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Trying to kick the sugar addiction one day at a time

Update 11/12/14 - Have fallen into the sugar trap again. Was doing well for a few years. Not sure how I got back here but would desparately like to get back out of this situation. Hoping sparkfamily will be a big help. Seems like a few years is my limit. Trying to make it stick longer. Here we go!

Update 1/28/13 - did my first half-marathon in September but still haven't achieved my goal weight. Gained 12 pounds between 10/20/12 and now. Yikes. Sugar addiction strikes again. Am ...
Update 11/12/14 - Have fallen into the sugar trap again. Was doing well for a few years. Not sure how I got back here but would desparately like to get back out of this situation. Hoping sparkfamily will be a big help. Seems like a few years is my limit. Trying to make it stick longer. Here we go!

Update 1/28/13 - did my first half-marathon in September but still haven't achieved my goal weight. Gained 12 pounds between 10/20/12 and now. Yikes. Sugar addiction strikes again. Am finally getting it back under control. Am playing tennis at least 3x a week ususally between 6 and 12 hours a week. Love it. Am still running but not as many miles. am getting back to it slowly. Still average at least 9 (usually 11-14) miles a week. Have been terrible about tracking my food. Really must get back to doing that. New Year's goal (late) is to track at least 3 days per week. This is the year I reach my goal weight!

Update 6/14/12 - Started half-marathon training on May 27th. Signed up for the half on September 16th! I'm sure I'm crazy but lovin' it.
Update 4/4/12 - Still working on weight goal. Am playing tennis 3 days a week and running 3 days. I do the elliptical on my day off. I do strength training on running days, upper on Tuesday, lower on Thursday, abs on both andfull body on Sunday. I used to do more strength but think this is working well for now. I try to build speed by running a few fast minutes on Tuesdays, my long run is on the weekend. I do the Jeff Galloway run/walk method and it's been good to me. It's been a bit over a year and I haven't gotten burned out or injured. I love running and I love tennis more. I would play more but I think it's good to use other muscles on alternate days.
I am planning to run a race every month until Nov. or Dec. I may try a half-marathon in the fall. ( I've signed up for it on June 1st!) I really love having such wonderful sparkfriends. You keep me motivated. What a great site!

From 2010:
Hi, I'm from Illinois and working on getting fit. I just recently got back to playing tennis and have been exercising a lot. I'm trying to track my food as much as possible. I put this weight on in the last 2 years(mostly) and would like to get rid of it now that I can move around better and am no longer on drugs for my lupus. (especially prednisone - it's wicked) I want to lose weight before I get "bad" again. (Hopefully, I'll keep getting better!!) My first timed 5K in 8 years in the spring. I will start to get in "running shape". (walk/jog more like)
Update: I have done a 5k every month since March and a 4 miler in July. Working for a 10k in September and getting my race times a bit faster. Maybe a sprint tri next summer or fall! Did a 10k in September and a 5k in October. Love to run and play tennis.
5k - 3/26/11 - 41:38
5k - 4/9/11 - 39:36 PR
5k - 5/15/11 - 38:57 PR
5k - 6/4/11 - 42:06 (super hot)
4m - 7/4/11 - 51:25 PR
5k - 8/6/11 - 38:33 PR
10k - 9/17/11 - 1:13:59 PR
5k - 10/15/11 - 36:44.0 PR
5k - ll/6/11 - 39:05
4m - 11/24/11 49:31 PR
5k 4/29/12 34:54 PR
3.5+ 5/12/12 40:12 PR?
5k 6/2/12 34:58

New rewards: 168 - 1 tennis lesson
165 - 1 skirt from road runner sports
160 - 1 lesson (Bill) even if I have to go to Norris!
157 - 1 drill
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Member Since: 7/14/2010

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My Goals:
Exercise consistently.(am doing this) Run some 5K and 10ks in the spring 2015 goals do a 5k under 37 min. Run a 10k. Play tennis regularly(am playing at least three, usually 4x a week).Take more hikes and bike rides(have done a few and spinning class). Thank God and Enjoy having so much less pain(do this every day). Track food at least 4 days a week.

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185 - 12/25
182 - 1/20
180 - 2/14
178 - 3/1

My Program:
Eat 7-9 fruits and veggies a day. Track my food on Spark. Do Beck and Use South Beach plan. Exercise at least 5 days a week. Play tennis.
last 10 by June 25 (70) Weight goal - New bike



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I have a wonderful husband, 3 daughters and a spoiled dog.
I feel so good, I thank God every day!
My lupus has calmed down for now and right now I'm doing better than I have been for at least 10 years. Was on wicked drugs (especially high doses of prednisone) on and off for many years. Gained so much weight. Am finally getting back into some of those old clothes!! Woohoo!

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I love tennis (playing and watching).I love running more every day. I enjoy playing the piano and the guitar. I like to read books and travel.
Quotes - All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
St. Francis of Assisi

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4EVRYOUNG2
11/15/2014 10:55:39 AM

Raspberries sound really yummy. I'm finding that my 'sweets urge' happens daily between 1:30 - 2:30 in the afternoon, and just before going to bed. The first time of the day is usually a stressful one at work, and I think at night it's just plain boredom. I think I will go ahead and splurge on some berries today at the grocery store, and try those tonight! Have a great day.
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CANDOIT54
11/12/2014 9:09:54 PM

Thanks for friend add. I added you. Maybe we can motivate each other- I know I need someone to motivate me.




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VALLITTLEMAMA5
11/12/2014 7:31:17 PM

Hi! I just tried to edit the feed so it's not set to private any more. Will you check it out for me and see if I did it correctly? I couldn't see a particular box that said, "Private" or "Public," so I hoped I fiddled with the right thing. Thank you ever so much for pointing that out to me! And I hope you enjoy getting back to Sparking!



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RUNMOREMILE
6/3/2014 9:41:01 AM

So sorry to have taken such a long time to your comment on my page. Yes, I would love to have a diet buddy. It does look like we have similar weight loss goals. I've been not tracking for a while because I got discouraged that my weight would just not move for weeks. Now, it looks like it is finally moving in a good direction again. I really need to get back to tracking and learning more on spark. I noticed on your page that you are a runner and have completed at least on half marathon. That is fantastic! I've been running (again) since last February. I have a goal of running in at least one race a month. Right now I'm training for my first 10K. I'm really excited because I'm in the taper phase -- the race is in 1 1/2 weeks and I'm ready. I'm not fast, but I'm confident I'll be able todo the distance. I'm also training for my first half marathon in September. Let me know how you are doing.



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DCARABALLO50
1/29/2014 4:19:00 PM

Hey there lady... I've been gone for quite sometime from this page, but I'm back. Would love to connect with you again. Hope all is well. Drop me a line and let me know if you are still on here working toward reaching OUR goals. Thinking of you...



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