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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

SparkPoints: 74,172

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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 - 2/15
182 - 2/28
180 - 3/15
178 - 3/30


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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IAM_HIS
1/17/2015 11:12:25 AM

Today I am out of bed and deep cleaning my bathroom. I may be moving S L O W, but I am getting the job done. Only the linen closet now needs to be re-organized and my bathroom will be ORGANIZED PLUS CLEAN! emoticon

I may not be moving as fast as I like, but this time I am doing the job the right way. Besides, I am closer to having a clean, organized bathroom, than I was this time yesterday!!! emoticon



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IAM_HIS
1/15/2015 9:46:19 PM

Yes, I am re-organizing my bathroom and deep cleaning it. I now have the linen clost left and under the sink to do. Almost most done.



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SPARKFRAN514
1/15/2015 10:30:11 AM

Catching up on my thank you notes thanks for stopping by my album and leaving a note about about on my picture of my brother and I after a Knights special event it was to honor the new Pastor of the Parrish and say good bye the one leaving . Happy sparking glad you are learning to sit and eat i am working on eating slow and finish in less than 10 minutes emoticon emoticon



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1/15/2015 8:41:37 AM

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IAM_HIS
1/14/2015 4:45:11 PM

Wow, it's a brand new day, that is a gift given to you, a gift to enjoy and discover exactly what special miracles are in it just for you.

Oh, you get so caught up in all the attitude and mind set around us, that you do not see the real beauty that around in each day. We live in a country were we have freedom. I've been in several countries where I had to be very careful and aware of everything I did. I soon realized how great it was back home with true freedom. I am especially joyful because I can walk again. It may not be as well as I could before, but I can walk, just no running this time. And to have a mind that can figure out things, remember things and hold onto memories...wow, that is awesome.

Today I hope you take the time to see and discover all the special miracles that are in your day. You see, it's not about what we don't have, it's about what you do have. What is right there in front of you, all around you. Don't rob yourself of all the beauty in joy that is in today. Instead find it, embrace it and cherish it in your memories. Enjoy your special gift of today.

Oh, don't forget, I am grateful for the gift of your friendship and that's why I stopped by. Hugs!




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