Reflections of a Mom's Life

Thursday, February 12, 2009

50!!!! WOW!!!

Want my latest update on my running???? of course you do!!!

I'VE LOST 50 POUNDS!!! WOO HOO!!!!

I am feeling GREAT! Would like to shed at least 10 more maybe 15 to reach my personal goal. Still don't really know what is a realistic expectation so focusing on size/inches and not the scale. I am building muscle. :)

I started this journey at a size 16 and am now a size 10 but already can tell I won't be for long. :) Who knows where I'll end up!?! :) Some of the Capri pants I've been anxiously waiting to get in to are baggy after being on for a couple of hours. I haven't worn them since before I was pregnant with Jackson and I lost weight doing the modified Atkins diet. Running is WAY better than that ridiculousness! I actually ENJOY meals! :) After the race I hope to cross train a bit more and focus on toning up but I am THRILLED!!!

I've run it off. It's been hard work. I haven't always wanted to go, but when I go I never regret it. I still love running, something I never thought I would ever be able to say about myself! I remember Katy telling me when I first started that she ran it off, one foot in front of the other, one step at a time. How true! I've done just that. I really never thought I would be able to do this. I also never thought I would love running in cold weather. Who would have thought? My favorite temps to run are anywhere 40's to 60's. Anything over that and I am sweating too much to hardly enjoy myself! :) But, I never even hated the 30's, which I'm sure will be back sometime next week. :)

THANK YOU to ALL of you who have encouraged and supported me through this! I can't tell you what it has meant to know you're all pulling for me. THANK YOU KATY!!! You were my inspiration!!! Still ARE!!! This has been life changing for me!

Can't believe the race is going to be here so soon. March 22nd is not that far off! I run my first 11 this week and then my training starts to taper off so I'm in the home stretch! WOW!!!

Can you tell how big the smile is on my face???? When I get around to it I'll post a before and after shot. I know that's what you're gonna want me to do but I have to work up the courage to look through those pix again! :) Yikes!

love you blog buddies!

25 comments:

Jonathan and Missy Wetherington said...

Congratulations Beth!! The race is right around the corner, I can't believe it!! You will do great!!

Katy said...

I KNEW IT!!!! I'm so proud of you Beth - you have worked your tail off - literally - and look at how it's paid off! You are so much stronger, healthier, and more disciplined than you were when you started this journey last fall. I'm SO proud of you, my running friend! :)

The Peoples Family said...

CONGRATS Beth! I really have so much respect for you.

Stephens Family News said...

I know I've already told you, but just gotta do it again! So proud of you! Great achievement! I agree with Kate...it's hard to imagine that you actually had 50 extra pounds to lose in the first place cause you've always looked so pretty! Great job! :o)

Heather said...

Every time I see you I tell you that you look like you are shrinking!! I am SO proud of you Beth!! Love You! Oh..and it sounds like size wise you are almost to your goal! AWESOME!!

Jen said...

Congratulations on this major milestone! Yet again I'm amazed at watching someone be transformed into a runner. Keep up the fantastic work and run into town so we can see you skinny minny!

Amanda said...

Beth~Congratulations! That is so stinkin awesome! I cannot wait until I am able to make a similar post on my blog about the weight loss! Keep up the good and very hard work! YOU ROCK!

Brent & Kim said...
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Brent & Kim said...

This is Brent...Absolutely amazing! I've been following your progress and you helped inspire me to get back out on the roads again. I'll be doing the 8k the day before, but I would love to be back down there on Sunday to cheer you on. Again, great job!

Sheila said...

I am so proud of you! Who would dream you would be posting that you have lost 50lbs:) Not to mention the many inches that have been dripping off of you this past year! I cannot wait to see you run your race...I was so excited to see you begin this journey and anxiously wait to see where it will ultimately take you! Good Job!!!!!!!!!
Love, Mom

The Peoples Family said...

Hey Beth
Can you e-mail me off line and tell me when you started your journey and how far you went etc... I need tot ry and find time to squeeze this in but with Ken's school schedule the next 3 weeks it may have to wait 3 more weeks but I really want to start. I don't have any runners around me to tell me what goals to have that are reasonable and yet challenging. cheri.peoples@live.com

Courtney said...

wow, beth! that's so awesome! doesn't it feel good to know you worked EVERY one of those pounds off the "hard" way?!?

i guess you guys are feeling better??

The Wise Family said...

Good job Beth...you look great!!

Vonda said...

Oh Beth, I'm just THRILLED for you girl! You are an inspiration to me and I'm gonna work on my 1/2 marathon when everything settles down. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU, BETH, you little skinny minnie you!!!

Natalie said...

CONGRATS!!! What a incredible feeling that must be!

Janet said...

Beth, that is just SO wonderful!! You've inspired so many people and you must feel SO great! Cheering you on for this half-marathon!

Heather said...

You are an inspiration!

dandsratz said...

Beth Williams!!! THAT IS AWESOME!!!! Woo-Hoo!!!

Jennifer said...

That is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!! I would love to grasp hold of your determination so I could see the results you have! Congratulations this is such a huge accomplishment!!!!!!!! I've really enjoyed reading about your journey!!!!!

Andy and Jen said...

UNBELIEVABLE!! I am so extremely proud of you! You have done such an amazing job. You must feel awesome!!

Linda Williams said...

I am SO VERY PROUD OF YOU Beth! I just can hardly wait to see you but then again, if I blink fast....I may miss you! I can not even imagine doing what you have done.....what a wonderful gift to give Anthony and our children....A HEALTHY MOM! Yay.....No more blood pressure medicine! What a miracle of God!

Love you, girl!
Mom Williams

Katie said...

WAY tO GO BETH!!!! What a HUGE accomplishment!!!! Very inspiring to many, I'm sure!

Keizers Family said...

Congratulations!!! What an AWESOME accomplishment!!! I know you've worked hard for it...now just wait until you cross that finish line! :o)

SPAYD FAMILY said...

Congratulations Beth! Wow, that's amazing. A friend of mine has encouraged me to start running too, so I can totally relate to what you've been through, although I'm definitely not where you are yet - by any means! I'll hopefully do a 5K soon. You're right, it's totally better than dieting and it's really helped me too to drop the baby weight (and more!) As usual, I haven't read blogs lately, so I'm going to go back to read your journey. Good luck on your half marathon! Way to go!

Heather J said...

Hopefully you got my email too, but I am sooooo proud of you and this major accomplishment!!!!!