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Benchmark 59:30 5k - Aloha

Sunday, September 07, 2014





Me (orange) with Newsgirl2177.
(not pictured- BEFIT_WITHGUSTO or Newsgirl's awesome husband who took our picture. )

I have been inactive and I felt it. I'm lifting 45 pounds from my lightest, and I felt them. My feet burned. And through small adjustments, neglectful via inadequate sleep, nutrition, refueling, hydration, training....I triggered a bit of a migraine.

But the world goes on. I typically like to document my triumphs over my struggles. But I need to note this. All of it.

This is my new benchmark. 59:30. The course was fairly flat with some grass portions. That might be the longest it's taken me to do a 5k, or it might be amazing since I haven't trained. All I know is that the only way forward is to keep moving. And looking back too far, comparing myself negatively is dragging me down.

This is a new beginning, trying new things, and growing wiser along the way.

1259 Wolflkitty bib1410 57:30 18:33 F 36
Escondido CA

  
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AMBER281 9/14/2014 1:16AM

    Way to go!

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THEVOW2013 9/13/2014 8:18AM

    So proud of you. ..it ALL seems impossible until its done

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THEVOW2013 9/13/2014 8:18AM

    So proud of you. ..it ALL seems impossible until its done

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KALISWALKER 9/9/2014 1:08AM

    You did it! Be proud of what you accomplished.

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ICECUB 9/8/2014 7:29PM

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 9/8/2014 6:00PM

    Awww...my favorite girls! How fun! Miss you Jocelyn :)

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 9/7/2014 11:55PM

    You did awesome and it was great to walk with you!!

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MCJOYFUL 9/7/2014 11:47PM

    I think it's amazing! emoticon

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SDLOV3R 9/7/2014 11:34PM

    I miss you, Joc!

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Vulnerability

Sunday, August 31, 2014

https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brow
n_on_vulnerability


A common theme with people is to like things that reinforces the beliefs they already hold. This TED talk linked above is exactly like that. It touches on the themes of some of my previous blogs when I was struggling to figure out self-love, the ones where I was trying to explain why when I let go of the need to look perfect in every picture I started to relax and think about those I love or the experience I was having and people noticed and complimented my pictures more, that kindness to yourself invariably results on being more kind and patient and less judgmental to others...

I like reminders, even if it's things we already know.

  
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AMBER281 9/6/2014 1:37PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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LINTPICKER 9/1/2014 7:56AM

    Thanks for sharing this. She was humorous and clear.


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ONESPOTLEFT 8/31/2014 7:40PM

    thanks for sharing

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Someone Was Worried About My Heart

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Since I started working at this company.


Since I started working at my current job.

Someone told me yesterday they had worried about my heart. I face heartbreak on all kinds of fronts. I look forward to the days ahead when I am stronger. I'm strong, but not as strong as I can be.

  
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LISAN0415 8/28/2014 3:18AM

    I understand how you feel, I work midnights, and it can be challenging when working 12 hour shifts to eat properly, but it's not impossible. I know stress from home and work can make weight loss more challenging too, but again, it's about finding other coping mechanisms and making a plan.

I bring lots of healthy and quick snacks with me to work, and when I get stressed, I don't turn to food, I pray, I call a friend, I take a walk, I take a hot Epsom salt bath... or just take a 15 minute time out and read or play a video game on my phone at home.

We can do this!

Hugs!
Lisa

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LINTPICKER 8/24/2014 5:42AM

    You see the issue, now the hard part of learning how to deal with it. You can do this. You are strong and determined!!

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KEEPITUP62 8/23/2014 3:07PM

    The stress can be very difficult to handle and it shows that your job must be causing some serious challenges in your life.
I pray that you will somehow find your back to remembering that food will not change the stress or make it go away.
Maybe if you can focus on fitness when you feel the urge to eat, it might help to get you back on track.

You yourself know how good you feel after a workout.
Saying prayers for you that all will work out for you.
I am on your side.

Susan emoticon

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KNH771 8/23/2014 11:06AM

    You and I could swap graphs! Hang in there. A set back is just a bump in the road. Being aware of a situation, even if you aren't able to act right away, is a step in the right direction. I don't know what you're facing, but I'll be thinking of, and praying for, you.

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RENZRYD 8/19/2014 11:45PM

    Hugs lady. We all need a reset, just remember you can hit the button. emoticon
-Renee

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NEWSGIRL2177 8/18/2014 12:01PM

    I worry about you, too. I'm here if you need me.
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MCJULIEO 8/18/2014 10:19AM

    Sometimes it's nice to know that somebody cares.... we do!

(not in a creepy stalker-y way, and not in a possessive smother-y way, just in a "yay, You, you can do it!" kind of way...)

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DAWNDMOORE40 8/17/2014 8:32PM

    emoticon If you have God, anything is possible! If you don't have God, then everything seems like an obstacle. Be strong and live by Faith! emoticon emoticon

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FRENCHTOSD 8/17/2014 7:31PM

    Those charts are very telling. What is the problem with this job?

