Recent Happenings!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Well I have tried to write this blog for awhile now. Either I run out of time or it freezes up on me! I am not writing them as often lately, it just seems I don't have much to share. Things are pretty good here. I am maintaining my weight right now. It's been the same since August. I would so love to get the last 5 pounds off or so, but I have to be really proud that I am at the same point too. I have NEVER maintained a loss for this long ever! I have been healthy for a year now. WOW!! Before I would come close to where I wanted to be and the next day start gaining again. I have never been able to be consistent for long term! Last night someone on the BL said " I feel like I have been given the golden ticket" How true is that!! Every day I wake up amazed at where I am and where I am going!!

This week I celebrated 1 year of NOT smoking!! Truly a milestone for me. My family I think are pretty surprised too. Last year when I told my son I was quitting, he didn't have too much to say. He was pretty sure I would fail!! Well now he is so proud! He thinks it is pretty awesome...I have to say I do too!!! If you need any info on what I did to quit...I would LOVE to share!! I want everyone to know how good it feels to get rid of that evil habit!!

I am also continuing with my walking training! My Avon walk is in less then 2 months. If you don't know I am walking the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in April in Houston. I am doing it for 2 reasons. One, my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of 2009. Right before I decided to make changes in my life. She is one reason I made the decision to change. I was wasting my life and wasting the vessel God gave me while she was fighting to save hers. She is also so active and loves to be outside and adventurous. She is my hero really. Well how could I not do something??? I also wanted a challenge to myself. I couldn't walk 1 mile last year when I started with out my legs hurting and huffing and puffing! I walked 15 miles this last Saturday!! And another 7 on Sunday!! Every week I am improving my strength and my stamina. I feel super confident that I will be able to complete this walk strong!!!

Everything else is pretty good here!! I am enjoying my life more and more every day!! I feel like I am living again instead of waiting to die...huge difference!!! You all have a wonderful blessed day!!!! Thank you for all you do too!!!!
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    That's a ton of walking girl! At least something good came out of something bad. Hope everything goes well with your sister. Is she coming to MDACC?
    3060 days ago
  • APACHE58
    I'm fairly new and , I'm dealing with my weight. I'm struggling but hanging in there. The loss of my Mother has been the worst . Depression sets in and I just want to eat. I'm recovering from two total knee replacements and still dealing with some knee pain, which keeps me from my walking . I'm trying to get enrolled into the YMCA for aquatic workout.I need encouragement from somewhere.And I'm really working on it .
    3064 days ago
    Congratulations on being smoke free! That's an incredible accomplishment! You just blow my mind with your walking miles! Great job!
    3066 days ago
    From a former smoker...a BIG Congrats!
    That is a major accomplishment!! I know! I quit (again) about 5 years ago....can't remember when I quit smoking but I remember the first day I started running...maybe cause I quit smoking hundreds of times...I even quit for 7 years once!!

    And way to go on the Avon Walk! How many total miles/days is the walk. There was one here in Tampa...if I remember correctly, it was 20 miles a day for 3 days. Or maybe it was 20 miles IN 3 days???

    Anyway, how long is yours? I'm sure you posted it somewhere on the Dragon page but I haven't been a very good dragon when it comes to reading all the post once I get behind. I try but I don't always succeed....and for that, I'm sorry!
    3067 days ago
    Terri~ Awesome! Awesome job! Proud of you!
    3067 days ago
  • *MADHU*
    emoticon and emoticon on your Anniversary and Accomplishments emoticon
    3068 days ago
    Terri: congrats again on your anniversary -- such a HUGE accomplishment! And well done on the walking training, us runners can learn a thing or two from you! :)
    3068 days ago
    .."I feel like I'm living again instead of waiting to die." I'd love to stand and give you an ovation for that one sentence because deep down so many are struggling to do just that and with a ton of hard one year, you've can "own" that sentence...and that my friend..that one sentence should be the opening of your front Spark page...

    This is great stuff Terri...I told Dennis about what you said...he's very inspired and very grateful for the tips you continue to share..and then I pass on to him..this blog is all about hope. Thanks for taking the time to share.
    3068 days ago
  • CANDIS799
    Congrats on your one-year anniversaries!!! Maintaining feels devine, huh!

    3069 days ago
    emoticon Congrats on your mileage and the 1 yr smoke free!!! Super exciting !
    3069 days ago
    Great job on the maintenance, walking and kicking cigarettes to the curb. Sounds like you have come so far!
    3069 days ago
  • JOANN562
    WTG on kicking those nasty habits to the curb!!!
    So glad to see you have a NEW kind of fire in your life, Dragon... emoticon
    You deserve to enjoy every second!
    3069 days ago
    Wow! Your blog just brightened my day! I love hearing success stories! Congrats on the 15 miles + 7 on Sunday. I just finished 8 miles today. I am so pumped and ready to challenge myself to this half marathon, on yout birthday. How far is the breast cancer walk? I am sure you will have no problems. And happy anniversary to you on the no more smoking! Lets continue this journey to become healthier together!
    3069 days ago
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