It amazes me how some weeks I'm all over it. Passionate about my weight loss. Determined to win the war. Then there are weeks like this one, where I don't want to do the work. I'm simply tired. I want to be done with the journey, knowing full well the journey is for the rest of my life. At this point I'm very aware that this too shall pass and until it does, I think I can. . . I think I can.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
A woman stopped me at Costco today and asked if I lead worship at Westside Church. I said, "I used to." Her mouth dropped and she said, "You look fantastic." I told her I have lost 114.5 lbs so far. She was so impressed. Then I ran into someone I haven't seen for a little over a year. I had to tell her who I was. It's so fun to have to do that; it's a strange and wonderful place to be.
So don't be shy if you think you see me out and about. Come and say hi, it doesn't offend me to have to say, "Yes, it's me." :)
Saturday, July 16, 2011
I'm reporting in with a big 4.5 lb loss this week!! Yes!! I'm so relieved. I now weigh 190.5 lbs. 40.5 lbs to my final goal and 15.5 lbs to my Labor Day weekend goal.
The bake sale is a go. I'm going to create a flyer and start getting the word out. Hopefully I'll have an idea of what/how I'm going to do this by the middle of next week. I'll keep you updated.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
With that said, I have decided to make it known that I will be trying out for The Voice in August. Even typing that makes my stomach turn. I have had such a fear of failure in the area of music that I haven't even tried to succeed. Oh yah, I moved to Nashville, but I didn't do anything musically while I was there other than sing in the choir at church. Church has always been my safe place when it comes to my music. It's time I face my fear and jump off the cliff, so to say. On The Biggest Loser they take the group to New Zealand and have them bungee jump or sky dive or leap off of tall buildings. Facing that fear helps them realize they can do anything. So this is my tall building. I will be leaping off of it in August. Why not, right? What have I got to lose?
Here's to another AMAZING year!!
Monday, July 11, 2011
We were all out doing circuits at 6 AM this morning. If you want to join us come on down to the Pine Nursery Park at 6 AM Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri mornings. We work hard, sweat hard & have a great time.
I ran another 10 miles last Saturday. It just amazes me that I'm putting those kind of miles in now. Who knew?!?! I have one more weekend of 10 miles and then I think I'll go a little farther the following weekend.
I think I've finally found the courage to tell you all what I'm going to do in August. I'll post it tomorrow so stay tuned. . . .
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The circuits in the park are going very well. I'm so impressed by these women. They are super stars in my eyes. This is our before picture as a group. We will take an after picture at the end of the summer and I will post it. It will be fun to see the difference in all of our bodies.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I ran 10 miles this past Saturday and did very well. In fact, I ran the last two miles faster than I ran the first 8 miles. Yeah!! I run 10 miles the next two weekends and then I will probably keep progressing until the Half Marathon in Sunriver over Labor Day weekend.
I am super excited to say that I'm now helping some others along this journey. Jason & I are holding circuit training's in The Pine Nursery Park on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings at 6 AM. It will be so exciting to see the women progress and start to see how strong they really are. This is our first week. In fact, I think I'll take a picture & post it. That way when I take another one in a few months you'll get to see the progress they have made.
I have so much more to say, but I'm soooo tired. So I'll save it for another day and another post.