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Wineglass Marathon 2013 with Cindy and Catherine





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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: 146,026

Fitness Minutes: 133,917

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

Personal Information:
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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FITMAMA_
12/13/2014 11:02:00 AM

Thanks for the add!
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TXHRT4U
12/8/2014 2:36:43 PM

Hope you had a great race this past weekend!



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WONDERWOMAN
12/8/2014 1:45:28 PM

Thanks for the finisher's medal last week. Sorry I'm so late, but things have been pretty crazy with packing up and heading home, the trip, then a whole bunch of family stuff once we arrived Thursday. I'm amazed at how well I fared post-race. Completely recovered within a few days. Of course I know the SLOW pace helped with that, but hey, I'll take it. I just may do a few more and time them so I can become a double agent. LOL



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SUNNYSIDEUPMARY
12/8/2014 12:16:17 PM

Thanks, Dee, for the goodie! Today I resumed doing a habit that really made life easier in the past - preplanning, pretracking and preportioning my food. I feel so much more optimistic and calmer now that I've done this!



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KRISZTA11
12/7/2014 9:42:45 AM

Thank you for reading my blog!
If I could combine my normal 4-mile run pace with your distance, I would become quite a good runner ; )
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