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Progress isn't always measured by the scale

Monday, November 07, 2011

Those of you who've known me for a while understand when I say this hasn't been my year. I started the year in the 160s and worked my way down to 157 in February when I had some health problems. This summer I put on 30# due to some other health issues. oh joy.

By Labor Day I decided to start running again. My family likes to do road races...DD & DH did a 5K and I entered the 2 mile walk some of which I jogged. This past Saturday I completed a 5 mile race and ran more than I walked. My goals are: to do a half marathon in the Spring, work on increasing the percentage of running and thereby decrease my times and eventually run another marathon. I would like to qualify for Boston by the time I'm 60 (4 years).

....and the scale refuses to budge, oh well.
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    Judy, this is the truth...progress isn't measured by the scale! I have to look at the progress I have made since finding SP the first of October this year.
    I started out my SP journey dealing with an unexpected illness, and managed to lose 9 pounds at first. Then I went up, then down, then up, now down. My weight went up when I started walking every day. I have persevered, and I KNOW the pounds WILL come off eventually.I am enjoying my walking! I have so much more energy!
    As long as I know I am not alone on this journey, I will be successful at becoming healthier. My worth is not determined by what I weigh.
    You WILL reach your goal! I will be 60 in 4 years, too. I have RA, so running isn't a reality for me, but WALKING in a marathon IS!
    There is a charity walk near me, for House of Mercy(a home for AIDS patients), in April 2012 that is 3 miles. My goal is to be able to walk it, and enjoy it!
    You are an inspiration! emoticon
    2726 days ago
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