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    MICHIGANLORI   111,523
100,000-149,999 SparkPoints


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Did I hit the top 100 for weight loss this round? NO
Did I lose any weight? A tiny bit
Did I hit my goal weight? NO

Was this round a Success? ABSOLUTELY YES emoticon

emoticon The scale is not always the best measure of success.

Here is why this round turned out a huge SUCCESS for me:

1) I had many FIRSTs emoticon

emoticon I ran my first 5K (Time 29:27)
emoticon I ran my first 10K (Time 59:28)
emoticon I ran my first Half Marathon (Time 2:44:20)
emoticon I went from running 1.5 miles nonstop to 6 miles
emoticon I’m following my first Half Marathon training program for my next Half
emoticon I became the TNT leader for the awesome SPIES

2) I shaved off 2:79 minutes from my 1.5 run fitness test.

Beginning round time: 15:05
Ending round time: 12:26

3) Summer time has always been the most challenging time for me to lose weight. I would normally gain weight during the summer….darn Dairy Queen. I am thrilled that I maintained my weight. I got a dose of what maintaining feels like and it’s tough.

4) I had a couple of major stressful events that did not derail me that much. I was able to get back in control.

5) I inspired others to step out of their comfort zone and try new things. emoticon emoticon

Now....for all you BLC newbies, come join the Silver Spies for Round 23. I promise you a challenge and many SUCCESSES!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAR815 11/12/2013 6:27PM

    Great job!! I can only hope someday to run a half marathon Im doing another 5k on thanksgiving day
That is so motivating to hear thanks and good for all your well deserved accomplishments yay!!

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BOPPY_ 11/3/2013 11:30AM

    Great work on the exercise!


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TWNOMWE 11/1/2013 6:27PM

    Great accomplishment!!! emoticon

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SHEENADEE 9/9/2013 11:06AM

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I love reading your BLC recap / results. Fabulous accomplishments! BLC 22 was my first time in BLC and I can't wait for 23 to begin.

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TRAVELGRRL 8/30/2013 9:03PM

    Congrats on your successes! I have joined the BLC23 challenge, but don't know what team I'll be on. Can't wait, it seems like a wonderful group!

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LCDM83 8/29/2013 9:07PM

    WTG!!!! Your time difference is awesome! You have had a lot of firsts! Here's to many more successes and good firsts!!

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RUNNERJUDY 8/29/2013 1:06AM

    and you continue to inspire! Thanks for being such an integral part of the SPY family!!!

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JERSEYGIRL24 8/27/2013 10:55PM

    Sounds like a very successful round to me!!!

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SUCCESSN2015 8/27/2013 8:51PM

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LESLIELENORE 8/27/2013 7:49PM

    Amazing! Definitely a success.

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GOING4GOAL2014 8/27/2013 4:09PM

    Wow those are awesome successes! Not many people I know can even say they ran a race. Woohoo for you.

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DALID414 8/27/2013 2:46PM

    Wow, your times are amazing! I wanna be like you when I grow up emoticon

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FITAT50 8/27/2013 2:16PM

    Your first 5k was this round? It seems like so long ago! Even though I've been with you every day I didn't realize all the firsts you've had!! Big Congrats Cappie!!

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ZERO2HERO 8/27/2013 1:07PM

    Love your attitude, Lori!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 8/27/2013 1:03PM

    Congrats on your list of firsts!! That's awesome!!

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BIGPAWSUP 8/27/2013 12:57PM

    That is an IMPRESSIVE list. Congrats!!!

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ONMYMEDS 8/27/2013 12:43PM

    Congratulations on all of your "firsts"!!!! Very well done!!!


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FUNONTHERUN 8/27/2013 12:10PM

    That is SUCCESS! emoticon

Looking forward to BLC23. Golden Phoenix are wishing the Silver Spies (and YOU!) more great successes next round.


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SARIANEC 8/27/2013 11:54AM

    Awesome set of firsts. Congrats on the runs!

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