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  • 20 pound challenge week of October 3

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    6 posts, 5 voices, 827 views, started Oct 10, 2010

    Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 by Cynthia Schmidt

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      I know our plan in this group is to lose 20 pounds by Christmas. But this morning I was thinking maybe I need to add a second goal to keep myself motivated.  

      20 years or so ago I started jogging. I ran a few 5K races, ran in the mornings with a group of girls when I was in my 30’s and ran with my husband when we first got married 6 years ago. Then I stopped for one reason or another. But last year when Annie started blogging about the couch to 5K training program it gave me the running bug again. I stopped when I got pneumonia in February and never picked up where I left off until now.

      I remembered my first 5K and how much fun it was, and how nervous I was! I had a friend at the time who had gotten into running and was encouraging me to start. This morning I googled her and lo and behold, she’s been running marathon races all over the world!! I sent her a message through Facebook but I don’t know if she’ll even remember me. That was a long time ago! But then I googled the same race from the beginning and they‘re still doing it. The next one falls right after my 50th birthday in the Spring. So...I’m going to make a plan to run in it but I’m considering the 10K instead of the 5K this time. We’ll see how the training goes.  

      Are you still wanting to stick with the original goal or add something to it to keep you motivated?

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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 10, 2010
        • Here’s a link to her blog about running. Only thing is, it’s been a long time since she made a new entry. But the photos are fun and it’s neat to read all about her travels.

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          Anne E wrote Oct 10, 2010
        • Cynthia,
          I have already lost the 20 pounds, but I still have a long way to go to be thin.  At this point, the only one who has noticed the weight loss is my daughter.  I can tell that my pants have gotten quite loose.  I can also walk a lot farther than I used to. So I am going to aim for losing another 20 pounds by Christmas.  A big motivator for me is that my doctor believes there’s a good chance that my newly-diagnosed diabetes will go away if I loose a few more pounds!happyI’m not a runner, but “you go girl!”



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 10, 2010
        • Anne, I’m so proud of you!!! And I have to say, my brother in law was diagnosed with diabetes and immediately started exercising and changing his eating. He lost a lot of weight and has kept it off and he will not have to take any meds for diabetes. I’m with you all the way on this!



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          Kathryn O'Hara wrote Oct 23, 2010
        • It is so encouraging to read you guys!  I want to lose 10 lbs for health reasons.  I don’t have any running goals because my knee is bad, but I do walk 3-4 miles 4 days a week.  I am contemplating giving up wine for a few weeks to see if it helps with hot flashes.  

          Congrats catfan on your weight loss!



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