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Old 04-21-2010, 11:36 PM   #1
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Lindsay's journal.....3 half marathons later and I'm still at it updated 7/12

I havent noticed alot of pictures on these posts but I am a picture person so I am sorry if I am breaking the rules but I will post pics as I start my journal.

I am so glad I came across these boards. I feel like this will be the outlet I have been missing. Its not easy to find a large group of people who are going through the same thing at the same time. So in advance I thank you all.

Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Lindsay and I am 31. I am a mother of 2 handsome boys. DS5 and DS2. I have been happily married for 6 1/2 years to my dh Mike. Mike also has weight issues and we usually go up and down together. He is very supportive of me and I think me getting motivated will help him as well.

Here is me on my wedding day.

I weighed in at 153lbs.

then I had my first baby Ryan and post baby I weighed around 186lbs.

Here I am with my aunt, my mom (holding my DS Ryan). I stayed at this weight until the spring before my best friends wedding.

I decided that I did not want to be the "fat" girl in the picture so I joined weight watchers for the um teenth time and lost 23lbs.

Here I am at 163lb......not bad right?

These are my cousins who have been like sisters to me growing up.

and I pretty much made my goal of looking good at my friends wedding.


then came baby #2. Nicholas was born in 2007. I finished that pregnancy at 200lbs even. After I had him I lost 10-15 lbs. Here Is a pic of me and the boys.


The stress of having two young boys to focus my time on and a full time job that I needed to excel at was enought to put my emotional eating into overload. That plus the new home we moved to right before having nicholas was surrounded by fast food resturaunts. I mean anything you want within 1/4 of a mile. McD's, BK, Wendy's, Long John Silvers, KFC, Taco bell, Arby's, etc. I am not exagerating!

Here is me at 205lb.
spring 2008.

I began running in October 2008 and completed my first 5K in 45 minutes. I did this at 200lbs. I then managed to loose some weight and ran my 2nd 5K in april 2009 and completed it in 35 minutes.

Here I am at 189lbs.


I tried hard to continue my weight loss in the hopes of being thinner for our 1st family disney trip in sept 09. Here we are with some of our favorites.



I left for vacation at 189lb. I have no idea what I came back at but since being home I have been on vacation eating mode. Eat whatever, whenever, and who cares. Its been horrible. I feel miserable. My clothes dont fit and I feel so unhealthy. I am so ready to make a change.

Ok here is my most embarrassing moment/photo that I hope not to have to revisit again except to say "wow can you believe that I looked like that"...

I am currently weighing in at...........................215!

Now I can admit I am a complete junk food lover. I hate most veggies and love carbs and fried foods. I also just love to eat in general and can really stuff myself without much effort. Basically I feel good while I am eating and feel horrible once I am done. Its a revolving door.............that I need to stop for good!

My Goals:

Wt Loss: 60lbs

Event: Hopefully the princess 1/2 marathon 2011 if not then definitely a 1/2 closer to home sometime spring of 2011.

Food Plan: I plan on using the old weight watchers points system (since thats
what I know best) along with making healthier choices and trying
to eat 3 smaller meals with 2 snacks.

Running Plan: I will follow the C25K probably starting in the 3-4 week since I
have been running for the past week or so. I am running in a 5
K this sunday. (spur of the moment friend registered and cant
make it). I then will move on to C210K and then train for the
1/2 marathon.

I am hoping you all can support and inspire me along the way. I sure will need it. I am going to try to post updates frequently but at least a weekly wt and run update. Each month I will post a new picture too. Hopefully you will see less of me in the picture next month!
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:49 PM   #2
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Let me quick just fill you in on the situation about the princess 1/2 marathon. A trip to disney really isnt in my budget until summer of 2012. We plan on going as a family along with my parents.

Well I have come up with a brilliant idea. Why not propose a trip to my mom. I sign up for the princess 1/2 and she can come along as my cheerleader. We spend a few days together at disney for an all girls weekend.

So I called her a few days ago and filled her in on my brilliant idea. She then asks how I am going to afford this. I say well this is where you and dad come in. Now let me just say I am an only child so I still am a little spoiled. My parents spend hundreds of dollars at xmas and birthdays on us so I figured that they can forego the gifts this year and take me to disney instead. I thought for sure my mom would tell me I am crazy but instead she says....................."I will have to think about it" Now this simple phrase has brought back so many childhood memories of " Mom can I sleep at _____ house"...."I will think about it".....remember those days? Well I think back and I remember the "I will think about it" phrase usually ended up being a YES! So hopefully my mom gives me her decision soon but the back up plan would be to sign up for a 1/2 marathon in our area spring of next year if the decision is no

So until then I will pray that I just may be able to get back to my happy place sooner than later. I will keep you all posted!
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:41 PM   #3
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I see I have no one following along with me yet so I feel like I am talking to myself, but I figured I would keep on posting.

