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What an amazing week I have had!!!!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Ok, I'm going to pretend my week started on Saturday when I ran in my first 5K!!! I did it and I finished it, but I did not enjoy it. My girlfriend Julie joined me and walked it. It was pouring rain the whole time and fairly cold, the start was delayed an hour, there were 9 hills and I got lost! :-) BUT, I finished it. It took me nearly 45 minutes, but that's ok. It was my first one and I was babying my ankle so I wouldn't hurt it any more.

Sunday morning I woke up and ran a quarter of a mile and walked a quarter of a mile to re-calibrate my Nike+ sensore. Later on I had a great workout with my trainer, and my friend Julie joined me!

Monday, I ran my Week 9 Day 2 run and I felt like the slowest and heaviest being on the planet. I ached all over, BUT, again, I completed it and I am happy.

Then we come to Tuesday. I had my Dr appointment to get the results from my 6 week blood draw to see if I would have to be put on Cholesterol medication. When I started Sparkpeople (the day of my appointment when I found out I had high cholesterol) my cholesterol was 253. After following the calorie counts and exercising like a crazy woman I got my blood drawn again in the middle of September. My Dr called me and wanted me to come in on the 30th of September. SOooo, I was nervous. She went over again how my other numbers were fantastic, but the cholesterol was bad. Then she got a big smile smile on her face. My new cholesterol test was 181!!!!!! That's a drop of over 70 points in 6 weeks! I am estatic. I can't remember a time when I have been this happy about something other than when my husband proposed to me and our wedding day! This is a BIG deal. I am SO proud of myself.

I told my trainer at my workout Tuesday night and he was super excited for me too. I was so giddy I couldn't even remember the order of the exercises in each set and I felt great at the end! I don't think there is much that can dampen my joy this week, even though the Ravens lost on Monday night...

It is GOOD to be alive. The scale may say I've only lost 5 lbs, but I'd rather have the cholesterol victory than the lbs.

Thank you all so much for inspiring me to stick with it and not give up!

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CURLMOM 10/5/2008 10:53AM

    Great job on the run! Keep up the amazing work!

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LIFES*2*SHORT 10/2/2008 10:19AM

  You should be SOOOOO proud of yourself! That is a HUGE non scale victory... and I believe we're getting going on that suggestion of yours. Keep your eyes open. YOU ROCK GOONIE!!!

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PERSEPHONEJUDE 10/1/2008 11:12PM

    All of this going on your week and you made time to help me. You are so kind. Thank you sooo much and I am sooo excited about your 5k, way to go!!!! And the cholesterol - OMG, you are sooo good.

Thank you a million times over - hugs and love.

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WILSOCA 10/1/2008 7:52PM

    Congratulations on your first 5 K. Sorry you didn't enjoy it ... I'm doing my first this Sunday and I'm hoping to survive :):)
The biggest congratulations is on your cholesterol #. That is incredible in such a short period of time. What a difference that will make to your health !!! WOW You must be so happy !!!! Way to go.
I will have to remember the change it has made to your health when I'm out and not "loving" my runs :):)

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PAYES97 10/1/2008 4:30PM

    Congrats on completing your first 5K! What a great accomplishment. It's wonderful news that your cholesterol is down also. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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MARTY19 10/1/2008 4:29PM

    WOW! That is incredible. I stand in awe. 5 pounds is good also but the Cholesterol victory myself. You go girlfriend!

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BLUEEYESLISA80 10/1/2008 3:34PM

    I am so proud of you! What a great week =) No wonder you are giddy. Congrats on your first 5K. Mine is in a month and I am already a nervous wreck. I sometimes get anxiety with crowds and the whole vision of running toward a crowd , in probably last place, is really spazzing me out. But I am signed up and am going to do it anyway. As for your cholesterol, that is truly amazing! Congratulations on all your accomplishments and keep up the great work! emoticon

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