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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I am not much of a blogger, but I am so excited I just want to write this and maybe I will want to come back to read it for motivation at a later date. Hopefully I won't "need" to.

I have been on a semi diet since the beginning of the year and I was training for a 10k the end of March. We had such a crappy winter that I really didn't stick to it the way I should have. I still did the 10k, but walked a lot. I never trained in the rain because I was a wimp, but the 10k started at a light drizzle and ended in a the pouring rain. Now I know that I won't melt and it really isn't a good excuse. I am going to restart the training and find another race to do before it gets too hot. Since the beginning of the year I have lost 16 pounds. Not great, but not bad. 6 of those pounds I lost in the last two weeks. I started a new eating plan and joined two challenges on Facebook. One is a group of people, mostly runners, who want to lose 10-15 lbs by 4/26. I joined on time, but started the following week because I didn't want to change anything before the race. The other group is an April running challenge that has morphed into 3 challenges - Run or walk at least a mile every day, Boys vs Girls and Beat Stan who has vowed to run 200 miles this month. I have done at least 1 or 2 miles a day at home and then I have been meeting my daughter once a week and we do 3 miles. Maybe more this week.

The biggest motivation of all was being able to wear a cute pair of cropped jeans last week. I had bought them on super sale even though they were too small. I knew I would wear them one day. I did that last week. Today I am wearing a pair of dress pant for work that I haven't worn in about 18 months. They are not even tight at all. They are actually a little loose in the legs.

So there it is. That is my big motivation right now. It's exciting to me.

Not only that, I am feeling better. Not really drinking at all during the week either and I know that is helping. I will keep doing the challenges as well. Seeing and feeling success is what keeps you going.

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    It's amazing how these non-scale victories can completely recharge our batteries and make us feel so proud of ourselves. Amazing stuff! Hope you're doing well!
    1763 days ago
    It IS exciting! and 16 pounds is fantastic! You're doing it emoticon
    1836 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    16 #'s is awesome. So glad you went ahead with the 10K and it has motivated you to keep on keeping on.

    Hugs, Sunny
    1837 days ago
    Congrats! I think 16lbs in 3 months is fantastic. Nothing to sneeze at.
    1837 days ago
  • 4MY4PACK
    Good for you! Perseverance wins every time... emoticon
    1837 days ago
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