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  1. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13
    I love running. (Well I used to and then got fat and stopped but now I get a do over!) I just started doing C25K again to get back into running. I am in week 2 and I am so happy to be back to running. With all the weight I have already lost it feels so much easier and more enjoyable. My goal is to run a half marathon by December. (We have the Rock and Roll marathon here in December so that is what I will be signing up for....the half.)

    Yeah for do overs! I ran my first half-marathon last May and it was such a wonderful feeling of accomplishment! Best wishes are your training for your's!
  2. Christie13's Avatar
    I love running. (Well I used to and then got fat and stopped but now I get a do over!) I just started doing C25K again to get back into running. I am in week 2 and I am so happy to be back to running. With all the weight I have already lost it feels so much easier and more enjoyable. My goal is to run a half marathon by December. (We have the Rock and Roll marathon here in December so that is what I will be signing up for....the half.)
  3. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sraebaer
    Today was my first run after freezing temps and snow for at least the past 2 weeks. 56 degrees this morning! I run in the dark before school, so if there is any risk of ice I stay in and hike after school in the woods. I do not want to break any bones.

    It felt so good to run again! Not to mention I still have one Christmas pound to lose.
    I'm so impressed you run in the dark and in the cold! I missed running outside today, but the indoor track wasn't too bad. Better than a treadmill I think.
  4. sraebaer's Avatar
    Today was my first run after freezing temps and snow for at least the past 2 weeks. 56 degrees this morning! I run in the dark before school, so if there is any risk of ice I stay in and hike after school in the woods. I do not want to break any bones.

    It felt so good to run again! Not to mention I still have one Christmas pound to lose.
  5. JLPSch's Avatar
    You have some wonderful and, I think, realistic resolutions! Good for you for making yourself accountable; it's not easy, but well worth it I think! Best wishes!
  6. Sue_902010's Avatar
    We had a message at church about new years resolutions and its a known fact that more and more people are giving up the idea because they realize they loose the motivation to stick with it after so many months, myself included. I do like the idea of resolutions but I think they need to be more realistic, so I did make a few resolutions that I can ease into one was to find another way to releive stress instead of eating (wouldn't you know my desire to cook my old fashioned dishes, meals and desserts have haunted me lately lol!). The next resolution is to clean the treadmill off again and make an effort to run again (my daughter uses the treadmill as a storage space so I keep moving her stuff so that guilt is staring me in the face). The other reaolutions is more advancing myself and cultural desires learn piano and study for a big accounting test. I am posting here to hold myself accountable so let's see what the new year brings.
  7. JLPSch's Avatar
    Thank you! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who gave up on resolutions!
  8. Christie13's Avatar
    Beautiful blog. I know what you mean. I gave up on New Years Resolutions years ago.
  9. JLPSch's Avatar
    That sounds great! I love running races. There's such a great energy to them.
  10. Christie13's Avatar
    I workout on my own but in January I'm starting the C25K. Once I get good at running again I intend to start doing races. Hoping I'll also find friends who are into doing races as well. Glad you found a workout buddy!
  11. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fatbgone
    I want to go horseback riding. I'm still heavy right now, but come spring I'll be on that horse.
    I need to add horseback riding to my list. It sounds like a great spring time activity!
  12. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NrseJessie
    -Go skydiving!! I've always wanted to but there's a weight limit. Missed doing this with some good friends for a 30th birthday.
    -Go ziplining
    -The skyjump off the Statosphere Tower in Las Vegas
    -Look as good in pictures as I currently trick the camera into thinking I am (ex: my avatar), lol.
    -Fit in an airplane seat without an extender for the seatbelt

    Basically to be able to do anything I want to without fear of being too fat or breaking something, or being laughed at by others. People are mean.

    Great list! Skydiving is on my list, too.
  13. Fatbgone's Avatar
    I want to go horseback riding. I'm still heavy right now, but come spring I'll be on that horse.
  14. NrseJessie's Avatar
    -Go skydiving!! I've always wanted to but there's a weight limit. Missed doing this with some good friends for a 30th birthday.
    -Go ziplining
    -The skyjump off the Statosphere Tower in Las Vegas
    -Look as good in pictures as I currently trick the camera into thinking I am (ex: my avatar), lol.
    -Fit in an airplane seat without an extender for the seatbelt

    Basically to be able to do anything I want to without fear of being too fat or breaking something, or being laughed at by others. People are mean.
  15. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra3
    I'm almost 11 months out and I haven't reach my own goal yet, but so far I do have a small list:
    -fly economy and feel ok about it, no need for an extension belt anymore! and I can open the tray!
    - be on the photo: usually I was the one taking the photo or I was hiding behind my kids or friends, not anymore!
    -sit with confidence anywhere without checking first if the sit is going to hold me..or even sit in a booth of any size!
    - I'm able to rent a tiny car in Europe and I can actually feel ok inside the car!
    -I'm in Asia so the sizes are smaller than anywhere else, I've been able to find a few clothing pieces those past months....was a big surprise!
    - cross my legs...a big change!
    - not stay in a corner when I take the metro to have more grip, in fear I could fall on someone and injure him/her...now I'm ok everywhere.
    - walk more than 8 miles ...before WLS 3 was agony....now I'm just ok!
    - feel more like a normal human being and not a whale or a giant...
    - have hope I'm not going to die the next decade since my health improved so much.

