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My Incredible Journey...


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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Since starting my incredible journey at 274 lbs, I started walking. I walked for 6 weeks, and when I started I didn't know how I could walk a mile...I just kept putting one foot in front of the other.

Week #1 of my walking challenge I walked 8.5 miles, it was hard for me, but I just kept telling myself, to just put one foot in front of the other.
Week #2 I doubled my miles, I did 17 miles...wow I was thrilled...I was really walking now. I had to break my walks up, I would walk a few miles in the morning, a few miles at lunch, and a few miles in the evenings. I couldn't do long distance, but the miles were surely adding up.
Week #3 I walked over 20 miles, I was starting to want to challenge myself...I said "Ok...I can do 25 miles next week." At the start of this week, I did my first 5K walk with my baby sister and husband. My husband ran, and my sister and I both walked. What a sense of accomplishment.
Week #4 I did it...I did over 25 miles.
Week #5 I did over 30 miles...I was really starting to surprise myself. At the end of this week, I did my 2nd 5K walk with my baby sister on June 5th 2011; my husband also did it with us, but he ran.
Week #6 I walked 34 miles (honestly that was too much for me to sustain, but I was so proud of myself).
I was on the road to better health, and this is only the beginning.

This was the beginning stages of my journey...now I have run 5K's, competed in a triathlon, climbed mountains...my life has forever changed and I love it.

I switch up my workouts often but right now my workout plan is as follows:
Swim two nights a week, Spin two nights a week, Run two nights a week (It is like doing 2 triathlons every week. Then I do core and strength training 3 times a week. I take one day of rest (which is very hard for me, but I feel renewed after that 24 hrs rest).

My lifestyle is very active, I walk where ever I can when ever I can. I climb mountains. I hike at least once a month with my cousins (we have done this for a whole year now and will continue).

This is my love for being active...


5/15/11

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12/17/11

2/11/12

I really need to take another picture in that jogging suit but this is the last one I took...I had the jogging suit taken in once.


My incredible journey, I never want it to end!





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MADAMEFATTY 1/6/2013 10:46PM

    emoticon One small step (repeated over and over) can lead to such amazing result!!

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FARFROMASAINT 12/18/2012 2:38PM

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KAREN91 12/17/2012 10:15PM

    You look happier too. Very inspiring story especially for those of us that struggle with exercise! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REGILIEH 12/15/2012 10:32PM

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ROSE284 12/14/2012 3:13PM

    That's great! Reading stories like this remind me why I need to keep at it.

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SHANALFOSS 12/12/2012 10:32PM

    emoticon your journey is so amazing & inspiring emoticon you look great. What was your get up & go daily motivation

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FATHINSN 12/11/2012 10:40PM

    Awesome progress!

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LAWANDMUSIC 12/11/2012 7:19PM

    Such a good story!!

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MARYJEANSL 12/11/2012 12:52AM

  Wow! Congratulations to you!

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LIBBYL1 12/10/2012 11:46PM

  It is not just the weight loss - you are glowing!

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OHMEMEME 12/10/2012 1:55PM

    Thanks for sharing! It's never simple but it realy is a simple start. One foot then the other.... I needed this reminder during this busy holiday season. Congrats and looking forward to hearing more about how your journey has progressed.

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 12/10/2012 1:20PM

    You look fantastic! The journey never ends, and we wouldn't want it any other way, would we?

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 12/10/2012 11:59AM

    You don't even look like the same person - congratulations!
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PATTILYNN224 12/10/2012 10:50AM

    Love the haircut. Congratulations on such a successful journey.

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1DRWOMAN 12/10/2012 2:34AM

    Wow! That is great blog! Congrats and good for you for just putting one step in front of the other! Sometimes it's as simple and as hard as that!

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NYARAMULA 12/10/2012 1:34AM

    You look amazing! Keep up the great work.

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THEMIGHTYTAMARA 12/10/2012 12:36AM

    CONGRATS! Very inspiring.

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SAKS20111 12/10/2012 12:31AM

    looking great! keep up the good work!

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KRISTEN_SAYS 12/9/2012 11:27PM

    Awesome! Great job!

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PEACEHOPE1 12/9/2012 8:24PM

    Wow, good for you!

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DOWNEASTLASS 12/9/2012 7:17PM

    Wow!!! You have certainly made many changes in your life - I love how active you have become and how much a part of your daily routine it is. Way to go!!!

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CATHYLEMEN 12/9/2012 6:52PM

  This is REALLY inspiring! Thank you!

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A FANTASTIC JOURNEY !!!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 12/9/2012 4:32PM

    You look great....

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BOBOBOBBI 12/9/2012 4:14PM

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GRACEISENUF 12/9/2012 3:49PM

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yep...SIMPLY


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LINWASH23 12/9/2012 3:46PM

    YOU LOOK GREAT!

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SOCKKNITTER 12/9/2012 3:07PM

    Congratulations!! You really ARE a winner. You give me hope to start again - one more time!! emoticon

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CINNAMARIE 12/9/2012 2:26PM

    Congrats! I remember walking my first mile! It was HARD! LOL Now, I can do so much more... you just have to START and keep up with it... You are proof of that... so am I. :-)

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TJCADDO 12/9/2012 2:24PM

    Incredible story! Hiking up mountains and loving it. Sounds like you have always had a great mindset for endurance training, now it is a reality.

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SPAQUEEN2012 12/9/2012 2:14PM

    How inspiring! I too am walking. I have lost weight but most of all - - I have found that I LOVE walking. It starts out my day everyday. My dog also is very happy!

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AJB121299 12/9/2012 12:22PM

    Nice job

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RAJANIEMI 12/9/2012 11:56AM

    Thanks to all who have responded to my blog...I get so much out of sharing my jouney with others.

I look forward to writing more blogs...
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NANNABLACK 12/9/2012 11:38AM

    Amazing!!! Congratulations!!! emoticon

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REMEDYEDGE 12/9/2012 11:33AM

    Thank you so much for sharing. You are my inspirational story for this month! Yours is a story of "just do it" and "stick to it". After reading your story, today is the day I get out of this rut. Thank-you so much!

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NJCRONK 12/9/2012 10:57AM

  Thank you for your very inspiring story. Walking 25 miles is very impressive. I hope to do what you did. I'll be happy with 5 this week. Baby steps to something big! Again, thank you!

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KATHIC2 12/9/2012 10:36AM

  Awesome! You are very inspiring!!!

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POWER2XCEL 12/9/2012 8:42AM

  Awesome!

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THEIS58 12/9/2012 8:41AM

    Good for you!

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JANEMARIE77 12/9/2012 8:15AM

    you look so wonderful great job life is good

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90KK95KK 12/9/2012 7:43AM

    Congratulations! You look great!

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ARCHIMEDESII 12/9/2012 6:57AM

    What a fantastic blog ! You've made great strides (literally and figuratively) since you started. Congratulations !!

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STALEYK 12/9/2012 6:52AM

    Thanks for sharing...you encourage the rest of us to keep going! emoticon

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