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October 2011 -- 103 pounds down!

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"Before" -- October 2010 (Actually this is about 15 pounds down from my "highest" weight.)

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New Year's Eve 2011 -- At goal weight, 110 pounds down!

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  • v PAMATX
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I find indoor exercise sheer torture, too. I have an elliptical, but much prefer to be outside. These long-hour high-stress jobs do not make staying fit easy. But it sounds like you've figured it out! Congrats on your achievement! And, your kitties are gorgeous!
    3444 days ago
  • v GINAV2
    Re: barefoot running... No no no, I was a stability-shoe heel strike runner until just a month or two ago. I still consider myself to be in transition!

    As for the how, I started out just walking in a pair of Vibram FiveFingers to get used to wearing them, and simultaneously spent a few weeks jump roping to strengthen my calves. Then I started running in my usual motion-control sneakers but focused on landing on the balls of my feet (but with my feet as flat as possible, not toe-running), and I'm just now ditching the padded sneakers for running in the Vibrams.

    It's a big switch for sure, and you have to really pay attention to your feet, but it takes so much pressure off your knees and hips that I really think it's worth it! But if you do switch over, start slow - I've heard horror stories about shin splints and stress fractures from folks who jumped right into multiple mile runs without the base-work to build up their calf and ankle muscles.

    Good luck! emoticon

    (By the way, you look amazing! Congrats on your loss and keep up the fantastic work!)
    3447 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/3/2011 9:40:56 PM
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