One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


A 2 Picture Semi-Sensational Sunday

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Today was defined by 2 things and although it started out pretty sensational it ended just… ok. Actually it ended with me passed out on the couch missing Once Upon a Time. Now I’ll probably have a hard time going back to sleep yet I’m physically exhausted.

Let me explain.

This morning I was registered for a local 5k just about a mile from my house. I headed out about 7AM and ran to the event after shooting my #YogaADay shot.

I’m loving this challenge. It’s fun and makes me pause at least once a day to stretch.

Anyway, I ran my butt off this morning and really pushed myself at the event. I crossed the finish line in 26:25 just 12 seconds shy of the personal record I set in August.

I was ecstatic!

I’m not naturally this fast. It’s hard for me —really hard— but the sense of accomplishment and the satisfaction of seeing my progress is such an amazing feeling. So amazing it’s really hard for me to put into words besides…

I am a runner.

I’m still uncomfortable uttering those words aloud but with every race, every event, it gets easier and easier.

The second half of the day was our yearly outing to Maize Quest. My Mom came into town with my niece and we headed out right after lunch.

All started out ok but it was cold and Little Bean was NOT having a good time. After about an hour in the maize he had had enough.

I had to leave with both boys while The Husband finished the puzzle. We then decided to call it a day early and warm everyone up in the car on the drive home.

It wasn’t our best trip there but we salvaged the day with dinner at Panera and some relaxing on the couch. That’s when I passed out.

So overall a fun day but a little challenging and I’ve done nothing to prepare for the week. Looks like Monday I’ll be playing catch up and folding an awful lot of laundry. ugh.

Anyway, hope you had a great weekend!

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    November 5, 2012

    We are similiar. My starting weight: 227. 5’8″. Goal: 155. Current: 157. Have maintained within 5 lbs for 5 yrs. I, too, ran a 5k yesterday. 36…something. A decent time. I do a handful of 5k’s a year, have not tried anything longer. Find 5k’s…painful…by the end. And, yet, last week I heard myself saying to someone, “You know, I have to wonder if the reason I’m not much of a runner is because I tell myself I’m not a runner…and tell others I’m not a runner.” Sounds like you have long done the same thing…but are finally seeing a change. Interesting.


    November 7, 2012

    Yeh, we went with the kids (21 month and 3 year old) to the national zoo this weekend and it was a disaster. Yikes. We were totally that family having a meltdown, and there was no easy/quick way to get out of that place. Makes me smile thinking back on it. :-) It put us off kilter for the rest of the day. I guess some of those days are to be expected, but they sure are exhausting!