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Update after 120 days

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I received so many encouraging comments on my 60 day progress report that I thought I would post another update. 120 days was officially a few days ago, but today is exactly 4 months since I started this journey, and some things happened over the weekend that I wanted to include in my accomplishments! emoticon

First, this morning I ran in my very first race. I did the Iron Girl 5K, and I finished with a new personal record of 35 minutes and 41 seconds (my previous record was almost a minute longer, at 36:38)!

Another big milestone this weekend was that I just barely sneaked into the 180's on the scale at 189.87 yesterday. I honestly can't even remember the last time I was in the 180's!

I started this journey at a snug size 20 and (I know this because I just bought new jeans yesterday!) I'm currently at a comfortable size 16! Here is an updated progress picture which includes a (somewhat blurry) picture of me trying on a dress for a cruise next month:

I get comments from friends at work fairly regularly now. Several ladies have asked how I've done it. They're always disappointed when I tell them I'm doing it the old-fashioned way of eating right and exercising regularly. Everyone wants a magic pill or something (I wouldn't mind that myself, but it doesn't work that way!!)

Ultimately, though, I just FEEL so much better and so much healthier. I continue to find muscles I didn't know I had, and that's always an exciting discovery! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KALISWALKER 4/15/2014 12:58PM

    LOL yes everyone wants the magic pill.

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MARCIAC10 4/14/2014 4:47PM


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LOVINGKATE 4/14/2014 11:59AM

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LADYHAWKES 4/14/2014 10:51AM

    Kudos girl on your progress...Please continue your updates, they spur me on and I'm SO PROUD OF YOU! I love that you are clicking along on goals on many levels! Keep up the good work.

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KOHINOOR2 4/13/2014 10:32PM

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SPEEDYDOG 4/13/2014 7:47PM

    Thanks for sharing. You are doing great!


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    emoticon I'm so very happy for you! You do look emoticon

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UMBILICAL 4/13/2014 7:26PM


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144AUTUMN 4/13/2014 7:15PM

  Keep up the great work!!

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