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  1. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13
    So sorry Jen. I know that stinks. Especially losing out with the bonding time with your son. But as everyone said, your health is important. I get the disappointment, though. I have not been able to run as much as I would like lately due to my knee. It stinks. But I will be back at it. I know I will. Happy Thanksgiving my dear.
    Sorry to hear about your knee, Christie! Yes, we'll both be back at running! Happy Thanksgiving!
  2. Christie13's Avatar
    So sorry Jen. I know that stinks. Especially losing out with the bonding time with your son. But as everyone said, your health is important. I get the disappointment, though. I have not been able to run as much as I would like lately due to my knee. It stinks. But I will be back at it. I know I will. Happy Thanksgiving my dear.
  3. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by astallons
    I signed up for my first Turkey Trot a few weeks ago...I have been walking/jogging every other night to get ready for it. (Doing the C25K). I have noticed that itís becoming addictive to go out and jog...even in the short time I have been doing it, so I canít imagine how you feel being told you canít do it right now. Have you thought about just walking it this year. At least that would keep you still in it and not missing the year totally.

    Running is a lot of fun isn't it? Congrats on signing up for your first Turkey Trot! You'll love it!

    I thought about walking it, but my dentist really wants me to take it easy for the first week. It's funny to think that walking 3 miles really isn't a big deal any more like it was 4 years ago. I'm going to embrace the break, though, and finally watch the Macy's Thanksgiving break with a cup of coffee and my family.
  4. astallons's Avatar
    I signed up for my first Turkey Trot a few weeks ago...I have been walking/jogging every other night to get ready for it. (Doing the C25K). I have noticed that it’s becoming addictive to go out and jog...even in the short time I have been doing it, so I can’t imagine how you feel being told you can’t do it right now. Have you thought about just walking it this year. At least that would keep you still in it and not missing the year totally.
  5. Stacey03's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JLPSch
    Turkey Trots are so much fun! I highly recommend them! I always wear a turkey headband and it puts me in the spirit. And I eat pumpkin pie guilt free. Looking forward to running next year!
    HAHA Super cute! I should be in America or aim to come over at this time of year just for a turkey trot :-)
  6. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey03
    Oh shame about the turkey trot... what a cute name!!!!!!! I want to turkey trot too! It's a bummer, Im a runner too so I feel ya, but do what greg said and do 2 on christmas day LOL. I still can't get over turkeytrot, it's such a cute name!!!!!!

    Turkey Trots are so much fun! I highly recommend them! I always wear a turkey headband and it puts me in the spirit. And I eat pumpkin pie guilt free. Looking forward to running next year!
  7. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ann2
    What ghost_ryder said ... dental care is also self care. But I do understand your disappointment. Turkey trots are such festive affairs -- like going to a party!

    BTW, I really admire the lifestyle you've created for yourself. I do read your blog from time to time and appreciate that too, because I know how much effort it takes to blog and do it well. You do a great job of that, too!

    Respect.

    I do love Turkey Trots, well, actually any races. I find that the racing community is positive and supportive, no matter what size I've been at each race.

    Thank you so much of your kind words and for reading my blog! Some days it's hard to share the bad along with the good, but this journey is so important to me. Thank you so much!!
  8. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost_ryder
    Dental health is equally important and sometimes one has to give to the other. Sorry you are missing your run. You can make up for it by running two on X-mas day. LOL. Awesome that this is even an option for any of us. Keep up the good work.
    Hmm, I didn't think about two runs on Christmas! I could use them to run off all the peppermint of the season It is wonderful that exercising can be part of your life isn't it? Thanks!!
  9. Stacey03's Avatar
    Oh shame about the turkey trot... what a cute name!!!!!!! I want to turkey trot too! It's a bummer, Im a runner too so I feel ya, but do what greg said and do 2 on christmas day LOL. I still can't get over turkeytrot, it's such a cute name!!!!!!
  10. Ann2's Avatar
    What ghost_ryder said ... dental care is also self care. But I do understand your disappointment. Turkey trots are such festive affairs -- like going to a party!

    BTW, I really admire the lifestyle you've created for yourself. I do read your blog from time to time and appreciate that too, because I know how much effort it takes to blog and do it well. You do a great job of that, too!

    Respect.
  11. ghost_ryder's Avatar
    Dental health is equally important and sometimes one has to give to the other. Sorry you are missing your run. You can make up for it by running two on X-mas day. LOL. Awesome that this is even an option for any of us. Keep up the good work.
  12. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost_ryder
    Are you still Disney Fans? Doing the parks is much easier without all the weight in that heat. Me and the wife love Disney as adults without the kids. It really is magical, lol. Congrats on the anniversary. You both look amazing and healthy.

