Last Saturday I tied on my tutu, pulled up my white socks, and laced up my sneakers for my first 5k.  My friend Lissy & I trotted our tushies over 3.1 miles of pavement, winding in and out of stations where we were showered with brightly colored black light powder (aka corn starch).  By the end of the "fun run" we were colored from head to toe.  And we had a blast!  We jogged, we walked, we skipped and made our way across the finish line in under 40 minutes.  We.  Rocked.

What's next?  Our first obstacle 5k on April 5... in the MUD!  I am so stoked for this.  These are the kind of events that I would only have thought about briefly before dismissing in the past.  Now my calendar is full of fun runs and 5Ks over the next 2 months.  Seven to be exact.  I even signed up for one in November that scares the sh.. stuff out of me, but I'm going to do it.  Oh and in January I'll be tackling the PF Chang's mini marathon.  My logic?  It's only 5 mi.  I've got this.  

Needless to say I'm feeling great!  I had my 3 mos post op with my surgeon yesterday.  He is thrilled with my progress - and so am I!  I'm down a total of 47lbs.  I have 53 to go until I reach my goal of 100 total lost.  I've been working out 4-6 times per week, running and/or boxing.  I'm adding hiking into the mix as week so I can prepare for a trip in April to Havasupai Falls in the Grand Canyon with my mom.  Big plans!

Food wise I'm doing well.  I have good days & bad days as far as choices but I'm still very limited on portions.  Sometimes I feel hungry but whether I'm "starving" or not I still eat about the same amount - 1/2 to 1 c of food.  I haven't found any foods that upset my stomach or don't work with my system.  It's been a really nice change since I had so many issues before surgery.

I'm becoming this person that I don't think I knew I could be.  It's to the point know where I feel guilty if I don't work out or get myself moving.  I'm still getting used to this, and some days I look in the mirror & cannot see the changes, but either way I love where this is going.

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