Monday, May 23, 2011

Making things happen

I am going to be upfront with you during this post... I am so proud of me. There, I said it. That must have sounded horrible to you, but I can't tell you the last time I said I was going to lose weight and finally have done it. I have lost 15 pounds since December!!! Take a look at the before...
(Those colors washed me out too) but the after is sooo much better...
It's not terribly drastic, but I feel good in my clothes again. I am not sure if that makes sense, but when you put on some weight and you don't feel good in your clothes it really can start taking a hit on your self-esteem. I finally made a concious decision that I wanted to feel good again. I am not talking about super-skinny workout fanatic, but to have a better quality of life and truly consider what I was sticking in my mouth. Note to self, just because it tastes good doesn't mean it's good for you. (Trying saying that to me when I was sampling everything I made during the holidays!)
 During this "back to healthy" time I was still training for my half marathon which I ran in Nashville, TN. I am pleased to say I have completed my sixth one and loved every minute of it. The hubs did not train, but was there to carry all of our stuff. He was an excellent cheerleader too. When asked if he would run with me next time his exact words were, "I don't run unless someone is chasing me."

We had a great time in Nashville when I finished my race. More importantly it meant I was finally back to being healthy and accomplishing something again. It was not easy to do, but now that I am here I don't want to go back to where I was... just feeling low. Funny how all that can come from a few extra pounds... it totally went to my head!


  1. Katie,

    YOu and Jonathan both look great! I miss seeing you guys arond Mobile! But Mobile's loss is BHam's gain! So proud of you on your 6th half, what an accomplishment! Tell Jonathan Jeff andI said hello! Have a great evening!

  2. What a great achievement Katie, you SHOULD be proud of yourself :) You are looing fantastic. Well done on completing your half marathon, I'm so unfit I'd have no hope of doing that! x

  3. Woohoo!! Way to go!! I know exactly what you mean about how your clothes feel. Keep up the great work!!

  4. You look great girl! Way to go! I need to hop on the band wagon and get in shape. It's so hard, but looks worth it :) Congrats on your half marathon!!

  5. I am trying to do the same...thanks for the inspiration!

  6. CONGRATS! that is huge, and I am so impressed! what an inspiration, I am contemplating my 2nd half marathon in June... I know I can run it, I just am not sure if I am ready to part with my toenails again (gross I know, but true!). Very very good job, keep up the good work!


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