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Still on the run!

July 2013
I finally acknowledged that the healthy diet I was eating didn't agree with me. I'm now using The Plan to ferret out those foods that aren't friendly. After 4 weeks, I'm down 6 lbs and my joints no longer ache. The research continues....

May 2013
I still haven't figured out what my body is doing, but I'm feeling better. Losing weight may or may not happen, but I'll keep running.

January 2013
Off HRT, and with a significant weight gain. ...
July 2013
I finally acknowledged that the healthy diet I was eating didn't agree with me. I'm now using The Plan to ferret out those foods that aren't friendly. After 4 weeks, I'm down 6 lbs and my joints no longer ache. The research continues....

May 2013
I still haven't figured out what my body is doing, but I'm feeling better. Losing weight may or may not happen, but I'll keep running.

January 2013
Off HRT, and with a significant weight gain. Time to get serious and figure out how to handle the new me.

November 2012
My energy is back, and so is the excess weight. But this is a quest for health, so I'm not going to panic over a few pounds. There is no doubt that I'm in better shape and healthier than I was when I started running almost three years ago.

January 2012
I haven't been my energetic self since the St. Louis marathon last October. My mojo is AWOL, but I'm not giving up, so here I am. Not the update I wanted, but it's real and so am I.

November 2010
We limit ourselves by defining ourselves. That's what I discovered while training for a marathon. I'm in a place I never thought I would be, I'm an athlete, I'm a runner. Who else might I become?

March 2010
I'm on a fitness and health quest now, having achieved a weight range at which I feel comfortable. Yes, range: weight isn't static, and it's going to fluctuate by a few pounds. I'm good with that.
My journey on SP has brought me to an interesting point: it's not about my weight, it's about discovering who I am in so many different arenas.

2010 goals:
Maintain my weight range
Become a runner

July 2009
I had lost weight before, but couldn't even seem to get started this time. Somehow I stumbled onto Sparkpeople, I don't even remember how!

I was going through some very stressful times, with no energy, and no focus, so it was a matter of putting one foot in front of the other without feeling particularly motivated.

It took seven weeks to see any results, and by then I'd developed a habit, motivated or not.

By nine weeks, I realized I needed to get serious about exercise. This piece still eludes me on a consistent basis, particularly strength training.

After three months, I'm feeling so much better. It's hard to believe what difference five or six pounds can make on a 5'1" frame. And my quest is now for fitness, not for a magic number on the scale. So it's going to be a long journey, one I'm on for the rest of my life.
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Member Since: 7/14/2009

SparkPoints: 149,864

Fitness Minutes: 137,287

My Goals:
A balanced diet
A healthy body
A strong body
A sense of control

The rest of the journey: fitness.

Run a 5k - goal met 2/13/10
Complete C25K program - goal met 3/16/10
Power in Motion training - completed 5/1/10
Galloway training - ongoing
Run a 10k - goal met 3/12/11
Run a half-marathon - goal met 10/24/10
Run a marathon - goal met 11/14/10
Run the Hood to Coast relay - done! 8/27/11
Be fit enough to run more than one marathon in a year - goal met 1/19/14
Still be running at 70
Still be running at 80
Still be running at .....


My Program:
Track what I eat
Eat a balanced diet, making sure I get enough protein
Balance - no deprivation
Exercise regularly
Get enough sleep
Use the SP resources to stay motivated

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Living in Houston, TX. Mother of four, grandmother of five
Sharing my home with a standard poodle and a cat, my youngest daughter, her cat and two rats.

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I'd rather be dancing or running.



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BESSHAILE
1/28/2015 11:42:02 AM

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Thanks for the bloglove on my post All About Da Plan. Aren't we all works in progress? I am working on the attitude change as much as anything else.



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WONDERWOMAN
1/20/2015 7:40:19 PM

Boo on the PF still there, but at least it sounds like you had fun acquiring the sore feet this time.



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TEENY_BIKINI
1/10/2015 6:39:41 PM

Thanks for my goodie. Hope you had a great holiday season. Let's rock the New Year! Woo Hoo.

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ROXYZMOM
1/9/2015 5:31:18 PM

Thank you for sharing. I am assuming running helped you heal.



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DDHEART
1/9/2015 4:50:11 PM

"choosing which strength I go for" That is exactly right!

We've both been here a long time and during that time I know I have had highs and lows....when plagued with minor running injury/complaints, I knew that conventional running wisdom would always tell me that I needed to build strength and safeguard flexibility....DOH....but I wanted the fast trac...I wanted to just go out and run! Am I getting smarter? I hope so.

thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my blog



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