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Weigh In – Week 25

07 Jul

Six Months!  It’s amazing what you can do in six month.  Six months ago I was barely running – in fact I would say I was walking with a bit of running in between.  My average pace was a 15:10 minute/mile.  I was overweight and my knees and my body just hurt.  Today I run!  I run and take a short walk break if I need it – mostly I RUN!  My average pace now is 11:02 minute/mile.

I have run two 5K races and a 10K race.  I have run 6.3 miles without stopping!  I have pushed my body to points that it never wanted to go.  I have lost 13 pounds and 16 inches overall.  My BMI went from 27.1 (overweight) to 24.6 (Healthy).  I have gone from a size 12 (almost 14) to a size 8 (just about a 6).  My 8’s are baggy already but I refuse to buy 6’s just yet.  LOL

I eat healthy and want to go do my runs.  I need it!  It makes me feel better and even on my worst days a good run will make things so much better and make me happy.  I never thought I would say that about running.  My knees are stronger – my body is stronger – I am healthier!

I know I have been a slacker with my pictures and measurements but here are my six month stats:

Measurements 1/13/12                                  Measurements 7/6/12                   Loss
Waist(at bend) 32″                                          Waist(at bend) 28 1/2″                  -3.5
Waist(at belly button) 36 1/2″                          Waist(at belly button) 32″             -4.5
Hips 37 1/2″                                                     Hips 33 1/2″                                 -4.0
Thighs 23 1/2″                                                  Thighs 21″                                   -2.5
Arms 13 1/2″                                                     Arms 12″                                     -1.5

I seem to have come to a plateau.  I have been stuck at 130 pounds for a few weeks now.  I thought for sure I would have hit the 129’s by now but no luck.  Right now I am okay with that.  I am at a good, healthy weight and I feel good with how far I am come.  I would definitely like to lose another 5-10 pounds and I will continue to do what I am doing and training for the half marathon.  I am sure in time the weight will come off and if it doesn’t and this is my final weight – I am okay with that as well.

Six months and still going strong!!

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13 responses to “Weigh In – Week 25

  1. hemingwayrun

    July 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Hiya, good article! How did you find the 10k run? I’ve entered one in two weeks time but only started running a few weeks ago, so training hard!

     
    • Two Moms

      July 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Hello! I find all my runs from a local race site. Just google “running in (your city)” You should be able to find something that lists local races. Way to go on your new running adventure. 🙂

       
      • hemingwayrun

        July 7, 2012 at 11:31 am

        Thanks very much! Father in law just did the Ironman in Lanzarote so spurred me on to start running, and to write a blog about starting to run. Two 10ks and a half marathon in the next 3 months so reading running blogs for motivation!

         
      • Two Moms

        July 9, 2012 at 8:51 am

        Very ambitious! Be careful and dont overtrain. Injury will be not be fun and but you behind in training.

         
  2. transformationpics

    July 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Awesome transformation!. Would love to feature your story on our website!

     
    • Two Moms

      July 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      I dont think I have come as far as other have but I would be happy if you featured my story. Thank you.

       
  3. kjandthekids

    July 7, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    sobbing. I want to be 130. Hell….I want to be IN the 130’s.
    Way to go !
    You really do rock !

     
  4. kjandthekids

    July 7, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    oh and also. HOW in the HELL can you be overweight in that first picture in January ?
    You still looked fine to me then.

     
    • Two Moms

      July 7, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      You have to remember that I am only 5′ 1″ so the 13 pounds is a lot on my small frame. I was 143 in January and at 5’1″ that puts me overweight on the BMI. I still think that the BMI thing is far stretched but I was still overweight. What I would give for just a few more inches in height. LOL

       
  5. loseitbig

    July 7, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Way to keep at it! I agree about th bmi thing. Bodybuilders with 10% body fat would be consideted obese on a bmi scale. And I wish I had a few more inches too.

     
    • Two Moms

      July 9, 2012 at 8:50 am

      LOL Yes because you are just not tall enough right? 😉

      The BMI thing is kinda BS if you ask me but hey – whatever! I dont go off of that alone. I mostly go off of how I feel about myself and my body and how my clothes fit.

       
      • loseitbig

        July 9, 2012 at 9:17 am

        Right, all about the tallness. wink wink

         

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