Before and Halfway

Many of my friends have been asking about my weight loss, and wanted to see a before and after picture. I wasn’t ready to do that until I had made enough progress to make it show. Now I am at -43lbs and I decided to do a half way picture.

My first goal to reach is 199. I made it down to 200 one time before, but never sub 200. So now my thought process is this….
Bring on 199 !!!
And just how am I doing this? I started weight watchers January 1st. I have changed my eating habits drastically for the better. All my life I have eaten junk food, and I hate to think of what my arteries look like inside. Knowing that heart disease is prevalent in my family, and seeing how obese I was getting, I finally said, THIS IS IT… NO MORE!  I have to say that my co-workers have been very supportive of my changes. They are all fitness buffs and had been on me for a long long time to get healthy. Now I can say I am well on my way.
The second part of my success is that I am finally running. After almost 2 years, I finally have a strong enough ankle that I can start running again.  I am taking it slowly as I still am pretty heavy in stature. So far I can run a miles distance, with stopping maybe once along the way. And.. I’m still able to breathe afterwards without keeling over. In January I couldn’t walk from my car in the parking garage to the office in the medical center without having back spasms and not being able to breathe. I consider that quite an accomplishment!
This friday will be my first road-race in 25 years. It’s only a mile, but I have yet to run the whole distance without stopping at least once. Here’s hoping that the enthusiasm of the crowd will help.
How are you getting fit???
 
This article was originally posted by Louise Cunningham on Runnersramblings.com.


2 responses to “Before and Halfway”

  1. Thank you so much gf….love your encouragement and your friendship! Muah !!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am so very proud of you, Weez! You look amazing and what’s more – you ARE amazing! Love you and sending you a big hug of encouragement. I know you can do anything you want…and will kick some booty on this race!

    Muah!

    Sarah (Mrs. Ellis)