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new goal

Monday, July 01, 2013

well as my full marathon is 3 months away I am really focused on the race. to ensure my success I am not eating any junk or sweets or deserts till Oct 6. this will be very hard but I think I can do it. I will take it 1 day at a time and 1 week at a time. I want to be in the best shape of my life for this race!!!!

  
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ALIDOSHA 11/28/2013 4:23PM

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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EBURGITE 8/1/2013 8:45AM

    hope your training is going great!

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WILSHAR7 7/7/2013 2:22PM

    Congratulations on the goals you have set for yourself for the marathon coming up. You CAN do it!! You can do anything you set your mind to!!!
I haven't been on SP or the PC for quite sometime now. I've been on off and on, but mostly off. I've had to take care of my husband in his later days. He passed away on May 22. I went to CT with my children after his Memorial Service, I came home for about 1 1/2 weeks and then went to Louisville, KY to visit my other daughter. I am home now and hope to get back with my program. Everyone on SP have been so wonderful and caring to me. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful circle of friends!!
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4RASCALS 7/5/2013 2:49AM

    emoticon Great attitude.

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ROXYZMOM 7/1/2013 10:41PM

    You will do it - your wife will get you there! You are a very lucky man!

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2BEABETTERME 7/1/2013 7:22PM

    Amazing willpower!
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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 7/1/2013 5:34PM

    I can feel the excitiment!! WOO HOOO

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/1/2013 4:52PM

    Great attitude. All you have to worry about is today! emoticon

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LESSISMORE2010 7/1/2013 3:26PM

    emoticon You're going to do great!

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NYKIMMIE 7/1/2013 2:54PM

    emoticon you can do it!

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LINDAK25 7/1/2013 2:14PM

    Go for it! You can do it!

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MASRITE 7/1/2013 11:58AM

    You got this!!

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ROOT4HOME 7/1/2013 11:28AM

    You can do it! :)

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KIMPY225 7/1/2013 11:25AM

    Best of luck to you!!!!!!!

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DIANNEMT 7/1/2013 10:58AM

    You can do it!!

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RUNNINGFRAU 7/1/2013 10:15AM

    You can do it!!! Great goals.

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/1/2013 9:08AM

    I'm glad you're back : ) Good luck!

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WONDERWOMAN 7/1/2013 8:47AM

    Good luck. I've recommitted to a much cleaner diet also since I've gained 5 pounds this year using the "injury" excuse.

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MARATHONDAD 7/1/2013 8:35AM

    its the tri city marathon in Minneapolis

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MEEMOM33 7/1/2013 8:11AM

    Awesome attitude!!! Sweets tend to be my downfall and to think that I'll never have another through October makes me sad. You seem to have the willpower and attitude and that's what I need.

Good luck with the marathon; which one is it?

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I am back

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hello everyone!!!! I took a little break for a while but now I am back. I hope everyone has been doing great and meeting all their goals. Since I was on here last my wife and I have run 2 more half marathons. That is 12 in total together. But this year we are going to attempt to run our first full in Oct its called the tri-city marathon in Minneapolis. We are very excited and a bit nervous. It is hard to try and find the xtra time for training but so far so good. So I am glad to be back and will love catching up with everyone

  
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AELARLEE1 7/1/2013 11:42AM

    Glad you are back, and for sure, the marathon is a great feat! I am doing my 5th one at 57 :)

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CATIATM 6/30/2013 8:39PM

    Welcome back!

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ROXYZMOM 6/30/2013 12:46PM

    Welcome back and congrats on running #12!!

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LINDAK25 6/30/2013 11:37AM

    Good to see you back and running!

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CCSDESTINY 6/30/2013 8:56AM

    Awesome!!! my husband is running his first half with me this fall, I'm so looking forward to all the time training together. Glad to have you back!

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SCOUTMOM715 6/30/2013 7:39AM

    Welcome back & congrats to you & your wife for completing 2 more 1/2 marathons!! emoticon

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SLFGOLF 6/30/2013 1:05AM

    Welcome Back. Good luck with your training for the full marathon. Minneapolis should be great in October for running.

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MANILUS 6/30/2013 12:15AM

    Sounds like you guys are doing great, that's awesome!

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JERSEYGIRL24 6/29/2013 10:38PM

    Glad to see you back.

