My Public Display of Dieting – Run, Baby, Run!

October 17, 2017

Kitty and John at Disney World
Black Widow and Iron Man at Disney World for John's birthday this month!

RESULTS: Lost 2 pounds for a total loss of 23 pounds

I did it! I finally hit the button and registered for the 2018 Carlsbad Half Marathon! Woohoo!!


Now I really have to focus on getting back onto the wagon. I picked out a training program I found online that I'm pretty sure I can do. (Someone reminded me that whatever I can or can't do is all in my head. 😉 So true!) The race is 12 1/2 weeks away, so I start the training on Monday.

I bought more protein shakes (they help me feel “even” inside and keep me from jonesing for sugar) and more vegetables. I also bought some new Jolly Rancher Green Apple flavored Pop-Tarts! LOL!! So mostly I'll be eating wisely. 😀

Between the exercising and stretching and eating better (and less!), I have great hopes to still meet my goal to be my fittest by my 50th birthday, including losing 50 pounds. Only another 27 to go from my start date In January 2016. And if all goes well, I'll lose at least 12 more pounds before the race. (That will certainly make the running easier!)

I'm nervous. No one likes to fail, and it gets harder to try again every time you do try and fail. It's easier to just give it up entirely.

But I really love the feeling I have when I'm running strong. 😀 To get that back, I'm going to have to work hard. Maybe harder, if it's true that getting in shape gets more difficult every year. But when I think of how great I'll feel…it seems worth it to push forward into a potentially difficult time.

I'll let you know how it goes. I look forward to sharing lots of good news with hopefully only minor setbacks. 😀 And I look forward to hearing your encouragement along the way! Thanks in advance!


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  1. Kitty it is very hard what you’re doing but so worth it! 23 years ago I was found to have a very bad heart and at the time there were no spots for anyone unless they were dying (which funny enough I was) to make a long story short I turned 45 June 19th but ended up in the hospital on the 18th. One month later I’m in Kingston having open heart surgery. That was not the worst I bumped to women whom had been in the hospital 2and3 times respectively, I was heart broken. I vowed never to be put in that position again and I took a very Long look at myself and ended up loosing over 120 lbs. and did it like you with proper eating 6 days a week and what I felt like 1 day a week. I was bless that I had any feel like it days because I felt like S**t when I did . After a very bad accident 11 years ago everyone including my group of doctors said I had no chance of keeping it off be prepared to start again but damn it I was going to find a way to keep going even from my hospital and home bed for YEARS. I looked at what it would take to maintain what I was and stuck to it. I did gain about 15 lbs but that was it. The way you are doing it will last you forever even through the holidays coming. You could get the reputation of been the one to always bring the health food(but what the heck someone has to) you WILL make the marathon you will be a WINNER just by showing up! Blessed be and enjoy the journey.

    1. Hi Karen, thank you for your inspiring and encouraging comment! What a wonderful story and testimony you have! Thank you so much for sharing it. Keep up the amazing work, and I will, too. Yay us!! 😀


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