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Feeling great, back to running.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I am feeling pretty confident that I will be able to complete the 10K route of the Terry Fox Run after all. I have run 3 days since Saturday, and each session I have increased my time by about 10 minutes. I have also made plans with my run buddy to get in some sessions together so she will be ready too! I know we can do it, even if we have to run slowly. I ate very well today, so I expect to see some good results come Monday's weigh in. I am going to keep my eating spot on for the rest of the week, because I have much indulgence to look back on so I don't feel deprived. I am determined to still reach my mini goal of weighing 155 pounds by September 7. I will not allow one week to derail my plan. I want my scrapbooking day! It means that I will have to be VERY focused with my food for the next 19 days for sure. Sparkpeople wouldn't allow me to keep my goal of 135 by November 16 because it requires more than two pounds a week. I need to get back on my schedule so I will reach that goal in time and be able to change my settings back to that plan here at Sparkpeople.

  
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SSDCQUINCY 8/20/2009 2:03PM

    Way to go! I am sure you can reach your goals if you are able to stay focused. Good luck, and remember just take it one day at a time.

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LISAW/3 8/20/2009 11:54AM

    Glad to hear you are back on course for your running!
Keep it going!

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My computer gave up the ghost

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Well, I am finally back online. My computer gave up on me last week, so I have been MIA because of that. My wonderful hubby tried to fix it, but we ended up having to replace the tower. He is going to try and recover as much as we can from the old hard drives in our tower, hopefully all of our photos! Anyway, my appetite has settled in for a long long visit, and I am back on the upswing with my weight. I am not surprised by this, after going for so long with such a low calorie intake, I figured I would have a rebound. My weight is up to 167 again, and I haven't really been too worried about it to be honest! I am very excited to have my health back! I was at the doctor last Tuesday, and he found that my infection was gone, but my lungs were still inflamed and needed another week or two to recover from the infection. He recommended using my puffer before exercising intensely in order to improve my performance. On Saturday, I met up with a friend of mine for a walk. She has been sick with strep since around the time I was dealing with pneumonia, so her running program was knocked way off track. We both felt like running, so all told, between an 8 minute interval and a second 5 minute interval, we managed 13 of the 60 minutes running. Then, Sunday morning, I did some running on my own while my oldest child attended a team practice and Daddy stayed home with our youngest. I did 20 minutes straight before succumbing to the heat and humidity. It felt so wonderful to be back to running well finally! I played baseball Sunday evening, two games right in a row! It was so much fun! Anyway, I should be back online on a daily basis now. I hope everyone is well, I missed all my emoticons!

  
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CRYSBROWN1 8/19/2009 1:45PM

    Welcome back to Sparkpeople & RUNNING, how exciting! Glad you are starting to feel better & that's what's important, you'll be able to burn those measily pounds off in no time now that you are back in the game!

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AWOLF24 8/19/2009 1:04PM

    I'm glad to hear you are feeling better AND back to running! emoticon

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LISAW/3 8/19/2009 11:09AM

    Glad you are back online and glad to hear you are getting better!

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SSDCQUINCY 8/19/2009 9:06AM

    Sounds like you had a very active weekend! If you keep moving at that rate, you wont have to worry too much about your weight. Keep up the great work, and we missed you.

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BEFIT014 8/18/2009 11:33PM

    emoticonSo happy you're back!

Take care of yourself!

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VHASKEW36 8/18/2009 10:06PM

    So glad you are back on line. For the past 2 days mine has been coming and going, so I feel like you felt.

Keep looking forward. God bless, ginny

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My appetite has returned

Friday, August 14, 2009

And it is mad! I have been feeding it to keep it quiet! I wish it would go away, because I was doing so well without it!

  
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SSDCQUINCY 8/17/2009 8:33AM

    Good Luck! Try feeding it some nice healthy fruit and see if that works.

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AFAIRYPRINCESS 8/16/2009 3:10AM

    Oh I just hate it when that little bugger comes back!!! Hehe!! Hope that means you are feeling better though babe. xx

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LINDA25427 8/14/2009 10:56PM

    I felt hungry all day too . I kept drinking my water and my green tea. I'm going to have me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich tomorrow if I'm still hungry. I will still stay in calorie range .

