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4/25/12 11:08 A

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Yep! 8:00 a.m.
Hope you make it!


***MaryJane ***
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7/28/14 - 250 (pre surgery)
8/28/14 - 234
9/28/14 - 227
10/28/14 - 216

Never give up - Never give in

MJ is a she-beast. - THEMIGHTYLILLIE


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4/25/12 8:01 A

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I am one of those people that really want to join in, and have not yet made it out ... the early hour is my problem ... with a household of 7 ... I just never seem to be able to escape that early. Ugh. Will try again on Saturday. 8am right?

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4/25/12 5:00 A

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Just sounding off at 4:00 in the morning. I am wondering how many people are wanting to join in and haven't? What can we do to encourage others to join us this late in the game? How about reaching out to people you correspond with or know here on the team and try to motivate them to join in on Saturday!

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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy 7/28/14
Weight:
6/28/14 - 272
7/28/14 - 250 (pre surgery)
8/28/14 - 234
9/28/14 - 227
10/28/14 - 216

Never give up - Never give in

MJ is a she-beast. - THEMIGHTYLILLIE


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2/24/12 10:28 A

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I know I only missed one week of training while my knee was healing, but I feel like it has been FOREVER! I am so looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

***MaryJane ***
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy 7/28/14
Weight:
6/28/14 - 272
7/28/14 - 250 (pre surgery)
8/28/14 - 234
9/28/14 - 227
10/28/14 - 216

Never give up - Never give in

MJ is a she-beast. - THEMIGHTYLILLIE


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2/11/12 1:44 P

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Leslie, great job. I can't wait to meet you in person!

I am going to post this on all three of the 13.1 threads in the hopes that no one misses it. I have a challenge/project for the 13.1 participants. Please read my blog for details! www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy 7/28/14
Weight:
6/28/14 - 272
7/28/14 - 250 (pre surgery)
8/28/14 - 234
9/28/14 - 227
10/28/14 - 216

Never give up - Never give in

MJ is a she-beast. - THEMIGHTYLILLIE


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2/8/12 11:58 P

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I walked/jogged 2.17 miles for my midweek training. I won't be able to make Saturdays training this week. My son has a basketball game at 9am, but next week his game has been moved to 8pm.

Leslie
Let Go, Let God

A loss is a loss.

Non-scale Goal: Jog 30 minutes straight @ 5 mph
(Currently jogging 30 minutes straight @ 4.2 mph (4/9))
1st 5k Sep 2013 - 48:48
2nd 5k Apr 2014 - 42:01


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2/4/12 4:41 P

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It all counts so long as you can track mileage. I do believe, however, that as many outdoor walks as possible are more beneficial for the following reasons:
1) Walking outdoors allows you to get used to sometimes uneven and winding pathways which we will most certainly encounter on our actual 13.1

2) you get the bonus of fresh air which has been proven to aid in endurance by allowing you to take in better quality air (unless you are a highly sensitive to allergens person)

3) If you walk outside during the day, the vitamin D from the sun is beneficial to your bones as well as the fact that sunshine is a mood lifter so you might be encouraged to walk further, faster, and better!

4) Changes in scenery are more motivating.

The most important thing is that you build both your endurance and some speed. No one expects ANYONE to sprint through the walk. As long as you can move forward at a decent pace for the duration of the walk you will be fine. Training together as often as possible is important because it builds a team spirit, gives you a gauge of where you need improvement, gives you motivation and the encouragement of others, and because it makes the walks seem to go faster and easier having friends by your side. Join us as often as you can!

***MaryJane ***
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy 7/28/14
Weight:
6/28/14 - 272
7/28/14 - 250 (pre surgery)
8/28/14 - 234
9/28/14 - 227
10/28/14 - 216

Never give up - Never give in

MJ is a she-beast. - THEMIGHTYLILLIE


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2/4/12 4:20 P

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I think somebody asked this already but I couldn't find it on the threads so...
Does walking on the treadmill or elliptical count for our midweek walk or would you prefer us to actually walk outside?

Sorry I missed y'all today. I really didn't want to go out in the muddy wetness but I am going to walk 1-2 miles today.

Tanya


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2/4/12 2:35 P

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Just can't express enough how proud I was of the 10 who got out there in the wet, flooded, muddy park and braved the cold and rain to train. If you couldn't make it because of a prior commitment, you were sick, or (be honest with yourself) you just didn't want to get out in the cold and wet...please, make the effort to be with us next week. Don't worry about your performance. Trust me on this. I am THE slowest walker so far. In the end this is going to be about ONE unit, ONE group walking TOGETHER at whatever speed is necessary for the slowest ones to manage. Not one of the faster walkers is going to feel held back because this is a GROUP effort. If you are sore, have fibromyalgia, arthritis, are very heavy (I just described me to a T!) and walk slower or haven't worked out in a long time then Team Stamina was made for you. Just be there. We want you.

Let me clue you in on something that I know Neil (Positive-One) is too gentlemanly to mention. I was the first one there. I got there early because I knew I would need a lot of extra time to warm up my body and stretch out my hip joints and muscles and warm up my knees if I wanted to be able to walk without incredible pain. The first few minutes of stretching and limbering up are very painful for me. Neil arrived second to find me with tears rolling down my face from the pain. He just let me do my own thing without much comment. When most everyone arrived, he led us through some more leg stretching and muscle lengthening exercises. They really helped. If I can do this, my friends, so can you. I love you. Don't miss out. This is big. We all need this. See you next Saturday, okay?


