Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Personal Milestone

Mondays are always nerve-wracking for me. It's weigh-in day at Weight Watchers. Many have asked why I weigh in on Monday instead of later in the week. Yes, it might allow me to cheat more on the weekend becuase I have 2-3 days to work it off. For me, it keeps me honest on the weekend. Of course, sometimes I cheat...don't we all?

Well, this week I hit a big one...I crossed the 40 pound mark. I joined WW on January 21st...only six months to the day. Here are a couple of pics:

January 12, 2008:

June 21, 2008 (Actual weightloss in this picture is 36.4...I'll get a new one soon):

For all of you who support me week after week, thank you! I couldn't do it without you!


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Travel and Friends

I love to travel. Whether it's a week or a weekend, it doesn't matter. My friends and I do our fair share of traveling. Last month we went to Key West. A good friend of mine did the 12.5 mile swim around Key West (yes, he's nuts) so we all went down there. Unfortunately, since I just started a new job I wasn't able to go down as early as I would have liked. BUT, I still got to go. I got in late Friday night and pretty much crashed. Saturday morning we started early and spent the entire day running around all over Key West. We walked to breakfast...good thing because I needed to work off the best breakfast I'd ever had. After a quick stop back at the hotel we went to the do the Conch Tour. After about an hour of that we rented scooters and we were OFF...

Here are a couple more pics from our trip:

This was one of the best trips I've ever taken! I loved Key West and can't wait to go back!

Our next big trip is to Virginia Beach to run the Rock N Roll Half Marathon. More on that later.

Friday, July 18, 2008

About me...

I have a lot of friends who blog. I'm always reading about them, their activities and the things they're feeling.

A little about me. I'm 37 years old. I'm a singer and choreographer in an A-Cappella show chorus here in the Orlando area. I started running last year and completed my first half marathon on January 12th. A week later I joined Weight Watchers and have since lost over 35 pounds. In March I started the path to a career change. I went from selling insurance to Human Resources...I like my new career much better. :)

I will journal the ups and downs of weight loss, the challenges and successes of training and anything else that comes to mind at the time. We'll see if I keep up with this one any better than the last one.