RUNNINGPFUHL   47,458
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Before: June 2009 142.2 After: November 5, 2009 128.8, yes 15 pounds is THAT big of a difference!













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Don't Give Up, Just Play The Game A Different Way!

*The Crayons Motto(s): A plan with no action is just a wish! Stop wishing and go make it happen!

*Training is the opposite of hoping! ~ Nike

*This is a journey, NOT a destination. A healthy lifestyle isn't a diet, its a lifetime of small (and sometimes large) adjustments.

*The scale is not a reflection of who I am, but a snapshot of a location on the journey.

This quote is more evidence of the process of running and how I need to ...
*The Crayons Motto(s): A plan with no action is just a wish! Stop wishing and go make it happen!

*Training is the opposite of hoping! ~ Nike

*This is a journey, NOT a destination. A healthy lifestyle isn't a diet, its a lifetime of small (and sometimes large) adjustments.

*The scale is not a reflection of who I am, but a snapshot of a location on the journey.

This quote is more evidence of the process of running and how I need to remember this isn't a sprint, it's a journey.

It takes patience to become the best runner you can be. Top athletes realize that running is a long-term sport. It is set up for people who value delayed gratification and who like hard-earned success.-- Anthony Famiglietti, two-time Olympian and six-time national champion

And Lance, I love Lance's quote:

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it... lasts forever"

Pain is indeed temporary. In fact, I'm not dead and until then, it's Alllll Temporary!!

I'm a RUNNER GIRL and RUNNER GIRLS keep going. It may take a while to cross over the "healed and ready to run" finish line. This could be a mararthon in the making. But its one I plan on completing victoriously!!


2012 so far the year of ups and downs.
run lots of fun races. joined my local running club, challenged myself to new distances, got way far out of my comfort zone. ran further & faster! And fell. :(

I fell during a training run on Sept 28. I broke my left arm/wrist. I had surgery. I'll have physical therapy. I can't run until I'm 100% healed. But I will run again! WOOT!

Don't Give Up! Just Play The Game A Different Way!!

January 2013

Weight: 127
Neck 14.25
Bust: 38
Chest: 34.5
Natural Waist: 31
Belly Button: 33
Hips: 37.25
R Arm: 10
L Arm: 10
R Leg: 17
L Leg: 17
January Goal: 124

Maintained in October and November, looking to lose in December!

October 2012:

Weight: 125
Neck 14.25
Bust: 38
Chest: 34.5
Natural Waist: 30.25
Belly Button: 31
Hips: 37.25
R Arm: 10
L Arm: 10
R Leg: 17
L Leg: 17


February 2012:

Weight: 129
Neck 14.25
Bust: 38
Chest: 34.5
Natural Waist: 30.25
Belly Button: 31
Hips: 37.25
R Arm: 10
L Arm: 10
R Leg: 17
L Leg: 17
February Goal: 126
GW: 120 or under (April!)

January 2012:
There is work to be done in 2012! I've gained weight and lost muscle mass, but I have every faith that I'll lose these few pounds and get my muscle back!

Weight: 131
Neck 14.25
Bust: 38
Chest: 35
Natural Waist: 31
Belly Button: 33
Hips: 38
R Arm: 10
L Arm: 10
R Leg: 17
L Leg: 17
January Goal: 128
GW: 120 or under (April!)


November 2011:

Weight: 125
Neck 14.25
Bust: 38
Chest: 35
Natural Waist: 30
Belly Button: 31
Hips: 36
R Arm: 10
L Arm: 10
R Leg: 17
L Leg: 17
August Goal: Maintain
GW: 120 or under (one day)

I'm still maintaining! Still going strong! Still on the journey! I fluctuate a pound or two up or down from my goal weight but that's how maintenance goes.

I've got a new goal race to focus on and I'm trying a new app/program to get me there. I've resigned myself to a walk/run so I can continue to well....run. And I look forward to competing!!

Happy Running!! :D

August 2011:

Weight: 125
Neck 14.25
Bust: 38
Chest: 32
Natural Waist: 30
Belly Button: 31
Hips: 36
R Arm: 10
L Arm: 10
R Leg: 17
L Leg: 17
August Goal: Maintain
GW: 120 or under

it's been a hard summer. i started it off over training and now i'm paying for it.

