It turns out I needed outside motivation

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I did really well last summer - until right around Thanksgiving. The holidays sometimes make me blue...
Anyway, I quit tracking my food - Big Mistake!
And I really slacked on my running - another mistake
And I started to gain weight back
Our training group that had made it through a half-marathon last April (50 women) went out on their own - there were no Saturday morning runs and the training schedule was really light. I was on my own!!
So I blew it.
But I didn't forget SparkPeople even when I didn't logon every day. One day I saw a blog from a woman my age who had lost over a hundred pounds in just over a year. Her progress was steady and I was VERY impressed. I thought, "that could have been me" then I thought "it still could"
So now I have been back with dedication for the past few weeks and I really have to stick to it because I signed up for a full marathon at the end of September. A trail marathon! Crazy, right?? But it was the goal from the beginning. I feel great. I'm sticking to my exercise (including the strength training which I do in the privacy of my own room because, face it, it's not pretty) and tracking all my food. I'm committed to documenting everything - even the things that show me in a less than positive light - because I'm holding myself accountable. I want results and I think I know the way to get them.
Anyway, here is me today

(Please excuse the mess. I am archiving some old documents today.)
I intend to continue the documentation monthly until I reach my goal. See you at the end of April!
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    Congrats for doing what you need to do. Thats a great goal!!
    2855 days ago
    Good for you! Personnaly, I had been good all summer with my training. Not long after the 10km race i slowly stopped. SO now I have registered for a half-marathon and a Warrior Dash to make sure I train regulary. It seems the best for me to stick with training. I want to make sure I will do what I have commited to!
    2856 days ago
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