|February 17, 2010: Before|
|Reasons #1-5 for doing what I do|
On December 31, 2010 my BMI was 29.5 (down from 44.8)...the end of 2010 & the end of obesity.
On February 17, 2011 (my 31st birthday & the 1 year anniversary of the beginning of my journey) I had lost exactly 100 lbs.
In April 2011 I took my first steps as a runner in order to fulfill an anniversary gift to my husband: my first 5K in June 2011.
On June 4, 2011 I ran my first 5K with a time of 38:55 after completing the Couch to 5K Training Program.
On August 20, 2011 I was no longer "overweight"--a HEALTHY adult for the very first time.
After much soul-searching, my hubster & I decided to expand our family: The Three-quel arrived February 4, 2013. She weighed in at 7 lbs, 4 oz. I gained more than that.
And now, after losing 120 lbs & gaining 80, I'm back to doing what I know to be the healthiest thing for me: eating (primarily) real food & exercising moderately to get me back to lean & healthy for myself & my family. Stay tuned, the best is yet to come.
In the mean time, here's a clip-show filling in some of the gaps of who I am & where I've come from.
My Origin Story: In the Beginning
My 1st Aha Moment (Time to Make a Physical Change): Sweet Coraline
My 2nd Aha Moment (Time to Make a Mental Change): Claiming the Big "O"
My Biggest Support: Standing by My Man
My Anchors: 25 Reasons I'm Changing My Life
My Second Time Around: There & Back Again: An Obese Girl's Tale
You can see me "in the flesh," talking about my story here & here.