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Good news/eh news

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I am SO excited to say that I have lost 30 lbs as of today. Wow. I never would have thought this possible. I have only a couple of lbs more until I am at the upper end of a healthy BMI, and only 20 more until I am in the middle, where I want to be. I could not have come so far without Sparkpeople and God giving me the strength and motivation. I also thank Him for generally good health. . . better than I deserve, considering how I've been overweight for 20 years and haven't really taken care of myself like I should.

Anyway the not so great news. . .I have been doing the walk/run your way 5K, and I am finishing up week 3. I am running on grass. . . but I think I have developed (or aggravated) a stress fracture. Not good. I will probably go see the doc in a day or two, but in the meantime, forget running. I am also doing exercise videos and walking a couple of miles a day with the dog; hope I don't have to give that up! Today, after biking and dog walk, I am trying to elevate it--sigh. Probably needs ice. Oh no! I hope this doesn't mean the end of anything! I have osteopenia, which I guess put me at higher risk, so I probably should have listened to my doc when he told me (30 lbs ago) that I "don't have a runner's build so shouldn't try". . . but I lost weight so I thought I would.

Sigh. On a positive note, I am loving biking. Did 12 miles this morning in the beautiful countryside where I live.

I am also starting to plan for the school year--a dose of reality.

Hope y'all are doing well!
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  • FARRAH511
    Remember to stretch before and after your walk/runs and warm up before too..

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    Congratulations on the loss to date! That is excellent! Be sure to listen to your body. Be proud that you tried it and every bit helps!!!
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  • VICKI2705
    Congratulations on the weight loss!! That is awesome! Hope your leg feels better.
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