Aug 2006 WOW, A DL Picture I don't mind showing!
My First 1/2 Marathon 09/17/06 Who'da Thunk It???
Spring of 2005 DL said 250, I was closer to 290
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Hi Whoever you are!
I want you to know...
You CAN Do This!!
I am 54 years YOUNG!
I have ALWAYS battled a weight issue!
I was born at 10 Lbs 2Oz & sometimes felt I never stood a chance.
BUT NOW I KNOW IT IS MY TIME!
To start over, lol. Back at 265, but not out for the count yet. I had a really rough 2012 btwn my brother dying & my mother recouping from surgery for over 6 months & still having isues. . BUT, I am BACK.
In April of 2005 I weighed in at about 295 (probably higher, but I stopped checking when I was afraid I was going to see 300 (AGAIN!) We moved to a new house, which I love, and I found myself being a little more active, going out into the yard & garden, not just sitting around inside. BUT, I also got out of breath SO easily! I went for a walk down the road I regularly run on now & could not go 1/4 mile! Then, to Top it all off, in June, I tried to get on a ride at an amusement park & did not fit! I thought I could, you know how you check visually before even trying? But nope! Something snapped as I had to walk all the way around the ride to exit, feeling like all the people were staring at me, while I held up their good time. I held my head high, fighting tears, refusing (I told myself) to let them know how embarrassed I was.
I had Watched Biggest Loser on TV the Season before. On Sept 13th when the 2nd Season first show aired, I watched ,and was surprised to hear of their new web site. I joined the Next day, Sept 14th I weighed 282 pounds (I HAD been trying to eat less & walk more during July & Aug) That was the start of SO MANY WONDERFUL FRIENDSHIPS!!!
When I was told by one of these awesome friends about SPARK PEOPLE, I checked them out. Let me tell you! SPARK had so much more to offer and was FREE!!! I moved to Spark (And now use what I used to pay to BL for a Curves membership)
EVEN BETTER, My BESTEST FRIENDS joined me on Spark also.
I have been married for 29 years to Wonderful, understanding man. I have 3 Awesome Sons (all grown up) & a Fantastic Daughter, who is my best CheerLeader! I have 6 grand kids. I have been SO HAPPY with the extra energy that I am now able to spend on them!! PLAYING without getting tired!!
Trick Or Treating and THEY were the ones tuckered out from walking, NOT me! It is WONDERFUL!
2009 was a very rough year for me. We moved to TN, far away from the kids. I had a hard time adjusting & gained back a lot of weight.
HOWEVER, TN is GORGEOUS & there is so much to do.
I am out of my funk & started a 1/2 marathon training program on 01/04/10 I am ready to return to Onederland in 2010
I DARE ALL OF YOU to NOT WASTE ANY MORE of YOUR TIME Either!!
**ACCOMPLISHED FIRST MAJOR GOAL**
The Lewis & Clark 1/2 Marathon,in MO
I would NEVER have thought I would be doing this a year ago!! AND, even better, I beat the 3:30 time I had set as a goal for myself. chip Time 3:25:54
WoooHooo!!! Placed 150 of 177 for my age group
2nd HUGE Goal
CHICAGO MARATHON Oct 2007
I was diverted a little after the 14 Mile Marker. I was feeling pretty good & know I would have finished, but with a very slow time, 6:30 to 7:00
I want to try for 5:30 this coming year
But HEY! I showed up & I would have finished, I have NO doubt!
Another DNF in the Chicago Marathon (HUGE blog entry lol). Will not attempt again unless I can do a consistent 12:30 to 13:00 minute mile for 10 to 12 miles. Also, will do a Lewis & Clark Marathon first, as it gives 8 hours to finish & will prove I can do the miles.
Passed Physical Agility Test for MO Dept of Corrections
I did get to work there for 5 months, until my husband's company moved us to TN
Who knows, it could be ANYTHInG!
Get out & LIVE, cuz you only get a certain amount of time....What are YOU going to do with it???
Get back to Onederland
Run 1/2 Marathon next year (2114)
Run the Chicago Marathon (AGAIN!)Oct 2015
Keeping a food journal
At least 6000 steps a day
A Goal without a Plan is a WISH!
| current weight: 249.0