Saturday, August 28, 2010

I'm a slightly better me...

This is me last summer.  It's the only photo I could find of me that shows me from the neck down. I avoided photos! But here's my fatness, even though I'm desperately trying to hide my gut. I know there's this photo of me riding on my parents' tractor where I look like whale, but I think I deleted it.  I was 186 lbs.  I know some of you may weigh more than that, but I'm 5'5" & that's the fattest I've ever been (except when I was pregnant).  It did not feel good. I had no waist. My clothes did not fit. I did not like looking at myself in the mirror.    :(


 This is me today.  Two days before my 30th birthday. :)  I ran my very first 5K today & I finished it in 39:51!  On Mother's Day this year, I started the "Couch to 5K" program & I stuck with it (for the most part).  I decided it was time to get off my ass & get some exercise.  I did not diet.  I don't do sit ups. I still eat cheese for lunch & ice cream before bed.  I just got off my ass & started running on my treadmill three times a week.  I've lost 10 lbs, 2 sizes, and several inches.  I'm far from skinny, but I've made a couple of simple changes in my life & I don't hate myself anymore. :)  I also feel better, I sleep better, I have more energy, I can wear SOME of my pre-pregnancy clothes again, and I make better choices for my kids & me.  We've cut back on the fast food & I make sure we eat more fruits & veggies. 

I really just wanted to post this b/c I know some of you have read on my FB page about how I've been running & you might think that you can't do it.  But you can.  I'm lazy.  I love food.  I hate exercise.  But I got off my ass & now I'm a slightly better me. :)

9 comments:

  1. This post almost brought me to tears. I'm 5'5" and weight 184 right now and pretty much hate myself too. You have given me serious inspiration!!!!

    You look amazing!!!!!!!

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  2. I'm actually really glad you shared this. I really need some motivation. I did Weight Watchers with my mom right after college and got super skinny. After meeting the man of my dreams and two kids later back to back I'm my biggest and need to lose weight. I too am lazy and love food. I think a tread mill would be a great investment. I think I just need a new weight loss buddy. Accountability is always a big help. anyways enough about me.!

    Keep up the good work!

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  3. I run on a treadmill b/c it's HOT here in NC, but I would much rather run outside. Look up "Couch to 5K" on Facebook & check it out. It was an interval training program, so it started out with having me run 1 minute at a time... and after 9 weeks I was running 30 minutes at a time. I don't hate running anymore. :)

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  4. Thanks!- I'll have to check that out!

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  5. I did "Couch to 5K" last summer and LOVED it!! :) Didn't love the running but I loved the fact that I COULD do it and ended up accomplishing something I didn't think I could do...which felt GREAT!! :) This past winter I discovered "Game On Diet" and fell in love with that program mainly because it was an easy "diet" turned into lifestyle that has me eating healthy foods....I literally feel like I'm eating ALL day which makes me happy!! :) Way to go on your accomplishment!! Keep up the great work!!!! :):):)

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  6. When I was about 33 I did something very similar. Just started getting off my ass more...walking...then jogging...starting in late June and running my first 5K in October. How wonderful for you!! You must feel fantastic. You inspire me. I did it once, I can do it again, right? :-) Love your story. Keep it up!!!

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  7. Nice job!! Keep it up!! I started with a 5K...worked up to a 10k...then 15K...half marathon...and in 3 1/2 weeks I hope to finish my first full marathon...I am a little pyscho...but I believe you can do anything if you have the right mind set and put in the work!! Rock on!!

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