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It's a GREAT day!

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!!!

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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!!!
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