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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's not always JUST about the # on the scale!

So, tonight was another weigh in. I was a little nervous going in because I missed last week and I haven't been tracking as well as I should have. I decided that tonight was NOT about weight lost, it was about ACCOMPLISHMENT!

I still am on a high from my 5k. I proved to myself that I could do it! Never would I have thought that I would be a runner or run for fun! I hit a goal point and I am damn proud of it! So, if you are sick of hearing about it...quit reading :) Just kidding.

Anyway, I was down 2.8 pounds this week! Whoop! That means that I am officially 49 pounds sexier! AND 1 pound away from hitting 50! Also, I am 7.3 pounds away from my wedding goal! YES!

Like I said on my March 15th entry, Read on, Big News!, I will be running in the Stu Nevermann 4 mile memorial weekend run on Saturday.  I can't believe how time flies. I guess it is time to start setting new goals! I will be running this one with Mike's sister Emily and our friends Chris, Tyrel, and Lindsay. I am SO excited to have them all there to support and encourage me!

I am hoping to post more later but if not, I'll be back tomorrow!



Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sometimes you just gotta KICK ASS!

Well, I know it has been FAR too long since I have blogged. Honestly, life has gotten the best of me! Life is great and all is good but man, have I been a busy girl!

Don't worry...I haven't quit or given up! It has been a struggle and I am just so dang close to 50 but I am having a hard time hitting it!

I have news to share...I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT! Today, I kicked some ass! Today, I did my FIRST ever 5k! I participated in the WW Walk it Challenge! But, I didn't walk it....I RAN IT! Mom and I had planned on walking together. We were at the front when the guy said "GO".  Well, we started to get a little trampled so we decided to jog for a bit to get out of the way. But, once we got started, we didn't stop! I felt SO GOOD! I kicked and screamed a little bit through it all but I wanted it. Bad. Plus, Emily was ahead of us running her heart out. She motivated me. Luckily, I had my tunes with me and it got me pumped up.

3.2 miles was over! I DID IT! I did it in 38 minutes! YES! What an accomplishment! Plus, Emily finished ahead of me and Mom came in after me...what a team! We were all cheering each other on! Since Emily kicked ass and finished in 31 minutes, she was there at the finish line waiting my arrival! I could hear her screaming and cheering...YES!

Next weekend, I will be doing my big 4 mile run in Iowa. I just cant believe that I can do it! I CAN do it! YES!

Here are a few highlights from today's event...

Pre-Race with Mom and Emily. SO nervous!

It's OK to show off sometimes! Reppin' the weight loss digits!


Post-Race. Boy, are we GLOWING! Feelin' good!

I earned that shirt and will wear it PROUDLY!

I just need to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to my Mom for being there by my side! Thank you for always supporting me and encouraging me. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! You kicked ass today too! And, THANK YOU Emily for cheering me on and encouraging me. I am SO proud of YOU!

What a day! I think I will sleep like a baby tonight :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Don't Worry! I am BACK!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all have missed my blogging just as much as I missed it! The last few weeks have been nothing but crazy! Crazy in a good way anyway!

Here is a quick update on my life and then I will get to the good stuff...weight!  Mike and I moved to Vadnais Heights last weekend.  I was offered a job that I just couldnt pass up and that is why we are in the northern suberbs.  I was offered my old job back and with a few days of decisions, Mike and I decided it was an amazing oppurtunity that we just couldnt pass up. I am now (again) the Live in Program Director of Enrich Inc's Suzanne Home. We live in a basement apartment of a 2 story home and run, manage, and care for 4 adults with disabilities.  It is a challenging yet very rewarding position that I love. We are thankful to be living here, rent free, and starting off our marraige without that financial burden. Our apartment is beautiful and Mike is enjoying transforming the backyard! Also, both our kitties seem to be getting along fights every now and thats normal :)

Back to the good stuff....

The last few weeks have been a total emotional weight loss game for me.  I had not been tracking as well as I should have but did stay on my workout plan.  The last 2 weigh in's have been a shot in the dark and to my surprise have been both in the right direction! down!

4/26/11 -1.6
5/3/11 -1.4
for a total of........ -46.6 pounds! whoop whoop! I am currently 9.7 pounds away from my wedding goal! Also, I am only 3.4 pounds from 50! That is totally doable....It is still 4 months away!

I keep looking at my weigh in book because I just dont believe it. I do not remember the last time that I was 209 pounds. I started my journey at a whopping 256.2 pounds and am now at 209.6. Seriously, the 100's are in sight! I do NOT remember the last time that the scale had a 1 in the hundreds place. I am assuming it was in middle school. For my wedding, I am determined to weigh 199.9 or less.  For once, this is a goal that seems so realistic. I am so close!

Thanks to all of you who have supported my journey the last year and a half.  It will be a lifelong one.

PS: I am still kicking some butt at the gym. I am loving it! My shins arent any better so I have not been able to run therefore I have been kicking some serious ass on the eleptical! I love that machine! I am currently doing about 30-45 minutes a session and really think that it is stepping up my weight loss!

And, dont worry...I am back!