Saturday, February 8, 2014

Some photos

I've lost a lot of weight.

And I still have about the same amount to go.

This is me a few years ago

I was pretty much shaped like a beachball with legs.

This is me some time later getting ready to run my first half marathon

The tummy is the last to go - and the biggest - AND when it does go it forms an  annoying apron.

This is me and my youngest getting ready for a 5k

My arms are issues for me too.  I almost didn't wear the shirt because of them but my daughter who is smarter than i told me that I wasn't allowed to be down on my body.

This is me and both girls last year at a 5k

From last spring right before working out

This summer when I decided to dye my hair green

5 minutes ago

I had a rough fall and winter.  Hurt my knee and can't beat the cold weather asthma.  That means I've gained almost 30lbs back.  I had lost 150, so I'm still way ahead of where I started, but I very much want to get back to where I was.

I will.  It just takes diet, exercise and being honest and accountable.  The last two are probably the hardest.  I saw some fitness photo once that said your body keeps a record of what you eat, even when you don't.  Lots of truth to that.  It's easy to be tempted to lie and say I'll have just a little of "xxxxx" but if I don't write it down, sometimes a little becomes a lot.  Especially when it's among my biggest trigger foods.

Ice Cream
Whipped Cream

I do better with the last one, but ice cream and cheese are NOT safe in my house.  I'll 'one bite' the entire package out of existence in no time.

So this is me.  I am Stacey Lynn and this is my journey.

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