Thursday, November 6, 2014

Transformation Thursday

The last few weeks have been a little hectic and my workouts have suffered a bit. I've been eating mostly low carb which is good and hitting up the gym for Pump a few times a week. It's just been closer to 3 times a week instead of or 5. We've also eaten out several times this week. Hey, we were celebrating. But it really is time to get back on the wagon.

I think the most frustrating thing is that I didn't run the City of Oaks half like I'd planned. I didn't register, I wanted to wait and see how training was going and when I only made it to seven miles and caught a cold the next week, it was all downhill from there. 

I was starting to get down and then I was looking though Kev's pictures and found this.

This was taken on our first cruise, I think in 2008? This was pretty close to my heaviest. I don't have too many pictures from that time, but this is one of them.

Then I found this one which wasn't at my lowest but pretty close to where I am right now. 

When you compare the 2, it's a pretty big difference. The girl on top wouldn't dream of running a half marathon, she used to say that she wouldn't run even if her ass were on fire. She also spent a lot of time eating 100 calorie snack packs and drinking Diet Coke by the gallons. I don't care if diet soda is "safe", I finally lost weight after I stopped drinking it.

Regardless of the off weeks, the extra eating out, I know I'll never go back to where I was. It means that I have to buckle down and make sure that girl never comes back. I know she won't. And please, someone stop me if I ever think about chopping all my hair off again.


  1. You. Are. Awesome.
    I too have a 'heaviest'... However my balls have not grown enough to share it. Ever.
    You are not only a great gal, a great blogger, an AMAZING ΚΔ that I can call Sister, but an inspiration. My personal goal? An autism walk in honor of my nephew. You've seen me walk with my health crap, so it'll be a challenge, but you motivate me in ways you'll never know.
    Btw. You look marvelous and any picture!

  2. everyone has had a "heaviest" moment in their lives but if you're happy, that's all that matters, right? and when you become unhappy, then that's when you make a change.

    when i was at my heaviest i became unhappy so i changed it. i'm now feeling awesome and although it took some time, the work was worth it :)

  3. You look amazing! Such a great transformation. Kicking diet soda is hard but so worth it.

    1. I still miss Diet Coke. I developed an allergy to it and I literally can not drink it anymore. I swear it was the difference between that diet and all the rest