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2BEABETTERME 6/29/2013 9:40PM

    October in Minneapolis is a great time to run (I live not to far from there). I love the cool morning temps. Kudos to you and your wife!
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TWINZMOM7 6/29/2013 8:33PM

  Welcome back! Glad to hear the marathon training is going well. I am also training for my first full in October. It's great that you guys can train together. emoticon

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LESSISMORE2010 6/29/2013 5:57PM

    Welcome back!

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MASRITE 6/29/2013 5:48PM

    Nice to see you back. Wow, 12 halves and now attempting a full. Good luck to you and your wife on the training!!

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4RASCALS 6/29/2013 5:45PM

    Great that you & your wide are still running. You will do great in your first full marathon.
Glad that your back .. You were missed !!

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RUNNERRACHEL 6/29/2013 4:44PM

    emoticon that you're back and continuing to race! I know you can do this next challenge!! emoticon

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WONDERWOMAN 6/29/2013 4:13PM

    emoticon back - glad to see you signed up for the RWAP July challenge.

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RUNNINGFRAU 6/29/2013 2:01PM

    Welcome back, seems like a perfect day for returns. Awesome news about the half marathons and your first full marathon this Oct.

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so proud of myself

Thursday, March 07, 2013

the past few days have been beyond stressful!!! We have had one thing after another go wrong with our house and appliances. yesterday i was super stressed and I was making cookies with my ladies at work. I do recreation at a nursing home for those who dont know. In the past if I was stressed or not I would hae eaten so much of that cookie dough its a major weakness of mine. but instead I didnt have any. This was a huge victory for me

  
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EBURGITE 5/29/2013 10:06AM

    i hope things have settled down.

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MANILUS 3/30/2013 8:51PM

    Great work!

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CATIATM 3/21/2013 10:44PM

    Congrats!!!!

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It is hard to pass up our favorite things on the grocery aisle or even on the street! For you to have the temptation in your hand and decide to pass on the stress eating is a marvelous victory.

Day by day, minute by minute... VICTORY!!

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MOMOSG 3/8/2013 9:00AM

    Awesome! Those moments when we triump over a weakness are so empowering. Good for you!

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SEABREEZE64 3/8/2013 7:39AM

    emoticon on no cookie dough.

BOO on things going wrong

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DMANN104 3/7/2013 10:27PM

    Good for you!

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4RASCALS 3/7/2013 9:26PM

    emoticon Good for you. Cookies can be hard to resist. Great job!!

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KIPPER15 3/7/2013 8:44PM

    Wow! way to go. I LOVE cookie dough, but love cookies so much more. Too tempting when I am stressed. emoticon

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TEMPERANCE88 3/7/2013 8:35PM

    Yay! Good for you!

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HAVEFUN247 3/7/2013 8:32PM

    Great job!! I'm not sure how you resisted, other than Mind over matter!

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LINDAK25 3/7/2013 5:50PM

    Good for you!

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KBARRY23 3/7/2013 4:35PM

    You're stronger than me!! Keep up the great work!

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MASRITE 3/7/2013 4:31PM

    So proud of you, too!! Cookie dough is awesome, so I get it!

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2BEHEALTHY2014 3/7/2013 3:30PM

    Great job! I can't bake cookies because I eat the dough and the I can't stop eating the cookies!

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ROXYZMOM 3/7/2013 1:43PM

    Good for you - for working with the elderly and not eating the cookie dough!

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JENGRAMMER 3/7/2013 1:34PM

    WOW that was a huge victory!
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If we all do that well maybe we'll be #1 again next week
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    Yay! That is really great! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 3/7/2013 1:21PM

    Celebrate your victory!! Way to go!!!

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MAJORLY_SHAY 3/7/2013 1:12PM

    Congrats on being strong enough to resist your urges!

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LYNSEY723 3/7/2013 12:43PM

    Yummm.... cookie dough!!! :) Way to pass it up!!

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HI-NRG 3/7/2013 12:42PM

    These temptations are everywhere! Great job of not falling prey to it!
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TRAVELGRRL 3/7/2013 12:41PM

    Good for you! That's an awesome NSV.

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 3/7/2013 12:21PM

    Way to go!! Cookie doguh is hard for me to pass up too

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MS0669 3/7/2013 12:12PM

    WhooHoo - Great show of inner strength ! Way to go ! emoticon

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do I need encouragement

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I would say yes who doesn't need encouragement? I love when people leave me nice messages and encouraging words. sometimes it helps u get through a tough day or lifts your spirits when you are down. When I was injured for 4 months I had so many nice words sent to me telling me not to give up and to stay positive and find other things to do until my leg healed. those words helped me get through a really tough time!!!!

