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Old 03-18-2015, 11:13 AM   #16  
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SMF, 4 days away! That must be exciting and nerve wracking. Good luck and I love the "letting it go" at every mile. Definitely going to give it a try.
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:42 PM   #17  
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Hello all! After a few years {cringe} away I am back to 3FC because I feel like I really need some support from people who are dealing with similar issues.

After trying for a few months to get my weight loss started and many false starts I am ready to get serious. Hoping to get to know all of you and join in on your journey as well.
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:03 AM   #18  
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Somemuch good luck at the marathon! I'd be thrilled to just complete a 5k!
Ella welcome to the group!

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Old 03-19-2015, 06:19 AM   #19  
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Exciting? No, more like petrifying. LOL. I nearly broke down last night and bailed. DH reigned me back in.

I can't explain it. Even when I was my fittest and competing in sprint triathlons and even placing in my fatty girl division, I never thought doing a half marathon was possible. It's one of those things that just seemed out of reach for someone like me. A total fear of mine for some reason.

This is definitely out of my comfort zone, but that's where change happens, right?
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Hi SMF! I can relate, I have a race in two weeks that I am a little nervous for but also really excited.

What are you worried about? Are there time cutoffs?
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Ella - I'm not concerned about the time. I've trained and I'm well prepared.

I wrote a whole post about it here.

It's been a pretty hellacious 18 months of so for me and I'm just now getting my groove back.
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SMF - what a great read, I loved your blog. When you smash your half it will be amazing!
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:30 AM   #23  
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SMF I can't wait to hear about your run!

I went to disneyland Paris on Saturday and had a wonderful moment. At Walt Disney Studios, there is a ride called Rock n roller coaster with Aerosmith. I think one of the US parks has the same ride. Anyway, there is a sign staying that due to restrictions on the ride, certain body types may be unable to ride. Which I understood meant if you're too tall or too fat, you won't fit. This made me nervous the entire time I was in line. But, when it came time to get on, the attendant never said anything. So, I nervously stepped on and sat down. I was ready for the humiliation that comes when you get told they can't get you buckled in. But it didn't come because I fit just fine. That's when it dawned on me.

I have lost over 60 pounds! I am at the smallest I can remember being in my adult life. I have accomplished this much and I can do even more. We all can. No matter where I am in my journey right now, I'm still happier and healthier than I was before. That epiphany has recharged my motivation and I'm ready to keep going now! I hope everyone had a good weekend.
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NjPants that's terrific. 60 pounds is no joke. Was it crowded at Disney Paris? I am going to be in Paris next March and I am wondering about crowds.
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Njpants, what an accomplishment!
SMF, how did the marathon go?
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NjP, what an awesome story!

SMF, how was your race? I am getting nervous for mine on Saturday.
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Hi Ladies!

60 lbs is a lot of weight -- congrats NJP!

SMF -- good luck on the race.

I'm back to "almost" normal -- my back is getting a lot better, only once in a while do I feel the sensitivity (for example, if I exert too much or stay in one position that's not good for it). It's forcing me to have good posture, which I guess is a good thing????

I went to a chiropractor for this, but I am getting now mixed messages about whether or not that was a good idea. Some people seem to really think they are just witch doctors, others seem to love them.

My weight is up and I finally decided to just put it in my profile. I am at 169! Yikes. I have to be back on track. This will not do.
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:57 AM   #28  
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Happy Monday everyone!

It has been a hectic few weeks as I am in the process of returning home and trying to fit in as much as possible into my last month in Europe. Through it all, I've somehow managed to not gain a bunch of weight. I came in at 235 this morning!

kellyh2o, Disneyland Paris wasn't too crowded at all. I don't know if it's because it's only March or what. It was busy, but nothing as bad as I've seen in Anaheim. The rest of Paris, especially in the typical tourist areas is another story. It is always packed in Paris!
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Y'all. It was terrible. LOL. I am clearly just not a distance runner. And that's okay. It rained the entire time. And not a warm rain, a cold, very cold, miserably nasty rain.

I did a whole race recap post here.
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You have amazing bragging rights even if it sucked. Way to go SMF!
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