Friday, December 2, 2011

Because I'm not going back there...

This was me almost exactly 2 years ago.
Christmas 2009 was a big realization for me.  I knew I was heavy, but when I saw these pictures I became upset about it for the first time.   Well, not the first time...but it was the first time I got upset about it and then got MAD about it.  I'd bought my first "plus size" clothes and hated myself for it.

Luckily, I didn't wallow in the anger.  Within a few short weeks of this picture being taken - I decided to turn it around.   To rid myself of the burden of the weight and to embrace a new life for myself and my family.

Food journals. Bike and Felicity (and Sliders. and Gossip Girl). Learning to Run. Setbacks and Fresh Starts.  Goals and Failures.   Falling down and getting back up again.

So here I sit - 2 years later and 40lbs lighter.   I've crossed a fair few finish lines in that time.  Finish lines I never envisioned.   5K. 10K. Half Marathon. Fun Run. Full Marathon.  I've embraced life and, while I still have a few pounds to go - I'm being smarter and trying to live healthier.

One thing's for sure...I'm not going back there.   Ever.  

Me, the day before my Marathon in October. Fat girl no more.


  1. Way to go! I'm a new runner (3rd 5K this Sunday) and in the process of losing weight. I'm a twin! I wish to have twins when I have kids!

    1. You can totally do it! Just find what works for you!

      And twins is hard hard work...but so so worth it.


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