Wineglass Marathon 2013 with Cindy and Catherine
We did it!
Shared Fitness Tracker
IFDEEVARUNS2 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
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....
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.
Off HRT, and with a significant weight gain. Time to get serious and figure out how to handle the new me.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Maintain my weight range
Become a runner
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.
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 .....
Track what I eat
Eat a balanced diet, making sure I get enough protein
Balance - no deprivation
Get enough sleep
Use the SP resources to stay motivated
Living in Houston, TX. Mother of four, grandmother of five
Sharing my home with a standard poodle - everyone else has now moved out! Oh wait, one cat came back....
I'd rather be dancing or running.
Secrets of Success
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Shout out to you on our "Passover 2017" thread (hope you don't mind).
16 days ago
Thanks for visiting my blog. So far, so good with the eMeals. Will keep you posted. Have a great week!
45 days ago
Thanks for stopping by, Dee. Have a simply AMAZING day!!
49 days ago
Why thank you!
I really should get to the gym more often now, especially now that it's free. Maybe I'll become less "creaky".
50 days ago
To answer your feed question: Everything is still there, apparently, but shifted to the right.
To answer your query on my page: Last weigh-in of the year because tomorrow is my birthday.
Now that I am an "elder statesman" (my aunt's preferred term for a "senior citizen" which she hated), my gym membership is 100% free. I just need to use it!
50 days ago