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A Facebook friend challenged us to come up with a word to describe our goals for the year, rather than a traditional New Years Resolution. I don't do well with resolutions overall, so I thought this was a good idea for me.
On Feb 18, 2011, I weighed 190lbs--my highest ever, including when I was pregnant. My BP was high. My cholesterol was high. My vitamin D was just about as low as it could go. I didn't exercise. I ate horribly. And then I met my doctor, and with both her help and Sparkpeople, I started making little steps in the right direction.
By December 31, 2011, I had lost 32 lbs. I have another 18 or so to go. I started running and went from struggling to run for 60 seconds (8/1/11) to running 84 MINUTES (6.5 miles, 12/31/11). I lost 5" off my waist. 5.5" off my thigh. 22" total. I successfully completed 2 races (a 5K and a 5-miler) and registered to run 2 Half Marathons in 2012 ... and only 5 months earlier I had called a friend in tears because I was too scared/intimidated to walk into the running store to be measured for shoes and swore I would never be able to run outside where people could see me.
In 2012, I will make myself STRONGER. I am training for my first HM on 5/6/12. I will start to work on some strength training. I will continue to eat healthily and will try to drink even more water. I will work on being emotionally strong, too. Why? Because I am worthy.
Run my first 5k by my 40th birthday - GOAL MET 6 months 4 days early!
Komen MD Race for the Cure 5k, 10/23/11 - 34:15.5 (11.03 pace, 118/219 age bracket)
Celtic Solstice 5 miler, 12/17/11 - 56:48 (11:16 pace)
Clydes 10K, 4/15/12
Frederick HM, 5/6/12
Baltimore HM, 10/13/12
Rather than looking at my current weight, my goal weight, and seeing big numbers, I'm going to lose 5 lbs. Hopefully many times, but I'll be happy with the first 5.
3/5/11 - lost the first 5! Bring it on, next 5. I'm ready for you!
4/2/11 - 10 down. New goal--to lose a stone, total, by my birthday at the end of the month. It'll be a challenge, but isn't that what life is all about?
10/24/11 - BMI back in "normal" range by 12/31/11. Currently 26-26/7 depending on how tall I am.
2/21/11 - tracking my food and water, trying to walk the dog each day, trying not to give up on myself.
Started C25K 8/1/11. Will finish the programme on 10/2/11.
Originally from England, now living in Maryland. Mum of 2 fantastic kids. Love being with my family and knitting--often at the same time.
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 51.0
I know I've been a terrible Spark Buddy, but I'm back. What do you say? Wanna join me?
1475 days ago
Keep on hanging in there, Don! You are doing great!
1655 days ago
You are strong, look at all you've accomplished by believing in yourself. Believe.
1692 days ago
Great to see you hanging in there on the exercise! You are such an inspiration to me, and I know lots of other people, too. Keep on keeping on!
1700 days ago
just came by to wish you well
1728 days ago