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Sunday, January 22, 2012

I've always envied the blonde girls with the perky ponytails who run around the walking track instead of huffing and puffing along before giving up. Seriously, I sounded like the "Little Engine That Could". And at the end instead of "I thought I could." I would say "I guess I can't." It's really been pitiful. Since I've lost 27 lbs. so far... I'm breathing and moving a little bit easier. I read an inspirational blog post on this blog www.runsforcookies.com/p
and I decided that I want ALL of those things so much more than I want a number on the scale. I also read a guest blogger post there today by Carly www.runsforcookies.com/2
where she mentioned the Couch to 5k program. I'd tried it before but I wasn't successful because I didn't believe that overweight people should run because I'd look gross. I was really inspired by Carly's tips and I printed out the Couch to 5k program so I could try again. This time... I don't care who sees me or how I look. I'm in it for me, for my health, and if they don't like it they can look the other way. I made an inspirational 30 minute long playlist so I'd have time to warm up and cool down. (Who run the world? Girls! Ha.) Then I got my 10 year old with boundless energy to lace up her shoes so she could go with me. I'm thinking this could be really fun girl time and as a bonus it'll run her down a bit and maybe her ADHD symptoms will decrease. A girl can dream right?

Then we went! It's windy, overcast, and yucky but we sweated and turned beet red. Apparently, she's not in the shape she thought she was either. LOL That's okay. We'll get there. Oh, one more thing. To document this journey... I took a photo in my work out clothes before we left. This is me at 282 lbs. hopefully I won't be that too much longer.

P.S. If I can do it... so can you!
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    Thank you so much for the inspirational words! I appreciate you stopping by to encourage me. I wish you all the luck in the world getting rid of those last 10 lbs.
    3437 days ago
    You are so inspiring, Joy! Keep it up...(pssst....girls DO run the world!)
    I'm training for my 4th half marathon and it isn't any easier, but you know what? Who cares? I'm out there doing my thing for me and though I struggle with this last 10 extra pounds constantly at least I'm trying. It's not the destination, but the journey that means EVERYTHING.
    3437 days ago
    Thanks for the encouraging comment! I definitely will keep you all posted... probably with too much information. I hope you have a great day today!
    3438 days ago
    You are awesome! I know what you mean about the perky ponytails. They make it look so easy! But the fact that you have already lost weight and it is getting easier is fantastic, and I love, love, love that you are bringing your daughter along. Sounds like this could be a great experience for you both. Keep us updated, you running chick!
    3438 days ago
    Woo Hoo, Joy! You can do it!!!
    3439 days ago
    Good luck for the C25K!
    3439 days ago
    Thanks so much y'all! The support on this site is so awesome. emoticon
    3439 days ago
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    You can do it girl! :)
    3439 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6481045
    good job! you can do it!
    3439 days ago
  • no profile photo DCN8V1
    Wow! I'm not a runner, so anyone who makes it a goal is a hero to me. You CAN do it! Have fun while you're at it!
    3439 days ago
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