August (and maybe september) I will take off from running. My goal though is it participate with my Dallas Spark Team in the November and December Relays. :D

March 2011:

Weight: 127.4
Neck 14.25
Bust: 38
Chest: 32
Natural Waist: 30.5
Belly Button: 31.75
Hips: 37
R Arm: 10.5
L Arm: 10.25
R Leg: 17.5
L Leg: 17.75
March Goal: 125
GW: 120 or under

February 2011:

Weight: 125.0
Neck: 14
Bust: 37
Chest: 31
Waist 29.75
Belly Button: 31
Hips: 35.75
February GW: 123

January 2011:

I gained 3 pounds over the holiday...mostly sodium induced.

Weight: 128.0
Neck: 14
Bust: 37
Chest: 31
Waist 29.75
Belly Button: 31
Hips: 35.75
January GW: 125

2010 is GONE BABY GONE!! And the Stats are in a blog!

OCTOBER 30, 2010: RUNNER GIRL IS BACK!! I ran my first 5K!! Back from all these injuries and set backs with a personal record of 35.01! I'm glad that I'm back in the groove of things!! Excited to finish out the year with 90-100 mores miles logged!! :D

2010 has been (thus far 07/2010)) the year of injuries. One right after another. But that's Ok. Running is a long term sport. These injuries keep reminding me of that.

THE CRAYONS STORY:
You know the feeling when you open a new box of crayons, the big box, 64 crayons....the excitement, the possibilities, the creativity flowing from you buzzing like electricity thru your veins? Do you remember that feeling? That is how I feel about this healthy journey. The possibilities it creates. A new healthy me, an energetic me, a me that fits into her clothes, ya know the "someday" clothes in the back of the closet, a new box for the 64 crayons!!

***March 2010: I am here to report that the someday clothes have been given away! I'm two sizes smaller than the lowest size "someday" size!

*****I have been a member of SP since 2006, but I didn't start utilizing the tools until May 2009 (april 27 to be exact). When my annual blood work came back with high cholestoral numbers, borderline bloodsugar numbers and 30 pounds overweight, I decided, it was time. Time to get my life back, my shape back, my strength back, my energy back.

When I was younger I was teeeny tiny, I never had to watch my waist or what I ate. Now that I'm ut-hmmmm, over 39, If I smell donuts I gain 5 pounds!

Also because I was so small in school, I didn't feel athletic. I always wanted to be, but I felt I wasn't big enough, strong enough, not enough something.

For the past five-ish years, I've been interested in running. Because its a personal challenge. Its a PB thing. Its not against anyone else. Its just about moving myself forward. So a few years ago I bought some running shoes, yea...for real, I said years ago. And I would walk and sometimes jog 2-3 miles per day, I lost 10 pounds and had 10 more to go.

Then well...life happen and a move and I wasn't near my favorite running trail, so I stopped running.

Then more life happened and I read a book called "A Beautiful Offering" by Angela Thomas, Its not about running, its not about running at all, but there is a page or two about it that says:

"It finally dawned on me that I probably won't wake up one day and be a runner. Nothing will happen unless I actually get out there and do what it takes to become one. About a month ago, I started trying. I wish I could tell you that it happened in a matter of weeks. But I am forty, and becoming a runner is going to take a little more time. I walk fast to warm up, run until that side thing is unbearable, walk it out and then run a little more. I feel like such a pansy. But if I give up again, I will still never become a runner. I want to run. I have dreamed that I am a runner all of my life. I could quit, but something inside me doesn't want to this time."

So Thank You Angela Thomas I have my shoes on and I'm trying. I walk when I have to and I'm faster when I can be! :) Even though I am huffing and puffing, tripping and tumbling, I'm moving and I'm not quitting! I am a runner!

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2009 INFO:
DECEMBER 2009
Weight 127.6
Neck: 14.25
Bust: 37
Chest: 31.5
Waist 30.5
Belly Button: 31.5
Hips: 36.5
December Goal: 125
I made it to 125, but I couldn't hold onto it thru the holidays, I gained two pounds after Christmas, but started Half Training and lost back down to 126.4.

NOVEMBER 2009
Weight 128.2
Neck: 14.25
Bust: 37
Chest: 31.5
Waist 30.5
Belly Button: 31.5
Hips: 36.5
November Goal: 125 (almost made it 126.0)
November was good for me, I ran my first two races, I did really good at keeping up with my runs and ST. I was doing well on weight loss until Thanksgiving....Before Thanksgiving I was 126.0 After I was 129.2! YIKES!! But I think that has alot to do with drinking little water and having alot of sodium over the holiday, my measurements haven't changed a bit. My clothes still fit the same.