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BEFIT014 8/14/2009 9:17PM

    LOL!

Uh oh!

emoticonDon't feed it too much!

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NJJAZZ 8/14/2009 8:45PM

    Great BLOG. My appetite has returned also............. and Id like to scare it away. If you come up with a solution................. share it. I will do the same.


LOL maybe there is an appetite repellant we can use,,,,,,,,,,,,, or a zapper, Im thinking an old fashioned clothes pin on my mouth.

Good luck................

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Baseball yesterday and emotional outlets other than food.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I thought I was getting better, and recovering from this stinkin pneumonia. Then, yesterday I played baseball. If I hadn't played, we would have had to forfeit the game as we had exactly the minimum number of girls allowed to field a team. I was a mess! All the running really hurt my chest, and with the humidity putting the temperature in the mid 40's, it was no help! I came home feeling frustrated, sad and discouraged. I ended up calling my mom to talk and vent and cry. I felt so much better after our talk, and I was so proud of myself because my thoughts did not once turn to food! I simply went down my mental list of who to turn to when I am emotionally vulnerable and started making some calls. This is a refreshing new stage for me, and I am thoroughly enjoying my new freedom from food. It has been a hard battle, and I know the war isn't won, but I feel so much different about food than I ever did before.

  
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AFAIRYPRINCESS 8/12/2009 12:25AM

    So glad to hear that you are not turning to food. That is awesome!!! Hope you are feeling better. Thank God for our Mum's hey! Take good care of you babe! Bel xx

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SSDCQUINCY 8/11/2009 2:17PM

    Be sure to take care of yourself. You don't want to have a relapse of pneumonia!!!
Way to go on turning the corner on your journey. You are doing great, and keep up the good work.
Sandra

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FATGEEKNINJA 8/10/2009 10:41PM

    Yikes! You don't wanna mess around with pneumonia! emoticon
Get well soon, okay? And congrats on your triumph! Isn't it a relief not to be so obsessed with food? I speak from experience!! ;)

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Awesome fun shopping for clothes today

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Well, I loaded up my kids today, picked up a good friend of mine, and off we went to my favourite second hand store on the hunt for mom's new summer clothes. I reached my mini goal of 160 pounds yesterday, so I was ready to get my reward. It was very enjoyable. I tried on a spring and fall jacket in a small, thinking to myself, who are you kidding! But! It fit! The last time I bought a spring and fall jacket, it was a 2X! 5 sizes different! Shorts, I bought size 12! Down from my size at the beginning of this journey of wearing size 20's and just barely being able to do them up! The tops I was trying on were all M or S, and there were lots that fit me. I had planned to buy two pairs of shorts, and two tops, but I ended up with 3 shorts, 5 tops(one is a workout top that is a small, a little too small yet, but for 2.99 I couldn't resist knowing that I will shrink into it shortly.), 2 winter coats (both medium), a spring fall jacket. I was feeling pretty good for getting so much nice things for me and I spent way less than I would have at a regular price store. I know that some of these items like the shorts will eventually be too big, but I really enjoy having clothes that fit well at each stage of my journey. Now, I can eliminate a couple pairs of shorts from my wardrobe that really don't fit anymore because they fall off, and are just not flattering. I will put some on over the next few days and post some pics of my new threads! I am soooooooooooo excited!

  
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PENNYROYALTY 8/10/2009 2:33PM

    holy cow! congrats! your hard work is certainly paying off! i can't wait until i'm in the same boat!

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FATGEEKNINJA 8/10/2009 12:25PM

    Oh my gosh congrats! I too hope to see a size 12 soon!

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AWOLF24 8/10/2009 10:05AM

    That is SO much fun!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AFAIRYPRINCESS 8/10/2009 4:21AM

    Awesome! Well done. You sooo deserve this. Enjoy every minute of how good it feels. I am so so happy to read. Can't wait to see the pics! Bel :)

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RCHRISPY 8/10/2009 2:11AM

  Whooo

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BEFIT014 8/9/2009 11:41PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Good for you!

You are doing GREAT!!!

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BIJOUX7 8/9/2009 11:28PM

  Congrats on the downsizing of your wardrobe. I got to do a little shopping this weekend too. Bought pants- something I haven't been able to wear for a while.

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