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Shhhh- Don't tell that pound I noticed it left. It might think I missed it and come back.

Friday, December 14, 2012

I weighed 180 at the beginning of the summer. 180. That's the most I've ever weighed. Including when I was pregnant, and at nine months, topped the scales at 170.

So that's when I started to get serious.
I've always thought I was a healthy person. I would take my dogs on walks. I swam at the local pool. I'm a vegan, so I CAN'T eat unhealthy foods, right?
Somehow none of that mattered.

So, starting in May, I started really thinking about what I was doing to my body.

Since May, I lost 13 pounds. And for the last 2 months, I've been hovering. 167, 168, 167, etc. At first I figured I had hit a plateau, and didn't know what to do. But then I realized it wasn't just about the weight. It was about how I felt.

And I was feeling good.

I started running in September, with Sparkpeople's 8-week 5K training program. I'd never run before. Not only that, but I hated running.

But I did the program, and I've since completed 3 5k's and one 8k.

Don't tell anyone, but I now secretly LOVE running.
Actually it's not a secret. I tell everyone how much I love it.

But I was still there on the scale. 167, 168, 167...

My legs were feeling good- my pants fit looser. I feel stronger. So who cares about the scale anyway?

Well, I must, because I'm still weighing myself. 167, 168, 167...

I think it's due to the running streak that I'm doing thanks to my running inspiration, Michelle at has been leading.

Run/walk at least a mile every day from Thanksgiving to New Years.

Honestly, I've missed a couple of days. But I'm not quitting. I really like running, and I feel so darn good.

And this morning. A nice surprise.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FITANDFIFTY2 12/14/2012 11:39AM

    Awesome!! Congrats on your fantastic surprise!! Loved your blog!!

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LESLIESENIOR 12/14/2012 11:35AM

    I love this blog. You have a great sense of humor. That will carry you through the rough times. I also weighed in a 190 in 2003. It took me 3 years to get 60 pounds off. Boy, the patience and persistence we develop!!! I've been in maintenance since 2006, but since joining Sparkpeople a year and a half ago it has been much more fun. I've developed a love for running/walking (whatever my old body will take).
Good luck to you in your quest for health and Happy Holidays.

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