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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Enough is enough

When I set out my goals for the year back in January, I studiously avoided putting anything about losing weight...partly because it wasn't a big concern for me at the time, mostly because I wanted my goals to be attainable.  Lately, I've been reading other bloggers' posts about weight loss, and my comments have all been of the yeah, I'm right there but not quite ready to do anything about it yet variety.

Well, now I am.

It started with a really, really bad picture of me from the Skippo.  And today, in the dressing room of Sports Authority trying on my new waterproof pants for the Castlewood 8 Hour (this Saturday!!), the switch flipped.  That's just not what I want to see in the mirror.  Just like that, the commitment to actually do something about it was there.

My focus is still going to be on doing all the fun, awesome, challenging things that look good, but dropping some extra weight can only help with that.  That means getting back to training more regularly and especially being more conscious of my food choices, snacking, and portion sizes.  I don't need to be skinny; I mean, I'm never going to have that stereotypical runner's body.  I'd just like to be a little happier with what I see in the mirror.

So I'm putting it out there.  Things are going to change.

15 comments:

  1. I hear you! If only I had a personal trainer.... or your motivation.... or we took away camera's......

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  2. Hey Kate, thanks for stopping by my blog. I hear you on the "enough is enough". It must be the time of year. There is just so much tasty food around right now!

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  3. I totally understand about having to get to just that point. The eating part of being an athlete is the most tedious thing for me. Best of luck finding a plan to suit you!

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  4. I know the feeling. I actually had a friend ask me why I was so fat when I exercise as much as I do. It was a honest question with no ill intent, so I didn't take offense, but talk about being called out!

    Anyway, I hear ya. My plan is to still live (no binge diets or calorie counting) and not try to eat right all the time, but increase my good eating to most of the time.

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  5. Way to put it out there girl! You go get it! And you're just that kind of person...when you put your mind to something, you do it! xo

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  6. All the best with this. Just training more will already make a huge difference. I'm lucky that I train a lot because I'm not a good eater and without running will surely have weight problems.

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  7. I can't say that I'm not frustrated by the fact that I get way more exercise than I used to and am eating better (most of the time) and the weight isn't just falling off. I mean, 30 lbs in a year is good, but the last 10 have been super slow and I just feel like I'm inching along. And while I'm happy to be in smaller jeans, I'm not happy with what I see in pictures or the mirror. I want to not have to lug this weight on the course (whatever race that might be come spring). (((HUGS))) as you work towards this renewed goal. Let us know if you need some kicks in the backside to keep you accountable.

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  8. Kate my friend you can do it.
    I tried to reply to your comment but your setting wont let me email you! Yeah for the H going to the race! its about time..that's what I say!

    ok the diet...I know about THAT subject. if I can do it you can. I am serious. Discipline that is the secret. With the Holidays that will not be easy...that is the truth..I started my crazy diet in November of 2009 just before the Holidays. you are Super Kate dont you forget that.

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  9. interesting how running or working out regularly in general doesn't translate to automatic weight loss. I have found out the opposite happens for me.

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  10. "partly because it wasn't a big concern for me at the time, mostly because I wanted my goals to be attainable. Lately, I've been reading other bloggers' posts about weight loss, and my comments have all been of the yeah, I'm right there but not quite ready to do anything about it yet variety."

    Okay - that is still me. But I am getting there very quickly. Inspire me please!

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  11. shave your mustache ... good for two pounds ... wait a second ... you don't have one!

    I guess you'll have to train more or eat less.

    -Tom S.

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  12. By putting it out there - you are even more likely to succeed - you can do it!

    Good luck on Saturday!

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  13. Wait, you get to do an AR this weekend? I am jealous!

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  14. So, are you tall or large?

    Heh, heh, heh.

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  15. You look in shape and in my opinion you are not overweight but if you want to start a "diet" I think it is better to do it after the Castlewood 8 hour where you need all your energy.

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