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School has ended, Starting treadmill again

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

School has ended for me, and it ended on a good note, only two more courses to go until my degree in photography is complete. Had my favorite image on display with my classes work at a major Art Gallery, and the image was used to showcase the show. Great note to end on. Been riding a lot lately with our new (new to us) horse trailer, been on the trails multiple times a week either alone, with hubby or with one of our children.

We adopted two of our foster children, our son last November, and our daughter this spring. And our other foster son is not able to be adopted, though has been a long term member of our family. Things are finally settling down here, less problems at school, way fewer appointments and my school is done for the summer, maybe even for the fall because the two courses I need are not offered until January, then graduation next May.

That all said, there is a peacefulness settling in over our family, finally. It has been a stressful several years for us, and maybe this lul in the storm is what was needed for me to finally be able to focus on my health.

I have been VERY (honestly) very good at counting calories for over a week ( I know, haha, it takes longer than a week of good behavior ) and was hoping to see more of a weight drop than what I did. Now that I'm writing this, I realize how silly it is of me to have expected an immediate 2 pound weight loss. Well, now I have time and engergy for this journey, and counting calories *to* try to stay under a certain number (instead of just tracking) has been an education in itself. I'm staying under 1500, though sometimes as low as 1300 and staying full and satisfied. Was down .7 pds this morning, but more than that- I'm feeling changes to my body that I like, even if the scale belies them. I feel them. So, with a cleaner schedule, and a new appreciation for calories--- I think I'm rested after all the past stressful months and ready to reboot the couch to 5k.

Have still been faithfully using the Spark Activity Tracker, and it is truly what has made me keep logging into spark people every day out of curiousity if I have reached the goals I've set and that monthly goal they set.

So glad to be back in the saddle, and as far as couch to 5k, am happy to restart it, I know that runner's high that awaits me, after my body stops complaining initially, the rise in feel good endorphins after is worth the pain in the beginning :)

Cheers!
Christina
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