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Thursday, June 09, 2011



My friend Pinkbeanboo has mentioned more than once the team "Challengers for Sparkers with lots to lose" and I have looked at the team, but up until today they were mid challenge, so didn't join. Today I looked and they are starting the Summer Slimdown Challenge, so I thought what a great place to start.

For the first time ever I have a starting picture and it's not pretty....can't believe I'm posting it....horrible quality to go with the horrible love handles....but this is the start.....the end will look better I hope....



One part of this weeks challenge is to come up with 5 goals for the Challenge....Here are mine:

1. Finish 10K mid Summer in 1:10
2. Run 12-15 miles per week
3. burn at least 500 more calories than consumed per day (5 days/week)
4. Track food 5 days / week
5. Keep up with my Challenge teams (and participate)

I've chosen #1 as my reward goal. If I can run my 10K in 1:10, then I will go get a pedicure...haven't had one in a year and a half.....it's time......

Now that I have updated my new page....like my runner girl????? I have to tell you about a small food victory today.

It started yesterday with my 9 yr. olds baseball game....it ended in a time after 6 innings and it was too late to continue....so we have to finish today.....this morning we wake up to an email complaining about my husbands behavior towards the umps (if you know my husband - this is not him at all) - and basically holy heck has broken loose over this -it's been a long morning....and twice I found myself reaching for the box of brownies to make up and inhale....well I didn't...instead, I put my running clothes on and went for a 3.4 mile run in the hot humid sun....it was nasty crazy gross...but I ran away the blues instead of eating away the blues. I am so proud of myself. I know this is only one victory - but others will come. I beat the emotianl eating monster.
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  • no profile photo CD9477195
    Great goals. I am happy I joined the Challenges for Sparkers with Lots to Lose team. This should be a great summer!
    3553 days ago
  • CAMILLAPARIS
    emoticon Good for you! Your goals sound great. Good luck in the challenge!
    3554 days ago
  • SHEROTT1
    Good job running instead of making brownies! I need to follow your example! Your goals are awesome and I wish you luck in the challenge. Cute page!
    3554 days ago
  • THEHONESTME
    Congrats on the NSV Robyn! That's huge!! Emotional eating has always been my issue, too (until Spark :D)
    Good luck with your great goals!
    Kathy
    3554 days ago
  • KANSASROSE67
    Good job on running away the stress instead of eating it. I hate conflict and drama and I am always tempted to eat during those times, too! I'm looking forward, like you, to finally getting to goal this summer and stopping the losing and gaining of the same weight over and over. Let's do this!
    3556 days ago
  • GLMOM2
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    emoticon on posting your pictures! You'll be glad you did when you have the finished product to compare to! You can thank me later! emoticon

    emoticon on getting in your miles!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on pushing past the emotional eating & hitting the pavement. Even in the heat & humidity, you know you felt better about your healthy choice than sitting down to a pan of brownies! Great step in the right direction!! Good for you!!!

    Keep on Sparking on!
    3556 days ago
  • JICASMOM
    WOW! You are incredible to make the right choice and run!!! The goals you made are awesome... You deserve a pedi and more!!! I love your runner girl... Great colors!!!

    I hope the ump junk gets sorted out... I hate the 'politics' that seems to go along with the kids sports... I am sure that will pass, but I can understand the stress you felt. Good for you for not making the brownies... I would have made the batter... forget the waiting... just kidding... not on this new challenge I wouldn't !!!!! Nope not me!!!!!

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    3556 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    Nice goals, Robyn! And how awesome you ran instead of made and ate brownies. I hope all this blows over soon regarding your husband and the umps.
    3557 days ago
  • PINKBEANBOO
    The great thing about starting pictures is the after pictures. You are going to be so happy with your results by the end of the summer. I just know it!!!!
    The runner girl background is nice, but I like the runner girl crossing the finish line of her race (wearing red whit & blue) even better.
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    Hopefully the people who are wrong about your husband will figure it out - and quick. That kind of stuff makes me uncomfortable. Good job on taking the stress out on the pavement instead of food.
    You are really getting back in the groove of this!
    3557 days ago
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