Tuesday, March 17, 2009

HYC/BLBE Weigh in

3-17-09: 258 to 254.6lbs YEAH!!!! I tossed 3.4 lb this past week. Coming off a 3lb gain was actually a good thing for me. You see, before, the old Sandy would blow it, throw her hands in the air and promise to get back on track "someday"; but someday would never come. A year later and "someday" still never showed up. Yep, that was me. I lived that cycle for 20 years.

This was my biggest gain since starting my "for real healthy journey". I persevered, took some great advice this past week like drinking more water, and I challenged my self to try something new and that was running.

Quick take on running... MAN! IT IS HARD!!!!! I am still not sure that God created our legs for running, lol. I was able to run a mile, first in place with Wii Fit and then on the treadmill, reeeeal slow. I decided to celebrate my toss, that I would run out in public, in my neighborhood. So I clocked 1 mile in the car before going home after work, I changed, told hubby I was going out and he wished me luck. After two blocks, I thought I was gonna DIE!!!! Seriously, my heart was pounding so hard, I though it could be it for mama. BUT, I cranked up my praise and worship music and kept going... one more block. I had to walk two blocks and then I ran another two. I did this until I got back home. So I actually "ran" half a mile and walked half a mile. It took me 14 min to complete. Hubby was waiting for me in the driveway, cheering and clapping as I ran up to him. You'd thought I ran a marathon. Oh boy, do I love that man!!!

The scripture of the week has new meaning for me: Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, having so vast a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, and throwing off everything that hinders us and especially the sin that so easily entangles us, let us keep running with endurance the race set before us,


  1. That is awesome! I am so proud of you too. What a man you have there. Keep it up! You are doing great!

  2. Congrats on the loss and on the running! And your husband is so sweet. :-)
    Path to Health

  3. WOW Congrats on the loss!! That is just wonderful!!

    Keep on keeping on! You are doing it!


  4. Way to go! YOu have really motivated me. I have been out walking the past 2 days in a row. I am so out of shape it's not even funny. Keep posting those tossed pounds. Who knows, by the time we come out, I may actually be somewhat in shape!

    Love ya!

  5. LOL, you turned off comment moderation too!

  6. Congrats on the major loss and the running! You have a great husband!

  7. What a good hubby!!! Congrats on the three pounds and the run.

  8. Thanks girls!!!

    Yeah, I turned it off because only wonderful people comment on here, lol. It was a bit of a pain.

  9. That is AWESOME!!! both the loss and the run/walk! Way to go!

  10. That's so great! Keep up the good work.
    Stop by my blog tomorrow, I have something special for you!

  11. That is wonderful! Good for you!

    Running?!?! WAY TO GO!

  12. I forgot to mention! That hubby is awesome! How sweet!

  13. Hi Sandy! Thanks for being a follower of our blog! I can totally relate with your post. I actually started "power walking" about 3-4 weeks ago, and now I have started interspersing that with a little bit of slow jogging. It's really nice! It really gets my heart rate up and it's enjoyable since I am not trying to run all the way around the block w/o stopping (at least not yet!). I can see myself running more and more as I build up my endurance, but we'll see!

    God bless, and keep it up!


  14. Wow! I'm proud of you! My next non-scale goal is to run a 1/4 mile (one time around the track) without stopping.

    Yesterday at the 5K there was a woman about our size who jogged the entire thing! I was so impressed and inspired by her.