Jeff at Detroit Runner is looking for before and after pictures.
His post sent me looking for pictures. Funny how I cant seem to find many full body shots of me. Im always hiding behind someone, a post, a kid, etc.....What an eye openner.
The past few weeks, well, actually the past few months, have been so very frustrating for me!!! Ive been hungry all the time. Ive gained 8 lbs. I crave potato chips (and I dont even like them!!) Ive eaten enough chocolate to sink the Titanic. Ive eaten so many potatoes I have sprouts growing out my ears (not really). Im grouchy. Im grumpy. Im down right #*$&#*$&+)@(itchy.
This past week I was so down that I convinced myself to quit the gym. Tuesday after Pump and Combat I was standing at the desk, and NOONE was there. So I showered and went home. I wanted to quit everything healthy!! Stop walking every morning, stop body pump, stop combat, stop eating veggies, stop eating fruit. I wanted to drown myself in chocolate and salt!!!
I even stopped reading my favorite blogs last week.
On my calendar for today was a virtual run for Boring Runner. I was going to skip it. He has hundreds of people running. Noone will miss my recap!!!
My kids drug me to the gym this morning, and refused to let me skip Body Pump, and I figured as long as Im there I may as well do the Sweat Your Thorns. I could tell I havent been running faithfully!! Took my breath away to knock out this 5K!!!
I still have a ways to go............ and that was depressing me. I was looking to far ahead!! and eating the wrong food, and drinking the wrong drink, and half heartedly working out.
First photo is June 2012 180 lbs
Top Right is June 2011 245lbs
Bottom Right is August 2010 265 lbs
Wanna give up? Look back to see where youve come from!
You can put together a collage and forward it to him at
Jeff at detroitrunner dot com
I used PicMonkey to put together the collage.