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Torn quad -- I don't recommend it.



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I'm back! Life is more fulfilling than ever this year, for which I am grateful every day. The 29 lbs I lost in 2013 really boosted my morale. Realizing I could apply that same dedication elsewhere, I've been able to achieve other key goals, too. It's been a hard but positive learning process, and I'm in a much better place than I used to be. I don't get as discouraged or give up as easily; I look for ways around setbacks instead of stopping.

However, I've taken my eye off the ball a bit as far as my weight is concerned: I've regained 11 lbs since the start of the year...that is 17 lbs higher than my "best" weight of 2013. Gulp! Bad, but not the end of the world. Not only will I lose this weight, I've decided, but I'll drop another 10 lbs, too.

A painfully torn quadriceps (from playing kickball) contributed to the weight gain, but so did too much snacking, plain and simple. So, I'm going to track my food and exercise each day, and I'll start weighing myself weekly again.

Now that my quad is healed, I'm doing strengthening exercises and stretching. I want to start running again soon--I miss it! My last 5K race was in March--I hope to do one in October.

Please wish me luck!

Member Since: 4/12/2013

Fitness Minutes: 13,426

My Goals:
Be consistent and persistent.

Try new activities, have more adventures!

Start 5K-to-10K training in October.

Sleep well, stress less, feel energetic.

Reach Goal Weight this year.

My Program:
Running, strength training, stretching.

New activities I plan to try: stand-up paddleboarding, Zumba, ziplining...

Personal Information:
Diabetes runs in my family, on both sides. My dad has peripheral neuropathy in both feet and legs, and can't hike anymore. I lost my mother to congestive heart failure. I never want to kick myself and say "this serious, expensive, irreversible medical condition could have been avoided"!

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2013 was the successful breakthrough year I wanted...I'm setting my sights higher in 2014!

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    Hi! Just wanted to stop by and say that you "saved me" a bit. I am a size 14 but still at 190 lbs and looking to drop enough weight to be within a healthy BMI range. You had posted a past experience which I am currently going through which is that someone was saying that you looked great and no longer needed to lose any weight. You hit the nail on the head when you said this can be very "demotivating". I have asked myself, "is it normal for me to feel this way?". I was heavier before so I guess people see me and think this is the finish line. Boy are they wrong!! Thanks for your post on the "how to deal with negative comments " thread.
    938 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/29/2013 2:16:06 AM

    LOL!! Thanks for the goodie!

    Love, Ginger

    Look at you, almost at goal. AWESOME!
    939 days ago

    Don't gobble til you wobble!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friend.

    Love, Ginger
    941 days ago
    Happy Newday Beautiful!!!
    Have an increadibly SPARKilicious day!!!

    stephi :-)
    943 days ago
    Im glad to hear your friends are ok. emoticon
    944 days ago
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