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MJRVIC2000 8/17/2014 4:46PM

    Faith makes everything possible; Hope makes everything work; and Love make everything beautiful! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Superhero stuff

Friday, August 08, 2014

I feel stronger walking up the stairs at work finally. It took 2 months! Most days I go up and down the 18 steps only a few times- average 100 steps a day. And I was going so slow that as soon as I got the tiniest faster I pushed harder, so I was always out of breath. It was deceptively discouraging. But I made myself avoid the elevator.

Link to article excerpt below- www.themarysue.com/chris-pratt-now-a
-god-who-could-play-indiana-jones/

Guadians star said this:
Pratt also says training for his unprecedentedly physical role as Peter Quill has given him Gamora-levels of badassness:

"I can do 40-inch box jumps now. Action-hero physical stuff. Jumping that high feels really good. You see a giant hillside, and you think, I wanna get up that. You see a building, you think, I could climb that. When you get in shape, the world around you becomes things you wanna jump on and climb on."
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Seriously, it doesn't take movie star fitness to feel fairly invincible. The confidence from KNOWINg things, even if no one else does. The mileage count-down on freeway signs making you think about how you ran that last weekend. The freedom of feeling empowered to not be stuck, even if your security crumbles, like your car breaks down.

It changes your whole life. www.themarysue.com/chris-pratt-now-a
-god-who-could-play-indiana-jones/

  
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RENZRYD 8/19/2014 11:49PM

    Thanks for posting this...now I will dream of Indiana tonight ;)

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MCJULIEO 8/18/2014 10:23AM

    Wow! I can train to be a Super Hero! Niiiiice!

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LISAN0415 8/14/2014 4:39PM

    That's awesome! Keep up the great work, more results are coming!

Lisa

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SPARKLE883 8/8/2014 9:57AM

    I was just thinking something similar the other day - there's a certain loop I walk through town that measures about 2.5 miles, and when I first started walking it I wanted to cut it short, or turn around, or hurl myself into traffic. But it started getting easier and easier, and now I'm looking forward to adding different legs to the route to make it longer, or to add more hills or something to make it more challenging. It's great to feel pride in the progress you've made, and I really feel that no amount of progress is too small!

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    Great! emoticon

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GRETA242 8/8/2014 7:45AM

    Keep going! You can do this...you are doing this. Good job!

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ZRIE014 8/8/2014 1:20AM

  have a good day.

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Giving Rewards

Monday, July 28, 2014

Partially to tuck away that last blog, I'm posting another right away that is a little more positive.

What does a reward minus a few gifts equal? More reward.

How can that be? Well, in hard numbers it looks like this:
$20 - $4.50 - $5 - $10.50 = Feeling rewarded

*I spent $4.50 buying a stranger coffee and breakfast, since all he could afford was the free water.
*I spent 2 hours with a dog that was running loose in the streets, and gave a neighborhood kid $5 after he recognized the dog and without hesitation ran down the street to show me where it lived.
*I spent $10.50 on a leash while I was waiting for the owners to call me back since they weren't home, and I was afraid the doggy needed water or treats or to go potty.

They gave me $20 when the dog was finally home. I tried to refuse it, but he insisted. It wasn't until later that I realized it was the perfect dollar amount for the gifts I freely gave to others. And yet, I am still the one who feels bestowed a gift. It may sound cliched or cheesy, but it's true.

  
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MCJULIEO 8/18/2014 10:25AM

    What a wonderful story!

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MIMULUSBUG 8/4/2014 8:25AM

    AMEN SISTA!!!!


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MANLEYSANDY 7/31/2014 2:08PM

    Amazing!!

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LISAN0415 7/31/2014 4:22AM

    I always find that when do our best to give to others, God blesses us 3 times that!

-Lisa

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RUDITUDI2000 7/30/2014 10:13PM

    AWWW I love this story! Thanks for sharing that is sooo sweet of you to lovingly care for this cute doggie!

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ASHESS85 7/29/2014 9:04AM

    awwww you helped in some many ways! I've seen some people walk or drive right by a stray dog. I always stop, no matter what! emoticon

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KALISWALKER 7/28/2014 9:48AM

    What a great pay it forward!

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LINTPICKER 7/28/2014 9:19AM

    God blesses!! Great!

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ONCEUPONABOD 7/28/2014 8:51AM

    Jocelyn,

You're AWESOME! I enjoyed both your blogs! You have courage and heart!

We will SUCCEED in our quest for health & fitness as long as we persevere! And, this much I can tell you, we're NOT quitters! We're DONE Girls! Let's get it DONE! I'm so DONE with my extra pounds and excuses. Can't wait to resume the journey with you my Sparktacular friend!

Yours truly,
Julie :o)

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SNOOPYLINKOS 7/28/2014 7:39AM

    What cute little ears! You are his hero!

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