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Calvin meet Levi and other ramblings

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Another fantastic weekend in the books emoticon emoticon

Last year around this time my hubby and I did a 5K. It was my first 5K in several years and I ran/walked it, just like the one before. I blogged about it here

Today we did the exact same race and boy oh boy what a difference a year makes!! This years goals were to emoticon run the entire course and to finish in less time than last year. Bonus goal was to finish at 42 minutes or less. My time for my 5K in June was 42:50 so I was hoping to do better than that. It was a great day for a race, weather wise. I didn't get off to a good start though. I started out a little fast than I wanted to and my music quit after the first song. I'm glad I have trained with and without music. Otherwise it would have made for a very long 3 miles. Instead I sang in my head, made a grocery list and thought about all that I have accomplished since the last time I was on this course.
I am happy to say that I ran the entire course emoticon and finished in less time than last year. emoticon And while I did not finish in less than 42 minutes I did beat the time from June. My time was 42:33 emoticon

This was last year:
(I should mention I would not allow a full-length picture to be taken)

And this is from today:

So I got to thinking about those skinny jeans of mine. You know how our minds can be sometimes- evil and mean. I was thinking- what if I had simply stretched them out by trying them on so much?? Did they *really* fit?? I know what you are thinking- girl, shut up, stop worrying & enjoy your jeans!!! And believe me, now I'm with you. I went shopping today and just for giggles I decided to try on some more jeans. And you know what- the ones off the rack zipped right up too! Yup they sure did!! emoticon emoticon The last time I lost a bunch of weight and met a milestone goal I bought a designer pair of jeans to celebrate. Well, as of this morning (waiting til wednesdays weigh in to make it official) I have hit a milestone goal. So guess what I did? Yup. Calvin, meet Levi emoticon

While the cashier at Kohls was cashing me out we got to chatting and I mentioned how I had to get a few new things as my work clothes were now too big. She congratulated me and asked how I managed to lose the weight. I wrote down this website emoticon and told her how easy it was to use & how supportive everyone is. She mentioned she was going to check it out cause she was tired of following this mediterranean diet. I said that Spark isn't a diet to follow, but it does give you tools on how to make permanent healthy changes. I am more than happy to spread the spark! emoticon
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    Great pics! Love being able to compare and see all your progress!! Love that feeling of new clothes!! So exciting!!!
    1583 days ago
    How did I NOT see you posted a blog??? I am SOOO happy for you! Congrats on the 5k time, that's awesome! I LOVE it when you go shopping and realize that not only do the size 12's fit that have been hanging in the closet... waiting for you... but so do all the size 12's IN the store! That's the BEST feeling! Way to go Renee! *HUGS*
    1586 days ago
    Congrats on the 5k and the jeans. You two look so happy! emoticon
    1586 days ago
    A great day all the way around! Congrats on the 5k and your picture is cute as a button!

    1587 days ago
    Happy dance for the new jeans and 5K. You are rocking it. You look so good in the pictures by the way,
    1589 days ago
    Great job, girlie!!! You and the hubby make a cute couple - And it's so nice that you did this together! Congratulations - on your 5k time and on your new clothes (obviously for the reason for buying new clothes, lol)!!!! Hugs!!
    1589 days ago
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    Great job with with your 5K - running the whole way is a great achievement! And the picture from to day is amazing - you are glowing!! Keep up the great work and Calvin and Levi will be making more new friends!! emoticon
    1590 days ago
    WOW you done did good ! ! ! Reminds me of my WW leader and a couple of the people in my class. Last year they ran a Color Run - they came in last. This year they all had the goal of passing people instead of all the people passing them. They were successful. Persistence and goals do pay off. Glad you decided to make the body fit the jeans instead of buying jeans to fit the body. emoticon
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