 2)
Well, today was my 4th day running, and my first day on a new week with the C25K program. Last week I was walking 4 minutes, running 1-repeated 4 times. Today was the beginning of walking 3 minutes, running 2 for 5 repetitions. It was definit... Read more
Today-Day 3 Running
Planning to run/walk after work today, but I forgot my workout clothes. Got the bag all ready, then walked out the door without it. I work out in the cardio/weight room in the HS where I work, so I bring my gear with me to work on the workout ... Read more