    We're still Disney fans! We moved to CA a few years back and started going to Disneyland. Here's a blog I wrote about my first time to Disney since having surgery:

    https://downthescale.com/2014/02/20/...-so-much-more/

    I did my first half-marathon at Disneyland, too. I think that's the only one I'll do another. We don't live in CA any more so I don't know when we'll get back. I miss it! There's just something magically about Disney, even if you're an adult.
  13. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ann2
    Congrats. No, growing old isn't bad at all.

    I never thought I would believe that, but I do.
  14. ghost_ryder's Avatar
    Are you still Disney Fans? Doing the parks is much easier without all the weight in that heat. Me and the wife love Disney as adults without the kids. It really is magical, lol. Congrats on the anniversary. You both look amazing and healthy.
  15. Ann2's Avatar
    Congrats. No, growing old isn't bad at all.

  16. JLPSch's Avatar
    Thanks, everyone! Growing old isn't bad at all is it?
  17. Sandra3's Avatar
    You both look very good! was thinking exactly what Christie wrote about fine wine. Funny thing is that hubby and I had a wedding anniversary a few months ago and my daughter took a photo, I compared it to my wedding photo... same thing...we look much healthier now!
  18. sraebaer's Avatar
    Congratulations!
  19. Christie13's Avatar
    Happy anniversary!! You guys are like fine wine...better with time!! You both definitely look much healthier now! Kudos!!
  20. sraebaer's Avatar
    A cookie? It doesn't happen often, but if I want a cookie I sure don't feel guilty about it. I am not on a diet. Diets never worked for me.
  21. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jennak89
    Yes, thanks for being real, I know my down fall is sweets, and I need to watch them....

    Thanks! Being honest with myself isn't easy, but I find it gets be back on track!
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    Yes, thanks for being real, I know my down fall is sweets, and I need to watch them....
  23. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13
    I hear you about the sweets. If I let myself...I could inhale them as well. I have also found that allowing myself something small daily helps quash those constant cravings. I like the dove dark chocolate bites. I can eat one...I suck on it so I can savor it longer and it works for me. I know with the holidays coming and being able to eat more now I will also have to focus on mindful eating as well. Thank you for the reminder Jen.

    I love the idea of a small daily treat. If I try to cut something out completely, I just want it more. Thanks, Christie!
  24. Christie13's Avatar
    I hear you about the sweets. If I let myself...I could inhale them as well. I have also found that allowing myself something small daily helps quash those constant cravings. I like the dove dark chocolate bites. I can eat one...I suck on it so I can savor it longer and it works for me. I know with the holidays coming and being able to eat more now I will also have to focus on mindful eating as well. Thank you for the reminder Jen.
  25. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ann2
    Jen, you're confronting some good stuff. My own third surgiversary was mid-August.

    One thing I am changing up in Year Four is that I'm committing to eat 8 fruits and veggies daily this year, and I'm usually making that target. (Last year's goal was 6, and I usually hit 5.)

    I'm finding that the extra V/Fs are dulling my sweet tooth. I still have some daily food treats (usually one small glass of wine and one biscotti), but nighttime cravings are much more rare. Just some food for thought for you to consider.

    BTW, I have a friend who many years ago lost 100 pounds on WW and has maintained her weight loss for nearly 20 years. One of her maintenance mantras is, "I maintain easily because I focus on eating healthy foods instead of focusing on not eating unhealthy foods." It was a subtle distinction that worked well for her, and I've never forgotten it.
    Thank you, Ann! I always love to hear your advice!

    I like the idea on concentrating on more fruits and veggies. I'm also trying to focus back on protein again. Back to basics!
  26. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MTMiller
    Great blog! You are inspiring to me. I appreciate your honesty.
    Mary
    Thanks so much, Mary!
  27. Ann2's Avatar
    Jen, you're confronting some good stuff. My own third surgiversary was mid-August.

    One thing I am changing up in Year Four is that I'm committing to eat 8 fruits and veggies daily this year, and I'm usually making that target. (Last year's goal was 6, and I usually hit 5.)

    I'm finding that the extra V/Fs are dulling my sweet tooth. I still have some daily food treats (usually one small glass of wine and one biscotti), but nighttime cravings are much more rare. Just some food for thought for you to consider.

    BTW, I have a friend who many years ago lost 100 pounds on WW and has maintained her weight loss for nearly 20 years. One of her maintenance mantras is, "I maintain easily because I focus on eating healthy foods instead of focusing on not eating unhealthy foods." It was a subtle distinction that worked well for her, and I've never forgotten it.
  28. MTMiller's Avatar
    Great blog! You are inspiring to me. I appreciate your honesty.
    Mary
  29. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GigiUSA
    Nice blog
    Thank you!!
  30. GigiUSA's Avatar
    Nice blog
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