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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I have lost a quite a bit of weight so far (45 pounds) emoticon and I met my first goal. I am only 5'2" so at 150 I am still considered overweight. I would love to get down to 135 so I could be in the healthy range. The one problem I have is that I am the smallest I have been in years and feel great. It is hard to be as strict as I was when I think I look good so I haven't been eating as well as I should be and I haven't been upping my workout routine. I have been thinking of signing up for a half marathon to give me a goal but I am afraid that I am going to do horrible at it. I have always sucked at running and the thought of 13.2 miles is a little daunting. I have run 3 fun run 5K's emoticon and did fine on those and I have run 6 miles a few times during my workouts. Not sure what I am going to do but I really need something to help kick myself into gear again. emoticon

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KAT321123 8/14/2013 1:33PM

    I like Dave's comment(s). =)

If you suck at running, you're still better off than the average adult -- most adults can't run, even in a sucky way! A half-marathon is 13.1 not 13.2 so it's actually shorter than you thought and you can totally do it. Setting some new goals for yourself could totally help motivate you! You've got this.

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-DAVE- 8/14/2013 12:13PM

    Didn't mean to spam you with posts. Kept getting errors about HTML.

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-DAVE- 8/14/2013 12:08PM

    Trust yourself ... I'm not being curt, but listen to yourself...

The one PROBLEM I have is that I am the smallest I have been in years and feel great. .. Why a problem. You're doing great!

It is hard to be as strict as I was when I think I look good .. Are you doing this for yourself ? You say you look good, so isn't that enough?

I haven't been eating as well as I should be and I haven't been upping my workout routine ... One word; why? If this is what you want, why don't you give yourself what you want?

I am afraid that I am going to do horrible at it. ... What is horrible? Your opinion or others? Sign up and do it.

Not sure what I am going to do ... Yes you do.

Looks like you need to sign up for a marathon do a deep dive into what it takes to prepare and do it. Enjoy! Many people would love to have your aspirations - make yourself happy and go for it.

IWAK, Dave


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ALICEART2010 8/14/2013 11:59AM

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Adjustment period

Thursday, July 11, 2013

My husband has been stationed in another state for the last year and has finally retired from the Army and moved back home. We both have been working really hard at losing weight and we have been doing great! Now that we are living in the same house again I find myself falling back into old habits. I have been sleeping in and skipping workouts and we have been eating out more than I have in a long time. You would think that we would be able to help each other out seeing as we both did great on our own but we aren't. I have to get back into eating right and working out on a regular basis. It is so hard though. We have had family and friends staying over pretty much every day since he has been back and we will have people here until next week. I am hoping that once we have the house to ourselves we will be able to get into a good routine. Wish me luck!!!

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RIDELIKEAGIRL1 7/12/2013 6:33AM

    That can be hard to transition back from only having to look after you, to suddenly having a partner involved as well. I agree with Kat... talking to him might be a good idea. Just to make sure there isn't any feeling of guilt for being apart and wanting to make each other happy now that you are back together. Does that make sense? You shouldn't feel bad for taking care of your needs, but together maybe you can find away to each do so.

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KAT321123 7/11/2013 8:12PM

    You're right, you would think that the two of you would be encouraging of each other, but it's so not that easy! I know when many couples first start dating they gain wait from going out and dating and all that fun stuff. While you're not a couple, you're sort of re-establishing things and going out to some fun meals in the process.

Good luck! You can do it! Maybe talk with him and remind him of your own goals, individually and as a couple, and maybe try to get some healthier food goinf for your houseguests.

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Getting frustrated

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I hurt my knee a couple of days ago and it is driving me crazy! Just as I was improving on my run. emoticon I promised my husband that I wouldn't run on it this week to give it time to heal. I have been walking the dogs a little farther but I just don't feel like I am getting any kind of calorie burn. My husband suggested the bike or elliptical but they use the knee too. I am going to have to come up with something or I am going to go crazy! The funny thing is I HATE to run but I feel like I get max calorie burn when I do it and I am missing it now that I am forced to take a break. I have officially went crazy!!!! emoticon

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SMABARBIE 6/27/2013 11:56AM

    Thanks for the ideas Mikejandz I will have to do that. I am hoping that I will be able to next week. Keeping the fingers crossed. I just feel so lazy just walking lol. Eduran6 I hope that your back feels better soon. I know how much a injury can sideline you.

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EDURAN6 6/26/2013 12:44PM

  I know how you feel. although I don't run I usually go on the elliptical and haven't been able to because I hurt my back. The strange thing is I have no idea what I did it started hurting before bed time and I haven't done anything out of the ordinary. So I have just been walking for almost a week now.

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MIKEJANDZ 6/26/2013 11:36AM

  I love the enthusiasm about the running. Have you tried using ankle or wrist weights? Also to help rev up your walks, you may try stopping periodically and doing sit ups/pushups or maybe some squats and lunges... Best of luck to you and I hope your knee starts feeling better soon.

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40 pounds down!!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

emoticon I have lost 40 pounds as of today!!! emoticon I really can't believe that I am getting such good results. I have tried to lose weight so many times over the years I guess this time was just the right time for me.
The only problem I am having these days is I tweaked my knee the other day and even when I wear a brace it hurts. It feels fine when I run but afterwards it hurts like heck. I am just going to have to suck it up and not run this week. I get my biggest calorie burn from running so it worries me to not run. I will just have to take the dogs for longer walks and try to burn as many calories as I can. I just don't want to injure the knee any more.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful day!!! I Know that I will!!! emoticon

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SCARLETCURLZ 6/24/2013 8:51PM

    Yay! That's awesome! (About the weight loss, not the knee. :D)

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MEBAZI 6/24/2013 12:22PM

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are amazing!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Thank goodness it is Friday!!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

So I was trying to keep a blog of my exercises but that got old quick lol. I have realized that I am pretty boring lol. emoticon
This week has been crazy! The weather has been horrible! And work has been boring as heck. I have had a hard time getting up and going to the gym. The only day that I did run outside was Sunday because it has been raining the rest of the week. Luckily I have been able to walk the dogs every night except one (it was raining too hard that night).
Just another week and I fly out to meet up with my husband and help him drive back to Washington from North Dakota. emoticon It is going to be so nice to have him home again. I just hope that I don't go back to the old ways and gain weight because he is here. Luckily he has been working out too so maybe it will be ok. Before he went to North Dakota our eating habits were the worst and we hardly ever worked out. We have both found things that have worked for us so hopefully we will be able to mesh our workout schedules and eating habits and be able to continue losing weight. Only time will tell.
I hope that everyone has a great weekend!!!


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