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9/2/12 6:27 P

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You both are already back on track. You have taken the first steps by admitting things are tough right now. We all get to that point - life can get into the way of our goals.

One possibility is to truly commit to a 5K by finding a local race and sign up. Don't wait until you are "well on your way." Sign up for it now! Pay the money! If it's hard to come up with the money, it may even mean more and push you harder. Just check with the race to make sure the course time limit will suit your ability. I usually look at the results from previous years. Then if you can get someone to join you, do it. Finally, know that you will finish and if you approach it with the right mind set, you will have fun.

Go for it!


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I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

Don't look at life as "you have to," view it as "you get to." It puts the fun back in things.

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9/2/12 1:37 P

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No thoughts or suggestions but a note to let you know I am in the same place. Got off track and can't get back on. I was begining to run and now I'm struggling to walk. Sometimes I think it's harder to get back on track then stay on track. hang in there. If you want I'd love to email and support each other. I need it.

I can do all things through Jesus who strengthens me.

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9/2/12 12:55 P

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Hi I'm Jane and I was doing really well until a couple of months ago and then it all went belly up!
I found SparkPeople by accident and joined the site as I was feeling fat, frumpy and fifty (+) I wanted to lose about a stone before my 53rd birthday in August and was doing quite well until a couple of unforeseen events happened which threw me off course.
1) Huge issue with my marriage of 31 years (now slowly back on track)
2) Car accident which saw me spun off the Motorway by a 28T truck, after having been hit twice more down its side I was then shunted off the road backwards at speed to end up embedded in a tree half way up a grassy bank wrapped around a sign post (I walked away with no major injuries (for which I am extremely grateful) but my car was a write off)
These two events made me come to a bit of a standstill in my life and at the moment I am struggling to get back into the swing of being good and exercising and watching what I eat. I seem to have no motivation at all, but do need some as my daughter gets married next year and I would like to make sure I don't spoil the wedding photos!
Any thoughts or ideas on how I can get a grip and stop being such a lazy so and so and get myself back into the swing of looking after myself?
(Sorry this is more of a novel than a short blog!)
Jane :)

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