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2 whole inches!

For over a year now, I have been inputting my fitness and some of my daily food intake into SparkPeople.com. That site is an absolutely wonderful tool for someone as OCD as me! I love data entry for some odd reason. HaHa It makes me feel productive I guess. :) The site has helped me realize that I eat way to many calories...but it has also motivated me to keep on track with attempting to eat less. For a while during the summer I was addicted to the site. I would go every day and read everything I could and get as many SparkPoints as I could for the day. Now that I am running I have swayed from counting my calories. I am not sure why. I don't know if it's because I think I can eat more now that I am running or just because I became lazy. More than likely...a mixture of the two... I do love the site though.
I say all of this to tell you that on the site tonight, I found some measurements I had taken June 2009. I decided to go ahead and measure again just to see if there was any improvement. Well... there was! I have lost 2 inches in my waist AND my hips! WooHoo! Go me! I am finally seeing some results! It only took 13 months (I started exercising in Sept. '09), but at least I'm seeing something now! As for weight-loss...Since Sept. '09 I have lost 16 pounds and counting! 


I love to see the scale going down, but I love seeing inches fall off even more! :)


Now onto my run tonight...New Record for me!!!

I started week 8 of Couch to 5K tonight. (Only 5 runs left! ) It was a bit cold this evening, as I ran out in my tank top and capri's. I knew, however, that I would be warming up fairly soon. The run started out well. It just wasn't quite as fast as I had been wanting. I picked up the past for mile 2. I knew I had done a 29 min mile the last time I ran, and I knew I had to do better than that this time. I picked up the pace and ended up going over the 2 mile mark in 28 minutes! I was so exited! I have two more 28 min. runs this week, and then three 30 min. runs and I am done with the C25K program! I can't wait to see how far I can go in 30 minutes! I finally decided to time myself at 3.1 mile marker tonight and I finished right at 48 minutes! This is an awesome time for me! Even with walking the last mile!  My final time for the 3.6 miles was 53 minutes and 15 seconds. Cody and I have not gone under 54 minutes yet, so this is our new record to beat! So my record of a 5K in 45 minutes is looking pretty good right now!


Now if I can just get Santa to bring me one of these


Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver With Heart Rate Monitor
for Christmas...I would be in Heaven! It really stinks not knowing the exact time's for your run! Especially when I am (like I mentioned above) OCD about these sorts of things! :)

Hope everyone has a great evening and weekend!
I will be working all weekend, but it is my last weekend at this job!
Only 9 days until the big move!! :)



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  1. I just wanted to say congrats on the lost inches & the pounds lost! It is a huge accomplishment and definetly something to be proud of, and to spark the desire to go even further. Thanks for sharing your journey! It's great to see others taking an interest in their health and enjoying the journey to that!

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