Friday, January 1, 2010

Day 1 of 135

I've been wanting to lose weight for many years now. Without going into reasons why I have arrived at the weight I have, the plain fact is that I'm fat. Last June, someone at the gym, started a contest to lose weight and so I signed up. That was the beginning of my journey. I am not at the point of posting my heaviest weight yet, but maybe in the future I can share. I think that there is still that fear in me that if I fail, then everyone will know what I weigh and it will be like a red letter (or shall we say number) across my chest. So when the time comes that I can deal with this fear, I will give up the number.

After the contest ended in July, I think I had lost about 10 pounds so I decided to start doing Body for Life. It is a great program and I lost a total of 24 more pounds bringing my total to 34 pounds lost. Now I have gained a little back and fluctuate between 28-30 pounds lost.

My gym is now starting another contest, a "Biggest Loser" contest with a grand prize of $1000.00. It is an eight week contest and I go in for pictures, a weigh-in and information tomorrow. I'm hoping that I can get re-motivated and continue my journey.

I also did the craziest thing and that was sign up for the Ogden 1/2 marathon on May 15, 2010. I have had a goal of running the St. George marathon in 2010 for 3 years and I am putting my name in the lottery in April. I wanted it to be the first race I ever did, but a good friend of mine talked me into running the 1/2 with I signed up (hence the countdown of my title). To be honest, I'm really scared. As of yesterday, I can run 3 minutes without stopping and that is hard. It is like running with another person strapped to my back. I know in my heart that this is what I need to do so I am excited to start this road.

I hope you enjoy the journey with me.


  1. Angie, I am so excited about your blog. I am extremely proud of you. You truly are amazing and inspiring to many of us. I am also excited about your next goal of running the half and full marathon. What a great undertaking. I don't think I could ever do something like that and I can't wait to read all about it. If I am in Ogden on May 15th, I am going to be there to cheer you on. Good luck and keep up the blog! I love it! Love you so much too!

  2. Maddie and I will come cheer you on!!

  3. Yay! I am so glad you have a blog! I can't wait to hear all of your updates. Maybe you will be a little inspiration for me to get my booty in gear and start exercising! You are amazing that you are going to be doing the Ogden Marathon. I am sure you will do great. I can't wait for more posts!

  4. That's so exciting Ang! I know you will do well. I'm so proud of you!

  5. I'm so proud of you! You're my hero! Love, Mom