Thursday, November 22, 2012
It's Thanksgiving, and I have SO much to be thankful for. First of all, I'm thankful for my new, healthy lifestyle. Because of the changes I've made, my whole family is living a better existence and I couldn't be happier about it. I'm thankful for my family and the constant support through all of the exciting milestone as well and all the tears and struggles. I'm thankful for all my friends, real and here at SP. I couldn't have done this without your support, and virtual goodies, and well as those kicks in the behind. I love you guys, and I'm so happy to be a part of this site.
Today is a great day... I've lost 140 pounds!!! WOOHOO!!!
This is also the first year I've run the Turkey Trot. We walked it the last 2 years, and this year we decided that we were going to practice and run it... actually it was more of a slog, thanks Renee! The first year we did it, we finished in 1:00:30... not bad for never exercising. Last year we walked it in 52:25. This year, after running it 3-4 times a week for the last 3 months, and typically completing it in 41-42 minutes, I was shocked to see that, TODAY, I did it in 37:10, AHHHHHHH, WOOHOO!!!!!!
This is before the race with my oldest and dearest friend Lisa, her husband Craig, and son AJ.
Crossing the finish line!!!
And as you can see, we all survived! Lisa and AJ finished in 37:03 and Craig finished between us. He's a runner and he was helping us keep a steady pace.
NEVER did I think I was going to finish in under 40 minutes, I can't tell you HOW excited I am. I will never forget this Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday filled with family and friends and special memories.
***EDIT*** Official results are in, my chip time was 37:01!!!
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
What happened yesterday, happened yesterday. I can't undo it. I can't fix it. All I can do is deal with the aftermath and try to get my head right and move on. I know I'll never be THAT girl again.
Sunday, November 04, 2012
The kids had their last cross country race this weekend. It was cancelled last weekend because of all the rain we were getting. This weekend was beautiful, but SO cold. Thankfully they only had to do 1 1/2 miles, get their medals and go home, lol!
As I was watching them run around the track, I suddenly became overwhelmed with emotions. Our lives are SO completely different now then they were 2 years ago. My kids are growing up happy and healthy because of the changes I've made in my life... our lives. Two years ago, there's no way I would have signed them up to run cross country. That would have meant that I'd have to leave the house to do something with them.
Things like this have a tendency to bring all of these emotions to the surface. A lot of them are happy, because of the way we are living now, others don't feel so great. There's still a lot of sadness for all the things I missed out on because of my obesity. I can't change the past, but I sure as hell have improved their future.
And today it was MY turn to go out in the freezing cold and get something done. I think I may have Katy take all my pictures from now on, she's pretty good!
5 1/2 miles in 40 degree weather... and it started snowing. Who IS this girl?!?
Friday, November 02, 2012
So I gained 1/2 pound this week. It sucks, and I really didn't expect to lose coming off a 3 pound loss last week, but I REALLY didn't think I gained. Food and exercise were both great this week, so I don't know. What really sucks, is that immediately, I thought, what can I change. WHY do I feel the need to change things every single week when I don't get the results I want? I decided to run 4 5k's a week to prepare for the Turkey Trot next month, and this was the first week... I'm doing NO other exercise. I did bump my calories a little to compensate, but we're only talking 50-100 on the days I run... I don't know. So, I'm going to stick it out another week and see what happens.
On the flip side, I lost 1.5 inches off my waist and 2 inches off my hips this month, WOOHOO!!! Those measurements haven't changed in months, SOO STOKED!!!!!
I hope everyone has had a great start to November!
Friday, October 26, 2012
Seriously, for the last couple days, I've been in the BEST mood! I don't know if it's the cool temps, the beautiful leaves, fun conversation, or the fact that the damn scale finally moved in the right direction, WooHoo!
I've been in the 170's since MARCH! Today I saw 170.0. I got off and on 3 times! I know it could go back up next week, and yes, it'll suck just like it sucks EVERY time the scale goes up. But this is the lowest number I've seen since July. I haven't been able to get past 171. This is HUGE for me! To celebrate I had a dance party!!! I've been dancing around my office all day and singing all evening. The kids are telling ME to be quiet, they can't go to sleep, WHATEVER!!!!
It made me think about a conversation I had with my dad about my weight. He's really concerned that it affects me as much as is does. He's SUPER proud of all I've done, but he's afraid I'm hell bent on losing the last 20 "at all costs." Now, he's seen me eat, but he doesn't think I eat enough. The problem is, he's so used to me shoveling it in, even after 2 1/2 years of eating smaller portions, it's still kind of shocking to him. He's afraid I work out too much, especially now, with the bradycardia. But the "at all costs" really bothered ME.
I'm pretty competitive, and when I got on this roller coaster, I set a goal for myself, like we all do. I want to weigh 150 pounds, that would mean I've lost more than half my starting weight. I'll still be 25 pounds overweight, but that's another blog. It's true, I'm an all or nothing type girl, always have been. But I don't know what he thinks I'm going to do to speed up this process. I'm pretty sure, it can't go much slower, lol!
I'm really proud to say that I did this ON MY OWN (without surgical intervention... you all know I couldn't have done this without my sparkly peeps!). Like a lot of you I'm sure, I thought about the surgery, and decided it wasn't for me, so I decided to go old school. I've learned SO much about myself during the last 2 1/2 years, and as frustrating and hard, and downright crappy as it is sometimes, it's been one hell of a ride and I'm glad I'm doing it this way.
This process can be overwhelming to say the least. But it's the little things... like seeing a new number on the scale, beating my mile time, and fitting into a smaller pair of jeans, that help me remember WHY I'm STILL doing this.
I'm on such a high right now, I don't know what to do with myself!!!! WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!
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