Why do I do this...

Why? To be better...

1. I promised (only a few people will know what this means, and if you don't, you will).
2. I am better than this.

Personal Bests

Santa Race November 25, 2012
5k 30:51 min/sec 6:11 pace per km

Boxing Day 10 Miler December 26, 2012
16.09 k 1:42:22 hr/min/sec 6:23 pace per km

Road 2 Hope Half Marathon November 4, 2012
21.1k 2:16:41 hr/min/sec 6:27 pace per km

Road 2 Hope Marathon November 5, 2011
5k 34:18 min/sec 6:52 pace per km

Around the Bay March 25, 2012
5k 32:07 min/sec 6:26 pace per km

Burlington Runners Good Friday 5k April 6, 2012
5k 31:22 min/sec 6:22 pace per km
(Garmin Race Time 5k 31:12 min/sec 6:14 pace per km)

Imperial Glass 4/8K Grey Cup Run November 26th, 2011
4K 26:55 min/sec 6:44 pace per km

Non Race Personal Bests

2.4km 13:19 min/sec 5:31 pace per km
July 17, 2012

5k 28:13 min/sec 5:40 pace per km
Nov 15, 2012

10k 1:02:25 hour/min/sec 6:15 pace Aug/29/2012

Challenge Start: July 18, 2011
Start Weight: 286 lbs
Current Weight: 208 lbs as at November 11, 2012
Total lost: 78 lbs
Goal Weight: 197
Last Cigarette: June, 2011

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Glimmer of Real Change

Its been awhile since my last post and I have had things I wanted to talk about, however I didn't put the pen to paper, so to speak.

Some of the things I wanted to talk about were diet, food, exercise and how they have been working together for me over the last few weeks. I strongly believe there likely is no end to the learning in regards to how these topics work together however the puzzle is really coming together for me, and I am starting to see I can live this way. This is a big topic so I definitely will becoming back here soon to discuss more of my thoughts.

The next thing I have been wanting to talk about is something I saw and read on another blog (please read this post--its awesome...you can find it here....Maren, From Cow to Wow).

Its an emotional "real" topic that I do not typically talk about, and definitely not in a forum such as this, but I do hope in the future I can talk about it more as it has great importance and is likely a huge key to life long success.

The post, Happiness vs Fatness talks about happiness and its relation to the way we look. I totally agree that we have to appreciate ourselves before all these life changes will have some sort of real change linked to them. I guess what I am saying is that I understand I have to be comfortable in my skin regardless of my weight to be happy.  This is a lesson I do need to work on internally and because of her post, I need to make sure I am, or much of this battle will never be won.

Now the reason(s) for today's post!!

1. An official pull up complete (today)!!
2. People beginning to see positive body changes.

Wow, both of these achievements have really made me feel great and have given me a kind of reward for all the hard work I have done over the last 7 1/2 months.

So today I feel I am now a stronger smaller person with momentum on my side, and because of this I want to say thank-you to all those have been supportive and have recognized my progress. So, thank-you to everyone for being on my side, it has been a great help.

So for fun...her is a before picture and a picture I took last week.


March 13, 2012

Once again, thank-you to everyone for their support. Its an integral part/success to the journey!