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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My name is Veronica. I am 41 years old. I am a wife (10 years) and a mother to a 4 year old boy.

I've been training for one marathon after another for a year and I'm really proud of myself for it. I've been raiseing money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and getting fit at the same time.

After June 1st my eating habits and mindset changed a lot. I started training for a half marathon in San Antonio, but was eating as if training for the full. I ended up putting on 15 pounds between June and September and haven't lost (or gained) one pound since.

I know I've come a long way since starting this program in '07, but I'm not ready to give up. I'm not willing to stay at my current weight and dress size.
My mother is getting remarried January 24th and I want to look good (and happy) in the wedding pictures. She has asked me to be her Matron of Honor and that is a big deal for me.

I've refreshed my ticker and changed some photos and I'll be pretending as if this is the first day of my Sparkpeople life. So, with that said, I've started another Weight Loss Challenge with Herbalife and I'll be getting some new products to help me along the way. This is still week one. Which gives me time to purchase my protein powder and what have you. I've had success in the past and I'm looking forward to haveing it again. I will continue to blog weekly to let you know how I'm doing.

Here are my current stats:

Weight - 201.6
upper chest - 42.25
chest - 46
waist - 43.5
hips - 46.5
thighs (left & right) - 24
arms (left & right) - 15

my goal weight is 130 (~ 72 lbs)

I'm hopeing to lose 2 - 3 dress sizes by January 24th. We'll see.

I've broken my weight loss down into nine (9) 5% goals and I've added my planned rewards next to each goal.

Here they are:

5 lbs (197 - not 5%, but a treat for getting under 200 pounds again) a pair of capri running pants, a new sports bra and a new pair of running shoes.

10 lbs (187) Buy a long-sleeve tee to wear under my singlet.

9 lbs (178) Buy a light jacket light enough to run in and tie around my waist when I warm up.

9 lbs (169) Get a manicure and a pedicure (at a spa)

8 lbs (161) Get a facial (at a spa)

8 lbs (153) Get a massage (at a spa)

8 lbs (145) Purchase a diva dress from Boston Proper or some other wonderful shop.

7 lbs (138) Buy a new pair of dress shoes and accessories to go with my new dress

7-8 lbs(131-130)GOAL!! Have my husband take me to dinner and a play.

Once I reach my final goal weight, my reward to myself will be to get: “Siren” pictures taken by Rachel Stephens of Seattle, WA. www.RachelStephensPhotography.
com

I'll chat with you soon,
Veronica

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  • TERSIEFROG
    Hey there! Welcome back! A fresh start is always great. I wish you all the best in reaching your goals!!
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    4432 days ago
  • KSTARS
    Hello Veronica,

    I see you are getting a fresh start. I will be too. Thanks for leaving me that comment. Can you believe, my computer is acting up, so I deleted that entry. Oh well.

    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was plenty. My 30-year-old son and his GF had us over for dinner with the ex. LOL It was really crazy to see him after all those years.

    Tell Nathan hello for me?

    I just joined TNT team hoping to find out more for the future.

    Take care!!!

    Thanks for being such an inspiration.

    Kathy
    4435 days ago
  • MYPINUPWITHIN
    You can do anything that you put your mind to. Whatever the path, put your heart in it, and you can achieve it - I have no doubt. But I can't leave this blog without telling you thank you for the link to the boudroir portraits group. I've been looking for a photographer (And I'm SOOO picky since I have photography in my blood) that would do boudroir/pinup style photographs of me when I get to goal, and this one has a location about 2 hours away, so I think I've found it! :)
    4437 days ago
  • GIRLINMOTION
    Veronica, sorry to hear that you have gained the weight. But I am so glad to hear that you are starting fresh and got your mother's wedding as motivation. You have done this before and can do it again!!!

    Hugs, Sonia
    4438 days ago
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