My second year Sparkiversary finds me at another new hospital. This is the worst lab I've EVER worked at, and I definitely regret leaving the other hospital. I also picked up a very part time job as an adjunct professor at a local community college. That said, I'm trying to find time to fit in physical activity around my schedule.
I at least manage to run a 5K every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday before work on most weeks. I also do the best I can keeping tabs on what I eat - emphasis on more protein, fruits, veggies, and water. With this method, I've lost about 20 pounds since around August.
I ran my first official 5K in December (time 38:38) and I'm gearing up with a group of my friends to do the USO 5K Mud Run on June 2. We did the mud run last year, but there wasn't a whole lot of running involved!! My goal this year is to run the stretches between the mud obstacles.
I still have a long way to go, but the small improvements in my stamina and realistic, reachable goals for myself help keep me motivated.
I wish everyone success in the coming year.
And to Zella, thanks for sticking with our group. I may not post very often, but I am in attendance.
I really thank Spark for helping me get as far as I have. I try to show other people the value of this site, but they don't seem to be ready yet. That is a shame because it has helped me a lot. Almost to goal!
current weight: 392.0
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It's been a rocky two years for me... very stop-go, all or nothing. A lot of nothing! Around this time last year, I got myself up and moving and was doing well...until I developed plantar fasciitis around 9 months ago and I crashed to a stop. Suddenly, I couldn't run and I couldn't do Zumba and I just sat around feeling sorry for myself. It didn't hurt my feet at all to ride my bike, but my husband's the cycling fanatic, not me, so I didn't do it. I couldn't do what I wanted, so I did nothing. Great plan. I gained 12 pounds during my pity party. I sorta tried around New Year's, nothing. Then last month I joined Weight Watchers after 4 years away, and I've lost 7 lbs in one month. I'm tracking my food and working out by walking and riding my bike. I'm actually feeling optimistic this time around
Dani PA, USA EST
Fall seven times, stand up eight. -- Japanese Proverb
Hi Two years have gone in a blur. I'm still running and weight has stayed just within healthy BMI so I'm going to say it has been a successful year. I dip in and out of Spark these days. I do not feel the need to track regularly but know that help and encouragement is there when I need it. I hope that everyone is doing OK and that "no news is good news" from the rest of you!
Happy 2nd Sparkiversary!
Up coming races: Woburn Abbey short triathlon 6th September Meon Vale 5k colour run 27th September
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