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The Month of My Recognition (funny & photo)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Februrary has been the month where people are noticing that I've lost weight! It's been wonderful! (And, it only took about 23 pounds for people to notice...) With the comments, I've been able to spread my love of running & Spark People. So, I thought I'd record the positive remarks I've been hearing.

(Me on February 15th at 25 pounds lost)

emoticon Lisa (last week) - "Have you lost weight? I thought so before, but now I can definitely tell."

emoticon Beverly (same day last week) - "You've lost a LOT of weight. How have you done it?" (so, I told her about the Spark & Couch to 5K & wrote down the website)

emoticon Judith (at church Sunday) - "My husband says you're wasting away before our eyes!" (OK... so 'wasting away' isn't the look I was going for, but for a GUY to notice! WooHoo!)

emoticon Unknown person at daughter's AHG meeting after my run yesterday - "Did you dump that water bottle on your head?" emoticon So, this wasn't about weight loss but my sweat, but I found it very funny! And, yes I was SWEATY! I had an incredible 4 mile run and it was in the low 70's. I was WET & it was kind of embarrassing, though funny.

emoticon Carlotta (at AHG last night - she's new to group & I haven't seen her in about 2 years) - "You looked fine before, but you look so FIT now! How did you start running?" Yep... I told her about SP and C25K (couch to 5K).

emoticon Oh!!! One last funny one... my swim coach is also my friend & neighbor for the past 14 years. We were at class Wednesday night and a new triathlete, a guy, joined our group. She told him that I'd started running & swimming this past summer and had since lost "about 50 or 60 pounds." emoticon (I had to correct her and tell her it was 25, but I'm glad she thinks it is such a drastic change! I DO look different!)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ON2VICTORY 2/24/2011 10:21AM

    rock it! you do look amazing!

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JUST_TRI_IT 2/21/2011 10:34PM

    So exciting... WAY TO GO!!!

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TEDDYBABE 2/20/2011 10:51PM

    OMG you would only have one leg if little you had lost 50 - 60 lbs. Too funny. You look great and I always enjoy hearing about you or from you because your tremendously bright spirit! It's infectious! Thank you! emoticon

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LOREENYK 2/18/2011 12:20PM

    Some moments are absolutely priceless (even though we all know how much you "paid" in hard work, sweat and determination!!!)
Rock on, my friend!
Cheers, Loreen

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XIMERAGREY 2/18/2011 11:37AM

    What terrific comments! I can't wait until I reach that point. You *do* look fantastic. Very inspiring.

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RUNTRILAUGH 2/18/2011 11:33AM


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    emoticon You do look awesome!!

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HISARTIST 2/18/2011 10:55AM

    Congratulations!! You look great!!

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BRANDI.FEY 2/18/2011 10:42AM

    You look awesome! And LOL at your swim coach's comment. 25 pounds can make a lot of difference!

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SUSIEWHITE1109 2/18/2011 10:41AM

    Way to go!! Great picture - I love all the positive comments - so encouraging when that happens!

Keep rolling!


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LEN_VERSION32 2/18/2011 10:38AM

    emoticon emoticon

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CRZYRUNRGRL 2/18/2011 10:35AM

    Way to go! You look great!

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AMOHAME2 2/18/2011 10:34AM

    Ha! Those comments sure are motivating! Hearing things like that really keeps you wanting to push harder!! And I've heard the "wasting away" one a few times and love it! I've been wasting away, melting, vanishing before their eyes, and my personal favourite, "ummmm, where are you hiding the rest of you??" LOL enjoy every one of those comments, you deserve 'em!

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SEABREEZE65 2/18/2011 9:34AM

    AWESOME!!! Loving the journey!

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PATRICIA4472 2/18/2011 8:22AM

    Great post! Some funny comments, some inspiring - and all because of the real life change you've made. You look great!

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