Saturday, April 14, 2012

It's Official!! I'm a Lifetime member :-)

Friday the 13th.  Actually quite a lucky day for me.  Even though last week was when I reached my lifetime status at Weight Watchers, because of Good Friday I didn't weigh in at my regular meeting.  I wanted to wait till my regular meeting to make it official.  Also my leader Roz was back from her vacation this week too.  She was with me through most of this journey so I thought it would be nice to share this with her.  It felt pretty good to stand in front of the group and share some of my secrets.  I feel like I fumbled a bit when asked though.  Funny how I kept thinking of things I would say but when the time came I only said to not ever doubt yourself and to be prepared.  That is packing lunch, etc.  Hopefully I gave some people inspiration and hope that it can happen for them too.  I remember seeing others in my spot and felt that way.  My sister Nancy was there too and she brought me a beautiful bouquet of pink Gerbera daisies.   I got my gold book, my lifetime membership card, and my little key charm for my key chain.  It's official!!  What a moment.  I won't forget it.

 my leader Roz and I
(Roz is so tiny I'm crouching down a bit, hence the "muffin top"!!)
my sister Nancy and I both Lifetime members of WW
(standing tall here, muffin top is gone!)

I really have to apologize for not updating my blog more often.  I think I was just waiting for the Lifetime member post!  Other exciting news.....I actually ran a whole 5K!  I have started running outside and I measured a few routes in my neighborhood.  I ran one that my husband mapped out for me on Thursday and I ran all of it.  No stops.  I'm not fast, but I don't care.  I can't believe that in January 2011 I had tendon repair surgery number 2 and was in a cast.  I really didn't think this could ever happen.  I have signed up for a 5K run on June 10th, called the Bridge City Boogie.  I am planning to run that one.  And....after work on Friday the 13th I walked in a 5K Iam's fun run.  It is an annual run planned by the Veterinary students where I work.  I have worked there for 7 years and every year I think "I would love to do that" but somehow find an excuse not to do it.  There was tons of dogs and lots of "kids" (that's what we call the students!  they look so young and seem to get younger looking every year!!).  The long-legged girl that won the "run" had a time of 18:02.  Wow!  It was lots of fun, I look forward to doing it again next year.  Next year I will run.

 getting ready....
Kayla ready to go!
 found some new friends!
and away we go!

My buddy Kayla and I post race


Shelley said...

You look wonderful, Kim - congratulations on reaching Lifetime!!! And the dog fun run looks awesome - again, you look amazing in that last picture. How wonderful that you are getting out there - no more sidelines for you!

Nancy said...

What an amazing journey you have been on. You have come such a long way from your leg surgeries. You couldn't even walk any distance without pain and swelling. Now you are running 5ks. You have learned lots in this past year and you will continue to learn about yourself and your habits and attitudes toward food, your body and your health. I am looking forward to sharing the maintenance journey with you now. Congratulations.