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Sunday, October 02, 2011

It's been a while and I'm trying to get everything under control and get my weight loss back on track. I haven't been active on SparkPeople since July when I went on vacation. I didn't have consistent access to a computer and it was just easier to not do it, which helped me fall out of the habit.

It's now 3 months later, and thankfully, I haven't gained any weight back, but I haven't lost any either. In these three months, I have lost my job, sent my only son off to the Army, and gone back to school full time. Lots of stress, lots of emotional eating, but I'm trying to keep working out.

I completed the Escape to Miami Triathlon a week ago. I got done with the race and I felt GREAT! But as soon as I saw my time, I became really mad at myself. Mad at not working out enough, not following the training plan, not meeting my goal time. The next day, I got my final results off of the website. I placed FIRST in my division!!! No freaking way! This was a killer course, and I probably could have done better than I did, but I still rocked it and I'm proud!

I'm working towards my next tri next month, and I've got an 8k the week following. I can't wait!
This win spurred me on to push further, train harder, and go for repeats. Lots and lots of repeats. I followed up my tri with a 5k on Saturday. It was an awesome run! I did my own personal best time and that was including the huge bridge we had to run... twice!!!
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    Wow 1st in your division! That's awesome! emoticon Welcome back! You truly are an inspiration to all!
    3471 days ago
    First of all WELCOME BACK Jodi! emoticon
    CONGRATS on having competed & having come in first w/your division, in the Tri! emoticon
    You've got ALOT going on in your world...& you're one busy lady/mom! Even tho I know you're disappointed in your progress, not having gained any weight back is nothing to poo poo! That's AWESOME! Just think whatcha CAN do when you put your mind to it! You CAN do anything!
    Going to school & taking care of kids is PLENTY going on! GOOD LUCK in all your upcoming challenges! Keep moving forward & I know you'll be successful!

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    3480 days ago
  • BILL60
    Super well done!! Imagine what you could do if you were to really train?? Good luck.
    3480 days ago
    So glad your back! AWESOME btw on the triathlon!!! Truly an inspiration! I'm still waiting to do my 1st 5k. Lol.

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    3481 days ago
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