I decided that what better time to start my lifestyle change then today. I tried to make healthier eating choices and I drank a ton of water. I also got on the treadmill tonight too. I figured the next few days will be my warm up to weight watchers and then I will start counting the points on monday. It will give me time to get to the grocery store and get some healthier food choices in this house.

I am running in a 5K on sunday. I am not sure how well its going to go since I just started back on the treadmill a week ago. My goal is to be done in 40 minutes or less. Last year my time was 36.01. After the race I will take a few steps back and start the c25k program.

I will update again after the race to let you all know how I did. I am hoping the weather forecast changes.....Its suppose to be 54 and rainy

I will try my best and remember the quote I read on here the other day......It doesnt matter if you finish last.....At least you finished! (thanks to whoever posted that on their board"
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:03 AM   #4
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Hi Lindsay and welcome to WISH!!

I will be the first to come over and see what's going on with your journal. We are kind of similar. I too am doing WW on my own. I have already run 2 half marathons, with 2 more scheduled for this year. I started my weight loss journey at 219 lbs (and I'm only 4'11"). Currently I am at 167, my goal is 125. It is a journey for certain, and I started in 2007! I am going to be at goal by my 40th b-day this November. (Notice I didn't say hope to be, I am saying going to be, no doubt this time)

Pop on over to my journal if you like, I journal all my food there each day, along with my exercise. It helps keep me accountable and if I know that someone else is checking in on me, I keep it honest.

I also captain a WISH team, if you are interested, join up. My team is the Incredibles.

Good luck-I will be here!
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:05 PM   #5
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thanks so much for joining me. I like your idea about journaling your food on here, I think I am going to do that as well. Its an easy way to keep track and if I know other people might be reading it will help me to eat good! Thanks for inviting me to join your team. Do you have a team blog? What does it entail to join the team? Is anyone running in the princess 1/2 next year from your team? Sorry for all the ? but I am new to this area of the boards.

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Old 04-24-2010, 09:29 AM   #6
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thanks so much for joining me. I like your idea about journaling your food on here, I think I am going to do that as well. Its an easy way to keep track and if I know other people might be reading it will help me to eat good! Thanks for inviting me to join your team. Do you have a team blog? What does it entail to join the team? Is anyone running in the princess 1/2 next year from your team? Sorry for all the ? but I am new to this area of the boards.

Thanks,
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Go here and ask Maura to assign you to the Incredibles team. Then go here for the Incredibles page. Basically it is a support group of folks of different ages/abilities/ goals. A number of the ladies are running the Princess 1/2 next year.

Oh and if you didn't find it my journal is here.

Ask any questions, I will do my best to answer them for ya!!
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thanks veronica. I will check out your journal in the next few days. Can I join the team even if I am not 100% sure I am going to be able to do the disney 1/2. If I cant get the funds together I might just choose one closer to home
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Absolutely!!! I am not doing the Princess next year, though I am doing Disneyland this September. Not everyone is doing Disney races. So feel free to pop on over!
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Today was a great day.....Started off by running a 5K race with some friends. It is a local race that supports our areas children run groups. It was miserable weather 50 and rain. I made the best of it and completed the race in approx 42 minutes. I am still waiting to see my official time. I was pretty happy with my performance considering I just started running again this past week.

I also talked with my mom today and she has agreed to come to disney with me. So its official the plan is to do my first 1/2 marathon in disney. The princess 1/2 in 2011! I am so excited!

I have decided to join the incredibles team and look forward to meeting new people and hopefully finding a running partner for the race. Thank you veronica for the invite. I posted on maura's board and am waiting for the ok to join.

Tomorrow is my official start day for Weight Watchers and C25K. I am so excited to get started.
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AWESOME Lindsay!!! Can't wait to see you over on the Incredibles, the others will be happy to have you join us, especially since a number of them are doing the Princess as well.
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Good for you Lindsay. Keep us posted on your progress.
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AWESOME Lindsay!!! Can't wait to see you over on the Incredibles, the others will be happy to have you join us, especially since a number of them are doing the Princess as well.
Thats veronica. I just posted my first post this morning. I am so excited to join the team. thanks so much for telling me about it.

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Good for you Lindsay. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Hi Lindsay! I followed your link over.

You have a beautiful family!

Looking forward to following along in your journey.
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Hi Lindsay! I followed your link over.

You have a beautiful family!

Looking forward to following along in your journey.
thanks for coming over and I am so glad to have you to help me along the way.
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I forgot to mention that my husband grew up in Danville. I believe Allentown isn't too far away?
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