SEPTEMBER 2009
Weight: 133.2
Bust: 37
Waist 31.00
Belly Button: 32
Hips: 37.00
GW: under 135
September I spent off my foot due to a torn posterior tendon. But I did manage to lose some weight. I thought I would be doing good to maintain.

AUGUST 2009:
Weight 137.2 (sodium inflated)
Bust: 38
Chest: 32
Waist 31.00
Belly Button: 32
Hips: 37.00
Neck: 14.75
GW: 130
August 2009 was pretty much a bust for me. I ended up weighing the same as when I started. Again I got down to 135, but I didn't stay there. I'm not sure what I can do differently in September. Right now I don't know how to bust this plateau. My measurements are pretty much the same so my goal for September is still 130.

JULY 2009:
Weight 138.4
Bust: 38
Chest: 32
Waist 31.25
Hips: 37.25
Neck: 14.75
GW: 135

JUNE was a bust due to my injury.

MAY 2009:
Weight: 143.3
Waist: 33
Hips: 38.5
Neck: 15

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QUOTES AND MOTIVATIONAL STUFF THAT KEEPS ME GOING

from TURFGIRL quotes: Progress has little to do with speed, but much to do with direction

from MISSY MAGOO: I would see people running and just not get it. I thought the same thing- why would anyone ever run unless you had to run FROM something? I wish I had thought to tell our friend that sometimes you can run TO something, or just run for the heck of it- cuz it feels good. Cuz when you run nothing else matters- life's stresses disappear and all that's on your mind is the rhythm of your feet hitting the ground, the length of your stride, the breath in your lungs, the feel of the wind on your face, the sounds and sights of the world we belong to. When you run you know exactly where you started, exactly where you are, and exactly where you're going... and the only way home is to finish. How often in life can we say that?

*~ Our running shoes are really erasers. Every step erases a memory of a past failure. Every mile brings us closer to a clean slate. Each footstrike rubs away a word, a look, or an event that led us to believe that success was beyond our grasp." -John Bingham

*~ Remember MOTIVATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS. (from BECCACOATS)

M- MAKE SHORT TERM GOALS
O- OUT WITH THE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
T- THINK OF WHY YOU WANT THIS
I- IMAGINE HOW YOU WILL FEEL
V- VISUALIZE HOW YOU WILL LOOK
A- ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SUCCESSES
T- TREAT YOURSELF WITH RESPECT
I- INVESTIGATE NEW IDEAS AND FOODS
O- OBSERVE YOUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
N- NEVER GIVE UP AND NEVER GIVE IN

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"You don't have to be perfect, you have to stick with it. If you get a traffic ticket, you don't go out and break every traffic law for the rest of the day. So if you eat a slice of pizza, you don't need to go out and eat an entire pizza. If you have to say to yourself I might as well... think I might as well not...instead." ~INDYGIRL (SparkPeople success story at convention)

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not in some of us, it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Speech, 1994

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There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results. -Kenneth Blanchard
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You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.
Gatorade ad

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Quotes from Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium:
Mr. Edward Magorium: When King Lear dies in Act V, do you know what Shakespeare has written? He's written "He dies." That's all, nothing more. No fanfare, no metaphor, no brilliant final words. The culmination of the most influential work of dramatic literature is "He dies." It takes Shakespeare, a genius, to come up with "He dies." And yet every time I read those two words, I find myself overwhelmed with dysphoria. And I know it's only natural to be sad, but not because of the words "He dies." **but because of the life we saw prior to the words.**

[pause, walks over to Molly]
Mr. Edward Magorium: I've lived all five of my acts, Mahoney, and I am not asking you to be happy that I must go. **I'm only asking that you turn the page, continue reading... and let the next story begin.** And if anyone asks what became of me, you relate my life in all its wonder, and end it with a simple and modest "He died."
Molly Mahoney: [starting to sob] I love you.
Mr. Edward Magorium: I love you, too.
[picks Molly up, sighs heavily]
Mr. Edward Magorium: Your life is an occasion. Rise to it!!!!!!

