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Friday, April 30, 2010

Five Days of Giveaways: Day 4 Winner is...

Okay... first I have to show you something. So do not laugh - too hard.

Do you see that women in the yellow striped shirt, reading a book to children? That is me. My daughter's AWESOME Kindergarten teacher made a slide show at the end of the year... and this was one of the pics. I am mortified. I do not recognize that women.

For those of you out there that think you CANNOT REDUCE your weight... I am a prime example. You CAN! I am not sure when this was taken... probably in the winter before I did the Gazette Healthy Challenge that was from April 09- June 09. That April I weighed in at 197.5. I think I look heavier here... but I do not know for sure.

I wanted to post this picture for inspiration for you who are losing REDUCING your weight and to remind myself how far I have come.

Also, my exciting news is that a friend of mine suggested I ask the Coach of the Experience Marathoners Training Program if I could join them (since the Beginning Marathoners do their long runs on Sundays... and I cannot run on Sundays). And He said YES!!!!!!!! So, by June 20th I have to have my weekly mileage up to 40-45 and my long runs need to be 14 miles. I KNOW I can do it and I am so thankful that I will find people to run with.

Okay... enough about me:

The Winner is #69: Amanda - RunToTheFinish! Congrats Amanda... just email me what size you want the shirt in and your address to: hahleewude at verizon dot net and I will get it sent out to you ASAP.

Also, do not forget to enter the Five Days of Giveaways: Day 5 by 11am tomorrow. I will make the winning announcement in the evening as I have a church meeting from 9am to 3pm.


teacherwoman said...

Wow! What a difference! You have come a long way, girl!

Congrats to Amanda!

Karen said...

How cool to be able to look back and see your progress in pictures! Way to go :)

sounds like you are off and running - so to speak - you can do it!

Barefoot AngieB said...

So impressive! The weight reduction has made you look younger as well!
Congrats to Amanda!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

yahho!! Ok so you can totally get your mileage up with your determination! Just remember not to increase too much so you don't get hurt

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Big - Huge congratulations to Amanda. How cool that she won.

And make sure to listen to Amanda's recommendation to increase your mileage . . . slowly - so you don't get injured.

Michelle said...

Congrats to Amanda - I think she needed it a happy end to her week!

Wow - what a difference! You rock! And, you can absolutely get your mileage up to 14 by June! Go, go, go!

Amanda said...

Congrats to the OTHER Amanda ;) I got all excited for nothing lol.

Congrats on the team! You're going to rock it.

Anne said...

You've definitely come a long way!!! How cool that you get to run with the experienced're going to do great :)

Marlene said...

It can be tough to see old photos sometimes, but don't be ashamed! CELEBRATE your accomplishment!