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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Saturday I hit a goal...44 pounds lost, 15% of my starting weight. It was huge. Very exciting!!! I've decided my reward for this will be to plan an overnight trip biking the Katy trail, hopefully sometime this month.

Although, I do have a bit of work to do to get ready for that. Saturday we went for a 22-mile ride on the path from the airport north toward Bolivar. We went 11 miles one way and then back. I was exhausted!! I haven't been so tired since I don't know when. I came home and had a long nap. Not sure how ready I am to do 35 miles or so for two days in a row. Have to keep working on that one.

I realized the other day I have stopped thinking of myself as fat. Not that I think of myself as exactly thin or anything. But I was waiting for the bus and standing on the side of the road watching the cars go by. The drivers and passengers were looking at me and I realized that before, I would have thought of them thinking... "look at that fat lady standing on the side of the road." However, what I was thinking on this day was just that they were seeing me, not seeing a fat lady. I don't know whether this makes any sense to anyone else, but it is really a fundamental mind shift in my own head, and that's where it counts anyway.

My parents decided at the last minute not to come up. Things were getting back to normal fairly quickly in their town, so they stayed to finish the cleanup. That's okay, they'll be here for Thanksgiving, so that'll be cool.

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    WOW what an INSPIRATION you should be SO proud of yourself!!!
    3523 days ago
    Kelly, CONGRATS!!! How awesome are you? First... 44 lbs. off! That's great and then a 22 mile bike ride??? ARE YOU NUTS? NOT ME! I like my bike but I'm out for 45 minutes and I'm wondering where the house is!!

    You're awesome and I strive to be more like you in that department!!

    Congrats on hitting a goal... I'm so proud of you! Tell Ariele (spelling?) Hi for me!!
    3524 days ago
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