Friday, March 27, 2009

Weekly Weigh-In - Amanda

I didn't feel like writing anything last week, but to catch you up to speed - I did have a 1 pound loss. This week I had a 2.2 pound lost, making me reach my 10% goal. I'm feeling really proud and motivated today, and hope that I continue on this journey with the same attitude.

This past weekend I ran an 8 mile race. It was an unexpected adventure, but a friend of my cousins, Daysha, asked me the night before to run with her, and it was amazing. Last year she lost over 40 pounds with a strict diet and training for a half-marathon - (she is now in bikini body shape) so she has been a sort of inspiration to me. I ran the whole race pretty much right by her side and we finished in 1 hr 31 minutes. Our pace was at a 11:26 min/mile. You could have blown me away when she told me that I had run the race at the pace. Wow! It was a really good experience for me and another day to prep for the half marathon. Daysha is also running the half marathon and told me to find her and I can at least start the race off pacing with her again. I'm feeling confident that I will at least finish the half marathon, although I'm getting a little scared thinking about how many miles I will be attempting to run straight through.

Another week down, many more to go. I am trying to be positive and to continue to think of the bright future ahead of me.

P.S. 2 more weeks until the half-marathon!

!!Where did all my other ladies go??


  1. Wow! What an accomplishment! Congrats Amanda...I hate marathons, personally. But I think it's because I fear I'll look inadequate in front of all these other people who have been training for it.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Oh, my gosh! You are doing such a great job, congrats!

    I am proud of your accomplishments so far, and know you are going to do a great job on the half-marathon! Good luck with the training and let us know how it goes!