Mike, Thanks for the encouraging message. I'm back on track and have re-established my motivation for doing this in the first place. I'm happy to hear that you've found an exercise you love, keep up the great work. And thanks again.
Michele, Thank you very much for such an encouraging message. I'm better now, I think I'm going to quit trying to run and slow down a little b/c I do want to finish that marathon. I couldn't do this w/o people who cared. Thanks again.
I have found that this journey is not easy. It takes a determined mind. I have found that finding a method of exercise that is fun and that you can put your hands around. Get involved in the exercise. I have discovered running and the friends on spark that I have created with this. they are the best and a great motivation for me. I have been on this journey for about 3 years. I started at 300 pounds and I am down to 215. I have signed up to run in the starlight run and I have 6 days to go until the race. I am giddy about the race and already planning on other races. You can do it!!!! Your life depends on it and your family needs you to do this. We are here to help you and support you.
......Mike....... Stand Steady..... and see it through ---- Jade Dragon ----- Co-Leader of Hood to Coast 2010 Team ______________ Personal Best races Hillsboro Invitational 5k 25:06 Turkey Trot 4 mile 38:20 Marine Drive 5 mile 47:02 Champoeg Park 10K 54:37 Smith Rock Half 2:14:21
Races coming up HTC 8/27,28 Best Dam Run 10k 9/25 Victoria Half 10/10
current weight: 206.0
Fitness Minutes: (9,207) Posts: 316 5/24/09 9:43 A
I know how you feel but you are worth every effort that you are putting in. It does get easier as you learn more and feel more comfortable. So what if you make a mistake once in a while, just tell yourself that you are learning for the rest of your life. And lastly, losing weight is a marathon not a sprint. Michele
"So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Cor. 10:31
I am so sick of my day revolving around my weight loss. I worry about what I'm eating, I worry about whether I'm getting enough exercise, I worry about how my clothes fit, how I look in the mirror and it all revolves around weight loss. I'm just tired of worrying and tired of trying. I'm really proud of my weight loss so far, I mean 40 Ibs is great but it just takes so much energy and I just don't know if I have it in me; well I know I have it in me I'm just not sure I want to go through it. I really need some words of inspiration of something.
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