Motivational Monday

Let me give you a little personal motivation today.  I recently lost 50 pounds.  Yeah, fifty. You read that right.

We went on a horse ride one day and I asked Aaron to take my picture.  This is what I saw:

I was utterly disgusted.  I was always the person behind the camera and I had fooled myself into believing I was still thin.  Those jeans are a size 16. I had to do something. I was cranky.

I will admit that when I started, I didn’t lose weight the right way.  I dropped 40 pounds very quickly taking Adipex.  As soon as I quit taking the medication, I gained 25 pounds right back.  Big mistake and I was still cranky.

I realized there was no magic pill.  There is no easy road.  I had to work, so I started running and counting calories.  I absolutely hated it at first.  I despised that Couch to 5k guy.  At some points I thought I might die, but I didn’t.  I just got skinny.

It took a little over a year, but this is what I look like now:


I am a size 4 now.  Here is the difference in how those jeans fit:

Here are my old jeans (16) with my new jeans (4) on top:


Last Saturday I ran 10 miles and next month I will complete my first half marathon on my 31st birthday.  I love running now, it keeps me from going totally crazy.  It also allows me to drink wine every once in a while and not feel guilty.

When I started, I didn’t think I would be able to lose 50 pounds, but as I got stronger physically and emotionally, I knew I would  finish.  It is very true, you can do whatever you want.  If you can control your mind, you can control your body.

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  1. THat is awesome!! i also wanna lose at least 50 just good ol running works? I’ll try that!!

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