***MaryJane ***
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy 7/28/14
Weight:
6/28/14 - 272
7/28/14 - 250 (pre surgery)
8/28/14 - 234
9/28/14 - 227
10/28/14 - 216

Never give up - Never give in

MJ is a she-beast. - THEMIGHTYLILLIE


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2/3/12 4:13 P

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You can put your weight on the main 13.1 thread or if you would prefer you can sparkmail it to myself (MJ-SHE-BEAST), THEMIGHTYLILLIE, TAMARA6905, or POSITIVE-ONE. All the leaders will combine the starting weights and ending weights to see how much OVERALL weight we end up losing. Even though the main goal of this event isn't about the weight, it will be cool to see how significant the totals are at the end!

***MaryJane ***
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy 7/28/14
Weight:
6/28/14 - 272
7/28/14 - 250 (pre surgery)
8/28/14 - 234
9/28/14 - 227
10/28/14 - 216

Never give up - Never give in

MJ is a she-beast. - THEMIGHTYLILLIE


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2/3/12 4:00 P

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I walked/jog yesterday for 2.13 miles so I have met my midweek goal for this week.

Question: In the email it said we needed to let someone know what our weight was at the start of the challenge, who are we suppose to contact?

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Leslie
Let Go, Let God

A loss is a loss.

Non-scale Goal: Jog 30 minutes straight @ 5 mph
(Currently jogging 30 minutes straight @ 4.2 mph (4/9))
1st 5k Sep 2013 - 48:48
2nd 5k Apr 2014 - 42:01


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MJ-SHE-BEAST's Photo MJ-SHE-BEAST Posts: 4,201
1/31/12 9:42 A

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Just a reminder in case you missed it on the sign up thread. There is a spreadsheet Lillie made available that lists the Saturdays we are meeting and what each team will be doing on that day. It also tells you what you are expected to walk at least once midweek. You can contact a leader to add where you are walking and when on the spreadsheet if you want to give others the opportunity to walk with you. Here's the link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/
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c?key=0AtodleiHT2n-dE1SVEZheW5BYmlPZR>3Vvb1A1OFZyV1E


At the bottom you can see tabs for team stamina and team speed. Click on the team you wish to check out.

Edited by: MJ-SHE-BEAST at: 1/31/2012 (09:47)
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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy 7/28/14
Weight:
6/28/14 - 272
7/28/14 - 250 (pre surgery)
8/28/14 - 234
9/28/14 - 227
10/28/14 - 216

Never give up - Never give in

MJ is a she-beast. - THEMIGHTYLILLIE


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1/30/12 7:51 P

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This could be training for the Half Sparkathon
Run for Christ
Date
Start: Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

Address
Blue Bonnet Palace
Schertz parkway & Lookout Road Schertz, TX

Fees
$25.00 until 15 Feb, then $30.00

Registration Closing Date
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 7:00 AM PST

Anyone want to do it?

For me I love the HOT Texas summers not a big fun of the cold (should I say the body isn't)

Edited by: LIVESTRONG2010 at: 1/30/2012 (19:52)
Living life one mile and adventure at a time! Life is way to short be be living it on the sidelines. Set a goal and go for it!


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1/30/12 2:06 P

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Let's drum up even more interest in the 13.1, shall we?

Go to a San Antonio Spark members page. It can be someone you have become friends with, someone you haven't seen on here for a while, anyone who hasn't yet signed up for this amazing event. Leave them a word of encouragement to join us. Remember to let them know this is for ANYONE at ANY level of fitness who can walk a little or a lot, is in great shape or poor, anyone who needs a challenge to help them along their journey to a healthier lifestyle.

Get busy, Sparkathoners! Let's spark some interest! emoticon

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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy 7/28/14
Weight:
6/28/14 - 272
7/28/14 - 250 (pre surgery)
8/28/14 - 234
9/28/14 - 227
10/28/14 - 216

Never give up - Never give in

MJ is a she-beast. - THEMIGHTYLILLIE


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1/30/12 9:13 A

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I like the cold a lot better than the oppressive Texas heat! You can always bundle up when it's cold, but in the summer you get to a point where you can't take off any more clothes without causing a scene! haha

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. - Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can. - Author Unknown

If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart. - Buddha





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1/29/12 10:13 P

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I'll take cold over HOT any day !

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1/29/12 10:07 P

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Heheh, well I love the cold so I'm happy right now! You'll hear me grouching when it gets too warm in May. :D

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1/29/12 9:14 P

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This is exciting.

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1/29/12 8:27 P

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Barb we gotta enjoy the cold while it is here. Won't be long before we are complaining about the heat! The walks are probably going to get earlier and earlier as well once it heats up since they will be getting longer and longer!

Lillie really was unwell on Saturday. TaMara and I saw her after the walk and she was very pale and not her usual chipper self. I hope to see you and Rick on Saturday!

***MaryJane ***
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy 7/28/14
Weight:
6/28/14 - 272
7/28/14 - 250 (pre surgery)
8/28/14 - 234
9/28/14 - 227
10/28/14 - 216

Never give up - Never give in

MJ is a she-beast. - THEMIGHTYLILLIE


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1/29/12 7:57 P

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Lille,
Walk was too cold and too early. Took me 24 hours to get over it! You missdd it though! Hmmmmmmmmmmm.
Barb

Edited by: BARB4RICK at: 1/29/2012 (19:59)
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WOOHOO! You have joined us on our quest for 13.1 miles! You CAN do it.. and so can we! We are so excited to have you join us. This is going to be so much fun and such a challenge, we look forward to supporting you on your journey!

Both teams should feel free to use this thread to do any and all discussing about 13.1! We want you to get to know one another really well----- and this is a great place to start! Remember to be supportive and always reaching out to people who have not joined us to see if they might like to join us! Spread the word to people within spark and people who are NOT sparkers!


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