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  • Hello Fall & Hello Week 2 of the C25k!

    9/22/2014 8:14:18 AM, by LIZZY0223

    What's a better way to start the fall season than with a morning jog? I ran the FULL minute and a half for each of the six intervals this morning. It was less of a struggle than Week 1 Day 1 when I only had a run a minute. I can feel myself getting stronger already. My cheap 1 year old sho... Read more

  • September Measurements: Down Another Inch!

    9/21/2014 7:48:03 AM, by LIZZY0223

    I have to admit, I wasn't prepared for these measurements this morning... waist: 36" (-.5 from 8/12) Hip: 43.5" (-.5 from 8/12) Thigh: 24" (+.5 from 8/12) Arms: 14" (No change) Total loss as of July 2nd: 6" Slowly my waist (also includes my "mom pouch") and hips are getting smal... Read more

  • Finished Week 1 of the C25k!

    9/20/2014 7:25:44 AM, by LIZZY0223

    This morning it was still dark, but I wanted to get it done early so I could relax before going to work. I did the first interval..."Wait, it's over already. I feel like I could keep going!" I smiled. After the fourth interval though, it got a little harder but I was able to keep up. I th... Read more

  • Just Remember...Don't Give Up!

    9/18/2014 11:38:34 AM, by LIZZY0223

    Well, my husband sent me a sweet text a little bit ago and said it applies to me and thought I should share: This is so true for many of us and becoming impatient can make us forget how far we've come. That is why I'm not allow... Read more

  • -C25k- Week 1 Day 2 Update: I Did the Full 8 Minutes!

    9/18/2014 9:13:23 AM, by LIZZY0223

    I ran the full minute each interval this morning!!! Woohooo! The last three intervals I had to look at my phone about 10 seconds before I could walk again to see how close I was because it was getting hard, but I pushed through! When I was home, I came through the front door and asked my husban... Read more

  • Week 1 Day 1 of the C25K DONE and I Shocked Myself!

    9/17/2014 9:15:23 AM, by LIZZY0223

    First off..47 degrees will make most people say, "Screw this!" But, I needed to start. I need to do this and I was originally going to start on Monday, but my husband had to work a different shift. I definitely shocked myself this morning. For the first 3 intervals, I ran the full minute... Read more

  • I'm starting the Couch to 5k Program on Monday and I'm Terrified.

    9/10/2014 10:56:24 AM, by LIZZY0223

    Very terrified. I ran a few miles last week, but only like 10-20 seconds at a time before my chest would feel like it is on fire and my legs felt unstable. But, why?? Why do I feel this way? I know I have been overweight my whole life, but I see people 60-70 pounds heavier than m... Read more

  • I did something today that I always dreaded when I was a kid in gym class...I jogged!

    9/4/2014 8:35:49 AM, by LIZZY0223

    Put me with any group of people and I was always the 'fat' one. When I was younger, the only time I'd run/jog was at the end of the year in gym class when it was a requirement to run a mile. It was so painful and shaming and I hated it. But, It is time for a change. I've lost over 70 pou... Read more

  • About me losing weight

    8/28/2014 1:15:00 AM, by JOHNSRSGIRL

    i have lost 29 lbs since i have started using Spark people. I am so happy that i have gone from 300 lbs to 272 lbs. This site has taught me how to keep track of my food and fitness and also helped me to realize when i am full.... Read more

  • Exercise is important

    8/26/2014 10:13:02 PM, by TANJERM

    I have realized how important exercise is now. I feel so much better everyday. The problem is now that school has started I am finding it hard to get the workout in that I have been doing. I leave work everyday and head to the gym, but I have to pick up my son from school in the middle of my rout... Read more

  • Hello PacSun, Hollister, American Eagle, & Aeropostale. It is nice to meet you!

    8/25/2014 2:27:34 PM, by LIZZY0223

    I've always had to shop in the plus size section of department stores in hopes to find something that fits that doesn't look like something my grandmother would wear. It can be hard to find something when you used to be a size 22 W. I was limited to Walmart racks and Torrid.com. Today was... Read more