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01/01/13 -
Here I go again. Will I ever reach a point where I'm not starting over?
Happy that we all can have "do overs". The New Year beginning is cliche but what the heck. Time for my do over moment. I have events (LA Marathon and half-marathons) to participate in and this year I will be better than before. While doing them I will whip this body back into shape.

01/03/12 -

Where has the time gone? I've been with SparkPeople for 3 years now and still everyday is a struggle. I definitely thought my goal would be realized by now, but nope not there yet. 2010 closed on a high note since I was pushing forward to my goals (Surf City Half Marathon and LA Marathon). Fear was a big motivator for me since I didn't want to fail at either event. Both were terrific and even had my best time yet at the LA Marathon during a bad storm. The training paid off since my body was looking good and lots of people noticed. Then, I took a break, then another and then just became lazy. Well, not totally lazy. I exercised but not at the same peak while training for my events but I didn't curtail my eating habits and even picked up a few I shouldn't have. As a result, I lost progress and even gained weight (not all). Now I need to regain the progress and get back on track. Same story, new year.

Here I am working on my 2012 goals (half marathons and marathon). So, as I work on these goals if the by product is reaching (or getting closer) to my weight goal then all the better.

11/28/10 -

I returned from the East Coast today. The visit was great but I'm glad to be home. My birthday month will close in 2 days. It's been a good month for me. I lost some weight and visited family.

In October I completed the Rock N Roll LA Half Marathon and this month I registered for the Surf City Half Marathon in Feb 2011.

November may be closing but I'll keep on exercising and eating right to further my goal of losing 60 pounds.

December feels like it will be a great month and terrific year ending.

6/20/10 -

I'm kicking it into high-gear now.

When I started with SparkPeople I was ambitious with my goals (lots of half-marathons and a marathon; lose 60pds).
Well, I lost some weight but that is it and lately that has stalled. Previously I wasn't ready for the marathons and never fully committed to training. But now I'm ready to do it. I've done a 10k and at a good pace and this week I'll test out pushing to 8 miles to see where my stamina is. I've already registered for the LA Half in October so I'm committed since I don't like paying and not participating.

Time to shake up my routine and start hitting the hills.

I also am re-committing to checking my eating habits. More discipline with healthy eating.

Time to see some new results, I've been standing still long enough!

7/8/09 -
Today I returned to the Team workout. It's been over 2 weeks...

All my life I have struggled to either lose weight or maintain a weight standard. Many years ago I returned home (PA) to visit my family and realized just how big (fat) my relatives were. I was also, but smaller than the others (or so I convinced myself). I realized I didn't want to be this way, but again I never took the time to focus my energy on losing weight. I even had a gym membership that I didn't use...for 2 yrs. Finally I did and guess what - I loved it! I still miss my water aerobics instructor.

I cut the membership when I was looking to cut finances. But then started walking more (save gas) and never realized how much weight I was losing until 30 pounds was reached. I've maintained that loss, thank goodness!!

In 2005 I relocated to Southern California (previously lived in N. Cal) allowed me to lose another 20. I think it was stress from moving. Anyway, a co-worker asked people to train with her for the LA Marathon and I joined without knowing how many miles are in a marathon. Training on the coastline of Palo Verdes was agonizing but beautiful. I felt great and the extra bonus was my body showed the results! Plus, I met a man...hmmmm.

I walked in the LA Marathon and cried at the end because I couldn't believe I had completed a marathon. After it was done, I realized that it wasn't a struggle, it just felt like a nice long walk with friends and strangers who became friends along the way. And you receive a nice shiny medal, WooHoo!!!

Well, it's been over a year since I had any real activity. A little walking from time to time. I've lost the body results previously seen (regained the 20 pds) and now I want that back.

My health is good and if I can get my weight down I can say I'm a healthy individual.

Dude002 told me (and told me) about SparkPeople and the team workouts. So here I commitment is still shaky but the good news is I haven't given up. thank you Dude002

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to my co-worker and friend Dude002 for introducing me to SparkPeople. I look forward to renewing my spirit and in turn a healthy lifestyle. More about me at a later date.

Member Since: 5/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 82,223

My Goals:
2013 Goals:
LA Marathon

OC 1/2 Marathon

Long Beach 1/2 Marathon

Lose 15 pounds

Re-try the 30-day Shred video

2012 Goals:
Weight Loss (10 plus lbs) - achieved (but regained)
Long Beach 1/2 Marathon -achieved
OC 1/2 Marathon - achieved
Marathon - NO
Surf City 1/2 Marathon - achieved

2011 Goal:
Long Beach Half Marathon - NO
30-Day Shred (Re-try) - NO
LA Marathon - ACHIEVED 03/20/11
Surf City Half Marathon - ACHIEVED 02/06/11

2010 Goal:
Rock-N-Roll LA Half Marathon - ACHIEVED 10/24/10

My Program:
Team Workouts 2x/week

Walk at Lunch (stress reliever) and in the evenings

Work on running longer distances

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    Hello, it was so nice to see you yesterday. I hope you are doing well and that you enjoyed the movie.

    I've posted some information to the Seaside team about swimming resources and the Biggest Loser Team.

    btw, South Bay Adult school starts today.
    3130 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/7/2013 1:59:24 PM
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    Hey, thanks for the goodie. Yes, it's time to get busy and try to lose the holiday weight. I'm sure the bike ride contributed; didn't realize it was that long. LOL!
    3492 days ago
    thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. I'm taking swimming at El Camino College now. It is a crowded pool, but both the students and the teacher make it an enjoyable time and I'm sure I'll make good progress and graduate to the deep pool. Good luck at taking the plunge. It's fun.
    3606 days ago
    Thank for stopping by and for your comments. I too enjoyed walking with you all. I'm too sore from a hike on Sunday to go today, but I plan to go on Wed. again.

    I can't recommend South Bay Adult school enough for swim instruction.
    3676 days ago
    hello I hope you got my message thanking you for the shred dvd. I tried it for like two weeks and it killed me . cant believe 20 minutes can be gruesome.I have hibernated again ,coz its winter down here now but I am psyching myself up to lose at least 5 kg by my birth day on the 29th July, turning 30. Hope you still are good.getting internet for my home soon so will be able to be on line every evening.
    3734 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/14/2011 12:05:23 PM
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