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November Goal Update and random stuff...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Here is an up date of my mini-goals

Get out of the 290's... emoticon
Get to 90 pounds total lost.... emoticon
Walk 8 miles.... emoticon
Get to 285 by Thanksgiving... emoticon
Walk 9 miles... emoticon
Get to 282(60 pounds lost on spark)... emoticon
Get to 280..... emoticon
walk 10 miles...
Get to 278 (100 pounds lost) by NYE...
walk 11 miles.....
Do 1500 pushups by 11/30 (raised the bar).. emoticon
Do 1500 squats by 11/30(Thanks Shinju)... emoticon
Hit 10,00 fitness Minutes by the end of the year...

Wow.. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it and you break it down into small chunks. Since last week I have lost 4.2 pounds.. That is my biggest weekly weight loss in a long time.. I am adding one big goal to accomplish by the end of the year. That is to walk 62 miles in the month of December. That is 2 miles a day everyday. I know I won't be able to walk everyday but it is something to shoot for. I can't believe I am a pound away from losing 100 pounds... That is just crazy to me. I can remember thinking there is NO WAY I could lose that amount of weight. It would just discourage me just thinking about how much I had to lose. Now to be almost there is crazy.

I know I should be ecstatic by all I have accomplished this month. Don't get me wrong I am very happy and proud. But right now all I can do is think about my grandmother. She lived with us since I was born till I was about 14 and probably had the greatest impact on me in my life. She was born in 1910.. She raised 13 kids of her own... She raised another 30+ grandkids including myself.. She worked as a nanny and house keeper raising even more kids including the Associate District attorney of the state of Illinois.. She never complained.. except for she was bored and wanted a job at 87... She cooked massive feasts that fed over 80 people every holiday well into her late 80's.. I used to love her stories about how it was with dirt floors.. no electricity or running water. She was around before cars were popular... before TV.. She is the single greatest person I have ever known. She has so much wisdom, knowledge and compassion.. She is 101 years and 10 months old... I know it is time.. I just hope to make it home in time to say goodbye. Going to miss my Mama Rosie and I hope I can be a 10th of the person she is.
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    YOu are doing SOOOO fantastic!!! You inspire me to keep going and push through! Thanks for the amazing workout today!! :D I know that's just what I needed to keep going in the right direction!!

    ...and 4.2lbs?! WWHHHATT!!!

    ...and 62 miles this month! Your goals are phenomenal! :)
    2662 days ago
  • GODSCHILD2_2011
    Congrats on all you have accomplished so far. I pray that you make it home to say goodbye to your grandmother. Hold on to the memories and the experiences you've made and shared with her over the years. I truly hope that they will be of some comfort to you as time passes.

    Thanks for sharing your memories of Mama Rosie with all of us. It really took me back to the fond memories I have of my grandmother who's transitioned over.
    2664 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/1/2011 9:49:33 PM
  • SHINJU39
    Take care, my thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family.


    Way to go on the goals so far - here is to a rocking December

    2665 days ago
    I am so sorry your going thru this Chris, its so hard to say goodbye. Im very happy she got to see you getting healthy and taking care of yourself, I bet she is Very proud of you. As I am. Keep up the AWESONE, FANTASTIC work and show her what she taught you!
    I know your grateful for her and I am grateful for you!
    So many emotions at one time. Take care.
    2665 days ago
    You're blessed in so many ways, right and precious to even hear about. Please, hold tightly to all of the myriad memories, lessons, and opportunities that having such a vibrant and self-less woman in your life has provided to you.

    Know that the strength of your accomplishments have their roots in the lessons she has imparted and the life that she helped provide for you.

    Be proud of yourself for your accomplishments. And, remember to always keep her warm in your thoughts; and know that she has every right and reason to be proud of you and all that you have done.

    Best wishes to you and remember that as in life, so death is but a journey in need of further exploration when the time arrives.
    2665 days ago
    Awesome job and attitude. You have every right to be proud and celebrate, but you can also feel sad. I'm sure you're 100% the person she is...strong and a survivor!

    2666 days ago
    wow! Fantastic for all of your goals!...

    Sorry for your Mama Rosie.. You were lucky you got to meet and know her... She will be looking over for you I am sure.....
    2666 days ago
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