  
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AELARLEE1 3/7/2013 8:10AM

    Love your honesty! One inspiring thing about SP is watching people's posts reflect their growth and change, and for sure, we need encouragement from others to help us along!

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PMRUNNER 3/7/2013 6:08AM

    SP certainly is a special community!

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ROXYZMOM 3/7/2013 5:41AM

    I am glad you got through! You have helped to inspire me while I am now dealing with my injury! Nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

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PEACEHOPE1 3/6/2013 8:36PM

    I'm glad you've received such sound support. That's awesome! emoticon

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MARITIMER3 3/6/2013 8:31PM

    We all need encouragement, and the support of our Spark Friends is one of the best parts of belonging to Spark People.

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4RASCALS 3/6/2013 8:30PM

    We all need encouragement. Keeps us moving in the right direction.
It also sometimes put's a smile on your face, that someone said something nice.

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4RASCALS 3/6/2013 8:30PM

    We all need encouragement. Keeps us moving in the right direction.
It also sometimes put's a smile on your face, that someone said something nice.

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MASRITE 3/6/2013 8:13PM

    Isn't that why we're all here, to get encouragement from others? We're just doing our job!! And, I think we all love it!!

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SLENDERELLA61 3/6/2013 5:33PM

    So glad you are through the tough time!! So glad your SparkFriends and their good words helped. Yes, encouragement is a source of energy and helps us get to a place of joy!! Keep on. You are doing great!! Love your blog!!!

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STEVIEBEE569 3/6/2013 4:16PM

    Encouragement can go a long way! Keep pressing onward & upward!

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CANICE 3/6/2013 3:39PM

    For some reason, I am reminded of the song, "Home on the Range"

"Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play;
There seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the sky is not cloudy all day."

Here's to blue skies and encouraging words!

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 3/6/2013 3:38PM

    Super! Encouraging words helps us all pull through the rough times.

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MELROSE13 3/6/2013 3:37PM

    It is nice to get encouragement...SP friends are a very positive influence on us all..funny how people you never have met and most probably never will can have such a positive input on our lives. have a great day!! emoticon

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NINJA-NED 3/6/2013 11:45AM

    absolutlely right. encouragement is always welcome and helpful. emoticon emoticon

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HENRYNOLAN 3/6/2013 11:11AM

    i have tried to encourage my husband to become much more active, and was even able to convince him to join spark people in large part due to the story of you and your wife - getting fit together, and being active together... so know that you are encouraging people all over simply by leading the life you are leading and sharing your story :)

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    So true! You are doing great! emoticon

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KIPPER15 3/6/2013 10:27AM

    Every one needs encouragement and kind words. Too often we forget that in today's fast paced world. You work in a challenging field, both phyically and emotionally. I know it is rewarding to you. I commend you for your dedication and careing attitude. emoticon emoticon Keep training for yourself. emoticon

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question is how am I doing day to day

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I am doing great. I am back on track with my ST big time and I am able to run again after my injury. The running has helped so much. I always feel I can keep my weight more under control when I can run!!!!

  
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MASRITE 3/6/2013 12:02AM

    Great to hear that you're back to running and your injury is cleared up!!

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    Excellent, keep making good choices! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 3/5/2013 7:48PM

    I am so happy for you! I know you have really missed running! I bet your wife is super psyched to get her running buddy back. Congratulations!

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TRAVELGRRL 3/5/2013 4:06PM

    Super! I am starting a running program with women in the community -- I'm hoping it helps jump-start my weight loss again.

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JCEDIT89 3/5/2013 1:41PM

    Funny how being able to work out again makes us feel 'normal'! Who knew?! emoticon emoticon

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TEMPERANCE88 3/5/2013 12:50PM

    That's great!!!

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MARITIMER3 3/5/2013 12:17PM

    So glad you're able to run again. My treadmill and ST have become such a part of my routine that I don't know what I'd do without them.

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I think about running later on sometimes ... not sure if I'd like it or not. Glad you found something that works!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 3/5/2013 10:32AM

    That is awesome!!!

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COOP9002 3/5/2013 9:26AM

    Awesome news!!

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LYNBRINT 3/5/2013 8:42AM

    I admired you good attitude, even throughout your long recovery - hope never fails! emoticon

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