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  1. Christie13's Avatar
    Yes ladies. Sometimes being type A is frustrating because we have an all or nothing mentality. But going to an A- can be so rewarding.....we NEED goals because lets face it....that is who we are...BUT we can actually enjoy who we are with a little wiggle room! Love you ladies!
  2. AnnieG's Avatar
    Christie13, you are both totally on track. It's amazing that we focus on one small thing (or maybe not amazing) and lose sight of regaining our life
  3. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13
    Love your new attitude! And your friend N is sooooo spot on!! And the truth is...YOU ARE NO QUITTER JEN!!! I know you are going to be successful. And I am a box checker so I get it. I like to set goals and check them off. But if we make those goals to strict/narrow then we are more likely to "fail" and that "failure" can send us into a tailspin. But if we loosen our grip a bit and enjoy our goals we are more likely to be successful!

    Thanks so much, Christie! I really appreciate the encouragement! I'm glad I'm not the only box checker. I'm with you: loosening our grip a bit is necessary sometimes.
  4. Christie13's Avatar
    Love your new attitude! And your friend N is sooooo spot on!! And the truth is...YOU ARE NO QUITTER JEN!!! I know you are going to be successful. And I am a box checker so I get it. I like to set goals and check them off. But if we make those goals to strict/narrow then we are more likely to "fail" and that "failure" can send us into a tailspin. But if we loosen our grip a bit and enjoy our goals we are more likely to be successful!
  5. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanious
    Wow! You look beautiful.
    I went to your profile site and your story is great in detail.
    I love writing things down too.
    I'm going back to read more.

    Thanks! I started blogging before I had surgery and I'm so glad I did. It keeps me accountable, but more importantly I've found tons of support near and far.
  6. Jeanious's Avatar
    Wow! You look beautiful.
    I went to your profile site and your story is great in detail.
    I love writing things down too.
    I'm going back to read more.
  7. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey03
    Such great plans Jen! I totally believe in writing plans down. Much success to you :-)

    Thanks, Stacey! Best wishes to you!
  8. Stacey03's Avatar
    Such great plans Jen! I totally believe in writing plans down. Much success to you :-)
  9. JLPSch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13
    Happy New Year Jen!! You're writing a novel! How amazing is that?? And I am happy to hear about your recommitment to running. I did my first half in December and am signed up to do it again this December. I am just starting back to running again. Slowly but surely. I have also started a really good strength training plan. 2018 is going to be AWESOME!!

    Thanks, Christie! I'm excited to do another half-marathon! Congrats on your running and strength training! I need to start that too! I think 2018 is going to be awesome, too!
  10. Christie13's Avatar
    Happy New Year Jen!! You're writing a novel! How amazing is that?? And I am happy to hear about your recommitment to running. I did my first half in December and am signed up to do it again this December. I am just starting back to running again. Slowly but surely. I have also started a really good strength training plan. 2018 is going to be AWESOME!!
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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 :-)
  16. 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!
  17. 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!!
  18. 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!!
  19. 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!!!!!!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Ann2's Avatar
    Congrats. No, growing old isn't bad at all.

  26. JLPSch's Avatar
    Thanks, everyone! Growing old isn't bad at all is it?
  27. 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!
  28. sraebaer's Avatar
    Congratulations!
  29. Christie13's Avatar
    Happy anniversary!! You guys are like fine wine...better with time!! You both definitely look much healthier now! Kudos!!
  30. 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.
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