    Such a great list! It's the big and the little things that make losing weight so wonderful! Best wishes!
  16. Sandra3's Avatar
    I'm almost 11 months out and I haven't reach my own goal yet, but so far I do have a small list:
    -fly economy and feel ok about it, no need for an extension belt anymore! and I can open the tray!
    - be on the photo: usually I was the one taking the photo or I was hiding behind my kids or friends, not anymore!
    -sit with confidence anywhere without checking first if the sit is going to hold me..or even sit in a booth of any size!
    - I'm able to rent a tiny car in Europe and I can actually feel ok inside the car!
    -I'm in Asia so the sizes are smaller than anywhere else, I've been able to find a few clothing pieces those past months....was a big surprise!
    - cross my legs...a big change!
    - not stay in a corner when I take the metro to have more grip, in fear I could fall on someone and injure him/her...now I'm ok everywhere.
    - walk more than 8 miles ...before WLS 3 was agony....now I'm just ok!
    - feel more like a normal human being and not a whale or a giant...
    - have hope I'm not going to die the next decade since my health improved so much.
  17. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sraebaer
    Buy way too many clothes because everything looks cute. Been the same size for over 2 years.

    Pack for a trip without trying anything on first to see if it fits.

    Run. At a Minute Clinic they took my pulse and the lady said, "Are you a runner?" Well yes, I am.

    Still shocked when I see the number 8 in my pants or a S in my shirt.

    Love to have my picture taken now. You will find very few fat pictures, because I hid from the camera.

    Ski, climb mountains, zip-line, kayak, SUP, wear a bathing suit in public, the list is endless.

    I just feel NORMAL. Priceless.
    So many fantastic things!! I think feeling normal is truly priceless!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
  18. sraebaer's Avatar
    Buy way too many clothes because everything looks cute. Been the same size for over 2 years.

    Pack for a trip without trying anything on first to see if it fits.

    Run. At a Minute Clinic they took my pulse and the lady said, "Are you a runner?" Well yes, I am.

    Still shocked when I see the number 8 in my pants or a S in my shirt.

    Love to have my picture taken now. You will find very few fat pictures, because I hid from the camera.

    Ski, climb mountains, zip-line, kayak, SUP, wear a bathing suit in public, the list is endless.

    I just feel NORMAL. Priceless.
  19. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TarotAces
    Things I'm looking forward to once I've gotten rid of enough weight:

    Walk through Pike Place Market and leisurely shop, without pain

    Go hiking to a nice camping spot in the mountains by a lake where I can fish and EVENTUALLY hike with my kayak on my head so I can kayak/fish the lake.

    Sit with my legs crossed

    Put on shoes/tie shoes without pain

    Not have to worry about a double chin when people take pictures of me



    General mobility without pain would be a miracle right now. To be able to DO without wondering if I CAN do ________ (insert ANY activity here)
    These are all awesome goals! I wish you the best!!!
  20. TarotAces's Avatar
    Things I'm looking forward to once I've gotten rid of enough weight:

    Walk through Pike Place Market and leisurely shop, without pain

    Go hiking to a nice camping spot in the mountains by a lake where I can fish and EVENTUALLY hike with my kayak on my head so I can kayak/fish the lake.

    Sit with my legs crossed

    Put on shoes/tie shoes without pain

    Not have to worry about a double chin when people take pictures of me



    General mobility without pain would be a miracle right now. To be able to DO without wondering if I CAN do ________ (insert ANY activity here)
  21. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Katrina
    I told my husband last week that I wanted to go ice skating this past Saturday. He made arrangements. Then the thought of being around a bunch of kids turned me off. No ice skating for me. We will go parasailing when summer rolls back around.
    It is a bit of an obstacle course with kids on the rink! Parasailing sounds great, though!
  22. Katrina's Avatar
    I told my husband last week that I wanted to go ice skating this past Saturday. He made arrangements. Then the thought of being around a bunch of kids turned me off. No ice skating for me. We will go parasailing when summer rolls back around.
  23. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Westy
    I look forward to being able to cross my legs...sounds goofy. Can't wait
    It's not goofy at all! I think it's all the little things like crossing your legs and walking up stairs easily that all add up. Best wishes!
  24. Westy's Avatar
    I look forward to being able to cross my legs...sounds goofy. Can't wait
  25. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kindle
    I sit on the side of the hot tub or pool in my bikini instead of hiding under the water.
    I hop up into my saddle without having to find a log or rock to climb up on first.
    I am at the front of the pack of any hiking trip I go on instead of hacking up a lung in the back and avoiding anything longer than a mile or two. Can easily knock off 10-20 miles in a single day.
    I sit with my legs crossed all the time.
    Even 3 years later, I still stare at myself in awe every time I walk by a mirror.

    Wow!! So impressive and inspiring!! I also look in the mirror in surprise sometimes. Isn't it amazing what we can do!
  26. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jamma
    I want to walk the golf course! For now, I'll be happy to finish 18 holes without being exhausted!
    That is a fantastic goal! Best wishes!
  27. Kindle's Avatar
    I sit on the side of the hot tub or pool in my bikini instead of hiding under the water.
    I hop up into my saddle without having to find a log or rock to climb up on first.
    I am at the front of the pack of any hiking trip I go on instead of hacking up a lung in the back and avoiding anything longer than a mile or two. Can easily knock off 10-20 miles in a single day.
    I sit with my legs crossed all the time.
    Even 3 years later, I still stare at myself in awe every time I walk by a mirror.
  28. jamma's Avatar
    I want to walk the golf course! For now, I'll be happy to finish 18 holes without being exhausted!
  29. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by saramichelle
    I am going to go zip lining this year. I am already in the weight range! Super excited.

    Oh, I'm going to add that to my list! That sounds like fun! Enjoy!
  30. saramichelle's Avatar
    I am going to go zip lining this year. I am already in the weight range! Super excited.
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