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ChubbyCanadian

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  1. Hey All...I haven't posted much in the runner's thread before, but I am lingered lots. I am in the midst of training for my first half marathon in September and it has been a challenging few months, but I love how I feel after a nice long run! This week I have done a small 5 km run, and an 8km run. My long run this week is up to 18km...my longest run yet. I am nervous, but excited because i know I can do it! I'll fill you all in after I do the run on sunday! The main reason I wanted to pop in is to tell you all about the ABSOLUTE best tool ever that I recently found for mapping out my runs! http://www.gmap-pedometer.com it is tricky to figure out at first..there are directions on the left hand side. It basically lets you map out any running route and get the distance you travelled, as well as the calories burned (if you put in your weight) AND you can save the routes too! I LOVE it, and it has made running that much less of a pain because you can map out routes so easily. thought I'd share it with you all! Happy running and I look forward to getting to know you all!
  2. UPDATE: We finally found our house and are moving in in september..WOOHOO!!! Still holding strong at 83 pounds gone...wow that seems so big... ran my longest distance EVER this past week (16 km) and am upping it to 18 this week! The 1/2 marathon is 21 km...for the first time since I started training I have no doubts that I can accomplish this!! I wanted to add something incase I haven't said it before....for all of you with a big number left to lose...I lost my weight on average 0.5-1 lb a week...it sometimes got frustrating coming off so slow when others had such big losses...but in the end, it came off and that is all that really matters!! So keep with it, hold your head up high, and be proud knowing that you are doing great things for your body and your soul:) Best of luck to you all, I love reading all of your successes!
  3. Congrats to you for all the hard work! Getting lifetime will be awesome, and you deserve it ...as well as ALL of the fabulous commments people have been making! way to go!
  4. WOW! you look totally amazing! So fresh and vibrant and alive! You have every reason in the world to be proud of yourself! Keep on working hard!
  5. Thanks everyone! I officially hit my lifetime membership a couple of weeks ago, and it feels great! I still have a personal goal of losing a few more pounds. Its been a rough few months, the last pounds really are the hardest to get off! I am holding strong at 83 pounds gone right now. Just got married, moved provinces and am about to buy a house...lots of stressers! I am hoping to successfully maintain during all of the chaos, so far so good. I am also training to run the Marathon by the Sea 1/2 marathon in September...so exciting! coming back to this thread and rereading all of your compliments and words of encouragment are really helping me pull through the roughest part of the journey so far! I'd love to share wedding pics, but I can't get them to work on this computer! I'll try to remember when I get home! Thanks again for all of your support!!!
  6. You look so happy and playful...and of course FABULOUS! Way to go!
  7. Congrats! Doesn't it feel great to see the program actually working! Keep up your hard work
  8. Thanks to everyone who has commented on here...progress has been slow, but I am moving in the right direction, and having these comments to look back on really helps me through the tough days! I am happy to report I was down 1 more pound last night at weigh in for a total of 82.6lbs lost so far! I will be sure to post more pics when I hit goal Thanks again!
  9. I just wanted to say that when I am having a bad day I come on here to see what all you fabulous people have said, and it really boosts me up! Thank you soooooo much for all of your support and kind words! It means more to me then any of you can imagine!
  10. I have lost 77 pounds so far, 23 to go, adn I have done it very slowly...I think the most important things, like everyone else has said, is drinking LOTS of water, and also to do strength training right from the beginning of your weightloss journey. Cardio is fabulous at burning fat, but it doesn't do as much for toning up those muslces as strength training does. In any case, lose skin or not, being at a lower weight is a definate plus!
  11. You all just made my day! Thank you all SOOOOO much for your kind words, it will give me the strength I need to shed those last 23 pounds! THis board is so awesome!!!! Lucki_Nicki: Its funny you say you liek my hair colour...I was admiring your avatar the other day because I love your cut!! After my wedding I want to chop it off and get a style similar to yours! harliee57: I actually did flex almost the whole time. I switched to core about a month ago (and LOVE it by the way) JJaxson: You're right, santa definately couldn't drop that in my stocking! Thanks for being proud...it makes me feel fabulous!!!
  12. Before 244 pounds... I am in the pink (obviously) Now: Christmas Eve 167 pounds
  13. :bcbsalute to you for starting strength training! I also do strength training 3 times a week, and I find it can tucker me out even more than my cardio does. It was worse in the beginning, because my body just wasn't used to it. I have been doing it pretty consistently for almost a year now, and it does get a bit easier...but the thing with strength training is: If it is getting easier, then it is time to change something (reps, weight, or #sets). I find I am more sore then tired these days...but a good sore one that let's you know you worked out your muscles
  14. What do you usually eat? I know that Source yogurt by yoplait is only 1 point per 100g serving, which is 1 of their prepacked cups. It is my favourite yogurt by far!
  15. My first instinct is to ask if you are drinking enough water before, during and after your workout. If I get a headache I ask myself how much water have I had, and usually the answer is not enough It is even more important if you are working out because you get dehydrated so much faster. So chug back a bottle of water before your work out, atleast 1 during and then one after, and you should get less headaches. -Carolyn
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