100 Days Challenge

This afternoon it is my mission to find that book!  Anyway, it's been a very good week for me.  No sugar and a lot of exercise.  I am happy to say that it paid off.  I am down 6 pounds from last week. However, I am feeling the effects of wearing the wrong shoes for the 5K yesterday.  I'd like to do a few more races.  I didn't realize there were so many in our area.  For this year I am going to be content with the one I did yesterday.

I had a huge urge to ditch this 5k because I am so heavy and because I haven't trained much.  But you know what?  No one cares.  Everyone was very encouraging and supportive.  I was hesitant about posting my weight along with the picture, but Deb, from Learning to Just Breathe is my inspiration.   She has transformed herself.  In a recent post she mentions offering praise to a very overweight man who had finished a race.  I think most people wish the best for others.  I am going to remember that when I imagine people snickering at me for daring to enter a race.  I doubt very much that they are thinking negative things.  I know that I silently urge on people I pass on the road who are taking charge of their health and getting out there and doing something about it.


Okay, I lied.  After having said I wouldn't be doing any more races this year, I signed up for the 5k at the Highland Festival.  This one I'm a little nervous about because although we technically live in Alma, I feel less vulnerable in Shepherd.  But it's too late now.  The deed is done.  LOL!  I think this is what I need to keep me motivated.


  1. Congratulations on the loss and the race ! I keep getting sidetracked with visiting of blogs and I hope to do better !

  2. LOL! Diane, you amaze me with what you accomplish. Are those veggies all chopped? :)

  3. Woo hoo 6 pounds! Thats terriffic Mary! Doin' the Hamster Happy Dance!!! Everybody has to find their own mojo. Maybe those 5k races are yours???!!! Darn if i can get one to match up with my days off. Hopefully i'll have better luck in the fall. Thank you for the shout out. Maybe a few more people will find my blog! (((HUGS))) Deb

  4. Hmmmmm, Hamster Happy Dance. That sounds interesting for sure. LOL!