*~ "Obsessed is a word that the lazy use to describe the dedicated." turfgirl
*~ Vision is the spectacular that inspires us to carry out the mundane.~~CW
*~ Graveyards are full of people who "should have" written books, sang songs, acted, painted, traveled been someone. Wouldn't it be ashame to join them with your dream still in your belly? ~~ P.W.
*~ If you want something you've never had, you've got to do something you've never done. ~~P. W.
*~ Only those who can see the invisible can do the impossible.~~Unknown

1. A year from now, you will wish you had started today.
2. Unless you puke, faint or Die..keep going. ~~ Jillian Michaels
3. You can choose whether to say I cant or I CAN
4. There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results! ~~ Kenneth Blanchard
5. Don't dig your grave with your own fork and knife.
6. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe your face. ~~ Gatorade Ad
7. It does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop.
8. You're either In or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in between.
9. You cannot out train a bad diet. Don't expect to eat crap, train like a pro and look like Jillian...it's NOT going to happen.
10. Get Over It..get over excuses, fears, failures, hunger and pain. Get over it to get past it!!

From MAGDA's FB:
"Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world, as in being able to remake ourselves." (Mohandas K. Ghandi) Instead of getting frustrated by other people or situations out of our control, let us focus our energies on the one person and situation we know we can positively influence ... "Each day, I improve."

INDY HEADLINE:

"47 degrees, 26 mph winds, 13.1 miles, 1 goal" —BRING IT ON!

JILLIAN QUOTES:

Why are you choosing to fail when success is an option!

"trying" is planning to fail!

No, I'm not killing you, YOU"RE killing you!

Lance Armstrong Quotes:

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

““Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 90-percent chance or a 50-percent chance or a 1-percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight.””

“If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.”

OOOH NEW SPARK PEEPS QUOTES!!!

From SUSIEMILO: "If the problem isn't hunger, then the solution isn't going to be found in the refrigerator."

From TEACHINMOM: "Do not do anything to lose weight that you wouldn't do to maintain that weight loss...it won't be sustainable if you can't do it forever."

From STYLELADY1: "Being hungry is not the end of the world, just as feeling winded, tired and sore is also not the end of the world. Many people feel hungry at several points during the day, and really, they are just fine."
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Member Since: 3/14/2006

SparkPoints: 47,458

Fitness Minutes: 50,360

My Goals:
January 2013
2013 Goal 1K - yes it scares me!


Jan: G65/A
Frigid 5K
Winter Runnerland 10K

Feb: G80/A
DRC 5Mile

March: G80/A
Renegade Run
St Pats 5K
RNR Dallas HM

April: G80/A
Morrison Classic
The Will To Walk 5K

May:G80/A
White Rock N Roll 10 Mile
The Patriot Half

June: G80/A
DRC 4 Mile
Wounded Warrior HM

July: G80/A
Independence 10K
Too Hot Too Handle

August: G80/A
DRC Relay

September: G80/A
DRC Bash 5 Mile

October: G80/A
DRC The Loop 15K
Husky Fun Run

November: G80/A
DRC Half
Turkey Trot

December: G80/A
Dallas Marathon Relay


My Program:
January 2013

* Run 4 days a week
* Stay within caloric race
* Proper nutrition at each meal
* 5 meals a day

2012 Milage
G360/A695.88!!


Personal Information:
I'm a native Texan, currently living in the Dallas Area

I first logged onto SP in '06. But I didn't get dedicated until my blood work came back April '09 with high cholesterol numbers. That was enough for me to get serious, be serious, stay serious about my health.

2010: Brought my cholesterol down 15 points with diet and exercise alone! WOOT!

April 2011: Brought my cholesterol down 43 points!!

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KATRINIA17
9/1/2013 4:06:59 AM

Fall is quickly approaching! I hope you are making the best of the summer! emoticon

Love, Kat



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LILIVW
3/18/2013 11:41:45 AM

Did you change your profile name? I haven't been on for awhile and am so glad to be back. I reached goal weight and thought I could do it on my own without weighing food, tracking food, etc. I am so glad to be back and for the lesson(s) I've learned along the way. Glad to see you doing so well. Do you know what happened to Wendy (Runtrilaugh)? She was such a great leader for the RWAP team and it looks like she is not longer on. Did she change her profile or something?



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LIGHTNINGRUNNER
2/27/2013 10:17:29 AM

You will be waiting a long time. It wasn't pretty and nothing to brag about. Untrained and I did it - not something I like to hear from others and not something I suggest ever.



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LIGHTNINGRUNNER
2/26/2013 1:41:59 PM

So what did you think of my whim of a marathon?




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JMERLAU
1/22/2013 4:30:06 PM

you use crayons cause you're goofy like that. hahahahahahahahahahahaha



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